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Mid-November Survey, 2001 - Analysis

ANTHAC (Weighted by WEIGHT)

(ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) Has the news coverage about anthrax and other terrorist threats here in the United States been accurate for the most part, or have too many mistakes been made?
 PercentCumulative Percent
1) Accurate58.0%58.0%
2) Too many mistakes made29.5%87.6%
9) Don't know/Refused12.4%100.0%
Missing769
Total Unweighted N = 731





Age (I-AGE)

 18-2425-3435-4445-6465+MissingTotal
Accurate59.2%69.1%62.3%54.1%50.2%458.5%
Too many mistakes made32.5%21.7%28.8%33.8%29.7%429.7%
Don't know/Refused8.3%9.1%8.9%12.2%20.1%611.9%
Missing951391472571247837
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 717

Education (I-EDUC)

 Less than high schoolHigh school graduateSome collegeCollege +MissingTotal
Accurate40.5%58.7%56.5%68.4%058.2%
Too many mistakes made38.9%30.1%33.4%19.5%229.4%
Don't know/Refused20.5%11.2%10.1%12.1%112.4%
Missing622581952527722
Total 100% 100% 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 728

Gender (I-GENDER)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Accurate59.5%56.6%058.0%
Too many mistakes made30.6%28.6%029.5%
Don't know/Refused10.0%14.9%012.5%
Missing3524177690
Total 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 731

Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

 RepublicanDemocratIndependentMissingTotal
Accurate66.2%51.7%57.5%3058.3%
Too many mistakes made23.9%36.4%29.3%1130.1%
Don't know/Refused9.9%11.9%13.3%1211.6%
Missing26122023482254
Total 100% 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 678

Marital status (I-MARITAL)

 MarriedDivorced or separatedWidowedNever been marriedMissingTotal
Accurate56.2%59.9%50.0%65.7%258.3%
Too many mistakes made31.9%26.2%31.5%24.2%429.3%
Don't know/Refused11.9%13.9%18.5%10.0%112.3%
Missing440106601587765
Total 100% 100% 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 724

Religion (I-RELIGION)

 ProtestantRoman CatholicOther religionMissingTotal
Accurate61.1%56.5%56.8%3759.1%
Too many mistakes made28.2%35.4%25.1%1829.9%
Don't know/Refused10.7%8.1%18.0%2011.1%
Missing4022059284470
Total 100% 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 656

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