News Interest Index, October 2003

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

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? [second response, probed]
  1) Television
  2) Newspapers
  3) Radio
  4) Magazines
  5) Internet
  6) Other

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Television 21.2% 21.2%
Newspapers 45.3% 66.5%
Radio 12.1% 78.6%
Magazines 4.4% 83%
Internet 15.3% 98.3%
Other 1.8% 100.1%
Total N = 1186

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Television 17.5% 25.9% 19.2% 19.6% 23.7% 22.2% 21.4%
Newspapers 38.4% 31.5% 38.6% 48.1% 51.9% 62.7% 44.8%
Radio 10.5% 9.4% 18.5% 11.9% 11.8% 8.6% 12.1%
Magazines 3.9% 5.4% 2.6% 5.7% 3.4% 4.6% 4.3%
Internet 25.8% 25.1% 19.4% 13.6% 6.9% 1.2% 15.5%
Other 3.9% 2.7% 1.7% 1.0% 2.3% 0.6% 1.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1170


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 18.9% 22.2% 24.6% 20.1% 20.4% 18.6% 21.1%
Newspapers 49.8% 48.1% 40.3% 41.2% 47.8% 42.2% 45.3%
Radio 12.1% 10.1% 17.4% 12.5% 12.6% 5.6% 12.0%
Magazines 5.4% 2.5% 5.6% 6.4% 3.1% 3.1% 4.3%
Internet 12.5% 16.0% 11.8% 17.9% 13.8% 23.6% 15.5%
Other 1.3% 1.1% 0.3% 2.0% 2.2% 6.8% 1.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1176


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 13.8% 20.3% 20.7% 26.4% 23.3% 21.2%
Newspapers 64.2% 48.7% 44.2% 35.0% 35.8% 45.3%
Radio 6.5% 13.5% 12.5% 12.6% 11.4% 12.0%
Magazines 5.6% 3.2% 2.2% 6.8% 8.3% 4.4%
Internet 6.9% 11.3% 18.8% 18.6% 20.7% 15.3%
Other 3.0% 3.1% 1.5% 0.5% 0.5% 1.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1182


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Television 24.0% 18.6% 21.2%
Newspapers 42.1% 48.1% 45.2%
Radio 14.0% 10.2% 12.0%
Magazines 4.1% 4.7% 4.4%
Internet 14.2% 16.4% 15.3%
Other 1.6% 2.0% 1.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1186


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Television 23.2% 20.2% 21.0% 21.4%
Newspapers 42.9% 49.5% 41.1% 44.6%
Radio 13.0% 12.2% 11.1% 12.1%
Magazines 3.4% 5.0% 4.5% 4.3%
Internet 16.2% 10.6% 20.2% 15.5%
Other 1.3% 2.4% 2.1% 1.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1113


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Television 22.0% 14.3% 22.0% 21.3%
Newspapers 45.1% 51.7% 41.6% 45.2%
Radio 11.6% 17.2% 9.5% 11.9%
Magazines 4.8% 2.0% 3.7% 4.4%
Internet 14.4% 12.8% 22.6% 15.4%
Other 2.0% 2.0% 0.7% 1.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1177



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