Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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PRTNLN2

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

ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO DON'T CONSIDER THEMSELVES AS REPUBLICANS OR DEMOCRATS: As of TODAY, do you LEAN more to the Republican Party or the Democratic Party?
  1) Republican
  2) Democrat
  3) Neither
  4) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Republican 29.9% 29.9%
Democrat 46.5% 76.4%
Neither 17.6% 94.0%
Don't know/Refused 6.0% 100.0%
Total N = 730

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Republican 30.5% 29.3% 30.2% 29.9%
Democrat 50.5% 47.0% 41.7% 46.4%
Neither 12.4% 18.3% 21.7% 17.7%
Don't know/Refused 6.6% 5.3% 6.3% 5.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
719


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Republican 35.0% 24.5% 29.9%
Democrat 43.9% 49.2% 46.5%
Neither 18.6% 16.6% 17.6%
Don't know/Refused 2.5% 9.7% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
730


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent or other party No preference TOTAL
Republican 0.0% 0.0% 31.7% 13.2% 30.6%
Democrat 0.0% 0.0% 48.4% 25.3% 47.0%
Neither 0.0% 0.0% 15.6% 48.4% 17.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 4.3% 13.2% 4.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
706


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Republican 30.2% 27.7% 32.4% 28.5% 29.9%
Democrat 55.1% 47.9% 42.7% 40.9% 46.5%
Neither 12.7% 14.8% 21.1% 21.2% 17.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.9% 9.6% 3.8% 9.4% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
730


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Christian Jewish Muslim Other non-Christian No preference Agnostic or Atheist TOTAL
Republican 32.3% 13.3% 9.1% 15.6% 27.1% 4.8% 30.1%
Democrat 45.2% 86.7% 90.9% 43.8% 47.8% 71.4% 46.7%
Neither 16.2% 0.0% 0.0% 31.3% 21.1% 23.8% 17.4%
Don't know/Refused 6.3% 0.0% 0.0% 9.4% 4.0% 0.0% 5.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
722



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