News Interest Index, October 2003

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IRAQDCSN

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

Now thinking about Iraq… Do you think the U.S. made the right decision or the wrong decision in using military force against Iraq?
  1) Right decision
  2) Wrong decision
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Right decision 59.8% 59.8%
Wrong decision 33.2% 93%
Don't know/Refused 7% 100%
Total N = 1515

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Right decision 64.8% 62.6% 58.2% 66.4% 61.3% 46.8% 59.9%
Wrong decision 30.6% 31.6% 32.3% 29.6% 36.9% 39.6% 33.2%
Don't know/Refused 4.5% 5.8% 9.5% 4.0% 1.8% 13.6% 6.9%
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
Right decision 65.8% 63.0% 63.4% 54.1% 59.2% 50.9% 60.0%
Wrong decision 25.4% 29.1% 32.8% 40.9% 33.3% 41.4% 33.2%
Don't know/Refused 8.8% 7.9% 3.8% 5.0% 7.5% 7.8% 6.8%
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
Right decision 57.1% 63.4% 61.1% 58.5% 50.7% 60.0%
Wrong decision 32.7% 29.4% 31.0% 37.0% 46.2% 33.1%
Don't know/Refused 10.2% 7.2% 7.9% 4.5% 3.2% 7.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1510


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Right decision 66.4% 53.8% 59.8%
Wrong decision 28.7% 37.3% 33.2%
Don't know/Refused 4.9% 8.9% 7.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1515


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Right decision 84.8% 38.5% 58.6% 59.6%
Wrong decision 9.6% 54.2% 35.1% 33.9%
Don't know/Refused 5.5% 7.4% 6.3% 6.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1402


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Right decision 64.6% 33.1% 55.2% 59.8%
Wrong decision 29.3% 54.2% 37.3% 33.2%
Don't know/Refused 6.1% 12.7% 7.6% 7.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1499



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