News Interest Index, October 2003

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

I'm going to read you some statements, some of which you will probably agree with, others you will probably disagree with. The first is… Society should not put any restrictions on sex between consenting adults in the privacy of their own home. Do you completely agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or completely disagree with this statement.
  1) Completely agree
  2) Somewhat agree
  3) Somewhat disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  5) Mixed opinion
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 61.3% 61.3%
Somewhat agree 19.3% 80.6%
Somewhat disagree 5.3% 85.9%
Completely disagree 8.2% 94.1%
Mixed opinion 1.3% 95.4%
Don't know/Refused 4.6% 100%
Total N = 1515

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Completely agree 59.7% 65.9% 66.1% 68.2% 56.7% 48.3% 61.5%
Somewhat agree 27.0% 17.5% 19.3% 16.6% 20.6% 18.8% 19.5%
Somewhat disagree 5.2% 4.0% 5.6% 5.5% 4.2% 6.6% 5.2%
Completely disagree 6.1% 9.6% 5.8% 5.5% 12.2% 10.9% 8.1%
Mixed opinion 1.5% 0.6% 0.7% 1.0% 1.8% 2.5% 1.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.6% 2.5% 2.5% 3.2% 4.5% 12.9% 4.4%
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
Completely agree 39.7% 51.7% 65.1% 73.8% 70.3% 78.9% 61.7%
Somewhat agree 22.9% 26.7% 20.9% 13.2% 16.7% 8.6% 19.3%
Somewhat disagree 8.5% 5.8% 4.3% 5.4% 4.4% 2.2% 5.3%
Completely disagree 15.3% 10.6% 8.4% 4.2% 4.4% 5.6% 8.3%
Mixed opinion 4.5% 1.1% 0.0% 1.3% 0.5% 0.0% 1.3%
Don't know/Refused 9.0% 4.1% 1.3% 2.1% 3.7% 4.7% 4.0%
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
Completely agree 54.7% 58.8% 68.0% 58.5% 66.7% 61.4%
Somewhat agree 15.8% 20.0% 18.0% 23.4% 18.5% 19.3%
Somewhat disagree 6.7% 4.4% 3.8% 7.4% 6.8% 5.3%
Completely disagree 11.3% 9.6% 7.5% 7.2% 3.2% 8.3%
Mixed opinion 0.8% 2.2% 0.5% 1.3% 0.9% 1.3%
Don't know/Refused 10.7% 5.0% 2.2% 2.1% 4.1% 4.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1510


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 62.1% 60.6% 61.3%
Somewhat agree 20.4% 18.3% 19.3%
Somewhat disagree 4.1% 6.4% 5.3%
Completely disagree 9.3% 7.3% 8.2%
Mixed opinion 0.7% 1.8% 1.3%
Don't know/Refused 3.5% 5.7% 4.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1515


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Completely agree 53.7% 66.7% 66.7% 62.6%
Somewhat agree 22.3% 17.1% 18.7% 19.2%
Somewhat disagree 7.2% 4.2% 4.7% 5.3%
Completely disagree 10.4% 7.0% 6.6% 7.9%
Mixed opinion 2.1% 1.1% 0.8% 1.3%
Don't know/Refused 4.3% 4.0% 2.6% 3.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1402


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Completely agree 61.6% 61.6% 59.9% 61.3%
Somewhat agree 20.5% 15.5% 17.1% 19.4%
Somewhat disagree 5.2% 4.2% 6.0% 5.2%
Completely disagree 7.4% 8.1% 12.6% 8.3%
Mixed opinion 1.4% 1.1% 0.8% 1.3%
Don't know/Refused 3.9% 9.5% 3.5% 4.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1499



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