News Interest Index, October 2003

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IRAQTRPS

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

Do you think the U.S. should keep military troops in Iraq until a stable government is established there, or do you think the U.S. should bring its troops home as soon as possible?
  1) Keep troops in Iraq
  2) Bring troops home
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Keep troops in Iraq 57.7% 57.7%
Bring troops home 38.8% 96.5%
Don't know/Refused 3.5% 100%
Total N = 1515

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Keep troops in Iraq 40.3% 56.0% 62.2% 64.6% 64.8% 52.9% 57.6%
Bring troops home 55.5% 40.7% 34.4% 33.1% 32.2% 42.1% 39.0%
Don't know/Refused 4.2% 3.3% 3.4% 2.2% 3.0% 5.0% 3.5%
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
Keep troops in Iraq 61.6% 59.0% 55.5% 55.6% 55.1% 62.9% 57.9%
Bring troops home 32.7% 37.9% 42.0% 41.3% 42.3% 35.8% 38.9%
Don't know/Refused 5.8% 3.0% 2.5% 3.1% 2.6% 1.3% 3.1%
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
Keep troops in Iraq 44.5% 50.1% 60.4% 70.4% 73.8% 57.7%
Bring troops home 51.5% 46.4% 37.0% 26.0% 21.3% 38.8%
Don't know/Refused 4.0% 3.5% 2.6% 3.6% 5.0% 3.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1510


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Keep troops in Iraq 69.4% 47.1% 57.7%
Bring troops home 28.4% 48.3% 38.8%
Don't know/Refused 2.2% 4.6% 3.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1515


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Keep troops in Iraq 77.8% 41.6% 56.3% 57.8%
Bring troops home 20.2% 56.0% 39.7% 39.4%
Don't know/Refused 2.1% 2.4% 4.0% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1402


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Keep troops in Iraq 65.0% 25.7% 43.3% 57.5%
Bring troops home 31.5% 70.4% 54.2% 39.1%
Don't know/Refused 3.5% 3.9% 2.5% 3.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1499



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