Campaign 2000 Typology Survey

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > General Population > National > Pew Research Center > Analysis


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

Now I'm going to read you some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. Elected officials in Washington lose touch with the people pretty quickly OR…Elected officials in Washington try hard to stay in touch with voters back home.
  1) Statement #1 - strongly
  2) Statement #1 - not strongly
  3) Statement #2 - strongly
  4) Statement #2 - not strongly
  5) Neither/both equally
  9) Don't know/refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Statement #1 - strongly 52.8% 52.8%
Statement #1 - not strongly 13.2% 66%
Statement #2 - strongly 18% 84%
Statement #2 - not strongly 9.4% 93.4%
Neither/both equally 2% 95.4%
Don't know/refused 4.6% 100%
Total N = 2799

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Statement #1 - strongly 54.9% 50.8% 52.8%
Statement #1 - not strongly 12.0% 14.3% 13.2%
Statement #2 - strongly 18.4% 17.6% 18.0%
Statement #2 - not strongly 9.1% 9.6% 9.4%
Neither/both equally 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Don't know/refused 3.5% 5.6% 4.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2799


Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Statement #1 - strongly 43.5% 54.9% 54.0% 59.2% 55.4% 47.7% 52.9%
Statement #1 - not strongly 17.2% 15.5% 11.9% 11.8% 14.9% 10.0% 13.3%
Statement #2 - strongly 18.5% 13.6% 17.4% 15.7% 17.4% 26.3% 18.0%
Statement #2 - not strongly 13.5% 11.0% 11.0% 7.4% 7.6% 5.4% 9.3%
Neither/both equally 1.2% 1.7% 2.2% 2.4% 0.5% 3.1% 2.0%
Don't know/refused 6.1% 3.3% 3.6% 3.5% 4.2% 7.4% 4.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2761


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate TOTAL
Statement #1 - strongly 50.5% 55.4% 54.2% 49.2% 52.8%
Statement #1 - not strongly 9.8% 12.8% 14.5% 15.2% 13.3%
Statement #2 - strongly 21.3% 18.5% 16.8% 16.0% 18.0%
Statement #2 - not strongly 6.2% 7.9% 9.3% 13.9% 9.4%
Neither/both equally 2.4% 1.6% 2.0% 2.2% 2.0%
Don't know/refused 9.8% 3.8% 3.1% 3.5% 4.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2785


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other religion No religion or atheist TOTAL
Statement #1 - strongly 53.8% 54.1% 54.7% 55.6% 54.0%
Statement #1 - not strongly 12.9% 12.7% 14.2% 12.7% 12.9%
Statement #2 - strongly 18.2% 19.9% 14.9% 15.4% 18.2%
Statement #2 - not strongly 8.5% 9.9% 9.0% 12.1% 9.1%
Neither/both equally 2.5% 1.3% 1.7% 1.7% 2.1%
Don't know/refused 4.2% 2.2% 5.5% 2.5% 3.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1931


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
Statement #1 - strongly 58.7% 49.5% 52.3% 52.3% 61.1% 54.0% 53.9%
Statement #1 - not strongly 8.1% 13.8% 14.3% 14.0% 13.5% 13.5% 12.9%
Statement #2 - strongly 17.9% 22.3% 18.9% 18.6% 12.0% 15.0% 18.4%
Statement #2 - not strongly 7.5% 8.2% 10.6% 9.2% 10.6% 9.4% 9.1%
Neither/both equally 3.2% 2.1% 1.4% 2.1% 1.9% 2.2% 2.1%
Don't know/refused 4.7% 4.0% 2.5% 3.9% 0.9% 5.8% 3.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1983


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
Statement #1 - strongly 58.2% 52.9% 54.2% 53.9% 54.1%
Statement #1 - not strongly 10.8% 12.1% 14.3% 12.0% 12.9%
Statement #2 - strongly 18.2% 19.6% 17.0% 20.2% 18.5%
Statement #2 - not strongly 7.0% 8.5% 9.7% 10.2% 9.2%
Neither/both equally 3.8% 2.4% 2.1% 0.4% 2.0%
Don't know/refused 2.0% 4.5% 2.6% 3.2% 3.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1934



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