News Interest Index, October 2003

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VOTENOW1

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

[ASK ONLY IF FORM= 1] Suppose the 2004 presidential election were being held today, and the candidates were George W. Bush, the Republican and Howard Dean, the Democrat. Who would you vote for? [For a composite of VOTENOW1 and LEANNOW1, see variable named 'VOTE_LN1.']
  1) George W. Bush, the Republican
  2) Howard Dean, the Democrat
  3) Other candidate
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
George W. Bush, the Republican 46.7% 46.7%
Howard Dean, the Democrat 36.4% 83.1%
Other candidate 2.5% 85.6%
Don't know/Refused 14.4% 100%
Total N = 735

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
George W. Bush, the Republican 43.8% 49.8% 50.2% 45.2% 50.9% 40.6% 46.9%
Howard Dean, the Democrat 46.9% 33.9% 27.5% 40.4% 38.2% 36.3% 36.4%
Other candidate 0.0% 3.0% 4.8% 3.2% 0.6% 1.4% 2.5%
Don't know/Refused 9.3% 13.3% 17.5% 11.2% 10.3% 21.7% 14.3%
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
George W. Bush, the Republican 68.1% 52.9% 50.5% 38.8% 36.8% 23.4% 46.8%
Howard Dean, the Democrat 21.1% 27.6% 37.8% 45.6% 40.9% 56.5% 36.5%
Other candidate 0.5% 3.6% 1.8% 3.0% 0.0% 6.5% 2.5%
Don't know/Refused 10.3% 15.9% 9.9% 12.7% 22.3% 13.7% 14.2%
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
George W. Bush, the Republican 30.0% 47.8% 51.0% 52.6% 44.2% 46.7%
Howard Dean, the Democrat 42.6% 34.9% 34.8% 31.6% 49.0% 36.6%
Other candidate 2.1% 2.2% 1.9% 5.3% 1.0% 2.5%
Don't know/Refused 25.3% 15.1% 12.3% 10.5% 5.8% 14.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
732


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
George W. Bush, the Republican 52.6% 41.3% 46.7%
Howard Dean, the Democrat 31.0% 41.4% 36.4%
Other candidate 3.5% 1.6% 2.5%
Don't know/Refused 12.8% 15.7% 14.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
735


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
George W. Bush, the Republican 87.5% 13.8% 40.2% 46.6%
Howard Dean, the Democrat 4.9% 71.4% 39.3% 38.9%
Other candidate 0.5% 2.8% 4.6% 2.7%
Don't know/Refused 7.0% 12.0% 15.9% 11.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
676


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
George W. Bush, the Republican 55.4% 10.7% 29.3% 46.6%
Howard Dean, the Democrat 29.5% 72.1% 45.5% 36.5%
Other candidate 1.5% 4.3% 6.6% 2.5%
Don't know/Refused 13.7% 12.9% 18.7% 14.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
731



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