News Interest Index, October 2003

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ELECTION

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

Thinking again about politics… Looking ahead, would you like to see George W. Bush re-elected president in 2004 or would you prefer that a Democratic candidate win the election?
  1) Bush re-elected
  2) Prefer Democrat
  3) Other
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Bush re-elected 39.9% 39.9%
Prefer Democrat 43.7% 83.6%
Other 5.7% 89.3%
Don't know/Refused 10.7% 100%
Total N = 1515

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Bush re-elected 34.9% 36.0% 41.0% 40.6% 49.3% 38.0% 39.8%
Prefer Democrat 50.3% 45.7% 41.7% 42.6% 36.7% 46.2% 43.8%
Other 4.2% 6.4% 7.2% 6.7% 4.5% 3.6% 5.6%
Don't know/Refused 10.5% 11.9% 10.1% 10.1% 9.6% 12.2% 10.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1495


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
Bush re-elected 56.3% 47.9% 39.2% 34.4% 33.5% 18.6% 40.3%
Prefer Democrat 28.4% 34.8% 46.1% 53.5% 48.6% 58.0% 43.5%
Other 1.5% 5.5% 5.9% 4.8% 6.5% 12.6% 5.6%
Don't know/Refused 13.8% 11.8% 8.9% 7.3% 11.4% 10.8% 10.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1496


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
Bush re-elected 29.3% 42.0% 39.1% 46.9% 38.3% 40.0%
Prefer Democrat 52.2% 43.0% 42.8% 37.3% 48.2% 43.7%
Other 5.4% 4.4% 6.6% 7.0% 5.0% 5.7%
Don't know/Refused 13.2% 10.6% 11.5% 8.7% 8.6% 10.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1510


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Bush re-elected 46.8% 33.6% 39.9%
Prefer Democrat 37.5% 49.3% 43.7%
Other 6.4% 5.1% 5.7%
Don't know/Refused 9.3% 12.1% 10.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1515


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Bush re-elected 84.2% 10.2% 31.5% 40.5%
Prefer Democrat 7.7% 80.9% 43.2% 45.5%
Other 2.7% 3.5% 10.2% 5.4%
Don't know/Refused 5.4% 5.4% 15.1% 8.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1402


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Bush re-elected 46.8% 8.5% 27.5% 39.8%
Prefer Democrat 36.8% 79.9% 52.9% 43.9%
Other 5.5% 4.6% 6.5% 5.6%
Don't know/Refused 10.8% 7.0% 13.1% 10.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1499



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