Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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LEAN_B

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

If ELECT_B = 3 or 9: As of today, do you lean more to the Republican or the Democrat? (Q211)
  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 29.5% 29.5%
Democratic Party's candidate 22.9% 52.4%
Other (VOL.) 14.5% 66.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 33.1% 100%
Total N = 484

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 20.0% 30.2% 27.0% 32.6% 29.3% 34.8% 29.7%
Democratic Party's candidate 41.6% 16.3% 14.0% 26.7% 29.0% 22.7% 23.0%
Other (VOL.) 11.1% 14.9% 14.0% 14.3% 12.9% 16.7% 14.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 27.4% 38.6% 45.0% 26.4% 28.7% 25.8% 33.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
472


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 24.7% 21.8% 32.7% 39.1% 25.4% 31.5% 29.5%
Democratic Party's candidate 22.0% 18.8% 31.7% 26.7% 16.9% 23.8% 24.2%
Other (VOL.) 15.4% 10.2% 5.8% 16.4% 19.8% 15.7% 13.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 37.9% 49.2% 29.8% 17.8% 37.9% 29.0% 33.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
370


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Republican Party's candidate 32.6% 10.4% 20.7% 35.7% 29.3% 29.6%
Democratic Party's candidate 22.7% 18.3% 20.7% 24.1% 26.6% 23.1%
Other (VOL.) 14.7% 5.2% 22.7% 13.4% 11.2% 14.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 30.1% 66.1% 35.9% 26.8% 32.9% 33.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
480


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 32.0% 32.8% 41.8% 12.2% 19.5% 29.6%
Democratic Party's candidate 21.4% 31.4% 15.4% 27.0% 23.2% 23.3%
Other (VOL.) 11.4% 10.4% 12.0% 27.0% 20.9% 14.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 35.3% 25.4% 30.8% 33.9% 36.4% 32.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
478


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 33.5% 29.0% 27.2% 35.1% 24.0% 29.7%
Democratic Party's candidate 17.8% 19.4% 29.2% 29.0% 18.6% 23.0%
Other (VOL.) 10.6% 11.8% 13.5% 16.0% 26.0% 14.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 38.1% 39.8% 30.1% 19.9% 31.4% 33.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
476


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Republican Party's candidate 35.1% 21.8% 29.4%
Democratic Party's candidate 20.7% 26.0% 22.9%
Other (VOL.) 14.6% 14.4% 14.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 29.7% 37.8% 33.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
484


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Republican Party's candidate 51.8% 50.3% 21.0% 13.8% 28.7% 32.7%
Democratic Party's candidate 1.8% 8.4% 35.2% 42.5% 39.4% 24.8%
Other (VOL.) 29.1% 10.4% 16.3% 13.8% 3.2% 14.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 17.3% 30.9% 27.5% 30.0% 28.7% 28.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
418