Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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OFTVOTE

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

If YES to REGIST: How often would you say you vote?
  1) Always
  2) Nearly always
  3) Part of the time
  4) Seldom
  5) Never vote
  6) Other response
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Always 54.9% 54.9%
Nearly always 28.6% 83.5%
Part of the time 9.4% 92.9%
Seldom 3.8% 96.7%
Never vote 2.1% 98.8%
Other response 1.2% 100%
Don't know/Refused .1% 100.1%
Total N = 2414

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Always 32.0% 48.2% 60.1% 67.9% 69.2% 54.7%
Nearly always 27.7% 31.7% 29.6% 24.8% 25.8% 28.6%
Part of the time 15.0% 12.6% 7.7% 5.2% 3.8% 9.4%
Seldom 10.1% 4.9% 1.8% 1.7% 1.1% 3.9%
Never vote 10.1% 1.3% 0.2% 0.2% 0.0% 2.0%
Other response 4.6% 1.2% 0.5% 0.2% 0.0% 1.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.6% 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2373


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
Always 64.4% 61.8% 49.6% 48.3% 51.3% 47.1% 54.8%
Nearly always 25.1% 24.0% 32.7% 35.1% 26.0% 31.1% 28.6%
Part of the time 6.3% 7.5% 10.1% 9.3% 14.5% 11.2% 9.4%
Seldom 2.3% 3.4% 3.3% 3.7% 6.3% 5.3% 3.9%
Never vote 0.0% 1.8% 2.2% 3.2% 1.0% 4.9% 2.0%
Other response 2.0% 1.6% 1.6% 0.5% 0.7% 0.5% 1.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.5% 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2388


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
Always 50.9% 55.3% 51.5% 57.3% 59.8% 54.8%
Nearly always 28.4% 26.3% 29.7% 30.9% 30.6% 28.8%
Part of the time 9.5% 10.8% 8.8% 8.3% 7.7% 9.3%
Seldom 5.9% 4.6% 4.7% 2.1% 0.7% 3.8%
Never vote 1.4% 2.6% 3.3% 0.7% 0.7% 2.0%
Other response 4.1% 0.4% 1.8% 0.7% 0.0% 1.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.1% 0.2% 0.0% 0.4% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2389


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
Always 40.7% 58.4% 53.1% 54.6% 58.1% 59.5% 53.8%
Nearly always 28.1% 26.8% 28.3% 30.9% 32.8% 28.4% 29.2%
Part of the time 15.6% 6.9% 11.5% 8.3% 4.9% 8.8% 9.7%
Seldom 7.5% 4.3% 4.2% 3.8% 2.6% 1.8% 4.0%
Never vote 5.7% 1.7% 1.5% 1.9% 0.4% 1.0% 2.1%
Other response 2.1% 1.3% 1.5% 0.3% 1.1% 0.5% 1.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.3% 0.4% 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2128


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
Always 66.7% 50.6% 50.8% 53.3% 54.2%
Nearly always 24.0% 34.1% 31.3% 25.8% 29.7%
Part of the time 6.4% 10.2% 13.8% 7.9% 10.1%
Seldom 2.0% 2.6% 1.9% 8.3% 3.4%
Never vote 1.0% 1.1% 1.9% 3.9% 1.9%
Other response 0.0% 1.4% 0.3% 0.4% 0.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1186


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
Always 57.4% 59.9% 47.4% 42.9% 54.7%
Nearly always 27.8% 27.9% 28.2% 34.4% 28.7%
Part of the time 9.3% 7.1% 11.1% 11.7% 9.4%
Seldom 3.1% 2.4% 7.2% 5.5% 3.9%
Never vote 1.4% 1.7% 3.0% 3.7% 2.0%
Other response 1.0% 0.7% 2.7% 1.5% 1.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.2% 0.3% 0.4% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2345


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Always 55.5% 54.3% 54.9%
Nearly always 27.1% 29.8% 28.6%
Part of the time 9.9% 8.9% 9.4%
Seldom 4.0% 3.7% 3.9%
Never vote 2.2% 2.0% 2.1%
Other response 1.2% 1.1% 1.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2414



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