Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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LEAN08

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

If VOTE08 = 3 or 9: As of today, do you LEAN more to [McCain, the Republican, or Obama, the Democrat]? (See RNDMVOTE for order of candidates' names as read.) (Q5A)
  1) John McCain, the Republican
  2) Barack Obama, the Democrat
  3) Other candidate
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
John McCain, the Republican 25.5% 25.5%
Barack Obama, the Democrat 19.8% 45.3%
Other candidate 10.7% 56%
Don't know/Refused 44% 100%
Total N = 453

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
John McCain, the Republican 20.4% 34.0% 22.8% 24.4% 21.7% 25.5%
Barack Obama, the Democrat 24.1% 15.1% 16.3% 24.4% 23.9% 19.5%
Other candidate 7.4% 10.4% 17.9% 8.5% 2.2% 10.9%
Don't know/Refused 48.1% 40.6% 43.1% 42.7% 52.2% 44.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
439


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, the Republican 27.7% 27.2% 18.8% 30.7% 27.6% 15.8% 25.7%
Barack Obama, the Democrat 23.4% 24.6% 15.6% 15.9% 19.0% 18.4% 19.8%
Other candidate 4.3% 9.6% 12.5% 9.1% 17.2% 15.8% 11.0%
Don't know/Refused 44.7% 38.6% 53.1% 44.3% 36.2% 50.0% 43.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
438


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, the Republican 27.0% 21.6% 25.8% 25.6% 37.5% 25.4%
Barack Obama, the Democrat 13.5% 19.8% 23.7% 20.5% 15.0% 19.8%
Other candidate 8.1% 13.0% 8.2% 12.8% 7.5% 10.9%
Don't know/Refused 51.4% 45.7% 42.3% 41.0% 40.0% 44.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
441


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, the Republican 15.3% 22.2% 25.0% 35.8% 33.3% 36.1% 27.2%
Barack Obama, the Democrat 15.3% 20.0% 26.0% 24.5% 20.8% 16.4% 21.0%
Other candidate 5.1% 8.9% 18.8% 11.3% 0.0% 13.1% 11.5%
Don't know/Refused 64.4% 48.9% 30.2% 28.3% 45.8% 34.4% 40.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
354


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
John McCain, the Republican 26.5% 25.7% 32.4% 12.5% 26.0%
Barack Obama, the Democrat 11.8% 17.1% 22.1% 31.3% 20.1%
Other candidate 8.8% 14.3% 8.8% 12.5% 11.3%
Don't know/Refused 52.9% 42.9% 36.8% 43.8% 42.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
221


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
John McCain, the Republican 27.1% 26.2% 26.4% 15.3% 25.0%
Barack Obama, the Democrat 19.3% 18.7% 24.5% 22.0% 20.3%
Other candidate 10.5% 11.2% 7.5% 15.3% 11.0%
Don't know/Refused 43.1% 43.9% 41.5% 47.5% 43.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
429


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
John McCain, the Republican 31.3% 20.5% 25.5%
Barack Obama, the Democrat 15.4% 23.7% 19.8%
Other candidate 10.3% 11.2% 10.7%
Don't know/Refused 43.1% 44.6% 43.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
453



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