Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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INVNEWS

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

Thinking about the people you know, would you say they are becoming less emotionally involved in the news from Iraq than they were, more emotionally involved, or are the people you know about as involved as they had been?
  1) Less emotionally involved
  2) More emotionally involved
  3) About as involved as they have been
  4) Mixed/Some more, some less
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Less emotionally involved 36.3% 36.3%
More emotionally involved 18.7% 55%
About as involved as they have been 40.6% 95.6%
Mixed/Some more, some less .4% 96%
Don't know/Refused 4% 100%
Total N = 1512

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Less emotionally involved 42.5% 46.7% 39.7% 36.9% 28.2% 22.6% 36.4%
More emotionally involved 21.1% 15.6% 20.1% 17.9% 20.3% 17.9% 18.6%
About as involved as they have been 31.4% 35.7% 38.9% 42.8% 49.0% 45.9% 40.6%
Mixed/Some more, some less 0.0% 0.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 1.1% 0.3%
Don't know/Refused 4.9% 1.5% 1.3% 2.5% 2.3% 12.6% 4.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1492


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Less emotionally involved 38.5% 33.5% 37.3% 40.2% 36.9% 31.6% 36.4%
More emotionally involved 14.8% 20.4% 24.4% 16.6% 19.6% 15.4% 18.8%
About as involved as they have been 40.5% 42.7% 35.0% 41.1% 40.6% 45.2% 40.9%
Mixed/Some more, some less 0.4% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 1.4% 0.5% 0.4%
Don't know/Refused 5.8% 3.4% 3.3% 2.1% 1.4% 7.2% 3.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1495


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school Graduated high school Some college College degree or more education TOTAL
Less emotionally involved 26.1% 37.2% 42.1% 35.3% 36.4%
More emotionally involved 25.6% 19.6% 14.6% 17.8% 18.7%
About as involved as they have been 35.9% 39.7% 41.0% 44.3% 40.7%
Mixed/Some more, some less 0.0% 0.3% 0.6% 0.3% 0.4%
Don't know/Refused 12.4% 3.2% 1.8% 2.3% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1508


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Less emotionally involved 35.1% 37.4% 36.3%
More emotionally involved 18.8% 18.6% 18.7%
About as involved as they have been 41.8% 39.4% 40.6%
Mixed/Some more, some less 0.4% 0.4% 0.4%
Don't know/Refused 3.9% 4.1% 4.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1512


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Less emotionally involved 36.4% 34.0% 40.5% 36.7%
More emotionally involved 12.6% 25.5% 19.0% 19.3%
About as involved as they have been 48.3% 35.8% 37.1% 40.3%
Mixed/Some more, some less 0.0% 0.4% 0.7% 0.4%
Don't know/Refused 2.8% 4.3% 2.8% 3.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1418


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Less emotionally involved 37.3% 31.1% 35.8% 36.4%
More emotionally involved 14.4% 35.9% 26.7% 18.6%
About as involved as they have been 44.4% 23.5% 34.2% 40.6%
Mixed/Some more, some less 0.4% 0.8% 0.0% 0.4%
Don't know/Refused 3.5% 8.7% 3.3% 4.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1494



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