News Interest Index, October 2003

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NEWSDEMS

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

[ASK ONLY IF FORM= 2] How good a job are news organizations doing at reporting about the race for the Democratic presidential nomination? An excellent job, a good job, only a fair job, or a poor job?
  1) Excellent
  2) Good
  3) Only fair
  4) Poor
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Excellent 2.7% 2.7%
Good 27.4% 30.1%
Only fair 43.4% 73.5%
Poor 10.2% 83.7%
Don't know/Refused 16.3% 100%
Total N = 780

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Excellent 7.7% 0.4% 2.1% 3.3% 1.2% 3.5% 2.8%
Good 27.4% 26.7% 27.2% 25.3% 35.1% 24.5% 27.3%
Only fair 49.4% 41.7% 41.5% 48.2% 42.1% 38.4% 43.3%
Poor 6.0% 10.5% 12.9% 9.0% 12.9% 10.0% 10.4%
Don't know/Refused 9.5% 20.6% 16.4% 14.3% 8.8% 23.6% 16.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
770


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
Excellent 0.0% 3.1% 2.9% 4.5% 3.8% 0.0% 2.8%
Good 29.6% 29.1% 23.1% 27.4% 32.2% 15.0% 27.5%
Only fair 48.8% 45.1% 48.6% 44.1% 33.1% 44.9% 43.8%
Poor 6.1% 10.1% 12.7% 11.8% 8.5% 16.8% 10.4%
Don't know/Refused 15.5% 12.6% 12.7% 12.2% 22.5% 23.4% 15.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
770


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
Excellent 7.7% 1.8% 1.6% 2.1% 3.4% 2.7%
Good 17.6% 32.4% 26.5% 28.8% 23.7% 27.4%
Only fair 40.1% 41.7% 44.4% 47.3% 45.8% 43.6%
Poor 6.6% 9.3% 12.6% 8.6% 11.9% 9.9%
Don't know/Refused 28.0% 14.7% 15.0% 13.2% 15.3% 16.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
778


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Excellent 2.5% 3.1% 2.8%
Good 27.9% 26.8% 27.3%
Only fair 43.1% 43.7% 43.4%
Poor 10.5% 9.9% 10.2%
Don't know/Refused 16.0% 16.5% 16.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
780


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Excellent 0.8% 3.9% 3.1% 2.7%
Good 28.0% 29.3% 27.3% 28.3%
Only fair 46.8% 41.6% 44.7% 44.2%
Poor 7.9% 11.3% 11.9% 10.5%
Don't know/Refused 16.5% 13.8% 13.0% 14.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
726


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Excellent 2.2% 5.6% 3.5% 2.8%
Good 28.4% 18.1% 29.6% 27.5%
Only fair 43.8% 42.4% 42.2% 43.4%
Poor 9.6% 16.7% 9.0% 10.3%
Don't know/Refused 16.0% 17.4% 15.6% 16.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
768



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