News Interest Index, October 2003

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CAREWIN1

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

[ASK ONLY IF FORM=1] Generally speaking would you say that you personally care a good deal who wins the 2004 presidential election or that you don't care very much who wins?
  1) Care a good deal
  2) Don't care very much
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Care a good deal 76.9% 76.9%
Don't care very much 20.6% 97.5%
Don't know/Refused 2.5% 100%
Total N = 735

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Care a good deal 73.6% 74.7% 76.1% 77.5% 83.6% 76.5% 76.8%
Don't care very much 25.2% 22.7% 22.0% 22.1% 13.9% 17.8% 20.8%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 2.6% 1.9% 0.4% 2.4% 5.6% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
725


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
Care a good deal 81.6% 84.4% 75.7% 79.3% 66.8% 62.9% 76.9%
Don't care very much 17.8% 13.5% 24.3% 17.3% 27.5% 33.9% 20.7%
Don't know/Refused 0.5% 2.1% 0.0% 3.4% 5.7% 3.2% 2.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
726


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
Care a good deal 67.5% 72.8% 76.4% 85.0% 94.2% 76.9%
Don't care very much 28.8% 24.8% 20.0% 14.5% 5.8% 20.8%
Don't know/Refused 3.7% 2.4% 3.6% 0.4% 0.0% 2.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
732


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Care a good deal 75.6% 78.2% 76.9%
Don't care very much 22.7% 18.8% 20.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.8% 3.1% 2.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
735


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Care a good deal 85.9% 81.5% 69.2% 78.7%
Don't care very much 12.5% 16.0% 29.6% 19.5%
Don't know/Refused 1.6% 2.5% 1.2% 1.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
676


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Care a good deal 79.2% 70.9% 68.8% 76.7%
Don't care very much 18.6% 27.0% 26.6% 20.7%
Don't know/Refused 2.2% 2.1% 4.5% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
731



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