Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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DEMS08

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

If REGICERT = 1: Thinking back to the Democratic nomination contest, who did you prefer more -- Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton? (Q9)
  1) Barack Obama
  2) Hillary Clinton
  3) Other
  4) Neither/None
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Barack Obama 39.8% 39.8%
Hillary Clinton 38.8% 78.6%
Other 1.6% 80.2%
Neither/None 15.8% 96%
Don't know/Refused 4% 100%
Total N = 2414

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Barack Obama 50.3% 43.8% 36.9% 35.8% 27.1% 39.9%
Hillary Clinton 31.6% 40.3% 39.7% 40.3% 40.9% 38.8%
Other 1.4% 0.8% 2.6% 1.7% 1.1% 1.6%
Neither/None 13.8% 11.1% 16.6% 18.4% 24.9% 15.7%
Don't know/Refused 2.9% 3.9% 4.2% 3.8% 6.1% 4.0%
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
Barack Obama 39.8% 35.9% 46.2% 41.2% 36.7% 43.0% 39.9%
Hillary Clinton 28.6% 41.1% 35.0% 46.1% 43.6% 32.9% 38.9%
Other 1.0% 2.1% 1.4% 0.5% 3.3% 1.4% 1.6%
Neither/None 26.6% 15.9% 13.4% 8.8% 14.1% 18.4% 15.6%
Don't know/Refused 3.9% 5.0% 4.1% 3.4% 2.3% 4.3% 4.0%
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
Barack Obama 37.2% 36.8% 39.8% 41.6% 47.3% 39.8%
Hillary Clinton 40.4% 43.2% 36.5% 35.7% 36.3% 38.9%
Other 3.6% 1.2% 0.7% 2.6% 0.7% 1.5%
Neither/None 15.7% 13.4% 19.0% 17.5% 12.5% 15.7%
Don't know/Refused 3.1% 5.4% 4.0% 2.6% 3.3% 4.0%
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
Barack Obama 38.1% 38.8% 36.9% 39.9% 46.6% 43.6% 40.5%
Hillary Clinton 44.4% 37.1% 42.5% 37.8% 35.6% 34.0% 38.8%
Other 0.0% 3.9% 1.2% 2.1% 0.8% 1.5% 1.5%
Neither/None 13.8% 16.8% 15.0% 16.4% 15.5% 17.3% 15.8%
Don't know/Refused 3.6% 3.4% 4.4% 3.8% 1.5% 3.6% 3.5%
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
Barack Obama 34.5% 36.3% 40.8% 48.3% 39.7%
Hillary Clinton 36.0% 37.1% 39.5% 43.5% 38.9%
Other 1.0% 1.1% 2.8% 0.9% 1.5%
Neither/None 22.7% 21.8% 13.8% 3.0% 15.7%
Don't know/Refused 5.9% 3.7% 3.1% 4.3% 4.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1186


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
Barack Obama 37.4% 35.2% 52.3% 42.9% 39.8%
Hillary Clinton 39.5% 45.3% 31.2% 35.9% 39.2%
Other 1.2% 2.6% 0.9% 2.6% 1.7%
Neither/None 18.1% 12.6% 13.2% 15.0% 15.6%
Don't know/Refused 3.9% 4.3% 2.4% 3.7% 3.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2345


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Barack Obama 42.6% 37.2% 39.8%
Hillary Clinton 33.8% 43.4% 38.8%
Other 1.8% 1.4% 1.6%
Neither/None 18.6% 13.3% 15.8%
Don't know/Refused 3.2% 4.8% 4.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2414



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