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Which political party is more sympathetic to religion? (Demographic Patterns)

Generally speaking, which political party, the Democrats or the Republicans, do you think is more sympathetic to religion and religious people? (ABC News/Washington Post Poll: Springtime Politics, 2005)


Which political party is more sympathetic to religion? by Marital status (ABC News/Washington Post Poll: Springtime Politics, 2005)

  Married and living with your spouse Separated Divorced Widowed Never married Missing TOTAL
Democrats 27.9%
164
35.7%
10
31.6%
42
35.2%
25
39.7%
71
2 31.3%
312
Republicans 55.9%
328
28.6%
8
47.4%
63
38.0%
27
48.6%
87
1 51.4%
513
Both equally 6.0%
35
10.7%
3
7.5%
10
11.3%
8
1.7%
3
1 5.9%
59
Neither 5.5%
32
21.4%
6
6.0%
8
7.0%
5
3.4%
6
2 5.7%
57
DK/No opinion 4.8%
28
3.6%
1
7.5%
10
8.5%
6
6.7%
12
0 5.7%
57
Missing 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
TOTAL 100%
587
100%
28
100%
133
100%
71
100%
179
6 998

Which political party is more sympathetic to religion? by Political party (ABC News/Washington Post Poll: Springtime Politics, 2005)

  A Democrat A Republican An Independent Other DK/No opinion Missing TOTAL
Democrats 53.8%
178
9.5%
28
28.8%
95
29.5%
13
0.0%
0
0 31.3%
314
Republicans 28.7%
95
78.2%
230
52.4%
173
34.1%
15
33.3%
1
0 51.3%
514
Both equally 5.4%
18
5.8%
17
6.4%
21
9.1%
4
0.0%
0
0 6%
60
Neither 5.4%
18
2.4%
7
7.9%
26
11.4%
5
33.3%
1
2 5.7%
57
DK/No opinion 6.6%
22
4.1%
12
4.5%
15
15.9%
7
33.3%
1
0 5.7%
57
Missing 0 1 2 0 0 0 3
TOTAL 100%
331
100%
294
100%
330
100%
44
100%
3
2 1002

Which political party is more sympathetic to religion? by Age (ABC News/Washington Post Poll: Springtime Politics, 2005)

  18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ Missing TOTAL
Democrats 37.8%
48
35.4%
52
33.9%
79
29.1%
91
24.4%
42
2 31.5%
312
Republicans 50.4%
64
53.1%
78
50.2%
117
52.7%
165
50.0%
86
4 51.4%
510
Both equally 2.4%
3
5.4%
8
4.7%
11
6.1%
19
9.9%
17
2 5.8%
58
Neither 3.1%
4
3.4%
5
4.7%
11
7.7%
24
6.4%
11
4 5.5%
55
DK/No opinion 6.3%
8
2.7%
4
6.4%
15
4.5%
14
9.3%
16
0 5.7%
57
Missing 0 2 0 1 0 0 3
TOTAL 100%
127
100%
147
100%
233
100%
313
100%
172
12 992

Which political party is more sympathetic to religion? by Race (ABC News/Washington Post Poll: Springtime Politics, 2005)

  White Black Hispanic Net Asian Other Missing TOTAL
Democrats 28.0%
227
51.5%
35
56.0%
28
30.8%
4
37.3%
19
1 31.6%
313
Republicans 54.7%
443
29.4%
20
38.0%
19
53.8%
7
41.2%
21
4 51.4%
510
Both equally 5.8%
47
7.4%
5
2.0%
1
7.7%
1
5.9%
3
3 5.7%
57
Neither 5.8%
47
2.9%
2
0.0%
0
7.7%
1
9.8%
5
4 5.5%
55
DK/No opinion 5.7%
46
8.8%
6
4.0%
2
0.0%
0
5.9%
3
0 5.7%
57
Missing 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
TOTAL 100%
810
100%
68
100%
50
100%
13
100%
51
12 992

Which political party is more sympathetic to religion? by Religion (ABC News/Washington Post Poll: Springtime Politics, 2005)

  Protestant Catholic Chst NonPr Othr NonCh None/DK Missing TOTAL
Democrats 29.3%
137
33.5%
70
34.0%
35
41.9%
26
28.3%
39
7 31.4%
307
Republicans 51.6%
241
50.7%
106
50.5%
52
41.9%
26
57.2%
79
10 51.5%
504
Both equally 7.1%
33
4.3%
9
4.9%
5
8.1%
5
2.9%
4
4 5.7%
56
Neither 5.8%
27
4.8%
10
4.9%
5
6.5%
4
7.2%
10
3 5.7%
56
DK/No opinion 6.2%
29
6.7%
14
5.8%
6
1.6%
1
4.3%
6
1 5.7%
56
Missing 2 0 1 0 0 0 3
TOTAL 100%
467
100%
209
100%
103
100%
62
100%
138
25 979

Which political party is more sympathetic to religion? by Education (ABC News/Washington Post Poll: Springtime Politics, 2005)

  Less HS Grad HS/TS Some College Grad College Post-Grad Missing TOTAL
Democrats 37.3%
19
38.4%
108
30.6%
87
24.6%
63
28.2%
37
0 31.3%
314
Republicans 31.4%
16
43.1%
121
51.8%
147
60.5%
155
57.3%
75
0 51.2%
514
Both equally 17.6%
9
4.3%
12
6.0%
17
4.7%
12
7.6%
10
0 6%
60
Neither 11.8%
6
6.4%
18
4.2%
12
6.6%
17
3.8%
5
1 5.8%
58
DK/No opinion 2.0%
1
7.8%
22
7.4%
21
3.5%
9
3.1%
4
0 5.7%
57
Missing 0 1 2 0 0 0 3
TOTAL 100%
51
100%
281
100%
284
100%
256
100%
131
1 1003

Which political party is more sympathetic to religion? by Gender (ABC News/Washington Post Poll: Springtime Politics, 2005)

  Male Female TOTAL
Democrats 26.3%
139
36.8%
175
31.3%
314
Republicans 59.8%
316
41.6%
198
51.2%
514
Both equally 4.0%
21
8.2%
39
6%
60
Neither 5.5%
29
6.3%
30
5.9%
59
DK/No opinion 4.4%
23
7.1%
34
5.7%
57
Missing 1 2 3
TOTAL 100%
528
100%
476
1004

Notes

In this April 2005 ABC News/Washington Post poll, a random national sample of 1,007 Americans was asked to discuss their attitudes and opinions regarding the Social Security investments in the stock market, terrorism, the death penalty, gay marriage, abortion, stem-cell research, and political parties. In addition, the poll also contains questions on Tom Delay, court judge nominations, and how President Bush is handling Social Security, the economy, energy policy, and the situation in Iraq. Demographic variables include: gender, age, race, education, and income.




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