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 terrorist bombings in London, England.
  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 47.7% 47.7%
Fairly closely 36.7% 84.4%
Not too closely 10.7% 95.1%
Not at all closely 4.6% 99.7%
Don't know/Refused .3% 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 51.2% 50.0% 45.7% 45.3% 41.2% 47.9%
Fairly closely 33.6% 35.4% 40.8% 39.1% 39.1% 36.8%
Not too closely 10.5% 12.2% 8.2% 10.4% 14.3% 10.7%
Not at all closely 4.7% 2.2% 4.9% 4.2% 4.8% 4.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.3% 0.4% 1.0% 0.7% 0.3%
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
Very closely 45.3% 44.3% 53.2% 59.2% 47.8%
Fairly closely 35.8% 37.9% 37.2% 35.1% 36.6%
Not too closely 11.6% 12.7% 8.4% 4.7% 10.6%
Not at all closely 7.1% 4.7% 0.7% 0.7% 4.7%
Don't know/Refused 0.2% 0.5% 0.5% 0.3% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1485


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very closely 47.4% 48.0% 47.7%
Fairly closely 38.7% 34.8% 36.6%
Not too closely 7.7% 13.3% 10.7%
Not at all closely 5.7% 3.7% 4.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.5% 0.1% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1502


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Very closely 48.4% 47.8% 48.4% 46.0% 47.7%
Fairly closely 37.2% 37.2% 34.0% 40.1% 36.7%
Not too closely 10.7% 10.8% 11.6% 8.9% 10.7%
Not at all closely 3.3% 4.3% 5.6% 4.6% 4.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.4% 0.0% 0.4% 0.3% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1502



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