Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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I-PARTYID

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

In politics TODAY, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (Recoded for use with online analysis)
  1) Republican
  2) Democrat
  3) Independent or other party
  4) No preference

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Republican 29.5% 29.5%
Democrat 33.7% 63.2%
Independent or other party 34.6% 97.8%
No preference 2.2% 100.0%
Total N = 1951

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Republican 28.6% 31.4% 28.1% 29.6%
Democrat 29.1% 31.2% 39.9% 33.7%
Independent or other party 40.2% 35.7% 29.0% 34.5%
No preference 2.1% 1.7% 2.9% 2.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1928


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Republican 31.5% 27.7% 29.5%
Democrat 28.6% 38.2% 33.7%
Independent or other party 38.2% 31.4% 34.6%
No preference 1.7% 2.7% 2.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent or other party No preference TOTAL
Republican 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 29.5%
Democrat 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 33.7%
Independent or other party 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 34.6%
No preference 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 2.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Republican 28.1% 30.9% 27.7% 32.3% 29.5%
Democrat 31.6% 31.6% 37.9% 31.3% 33.7%
Independent or other party 40.0% 34.6% 31.1% 35.0% 34.6%
No preference 0.3% 3.0% 3.3% 1.4% 2.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Christian Jewish Muslim Other non-Christian No preference Agnostic or Atheist TOTAL
Republican 32.0% 21.3% 14.3% 13.2% 16.0% 17.9% 29.5%
Democrat 34.6% 46.8% 33.3% 30.7% 27.8% 7.1% 33.7%
Independent or other party 31.3% 31.9% 52.4% 52.6% 53.6% 60.7% 34.5%
No preference 2.1% 0.0% 0.0% 3.5% 2.6% 14.3% 2.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1937



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