News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

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

Order of Randomization for NEWS1-NEWS5
  1) News about the current situation in Iraq
  2) The retirement of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
  3) The move by a Chinese firm to buy the American oil company
  4) Recent hurricanes that have affected the Gulf Coast
  5) The terrorist bombing in London, England

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
News about the current situation in Iraq 21.4% 21.4%
The retirement of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor 20.7% 42.1%
The move by a Chinese firm to buy the American oil company 19.2% 61.3%
Recent hurricanes that have affected the Gulf Coast 19.5% 80.8%
The terrorist bombing in London, England 19.3% 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
News about the current situation in Iraq 19.7% 28.8% 18.3% 26.2% 18.2% 21.5%
The retirement of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor 20.4% 18.3% 22.2% 20.4% 22.0% 20.7%
The move by a Chinese firm to buy the American oil company 19.7% 17.5% 18.5% 17.2% 22.6% 19.1%
Recent hurricanes that have affected the Gulf Coast 21.3% 20.5% 18.3% 17.5% 16.6% 19.5%
The terrorist bombing in London, England 18.9% 15.0% 22.6% 18.7% 20.6% 19.3%
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
News about the current situation in Iraq 20.4% 22.1% 25.5% 18.1% 21.4%
The retirement of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor 23.4% 17.0% 17.8% 23.7% 20.7%
The move by a Chinese firm to buy the American oil company 18.6% 21.1% 16.6% 19.7% 19.2%
Recent hurricanes that have affected the Gulf Coast 19.6% 18.7% 20.4% 19.7% 19.5%
The terrorist bombing in London, England 18.0% 21.1% 19.7% 18.7% 19.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1485


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
News about the current situation in Iraq 19.8% 22.8% 21.4%
The retirement of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor 20.1% 21.2% 20.7%
The move by a Chinese firm to buy the American oil company 20.8% 17.8% 19.2%
Recent hurricanes that have affected the Gulf Coast 19.6% 19.3% 19.5%
The terrorist bombing in London, England 19.6% 18.9% 19.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1502


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
News about the current situation in Iraq 18.8% 21.3% 22.9% 21.2% 21.4%
The retirement of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor 19.8% 20.6% 21.3% 20.5% 20.7%
The move by a Chinese firm to buy the American oil company 24.0% 16.5% 16.5% 22.2% 19.2%
Recent hurricanes that have affected the Gulf Coast 21.7% 19.5% 20.0% 16.7% 19.5%
The terrorist bombing in London, England 15.7% 22.1% 19.3% 19.4% 19.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1502



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