Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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

ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO PLAN NOT TO VOTE IN THE ELECTION THIS NOVEMBER: How certain are you that you will NOT vote? Are you absolutely certain, fairly certain, or not certain?
  1) Absolutely certain
  2) Fairly certain
  3) Not certain
  4) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Absolutely certain 64.7% 64.7%
Fairly certain 20.0% 84.7%
Not certain 11.5% 96.2%
Don't know/Refused 3.8% 100.0%
Total N = 149

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Absolutely certain 60.6% 59.4% 85.1% 64.7%
Fairly certain 21.9% 23.8% 7.5% 20.0%
Not certain 14.2% 10.5% 7.5% 11.5%
Don't know/Refused 3.2% 6.3% 0.0% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
149


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Absolutely certain 59.9% 70.6% 64.7%
Fairly certain 19.3% 20.9% 20.0%
Not certain 14.9% 7.4% 11.5%
Don't know/Refused 5.9% 1.2% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
149


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent or other party No preference TOTAL
Absolutely certain 65.9% 59.3% 63.9% 76.5% 64.3%
Fairly certain 22.7% 14.8% 26.7% 0.0% 20.9%
Not certain 11.4% 12.3% 8.4% 23.5% 11.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 13.6% 1.0% 0.0% 3.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
142


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Absolutely certain 63.8% 70.3% 62.8% 64.5% 64.7%
Fairly certain 26.3% 17.2% 22.8% 10.5% 20.0%
Not certain 8.8% 9.4% 11.0% 17.1% 11.5%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 3.1% 3.4% 7.9% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
149


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Christian Jewish Muslim Other non-Christian No preference Agnostic or Atheist TOTAL
Absolutely certain 63.7% 0.0% 0.0% 55.6% 75.4% 100.0% 65.4%
Fairly certain 21.9% 0.0% 50.0% 5.6% 10.8% 0.0% 19.0%
Not certain 10.7% 0.0% 50.0% 38.9% 7.7% 0.0% 11.7%
Don't know/Refused 3.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 6.2% 0.0% 3.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
147



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