News Interest Index, October 2003

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VOTENOW5

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

[ASK ONLY IF FORM=2] Suppose the 2004 presidential election were being held today, and the candidates were George W. Bush, the Republican and John Kerry, the Democrat. Who would you vote for? [For a composite of VOTENOW5 and LEANNOW5, see variable named 'VOTE_LN5.']
  1) George W. Bush, the Republican
  2) John Kerry, the Democrat
  3) Other candidate
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
George W. Bush, the Republican 46.3% 46.3%
John Kerry, the Democrat 42.8% 89.1%
Other candidate 2.6% 91.7%
Don't know/Refused 8.4% 100.1%
Total N = 780

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
George W. Bush, the Republican 38.1% 48.2% 43.0% 53.1% 53.2% 40.4% 46.0%
John Kerry, the Democrat 47.6% 42.1% 43.4% 39.2% 42.1% 45.7% 43.1%
Other candidate 2.4% 1.6% 3.1% 2.4% 0.6% 4.8% 2.6%
Don't know/Refused 11.9% 8.1% 10.5% 5.3% 4.1% 9.1% 8.2%
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
George W. Bush, the Republican 59.3% 57.9% 40.4% 40.8% 37.6% 32.4% 46.6%
John Kerry, the Democrat 30.8% 30.5% 48.5% 50.9% 52.3% 50.0% 42.6%
Other candidate 0.5% 3.0% 4.1% 1.4% 4.2% 3.7% 2.7%
Don't know/Refused 9.3% 8.5% 7.0% 7.0% 5.9% 13.9% 8.1%
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
George W. Bush, the Republican 35.5% 47.1% 51.1% 51.0% 35.6% 46.3%
John Kerry, the Democrat 48.6% 42.8% 37.2% 40.7% 54.2% 42.6%
Other candidate 3.3% 0.9% 3.2% 4.5% 2.5% 2.6%
Don't know/Refused 12.6% 9.3% 8.6% 3.7% 7.6% 8.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
778


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
George W. Bush, the Republican 50.4% 42.4% 46.2%
John Kerry, the Democrat 42.1% 43.5% 42.8%
Other candidate 1.5% 3.6% 2.6%
Don't know/Refused 6.0% 10.5% 8.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
780


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
George W. Bush, the Republican 89.3% 14.4% 41.7% 46.0%
John Kerry, the Democrat 8.7% 76.7% 40.4% 44.5%
Other candidate 1.0% 1.0% 5.7% 2.5%
Don't know/Refused 1.0% 7.8% 12.2% 7.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
726


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
George W. Bush, the Republican 52.8% 13.3% 37.2% 46.3%
John Kerry, the Democrat 38.4% 73.4% 42.7% 42.7%
Other candidate 2.6% 3.5% 2.5% 2.7%
Don't know/Refused 6.2% 9.8% 17.6% 8.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
768



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