Middletown Area Study, 1988

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PREF1984

For whom did you vote in the 1984 presidential election?
  1) Ronald Reagan
  2) Walter Mondale
  3) Another candidate
  4) Did you not vote
  5) Don't know

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Ronald Reagan 223 57.0% 57.0% -0.71
Walter Mondale 80 20.5% 77.5% 0.09
Another candidate 7 1.8% 79.3% 0.89
Did you not vote 69 17.6% 96.9% 1.69
Don't know 12 3.1% 100.0% 2.49

Variable Comparisons


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Ronald Reagan 54.1%
98
59.3%
124
56.9%
222
Walter Mondale 19.9%
36
21.1%
44
20.5%
80
Another candidate 2.2%
4
1.4%
3
1.8%
7
Did you not vote 22.1%
40
13.9%
29
17.7%
69
Don't know 1.7%
3
4.3%
9
3.1%
12
TOTAL 100.0%
181
100.0%
209

390


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Widowed Divorced or Separated Never married TOTAL
Ronald Reagan 66.4%
160
53.5%
23
51.3%
20
29.4%
20
57.0%
223
Walter Mondale 18.7%
45
27.9%
12
35.9%
14
13.2%
9
20.5%
80
Another candidate 1.2%
3
0.0%
0
2.6%
1
4.4%
3
1.8%
7
Did you not vote 10.4%
25
9.3%
4
10.3%
4
52.9%
36
17.6%
69
Don't know 3.3%
8
9.3%
4
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
3.1%
12
TOTAL 100.0%
241
100.0%
43
100.0%
39
100.0%
68

391


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college or Trade school College graduate Graduate school TOTAL
Ronald Reagan 34.6%
18
61.1%
96
52.5%
42
69.2%
45
61.1%
22
57.2%
223
Walter Mondale 34.6%
18
19.1%
30
10.0%
8
21.5%
14
25.0%
9
20.3%
79
Another candidate 1.9%
1
2.5%
4
1.3%
1
0.0%
0
2.8%
1
1.8%
7
Did you not vote 25.0%
13
14.6%
23
32.5%
26
6.2%
4
8.3%
3
17.7%
69
Don't know 3.8%
2
2.5%
4
3.8%
3
3.1%
2
2.8%
1
3.1%
12
TOTAL 100.0%
52
100.0%
157
100.0%
80
100.0%
65
100.0%
36

390


Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65 & older TOTAL
Ronald Reagan 42.0%
34
64.0%
55
72.5%
50
57.3%
51
49.2%
32
56.9%
222
Walter Mondale 8.6%
7
18.6%
16
20.3%
14
28.1%
25
27.7%
18
20.5%
80
Another candidate 1.2%
1
2.3%
2
1.4%
1
1.1%
1
3.1%
2
1.8%
7
Did you not vote 48.1%
39
14.0%
12
4.3%
3
7.9%
7
12.3%
8
17.7%
69
Don't know 0.0%
0
1.2%
1
1.4%
1
5.6%
5
7.7%
5
3.1%
12
TOTAL 100.0%
81
100.0%
86
100.0%
69
100.0%
89
100.0%
65

390


Household income (I-INCOME)

10K & less 10,001-20K 20,001-30K 30,001-50K Over 50K TOTAL
Ronald Reagan 31.0%
22
52.3%
34
68.1%
47
65.2%
58
71.9%
41
57.5%
202
Walter Mondale 29.6%
21
24.6%
16
15.9%
11
21.3%
19
15.8%
9
21.7%
76
Another candidate 2.8%
2
4.6%
3
1.4%
1
1.1%
1
0.0%
0
2.0%
7
Did you not vote 32.4%
23
15.4%
10
11.6%
8
9.0%
8
10.5%
6
15.7%
55
Don't know 4.2%
3
3.1%
2
2.9%
2
3.4%
3
1.8%
1
3.1%
11
TOTAL 100.0%
71
100.0%
65
100.0%
69
100.0%
89
100.0%
57

351


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Catholic Protestant Christian None Other/DK TOTAL
Ronald Reagan 69.1%
47
58.5%
114
54.2%
45
32.3%
10
66.7%
6
57.5%
222
Walter Mondale 19.1%
13
18.5%
36
21.7%
18
35.5%
11
11.1%
1
20.5%
79
Another candidate 0.0%
0
2.6%
5
1.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.6%
6
Did you not vote 8.8%
6
17.4%
34
18.1%
15
32.3%
10
22.2%
2
17.4%
67
Don't know 2.9%
2
3.1%
6
4.8%
4
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
3.1%
12
TOTAL 100.0%
68
100.0%
195
100.0%
83
100.0%
31
100.0%
9

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