News Interest Index, October 2003

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(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… [fourth response, if offered]
  1) Local news programming
  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 28.1% 28.1%
CBS Network news 9.4% 37.5%
NBC Network news 34.4% 71.9%
CNN Cable news 6.3% 78.2%
MSNBC Cable news 12.5% 90.7%
The Fox News Cable Channel 9.4% 100.1%
Total N = 20

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Local news programming 0.0% 0.0% 37.5% 33.3% 0.0% 33.3% 28.1%
CBS Network news 0.0% 0.0% 25.0% 0.0% 16.7% 0.0% 9.4%
NBC Network news 0.0% 0.0% 37.5% 20.0% 66.7% 33.3% 34.4%
CNN Cable news 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 6.7% 0.0% 33.3% 6.3%
MSNBC Cable news 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 20.0% 16.7% 0.0% 12.5%
The Fox News Cable Channel 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 20.0% 0.0% 0.0% 9.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
20


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 33.3% 50.0% 0.0% 44.4% 0.0% 0.0% 30.3%
CBS Network news 11.1% 0.0% 0.0% 22.2% 0.0% 0.0% 9.1%
NBC Network news 11.1% 50.0% 37.5% 33.3% 100.0% 0.0% 33.3%
CNN Cable news 11.1% 0.0% 12.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 6.1%
MSNBC Cable news 33.3% 0.0% 12.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 12.1%
The Fox News Cable Channel 0.0% 0.0% 37.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 9.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
20


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 57.1% 16.7% 20.0% 50.0% 0.0% 29.4%
CBS Network news 0.0% 33.3% 0.0% 0.0% 20.0% 8.8%
NBC Network news 0.0% 33.3% 40.0% 50.0% 60.0% 35.3%
CNN Cable news 0.0% 0.0% 10.0% 0.0% 20.0% 5.9%
MSNBC Cable news 0.0% 16.7% 30.0% 0.0% 0.0% 11.8%
The Fox News Cable Channel 42.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 8.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
20


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Local news programming 21.1% 42.9% 30.3%
CBS Network news 10.5% 7.1% 9.1%
NBC Network news 26.3% 42.9% 33.3%
CNN Cable news 10.5% 0.0% 6.1%
MSNBC Cable news 15.8% 7.1% 12.1%
The Fox News Cable Channel 15.8% 0.0% 9.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
20


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Local news programming 42.9% 23.1% 28.6% 29.4%
CBS Network news 0.0% 7.7% 14.3% 8.8%
NBC Network news 57.1% 38.5% 21.4% 35.3%
CNN Cable news 0.0% 0.0% 14.3% 5.9%
MSNBC Cable news 0.0% 7.7% 21.4% 11.8%
The Fox News Cable Channel 0.0% 23.1% 0.0% 8.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
20


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Local news programming 22.7% 40.0% 50.0% 30.3%
CBS Network news 0.0% 60.0% 0.0% 9.1%
NBC Network news 50.0% 0.0% 0.0% 33.3%
CNN Cable news 9.1% 0.0% 0.0% 6.1%
MSNBC Cable news 4.5% 0.0% 50.0% 12.1%
The Fox News Cable Channel 13.6% 0.0% 0.0% 9.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
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