News Interest Index, October 2003

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

Now I will read a list of some stories covered by news organizations this past month. As I read each item, tell me if you happened to follow this news story very closely, fairly closely, not too closely, or not at all closely: The race for the Democratic presidential nomination
  1) Very closely
  2) Fairly closely
  3) Not too closely
  4) Not at all closely
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very closely 12.1% 12.1%
Fairly closely 27.5% 39.6%
Not too closely 27.8% 67.4%
Not at all closely 32% 99.4%
Don't know/Refused .7% 100.1%
Total N = 1515

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Very closely 9.7% 10.2% 9.5% 14.3% 13.1% 14.2% 11.8%
Fairly closely 23.0% 21.6% 30.5% 23.8% 30.9% 35.4% 27.6%
Not too closely 17.6% 27.7% 24.9% 33.9% 29.4% 30.4% 27.7%
Not at all closely 49.7% 40.1% 35.1% 27.3% 26.7% 17.3% 32.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.4% 0.0% 0.6% 0.0% 2.7% 0.6%
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
Very closely 17.5% 14.0% 8.1% 9.0% 9.6% 12.1% 11.8%
Fairly closely 28.8% 27.6% 24.4% 30.5% 26.6% 26.7% 27.6%
Not too closely 23.8% 31.7% 31.7% 29.7% 27.3% 14.7% 27.9%
Not at all closely 29.1% 26.3% 35.8% 30.5% 35.9% 45.7% 32.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 0.5% 0.0% 0.4% 0.7% 0.9% 0.5%
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
Very closely 12.6% 11.4% 10.1% 12.5% 17.6% 11.9%
Fairly closely 16.7% 23.0% 29.8% 32.3% 45.9% 27.6%
Not too closely 32.0% 26.7% 27.3% 30.4% 21.2% 27.8%
Not at all closely 36.3% 38.4% 32.2% 24.6% 15.3% 32.0%
Don't know/Refused 2.4% 0.5% 0.5% 0.2% 0.0% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1510


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very closely 11.2% 12.9% 12.1%
Fairly closely 26.8% 28.1% 27.5%
Not too closely 27.9% 27.6% 27.8%
Not at all closely 33.9% 30.3% 32.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.2% 1.1% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1515


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very closely 7.8% 19.3% 9.8% 12.6%
Fairly closely 24.2% 31.8% 28.8% 28.4%
Not too closely 30.5% 26.3% 25.4% 27.3%
Not at all closely 37.5% 21.8% 35.7% 31.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.8% 0.3% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1402


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Very closely 10.7% 18.2% 13.6% 12.0%
Fairly closely 29.4% 22.8% 21.7% 27.5%
Not too closely 27.6% 30.5% 25.7% 27.6%
Not at all closely 31.5% 27.7% 38.8% 32.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 0.7% 0.3% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1499



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