Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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

ASKED ONLY OF FORM 1 RESPONDENTS ONLY: Now, I am going to read you a list of some political figures. For each name that I read, please tell me how religious you think that person is -- Bill Clinton
  1) Very religious
  2) Somewhat religious
  3) Not too religious
  4) Not at all religious
  5) Don't know

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very religious 16.3% 16.3%
Somewhat religious 52.1% 68.4%
Not too religious 13.6% 82.0%
Not at all religious 7.3% 89.3%
Don't know 10.8% 100.1%
Total N = 998

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Very religious 17.3% 16.2% 15.5% 16.3%
Somewhat religious 55.8% 52.9% 48.4% 52.2%
Not too religious 16.3% 12.8% 13.0% 13.7%
Not at all religious 4.6% 7.2% 9.0% 7.1%
Don't know 6.2% 10.8% 14.0% 10.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
987


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very religious 14.8% 17.7% 16.3%
Somewhat religious 52.0% 52.1% 52.1%
Not too religious 15.7% 11.6% 13.6%
Not at all religious 7.4% 7.1% 7.3%
Don't know 10.1% 11.4% 10.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
998


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent or other party No preference TOTAL
Very religious 9.5% 23.6% 15.6% 0.0% 16.3%
Somewhat religious 49.7% 57.0% 49.2% 55.6% 52.2%
Not too religious 19.5% 9.5% 13.2% 2.8% 13.6%
Not at all religious 10.3% 2.5% 9.5% 0.0% 7.1%
Don't know 11.0% 7.4% 12.6% 41.7% 10.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
987


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Very religious 15.3% 15.1% 17.5% 16.8% 16.3%
Somewhat religious 56.7% 59.4% 45.7% 49.2% 52.1%
Not too religious 10.0% 11.5% 15.3% 16.8% 13.6%
Not at all religious 8.1% 3.6% 10.1% 6.2% 7.3%
Don't know 10.0% 10.4% 11.5% 11.0% 10.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
998


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Christian Jewish Muslim Other non-Christian No preference Agnostic or Atheist TOTAL
Very religious 16.9% 7.7% 25.0% 0.0% 15.6% 16.7% 16.2%
Somewhat religious 52.4% 61.5% 25.0% 46.8% 54.1% 50.0% 52.3%
Not too religious 12.8% 30.8% 41.7% 25.8% 10.2% 22.2% 13.4%
Not at all religious 7.7% 0.0% 8.3% 8.1% 2.9% 0.0% 7.1%
Don't know 10.1% 0.0% 0.0% 19.4% 17.1% 11.1% 10.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
990



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