News Interest Index, October 2003

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

[Ask all] How have you been getting most of your news about national and international issues? From television, from newspapers, from radio, from magazines, or from the Internet? [first response]
  1) Television
  2) Newspapers
  3) Radio
  4) Magazines
  5) Internet
  6) Other
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Television 64.1% 64.1%
Newspapers 15.8% 79.9%
Radio 9.2% 89.1%
Magazines .9% 90%
Internet 8.5% 98.5%
Other .8% 99.3%
Don't know/Refused .7% 100%
Total N = 1515

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Television 63.3% 52.2% 65.2% 66.3% 64.8% 73.5% 64.1%
Newspapers 11.4% 13.5% 15.7% 16.6% 18.8% 18.6% 15.8%
Radio 7.5% 12.4% 11.4% 7.9% 10.4% 4.1% 9.1%
Magazines 0.6% 1.4% 0.2% 1.6% 0.0% 1.4% 0.9%
Internet 14.2% 16.4% 7.0% 7.5% 4.5% 1.8% 8.5%
Other 1.2% 2.1% 0.0% 0.2% 0.9% 0.7% 0.8%
Don't know/Refused 1.8% 2.1% 0.5% 0.0% 0.6% 0.0% 0.8%
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
Television 61.3% 66.7% 64.2% 68.2% 62.2% 58.2% 64.3%
Newspapers 17.1% 14.5% 15.5% 16.3% 14.7% 17.2% 15.7%
Radio 13.3% 8.9% 8.4% 8.0% 8.2% 9.5% 9.3%
Magazines 0.5% 1.5% 0.8% 0.4% 0.9% 1.7% 0.9%
Internet 7.0% 6.7% 11.2% 6.5% 11.4% 10.3% 8.5%
Other 0.8% 0.6% 0.0% 0.4% 1.9% 1.7% 0.8%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 1.1% 0.0% 0.2% 0.7% 1.3% 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
Television 79.9% 70.9% 62.7% 50.5% 44.3% 64.1%
Newspapers 7.8% 15.2% 15.2% 17.1% 29.9% 15.7%
Radio 7.2% 7.0% 9.8% 13.2% 10.9% 9.2%
Magazines 0.0% 0.6% 0.7% 2.8% 0.5% 0.9%
Internet 2.1% 4.1% 11.0% 15.4% 14.0% 8.5%
Other 1.9% 0.5% 0.7% 0.9% 0.5% 0.8%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 1.7% 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1510


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Television 58.1% 69.5% 64.1%
Newspapers 16.0% 15.6% 15.8%
Radio 11.7% 6.9% 9.2%
Magazines 0.9% 1.0% 0.9%
Internet 11.7% 5.5% 8.5%
Other 0.9% 0.7% 0.8%
Don't know/Refused 0.7% 0.8% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1515


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Television 62.6% 69.7% 58.8% 63.9%
Newspapers 15.0% 17.4% 15.9% 16.2%
Radio 11.2% 5.9% 11.5% 9.4%
Magazines 0.8% 0.5% 1.4% 0.9%
Internet 9.3% 6.0% 11.1% 8.7%
Other 0.6% 0.2% 1.0% 0.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.5% 0.3% 0.4% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1402


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Television 63.5% 74.2% 60.5% 64.2%
Newspapers 16.0% 14.1% 15.6% 15.8%
Radio 10.5% 3.5% 6.5% 9.2%
Magazines 1.0% 0.7% 0.8% 0.9%
Internet 8.0% 6.0% 12.6% 8.5%
Other 0.6% 1.1% 1.3% 0.7%
Don't know/Refused 0.4% 0.4% 2.8% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1499



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