News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

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ANTITERR

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

[ASK FORM 2 ONLY:] What concerns you more about the government's anti-terrorism policies?
  1) That they have not gone far enough to adequately protect the country
  2) That they have gone too far in restricting the average person's civil liberties
  3) Neither/Approve of policies
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
That they have not gone far enough to adequately protect the country 51.9% 51.9%
That they have gone too far in restricting the average person's civil liberties 30.5% 82.4%
Neither/Approve of policies 10.3% 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
That they have not gone far enough to adequately protect the country 56.8% 61.6% 57.5% 37.9% 37.2% 52.4%
That they have gone too far in restricting the average person's civil liberties 21.1% 26.0% 31.7% 46.3% 43.8% 30.5%
Neither/Approve of policies 11.9% 5.1% 9.0% 8.9% 15.3% 10.3%
Don't know/Refused 10.2% 7.3% 1.9% 7.0% 3.6% 6.9%
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
That they have not gone far enough to adequately protect the country 55.1% 49.3% 47.2% 55.4% 52.2%
That they have gone too far in restricting the average person's civil liberties 29.3% 30.9% 30.8% 32.4% 30.4%
Neither/Approve of policies 6.8% 13.2% 14.5% 9.5% 10.2%
Don't know/Refused 8.8% 6.6% 7.5% 2.7% 7.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
740


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
That they have not gone far enough to adequately protect the country 49.9% 53.7% 51.9%
That they have gone too far in restricting the average person's civil liberties 34.9% 26.5% 30.5%
Neither/Approve of policies 10.1% 10.4% 10.3%
Don't know/Refused 5.0% 9.4% 7.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
751


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
That they have not gone far enough to adequately protect the country 62.6% 49.8% 54.6% 41.0% 52.0%
That they have gone too far in restricting the average person's civil liberties 22.8% 31.5% 27.5% 40.6% 30.4%
Neither/Approve of policies 9.1% 8.5% 10.8% 11.9% 10.2%
Don't know/Refused 5.5% 10.2% 7.1% 6.5% 7.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
751



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