News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

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TERRCURB

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

[ASK FORM 1 ONLY:] In order to curb terrorism in this country, do you think it is necessary for the average person to give up some civil liberties, or not?
  1) Yes, it is necessary
  2) No, it is not necessary
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes, it is necessary 40.1% 40.1%
No, it is not necessary 52.6% 92.7%
Don't know/Refused 7.3% 100%
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
Yes, it is necessary 42.7% 43.8% 34.8% 43.3% 34.0% 40.3%
No, it is not necessary 48.5% 48.6% 60.7% 49.7% 61.6% 52.7%
Don't know/Refused 8.8% 7.6% 4.5% 7.0% 4.4% 7.0%
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
Yes, it is necessary 38.5% 37.5% 46.2% 46.0% 40.2%
No, it is not necessary 52.0% 57.4% 49.5% 49.3% 52.9%
Don't know/Refused 9.5% 5.2% 4.2% 4.7% 6.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
745


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, it is necessary 39.7% 40.4% 40.1%
No, it is not necessary 53.1% 52.2% 52.6%
Don't know/Refused 7.2% 7.4% 7.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
751


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Yes, it is necessary 39.8% 32.2% 43.9% 42.0% 40.0%
No, it is not necessary 54.0% 59.3% 48.6% 51.0% 52.6%
Don't know/Refused 6.1% 8.5% 7.5% 7.0% 7.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
751



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