Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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FREQVOTE

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

How often would you say you vote?
  1) Always
  2) Nearly always
  3) Part of the time
  4) Seldom
  5) Never vote
  6) Other response
  7) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Always 40.8% 40.8%
Nearly always 29.7% 70.5%
Part of the time 12.2% 82.7%
Seldom 11.5% 94.2%
Never vote 4.4% 98.6%
Other response 1.1% 99.7%
Don't know/Refused .3% 100.0%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Always 21.1% 37.7% 57.3% 40.4%
Nearly always 26.5% 33.6% 27.5% 29.8%
Part of the time 14.4% 13.7% 9.2% 12.3%
Seldom 24.0% 11.1% 3.6% 11.6%
Never vote 11.1% 2.9% 1.7% 4.4%
Other response 2.7% 0.8% 0.3% 1.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.3% 0.2% 0.4% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Always 39.2% 42.3% 40.8%
Nearly always 31.0% 28.6% 29.7%
Part of the time 11.8% 12.6% 12.2%
Seldom 12.1% 10.9% 11.5%
Never vote 3.7% 5.0% 4.4%
Other response 1.8% 0.4% 1.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.4% 0.2% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent or other party No preference TOTAL
Always 48.9% 44.7% 31.3% 29.7% 41.0%
Nearly always 32.9% 29.1% 28.6% 29.7% 30.1%
Part of the time 10.2% 12.3% 14.1% 5.5% 12.2%
Seldom 4.8% 10.1% 18.3% 9.9% 11.4%
Never vote 2.5% 2.4% 5.9% 25.3% 4.1%
Other response 0.2% 1.2% 1.5% 0.0% 1.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.5% 0.2% 0.2% 0.0% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Always 45.5% 40.6% 39.9% 38.0% 40.8%
Nearly always 25.4% 33.8% 28.2% 31.8% 29.7%
Part of the time 10.6% 13.3% 14.4% 9.2% 12.2%
Seldom 12.6% 8.3% 10.5% 15.7% 11.5%
Never vote 4.7% 2.6% 5.3% 4.7% 4.4%
Other response 1.1% 1.4% 1.0% 0.7% 1.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.1% 0.1% 0.7% 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
Always 41.8% 51.1% 71.4% 43.0% 32.3% 28.6% 41.0%
Nearly always 31.1% 42.6% 0.0% 28.1% 20.5% 17.9% 29.8%
Part of the time 12.1% 6.4% 4.8% 11.4% 12.4% 17.9% 12.1%
Seldom 10.2% 0.0% 19.0% 13.2% 23.5% 10.7% 11.6%
Never vote 3.9% 0.0% 0.0% 4.4% 7.6% 10.7% 4.2%
Other response 0.6% 0.0% 4.8% 0.0% 3.7% 14.3% 1.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1960



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