Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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

ASKED ONLY OF FORM 2 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 -- Ronald Reagan
  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 17.7% 17.7%
Somewhat religious 49.7% 67.4%
Not too religious 11.4% 78.8%
Not at all religious 4.9% 83.7%
Don't know 16.3% 100.0%
Total N = 977

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Very religious 15.7% 20.1% 16.5% 17.8%
Somewhat religious 56.4% 49.8% 44.3% 49.4%
Not too religious 13.8% 9.6% 12.2% 11.5%
Not at all religious 2.9% 4.7% 6.7% 5.0%
Don't know 11.1% 15.9% 20.3% 16.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
964


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very religious 19.1% 16.4% 17.7%
Somewhat religious 48.1% 51.1% 49.7%
Not too religious 13.1% 9.8% 11.4%
Not at all religious 3.9% 5.8% 4.9%
Don't know 15.7% 16.8% 16.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
977


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent or other party No preference TOTAL
Very religious 25.8% 12.5% 15.0% 21.8% 17.5%
Somewhat religious 52.7% 44.7% 54.0% 40.0% 50.2%
Not too religious 8.4% 13.6% 12.7% 5.5% 11.5%
Not at all religious 1.0% 9.7% 3.5% 5.5% 4.8%
Don't know 12.2% 19.5% 14.8% 27.3% 15.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
964


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Very religious 15.6% 14.5% 18.0% 22.7% 17.7%
Somewhat religious 46.5% 55.0% 49.6% 47.4% 49.7%
Not too religious 11.3% 11.6% 11.2% 11.5% 11.4%
Not at all religious 2.9% 3.9% 5.4% 7.2% 4.9%
Don't know 23.7% 14.9% 15.7% 11.2% 16.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
977


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Christian Jewish Muslim Other non-Christian No preference Agnostic or Atheist TOTAL
Very religious 18.0% 9.5% 44.4% 19.2% 17.0% 0.0% 17.8%
Somewhat religious 50.5% 66.7% 22.2% 53.8% 46.3% 40.0% 50.1%
Not too religious 11.0% 14.3% 11.1% 9.6% 12.7% 40.0% 11.3%
Not at all religious 4.3% 0.0% 22.2% 3.8% 10.0% 0.0% 5.0%
Don't know 16.3% 9.5% 0.0% 13.5% 14.0% 20.0% 15.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
970



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