News Interest Index, October 2003

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USR

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

Community Type
  1) Urban
  2) Suburban
  3) Rural

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Urban 31% 31%
Suburban 46.8% 77.8%
Rural 22.2% 100%
Total N = 1515

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Urban 46.8% 35.8% 24.1% 29.2% 25.8% 28.7% 31.0%
Suburban 36.6% 47.0% 50.8% 46.2% 51.3% 45.5% 46.6%
Rural 16.6% 17.3% 25.0% 24.6% 22.8% 25.8% 22.3%
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
Urban 27.6% 29.1% 28.8% 34.0% 28.4% 44.0% 31.0%
Suburban 43.1% 46.8% 51.9% 50.1% 46.7% 37.1% 46.8%
Rural 29.3% 24.1% 19.3% 15.9% 24.9% 19.0% 22.2%
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
Urban 36.7% 25.0% 34.8% 31.6% 31.7% 31.1%
Suburban 38.6% 45.8% 45.7% 52.9% 53.8% 46.7%
Rural 24.7% 29.3% 19.5% 15.5% 14.5% 22.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1510


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Urban 29.8% 32.2% 31.1%
Suburban 47.7% 45.9% 46.8%
Rural 22.5% 21.9% 22.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1515


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Urban 25.6% 36.4% 30.7% 31.1%
Suburban 49.2% 45.2% 45.7% 46.6%
Rural 25.2% 18.4% 23.6% 22.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1402


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Urban 25.3% 52.8% 41.7% 30.7%
Suburban 49.8% 33.1% 43.4% 47.1%
Rural 24.9% 14.1% 14.9% 22.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1499



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