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Mid-November Survey, 2001 - Analysis

ACRTENWS (Weighted by WEIGHT)

In general, do you think news organizations get the facts straight, or do you think that their stories and reports are often inaccurate?
 PercentCumulative Percent
1) Get the facts straight46.0%46.0%
2) Stories often inaccurate45.3%91.3%
9) Don't know/Refused8.7%100.0%





Age (I-AGE)

 18-2425-3435-4445-6465+MissingTotal
Get the facts straight42.9%49.0%48.0%48.3%38.4%946.0%
Stories often inaccurate49.6%42.6%44.9%44.0%48.5%745.4%
Don't know/Refused7.5%8.4%7.1%7.6%13.2%58.6%
Missing00000210
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 1479

Education (I-EDUC)

 Less than high schoolHigh school graduateSome collegeCollege +MissingTotal
Get the facts straight48.2%45.1%40.7%51.4%146.1%
Stories often inaccurate42.8%45.5%50.9%40.8%345.2%
Don't know/Refused9.0%9.3%8.4%7.8%18.7%
Missing000050
Total 100% 100% 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 1495

Gender (I-GENDER)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Get the facts straight47.3%44.8%046.0%
Stories often inaccurate45.4%45.1%045.2%
Don't know/Refused7.3%10.1%08.7%
Missing0000
Total 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 1500

Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

 RepublicanDemocratIndependentMissingTotal
Get the facts straight46.9%46.9%47.2%3947.0%
Stories often inaccurate47.9%42.2%45.0%4945.0%
Don't know/Refused5.2%10.9%7.8%198.0%
Missing0001070
Total 100% 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 1393

Marital status (I-MARITAL)

 MarriedDivorced or separatedWidowedNever been marriedMissingTotal
Get the facts straight47.2%46.8%35.2%46.5%546.0%
Stories often inaccurate44.5%41.8%49.8%47.8%645.2%
Don't know/Refused8.4%11.5%15.0%5.7%18.8%
Missing0000120
Total 100% 100% 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 1488

Religion (I-RELIGION)

 ProtestantRoman CatholicOther religionMissingTotal
Get the facts straight45.1%48.5%40.3%7145.4%
Stories often inaccurate45.3%44.9%51.1%5646.0%
Don't know/Refused9.6%6.6%8.6%188.6%
Missing0001450
Total 100% 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 1355

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