News Interest Index, October 2003

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CITYSIZE

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

Which of the following best describes the place where you now live?... A large city, a suburb near a large city, a small city or town, or a rural area?
  1) A large city
  2) A suburb near a large city
  3) A small city or town
  4) A rural area
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
A large city 19.5% 19.5%
A suburb near a large city 23.4% 42.9%
A small city or town 36% 78.9%
A rural area 20.6% 99.5%
Don't know/Refused .5% 100%
Total N = 1515

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
A large city 24.2% 24.3% 16.2% 18.0% 15.2% 19.6% 19.5%
A suburb near a large city 26.0% 28.0% 22.7% 25.1% 24.7% 15.6% 23.6%
A small city or town 36.6% 34.2% 34.5% 35.8% 33.0% 41.3% 35.9%
A rural area 13.3% 12.7% 26.5% 21.2% 26.2% 22.6% 20.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.9% 0.9% 0.4%
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
A large city 16.5% 20.3% 19.6% 17.0% 20.2% 24.7% 19.3%
A suburb near a large city 19.0% 19.1% 28.2% 30.6% 21.1% 24.7% 23.6%
A small city or town 34.6% 36.6% 36.4% 32.9% 40.6% 33.8% 35.9%
A rural area 29.1% 23.8% 15.3% 18.9% 17.6% 16.9% 20.8%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 0.2% 0.5% 0.6% 0.5% 0.0% 0.4%
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
A large city 18.0% 17.8% 19.6% 23.6% 20.3% 19.6%
A suburb near a large city 22.0% 15.8% 27.0% 29.8% 29.3% 23.4%
A small city or town 36.3% 40.5% 34.4% 33.0% 30.6% 36.1%
A rural area 23.7% 25.9% 18.6% 12.6% 19.4% 20.7%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 1.1% 0.5% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1510


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
A large city 18.3% 20.5% 19.5%
A suburb near a large city 24.9% 22.0% 23.4%
A small city or town 36.2% 35.9% 36.0%
A rural area 20.3% 20.9% 20.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.3% 0.6% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1515


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
A large city 14.3% 25.1% 18.4% 19.5%
A suburb near a large city 23.5% 22.4% 25.7% 23.8%
A small city or town 35.6% 33.5% 38.7% 35.9%
A rural area 26.2% 18.6% 16.7% 20.4%
Don't know/Refused 0.4% 0.5% 0.5% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1402


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
A large city 14.2% 36.7% 33.2% 19.5%
A suburb near a large city 23.6% 17.0% 26.4% 23.4%
A small city or town 38.7% 29.0% 29.2% 36.2%
A rural area 23.2% 17.0% 10.1% 20.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.3% 0.4% 1.0% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1499



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