Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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OFTVOTE

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

How often would you say you vote: always, near always, part of the time, or seldom?
  1) Always
  2) Nearly always
  3) Part of the time
  4) Seldom
  5) Never vote
  6) Other
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Always 44.4% 44.4%
Nearly always 23.2% 67.6%
Part of the time 11.1% 78.7%
Seldom 11.9% 90.6%
Never vote 7.6% 98.2%
Other .7% 98.9%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 100%
Total N = 1512

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Always 23.8% 24.7% 39.8% 50.5% 59.7% 66.0% 44.2%
Nearly always 7.6% 29.6% 27.7% 25.1% 22.6% 20.7% 23.2%
Part of the time 8.8% 18.9% 15.6% 11.1% 7.9% 2.5% 11.3%
Seldom 29.0% 19.2% 9.9% 8.9% 5.8% 2.4% 11.9%
Never vote 26.5% 7.2% 5.2% 3.1% 3.7% 5.5% 7.6%
Other 2.5% 0.3% 0.7% 0.5% 0.2% 0.0% 0.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.7% 0.0% 1.0% 0.9% 0.0% 2.9% 1.1%
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
Always 50.2% 56.7% 42.0% 39.2% 33.1% 38.7% 44.5%
Nearly always 25.3% 24.2% 26.0% 25.3% 23.5% 12.8% 23.4%
Part of the time 11.4% 5.6% 12.7% 15.1% 14.3% 10.7% 11.2%
Seldom 6.3% 7.5% 11.5% 11.7% 19.0% 19.5% 11.9%
Never vote 6.7% 4.7% 6.4% 6.4% 8.2% 15.2% 7.3%
Other 0.0% 0.4% 0.4% 1.5% 0.6% 1.3% 0.7%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 1.0% 1.0% 0.7% 1.4% 1.9% 1.0%
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
Always 29.7% 41.6% 48.5% 51.9% 44.4%
Nearly always 12.1% 23.0% 23.5% 28.7% 23.2%
Part of the time 10.3% 13.0% 11.2% 8.9% 11.1%
Seldom 23.3% 13.9% 8.4% 6.5% 11.9%
Never vote 18.5% 7.7% 6.7% 3.0% 7.6%
Other 0.0% 0.6% 1.5% 0.5% 0.7%
Don't know/Refused 6.2% 0.2% 0.3% 0.6% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1508


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Always 43.0% 45.7% 44.4%
Nearly always 23.0% 23.4% 23.2%
Part of the time 11.4% 10.9% 11.1%
Seldom 13.4% 10.6% 11.9%
Never vote 8.1% 7.1% 7.6%
Other 0.2% 1.1% 0.7%
Don't know/Refused 0.9% 1.2% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1512


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Always 50.2% 46.6% 37.1% 45.1%
Nearly always 27.9% 23.4% 21.0% 24.2%
Part of the time 8.9% 11.7% 12.8% 11.1%
Seldom 7.5% 10.8% 18.1% 11.8%
Never vote 4.3% 5.7% 9.6% 6.3%
Other 0.5% 0.4% 1.2% 0.7%
Don't know/Refused 0.7% 1.5% 0.2% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1418


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Always 46.1% 45.8% 33.7% 44.1%
Nearly always 25.1% 15.9% 18.9% 23.2%
Part of the time 10.9% 10.9% 13.2% 11.3%
Seldom 10.3% 16.2% 16.7% 11.9%
Never vote 6.3% 7.8% 13.8% 7.7%
Other 0.2% 0.8% 2.7% 0.7%
Don't know/Refused 0.9% 2.5% 1.0% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1494



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