Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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PVOTE04A

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

In the 2004 presidential election between George W. Bush and John Kerry, did things come up that kept you from voting, or did you happen to vote?
  1) Voted
  2) Did not vote (includes too young to vote)
  8) Don't remember if voted
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Voted 68.4% 68.4%
Did not vote (includes too young to vote) 29.2% 97.6%
Don't remember if voted 1% 98.6%
Refused 1.4% 100%
Total N = 2905

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Voted 37.0% 68.1% 80.5% 83.6% 86.6% 68.8%
Did not vote (includes too young to vote) 61.2% 30.3% 18.0% 14.5% 11.4% 29.5%
Don't remember if voted 0.8% 1.2% 0.6% 1.5% 1.0% 1.0%
Refused 1.0% 0.4% 0.9% 0.4% 1.0% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2851


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
Voted 73.3% 74.3% 68.3% 67.5% 62.3% 59.7% 68.6%
Did not vote (includes too young to vote) 24.4% 24.2% 28.5% 30.6% 35.6% 37.9% 29.2%
Don't remember if voted 1.3% 0.8% 1.3% 0.8% 1.6% 0.7% 1.0%
Refused 1.0% 0.7% 1.9% 1.1% 0.5% 1.7% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2873


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school diploma High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate) Business, technical or vocational school AFTER high school or some college (no four-year degree) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college TOTAL
Voted 44.9% 64.6% 69.7% 86.8% 86.8% 68.8%
Did not vote (includes too young to vote) 52.7% 33.1% 28.9% 12.6% 11.9% 29.4%
Don't remember if voted 1.2% 1.6% 1.0% 0.2% 0.3% 1.0%
Refused 1.2% 0.8% 0.3% 0.4% 1.0% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2869


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20,000 to under $30,000 $30,000 to under $50,000 $50,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Voted 45.2% 66.5% 69.7% 74.2% 88.3% 84.1% 69.4%
Did not vote (includes too young to vote) 53.0% 32.0% 28.6% 24.2% 11.0% 14.7% 29.1%
Don't remember if voted 1.6% 1.5% 1.7% 0.9% 0.0% 0.2% 1.1%
Refused 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.7% 0.6% 0.9% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2554


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
Voted 76.1% 70.2% 70.8% 66.9% 70.7%
Did not vote (includes too young to vote) 23.9% 27.9% 28.0% 29.3% 27.5%
Don't remember if voted 0.0% 0.9% 0.7% 1.4% 0.8%
Refused 0.0% 1.1% 0.5% 2.4% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1411


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
Voted 74.0% 68.1% 62.0% 59.7% 68.6%
Did not vote (includes too young to vote) 24.5% 29.6% 34.7% 37.4% 29.2%
Don't remember if voted 0.6% 1.1% 1.5% 1.0% 1.0%
Refused 0.9% 1.2% 1.7% 1.8% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2821


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Voted 67.1% 69.5% 68.4%
Did not vote (includes too young to vote) 30.0% 28.5% 29.2%
Don't remember if voted 1.1% 1.0% 1.0%
Refused 1.8% 1.0% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2905



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