The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

Religion (2), 7 categories 1960-1988

  '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88
Mainline Protestant 45
(819)
** 40
(626)
41
(528)
39
(602)
36
(543)
37
(984)
33
(816)
34
(974)
32
(732)
33
(520)
32
(452)
32
(714)
31
(669)
31
(623)
Evangelical Protestant 29
(524)
** 29
(452)
29
(365)
31
(475)
32
(487)
30
(809)
33
(826)
29
(826)
28
(641)
29
(463)
31
(440)
29
(649)
32
(697)
33
(677)
Catholic 20
(368)
** 22
(349)
22
(280)
22
(337)
19
(289)
24
(640)
22
(541)
25
(707)
24
(548)
23
(370)
22
(314)
26
(582)
24
(511)
24
(484)
Jewish 3
(62)
** 3
(45)
3
(43)
3
(42)
3
(42)
2
(61)
2
(60)
2
(68)
3
(67)
3
(51)
2
(24)
2
(53)
1
(32)
2
(31)
Non-traditional, Orthodox 1
(19)
** 2
(36)
2
(25)
2
(33)
2
(34)
3
(69)
3
(74)
2
(69)
3
(75)
2
(38)
2
(34)
1
(33)
2
(41)
1
(25)
Non-Christian/Non-Jewish 1
(13)
** 0
(5)
0
(3)
0
(2)
0
(5)
1
(15)
0
(11)
1
(29)
1
(23)
1
(13)
1
(15)
1
(23)
1
(22)
0
(9)
None 1
(22)
** 4
(57)
3
(36)
3
(49)
7
(99)
4
(117)
7
(172)
6
(183)
9
(197)
9
(143)
9
(123)
8
(183)
8
(181)
9
(177)
N 1827 0 1570 1280 1540 1499 2695 2500 2856 2283 1598 1402 2237 2153 2026

Percentage Within Study Year
Table 1B.1b.

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Question Text:

1960-1964: "Is your Church (1962: religious) preference Protestant, Catholic or Jewish?"
1966-1968: "Are you Protestant, Catholic or Jewish?"
1970-1988,2002: "Is your religious preference Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, or something else?"
1960-1970: (IF PROTESTANT:) "What church is that, Baptist, Methodist or what?"
1972-1988,2002: (IF PROTESTANT:) "What church or denomination is that
1972-1988: (IF PROTESTANT AND BAPTIST:) Is that Southern Baptist or something else?"

Note:

The religion series was modified in 1990. See notes 1B.1a.

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