News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

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IRAQTRPS

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

Do you think the U.S. should keep military troops in Iraq until the situation has stabilized, or do you think the U.S. should bring its troops home as soon as possible?
  1) Keep troops in Iraq
  2) Bring troops home
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Keep troops in Iraq 52.2% 52.2%
Bring troops home 42.6% 94.8%
Don't know/Refused 5.2% 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
Keep troops in Iraq 55.8% 51.2% 53.4% 47.5% 48.8% 52.7%
Bring troops home 38.8% 43.5% 42.9% 48.8% 45.4% 42.5%
Don't know/Refused 5.4% 5.3% 3.7% 3.7% 5.8% 4.8%
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
Keep troops in Iraq 44.6% 54.3% 64.6% 61.4% 52.4%
Bring troops home 49.6% 42.0% 31.5% 31.5% 42.5%
Don't know/Refused 5.8% 3.7% 4.0% 7.0% 5.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1485


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Keep troops in Iraq 57.0% 47.9% 52.2%
Bring troops home 37.5% 47.3% 42.6%
Don't know/Refused 5.6% 4.8% 5.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1502


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Keep troops in Iraq 55.1% 50.6% 52.8% 50.3% 52.2%
Bring troops home 40.0% 44.8% 41.3% 44.8% 42.6%
Don't know/Refused 4.9% 4.6% 5.8% 4.9% 5.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1502



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