June 12, 2014

2014 Political Polarization Survey

Table 3.3 Important Community Qualities

QA9a/c/d: Still imagining that you are moving to another community. In deciding where to live, would each of the following be important, or not too important to you. (% important shown here)

These questions are discussed in Section 3 of the report.

Most people share your political views
%
Mix of people from different racial/ethnic backgrounds
%
Many people who share your religious beliefs
%
(N)
TOTAL 28 45 36 3,341
PARTY WITH LEANERS
Rep/Rep lean 31 32 43 1,340
Dem/Dem lean 27 56 31 1,572
PARTY ID
Republican 35 33 49 788
Democrat 31 57 33 1,036
Independent 22 43 31 1,320
Lean Republican 26 32 35 552
Lean Democrat 21 54 27 536
IDEOLOGICAL CONSISTENCY
Consistent conservative 50 20 57 347
Mostly conservative 29 32 45 625
Mixed 22 39 37 1,179
Mostly liberal 25 58 31 698
Consistent liberal 35 76 17 492
SEX
Men 28 43 36 1,631
Women 27 47 36 1,710
AGE
18-49 25 49 32 1,336
50+ 31 40 42 1,960
DETAILED AGE
18-29 23 54 29 483
30-49 27 45 34 853
50-64 31 41 37 1,028
65+ 31 40 48 932
SEX BY AGE
Men 18-49 26 48 33 692
Men 50+ 31 37 40 922
Women 18-49 25 49 31 644
Women 50+ 31 43 43 1,038
RACE
White, non-Hispanic 25 41 32 2,407
Black, non-Hispanic 31 60 48 348
Hispanic 36 48 46 301
EDUCATION
College grad+ 30 56 29 1,378
Post grad 31 60 29 491
College grad 30 54 29 887
Some college 25 44 36 977
HS or less 28 38 41 972
FAMILY INCOME
$75,000+ 30 48 31 1,020
$30,000-$74,999 27 44 35 1,026
<$30,000 27 44 41 971
RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE
Total Protestant 29 41 46 1,673
White NH evang. Prot. 30 35 58 624
White NH mainline Prot. 25 36 29 583
Total Catholic 29 43 37 715
White NH Cath. 22 40 30 496
Unaffiliated 23 53 12 591
ATTEND RELIGIOUS SERVICES
Weekly or more 32 46 59 1,270
Less than weekly 25 44 24 2,031
REGION
Northeast 27 50 33 606
Midwest 23 40 33 724
South 30 43 43 1,240
West 28 50 31 771
AMONG REP/LEAN REP
Men 32 30 43 721
Women 31 35 43 619
18-29 29 43 38 163
30-49 30 31 41 315
50-64 32 27 40 430
65+ 35 30 55 417
Agree with Tea Party 42 28 51 555
Disagree/No opinion 26 35 38 761
AMONG DEM/LEAN DEM
Men 27 56 30 709
Women 27 56 31 863
18-29 21 67 23 240
30-49 27 55 28 409
50-64 33 56 34 467
65+ 29 48 42 441
AMONG WHITES
Men 27 40 33 1,177
Women 24 43 32 1,230
18-29 19 54 30 274
30-49 24 42 27 561
50-64 28 36 31 761
65+ 29 37 45 790
College grad 29 54 27 1,091
Some college or less 24 36 35 1,311
College grad men 32 47 28 566
College grad women 26 60 26 525
Some col or less men 25 37 36 609
Some col or less women 23 35 34 702
$75,000+ 30 48 29 839
$30,000-$74,999 25 39 32 760
<$30,000 20 38 37 578