Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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PARTY

(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
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Republican 31.4% 31.4%
Democrat 35% 66.4%
Independent 27.2% 93.6%
No preference 3.5% 97.1%
Other .1% 97.2%
Don't know/Refused 2.8% 100%
Total N = 1512

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Republican 23.0% 33.4% 30.3% 31.6% 34.0% 34.5% 31.4%
Democrat 31.1% 32.8% 33.6% 35.0% 37.4% 39.6% 34.9%
Independent 37.3% 30.9% 30.4% 26.4% 20.7% 18.6% 27.3%
No preference 3.2% 2.1% 2.8% 5.3% 4.4% 3.3% 3.5%
Other 0.0% 0.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5% 0.0% 0.2%
Don't know/Refused 5.4% 0.3% 2.9% 1.7% 3.0% 4.0% 2.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1492


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 43.4% 40.3% 29.6% 29.4% 21.3% 15.9% 31.3%
Democrat 28.2% 33.8% 36.8% 35.7% 37.8% 39.8% 35.1%
Independent 21.7% 21.2% 27.1% 28.3% 33.9% 36.3% 27.2%
No preference 4.3% 2.8% 4.3% 3.1% 4.1% 3.7% 3.6%
Other 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.8% 0.2%
Don't know/Refused 2.5% 1.9% 1.8% 3.4% 2.9% 3.4% 2.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1495


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school Graduated high school Some college College degree or more education TOTAL
Republican 15.3% 33.1% 33.9% 34.5% 31.3%
Democrat 47.5% 34.6% 29.8% 34.0% 35.0%
Independent 26.7% 25.8% 30.2% 26.9% 27.3%
No preference 5.3% 4.0% 3.6% 1.9% 3.5%
Other 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5% 0.1%
Don't know/Refused 5.3% 2.5% 2.5% 2.2% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1508


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Republican 34.0% 29.0% 31.4%
Democrat 28.3% 41.1% 34.9%
Independent 31.3% 23.4% 27.2%
No preference 3.1% 4.0% 3.5%
Other 0.2% 0.1% 0.1%
Don't know/Refused 3.2% 2.4% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1512


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Republican 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 33.6%
Democrat 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 37.4%
Independent 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 29.1%
No preference 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Other 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1418


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Republican 38.3% 3.9% 19.1% 31.6%
Democrat 27.7% 69.7% 45.9% 35.0%
Independent 27.8% 18.0% 29.4% 27.0%
No preference 3.5% 4.8% 2.7% 3.5%
Other 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.1%
Don't know/Refused 2.7% 3.7% 2.5% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1494



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