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 (Society has been improved because women are now represented in the work place) or the SECOND statement (Society made a mistake in encouraging so many women with families to work) 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 75.5% 75.5%
Second statement 19.3% 94.8%
Neither/Both equally 2.4% 97.2%
Don't know/Refused 2.8% 100.0%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
First statement 87.3% 75.7% 67.5% 75.6%
Second statement 11.1% 20.4% 23.6% 19.3%
Neither/Both equally 1.1% 2.8% 2.8% 2.4%
Don't know/Refused 0.5% 1.2% 6.1% 2.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
First statement 76.4% 74.6% 75.5%
Second statement 18.0% 20.6% 19.3%
Neither/Both equally 2.4% 2.4% 2.4%
Don't know/Refused 3.2% 2.5% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent or other party No preference TOTAL
First statement 69.6% 80.1% 76.8% 61.5% 75.5%
Second statement 25.5% 14.8% 18.6% 16.5% 19.3%
Neither/Both equally 2.8% 2.2% 1.9% 8.8% 2.4%
Don't know/Refused 2.1% 2.8% 2.7% 13.2% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
First statement 76.1% 73.7% 75.4% 76.9% 75.5%
Second statement 19.9% 20.9% 18.9% 17.7% 19.3%
Neither/Both equally 2.3% 2.1% 1.9% 3.6% 2.4%
Don't know/Refused 1.7% 3.4% 3.8% 1.7% 2.8%
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
First statement 74.1% 93.6% 81.0% 76.3% 83.2% 100.0% 75.6%
Second statement 20.3% 2.1% 19.0% 18.4% 13.6% 0.0% 19.2%
Neither/Both equally 2.6% 4.3% 0.0% 0.9% 1.6% 0.0% 2.4%
Don't know/Refused 3.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.4% 1.6% 0.0% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1960



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