News Interest Index, March 2004

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

Now I will read a list of some stories covered by news organizations this past month. As I read each item, tell me if you happened to follow this news story very closely, fairly closely, not too closely, or not at all closely: The issue of gay and lesbian marriage
  1) Very closely
  2) Fairly closely
  3) Not too closely
  4) Not at all closely
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very closely 29.4% 29.4%
Fairly closely 33.3% 62.7%
Not too closely 19.8% 82.5%
Not at all closely 16.8% 99.3%
Don't know/Refused .8% 100.1%
Total N = 1703

Variable Comparisons

Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very closely 26.1% 33.2% 29.2% 29.8%
Fairly closely 41.1% 30.4% 32.2% 34.1%
Not too closely 17.0% 19.9% 20.5% 19.3%
Not at all closely 15.6% 15.6% 17.7% 16.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.2% 0.9% 0.5% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1603


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Very closely 39.6% 29.9% 23.4% 23.8% 31.3% 32.8% 29.4%
Fairly closely 31.5% 36.5% 28.9% 35.5% 32.5% 31.4% 33.3%
Not too closely 11.6% 15.9% 28.5% 24.7% 19.8% 15.8% 19.7%
Not at all closely 15.6% 16.7% 18.4% 15.4% 16.4% 19.4% 16.8%
Don't know/Refused 1.7% 1.0% 0.8% 0.7% 0.0% 0.6% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1687


Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Very closely 25.9% 26.6% 27.3% 27.5% 33.6% 36.3% 29.3%
Fairly closely 33.2% 34.1% 35.5% 33.2% 35.7% 28.8% 33.4%
Not too closely 18.5% 20.0% 21.1% 22.5% 16.4% 17.9% 19.7%
Not at all closely 20.8% 19.3% 15.7% 16.5% 12.9% 15.6% 16.7%
Don't know/Refused 1.5% 0.0% 0.4% 0.3% 1.4% 1.5% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1683


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College+ TOTAL
Very closely 22.4% 28.4% 29.5% 34.8% 29.5%
Fairly closely 23.9% 32.2% 36.6% 36.8% 33.3%
Not too closely 24.1% 21.0% 18.5% 17.0% 19.8%
Not at all closely 26.5% 18.1% 15.2% 10.8% 16.7%
Don't know/Refused 3.0% 0.4% 0.3% 0.6% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1699


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20,000 to under $30,000 $30,000 to under $50,000 $50,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Very closely 24.9% 29.9% 32.1% 30.0% 27.7% 30.0% 29.1%
Fairly closely 26.6% 31.3% 33.2% 37.5% 40.3% 41.6% 34.0%
Not too closely 21.9% 19.8% 18.6% 19.3% 20.3% 18.1% 19.7%
Not at all closely 25.4% 19.1% 15.7% 13.0% 11.0% 9.5% 16.5%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 0.0% 0.4% 0.2% 0.7% 0.8% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1488


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic/Other TOTAL
Very closely 29.2% 34.1% 26.4% 29.3%
Fairly closely 35.9% 24.9% 26.6% 33.2%
Not too closely 18.8% 18.7% 25.2% 19.8%
Not at all closely 15.2% 21.2% 21.8% 16.9%
Don't know/Refused 1.0% 1.1% 0.0% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1694



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