Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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ELECT_B

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

If the elections for U.S. Congress were being held today, would you vote for the Republican Party's candidate or the Democratic Party's candidate for Congress in your district? (Q210)
  1) Republican Party's candidate
  2) Democratic Party's candidate
  3) Other (VOL.)
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Republican Party's candidate 34.9% 34.9%
Democratic Party's candidate 39.8% 74.7%
Other (VOL.) 6.6% 81.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 18.7% 100%
Total N = 2003

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older TOTAL
Republican Party's candidate 38.2% 33.6% 33.0% 35.6% 28.6% 40.5% 34.9%
Democratic Party's candidate 45.3% 37.4% 37.4% 39.0% 45.1% 37.0% 39.9%
Other (VOL.) 2.2% 9.8% 7.3% 5.7% 7.8% 6.4% 6.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 14.2% 19.2% 22.3% 19.7% 18.6% 16.2% 18.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1971


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 Party's candidate 29.2% 29.6% 31.3% 39.2% 40.2% 42.9% 35.3%
Democratic Party's candidate 40.5% 42.7% 44.7% 38.0% 41.4% 38.2% 41.0%
Other (VOL.) 6.7% 2.2% 7.0% 6.4% 4.6% 6.0% 5.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 23.6% 25.5% 17.1% 16.5% 13.8% 12.9% 18.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1628


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Republican Party's candidate 39.0% 32.1% 20.5% 32.7% 32.7% 34.9%
Democratic Party's candidate 34.3% 47.3% 51.8% 49.2% 43.0% 39.8%
Other (VOL.) 6.2% 3.4% 10.7% 5.2% 7.4% 6.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 20.6% 17.2% 17.0% 12.9% 16.9% 18.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1990


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular TOTAL
Republican Party's candidate 40.8% 36.6% 40.4% 14.5% 22.3% 35.0%
Democratic Party's candidate 35.8% 41.5% 31.6% 61.7% 45.0% 39.7%
Other (VOL.) 5.5% 4.9% 6.8% 10.1% 9.5% 6.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 18.0% 16.9% 21.2% 13.7% 23.2% 18.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1980


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than a high school diploma High school graduate Some college, no four-year degree Four-year college degree Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college TOTAL
Republican Party's candidate 27.7% 32.7% 40.0% 39.3% 30.6% 34.9%
Democratic Party's candidate 42.6% 40.4% 37.9% 35.3% 46.1% 39.8%
Other (VOL.) 6.8% 5.5% 5.5% 8.8% 9.0% 6.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 22.9% 21.4% 16.6% 16.6% 14.3% 18.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1986


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Republican Party's candidate 36.4% 33.4% 34.9%
Democratic Party's candidate 33.4% 45.8% 39.8%
Other (VOL.) 8.2% 5.1% 6.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 21.9% 15.7% 18.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2003


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Republican Party's candidate 66.5% 54.2% 26.9% 14.7% 12.3% 36.3%
Democratic Party's candidate 16.7% 21.4% 46.4% 67.7% 70.1% 40.7%
Other (VOL.) 7.7% 5.4% 8.4% 2.6% 8.2% 6.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 9.1% 19.1% 18.2% 15.0% 9.3% 16.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1893