News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

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TERRTHRT

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

[ASK FORM 2 ONLY:] In general, how well do you think the U.S. government is doing in reducing the threat of terrorism?
  1) Very well
  2) Fairly well
  3) Not too well
  4) Not at all well
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very well 16.6% 16.6%
Fairly well 52.8% 69.4%
Not too well 19.7% 89.1%
Not at all well 8.2% 97.3%
Don't know/Refused 2.9% 100.2%
Total N = 751

Variable Comparisons

Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

Once a week or more Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Very well 20.3% 10.8% 20.4% 14.8% 7.3% 16.8%
Fairly well 54.5% 65.9% 46.5% 50.9% 46.7% 53.0%
Not too well 15.6% 14.8% 25.3% 19.0% 29.9% 19.5%
Not at all well 5.5% 8.0% 5.9% 11.6% 16.1% 8.0%
Don't know/Refused 4.1% 0.6% 1.9% 3.7% 0.0% 2.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
738


Education (I-EDUC)

Some high school or high school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Technical school, some college 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
Very well 18.2% 19.6% 10.3% 10.8% 16.5%
Fairly well 53.9% 47.1% 59.3% 55.4% 53.0%
Not too well 16.7% 21.7% 24.3% 18.2% 19.5%
Not at all well 7.7% 8.7% 6.1% 12.2% 8.2%
Don't know/Refused 3.5% 2.9% 0.0% 3.4% 2.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
740


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very well 22.8% 11.1% 16.6%
Fairly well 49.4% 55.8% 52.8%
Not too well 17.4% 21.5% 19.6%
Not at all well 8.7% 7.7% 8.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.6% 3.8% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
751


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Very well 23.1% 12.9% 17.0% 13.7% 16.5%
Fairly well 46.3% 56.3% 57.4% 47.4% 52.8%
Not too well 17.3% 22.4% 16.0% 25.3% 19.7%
Not at all well 7.8% 7.5% 6.9% 10.9% 8.1%
Don't know/Refused 5.5% 1.0% 2.7% 2.7% 2.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
751



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