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Political party identification (Demographic Patterns)

Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a Republican, Democrat, Independent, or what? Results weighted by WTCOMB (General Social Survey 2014 Cross-Section and Panel Combined)


Political party identification by Age


18-2930-4445-5960-7475 or olderMissingTOTAL
Strong Democrat9.1%
62
12.1%
124
16.5%
178
21.8%
164
22.1%
60

1
15.4%
588
Not very strong Democrat17.4%
119
19.5%
200
15.6%
168
13.7%
103
11.8%
32

7
16.3%
622
Independent, close to Democrat19.3%
132
13.0%
134
11.6%
125
12.7%
96
10.0%
27

1
13.5%
514
Independent (neither, no response)26.1%
178
23.5%
242
17.1%
184
12.0%
90
12.5%
34

10
19.1%
728
Independent, close to Republican11.3%
77
10.1%
104
10.0%
108
12.7%
96
10.0%
27

1
10.8%
412
Not very strong Republican10.2%
70
9.9%
102
15.3%
165
12.9%
97
13.3%
36

5
12.3%
470
Strong Republican2.6%
18
8.4%
86
10.6%
114
12.2%
92
17.7%
48

0
9.4%
358
Other party, refused to say3.5%
24
2.7%
28
2.3%
25
1.6%
12
1.1%
3

1
2.4%
92
No answer0.4%
3
0.8%
8
1.0%
11
0.4%
3
1.5%
4

1
0.8%
29
Missing2300005
TOTAL 100.0%
683
100.0%
1028
100.0%
1078
100.0%
753
100.0%
271

27

3813



Political party identification by Worship attendance


Less than once a yearOnce a yearSeveral times a yearOnce to three times a monthNearly every weekEvery week or moreMissingTOTAL
Strong Democrat13.6%
173
15.0%
74
14.9%
60
20.7%
114
12.4%
21
15.5%
145

1
15.4%
587
Not very strong Democrat17.5%
222
18.1%
89
18.7%
75
14.7%
81
18.8%
32
13.5%
126

3
16.3%
625
Independent, close to Democrat16.6%
211
17.8%
88
14.2%
57
10.9%
60
9.4%
16
8.9%
83

0
13.5%
515
Independent (neither, no response)24.1%
307
18.1%
89
15.4%
62
19.8%
109
14.7%
25
14.9%
139

7
19.1%
731
Independent, close to Republican11.0%
140
9.3%
46
12.7%
51
9.5%
52
14.1%
24
10.8%
101

0
10.8%
414
Not very strong Republican8.6%
109
13.0%
64
15.2%
61
10.9%
60
15.9%
27
16.5%
154

0
12.4%
475
Strong Republican4.8%
61
5.7%
28
8.0%
32
10.4%
57
13.5%
23
16.7%
156

1
9.3%
357
Other party, refused to say3.1%
39
2.6%
13
0.7%
3
2.2%
12
0.0%
0
2.8%
26

0
2.4%
93
No answer0.8%
10
0.4%
2
0.2%
1
0.9%
5
1.2%
2
0.6%
6

3
0.7%
26
Missing00320005
TOTAL 100.0%
1272
100.0%
493
100.0%
402
100.0%
550
100.0%
170
100.0%
936

15

3823



Political party identification by Political ideology


Extremely liberal or liberalSlightly liberalModerateSlightly conservativeConservative or extremely conservativeMissingTOTAL
Strong Democrat40.8%
241
21.7%
93
11.7%
172
6.9%
36
5.7%
41

5
15.6%
583
Not very strong Democrat17.8%
105
23.1%
99
20.2%
297
13.6%
71
6.0%
43

13
16.5%
615
Independent, close to Democrat18.1%
107
25.4%
109
14.9%
219
7.9%
41
4.6%
33

6
13.7%
509
Independent (neither, no response)12.9%
76
15.2%
65
26.8%
394
13.0%
68
9.5%
68

68
18.0%
671
Independent, close to Republican4.7%
28
6.3%
27
10.4%
153
18.4%
96
14.6%
104

6
11.0%
408
Not very strong Republican2.5%
15
4.2%
18
10.3%
152
26.6%
139
20.0%
143

7
12.5%
467
Strong Republican1.0%
6
0.7%
3
2.7%
40
10.2%
53
35.7%
255

2
9.6%
357
Other party, refused to say1.7%
10
3.3%
14
1.8%
27
3.4%
18
3.1%
22

3
2.4%
91
No answer0.5%
3
0.2%
1
1.1%
16
0.0%
0
0.7%
5

4
0.7%
25
Missing0040004
TOTAL 100.0%
591
100.0%
429
100.0%
1470
100.0%
522
100.0%
714

114

3726



Political party identification by Race


WhiteBlackOtherTOTAL
Strong Democrat11.2%
320
38.9%
219
11.9%
49
15.3%
588
Not very strong Democrat14.4%
412
22.6%
127
21.8%
90
16.4%
629
Independent, close to Democrat13.2%
378
14.2%
80
13.8%
57
13.4%
515
Independent (neither, no response)18.0%
516
15.5%
87
32.7%
135
19.2%
738
Independent, close to Republican12.5%
358
2.8%
16
9.4%
39
10.8%
413
Not very strong Republican15.4%
440
2.3%
13
5.1%
21
12.3%
474
Strong Republican11.9%
340
1.4%
8
2.4%
10
9.3%
358
Other party, refused to say2.8%
80
0.9%
5
2.2%
9
2.4%
94
No answer0.7%
19
1.4%
8
0.7%
3
0.8%
30
Missing4004
TOTAL 100.0%
2863
100.0%
563
100.0%
413

3839



Political party identification by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Strong Democrat17.0%
284
12.8%
119
26.6%
17
15.4%
124
11.9%
41

4
15.3%
585
Not very strong Democrat14.2%
237
19.7%
183
17.2%
11
17.4%
140
16.6%
57

1
16.5%
628
Independent, close to Democrat10.1%
169
12.4%
115
14.1%
9
21.1%
170
14.5%
50

1
13.5%
513
Independent (neither, no response)13.9%
232
20.5%
190
6.3%
4
26.7%
215
24.7%
85

12
19.0%
726
Independent, close to Republican11.5%
192
9.8%
91
10.9%
7
9.7%
78
13.1%
45

0
10.8%
413
Not very strong Republican16.5%
276
13.0%
121
12.5%
8
4.1%
33
10.5%
36

0
12.4%
474
Strong Republican13.8%
230
9.5%
88
6.3%
4
2.1%
17
5.2%
18

0
9.4%
357
Other party, refused to say2.4%
40
1.9%
18
4.7%
3
2.9%
23
2.0%
7

2
2.4%
91
No answer0.7%
11
0.3%
3
1.6%
1
0.6%
5
1.5%
5

4
0.7%
25
Missing2300005
TOTAL 100.0%
1671
100.0%
928
100.0%
64
100.0%
805
100.0%
344

24

3812



Political party identification by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Strong Democrat13.2%
233
17.1%
356
15.3%
589
Not very strong Democrat14.9%
263
17.6%
365
16.4%
628
Independent, close to Democrat13.9%
245
13.0%
269
13.4%
514
Independent (neither, no response)18.0%
317
20.3%
422
19.2%
739
Independent, close to Republican13.3%
234
8.6%
179
10.8%
413
Not very strong Republican13.4%
237
11.4%
237
12.3%
474
Strong Republican9.7%
171
9.0%
187
9.3%
358
Other party, refused to say2.7%
48
2.2%
46
2.4%
94
No answer0.9%
15
0.7%
15
0.8%
30
Missing134
TOTAL 100.0%
1763
100.0%
2076

3839



Notes

The General Social Surveys (GSS) have been conducted by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) annually since 1972, except for the years 1979, 1981, and 1992 (a supplement was added in 1992), and biennially beginning in 1994. The GSS are designed to be part of a program of social indicator research, replicating questionnaire items and wording in order to facilitate time-trend studies. This data file has all cases and variables asked on the 2014 GSS. There are a total of 3,842 cases in the data set but their initial sampling years vary because the GSS now contains panel cases. Sampling years can be identified with the variable SAMPTYPE.




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