News Interest Index, October 2003

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I-EDUC

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

What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (Recoded for use with online analysis)
  2) Less than high school graduate
  3) High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate)
  5) Some college, no 4-year degree (or technical or vocational school)
  6) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree)
  7) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a Master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Less than high school graduate 14% 14%
High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) 32.3% 46.3%
Some college, no 4-year degree (or technical or vocational school) 27.8% 74.1%
College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) 17.6% 91.7%
Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a Master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) 8.3% 100%
Total N = 1510

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Less than high school graduate 23.6% 8.3% 5.8% 9.1% 10.4% 30.9% 13.9%
High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) 34.1% 26.7% 36.1% 28.8% 35.7% 35.0% 32.5%
Some college, no 4-year degree (or technical or vocational school) 33.2% 32.9% 29.2% 28.4% 24.7% 17.3% 27.7%
College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) 8.5% 24.6% 20.7% 21.4% 16.1% 10.2% 17.6%
Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a Master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) 0.6% 7.5% 8.3% 12.3% 13.1% 6.6% 8.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1492


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
Less than high school graduate 10.6% 13.4% 13.3% 15.7% 16.8% 12.5% 13.9%
High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) 32.2% 32.4% 28.3% 32.4% 31.8% 38.4% 32.2%
Some college, no 4-year degree (or technical or vocational school) 29.6% 26.5% 32.1% 28.7% 28.0% 21.6% 28.1%
College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) 19.3% 20.1% 18.1% 15.3% 16.1% 15.5% 17.7%
Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a Master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) 8.3% 7.6% 8.2% 7.9% 7.2% 12.1% 8.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1492


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
Less than high school graduate 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 14.0%
High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 32.3%
Some college, no 4-year degree (or technical or vocational school) 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 27.8%
College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 17.6%
Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a Master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 8.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1510


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Less than high school graduate 14.1% 13.8% 14.0%
High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) 31.1% 33.4% 32.3%
Some college, no 4-year degree (or technical or vocational school) 27.4% 28.1% 27.8%
College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) 18.2% 17.1% 17.6%
Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a Master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) 9.2% 7.6% 8.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1510


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Less than high school graduate 8.2% 16.4% 13.4% 12.8%
High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) 32.2% 32.6% 30.8% 31.9%
Some college, no 4-year degree (or technical or vocational school) 28.5% 27.6% 29.0% 28.3%
College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) 23.2% 14.7% 17.9% 18.4%
Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a Master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) 7.9% 8.8% 8.8% 8.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1398


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Less than high school graduate 12.2% 22.9% 16.4% 14.0%
High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) 32.9% 35.9% 27.3% 32.4%
Some college, no 4-year degree (or technical or vocational school) 26.6% 26.1% 36.4% 28.0%
College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) 19.1% 10.6% 15.4% 17.6%
Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a Master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) 9.2% 4.6% 4.5% 8.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1496



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