June 12, 2014

2014 Political Polarization Survey

Table 3.9 Discuss Politics

Now, thinking about the people you talk with, whether in person, over the phone, or electronically…
Q41: How often do you discuss government and politics with others?

This question is discussed in Section 3 of the report.

Nearly every day
%
A few times a week
%
A few times a month
%
Less often
%
(N)
TOTAL 13 29 26 32 3,308
PARTY WITH LEANERS
Rep/Rep lean 16 32 29 23 1,388
Dem/Dem lean 11 28 26 35 1,662
PARTY ID
Republican 16 33 30 21 772
Democrat 10 29 24 37 1,099
Independent 14 28 27 32 1,325
Lean Republican 16 30 27 27 616
Lean Democrat 11 27 30 32 563
IDEOLOGICAL CONSISTENCY
Consistently conservative 32 37 20 11 343
Mostly conservative 15 33 28 24 592
Mixed 8 24 25 43 1,015
Mostly liberal 8 26 29 36 674
Consistently liberal 21 38 25 16 684
SEX
Men 16 35 26 23 1,637
Women 10 23 27 40 1,671
AGE
18-49 10 27 28 35 1,413
50+ 16 32 24 28 1,881
DETAILED AGE
18-29 9 26 27 38 505
30-49 12 27 29 32 908
50-64 15 31 23 30 1,073
65+ 18 33 24 25 808
SEX BY AGE
Men 18-49 14 33 28 24 694
Men 50+ 19 37 22 21 939
Women 18-49 7 20 28 45 719
Women 50+ 13 27 25 34 942
RACE
White, non-Hispanic 14 32 28 26 2,562
Black, non-Hispanic 9 20 24 47 259
Hispanic 10 23 24 44 255
EDUCATION
College grad+ 18 35 30 16 1,690
Post grad 20 40 26 14 633
College grad 17 33 32 18 1,057
Some college 13 30 27 30 926
HS or less 10 24 23 44 689
FAMILY INCOME
$75,000+ 17 37 28 18 1,166
$30,000-$74,999 14 31 29 26 1,141
<$30,000 8 21 22 48 819
RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE
Total Protestant 13 29 24 34 1,566
White NH evang. Prot. 15 35 27 23 603
White NH mainline Prot. 13 31 26 31 594
Total Catholic 13 27 26 33 629
White NH Cath. 13 30 28 28 470
Unaffiliated 13 30 29 29 731
ATTEND RELIGIOUS SERVICES
Weekly or more 13 31 26 30 1,158
Less than weekly 13 28 26 33 2,145
REGION
Northeast 13 29 30 28 585
Midwest 12 28 31 29 756
South 14 29 22 35 1,130
West 13 30 25 32 837
AMONG REP/LEAN REP
Men 19 36 28 17 762
Women 12 27 30 31 626
18-29 6 28 34 31 161
30-49 15 30 32 23 379
50-64 17 36 25 23 467
65+ 24 32 25 19 372
Agree with Tea Party 28 39 24 9 638
Disagree/No opinion 8 28 32 32 724
AMONG DEM/LEAN DEM
Men 13 35 26 26 742
Women 9 23 26 41 920
18-29 10 27 25 38 301
30-49 7 26 30 37 453
50-64 13 29 25 33 506
65+ 14 33 22 30 399
AMONG WHITES
Men 19 38 25 18 1,280
Women 10 26 31 33 1,282
18-29 12 30 30 29 304
30-49 12 29 31 28 701
50-64 16 34 23 27 837
65+ 18 35 28 19 710
College grad 19 36 31 14 1,396
Some college or less 12 30 27 31 1,163
College grad men 22 41 27 10 738
College grad women 16 32 34 18 658
Some col or less men 17 37 24 22 540
Some col or less women 8 23 29 40 623
$75,000+ 18 36 29 16 1,002
$30,000-$74,999 14 32 31 23 891
<$30,000 10 25 24 41 534