State of the First Amendment Survey, 2006

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PUBCLASS (Weighted by WEIGHT)

Please tell me which one of the following three statements you agree with the most. Newspapers should be allowed to publish sensitive and classified government information. Newspapers should be allowed to publish sensitive and classified government information when there is wrong-doing. Newspapers should not be allowed to publish sensitive and classified government information.
  1) Newspapers should be allowed to publish sensitive and classified government information.
  2) Newspapers should be allowed to publish only when there is wrongdoing.
  3) Newspapers should not be allowed to publish sensitive and classified government information.
  98) Don't know
  99) Refused

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Newspapers should be allowed to publish sensitive and classified government information. 121 12% 12%
Newspapers should be allowed to publish only when there is wrongdoing. 509 50.6% 62.6%
Newspapers should not be allowed to publish sensitive and classified government information. 349 34.7% 97.3%
Don't know 21 2.1% 99.4%
Refused 5 .5% 99.9%

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Newspapers should be allowed to publish sensitive and classified government information. 24.7%
21
10.5%
22
12.2%
24
12.0%
20
8.5%
14
10.6%
17
12.0%
118
Newspapers should be allowed to publish only when there is wrongdoing. 52.9%
45
54.1%
113
54.6%
107
50.0%
83
49.7%
82
43.1%
69
50.9%
499
Newspapers should not be allowed to publish sensitive and classified government information. 22.4%
19
33.5%
70
30.6%
60
36.1%
60
38.8%
64
41.9%
67
34.7%
340
Don't know 0.0%
0
1.9%
4
1.5%
3
1.8%
3
2.4%
4
3.8%
6
2.0%
20
Refused 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.0%
2
0.0%
0
0.6%
1
0.6%
1
0.4%
4
TOTAL 100.0%
85
100.0%
209
100.0%
196
100.0%
166
100.0%
165
100.0%
160

981


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Newspapers should be allowed to publish sensitive and classified government information. 13.2%
64
11.0%
57
12.0%
121
Newspapers should be allowed to publish only when there is wrongdoing. 46.3%
225
54.6%
284
50.6%
509
Newspapers should not be allowed to publish sensitive and classified government information. 38.3%
186
31.3%
163
34.7%
349
Don't know 1.4%
7
2.7%
14
2.1%
21
Refused 0.8%
4
0.4%
2
0.6%
6
TOTAL 100.0%
486
100.0%
520

1006


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Hispanic Asian Bi-racial (Volunteered) TOTAL
Newspapers should be allowed to publish sensitive and classified government information. 11.0%
84
9.5%
8
17.2%
11
16.7%
3
20.8%
5
11.6%
111
Newspapers should be allowed to publish only when there is wrongdoing. 50.7%
388
54.8%
46
64.1%
41
55.6%
10
29.2%
7
51.5%
492
Newspapers should not be allowed to publish sensitive and classified government information. 35.6%
273
33.3%
28
15.6%
10
27.8%
5
50.0%
12
34.3%
328
Don't know 2.3%
18
2.4%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
2.1%
20
Refused 0.4%
3
0.0%
0
3.1%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.5%
5
TOTAL 100.0%
766
100.0%
84
100.0%
64
100.0%
18
100.0%
24

956


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school/high school graduate Some college/Associate degree Bachelor's degree Graduate work TOTAL
Newspapers should be allowed to publish sensitive and classified government information. 12.9%
59
9.1%
26
12.0%
20
16.5%
15
12.0%
120
Newspapers should be allowed to publish only when there is wrongdoing. 50.9%
233
53.7%
153
48.2%
80
45.1%
41
50.7%
507
Newspapers should not be allowed to publish sensitive and classified government information. 33.2%
152
36.1%
103
36.7%
61
34.1%
31
34.7%
347
Don't know 2.6%
12
0.7%
2
1.8%
3
3.3%
3
2.0%
20
Refused 0.4%
2
0.4%
1
1.2%
2
1.1%
1
0.6%
6
TOTAL 100.0%
458
100.0%
285
100.0%
166
100.0%
91

1000


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest (North Central) South West TOTAL
Newspapers should be allowed to publish sensitive and classified government information. 11.3%
23
12.7%
32
7.8%
27
19.3%
39
12.0%
121
Newspapers should be allowed to publish only when there is wrongdoing. 51.0%
104
51.2%
129
51.3%
178
48.5%
98
50.6%
509
Newspapers should not be allowed to publish sensitive and classified government information. 35.3%
72
34.5%
87
37.5%
130
29.7%
60
34.7%
349
Don't know 2.5%
5
0.8%
2
2.9%
10
2.0%
4
2.1%
21
Refused 0.0%
0
0.8%
2
0.6%
2
0.5%
1
0.5%
5
TOTAL 100.0%
204
100.0%
252
100.0%
347
100.0%
202

1005



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