News Interest Index, October 2003

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > General Population > National > Pew Research Center > Analysis


TVNEWS2

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

[ASK ONLY IF GETNEWS1= 1 OR GETNEWS2= 1] Do you get most of your news about national and international issues from… [second response]
  1) Local news programming
  2) ABC Network news
  3) CBS Network news
  4) NBC Network news
  5) CNN Cable news
  6) MSNBC Cable news
  7) The Fox News Cable Channel

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Local news programming 12.8% 12.8%
ABC Network news 16.2% 29%
CBS Network news 12.8% 41.8%
NBC Network news 14.3% 56.1%
CNN Cable news 25.2% 81.3%
MSNBC Cable news 6.8% 88.1%
The Fox News Cable Channel 12% 100.1%
Total N = 150

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Local news programming 0.0% 9.5% 27.0% 12.3% 6.1% 9.4% 13.1%
ABC Network news 25.0% 9.5% 12.7% 15.4% 27.3% 11.3% 15.8%
CBS Network news 4.2% 28.6% 17.5% 13.8% 3.0% 9.4% 12.7%
NBC Network news 20.8% 0.0% 11.1% 26.2% 12.1% 9.4% 14.7%
CNN Cable news 50.0% 28.6% 17.5% 26.2% 12.1% 28.3% 25.1%
MSNBC Cable news 0.0% 4.8% 4.8% 1.5% 9.1% 17.0% 6.6%
The Fox News Cable Channel 0.0% 19.0% 9.5% 4.6% 30.3% 15.1% 12.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
148


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
Local news programming 4.7% 21.0% 14.0% 5.6% 21.1% 0.0% 12.5%
ABC Network news 20.9% 24.2% 9.3% 16.7% 18.4% 0.0% 17.1%
CBS Network news 18.6% 8.1% 9.3% 22.2% 0.0% 23.5% 12.8%
NBC Network news 9.3% 12.9% 20.9% 16.7% 7.9% 5.9% 13.2%
CNN Cable news 25.6% 25.8% 25.6% 16.7% 31.6% 41.2% 25.7%
MSNBC Cable news 2.3% 3.2% 7.0% 11.1% 0.0% 29.4% 6.6%
The Fox News Cable Channel 18.6% 4.8% 14.0% 11.1% 21.1% 0.0% 12.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
148


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
Local news programming 10.5% 15.1% 12.7% 13.3% 0.0% 12.9%
ABC Network news 0.0% 15.1% 23.8% 17.8% 41.7% 16.7%
CBS Network news 0.0% 14.2% 14.3% 15.6% 16.7% 12.5%
NBC Network news 26.3% 11.3% 14.3% 11.1% 16.7% 14.4%
CNN Cable news 26.3% 32.1% 19.0% 22.2% 8.3% 25.4%
MSNBC Cable news 18.4% 4.7% 1.6% 6.7% 8.3% 6.4%
The Fox News Cable Channel 18.4% 7.5% 14.3% 13.3% 8.3% 11.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
149


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Local news programming 13.4% 12.3% 12.8%
ABC Network news 16.1% 16.9% 16.5%
CBS Network news 12.5% 13.0% 12.8%
NBC Network news 13.4% 14.9% 14.3%
CNN Cable news 21.4% 27.3% 24.8%
MSNBC Cable news 7.1% 6.5% 6.8%
The Fox News Cable Channel 16.1% 9.1% 12.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
150


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Local news programming 20.3% 5.8% 11.0% 12.0%
ABC Network news 20.3% 18.6% 15.9% 18.2%
CBS Network news 12.2% 14.0% 14.6% 13.6%
NBC Network news 5.4% 18.6% 15.9% 13.6%
CNN Cable news 24.3% 26.7% 22.0% 24.4%
MSNBC Cable news 1.4% 4.7% 13.4% 6.6%
The Fox News Cable Channel 16.2% 11.6% 7.3% 11.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
138


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Local news programming 11.2% 16.0% 21.2% 12.9%
ABC Network news 17.1% 16.0% 12.1% 16.3%
CBS Network news 11.2% 20.0% 15.2% 12.5%
NBC Network news 14.6% 16.0% 6.1% 13.7%
CNN Cable news 23.9% 32.0% 30.3% 25.5%
MSNBC Cable news 8.8% 0.0% 0.0% 6.8%
The Fox News Cable Channel 13.2% 0.0% 15.2% 12.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
149



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