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School Prayer (2) 1986-1998
PERCENT AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS WHO RESPONDED :      'Silent Prayer Allowed'


  % OF GROUP: '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98
Males 51 54 49 52 54 54 51
Females 47 50 47 47 53 56 50
  '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98
Whites non-Hispanic 50 54 50 49 55 57 49
Black non-Hispanic 42 45 43 48 48 55 55
Hispanic 43 40 41 46 48 48 52
Race oth/mult non-Hisp 30 48 44 50 56 48 49
  '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98
Grade Sch./Some High Sch. 37 33 34 38 36 34 43
High School Diploma 50 51 48 50 54 54 51
Some College, no Degree 51 57 55 54 53 57 52
College Degree/ Post-grad 47 57 49 46 57 59 49
  '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98
Income 0-16 Percentile 41 41 49 42 56 48 46
Income 17-33 Percentile 48 42 47 46 49 53 45
Income 34-67 Percentile 53 57 47 52 54 57 54
Income 68-95 Percentile 49 57 50 53 54 59 49
Income 96-100 Percentile 48 60 59 49 54 53 46
  '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98
Professionals 50 55 53 47 56 58 49
White Collar 48 54 47 50 52 57 49
Blue Collar 48 48 47 53 53 49 51
Unskilled 39 56 40 45 40 69 46
Farmers 49 44 47 49 66 53 36
Housewives 49 51 45 47 57 64 47
  '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98
Union Households 51 54 50 55 49 58 46
Non-Union Households 48 52 48 48 55 55 51
  '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98
South 45 44 40 47 55 55 52
Nonsouth 50 55 52 50 53 55 49
  '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98
Born 1991 or later ** ** ** ** ** ** **
Born 1975-1990 ** ** ** 58 58 63 55
Born 1959-1974 55 56 57 55 61 62 55
Born 1943-1958 52 58 50 51 53 57 50
Born 1927-1942 47 48 37 46 50 47 47
Born 1911-1926 38 44 46 40 40 43 37
Born 1895-1910 36 35 30 38 38 39 19
Born before 1895 0 ** ** ** ** ** **
  '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98
Democrats (incl leaners) 46 48 47 47 50 52 47
Independents 52 49 44 53 56 49 47
Republicans (incl leaners) 52 56 51 50 57 61 55
  '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98
Liberals 46 51 50 47 54 51 39
Moderates 49 50 51 50 52 55 52
Conservatives 54 59 50 49 57 62 54

    ___   (underline) indicates 50 or fewer total respondents within group
    **     indicates question not asked or no cases within group
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Table 4C.3b.2
Source: The American National Election Studies
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NOTE: variable used for race grouping has changed. See Table 1A.3

(Table generated: 26OCT15)