News Interest Index, October 2003

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PARTY

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

In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat or Independent?
  1) Republican
  2) Democrat
  3) Independent
  4) No Preference
  5) Other
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Republican 29.1% 29.1%
Democrat 33.1% 62.2%
Independent 29.7% 91.9%
No Preference 5.2% 97.1%
Other .4% 97.5%
Don't know/Refused 2.4% 99.9%
Total N = 1515

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Republican 25.1% 24.1% 33.0% 29.6% 34.2% 27.7% 29.0%
Democrat 28.4% 28.7% 29.4% 37.2% 31.8% 43.1% 33.2%
Independent 38.1% 40.7% 31.7% 25.7% 25.3% 17.9% 29.9%
No Preference 4.5% 4.8% 4.1% 4.7% 5.1% 7.7% 5.1%
Other 0.0% 0.0% 0.5% 0.2% 1.5% 0.7% 0.5%
Don't know/Refused 3.9% 1.7% 1.3% 2.6% 2.1% 2.9% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1495


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
Republican 43.0% 38.2% 29.3% 22.8% 20.9% 10.3% 29.3%
Democrat 28.9% 29.1% 30.5% 39.8% 38.1% 33.2% 33.2%
Independent 20.4% 21.9% 36.1% 31.4% 34.2% 47.8% 29.9%
No Preference 5.8% 6.4% 3.1% 5.0% 4.9% 4.7% 5.1%
Other 0.8% 0.5% 0.8% 0.2% 0.2% 0.0% 0.4%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 3.9% 0.3% 1.0% 1.6% 3.9% 2.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1496


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school graduate High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Some college, no 4-year degree (or technical or vocational school) 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
Republican 17.2% 29.0% 29.9% 38.3% 27.6% 29.1%
Democrat 38.7% 33.3% 32.9% 27.4% 34.8% 33.0%
Independent 28.5% 28.3% 31.1% 30.2% 31.7% 29.7%
No Preference 9.4% 5.8% 4.3% 3.4% 2.7% 5.2%
Other 0.0% 0.6% 0.7% 0.2% 0.5% 0.5%
Don't know/Refused 6.2% 2.9% 1.1% 0.4% 2.7% 2.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1510


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Republican 32.7% 25.8% 29.1%
Democrat 25.5% 40.0% 33.1%
Independent 33.8% 26.1% 29.7%
No Preference 4.5% 5.9% 5.2%
Other 0.5% 0.4% 0.4%
Don't know/Refused 3.1% 1.8% 2.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1515


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Republican 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 31.7%
Democrat 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 36.0%
Independent 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 32.3%
No Preference 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Other 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1402


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Republican 35.9% 2.1% 13.4% 28.9%
Democrat 27.0% 67.7% 38.8% 33.1%
Independent 29.5% 24.6% 36.3% 30.0%
No Preference 4.9% 3.9% 7.6% 5.2%
Other 0.5% 0.0% 0.5% 0.5%
Don't know/Refused 2.2% 1.8% 3.5% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1499



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