Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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REPS08

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

If REGICERT = 1: Thinking back to the Republican nomination contest, who did you prefer more -- John McCain or one of the other candidates who ran? (Q10)
  1) John McCain
  2) Preferred another candidate
  3) Neither/None
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
John McCain 34.7% 34.7%
Preferred another candidate 40.3% 75%
Neither/None 18.4% 93.4%
Don't know/Refused 6.6% 100%
Total N = 2414

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
John McCain 43.1% 33.1% 34.8% 31.9% 29.4% 34.7%
Preferred another candidate 35.1% 41.8% 42.0% 42.9% 33.9% 40.3%
Neither/None 14.9% 18.2% 18.0% 19.5% 25.6% 18.5%
Don't know/Refused 6.9% 6.9% 5.2% 5.7% 11.1% 6.5%
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 29.3% 32.6% 36.9% 39.5% 34.1% 35.9% 34.7%
Preferred another candidate 46.4% 43.8% 38.0% 37.6% 40.0% 31.1% 40.3%
Neither/None 18.4% 14.9% 18.9% 17.3% 20.7% 27.2% 18.4%
Don't know/Refused 5.9% 8.6% 6.3% 5.6% 5.2% 5.8% 6.6%
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 27.0% 36.7% 35.8% 35.6% 31.6% 34.6%
Preferred another candidate 40.5% 37.3% 40.1% 43.9% 43.4% 40.4%
Neither/None 22.5% 18.2% 18.1% 15.6% 21.3% 18.5%
Don't know/Refused 9.9% 7.8% 6.0% 5.0% 3.7% 6.5%
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 32.0% 38.8% 32.8% 34.5% 37.9% 37.0% 35.2%
Preferred another candidate 33.5% 39.2% 38.7% 45.0% 43.6% 45.7% 41.1%
Neither/None 24.9% 12.9% 22.1% 15.6% 16.3% 14.2% 18.0%
Don't know/Refused 9.6% 9.1% 6.4% 4.9% 2.3% 3.1% 5.8%
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 35.8% 37.9% 42.3% 28.7% 36.9%
Preferred another candidate 42.2% 44.6% 36.7% 32.2% 39.3%
Neither/None 16.7% 11.6% 16.6% 30.9% 18.0%
Don't know/Refused 5.4% 5.9% 4.4% 8.3% 5.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1186


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
John McCain 32.9% 39.4% 30.5% 37.7% 34.7%
Preferred another candidate 44.7% 34.7% 41.6% 34.1% 40.4%
Neither/None 16.3% 18.3% 21.6% 23.1% 18.5%
Don't know/Refused 6.0% 7.7% 6.3% 5.1% 6.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2345


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
John McCain 36.7% 32.8% 34.7%
Preferred another candidate 45.7% 35.5% 40.3%
Neither/None 13.8% 22.5% 18.4%
Don't know/Refused 3.8% 9.2% 6.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2414



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