News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

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SUPCTIMP

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

How important is the president's choice of the next Supreme Court justice to you personally?
  1) Very important
  2) Somewhat important
  3) Not too important
  4) Not at all important
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very important 47.2% 47.2%
Somewhat important 29.5% 76.7%
Not too important 14.3% 91%
Not at all important 7.6% 98.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.4% 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 important 55.6% 39.5% 40.6% 41.9% 43.4% 47.0%
Somewhat important 24.9% 32.0% 35.8% 32.0% 30.6% 29.8%
Not too important 12.3% 22.9% 15.0% 12.2% 13.8% 14.5%
Not at all important 5.7% 5.5% 6.7% 12.9% 9.8% 7.5%
Don't know/Refused 1.4% 0.0% 1.9% 1.0% 2.4% 1.4%
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 important 35.8% 49.9% 53.8% 76.2% 47.2%
Somewhat important 32.1% 30.0% 28.6% 19.1% 29.5%
Not too important 19.4% 11.7% 12.2% 3.7% 14.3%
Not at all important 10.8% 7.7% 3.3% 1.0% 7.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.9% 0.7% 2.1% 0.0% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1485


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very important 48.0% 46.5% 47.2%
Somewhat important 26.5% 32.2% 29.5%
Not too important 14.3% 14.3% 14.3%
Not at all important 9.9% 5.6% 7.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 1.4% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1502


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Very important 46.4% 42.6% 47.9% 51.3% 47.2%
Somewhat important 30.1% 33.6% 28.5% 26.6% 29.5%
Not too important 14.6% 12.4% 15.9% 13.5% 14.3%
Not at all important 7.0% 8.8% 6.9% 8.1% 7.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.9% 2.6% 0.7% 0.5% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1502



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