News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

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

In general, would you describe your political views as…
  1) Very conservative
  2) Conservative
  3) Moderate
  4) Liberal, OR
  5) Very liberal
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very conservative 7% 7%
Conservative 25.7% 32.7%
Moderate 39.1% 71.8%
Liberal, OR 17% 88.8%
Very liberal 5.4% 94.2%
Don't know/Refused 5.9% 100.1%
Total N = 1502

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 conservative 14.1% 2.2% 2.1% 4.0% 0.7% 7.0%
Conservative 33.2% 29.3% 23.9% 16.1% 12.2% 25.9%
Moderate 32.1% 44.8% 46.2% 43.2% 41.2% 39.4%
Liberal, OR 10.9% 16.3% 18.3% 22.8% 27.9% 16.8%
Very liberal 2.3% 2.8% 6.0% 9.2% 13.6% 5.4%
Don't know/Refused 7.4% 4.7% 3.6% 4.7% 4.4% 5.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1476


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 conservative 6.5% 9.0% 5.9% 5.4% 7.0%
Conservative 27.9% 26.4% 22.8% 21.5% 25.9%
Moderate 41.3% 37.3% 42.0% 34.2% 39.5%
Liberal, OR 11.8% 18.4% 21.8% 28.2% 17.1%
Very liberal 5.7% 5.1% 4.0% 7.0% 5.4%
Don't know/Refused 6.9% 3.8% 3.5% 3.7% 5.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1485


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very conservative 6.9% 7.0% 6.9%
Conservative 27.8% 23.9% 25.7%
Moderate 39.5% 38.8% 39.1%
Liberal, OR 14.5% 19.1% 16.9%
Very liberal 5.9% 4.9% 5.4%
Don't know/Refused 5.4% 6.4% 5.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1502


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Very conservative 5.6% 5.1% 9.6% 5.7% 7.0%
Conservative 19.0% 32.8% 26.9% 22.4% 25.7%
Moderate 46.5% 39.2% 37.8% 34.7% 39.1%
Liberal, OR 19.8% 14.9% 16.1% 17.8% 16.9%
Very liberal 3.1% 2.9% 3.4% 13.1% 5.4%
Don't know/Refused 6.0% 5.1% 6.2% 6.2% 5.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1502



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