News Interest Index, October 2003

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CREGION

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

Region of country
  1) Northeast
  2) Midwest
  3) South
  4) West

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Northeast 19.9% 19.9%
Midwest 24.1% 44%
South 35.3% 79.3%
West 20.6% 99.9%
Total N = 1515

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Northeast 18.2% 21.0% 21.1% 17.0% 20.5% 21.3% 19.9%
Midwest 24.2% 22.9% 24.0% 25.9% 25.0% 24.0% 24.3%
South 31.5% 36.2% 35.7% 35.2% 35.4% 36.0% 35.2%
West 26.1% 20.0% 19.3% 21.9% 19.0% 18.8% 20.6%
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
Northeast 15.8% 20.8% 17.0% 22.6% 21.4% 21.6% 20.0%
Midwest 21.8% 27.4% 20.9% 26.2% 23.3% 20.7% 24.1%
South 48.4% 34.2% 40.2% 28.5% 33.0% 28.0% 35.4%
West 14.0% 17.6% 21.9% 22.8% 22.3% 29.7% 20.6%
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
Northeast 11.8% 20.2% 20.0% 21.9% 27.9% 19.9%
Midwest 27.6% 26.7% 24.0% 19.4% 18.9% 24.1%
South 43.7% 34.1% 33.6% 35.7% 30.6% 35.3%
West 16.9% 18.9% 22.5% 23.0% 22.5% 20.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1510


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Northeast 18.3% 21.5% 20.0%
Midwest 24.4% 23.8% 24.1%
South 35.9% 34.8% 35.3%
West 21.4% 19.9% 20.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1515


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Northeast 17.1% 21.6% 21.8% 20.2%
Midwest 27.0% 21.8% 22.8% 23.8%
South 37.0% 37.1% 32.5% 35.6%
West 18.9% 19.5% 22.8% 20.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1402


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Northeast 20.7% 21.1% 16.4% 20.1%
Midwest 27.7% 18.0% 11.1% 24.1%
South 33.4% 55.3% 31.0% 35.4%
West 18.2% 5.6% 41.6% 20.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1499



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