Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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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 more to the Democratic Party?
  1) Republican
  2) Democrat
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Republican 34.6% 34.6%
Democrat 34.9% 69.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 30.5% 100%
Total N = 1618

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 31.2% 31.4% 42.3% 33.5% 31.0% 40.9% 34.9%
Democrat 50.4% 38.5% 28.4% 33.1% 34.7% 27.0% 35.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 18.3% 30.1% 29.3% 33.5% 34.3% 32.1% 29.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1586


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 28.5% 26.1% 30.3% 45.5% 41.5% 47.2% 35.7%
Democrat 33.2% 41.9% 39.3% 27.9% 35.6% 38.8% 36.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 38.3% 32.0% 30.4% 26.6% 22.9% 13.9% 28.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1286


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Republican 40.0% 33.1% 30.2% 31.2% 27.6% 34.8%
Democrat 30.8% 34.3% 35.2% 31.9% 45.3% 35.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 29.2% 32.6% 34.5% 36.9% 27.1% 30.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1606


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular TOTAL
Republican 39.7% 34.6% 45.3% 24.7% 24.5% 35.1%
Democrat 28.8% 36.1% 25.0% 51.9% 46.6% 35.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 31.5% 29.3% 29.7% 23.4% 28.9% 29.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1579


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 21.6% 32.5% 38.1% 47.2% 32.7% 34.8%
Democrat 34.3% 30.1% 38.2% 32.9% 46.4% 35.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 44.1% 37.3% 23.8% 19.9% 21.0% 30.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1605


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Republican 37.5% 31.0% 34.6%
Democrat 33.3% 37.0% 34.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 29.3% 32.0% 30.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1618


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Republican 73.9% 53.5% 30.3% 16.0% 11.6% 37.1%
Democrat 12.9% 16.1% 45.5% 57.9% 65.4% 37.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 13.2% 30.3% 24.2% 26.1% 23.0% 25.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1487