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 -- Bob Dole
  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 11.3% 11.3%
Somewhat religious 50.7% 62.0%
Not too religious 12.3% 74.3%
Not at all religious 4.8% 79.1%
Don't know 20.9% 100.0%
Total N = 998

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Very religious 14.1% 10.9% 10.0% 11.4%
Somewhat religious 50.6% 56.4% 43.4% 50.8%
Not too religious 15.9% 9.2% 13.7% 12.3%
Not at all religious 5.8% 2.5% 7.2% 4.8%
Don't know 13.7% 21.0% 25.6% 20.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
987


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very religious 9.6% 12.8% 11.3%
Somewhat religious 55.0% 46.8% 50.7%
Not too religious 11.5% 13.1% 12.3%
Not at all religious 4.4% 5.2% 4.8%
Don't know 19.5% 22.2% 20.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
998


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent or other party No preference TOTAL
Very religious 12.1% 11.4% 10.5% 8.3% 11.2%
Somewhat religious 58.9% 45.2% 49.8% 47.2% 50.8%
Not too religious 10.3% 15.1% 11.7% 8.3% 12.4%
Not at all religious 1.1% 8.2% 4.5% 0.0% 4.7%
Don't know 17.6% 20.1% 23.5% 36.1% 20.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
987


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Very religious 13.2% 12.5% 9.7% 10.6% 11.3%
Somewhat religious 51.9% 53.7% 48.2% 50.1% 50.7%
Not too religious 10.0% 9.6% 17.1% 10.1% 12.3%
Not at all religious 6.9% 3.4% 5.3% 3.4% 4.8%
Don't know 18.1% 20.8% 19.7% 25.7% 20.9%
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 12.0% 7.7% 25.0% 8.1% 5.9% 16.7% 11.4%
Somewhat religious 50.7% 57.7% 41.7% 32.3% 55.1% 55.6% 50.7%
Not too religious 12.3% 3.8% 0.0% 24.2% 9.8% 5.6% 12.2%
Not at all religious 4.4% 7.7% 8.3% 8.1% 5.9% 11.1% 4.8%
Don't know 20.5% 23.1% 25.0% 27.4% 23.4% 11.1% 21.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
990



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