Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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VOTE94

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

In the 1994 elections for Congress last November, did things come up which kept you from voting, or did you happen to vote?
  1) Yes, voted
  2) No, didn't vote/Too young
  3) Don't remember if voted
  4) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes, voted 58.4% 58.4%
No, didn't vote/Too young 38.0% 96.4%
Don't remember if voted 3.3% 99.7%
Refused .3% 100.0%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Yes, voted 30.3% 60.2% 74.3% 57.9%
No, didn't vote/Too young 67.2% 36.9% 20.3% 38.4%
Don't remember if voted 2.3% 2.7% 4.9% 3.4%
Refused 0.2% 0.2% 0.6% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, voted 58.8% 57.9% 58.4%
No, didn't vote/Too young 38.8% 37.2% 38.0%
Don't remember if voted 2.0% 4.5% 3.3%
Refused 0.4% 0.3% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent or other party No preference TOTAL
Yes, voted 69.5% 62.4% 47.2% 44.0% 58.8%
No, didn't vote/Too young 27.2% 34.2% 49.5% 41.8% 37.6%
Don't remember if voted 3.1% 2.9% 3.2% 14.3% 3.3%
Refused 0.2% 0.4% 0.1% 0.0% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Yes, voted 62.3% 59.3% 57.3% 55.1% 58.4%
No, didn't vote/Too young 36.0% 35.9% 37.3% 43.5% 38.0%
Don't remember if voted 1.4% 4.5% 5.0% 1.4% 3.3%
Refused 0.3% 0.3% 0.5% 0.0% 0.3%
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
Yes, voted 60.2% 83.0% 66.7% 50.0% 45.4% 39.3% 58.5%
No, didn't vote/Too young 36.1% 14.9% 33.3% 50.0% 50.0% 60.7% 37.9%
Don't remember if voted 3.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 3.5% 0.0% 3.3%
Refused 0.2% 2.1% 0.0% 0.0% 1.2% 0.0% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1960



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