News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

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SUPCTCON

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

From what you've seen and heard, is the question of who should be appointed to the Supreme Court more controversial this year than in the past, less controversial, or about as controversial as it's always been?
  1) More controversial
  2) Less controversial
  3) As controversial as it's always been
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
More controversial 44.2% 44.2%
Less controversial 5% 49.2%
As controversial as it's always been 43.8% 93%
Don't know/Refused 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
More controversial 43.5% 46.1% 43.5% 43.3% 47.8% 44.3%
Less controversial 5.3% 3.3% 5.4% 3.7% 7.8% 5.1%
As controversial as it's always been 43.0% 48.9% 46.0% 46.0% 33.2% 43.8%
Don't know/Refused 8.2% 1.7% 5.1% 7.0% 11.2% 6.8%
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
More controversial 39.0% 47.3% 46.9% 53.7% 44.3%
Less controversial 7.1% 3.3% 3.1% 3.7% 5.0%
As controversial as it's always been 44.8% 42.1% 46.0% 40.9% 43.8%
Don't know/Refused 9.1% 7.3% 4.0% 1.7% 7.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1485


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
More controversial 43.9% 44.5% 44.2%
Less controversial 5.4% 4.7% 5.0%
As controversial as it's always been 44.6% 43.0% 43.8%
Don't know/Refused 6.1% 7.8% 7.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1502


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
More controversial 45.9% 46.4% 38.5% 49.7% 44.2%
Less controversial 8.1% 2.0% 5.1% 5.2% 5.0%
As controversial as it's always been 37.4% 44.0% 49.7% 39.3% 43.8%
Don't know/Refused 8.5% 7.7% 6.7% 5.7% 7.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1502



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