News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

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

Now I will read a list of some stories covered by news organizations this past month. As I read each item, tell me if you happened to follow this news story very closely, fairly closely, not too closely, or not at all closely. The retirement of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
  1) Very closely
  2) Fairly closely
  3) Not too closely
  4) Not at all closely
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very closely 24% 24%
Fairly closely 29.3% 53.3%
Not too closely 23.5% 76.8%
Not at all closely 22.3% 99.1%
Don't know/Refused .9% 100%
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 closely 28.6% 28.2% 14.4% 25.1% 19.7% 24.2%
Fairly closely 27.9% 24.3% 33.9% 27.5% 34.6% 29.3%
Not too closely 24.4% 21.5% 24.5% 25.8% 18.0% 23.5%
Not at all closely 18.3% 24.6% 25.8% 20.6% 27.8% 22.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 1.4% 1.3% 1.0% 0.0% 0.9%
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 closely 16.2% 22.7% 34.7% 43.1% 24.0%
Fairly closely 25.0% 29.1% 36.4% 35.8% 29.2%
Not too closely 29.3% 21.4% 17.8% 14.4% 23.5%
Not at all closely 28.9% 25.5% 9.6% 6.7% 22.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.7% 1.3% 1.4% 0.0% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1485


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very closely 24.8% 23.4% 24.1%
Fairly closely 28.0% 30.5% 29.3%
Not too closely 21.7% 25.1% 23.5%
Not at all closely 24.9% 19.9% 22.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.6% 1.1% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1502


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Very closely 24.4% 23.1% 24.6% 23.7% 24.0%
Fairly closely 29.1% 28.0% 25.2% 37.5% 29.3%
Not too closely 25.2% 25.9% 26.4% 14.6% 23.4%
Not at all closely 20.2% 22.7% 22.3% 23.7% 22.3%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 0.3% 1.5% 0.3% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1502



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