News Interest Index, October 2003

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TVNEWS7

(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… [seventh response, if offered]
  1) Local news programming
  5) CNN Cable news
  7) The Fox News Cable Channel

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Local news programming 23.5% 23.5%
CNN Cable news 5.9% 29.4%
The Fox News Cable Channel 70.6% 100%
Total N = 12

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Local news programming 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 44.4% 0.0% 0.0% 23.5%
CNN Cable news 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 50.0% 5.9%
The Fox News Cable Channel 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 55.6% 100.0% 50.0% 70.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
12


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% 57.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 23.5%
CNN Cable news 0.0% 20.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 5.9%
The Fox News Cable Channel 100.0% 80.0% 42.9% 100.0% 100.0% 0.0% 70.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
12


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 100.0% 0.0% 14.3% 0.0% 0.0% 22.2%
CNN Cable news 0.0% 33.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 5.6%
The Fox News Cable Channel 0.0% 66.7% 85.7% 100.0% 100.0% 72.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
12


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Local news programming 50.0% 0.0% 23.5%
CNN Cable news 0.0% 11.1% 5.9%
The Fox News Cable Channel 50.0% 88.9% 70.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
12


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Local news programming 0.0% 30.0% 25.0% 22.2%
CNN Cable news 0.0% 10.0% 0.0% 5.6%
The Fox News Cable Channel 100.0% 60.0% 75.0% 72.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
12


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Local news programming 26.7% 0.0% 0.0% 23.5%
CNN Cable news 6.7% 0.0% 0.0% 5.9%
The Fox News Cable Channel 66.7% 100.0% 0.0% 70.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
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