News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

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SUPTERR

(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 the rights of people held in custody as terrorist suspects 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 61.5% 61.5%
Fairly important 20.5% 82%
Not too important 10.5% 92.5%
Not at all important 6.3% 98.8%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 100.1%
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 66.1% 51.7% 57.5% 64.7% 60.6% 61.6%
Fairly important 18.0% 26.1% 22.8% 20.5% 18.2% 20.5%
Not too important 9.6% 16.5% 11.6% 5.6% 12.4% 10.6%
Not at all important 5.3% 5.7% 5.6% 7.4% 8.8% 6.1%
Don't know/Refused 1.0% 0.0% 2.6% 1.9% 0.0% 1.2%
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 65.3% 63.6% 51.9% 57.4% 61.7%
Fairly important 15.1% 20.1% 27.6% 30.4% 20.3%
Not too important 9.6% 10.0% 15.0% 9.5% 10.6%
Not at all important 8.1% 5.3% 5.1% 2.7% 6.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.9% 1.1% 0.5% 0.0% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
740


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very important 60.8% 62.0% 61.5%
Fairly important 18.1% 22.6% 20.5%
Not too important 13.1% 8.3% 10.5%
Not at all important 6.9% 5.7% 6.3%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 1.4% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
751


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Very important 62.2% 56.3% 63.3% 63.1% 61.5%
Fairly important 20.9% 15.9% 22.3% 21.7% 20.5%
Not too important 12.2% 15.6% 8.6% 7.1% 10.5%
Not at all important 3.1% 8.8% 5.4% 7.8% 6.3%
Don't know/Refused 1.6% 3.4% 0.4% 0.3% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
751



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