Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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VTCNG94

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

ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CERTAIN THEY VOTED IN THE 1994 ELECTIONS FOR CONGRESS: Did you happen to vote for a Republican candidate or a Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress in your district?
  1) Republican
  2) Democrat
  3) Other/Independent candidate
  4) Didn't vote for Congress
  5) Don't remember which candidate
  6) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Republican 44.4% 44.4%
Democrat 46.2% 90.6%
Other/Independent candidate 1.1% 91.7%
Didn't vote for Congress .2% 91.9%
Don't remember which candidate 6.7% 98.6%
Refused 1.4% 100.0%
Total N = 1086

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Republican 43.3% 47.9% 41.7% 44.6%
Democrat 48.6% 42.7% 49.4% 46.4%
Other/Independent candidate 0.8% 0.6% 1.5% 1.1%
Didn't vote for Congress 0.4% 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Don't remember which candidate 6.9% 7.4% 5.7% 6.6%
Refused 0.0% 1.3% 1.4% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1064


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Republican 49.5% 39.6% 44.4%
Democrat 41.1% 50.9% 46.2%
Other/Independent candidate 1.7% 0.6% 1.1%
Didn't vote for Congress 0.1% 0.3% 0.2%
Don't remember which candidate 5.4% 7.8% 6.7%
Refused 2.2% 0.8% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1086


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent or other party No preference TOTAL
Republican 87.9% 6.2% 39.5% 20.5% 44.5%
Democrat 6.7% 88.5% 43.6% 30.8% 46.3%
Other/Independent candidate 0.8% 0.0% 3.2% 0.0% 1.1%
Didn't vote for Congress 0.0% 0.4% 0.2% 0.0% 0.2%
Don't remember which candidate 4.5% 3.7% 11.4% 41.0% 6.7%
Refused 0.1% 1.3% 2.2% 7.7% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1082


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Republican 39.8% 46.2% 45.8% 44.7% 44.4%
Democrat 49.3% 44.6% 47.1% 43.6% 46.2%
Other/Independent candidate 0.6% 1.8% 0.3% 2.2% 1.1%
Didn't vote for Congress 0.2% 0.0% 0.4% 0.0% 0.2%
Don't remember which candidate 8.2% 6.3% 5.7% 6.9% 6.7%
Refused 1.8% 1.1% 0.7% 2.7% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1086


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Christian Jewish Muslim Other non-Christian No preference Agnostic or Atheist TOTAL
Republican 46.4% 28.2% 21.4% 29.6% 33.1% 44.4% 44.5%
Democrat 44.9% 64.1% 35.7% 59.3% 52.1% 55.6% 46.2%
Other/Independent candidate 1.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.4% 0.0% 1.1%
Didn't vote for Congress 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 1.9% 0.6% 0.0% 0.2%
Don't remember which candidate 6.5% 5.1% 21.4% 9.3% 7.1% 0.0% 6.7%
Refused 0.9% 2.6% 21.4% 0.0% 4.7% 0.0% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1080



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