Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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SUPPRT

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

If VOTE08 = MCCAIN or OBAMA: Do you support your presidential candidate strongly or only moderately? (Q5B)
  1) Strongly
  2) Only moderately
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly 53.9% 53.9%
Only moderately 44.9% 98.8%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 100%
Total N = 1961

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Strongly 54.6% 55.5% 50.7% 55.8% 55.2% 53.9%
Only moderately 44.4% 44.5% 47.6% 42.7% 41.8% 44.9%
Don't know/Refused 1.0% 0.0% 1.7% 1.5% 3.0% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1934


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
Strongly 57.8% 55.2% 51.2% 48.8% 50.6% 65.9% 54.1%
Only moderately 41.8% 43.4% 48.2% 50.0% 48.2% 32.3% 44.8%
Don't know/Refused 0.4% 1.4% 0.7% 1.2% 1.2% 1.8% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1950


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
Strongly 57.2% 51.5% 52.1% 54.9% 60.7% 54.1%
Only moderately 41.7% 46.8% 47.2% 44.5% 37.6% 44.7%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 1.7% 0.7% 0.6% 1.7% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1948


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
Strongly 54.2% 52.4% 55.6% 48.4% 54.2% 55.8% 53.5%
Only moderately 42.2% 46.5% 43.4% 50.9% 45.4% 43.9% 45.4%
Don't know/Refused 3.6% 1.1% 1.0% 0.6% 0.4% 0.3% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1774


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
Strongly 61.9% 47.3% 44.4% 61.6% 52.4%
Only moderately 38.1% 50.9% 55.2% 35.4% 46.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 1.8% 0.4% 3.0% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
965


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
Strongly 54.8% 48.1% 57.3% 58.9% 54.1%
Only moderately 44.2% 50.2% 40.9% 41.1% 44.8%
Don't know/Refused 0.9% 1.7% 1.8% 0.0% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1916


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly 54.0% 53.8% 53.9%
Only moderately 44.9% 44.9% 44.9%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 1.3% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1961



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