News Interest Index, October 2003

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THRDPRTY

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

[ASK ONLY IF FORM=1] Some people say we should have a third major political party in this country in addition to the Democrats and Republicans. Do you agree or disagree?
  1) Agree
  2) Disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Agree 46.3% 46.3%
Disagree 43.6% 89.9%
Don't know/Refused 10.1% 100%
Total N = 735

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Agree 52.5% 54.1% 56.0% 47.8% 40.0% 26.9% 46.8%
Disagree 37.0% 36.9% 38.1% 45.0% 52.1% 55.2% 43.7%
Don't know/Refused 10.5% 9.0% 6.0% 7.2% 7.9% 17.9% 9.5%
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
Agree 32.3% 41.4% 55.0% 54.2% 44.3% 52.8% 46.3%
Disagree 53.2% 47.7% 32.9% 41.5% 45.4% 39.2% 43.7%
Don't know/Refused 14.5% 10.8% 12.2% 4.2% 10.3% 8.0% 10.0%
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
Agree 45.8% 43.7% 46.3% 48.9% 52.9% 46.4%
Disagree 40.0% 46.8% 44.1% 40.1% 45.2% 43.8%
Don't know/Refused 14.2% 9.5% 9.6% 11.0% 1.9% 9.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
732


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Agree 51.3% 41.8% 46.3%
Disagree 43.1% 44.1% 43.6%
Don't know/Refused 5.6% 14.1% 10.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
735


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Agree 35.3% 43.9% 62.2% 47.4%
Disagree 53.0% 47.1% 32.0% 43.8%
Don't know/Refused 11.7% 9.0% 5.9% 8.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
676


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Agree 44.8% 44.7% 54.0% 46.2%
Disagree 44.8% 44.7% 38.4% 43.8%
Don't know/Refused 10.4% 10.6% 7.6% 10.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
731



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