Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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POLITAFF

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

In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent?
  1) Republican
  2) Democrat
  3) Independent
  4) No preference
  5) Other party
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Republican 30.2% 30.2%
Democrat 30.7% 60.9%
Independent 29.7% 90.6%
No preference 6.5% 97.1%
Other party .2% 97.3%
Don't know/Refused 2.6% 99.9%
Total N = 2002

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
Republican 27.3% 30.1% 32.0% 29.1% 32.0% 30.7% 30.3%
Democrat 26.9% 26.1% 26.0% 34.4% 35.7% 38.6% 31.0%
Independent 37.4% 34.7% 32.7% 29.7% 19.4% 22.6% 29.8%
No preference 5.8% 6.3% 6.9% 5.4% 10.1% 5.1% 6.5%
Other party 0.4% 0.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.3% 0.2%
Don't know/Refused 2.2% 2.4% 2.3% 1.4% 2.5% 2.7% 2.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1974


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Republican 30.2% 30.2% 30.2%
Democrat 27.0% 34.2% 30.7%
Independent 33.4% 26.3% 29.7%
No preference 6.7% 6.4% 6.5%
Other party 0.3% 0.1% 0.2%
Don't know/Refused 2.4% 2.9% 2.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
Republican 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 31.1%
Democrat 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 31.6%
Independent 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 30.6%
No preference 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 6.7%
Other party 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1944


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20,000 to under $40,000 $40,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Republican 22.6% 26.5% 32.5% 40.1% 44.4% 27.4% 30.2%
Democrat 34.2% 34.8% 28.3% 30.7% 27.1% 25.7% 30.7%
Independent 34.3% 31.0% 31.3% 26.1% 24.5% 24.4% 29.7%
No preference 6.6% 6.2% 6.8% 2.5% 2.6% 11.2% 6.5%
Other party 0.2% 0.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.2%
Don't know/Refused 2.2% 1.1% 1.0% 0.6% 1.3% 11.0% 2.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College + TOTAL
Republican 18.9% 26.5% 35.5% 37.2% 30.3%
Democrat 37.4% 33.3% 28.6% 25.6% 30.8%
Independent 33.3% 28.2% 28.6% 31.3% 29.8%
No preference 6.7% 9.4% 5.2% 3.6% 6.5%
Other party 0.0% 0.2% 0.3% 0.1% 0.2%
Don't know/Refused 3.7% 2.3% 1.8% 2.2% 2.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Republican 36.8% 25.1% 25.1% 21.8% 30.3%
Democrat 26.8% 36.7% 44.6% 30.3% 30.8%
Independent 27.7% 29.0% 19.8% 38.6% 29.8%
No preference 6.3% 7.4% 5.9% 6.6% 6.5%
Other party 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.2%
Don't know/Refused 2.2% 1.8% 4.6% 2.4% 2.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1990


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 40.8% 36.0% 28.6% 28.6% 23.9% 14.4% 30.3%
Democrat 30.4% 32.7% 38.0% 28.0% 27.1% 24.8% 30.8%
Independent 18.3% 22.5% 28.6% 37.7% 38.3% 40.8% 29.8%
No preference 8.1% 6.1% 3.7% 3.6% 7.5% 14.7% 6.5%
Other party 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 1.5% 0.2%
Don't know/Refused 2.4% 2.7% 1.2% 2.2% 3.0% 3.7% 2.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1987



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