News Interest Index, October 2003

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COUNTRY

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

All in all, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in this country today?
  1) Satisfied
  2) Dissatisfied
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Satisfied 37.6% 37.6%
Dissatisfied 56.5% 94.1%
Don't know/Refused 5.8% 99.9%
Total N = 1515

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Satisfied 51.4% 41.7% 40.9% 33.1% 36.0% 25.3% 37.7%
Dissatisfied 44.4% 51.2% 53.3% 61.8% 61.0% 65.8% 56.5%
Don't know/Refused 4.2% 7.1% 5.8% 5.1% 3.0% 8.8% 5.8%
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
Satisfied 40.7% 44.3% 41.4% 35.4% 29.1% 28.9% 37.7%
Dissatisfied 53.3% 49.0% 52.0% 61.0% 66.5% 65.1% 56.8%
Don't know/Refused 6.0% 6.7% 6.6% 3.6% 4.4% 6.0% 5.5%
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
Satisfied 33.9% 31.0% 43.4% 45.5% 33.8% 37.7%
Dissatisfied 61.3% 63.1% 51.8% 46.4% 61.3% 56.6%
Don't know/Refused 4.8% 5.9% 4.7% 8.1% 5.0% 5.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1510


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Satisfied 42.6% 33.1% 37.6%
Dissatisfied 51.2% 61.4% 56.6%
Don't know/Refused 6.2% 5.5% 5.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1515


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Satisfied 59.1% 22.7% 33.5% 37.7%
Dissatisfied 35.5% 72.6% 60.3% 56.9%
Don't know/Refused 5.4% 4.6% 6.2% 5.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1402


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Satisfied 41.2% 17.2% 36.0% 37.8%
Dissatisfied 53.2% 75.1% 58.9% 56.4%
Don't know/Refused 5.7% 7.7% 5.0% 5.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1499



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