June 12, 2014

2014 Political Polarization Survey

Table 1.1 Ideological Consistency

Scale of 10 political values items.
These questions are discussed in Section 1 and Appendix A of the report.

Consistently liberal
%
Mostly liberal
%
Mixed
%
Mostly conservative
%
Consistently conservative
%
(N)
TOTAL 12 22 39 18 9 10,013
PARTY WITH LEANERS
Rep/Rep lean 1 9 37 33 20 4,177
Dem/Dem lean 23 33 38 5 0 4,657
PARTY ID
Republican 1 8 34 34 23 2,415
Democrat 25 32 36 6 0 3,064
Independent 9 23 43 18 7 3,968
Lean Republican 1 9 42 31 17 1,762
Lean Democrat 20 35 41 5 0 1,593
SEX
Men 11 21 37 20 12 5,005
Women 14 24 41 15 6 5,008
AGE
18-49 12 25 43 15 5 3,999
50+ 12 19 34 21 13 5,852
DETAILED AGE
18-29 13 29 45 11 2 1,405
30-49 12 23 42 17 7 2,594
50-64 12 20 35 21 12 3,018
65+ 12 17 34 22 15 2,834
SEX BY AGE
Men 18-49 11 24 41 17 7 2,163
Men 50+ 10 17 32 23 18 2,779
Women 18-49 13 27 45 12 3 1,836
Women 50+ 14 21 37 19 9 3,073
RACE
White, non-Hispanic 13 18 36 22 12 7,227
Black, non-Hispanic 12 36 45 7 0 998
Hispanic 8 31 50 9 2 902
EDUCATION
College grad+ 24 23 28 17 9 4,125
Post grad 30 22 25 15 7 1,457
College grad 20 23 29 18 10 2,668
Some college 11 22 40 18 9 2,846
HS or less 6 22 46 18 8 2,993
FAMILY INCOME
$75,000+ 17 19 31 21 12 3,002
$30,000-$74,999 12 22 37 19 10 3,174
<$30,000 9 26 49 13 4 2,792
RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE
Total Protestant 8 19 40 21 12 5,015
White NH evang. Prot. 3 11 33 31 22 1,956
White NH mainline Prot. 12 17 41 21 10 1,689
Total Catholic 9 24 44 16 7 2,060
White NH Cath. 10 19 40 21 10 1,448
Unaffiliated 24 27 34 12 3 1,867
ATTEND RELIGIOUS SERVICES
Weekly or more 7 19 39 22 13 3,801
Less than weekly 15 24 39 15 6 6,117
REGION
Northeast 15 25 36 17 6 1,784
Midwest 11 22 39 18 10 2,175
South 10 20 42 19 10 3,739
West 15 24 38 15 8 2,315
AMONG REP/LEAN REP
Men 1 7 32 35 25 2,273
Women 1 10 43 31 15 1,904
18-29 3 17 53 20 7 484
30-49 1 8 40 34 17 1,001
50-64 1 6 30 37 26 1,296
65+ 1 5 29 36 29 1,339
Agree with Tea Party 0 3 18 38 40 1,713
Disagree/No opinion 2 12 48 29 8 2,362
AMONG DEM/LEAN DEM
Men 22 33 39 6 0 2,134
Women 25 33 37 5 0 2,523
18-29 24 36 38 3 0 712
30-49 21 34 40 5 0 1,258
50-64 24 33 36 6 1 1,370
65+ 26 28 37 8 1 1,265
AMONG WHITES
Men 12 16 32 24 16 3,568
Women 14 19 40 19 8 3,659
18-29 15 23 44 14 4 761
30-49 13 18 38 22 9 1,724
50-64 12 16 32 24 15 2,240
65+ 12 14 31 25 17 2,414
College grad 25 19 27 19 11 3,216
Some college or less 8 17 40 23 12 3,999
College grad men 22 17 25 22 14 1,686
College grad women 27 21 28 16 7 1,530
Some col or less men 7 16 35 25 17 1,875
Some col or less women 9 18 45 20 8 2,124
$75,000+ 18 17 29 23 13 2,444
$30,000-$74,999 12 17 33 24 14 2,339
<$30,000 10 20 47 17 6 1,680