News Interest Index, October 2003

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W_ABORT

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

[ASK ONLY IF ATTEND= 1, 2 OR 3] As I read a list of issues, please tell me whether or not the clergy at your place of worship speaks out on this issue: Abortion
  1) Yes
  2) No
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes 63.3% 63.3%
No 35% 98.3%
Don't know/Refused 1.6% 99.9%
Total N = 429

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Yes 75.7% 66.1% 54.5% 66.0% 64.0% 59.8% 63.7%
No 20.4% 33.9% 45.5% 32.6% 35.0% 36.2% 34.6%
Don't know/Refused 3.9% 0.0% 0.0% 1.4% 1.0% 3.9% 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
421


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
Yes 75.1% 60.5% 58.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 63.5%
No 24.9% 36.7% 41.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 35.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 2.7% 0.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
429


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
Yes 67.4% 61.4% 63.2% 66.2% 57.6% 63.3%
No 28.4% 37.3% 35.4% 32.4% 42.4% 35.1%
Don't know/Refused 4.2% 1.3% 1.4% 1.5% 0.0% 1.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
428


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 64.4% 62.2% 63.2%
No 34.4% 35.8% 35.1%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 2.0% 1.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
429


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Yes 73.2% 62.7% 52.0% 64.2%
No 25.4% 36.8% 47.5% 34.9%
Don't know/Refused 1.4% 0.5% 0.6% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
391


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Yes 65.6% 38.6% 72.5% 63.4%
No 32.7% 60.2% 26.5% 35.1%
Don't know/Refused 1.6% 1.1% 1.0% 1.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
428



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