Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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VTPRES96

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

Suppose the 1996 presidential election were being held TODAY, and the candidates were Bill Clinton, the Democrat, and Bob Dole, the Republican. Who would you vote for?
  1) Bill Clinton
  2) Bob Dole
  3) Other/Undecided

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Bill Clinton 52.1% 52.1%
Bob Dole 36.7% 88.8%
Other/Undecided 11.1% 99.9%
Total N = 1500

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Bill Clinton 52.4% 49.0% 55.6% 52.2%
Bob Dole 37.9% 38.6% 34.2% 36.7%
Other/Undecided 9.7% 12.4% 10.2% 11.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1479


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Bill Clinton 49.0% 54.9% 52.1%
Bob Dole 40.6% 33.3% 36.7%
Other/Undecided 10.4% 11.7% 11.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1500


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent or other party No preference TOTAL
Bill Clinton 14.7% 87.3% 51.4% 46.2% 52.2%
Bob Dole 75.8% 6.7% 31.4% 23.1% 36.8%
Other/Undecided 9.5% 6.0% 17.2% 30.8% 11.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1491


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Bill Clinton 58.5% 50.9% 48.5% 53.1% 52.1%
Bob Dole 31.5% 35.5% 40.4% 37.8% 36.7%
Other/Undecided 10.0% 13.6% 11.2% 9.1% 11.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1500


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Christian Jewish Muslim Other non-Christian No preference Agnostic or Atheist TOTAL
Bill Clinton 50.3% 79.5% 35.7% 65.2% 64.0% 56.3% 52.2%
Bob Dole 38.1% 20.5% 64.3% 20.3% 29.1% 31.3% 36.7%
Other/Undecided 11.6% 0.0% 0.0% 14.5% 6.9% 12.5% 11.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1491



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