Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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DESCARES

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

As I read a list of phrases, tell me if you think each phrase better describes John Kerry or George W. Bush: Cares about people like me. [Asked only if FORM = 1.]
  1) Kerry
  2) Bush
  3) Neither
  4) Both equally
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Kerry 45.8% 45.8%
Bush 36.9% 82.7%
Neither 7% 89.7%
Both equally 3.2% 92.9%
Don't know/Refused 7% 99.9%
Total N = 739

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Kerry 50.8% 44.5% 47.3% 49.8% 41.2% 40.4% 45.8%
Bush 35.0% 39.3% 39.1% 33.0% 39.8% 36.7% 37.1%
Neither 5.1% 8.6% 6.8% 6.7% 7.6% 5.9% 6.8%
Both equally 3.6% 2.1% 3.0% 3.8% 3.8% 3.3% 3.2%
Don't know/Refused 5.6% 5.5% 3.8% 6.7% 7.6% 13.7% 7.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
731


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
Kerry 34.8% 35.3% 51.4% 50.3% 51.7% 63.5% 46.2%
Bush 46.2% 50.0% 33.9% 32.1% 27.8% 20.8% 37.0%
Neither 6.2% 5.5% 6.0% 8.5% 9.4% 7.9% 7.1%
Both equally 4.8% 3.8% 1.6% 3.0% 1.7% 2.8% 3.0%
Don't know/Refused 8.1% 5.5% 7.2% 6.1% 9.4% 5.1% 6.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
733


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school Graduated high school Some college College degree or more education TOTAL
Kerry 47.5% 47.3% 41.5% 47.2% 45.9%
Bush 26.2% 38.3% 41.2% 36.4% 36.9%
Neither 4.1% 5.4% 8.9% 9.1% 7.0%
Both equally 5.9% 2.0% 3.8% 2.8% 3.2%
Don't know/Refused 16.3% 7.0% 4.6% 4.4% 7.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
738


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Kerry 42.6% 48.9% 45.9%
Bush 39.6% 34.2% 36.8%
Neither 8.0% 6.2% 7.1%
Both equally 3.4% 3.0% 3.2%
Don't know/Refused 6.4% 7.6% 7.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
739


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Kerry 12.0% 83.1% 44.2% 46.5%
Bush 70.6% 5.1% 36.3% 37.4%
Neither 6.5% 2.4% 12.3% 6.8%
Both equally 4.9% 1.3% 2.1% 2.8%
Don't know/Refused 6.0% 8.2% 5.1% 6.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
707


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Kerry 37.9% 74.3% 66.9% 46.4%
Bush 44.0% 5.7% 25.9% 37.1%
Neither 7.6% 6.9% 1.6% 6.6%
Both equally 3.2% 1.7% 3.2% 3.0%
Don't know/Refused 7.3% 11.4% 2.4% 7.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
730



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