Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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I-RELIGION

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

What is your religious preference? (Recoded for use with online analysis)
  1) Christian
  2) Jewish
  3) Muslim
  4) Other non-Christian
  5) No preference
  6) Agnostic or Atheist

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Christian 84.5% 84.5%
Jewish 1.1% 85.6%
Muslim .5% 86.1%
Other non-Christian 2.8% 88.9%
No preference 10.5% 99.4%
Agnostic or Atheist .7% 100.1%
Total N = 1960

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Christian 76.7% 84.6% 89.3% 84.3%
Jewish 0.9% 1.0% 1.4% 1.1%
Muslim 0.8% 0.7% 0.0% 0.5%
Other non-Christian 5.1% 1.7% 2.4% 2.8%
No preference 15.7% 11.4% 5.9% 10.5%
Agnostic or Atheist 0.6% 0.5% 0.9% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1937


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Christian 77.9% 90.3% 84.5%
Jewish 1.4% 0.9% 1.1%
Muslim 0.8% 0.3% 0.5%
Other non-Christian 3.2% 2.4% 2.8%
No preference 15.5% 6.0% 10.5%
Agnostic or Atheist 1.2% 0.2% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1960


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent or other party No preference TOTAL
Christian 91.7% 86.8% 76.9% 79.1% 84.7%
Jewish 0.8% 1.6% 1.1% 0.0% 1.1%
Muslim 0.2% 0.5% 0.8% 0.0% 0.5%
Other non-Christian 1.2% 2.5% 4.2% 4.4% 2.8%
No preference 5.5% 8.4% 15.8% 12.1% 10.2%
Agnostic or Atheist 0.4% 0.1% 1.2% 4.4% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1937


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Christian 81.5% 89.7% 88.2% 75.2% 84.5%
Jewish 3.4% 0.5% 0.6% 0.5% 1.1%
Muslim 1.0% 0.3% 0.4% 0.5% 0.5%
Other non-Christian 1.4% 2.5% 2.3% 5.2% 2.8%
No preference 12.0% 6.5% 7.9% 17.6% 10.5%
Agnostic or Atheist 0.7% 0.5% 0.6% 1.0% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1960


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Christian Jewish Muslim Other non-Christian No preference Agnostic or Atheist TOTAL
Christian 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 84.5%
Jewish 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.1%
Muslim 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5%
Other non-Christian 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.8%
No preference 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 10.5%
Agnostic or Atheist 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1960



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