Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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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 party
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Republican 31.5% 31.5%
Democrat 31.6% 63.1%
Independent 28.3% 91.4%
No preference 5.2% 96.6%
Other party .5% 97.1%
Don't know/Refused 2.9% 100%
Total N = 2000

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Republican 25.3% 31.4% 31.3% 28.7% 33.2% 40.1% 31.7%
Democrat 31.5% 23.8% 31.9% 36.7% 32.1% 34.0% 31.7%
Independent 32.0% 33.7% 31.1% 27.4% 30.2% 16.9% 28.5%
No preference 6.4% 8.1% 3.2% 4.4% 3.1% 5.4% 5.1%
Other party 0.0% 0.4% 0.1% 1.1% 0.5% 0.0% 0.4%
Don't know/Refused 4.8% 2.7% 2.4% 1.8% 0.9% 3.6% 2.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1967


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 43.7% 41.5% 24.7% 30.4% 19.2% 19.5% 31.7%
Democrat 27.3% 29.8% 40.7% 35.4% 28.9% 28.1% 31.8%
Independent 20.2% 23.1% 26.8% 26.4% 42.5% 40.7% 28.5%
No preference 4.9% 3.8% 4.7% 4.1% 7.7% 7.1% 5.1%
Other party 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.5% 0.8% 1.3% 0.4%
Don't know/Refused 4.0% 1.9% 2.9% 3.2% 0.9% 3.4% 2.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1978


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate TOTAL
Republican 19.7% 33.6% 31.0% 34.8% 31.6%
Democrat 32.9% 32.6% 31.5% 29.9% 31.6%
Independent 29.3% 25.9% 29.1% 30.3% 28.3%
No preference 10.7% 5.5% 5.3% 2.2% 5.2%
Other party 0.0% 0.2% 0.5% 0.9% 0.5%
Don't know/Refused 7.3% 2.2% 2.6% 1.9% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Republican 35.6% 27.8% 31.5%
Democrat 26.3% 36.5% 31.6%
Independent 30.6% 26.2% 28.3%
No preference 5.0% 5.3% 5.2%
Other party 0.6% 0.3% 0.5%
Don't know/Refused 1.8% 3.9% 2.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2000


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 20 to under $30,000 30 to under $50,000 50 to under $75,000 75 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Republican 21.7% 27.5% 34.1% 31.5% 36.2% 40.7% 31.7%
Democrat 41.1% 34.0% 32.1% 29.0% 30.2% 25.7% 32.3%
Independent 27.2% 29.6% 26.2% 35.3% 28.2% 28.6% 29.0%
No preference 5.0% 7.7% 4.3% 2.2% 4.3% 3.8% 4.4%
Other party 0.4% 0.0% 0.3% 0.5% 0.2% 0.7% 0.4%
Don't know/Refused 4.5% 1.2% 3.0% 1.5% 0.9% 0.5% 2.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1711


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Republican 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 34.5%
Democrat 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 34.5%
Independent 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 31.0%
No preference 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Other party 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%
1850



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