June 12, 2014

2014 Political Polarization Survey

Table 3.10 Close Friends Share Political Views

Q44: Which of the following statements best describes you. Most of my close friends share my views on government and politics, Some of my close friends share my views, but many do not [OR] I don’t really know what most of my close friends think about government and politics?

This question is discussed in Section 3 of the report.

Most friends share my views
%
Some friends share my views, but many do not
%
Don’t really know what most friends think
%
(N)
TOTAL 35 39 26 3,308
PARTY WITH LEANERS
Rep/Rep lean 42 42 17 1,388
Dem/Dem lean 33 37 30 1,662
PARTY ID
Republican 47 39 14 772
Democrat 35 35 30 1,099
Independent 30 42 28 1,325
Lean Republican 35 45 20 616
Lean Democrat 30 41 29 563
IDEOLOGICAL CONSISTENCY
Consistently conservative 63 30 7 343
Mostly conservative 44 36 20 592
Mixed 25 39 35 1,015
Mostly liberal 25 43 32 674
Consistently liberal 49 39 12 684
SEX
Men 36 43 21 1,637
Women 34 35 31 1,671
AGE
18-49 33 39 28 1,413
50+ 37 39 24 1,881
DETAILED AGE
18-29 30 38 32 505
30-49 35 39 26 908
50-64 35 39 26 1,073
65+ 41 37 22 808
SEX BY AGE
Men 18-49 35 44 21 694
Men 50+ 38 41 21 939
Women 18-49 31 33 35 719
Women 50+ 37 36 27 942
RACE
White, non-Hispanic 39 40 21 2,562
Black, non-Hispanic 27 31 42 259
Hispanic 25 39 36 255
EDUCATION
College grad+ 43 44 13 1,690
Post grad 45 46 8 633
College grad 42 43 15 1,057
Some college 36 40 23 926
HS or less 28 33 39 689
FAMILY INCOME
$75,000+ 42 45 13 1,166
$30,000-$74,999 38 40 21 1,141
<$30,000 25 32 43 819
RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE
Total Protestant 37 36 27 1,566
White NH evang. Prot. 46 34 20 603
White NH mainline Prot. 36 39 25 594
Total Catholic 30 40 30 629
White NH Cath. 33 45 22 470
Unaffiliated 32 43 24 731
ATTEND RELIGIOUS SERVICES
Weekly or more 41 35 24 1,158
Less than weekly 32 41 28 2,145
REGION
Northeast 34 38 27 585
Midwest 34 43 23 756
South 37 35 28 1,130
West 33 40 27 837
AMONG REP/LEAN REP
Men 42 44 14 762
Women 42 38 20 626
18-29 28 51 21 161
30-49 38 46 17 379
50-64 47 37 16 467
65+ 52 35 14 372
Agree with Tea Party 58 37 5 638
Disagree/No opinion 31 45 23 724
AMONG DEM/LEAN DEM
Men 34 42 24 742
Women 33 33 34 920
18-29 34 34 32 301
30-49 36 34 30 453
50-64 29 42 29 506
65+ 32 39 29 399
AMONG WHITES
Men 40 44 17 1,280
Women 38 38 24 1,282
18-29 35 43 22 304
30-49 37 40 22 701
50-64 38 40 21 837
65+ 43 40 17 710
College grad 46 45 9 1,396
Some college or less 35 38 26 1,163
College grad men 47 45 8 738
College grad women 45 45 10 658
Some col or less men 36 43 21 540
Some col or less women 35 34 31 623
$75,000+ 43 46 11 1,002
$30,000-$74,999 41 41 19 891
<$30,000 30 34 36 534