Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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IS_PLPT

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

Do you think it is ever right for clergymen to discuss political candidates or issues from the pulpit?
  1) Yes
  2) No
  3) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes 28.6% 28.6%
No 66.7% 95.3%
Don't know/Refused 4.7% 100.0%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Yes 34.0% 30.2% 23.1% 28.7%
No 58.7% 65.7% 73.3% 66.6%
Don't know/Refused 7.2% 4.1% 3.6% 4.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 30.2% 27.1% 28.6%
No 66.1% 67.3% 66.7%
Don't know/Refused 3.6% 5.6% 4.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent or other party No preference TOTAL
Yes 33.7% 25.5% 28.3% 20.9% 28.8%
No 63.5% 69.5% 67.0% 69.2% 66.9%
Don't know/Refused 2.9% 5.0% 4.7% 9.9% 4.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Yes 27.5% 28.5% 28.8% 29.3% 28.6%
No 68.8% 67.8% 67.2% 62.7% 66.7%
Don't know/Refused 3.7% 3.8% 4.0% 8.0% 4.7%
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
Yes 28.3% 31.9% 28.6% 25.4% 32.5% 25.0% 28.7%
No 67.5% 68.1% 52.4% 70.2% 59.7% 67.9% 66.7%
Don't know/Refused 4.2% 0.0% 19.0% 4.4% 7.8% 7.1% 4.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1960



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