Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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INT_PLTC

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

Are you more interested or less interested in politics this year than you were in 1992?
  1) More
  2) Less
  3) Same
  4) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
More 40.7% 40.7%
Less 34.9% 75.6%
Same 22.6% 98.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.8% 100.0%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
More 52.8% 40.2% 32.9% 40.7%
Less 34.7% 36.5% 33.4% 35.0%
Same 11.4% 22.5% 30.2% 22.5%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 0.8% 3.6% 1.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
More 39.1% 42.2% 40.7%
Less 34.2% 35.4% 34.9%
Same 25.8% 19.8% 22.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.9% 2.6% 1.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent or other party No preference TOTAL
More 45.6% 43.2% 35.1% 26.4% 40.7%
Less 30.0% 33.4% 39.7% 41.8% 34.8%
Same 22.9% 22.2% 23.2% 19.8% 22.7%
Don't know/Refused 1.4% 1.2% 2.0% 12.1% 1.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
More 38.4% 36.7% 44.9% 40.9% 40.7%
Less 36.0% 33.9% 34.6% 35.2% 34.9%
Same 23.7% 26.5% 18.7% 23.4% 22.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.9% 2.9% 1.8% 0.5% 1.8%
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
More 41.1% 34.0% 81.0% 37.7% 38.7% 25.0% 40.8%
Less 34.8% 25.5% 4.8% 34.2% 38.5% 28.6% 34.9%
Same 22.3% 36.2% 9.5% 23.7% 21.9% 46.4% 22.5%
Don't know/Refused 1.8% 4.3% 4.8% 4.4% 0.9% 0.0% 1.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1960



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