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: Basketball star Kobe Bryant being accused of sexual assault
  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 13.7% 13.7%
Fairly closely 28.1% 41.8%
Not too closely 29.4% 71.2%
Not at all closely 27.7% 98.9%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 100%
Total N = 1515

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Very closely 21.1% 11.9% 8.7% 13.2% 16.1% 14.5% 13.6%
Fairly closely 30.8% 28.7% 26.2% 28.7% 29.6% 27.2% 28.3%
Not too closely 22.1% 27.9% 33.2% 28.9% 30.7% 32.7% 29.6%
Not at all closely 26.0% 30.1% 31.9% 28.1% 23.6% 22.2% 27.5%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 1.5% 0.0% 1.0% 0.0% 3.4% 1.0%
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 13.1% 14.7% 15.5% 13.6% 10.7% 13.8% 13.6%
Fairly closely 25.6% 27.9% 32.8% 31.6% 28.1% 19.0% 28.3%
Not too closely 28.9% 32.9% 27.5% 25.7% 33.5% 26.7% 29.6%
Not at all closely 30.7% 24.1% 24.2% 28.4% 27.0% 38.4% 27.7%
Don't know/Refused 1.8% 0.5% 0.0% 0.8% 0.7% 2.2% 0.8%
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 22.3% 14.6% 10.6% 10.8% 12.2% 13.7%
Fairly closely 22.3% 29.4% 30.4% 29.7% 23.5% 28.3%
Not too closely 26.0% 24.3% 31.5% 36.9% 31.7% 29.4%
Not at all closely 27.1% 30.8% 26.4% 22.3% 32.1% 27.7%
Don't know/Refused 2.4% 0.9% 1.1% 0.2% 0.5% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1510


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very closely 13.1% 14.3% 13.7%
Fairly closely 26.9% 29.3% 28.1%
Not too closely 28.3% 30.3% 29.4%
Not at all closely 30.4% 25.1% 27.7%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 1.0% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1515


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very closely 9.1% 18.0% 14.6% 14.1%
Fairly closely 29.0% 29.9% 25.9% 28.3%
Not too closely 33.5% 28.2% 26.6% 29.4%
Not at all closely 28.2% 23.1% 32.1% 27.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.3% 0.8% 0.8% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1402


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Very closely 11.9% 22.9% 15.6% 13.6%
Fairly closely 27.8% 30.3% 29.0% 28.3%
Not too closely 31.0% 23.6% 25.2% 29.4%
Not at all closely 28.2% 22.2% 29.0% 27.7%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 1.1% 1.3% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1499



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