Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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POLAFFL1

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent?
  1) Republican
  2) Democrat
  3) Independent
  4) No preference
  5) Other party
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Republican 29.4% 29.4%
Democrat 36.1% 65.5%
Independent 26.8% 92.3%
No preference 4.5% 96.8%
Other party .3% 97.1%
Don't know/Refused 2.8% 99.9%
Total N = 2041

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Republican 30.3% 28.5% 29.4%
Democrat 30.7% 41.0% 36.1%
Independent 31.6% 22.5% 26.8%
No preference 4.4% 4.7% 4.5%
Other party 0.5% 0.1% 0.3%
Don't know/Refused 2.4% 3.3% 2.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2041


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Republican 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 29.5%
Democrat 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 36.2%
Independent 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 26.9%
No preference 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 61.4% 4.5%
Other party 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 38.6% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2036


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20,000 to under $40,000 $40,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Republican 21.8% 27.8% 32.1% 38.1% 42.1% 30.0%
Democrat 44.2% 34.5% 35.2% 32.7% 23.0% 35.5%
Independent 27.8% 29.6% 27.2% 24.5% 30.7% 28.2%
No preference 3.7% 5.6% 4.5% 3.4% 2.1% 4.4%
Other party 0.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.3% 0.3%
Don't know/Refused 1.6% 2.5% 0.9% 1.4% 0.8% 1.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1697


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Business, Technical, or vocational school after high school Some college, no four-year degree College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) Postgraduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., towards a master's degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) TOTAL
Republican 21.9% 27.4% 28.4% 34.2% 32.6% 32.3% 29.5%
Democrat 44.3% 39.0% 24.0% 31.3% 32.1% 37.8% 36.1%
Independent 28.9% 23.7% 29.8% 27.5% 30.2% 26.7% 26.9%
No preference 1.9% 6.9% 7.7% 4.6% 3.1% 1.4% 4.5%
Other party 0.7% 0.3% 1.4% 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% 0.3%
Don't know/Refused 2.2% 2.7% 8.7% 2.5% 1.7% 1.8% 2.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2030


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Republican 34.9% 22.5% 24.6% 24.2% 29.5%
Democrat 32.5% 38.8% 45.9% 39.5% 36.3%
Independent 24.6% 31.1% 20.7% 31.3% 27.0%
No preference 5.3% 5.5% 3.6% 2.6% 4.6%
Other party 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Don't know/Refused 2.4% 2.1% 5.0% 2.1% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2031


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-40 41-50 51-64 65+ TOTAL
Republican 28.6% 24.4% 32.1% 34.0% 29.6% 29.6%
Democrat 31.0% 37.5% 32.9% 40.2% 41.6% 36.2%
Independent 34.6% 28.4% 27.1% 19.8% 22.0% 27.0%
No preference 3.6% 6.8% 5.4% 3.4% 3.3% 4.6%
Other party 0.4% 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% 1.1% 0.3%
Don't know/Refused 1.8% 2.8% 2.2% 2.6% 2.4% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2009


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Republican 40.4% 34.4% 27.3% 26.6% 21.9% 15.3% 29.7%
Democrat 29.6% 42.2% 36.4% 35.6% 30.9% 40.2% 36.1%
Independent 19.8% 17.2% 29.3% 32.3% 38.5% 37.3% 26.9%
No preference 7.1% 3.4% 4.0% 3.9% 4.7% 4.6% 4.5%
Other party 0.7% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.9% 0.0% 0.3%
Don't know/Refused 2.4% 2.5% 3.0% 1.6% 3.1% 2.6% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2023



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