News Interest Index, October 2003

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JOBSAVL

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

Thinking now about job opportunities where you live, would you say there are plenty of jobs available in your community or are jobs difficult to find?
  1) Plenty of jobs available
  2) Jobs are difficult to find
  3) Lots of some jobs, few of others
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Plenty of jobs available 23.7% 23.7%
Jobs are difficult to find 66.7% 90.4%
Lots of some jobs, few of others 4.7% 95.1%
Don't know/Refused 4.8% 99.9%
Total N = 1515

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Plenty of jobs available 21.8% 27.6% 25.2% 22.6% 21.8% 21.5% 23.7%
Jobs are difficult to find 74.6% 65.6% 66.1% 70.0% 67.2% 60.5% 67.0%
Lots of some jobs, few of others 2.1% 3.1% 5.0% 5.0% 6.0% 5.7% 4.5%
Don't know/Refused 1.5% 3.7% 3.6% 2.4% 5.1% 12.2% 4.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1495


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
Plenty of jobs available 24.7% 28.0% 22.3% 21.6% 23.0% 20.3% 23.9%
Jobs are difficult to find 64.2% 62.0% 71.3% 70.2% 65.4% 69.3% 66.6%
Lots of some jobs, few of others 6.0% 5.6% 4.3% 3.8% 4.4% 3.5% 4.7%
Don't know/Refused 5.0% 4.4% 2.0% 4.4% 7.2% 6.9% 4.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1496


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
Plenty of jobs available 25.8% 21.7% 26.8% 23.8% 18.1% 23.8%
Jobs are difficult to find 63.2% 70.9% 63.4% 66.2% 67.9% 66.7%
Lots of some jobs, few of others 3.2% 4.0% 5.3% 5.5% 7.2% 4.8%
Don't know/Refused 7.8% 3.4% 4.5% 4.5% 6.8% 4.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1510


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Plenty of jobs available 28.6% 19.3% 23.7%
Jobs are difficult to find 63.3% 69.8% 66.7%
Lots of some jobs, few of others 4.5% 4.9% 4.7%
Don't know/Refused 3.6% 5.9% 4.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1515


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Plenty of jobs available 38.9% 12.3% 22.1% 23.9%
Jobs are difficult to find 50.2% 79.6% 69.5% 67.0%
Lots of some jobs, few of others 5.7% 4.5% 3.3% 4.5%
Don't know/Refused 5.3% 3.5% 5.2% 4.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1402


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Plenty of jobs available 26.6% 7.7% 21.4% 23.8%
Jobs are difficult to find 62.6% 85.2% 74.1% 66.8%
Lots of some jobs, few of others 5.4% 2.5% 2.8% 4.7%
Don't know/Refused 5.4% 4.6% 1.8% 4.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1499



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