Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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RNDMVOTE

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

Candidates' name read first on VOTE08 and LEAN08 (Q5CHO)
  1) John McCain's name read first
  2) Barack Obama's name read first

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
John McCain's name read first 49.8% 49.8%
Barack Obama's name read first 50.2% 100%
Total N = 2414

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
John McCain's name read first 53.0% 51.1% 50.0% 46.8% 47.0% 49.9%
Barack Obama's name read first 47.0% 48.9% 50.0% 53.2% 53.0% 50.1%
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
John McCain's name read first 46.7% 51.8% 46.4% 50.5% 51.0% 51.5% 49.8%
Barack Obama's name read first 53.3% 48.2% 53.6% 49.5% 49.0% 48.5% 50.2%
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
John McCain's name read first 47.1% 51.6% 47.3% 50.9% 50.9% 49.9%
Barack Obama's name read first 52.9% 48.4% 52.7% 49.1% 49.1% 50.1%
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
John McCain's name read first 50.6% 51.3% 48.3% 49.7% 51.3% 50.9% 50.2%
Barack Obama's name read first 49.4% 48.7% 51.7% 50.3% 48.7% 49.1% 49.8%
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
John McCain's name read first 50.7% 52.1% 51.1% 50.0% 51.1%
Barack Obama's name read first 49.3% 47.9% 48.9% 50.0% 48.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1186


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
John McCain's name read first 49.6% 49.4% 54.4% 48.5% 50.1%
Barack Obama's name read first 50.4% 50.6% 45.6% 51.5% 49.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2345


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
John McCain's name read first 49.8% 49.9% 49.8%
Barack Obama's name read first 50.2% 50.1% 50.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2414



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