Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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CL_ELECT

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

ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH: Do you think it is a good thing or a bad thing that your clergy speaks out on this issue? -- Candidates and elections
  1) Good thing
  2) Bad thing
  3) Neither a good nor a bad thing
  4) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Good thing 77.8% 77.8%
Bad thing 14.6% 92.4%
Neither a good nor a bad thing 5.6% 98.0%
Don't know/Refused 2.0% 100.0%
Total N = 225

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Good thing 78.6% 70.0% 86.6% 77.7%
Bad thing 15.7% 20.5% 6.4% 14.7%
Neither a good nor a bad thing 4.3% 7.0% 5.1% 5.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.4% 2.5% 1.9% 2.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
223


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Good thing 70.1% 83.0% 77.8%
Bad thing 19.4% 11.3% 14.6%
Neither a good nor a bad thing 7.0% 4.7% 5.6%
Don't know/Refused 3.5% 1.0% 2.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
225


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent or other party No preference TOTAL
Good thing 83.8% 80.5% 66.0% 100.0% 77.8%
Bad thing 13.1% 11.4% 21.5% 0.0% 14.6%
Neither a good nor a bad thing 1.9% 3.8% 12.5% 0.0% 5.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 4.3% 0.0% 0.0% 2.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
224


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Good thing 76.8% 69.6% 79.9% 84.2% 77.8%
Bad thing 23.2% 18.3% 11.0% 10.5% 14.6%
Neither a good nor a bad thing 0.0% 10.4% 5.3% 5.3% 5.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 1.7% 3.8% 0.0% 2.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
225


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Christian Jewish Muslim Other non-Christian No preference Agnostic or Atheist TOTAL
Good thing 77.4% 100.0% 83.3% 88.2% 40.0% 0.0% 77.7%
Bad thing 14.3% 0.0% 16.7% 11.8% 60.0% 0.0% 14.7%
Neither a good nor a bad thing 6.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 5.6%
Don't know/Refused 2.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
223



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