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 move by a Chinese firm to buy the American oil company Unocal.
  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 11.4% 11.4%
Fairly closely 17.5% 28.9%
Not too closely 26.5% 55.4%
Not at all closely 42.9% 98.3%
Don't know/Refused 1.7% 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 11.6% 12.7% 8.1% 10.0% 16.3% 11.3%
Fairly closely 16.2% 20.8% 16.5% 21.1% 14.6% 17.5%
Not too closely 27.0% 22.7% 28.8% 27.6% 24.1% 26.6%
Not at all closely 43.4% 43.5% 45.3% 37.8% 44.1% 43.0%
Don't know/Refused 1.8% 0.3% 1.3% 3.5% 1.0% 1.7%
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 9.3% 11.6% 12.6% 17.4% 11.4%
Fairly closely 12.6% 17.2% 24.6% 26.2% 17.4%
Not too closely 29.4% 24.2% 20.6% 28.5% 26.4%
Not at all closely 46.9% 46.0% 39.8% 26.2% 43.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.9% 1.0% 2.3% 1.7% 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1485


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very closely 13.9% 9.0% 11.4%
Fairly closely 19.6% 15.6% 17.5%
Not too closely 26.1% 26.9% 26.5%
Not at all closely 39.2% 46.3% 42.9%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 2.1% 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1502


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Very closely 9.9% 9.0% 11.9% 14.3% 11.4%
Fairly closely 19.2% 14.4% 15.5% 22.4% 17.5%
Not too closely 26.0% 30.9% 26.1% 23.2% 26.5%
Not at all closely 43.2% 43.7% 44.5% 39.2% 42.9%
Don't know/Refused 1.7% 2.0% 2.1% 1.0% 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1502



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