Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

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VOTE04

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

In the 2004 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 72.9% 72.9%
Did not vote (includes too young to vote) 25.6% 98.5%
Don't remember if voted .4% 98.9%
Refused 1% 99.9%
Total N = 2003

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
Voted 36.7% 66.3% 77.3% 81.6% 84.9% 73.3%
Did not vote (includes too young to vote) 62.9% 33.4% 22.5% 17.5% 13.1% 25.9%
Don't remember if voted 0.0% 0.3% 0.3% 0.7% 0.3% 0.4%
Refused 0.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 1.7% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1981


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 74.9% 80.8% 73.9% 73.4% 68.3% 58.5% 73.0%
Did not vote (includes too young to vote) 22.4% 18.6% 25.7% 25.5% 30.7% 39.3% 25.8%
Don't remember if voted 0.0% 0.2% 0.3% 1.1% 0.0% 0.9% 0.4%
Refused 2.7% 0.4% 0.0% 0.0% 1.0% 1.3% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1990


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Some college, no 4-year degree (or Vocational or Technical degree AFTER high school) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school TOTAL
Voted 46.9% 70.6% 76.1% 88.0% 88.6% 73.4%
Did not vote (includes too young to vote) 50.2% 28.9% 23.9% 10.8% 11.4% 25.9%
Don't remember if voted 1.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.9% 0.0% 0.4%
Refused 1.1% 0.4% 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1992


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Voted 71.7% 74.1% 72.9%
Did not vote (includes too young to vote) 27.0% 24.4% 25.7%
Don't remember if voted 0.0% 0.8% 0.4%
Refused 1.3% 0.7% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2003


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 49.2% 76.7% 79.4% 81.2% 75.1% 82.9% 73.7%
Did not vote (includes too young to vote) 48.3% 21.9% 20.6% 18.8% 24.5% 15.6% 25.4%
Don't remember if voted 0.9% 1.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3%
Refused 1.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 1.5% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1737


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Voted 79.8% 68.0% 83.0% 56.2% 73.4%
Did not vote (includes too young to vote) 19.4% 30.7% 15.8% 43.5% 25.8%
Don't remember if voted 0.6% 0.3% 0.6% 0.0% 0.5%
Refused 0.2% 1.0% 0.6% 0.2% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1991



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