Generation Next Survey, 2006

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VOTING

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

(ASK IF AGE less than 26) Now thinking about your generation compared with young adults 20 years ago, for each of the things I mention please tell me if you think your generation does more of it, less of it, OR about the same amount as young adults 20 years ago did: Voting in elections
  1) Your generation does more
  2) Your generation does less of it
  3) About the same/no difference
  9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Your generation does more 34.2% 34.2%
Your generation does less of it 49.1% 83.3%
About the same/no difference 13.8% 97.1%
(VOL.) Don't know/Refused 2.9% 100%
Total N = 579

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-25 26-98 TOTAL
Your generation does more 34.2% 0.0% 34.2%
Your generation does less of it 49.1% 0.0% 49.1%
About the same/no difference 13.8% 0.0% 13.8%
(VOL.) Don't know/Refused 2.9% 0.0% 2.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
579


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Technical, trade, or vocational school AFTER high school or some college College graduate TOTAL
Your generation does more 36.0% 28.7% 35.8% 36.7% 33.6%
Your generation does less of it 38.2% 58.7% 47.8% 49.0% 49.5%
About the same/no difference 21.3% 9.8% 13.2% 14.3% 13.9%
(VOL.) Don't know/Refused 4.5% 2.8% 3.1% 0.0% 3.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
578


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Your generation does more 30.6% 37.7% 34.2%
Your generation does less of it 50.9% 47.3% 49.1%
About the same/no difference 14.4% 13.2% 13.8%
(VOL.) Don't know/Refused 4.1% 1.8% 2.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
579


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Your generation does more 33.8% 50.0% 0.0% 33.5% 33.9%
Your generation does less of it 54.4% 30.0% 0.0% 48.9% 49.3%
About the same/no difference 10.3% 20.0% 0.0% 14.3% 13.8%
(VOL.) Don't know/Refused 1.5% 0.0% 0.0% 3.3% 2.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
579


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other religion No religion, not a believer, atheist, agnostic TOTAL
Your generation does more 32.5% 37.6% 37.3% 35.8% 34.9%
Your generation does less of it 51.8% 43.6% 47.1% 48.1% 48.6%
About the same/no difference 12.2% 17.8% 9.8% 13.6% 13.5%
(VOL.) Don't know/Refused 3.6% 1.0% 5.9% 2.5% 3.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
566


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Your generation does more 23.1% 41.0% 31.2% 34.6% 34.9% 35.6% 34.3%
Your generation does less of it 48.7% 47.4% 53.2% 43.3% 46.0% 54.8% 48.6%
About the same/no difference 20.5% 9.0% 13.0% 18.3% 17.5% 9.6% 14.3%
(VOL.) Don't know/Refused 7.7% 2.6% 2.6% 3.8% 1.6% 0.0% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
570


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative or conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
Your generation does more 37.3% 37.3% 31.3% 35.5%
Your generation does less of it 44.1% 46.6% 55.7% 48.5%
About the same/no difference 14.4% 13.7% 12.2% 13.5%
(VOL.) Don't know/Refused 4.2% 2.5% 0.9% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
523



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