Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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FORMCAIN

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

If VOTE08 = MCCAIN: Would you say that your choice more a vote FOR John McCain or more a vote AGAINST Barack Obama? (Q6A)
  1) For McCain
  2) Against Obama
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
For McCain 58.1% 58.1%
Against Obama 36% 94.1%
Don't know/Refused 5.9% 100%
Total N = 1097

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
For McCain 49.6% 57.2% 55.4% 64.2% 68.8% 58.1%
Against Obama 47.9% 37.0% 38.1% 29.4% 22.5% 35.9%
Don't know/Refused 2.6% 5.8% 6.5% 6.4% 8.8% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1073


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
For McCain 47.6% 59.7% 64.2% 54.3% 64.4% 63.5% 58.2%
Against Obama 44.1% 35.9% 31.8% 36.4% 28.8% 33.3% 35.8%
Don't know/Refused 8.2% 4.4% 4.1% 9.3% 6.8% 3.2% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1088


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
For McCain 47.7% 61.7% 53.0% 60.9% 64.0% 58.3%
Against Obama 44.2% 33.7% 40.9% 33.2% 27.9% 35.7%
Don't know/Refused 8.1% 4.6% 6.1% 6.0% 8.1% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1085


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
For McCain 50.5% 54.3% 57.9% 48.6% 69.9% 62.9% 57.7%
Against Obama 38.5% 39.1% 36.0% 46.3% 24.8% 33.2% 36.3%
Don't know/Refused 11.0% 6.5% 6.1% 5.1% 5.3% 4.0% 5.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
975


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
For McCain 58.2% 59.7% 58.1% 33.3% 57.2%
Against Obama 37.7% 35.8% 32.3% 56.7% 36.7%
Don't know/Refused 4.1% 4.5% 9.7% 10.0% 6.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
538


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
For McCain 58.3% 62.2% 49.6% 60.8% 58.3%
Against Obama 37.0% 30.2% 43.2% 33.8% 36.0%
Don't know/Refused 4.7% 7.6% 7.2% 5.4% 5.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1067


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
For McCain 62.2% 53.2% 58.0%
Against Obama 32.0% 40.6% 36.0%
Don't know/Refused 5.8% 6.2% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1097



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