Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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VTCNG96

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

Suppose the 1996 elections for U.S. Congress were being held TODAY, would you vote for the Republican Party's candidate or the Democratic Party's candidate for Congress in your district?
  1) Republican
  2) Democrat
  3) Other candidate
  4) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Republican 36.8% 36.8%
Democrat 44.3% 81.1%
Other candidate 1.1% 82.2%
Don't know/Refused 17.9% 100.1%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Republican 41.4% 36.9% 33.8% 36.9%
Democrat 44.5% 42.9% 46.0% 44.4%
Other candidate 0.4% 1.3% 1.2% 1.1%
Don't know/Refused 13.7% 18.8% 19.0% 17.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Republican 41.0% 33.0% 36.8%
Democrat 41.6% 46.7% 44.3%
Other candidate 1.9% 0.3% 1.1%
Don't know/Refused 15.5% 20.0% 17.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent or other party No preference TOTAL
Republican 85.1% 4.0% 28.6% 28.6% 37.0%
Democrat 4.2% 85.7% 41.0% 14.3% 44.6%
Other candidate 0.9% 0.9% 1.5% 0.0% 1.1%
Don't know/Refused 9.8% 9.5% 29.0% 57.1% 17.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Republican 36.1% 37.5% 35.8% 38.2% 36.8%
Democrat 47.8% 44.7% 44.2% 40.5% 44.3%
Other candidate 0.6% 1.2% 1.3% 1.0% 1.1%
Don't know/Refused 15.5% 16.6% 18.8% 20.3% 17.9%
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
Republican 38.3% 23.4% 23.8% 26.3% 30.0% 25.0% 36.8%
Democrat 43.0% 59.6% 61.9% 52.6% 50.9% 46.4% 44.4%
Other candidate 1.0% 2.1% 9.5% 4.4% 0.0% 0.0% 1.1%
Don't know/Refused 17.7% 14.9% 4.8% 16.7% 19.1% 28.6% 17.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1960



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