News Interest Index, October 2003

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CAREWIN2

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

[ASK ONLY IF FORM= 2] Generally speaking would you say that you personally care a good deal which party wins the 2004 presidential election or that you don't care very much which party 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 61.8% 61.8%
Don't care very much 36.2% 98%
Don't know/Refused 2% 100%
Total N = 780

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Care a good deal 45.2% 52.4% 64.7% 70.2% 64.9% 70.0% 61.9%
Don't care very much 54.8% 46.0% 33.6% 29.0% 35.1% 25.2% 36.4%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 1.6% 1.7% 0.8% 0.0% 4.8% 1.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
770


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 62.4% 68.3% 54.7% 66.6% 54.7% 59.8% 62.2%
Don't care very much 36.2% 29.6% 42.4% 32.4% 44.9% 36.4% 36.1%
Don't know/Refused 1.4% 2.1% 2.9% 1.0% 0.4% 3.7% 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
770


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 56.0% 58.6% 62.5% 66.8% 69.5% 61.7%
Don't care very much 39.0% 38.9% 36.2% 32.8% 30.5% 36.4%
Don't know/Refused 4.9% 2.5% 1.3% 0.4% 0.0% 1.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
778


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Care a good deal 58.5% 64.8% 61.8%
Don't care very much 39.8% 32.9% 36.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.7% 2.2% 2.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
780


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Care a good deal 74.0% 75.1% 40.0% 64.0%
Don't care very much 24.5% 23.7% 58.7% 34.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.5% 1.2% 1.3% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
726


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Care a good deal 61.7% 74.8% 53.3% 61.8%
Don't care very much 36.1% 25.2% 46.2% 36.5%
Don't know/Refused 2.2% 0.0% 0.5% 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
768



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