News Interest Index, October 2003

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BUSHAPRV

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

Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as President?
  1) Approve
  2) Disapprove
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Approve 50.3% 50.3%
Disapprove 42% 92.3%
Don't know/Refused 7.7% 100%
Total N = 1515

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Approve 49.2% 51.5% 52.2% 52.9% 54.8% 40.9% 50.2%
Disapprove 43.5% 39.8% 40.1% 41.6% 40.8% 47.9% 42.1%
Don't know/Refused 7.3% 8.7% 7.8% 5.5% 4.5% 11.3% 7.6%
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
Approve 64.6% 57.0% 50.8% 42.5% 43.3% 37.9% 50.4%
Disapprove 28.6% 33.8% 43.9% 50.8% 46.5% 57.8% 42.1%
Don't know/Refused 6.8% 9.2% 5.3% 6.7% 10.2% 4.3% 7.5%
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
Approve 41.6% 53.9% 49.5% 54.9% 45.5% 50.4%
Disapprove 45.3% 38.3% 42.3% 40.9% 50.9% 41.9%
Don't know/Refused 13.1% 7.8% 8.3% 4.3% 3.6% 7.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1510


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Approve 56.5% 44.6% 50.3%
Disapprove 36.2% 47.3% 42.0%
Don't know/Refused 7.2% 8.1% 7.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1515


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Approve 86.6% 23.0% 45.3% 50.3%
Disapprove 8.2% 71.6% 45.2% 43.0%
Don't know/Refused 5.1% 5.4% 9.6% 6.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1402


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Approve 56.8% 20.7% 39.1% 50.3%
Disapprove 35.3% 71.2% 54.0% 42.0%
Don't know/Refused 7.9% 8.1% 6.8% 7.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1499



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