Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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

I am going to read you some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement (This country should do whatever it takes to protect the environment) or the SECOND statement (This country has gone too far in its efforts to protect the environment) comes closer to your own views, even if neither is exactly right.
  1) First statement
  2) Second statement
  3) Neither/Both equally
  4) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
First statement 77.1% 77.1%
Second statement 19.2% 96.3%
Neither/Both equally 2.2% 98.5%
Don't know/Refused 1.5% 100.0%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
First statement 87.5% 78.6% 67.7% 77.0%
Second statement 11.0% 18.7% 25.7% 19.3%
Neither/Both equally 1.3% 2.0% 3.1% 2.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.2% 0.8% 3.4% 1.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
First statement 75.0% 79.0% 77.1%
Second statement 20.7% 17.9% 19.2%
Neither/Both equally 3.0% 1.5% 2.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.4% 1.7% 1.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent or other party No preference TOTAL
First statement 67.1% 83.7% 80.5% 56.0% 77.1%
Second statement 28.2% 13.8% 16.4% 27.5% 19.3%
Neither/Both equally 2.8% 1.7% 1.9% 7.7% 2.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.9% 0.9% 1.2% 8.8% 1.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
First statement 79.8% 76.4% 76.9% 75.6% 77.1%
Second statement 16.6% 19.9% 18.7% 21.9% 19.2%
Neither/Both equally 2.6% 1.8% 2.6% 1.5% 2.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.0% 2.0% 1.8% 1.0% 1.5%
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
First statement 75.3% 93.6% 90.5% 93.9% 85.5% 75.0% 77.2%
Second statement 20.7% 4.3% 9.5% 5.3% 13.8% 7.1% 19.2%
Neither/Both equally 2.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.9% 0.2% 10.7% 2.1%
Don't know/Refused 1.6% 2.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5% 7.1% 1.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1960



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