Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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PVOTE04A

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

In this past year's presidential election between George W. Bush and John Kerry, did things come up that kept you from voting, or did you happen to vote?
  1) Voted
  2) Did not vote (includes too young to vote)
  8) Don't remember if voted
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Voted 75.1% 75.1%
Did not vote (includes too young to vote) 24.1% 99.2%
Don't remember if voted .5% 99.7%
Refused .4% 100.1%
Total N = 2000

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Voted 48.5% 65.6% 79.9% 78.2% 88.7% 85.2% 74.9%
Did not vote (includes too young to vote) 50.1% 32.9% 19.6% 21.2% 11.3% 14.0% 24.3%
Don't remember if voted 0.7% 1.0% 0.2% 0.4% 0.0% 0.4% 0.5%
Refused 0.7% 0.5% 0.2% 0.2% 0.0% 0.3% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1967


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
Voted 79.2% 83.5% 77.8% 75.6% 62.9% 60.8% 75.1%
Did not vote (includes too young to vote) 20.8% 15.5% 21.9% 23.9% 34.9% 38.1% 24.0%
Don't remember if voted 0.0% 0.8% 0.0% 0.0% 1.9% 0.0% 0.5%
Refused 0.0% 0.2% 0.3% 0.5% 0.3% 1.1% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1978


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate TOTAL
Voted 46.1% 69.7% 80.6% 90.3% 75.1%
Did not vote (includes too young to vote) 50.8% 29.9% 18.6% 9.3% 24.1%
Don't remember if voted 2.3% 0.0% 0.3% 0.4% 0.5%
Refused 0.8% 0.4% 0.6% 0.0% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Voted 73.3% 76.8% 75.1%
Did not vote (includes too young to vote) 26.2% 22.0% 24.1%
Don't remember if voted 0.2% 0.7% 0.5%
Refused 0.3% 0.5% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2000


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 20 to under $30,000 30 to under $50,000 50 to under $75,000 75 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Voted 53.8% 68.9% 76.5% 79.6% 85.6% 90.6% 74.9%
Did not vote (includes too young to vote) 43.3% 30.6% 22.9% 20.4% 14.4% 9.4% 24.3%
Don't remember if voted 1.5% 0.4% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4%
Refused 1.4% 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1711


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Voted 86.1% 79.3% 66.6% 77.7%
Did not vote (includes too young to vote) 13.7% 20.0% 33.4% 21.9%
Don't remember if voted 0.2% 0.6% 0.0% 0.3%
Refused 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1850



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