Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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PARTYLN

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

If PARTY = 3-5 or 9: As of today do you lean more to the Republican Party or Democratic Party?
  1) Republican
  2) Democrat
  9) Other/Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Republican 29.4% 29.4%
Democrat 43% 72.4%
Other/Don't know/Refused 27.6% 100%
Total N = 1128

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Republican 24.8% 29.6% 31.7% 37.4% 25.0% 29.7%
Democrat 52.0% 42.0% 43.0% 35.5% 39.3% 43.9%
Other/Don't know/Refused 23.2% 28.4% 25.3% 27.1% 35.7% 26.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1091


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
Republican 37.0% 30.9% 31.5% 32.6% 24.2% 23.3% 29.7%
Democrat 35.2% 45.1% 42.4% 44.2% 50.0% 41.1% 43.8%
Other/Don't know/Refused 27.8% 24.0% 26.1% 23.2% 25.8% 35.6% 26.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1103


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school diploma High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate) Business, technical or vocational school AFTER high school or some college (no four-year degree) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college TOTAL
Republican 22.0% 28.4% 37.5% 26.9% 37.4% 29.9%
Democrat 44.5% 45.4% 36.8% 50.0% 42.6% 43.8%
Other/Don't know/Refused 33.5% 26.1% 25.7% 23.1% 20.0% 26.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1098


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20,000 to under $30,000 $30,000 to under $50,000 $50,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Republican 22.4% 24.3% 30.9% 29.4% 39.6% 43.2% 30.4%
Democrat 48.4% 52.2% 40.1% 50.6% 43.6% 37.4% 45.4%
Other/Don't know/Refused 29.2% 23.5% 29.0% 20.0% 16.8% 19.4% 24.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
952


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
Republican 38.8% 35.2% 29.9% 8.9% 28.3%
Democrat 29.9% 34.6% 50.5% 68.8% 47.0%
Other/Don't know/Refused 31.3% 30.2% 19.6% 22.3% 24.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
527


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
Republican 38.1% 27.5% 26.5% 20.0% 29.8%
Democrat 37.1% 46.1% 51.0% 46.2% 43.7%
Other/Don't know/Refused 24.8% 26.4% 22.5% 33.8% 26.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1073


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Republican 33.6% 24.8% 29.3%
Democrat 39.6% 46.6% 43.0%
Other/Don't know/Refused 26.8% 28.6% 27.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1128



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