Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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CERTVOTE

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

How certain are you that you will vote? Are you absolutely certain, fairly certain, or not certain?
  1) Absolutely certain
  2) Fairly certain
  3) Not certain
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Absolutely certain 83.7% 83.7%
Fairly certain 13.7% 97.4%
Not certain 2% 99.4%
Don't know/Refused .6% 100%
Total N = 1385

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Absolutely certain 68.0% 80.4% 84.2% 87.6% 94.1% 84.1% 83.7%
Fairly certain 29.9% 16.3% 14.4% 8.8% 5.0% 11.7% 13.7%
Not certain 2.1% 2.0% 1.3% 3.6% 0.5% 2.4% 2.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 1.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5% 1.8% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1366


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
Absolutely certain 86.4% 89.3% 82.8% 84.4% 70.6% 86.0% 83.8%
Fairly certain 10.6% 9.5% 16.1% 13.4% 25.3% 9.0% 13.7%
Not certain 1.5% 0.9% 1.1% 1.8% 4.1% 2.7% 1.9%
Don't know/Refused 1.5% 0.3% 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% 2.3% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1372


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school Graduated high school Some college College degree or more education TOTAL
Absolutely certain 71.2% 80.5% 85.2% 91.4% 83.7%
Fairly certain 19.3% 16.7% 13.3% 8.2% 13.7%
Not certain 8.3% 2.0% 1.1% 0.2% 2.0%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 0.8% 0.4% 0.2% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1382


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Absolutely certain 81.8% 85.5% 83.7%
Fairly certain 15.1% 12.4% 13.7%
Not certain 2.6% 1.5% 2.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.6% 0.6% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1385


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Absolutely certain 88.3% 84.8% 77.4% 84.0%
Fairly certain 9.2% 13.2% 18.8% 13.3%
Not certain 1.7% 1.3% 3.8% 2.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 0.7% 0.0% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1316


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Absolutely certain 84.2% 85.3% 78.4% 83.5%
Fairly certain 13.6% 10.3% 17.9% 13.9%
Not certain 1.8% 4.4% 1.6% 2.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.4% 0.0% 2.1% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1367



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