Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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CH_POLMA

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

In your opinion, should the churches keep out of political matters or should they express their views on day-to-day social and political questions?
  1) Should keep out
  2) Should express views
  3) No opinion

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Should keep out 42.8% 42.8%
Should express views 53.8% 96.6%
No opinion 3.4% 100.0%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Should keep out 39.6% 39.2% 49.4% 42.8%
Should express views 58.0% 57.3% 46.4% 53.8%
No opinion 2.4% 3.5% 4.1% 3.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Should keep out 47.4% 38.6% 42.8%
Should express views 50.2% 57.0% 53.8%
No opinion 2.3% 4.4% 3.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent or other party No preference TOTAL
Should keep out 42.1% 43.7% 41.8% 50.5% 42.7%
Should express views 55.0% 52.9% 54.7% 46.2% 54.0%
No opinion 2.9% 3.4% 3.5% 3.3% 3.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Should keep out 46.3% 43.9% 37.2% 46.9% 42.8%
Should express views 52.0% 52.2% 59.0% 49.0% 53.8%
No opinion 1.7% 3.9% 3.8% 4.1% 3.4%
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
Should keep out 40.4% 63.8% 28.6% 58.8% 55.3% 64.3% 42.8%
Should express views 56.3% 36.2% 71.4% 36.8% 39.9% 32.1% 53.7%
No opinion 3.3% 0.0% 0.0% 4.4% 4.8% 3.6% 3.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1960



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