News Interest Index, October 2003

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


TVNEWS3

(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… [third response, if offered]
  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 1.5% 1.5%
ABC Network news 20.6% 22.1%
CBS Network news 26.5% 48.6%
NBC Network news 17.6% 66.2%
CNN Cable news 11.8% 78%
MSNBC Cable news 8.8% 86.8%
The Fox News Cable Channel 13.2% 100%
Total N = 41

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Local news programming 0.0% 0.0% 5.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.5%
ABC Network news 0.0% 0.0% 25.0% 30.8% 11.1% 0.0% 20.9%
CBS Network news 0.0% 0.0% 25.0% 23.1% 44.4% 25.0% 25.4%
NBC Network news 0.0% 100.0% 25.0% 3.8% 11.1% 25.0% 16.4%
CNN Cable news 0.0% 0.0% 20.0% 3.8% 0.0% 50.0% 13.4%
MSNBC Cable news 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 23.1% 0.0% 0.0% 9.0%
The Fox News Cable Channel 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 15.4% 33.3% 0.0% 13.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
41


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 0.0% 0.0% 5.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.5%
ABC Network news 7.7% 0.0% 38.9% 18.8% 28.6% 0.0% 19.1%
CBS Network news 7.7% 76.9% 16.7% 18.8% 14.3% 0.0% 26.5%
NBC Network news 30.8% 0.0% 16.7% 25.0% 0.0% 100.0% 17.6%
CNN Cable news 23.1% 7.7% 5.6% 12.5% 28.6% 0.0% 13.2%
MSNBC Cable news 0.0% 0.0% 11.1% 25.0% 0.0% 0.0% 8.8%
The Fox News Cable Channel 30.8% 15.4% 5.6% 0.0% 28.6% 0.0% 13.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
41


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 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 9.1% 0.0% 1.5%
ABC Network news 42.9% 9.1% 33.3% 0.0% 14.3% 19.1%
CBS Network news 0.0% 22.7% 33.3% 27.3% 42.9% 26.5%
NBC Network news 0.0% 18.2% 9.5% 36.4% 28.6% 17.6%
CNN Cable news 0.0% 22.7% 0.0% 27.3% 14.3% 13.2%
MSNBC Cable news 57.1% 0.0% 9.5% 0.0% 0.0% 8.8%
The Fox News Cable Channel 0.0% 27.3% 14.3% 0.0% 0.0% 13.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
41


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Local news programming 2.7% 0.0% 1.5%
ABC Network news 27.0% 10.0% 19.4%
CBS Network news 13.5% 43.3% 26.9%
NBC Network news 2.7% 33.3% 16.4%
CNN Cable news 16.2% 10.0% 13.4%
MSNBC Cable news 16.2% 0.0% 9.0%
The Fox News Cable Channel 21.6% 3.3% 13.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
41


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Local news programming 0.0% 0.0% 5.0% 1.5%
ABC Network news 8.3% 18.2% 25.0% 18.5%
CBS Network news 50.0% 27.3% 15.0% 27.7%
NBC Network news 25.0% 18.2% 5.0% 15.4%
CNN Cable news 0.0% 15.2% 15.0% 12.3%
MSNBC Cable news 0.0% 6.1% 20.0% 9.2%
The Fox News Cable Channel 16.7% 15.2% 15.0% 15.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
39


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Local news programming 0.0% 0.0% 8.3% 1.5%
ABC Network news 20.0% 20.0% 16.7% 19.4%
CBS Network news 28.0% 40.0% 16.7% 26.9%
NBC Network news 18.0% 0.0% 25.0% 17.9%
CNN Cable news 10.0% 40.0% 8.3% 11.9%
MSNBC Cable news 12.0% 0.0% 0.0% 9.0%
The Fox News Cable Channel 12.0% 0.0% 25.0% 13.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
41



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