News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

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DEMOCGOV

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

Regardless of what you think about the original decision to use military force in Iraq, do you now believe that the United States will definitely succeed, probably succeed, probably fail, or definitely fail in establishing a stable democratic government in Iraq?
  1) Definitely succeed
  2) Probably succeed
  3) Probably fail
  4) Definitely fail
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Definitely succeed 17.1% 17.1%
Probably succeed 42.6% 59.7%
Probably fail 25.1% 84.8%
Definitely fail 7.9% 92.7%
Don't know/Refused 7.3% 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
Definitely succeed 21.0% 14.7% 18.9% 9.2% 14.2% 17.2%
Probably succeed 43.6% 39.3% 52.0% 39.4% 32.9% 42.9%
Probably fail 20.3% 30.7% 22.4% 31.2% 33.2% 25.2%
Definitely fail 6.5% 8.9% 4.3% 11.0% 14.6% 8.0%
Don't know/Refused 8.6% 6.4% 2.4% 9.2% 5.1% 6.7%
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
Definitely succeed 19.5% 15.5% 13.6% 16.1% 17.1%
Probably succeed 42.9% 44.1% 43.4% 37.1% 42.7%
Probably fail 20.8% 24.8% 30.5% 34.8% 25.1%
Definitely fail 8.4% 8.4% 6.8% 6.7% 7.9%
Don't know/Refused 8.4% 7.2% 5.6% 5.4% 7.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1485


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Definitely succeed 19.7% 14.7% 17.1%
Probably succeed 41.3% 43.7% 42.6%
Probably fail 24.4% 25.8% 25.1%
Definitely fail 8.6% 7.4% 8.0%
Don't know/Refused 6.0% 8.4% 7.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1502


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Definitely succeed 14.3% 17.0% 19.8% 15.1% 17.1%
Probably succeed 41.5% 47.6% 44.4% 35.3% 42.6%
Probably fail 29.3% 20.1% 21.3% 32.8% 25.1%
Definitely fail 6.8% 7.0% 8.4% 9.1% 7.9%
Don't know/Refused 8.1% 8.2% 6.1% 7.7% 7.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1502



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