News Interest Index, October 2003

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VOTENOW6

(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 Dick Gephardt, the Democrat. Who would you vote for? [For a composite of VOTENOW6 and LEANNOW6, see variable named 'VOTE_LN6.']
  1) George W. Bush, the Republican
  2) Dick Gephardt, the Democrat
  3) Other candidate
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
George W. Bush, the Republican 47.2% 47.2%
Dick Gephardt, the Democrat 41.1% 88.3%
Other candidate 2.9% 91.2%
Don't know/Refused 8.7% 99.9%
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 47.6% 44.4% 46.2% 55.3% 51.5% 38.7% 47.1%
Dick Gephardt, the Democrat 42.9% 41.5% 43.0% 37.4% 38.6% 43.9% 41.3%
Other candidate 0.0% 2.4% 3.1% 2.8% 5.8% 3.9% 3.0%
Don't know/Refused 9.5% 11.7% 7.7% 4.5% 4.1% 13.5% 8.6%
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
George W. Bush, the Republican 58.7% 57.8% 45.3% 43.2% 38.8% 32.7% 47.9%
Dick Gephardt, the Democrat 33.3% 28.7% 41.9% 45.6% 50.6% 55.1% 40.7%
Other candidate 0.5% 5.5% 2.9% 1.7% 3.8% 1.9% 3.0%
Don't know/Refused 7.5% 8.0% 9.9% 9.4% 6.8% 10.3% 8.4%
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 43.4% 44.5% 50.5% 54.5% 39.3% 47.4%
Dick Gephardt, the Democrat 41.2% 43.6% 37.7% 36.9% 48.7% 40.9%
Other candidate 3.3% 2.3% 3.2% 3.7% 2.6% 2.9%
Don't know/Refused 12.1% 9.7% 8.6% 4.9% 9.4% 8.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
778


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
George W. Bush, the Republican 53.0% 41.9% 47.2%
Dick Gephardt, the Democrat 37.8% 44.0% 41.0%
Other candidate 2.3% 3.6% 3.0%
Don't know/Refused 6.9% 10.5% 8.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
780


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
George W. Bush, the Republican 90.4% 12.4% 47.7% 47.4%
Dick Gephardt, the Democrat 7.9% 75.7% 36.2% 42.5%
Other candidate 0.8% 2.5% 4.2% 2.5%
Don't know/Refused 1.0% 9.5% 12.0% 7.6%
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 53.1% 14.6% 41.9% 47.3%
Dick Gephardt, the Democrat 36.8% 69.4% 41.9% 41.0%
Other candidate 2.9% 3.5% 3.0% 3.0%
Don't know/Refused 7.2% 12.5% 13.1% 8.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
768



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