Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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

Now I'm going to mention certain groups and organizations. Please tell me whether you would like to see them have MORE influence in government and political matters than they have now, or LESS influence than they have now. -- The Protestants
  1) More
  2) Less
  3) About right
  4) Don't know

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
More 32.8% 32.8%
Less 43.8% 76.6%
About right 6.9% 83.5%
Don't know 16.5% 100.0%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
More 37.6% 30.1% 33.1% 32.9%
Less 44.8% 45.9% 40.6% 43.8%
About right 4.0% 7.5% 7.9% 6.8%
Don't know 13.7% 16.5% 18.3% 16.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
More 27.2% 37.9% 32.8%
Less 51.5% 36.8% 43.8%
About right 7.8% 6.0% 6.9%
Don't know 13.5% 19.3% 16.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent or other party No preference TOTAL
More 39.4% 32.4% 28.8% 25.3% 33.1%
Less 39.8% 44.9% 47.9% 28.6% 44.1%
About right 7.1% 6.6% 6.9% 11.0% 7.0%
Don't know 13.6% 16.0% 16.4% 35.2% 15.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
More 33.0% 33.9% 35.7% 26.7% 32.8%
Less 43.0% 43.2% 41.7% 48.5% 43.8%
About right 8.9% 6.0% 5.7% 7.7% 6.9%
Don't know 15.1% 16.8% 16.9% 17.0% 16.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Christian Jewish Muslim Other non-Christian No preference Agnostic or Atheist TOTAL
More 36.1% 2.1% 19.0% 25.4% 16.4% 0.0% 33.1%
Less 40.5% 53.2% 61.9% 48.2% 64.1% 92.9% 43.8%
About right 6.7% 36.2% 0.0% 5.3% 4.6% 7.1% 6.7%
Don't know 16.7% 8.5% 19.0% 21.1% 15.0% 0.0% 16.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1960



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