Religion and Politics Survey, November 2011

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PARTY

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

In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or independent?
  1) Republican
  2) Democrat
  3) Independent
  4) No preference (Vol.)
  5) Other party (Vol.)
  9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Republican 24.4% 24.4%
Democrat 32.6% 57.0%
Independent 37.8% 94.8%
No preference (Vol.) 2.6% 97.4%
Other party (Vol.) .5% 97.9%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 2.2% 100.1%
Total N = 2001

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 years old 30-39 years old 40-49 years old 50-59 years old 60-69 years old 70 years and older TOTAL
Republican 17.7% 20.0% 26.5% 25.8% 25.6% 36.1% 24.5%
Democrat 31.3% 30.7% 32.0% 34.5% 35.0% 34.7% 32.8%
Independent 44.4% 42.3% 38.0% 35.5% 36.5% 24.0% 37.7%
No preference (Vol.) 2.2% 4.0% 1.3% 2.1% 1.8% 3.3% 2.4%
Other party (Vol.) 1.0% 0.5% 0.7% 0.0% 0.1% 0.5% 0.5%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 3.4% 2.5% 1.4% 2.0% 0.9% 1.4% 2.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1965


Education (I-EDUC)

High school incomplete (grades 1-11) High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate) Some college, associate degree, no four-year degree or Technical, trade, or vocational school after high school College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree) Postgraduate training or professional schooling after college TOTAL
Republican 13.9% 25.2% 26.8% 30.1% 21.6% 24.5%
Democrat 37.1% 31.9% 29.5% 31.0% 39.3% 32.7%
Independent 41.6% 36.1% 39.2% 35.9% 36.7% 37.7%
No preference (Vol.) 3.5% 3.7% 1.7% 1.6% 1.8% 2.6%
Other party (Vol.) 0.0% 0.3% 1.3% 0.1% 0.4% 0.5%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 4.0% 2.9% 1.5% 1.4% 0.1% 2.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1989


Race (I-RACE)

White, non-Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic Hispanic Other TOTAL
Republican 30.8% 4.1% 13.1% 18.7% 24.5%
Democrat 27.0% 65.0% 34.2% 32.1% 32.7%
Independent 38.2% 22.1% 46.4% 42.4% 37.7%
No preference (Vol.) 1.8% 4.9% 2.5% 4.7% 2.5%
Other party (Vol.) 0.7% 0.0% 0.4% 0.0% 0.5%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 1.5% 3.9% 3.5% 2.1% 2.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1979


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other None TOTAL
Republican 33.3% 21.1% 24.2% 10.3% 24.5%
Democrat 30.7% 38.0% 30.7% 32.9% 32.9%
Independent 30.8% 36.8% 39.2% 51.3% 37.5%
No preference (Vol.) 2.6% 1.5% 4.3% 2.0% 2.5%
Other party (Vol.) 0.2% 0.0% 0.7% 1.9% 0.5%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 2.5% 2.6% 0.8% 1.7% 2.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1955


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Republican 23.6% 25.2% 24.4%
Democrat 27.9% 37.0% 32.6%
Independent 43.8% 32.0% 37.8%
No preference (Vol.) 2.7% 2.4% 2.6%
Other party (Vol.) 0.7% 0.3% 0.5%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 1.3% 3.0% 2.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2001


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Republican 58.4% 36.6% 20.3% 6.1% 7.0% 25.1%
Democrat 13.7% 22.5% 34.3% 51.2% 52.2% 33.1%
Independent 26.8% 36.8% 41.3% 39.7% 32.2% 37.9%
No preference (Vol.) 0.8% 2.0% 2.8% 1.3% 3.9% 2.2%
Other party (Vol.) 0.0% 0.4% 0.4% 0.3% 0.0% 0.3%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 0.4% 1.7% 0.9% 1.4% 4.7% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1937



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