News Interest Index, October 2003

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GAYMEDIA

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

Now thinking about movies, television, and books you see these days… Do you think the entertainment media are including too many gay themes and characters these days, not enough gay themes and characters, or about the right amount?
  1) Too many
  2) Not enough
  3) Right amount
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Too many 48.5% 48.5%
Not enough 3% 51.5%
Right amount 39.8% 91.3%
Don't know/Refused 8.7% 100%
Total N = 1515

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Too many 30.8% 40.4% 52.0% 56.4% 53.0% 54.4% 48.6%
Not enough 5.4% 4.6% 1.8% 3.2% 1.5% 2.3% 3.1%
Right amount 59.8% 48.5% 39.9% 33.9% 36.9% 25.1% 40.0%
Don't know/Refused 3.9% 6.5% 6.3% 6.5% 8.6% 18.3% 8.4%
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
Too many 67.8% 58.9% 50.1% 35.1% 41.2% 28.4% 48.6%
Not enough 1.5% 2.7% 4.3% 2.5% 4.7% 2.2% 3.0%
Right amount 20.7% 30.8% 39.4% 54.4% 48.1% 53.0% 40.0%
Don't know/Refused 10.1% 7.6% 6.1% 8.0% 6.0% 16.4% 8.3%
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
Too many 44.2% 57.0% 43.8% 48.7% 37.8% 48.5%
Not enough 4.6% 3.5% 1.5% 4.0% 2.3% 3.1%
Right amount 41.8% 31.7% 46.7% 39.1% 46.8% 39.9%
Don't know/Refused 9.4% 7.8% 8.0% 8.1% 13.1% 8.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1510


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Too many 49.6% 47.5% 48.5%
Not enough 2.7% 3.4% 3.0%
Right amount 38.6% 40.9% 39.8%
Don't know/Refused 9.1% 8.3% 8.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1515


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Too many 63.0% 43.2% 39.3% 48.2%
Not enough 1.5% 3.8% 3.1% 2.9%
Right amount 30.6% 42.6% 50.1% 41.2%
Don't know/Refused 4.9% 10.3% 7.4% 7.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1402


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Too many 51.3% 46.6% 36.1% 48.5%
Not enough 2.1% 6.0% 5.6% 3.0%
Right amount 38.7% 36.4% 49.0% 40.0%
Don't know/Refused 7.8% 11.0% 9.3% 8.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1499



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