June 12, 2014

2014 Political Polarization Survey

Table 5.1 Political Engagement

OFVOTE: How often would you say you vote – Always, nearly always, part of the time, seldom?

Q105a/b: Please tell me if you have done any of the following. Over the last two years have you…Worked or volunteered for a political candidate or campaign, or not?/Contacted any elected official, or not?

These questions are discussed in Section 5 of the report.

Always vote % Campaign volunteer in past two years % Contacted official in past two years % (N)
TOTAL 49 8 28 10,013
PARTY WITH LEANERS
Rep/Rep lean 56 7 33 4,177
Dem/Dem lean 49 9 26 4,657
PARTY ID
Republican 61 8 33 2,415
Democrat 55 11 26 3,064
Independent 41 6 27 3,968
Lean Republican 50 5 33 1,762
Lean Democrat 38 7 26 1,593
IDEOLOGICAL CONSISTENCY
Consistently Conservative 78 12 50 1,078
Mostly Conservative 58 6 34 1,932
Mixed 39 6 19 3,469
Mostly Liberal 43 7 22 2,066
Consistently Liberal 58 15 45 1,468
SEX
Men 49 8 30 5,005
Women 49 7 26 5,008
AGE
18-49 38 7 23 3,999
50+ 63 9 34 5,852
DETAILED AGE
18-29 30 7 18 1,405
30-49 42 6 27 2,594
50-64 59 9 35 3,018
65+ 70 9 33 2,834
SEX BY AGE
Men 18-49 38 7 25 2,163
Men 50+ 64 10 37 2,779
Women 18-49 37 6 21 1,836
Women 50+ 63 8 32 3,073
RACE
White, non-Hispanic 52 7 33 7,227
Black, non-Hispanic 53 11 16 998
Hispanic 33 7 14 902
EDUCATION
College grad+ 59 12 44 4,125
Post grad 62 14 51 1,457
College grad 57 12 41 2,668
Some college 51 8 30 2,846
HS or less 41 4 16 2,993
FAMILY INCOME
$75,000+ 59 10 41 3,002
$30,000-$74,999 52 8 30 3,174
<$30,000 38 6 16 2,792
RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE
Total Protestant 52 7 28 5,015
White NH evang. Prot. 55 6 32 1,956
White NH mainline Prot. 50 7 32 1,689
Total Catholic 50 8 27 2,060
White NH Cath. 60 8 34 1,448
Unaffiliated 42 7 28 1,867
ATTEND RELIGIOUS SERVICES
Weekly or more 58 9 31 3,801
Less than weekly 44 7 27 6,117
REGION
Northeast 49 9 31 1,784
Midwest 51 7 30 2,175
South 49 7 26 3,739
West 48 7 28 2,315
AMONG REP/LEAN REP
Men 59 8 37 2,273
Women 53 6 28 1,904
18-29 36 6 20 484
30-49 48 6 33 1,001
50-64 65 8 40 1,296
65+ 74 8 36 1,339
Agree with Tea Party 70 10 48 1,713
Disagree/No opinion 48 5 25 2,362
AMONG DEM/LEAN DEM
Men 46 10 25 2,134
Women 51 9 27 2,523
18-29 31 9 19 712
30-49 43 7 24 1,258
50-64 59 11 32 1,370
65+ 69 10 32 1,265
AMONG WHITES
Men 54 8 36 3,568
Women 51 6 30 3,659
18-29 33 6 23 761
30-49 44 6 33 1,724
50-64 60 8 38 2,240
65+ 70 8 35 2,414
College grad 61 11 47 3,216
Some college or less 49 5 27 3,999
College grad men 63 12 49 1,686
College grad women 59 11 46 1,530
Some col or less men 50 7 31 1,875
Some col or less women 48 4 23 2,124
$75,000+ 61 10 43 2,444
$30,000-$74,999 53 7 34 2,339
<$30,000 40 5 20 1,680