Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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FOROBMA

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

If VOTE08 = OBAMA: Is your choice more a vote FOR Barack Obama or more a vote AGAINST John McCain? (Q6B)
  1) For Obama
  2) Against McCain
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
For Obama 70.4% 70.4%
Against McCain 26.4% 96.8%
Don't know/Refused 3.2% 100%
Total N = 1072

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
For Obama 79.1% 67.3% 69.8% 67.8% 65.3% 70.2%
Against McCain 17.4% 31.3% 28.8% 25.3% 26.7% 26.6%
Don't know/Refused 3.5% 1.3% 1.4% 6.9% 8.0% 3.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1062


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 Obama 75.5% 72.7% 70.2% 70.6% 63.1% 69.7% 70.4%
Against McCain 20.0% 24.2% 26.4% 27.9% 32.5% 26.9% 26.4%
Don't know/Refused 4.5% 3.0% 3.4% 1.5% 4.5% 3.4% 3.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1065


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 Obama 68.4% 67.4% 69.7% 72.7% 76.8% 70.4%
Against McCain 24.6% 29.5% 27.1% 25.8% 20.4% 26.4%
Don't know/Refused 7.0% 3.1% 3.2% 1.5% 2.8% 3.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1065


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 Obama 71.4% 72.8% 62.8% 74.4% 68.9% 75.2% 70.6%
Against McCain 25.9% 22.8% 33.2% 23.9% 28.6% 22.9% 26.5%
Don't know/Refused 2.7% 4.4% 4.1% 1.7% 2.5% 1.9% 2.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
973


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
For Obama 59.0% 64.3% 69.3% 76.4% 69.5%
Against McCain 37.7% 35.7% 28.8% 22.0% 29.0%
Don't know/Refused 3.3% 0.0% 1.8% 1.6% 1.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
532


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
For Obama 72.3% 67.2% 70.9% 70.6% 70.5%
Against McCain 24.8% 27.1% 27.5% 27.0% 26.2%
Don't know/Refused 2.9% 5.7% 1.6% 2.5% 3.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1047


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
For Obama 70.8% 70.2% 70.4%
Against McCain 25.3% 27.3% 26.5%
Don't know/Refused 3.9% 2.5% 3.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1072



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