Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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NEWSIRAQ

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

Now I will read a list of some stories covered by news organizations this past month. As I read each item, tell me if you happened to follow this news story very closely, fairly closely, not too closely, or not at all closely: News about the current situation in Iraq.
  1) Very closely
  2) Fairly closely
  3) Not too closely
  4) Not at all closely
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very closely 39.2% 39.2%
Fairly closely 41.8% 81%
Not too closely 12.3% 93.3%
Not at all closely 6.2% 99.5%
Don't know/Refused .5% 100%
Total N = 1512

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Very closely 23.0% 36.1% 39.2% 38.9% 49.7% 46.4% 39.1%
Fairly closely 43.8% 44.8% 44.8% 43.4% 41.0% 32.2% 41.8%
Not too closely 20.0% 13.7% 12.5% 10.1% 4.9% 13.3% 12.3%
Not at all closely 12.0% 4.8% 3.5% 7.3% 4.0% 7.3% 6.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 0.5% 0.0% 0.3% 0.5% 0.9% 0.5%
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
Very closely 42.8% 39.0% 44.9% 36.5% 36.6% 34.9% 39.1%
Fairly closely 37.2% 41.9% 41.4% 44.6% 44.6% 42.1% 42.2%
Not too closely 11.4% 12.5% 9.8% 14.1% 12.9% 12.0% 12.3%
Not at all closely 8.1% 6.3% 3.5% 4.0% 5.7% 9.6% 6.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.4% 0.2% 0.4% 0.7% 0.2% 1.3% 0.5%
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
Very closely 32.4% 36.8% 38.0% 47.0% 39.2%
Fairly closely 32.9% 41.7% 46.0% 42.9% 41.9%
Not too closely 19.2% 14.4% 9.7% 8.3% 12.3%
Not at all closely 14.4% 6.6% 5.6% 1.6% 6.1%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 0.5% 0.6% 0.1% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1508


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very closely 44.0% 34.8% 39.2%
Fairly closely 39.9% 43.6% 41.8%
Not too closely 9.4% 14.9% 12.3%
Not at all closely 6.2% 6.1% 6.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.4% 0.6% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1512


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very closely 40.6% 40.7% 38.8% 40.1%
Fairly closely 44.4% 40.8% 41.6% 42.2%
Not too closely 11.1% 12.5% 10.8% 11.5%
Not at all closely 3.7% 5.6% 8.3% 5.7%
Don't know/Refused 0.2% 0.4% 0.6% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1418


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Very closely 39.7% 37.5% 36.6% 39.0%
Fairly closely 43.8% 36.1% 38.5% 42.2%
Not too closely 11.3% 13.4% 15.0% 12.1%
Not at all closely 5.0% 11.5% 8.2% 6.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.1% 1.4% 1.8% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1494



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