News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

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IRAQMORE

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

[IF 'Keep troops in Iraq' to IRAQTRPS] Do you think more troops are needed in Iraq right now, or do you think there are already enough troops there to do the job?
  1) More troops needed
  2) Have enough there to do the job
  3) Reduce number of troops
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
More troops needed 30.7% 30.7%
Have enough there to do the job 52.2% 82.9%
Reduce number of troops .3% 83.2%
Don't know/Refused 16.8% 100%
Total N = 826

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 troops needed 28.9% 26.6% 33.0% 31.4% 37.5% 30.7%
Have enough there to do the job 53.0% 57.6% 56.5% 51.3% 36.8% 52.4%
Reduce number of troops 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 1.0% 0.7% 0.3%
Don't know/Refused 18.1% 15.8% 10.2% 16.2% 25.0% 16.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
817


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 troops needed 31.6% 30.0% 29.9% 31.1% 30.8%
Have enough there to do the job 53.6% 47.6% 57.3% 51.9% 52.3%
Reduce number of troops 0.0% 0.5% 0.7% 0.0% 0.3%
Don't know/Refused 14.8% 21.9% 12.0% 16.9% 16.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
820


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
More troops needed 31.7% 29.6% 30.7%
Have enough there to do the job 50.8% 53.8% 52.2%
Reduce number of troops 0.1% 0.4% 0.3%
Don't know/Refused 17.3% 16.2% 16.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
826


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
More troops needed 31.7% 38.2% 26.8% 29.0% 30.8%
Have enough there to do the job 52.5% 47.6% 53.8% 54.0% 52.2%
Reduce number of troops 1.1% 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.3%
Don't know/Refused 14.8% 14.2% 19.2% 17.0% 16.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
826



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