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 Jews
  1) More
  2) Less
  3) About right
  4) Don't know

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
More 26.8% 26.8%
Less 49.1% 75.9%
About right 7.8% 83.7%
Don't know 16.4% 100.1%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
More 35.1% 27.0% 21.1% 26.9%
Less 47.9% 50.1% 48.5% 49.0%
About right 5.9% 7.5% 9.4% 7.8%
Don't know 11.1% 15.5% 21.0% 16.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
More 23.2% 30.0% 26.8%
Less 56.7% 42.3% 49.1%
About right 8.2% 7.4% 7.8%
Don't know 12.0% 20.3% 16.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent or other party No preference TOTAL
More 29.5% 25.8% 26.1% 16.5% 26.8%
Less 47.5% 49.9% 51.6% 35.2% 49.5%
About right 8.9% 7.5% 7.4% 6.6% 7.8%
Don't know 14.2% 16.8% 14.8% 41.8% 15.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
More 27.5% 26.7% 28.0% 24.1% 26.8%
Less 49.0% 48.9% 46.3% 53.9% 49.1%
About right 10.9% 6.8% 6.7% 7.7% 7.8%
Don't know 12.6% 17.6% 19.1% 14.3% 16.4%
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 28.0% 25.5% 33.3% 23.7% 19.8% 7.1% 26.9%
Less 47.3% 29.8% 61.9% 52.6% 62.2% 85.7% 49.1%
About right 7.9% 34.0% 0.0% 5.3% 4.1% 7.1% 7.7%
Don't know 16.8% 10.6% 4.8% 18.4% 13.8% 0.0% 16.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1960



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