Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > General Population > National > Pew Research Center > Analysis


CONCFREE

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

Thinking about the two major political parties in this country, which one would you say is most concerned with protecting the freedom of citizens to make personal choices, the Republicans or the Democrats? [Asked only if FORM = 2.]
  1) The Republicans
  2) The Democrats
  3) Neither
  4) Both equally
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
The Republicans 29.9% 29.9%
The Democrats 51.6% 81.5%
Neither 6.7% 88.2%
Both equally 4.3% 92.5%
Don't know/Refused 7.5% 100%
Total N = 1000

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
The Republicans 24.7% 26.8% 30.4% 29.5% 33.0% 33.1% 29.6%
The Democrats 59.9% 52.3% 54.8% 54.9% 50.7% 39.0% 51.9%
Neither 5.8% 5.6% 5.7% 9.7% 4.7% 7.3% 6.6%
Both equally 1.4% 4.5% 3.0% 2.9% 5.4% 9.3% 4.4%
Don't know/Refused 8.2% 10.9% 6.2% 3.1% 6.2% 11.2% 7.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
982


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
The Republicans 36.9% 34.9% 22.1% 30.0% 27.1% 23.7% 30.1%
The Democrats 39.8% 45.9% 60.3% 56.5% 59.8% 52.2% 51.9%
Neither 6.5% 7.6% 3.9% 5.6% 5.3% 10.3% 6.4%
Both equally 3.2% 7.4% 4.6% 1.6% 1.9% 4.9% 4.2%
Don't know/Refused 13.6% 4.3% 9.1% 6.3% 5.9% 8.9% 7.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
988


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate TOTAL
The Republicans 25.9% 35.0% 28.4% 26.0% 29.9%
The Democrats 51.0% 45.7% 54.4% 57.0% 51.5%
Neither 8.2% 5.1% 7.5% 7.6% 6.7%
Both equally 3.5% 5.5% 2.4% 4.8% 4.3%
Don't know/Refused 11.4% 8.7% 7.2% 4.6% 7.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
998


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
The Republicans 36.6% 23.6% 29.9%
The Democrats 47.3% 55.6% 51.6%
Neither 6.1% 7.3% 6.7%
Both equally 3.5% 5.1% 4.3%
Don't know/Refused 6.5% 8.4% 7.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1000


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
The Republicans 25.5% 22.5% 35.0% 28.4% 29.3% 37.2% 30.1%
The Democrats 56.2% 48.1% 54.3% 53.4% 55.5% 48.4% 52.8%
Neither 9.6% 11.8% 1.8% 4.9% 8.3% 5.3% 6.5%
Both equally 2.2% 5.0% 4.7% 4.6% 1.3% 3.6% 3.7%
Don't know/Refused 6.6% 12.6% 4.3% 8.6% 5.7% 5.6% 6.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
870


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
The Republicans 61.5% 6.8% 21.4% 30.6%
The Democrats 23.0% 85.2% 53.4% 53.6%
Neither 3.8% 2.0% 13.4% 6.0%
Both equally 6.6% 1.7% 4.8% 4.4%
Don't know/Refused 5.2% 4.3% 7.0% 5.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
924



Bookmark and Share