News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

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SUPAFACT

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

[ASK FORM 2 ONLY:] As I read some issues the Supreme Court may rule on over the coming years, please tell me how important each issue is to you personally. Are court decisions on affirmative action very important, fairly important, not too important, or not at all important to you?
  1) Very important
  2) Fairly important
  3) Not too important
  4) Not at all important
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very important 43.4% 43.4%
Fairly important 35.1% 78.5%
Not too important 11.6% 90.1%
Not at all important 6.6% 96.7%
Don't know/Refused 3.3% 100%
Total N = 751

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 46.2% 44.3% 44.0% 37.9% 38.7% 43.3%
Fairly important 32.6% 41.5% 34.7% 40.2% 30.7% 35.2%
Not too important 11.7% 10.8% 10.1% 9.3% 20.4% 11.8%
Not at all important 5.7% 3.4% 9.3% 7.5% 4.4% 6.3%
Don't know/Refused 3.9% 0.0% 1.9% 5.1% 5.8% 3.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
738


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 43.0% 49.7% 37.7% 37.6% 43.5%
Fairly important 31.4% 31.8% 42.9% 47.7% 35.2%
Not too important 11.9% 8.9% 15.1% 13.4% 11.7%
Not at all important 8.9% 5.8% 3.8% 1.3% 6.3%
Don't know/Refused 4.7% 3.7% 0.5% 0.0% 3.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
740


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very important 39.0% 47.2% 43.4%
Fairly important 38.9% 31.9% 35.1%
Not too important 11.3% 11.9% 11.6%
Not at all important 8.5% 4.8% 6.6%
Don't know/Refused 2.3% 4.1% 3.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
751


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Very important 33.9% 38.3% 47.7% 49.7% 43.4%
Fairly important 39.8% 39.3% 32.9% 30.6% 35.1%
Not too important 17.7% 11.9% 9.6% 9.5% 11.6%
Not at all important 4.3% 6.8% 6.5% 8.5% 6.6%
Don't know/Refused 4.3% 3.7% 3.3% 1.7% 3.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
751



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