News Interest Index, October 2003

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AMTTRPS

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

[ASK ONLY IF IRAQTRPS= 1 'KEEP TROOPS IN IRAQ'] Do you think more coalition troops are needed in Iraq right now, or do you think there are already enough troops there to do the job?
  1) More troops neededMoreTroop
  2) Have enough there to do the job
  3) Reduce number of troops
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
More troops neededMoreTroop 54.2% 54.2%
Have enough there to do the job 36.9% 91.1%
Reduce number of troops .2% 91.3%
Don't know/Refused 8.7% 100%
Total N = 921

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
More troops neededMoreTroop 39.8% 48.1% 56.8% 55.1% 57.6% 62.0% 54.3%
Have enough there to do the job 57.9% 48.1% 35.9% 35.5% 32.3% 21.4% 37.2%
Reduce number of troops 0.0% 0.0% 0.6% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Don't know/Refused 2.3% 3.7% 6.7% 9.0% 10.1% 16.7% 8.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
907


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
More troops neededMoreTroop 51.6% 55.5% 54.1% 50.9% 58.2% 56.6% 54.3%
Have enough there to do the job 37.7% 34.2% 44.0% 37.5% 34.2% 35.2% 36.9%
Reduce number of troops 0.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Don't know/Refused 10.2% 10.3% 1.8% 11.0% 7.6% 8.3% 8.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
912


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
More troops neededMoreTroop 47.0% 53.6% 50.4% 57.4% 66.3% 54.1%
Have enough there to do the job 36.7% 39.9% 39.9% 36.3% 22.1% 36.9%
Reduce number of troops 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.0% 0.6% 0.2%
Don't know/Refused 16.3% 6.5% 9.2% 6.3% 11.0% 8.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
918


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
More troops neededMoreTroop 58.6% 48.5% 54.3%
Have enough there to do the job 34.3% 40.3% 36.9%
Reduce number of troops 0.0% 0.5% 0.2%
Don't know/Refused 7.2% 10.8% 8.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
921


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
More troops neededMoreTroop 56.4% 52.6% 54.5% 54.8%
Have enough there to do the job 36.1% 36.8% 37.1% 36.6%
Reduce number of troops 0.0% 0.8% 0.0% 0.2%
Don't know/Refused 7.4% 9.8% 8.5% 8.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
858


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
More troops neededMoreTroop 56.5% 46.6% 41.5% 54.3%
Have enough there to do the job 34.3% 43.8% 53.2% 36.9%
Reduce number of troops 0.0% 4.1% 0.0% 0.2%
Don't know/Refused 9.2% 5.5% 5.3% 8.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
910



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