Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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POLAFFL2

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

ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 3 'INDEPENDENT,' 4 'NO PREFERENCE,' 5 'OTHER PARTY,' OR 9 'Don't know/REFUSED' FOR POLAFFL1. As of today, do you lean more to the Republican Party or the Democratic Party?
  1) Republican
  2) Democrat
  3) Neither
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Republican 28% 28%
Democrat 32.7% 60.7%
Neither 30.3% 91%
Don't know/Refused 9% 100%
Total N = 676

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Republican 29.3% 26.6% 28.0%
Democrat 33.4% 32.0% 32.7%
Neither 31.0% 29.5% 30.3%
Don't know/Refused 6.3% 11.9% 8.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
676


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Republican 0.0% 0.0% 30.7% 19.1% 28.2%
Democrat 0.0% 0.0% 37.7% 15.9% 33.0%
Neither 0.0% 0.0% 28.3% 34.8% 29.7%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 3.3% 30.1% 9.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
671


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 20.1% 28.0% 32.1% 22.1% 37.6% 28.1%
Democrat 39.9% 33.1% 33.2% 38.4% 34.6% 35.0%
Neither 31.9% 31.8% 31.0% 32.6% 24.8% 30.9%
Don't know/Refused 8.1% 7.1% 3.7% 7.0% 3.0% 5.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
555


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 29.3% 26.2% 28.0% 30.5% 31.3% 23.1% 28.3%
Democrat 35.3% 24.3% 28.0% 35.7% 37.8% 47.7% 32.8%
Neither 29.3% 39.6% 25.0% 26.1% 26.8% 21.5% 30.5%
Don't know/Refused 6.0% 9.9% 19.0% 7.8% 4.1% 7.7% 8.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
669


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Republican 30.5% 22.3% 38.7% 26.2% 28.4%
Democrat 29.3% 28.4% 34.0% 44.5% 33.2%
Neither 33.6% 36.8% 12.3% 23.7% 30.3%
Don't know/Refused 6.6% 12.6% 15.1% 5.6% 8.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
667


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-40 41-50 51-64 65+ TOTAL
Republican 30.2% 25.5% 26.0% 29.0% 32.7% 28.4%
Democrat 36.5% 29.7% 40.1% 26.7% 30.4% 33.4%
Neither 27.5% 35.0% 27.9% 37.3% 27.6% 30.8%
Don't know/Refused 5.8% 9.8% 6.0% 6.9% 9.2% 7.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
658


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 29.9% 34.8% 32.2% 27.9% 16.6% 29.4% 28.1%
Democrat 24.5% 29.3% 29.1% 38.9% 39.5% 35.9% 33.0%
Neither 35.3% 25.4% 28.7% 27.6% 38.2% 28.8% 30.8%
Don't know/Refused 10.4% 10.5% 10.0% 5.6% 5.6% 5.9% 8.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
664



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