Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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HORSE

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

Horserace [VOTE08 and LEAN08 responses combined] (See Note 4: HORSE Codes on the ARDA Summary Page for explanation of coding) (Q5HORSE)
  1) John McCain/Lean McCain
  2) Barack Obama/Lean Obama
  3) Other candidate
  9) Don't know/Refused to lean

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
John McCain/Lean McCain 43.3% 43.3%
Barack Obama/Lean Obama 46.3% 89.6%
Other candidate 2% 91.6%
Don't know/Refused to lean 8.3% 99.9%
Total N = 2414

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
John McCain/Lean McCain 33.7% 41.0% 46.2% 48.6% 44.4% 43.2%
Barack Obama/Lean Obama 57.6% 49.8% 42.4% 41.4% 41.7% 46.6%
Other candidate 1.2% 1.9% 3.3% 1.7% 0.6% 2.0%
Don't know/Refused to lean 7.5% 7.3% 8.0% 8.3% 13.3% 8.2%
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/Lean McCain 55.9% 48.4% 40.2% 39.5% 38.5% 30.4% 43.4%
Barack Obama/Lean Obama 36.5% 42.7% 48.4% 49.0% 51.3% 57.5% 46.5%
Other candidate 0.7% 1.8% 2.2% 2.0% 3.3% 2.9% 2.0%
Don't know/Refused to lean 6.9% 7.1% 9.3% 9.5% 6.9% 9.2% 8.1%
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
John McCain/Lean McCain 39.0% 44.0% 45.2% 43.4% 40.7% 43.3%
Barack Obama/Lean Obama 51.1% 43.2% 45.9% 46.7% 52.4% 46.5%
Other candidate 1.3% 2.8% 1.5% 2.4% 1.1% 2.0%
Don't know/Refused to lean 8.5% 10.0% 7.5% 7.5% 5.9% 8.2%
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/Lean McCain 32.7% 39.4% 40.4% 47.0% 50.6% 51.9% 43.8%
Barack Obama/Lean Obama 55.0% 49.4% 48.0% 47.3% 45.2% 40.6% 47.4%
Other candidate 0.9% 1.7% 4.4% 1.6% 0.0% 2.1% 2.0%
Don't know/Refused to lean 11.4% 9.5% 7.1% 4.0% 4.2% 5.4% 6.8%
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/Lean McCain 59.6% 56.9% 38.9% 13.0% 43.1%
Barack Obama/Lean Obama 30.0% 31.7% 51.4% 79.1% 47.0%
Other candidate 1.5% 2.8% 1.9% 1.7% 2.1%
Don't know/Refused to lean 8.9% 8.5% 7.8% 6.1% 7.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1186


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
John McCain/Lean McCain 50.0% 42.5% 37.7% 27.1% 43.4%
Barack Obama/Lean Obama 40.5% 46.4% 54.5% 59.3% 46.5%
Other candidate 1.8% 2.3% 1.2% 3.3% 2.0%
Don't know/Refused to lean 7.6% 8.8% 6.6% 10.3% 8.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2345


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
John McCain/Lean McCain 48.8% 38.5% 43.4%
Barack Obama/Lean Obama 41.3% 50.9% 46.4%
Other candidate 1.9% 2.1% 2.0%
Don't know/Refused to lean 8.0% 8.5% 8.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2414



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