Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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(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: Changes his mind too much. [Asked only if FORM = 1.]
  1) Kerry
  2) Bush
  3) Neither
  4) Both equally
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Kerry 44.4% 44.4%
Bush 29.8% 74.2%
Neither 6% 80.2%
Both equally 4.5% 84.7%
Don't know/Refused 15.3% 100%
Total N = 739

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Kerry 37.4% 46.4% 39.9% 49.2% 52.8% 42.1% 44.6%
Bush 49.2% 32.5% 28.4% 26.3% 23.1% 24.4% 29.9%
Neither 3.6% 3.5% 8.9% 8.6% 7.1% 3.3% 6.0%
Both equally 2.1% 2.4% 5.3% 3.2% 4.7% 8.5% 4.4%
Don't know/Refused 7.7% 15.2% 17.5% 12.7% 12.3% 21.8% 15.0%
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 54.5% 49.2% 34.9% 49.4% 39.6% 33.9% 44.6%
Bush 25.1% 27.3% 39.7% 26.2% 29.8% 33.3% 29.7%
Neither 1.4% 5.5% 7.9% 6.1% 5.1% 12.2% 6.1%
Both equally 0.9% 4.5% 4.0% 4.6% 6.8% 5.0% 4.4%
Don't know/Refused 18.0% 13.5% 13.5% 13.7% 18.7% 15.6% 15.1%
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 31.7% 42.2% 49.5% 49.4% 44.4%
Bush 44.3% 30.7% 28.6% 22.1% 29.8%
Neither 2.3% 5.9% 3.3% 11.0% 6.1%
Both equally 7.7% 4.5% 1.8% 5.1% 4.5%
Don't know/Refused 14.0% 16.8% 16.8% 12.4% 15.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
738


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Kerry 53.8% 35.6% 44.3%
Bush 23.0% 36.2% 29.9%
Neither 5.0% 7.1% 6.0%
Both equally 5.3% 3.5% 4.4%
Don't know/Refused 12.8% 17.6% 15.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
739


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Kerry 66.5% 20.8% 46.0% 44.4%
Bush 9.6% 52.3% 29.2% 30.4%
Neither 6.2% 6.6% 5.5% 6.1%
Both equally 2.0% 5.6% 5.3% 4.3%
Don't know/Refused 15.6% 14.8% 14.0% 14.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
707


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Kerry 49.5% 19.4% 37.8% 44.5%
Bush 23.1% 52.6% 44.6% 29.6%
Neither 7.7% 3.4% 0.8% 6.2%
Both equally 4.4% 6.3% 3.2% 4.4%
Don't know/Refused 15.3% 18.3% 13.5% 15.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
730



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