News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

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SUPRELIG

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

[ASK FORM 2 ONLY:] As I read some issues the Supreme Court may rule on over the coming years, please tell me how important each issue is to you personally. Are court decisions on whether to allow religious displays on government property very important, fairly important, not too important, or not at all important to you?
  1) Very important
  2) Fairly important
  3) Not too important
  4) Not at all important
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very important 54.9% 54.9%
Fairly important 24.9% 79.8%
Not too important 11% 90.8%
Not at all important 7.8% 98.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.4% 100%
Total N = 751

Variable Comparisons

Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

Once a week or more Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Very important 67.1% 48.3% 45.9% 40.0% 58.4% 54.9%
Fairly important 17.4% 31.8% 34.7% 31.2% 17.5% 25.2%
Not too important 7.2% 13.6% 14.2% 13.0% 10.9% 10.9%
Not at all important 6.8% 6.3% 3.4% 14.0% 11.7% 7.7%
Don't know/Refused 1.4% 0.0% 1.9% 1.9% 1.5% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
738


Education (I-EDUC)

Some high school or high school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Technical school, some college College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph. D.; law or medical school) TOTAL
Very important 60.5% 54.6% 43.9% 50.0% 54.9%
Fairly important 23.5% 26.1% 22.0% 31.8% 24.9%
Not too important 7.2% 10.0% 25.7% 8.1% 11.1%
Not at all important 7.7% 6.6% 7.9% 10.1% 7.7%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 2.6% 0.5% 0.0% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
740


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very important 50.6% 58.6% 54.9%
Fairly important 26.0% 24.0% 24.9%
Not too important 11.8% 10.4% 11.0%
Not at all important 10.3% 5.5% 7.8%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 1.4% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
751


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Very important 49.0% 51.5% 62.3% 51.0% 54.8%
Fairly important 28.6% 29.2% 18.5% 27.9% 24.9%
Not too important 11.8% 12.9% 11.7% 7.5% 11.0%
Not at all important 8.2% 6.1% 6.9% 10.5% 7.8%
Don't know/Refused 2.4% 0.3% 0.6% 3.1% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
751



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