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Religion of Respondent (2), 7 categories 1960-1988

  '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88
Mainline Protestant : 45 ** 40 41 39 36 37 33 34 32 33 32 32 31 31
Evangelical Protestant : 29 ** 29 29 31 32 30 33 29 28 29 31 29 32 33
Catholic : 20 ** 22 22 22 19 24 22 25 24 23 22 26 24 24
Jewish : 3 ** 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 1 2
Non-traditional, Orthodox: 1 ** 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 3 2 2 1 2 1
Non-Christian/Non-Jewish : 1 ** 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
None : 1 ** 4 3 3 7 4 7 6 9 9 9 8 8 9
N   1827   1570 1280 1540 1499 2695 2500 2854 2283 1598 1402 2237 2153 2026

PERCENTAGE WITHIN STUDY YEAR
Table 1B.1b
Source: The American National Election Studies
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QUESTION TEXT:

1960-1964: "Is your Church (1962: religious) preference
Protestant, Catholic or Jewish?"
1966-1968: "Are you Protestant, Catholic or Jewish?"
1970-1988,2002: "Is your religious preference Protestant, Catholic,
Jewish, or something else?"
1960-1970: (IF PROTESTANT:) "What church is that, Baptist, Methodist
or what?"
1972-1988,2002: (IF PROTESTANT:) "What church or denomination is that?
1972-1988: (IF PROTESTANT AND BAPTIST:) Is that Southern Baptist or
something else?"


NOTE: The religion series was modified in 1990. See notes 1B.1a.

This question is variable VCF0128A in the ANES Cumulative Data File dataset.
Consult the Cumulative Data File codebook for complete question text and annotation.
Weight variable VCF0009A was used to produce this table (see weight documentation)

(Table generated: 05AUG10)


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