News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

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IRAQDEC

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

Do you think the U.S. made the right decision or the wrong decision in using military force against Iraq?
  1) Right decision
  2) Wrong decision
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Right decision 49.1% 49.1%
Wrong decision 44.4% 93.5%
Don't know/Refused 6.5% 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
Right decision 53.4% 46.5% 56.0% 43.5% 35.3% 49.5%
Wrong decision 39.2% 45.4% 40.1% 54.0% 56.9% 44.4%
Don't know/Refused 7.4% 8.0% 3.9% 2.5% 7.8% 6.1%
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
Right decision 50.3% 54.0% 46.7% 37.5% 49.3%
Wrong decision 42.4% 38.7% 50.0% 57.9% 44.3%
Don't know/Refused 7.3% 7.3% 3.3% 4.7% 6.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1485


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Right decision 51.5% 46.9% 49.1%
Wrong decision 43.4% 45.2% 44.4%
Don't know/Refused 5.1% 7.8% 6.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1502


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Right decision 48.5% 49.2% 52.7% 43.6% 49.1%
Wrong decision 45.6% 42.8% 41.4% 49.7% 44.4%
Don't know/Refused 5.8% 8.0% 5.8% 6.7% 6.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1502



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