Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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NEWSCONV

(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: The Democratic convention.
  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 23% 23%
Fairly closely 25.9% 48.9%
Not too closely 19.1% 68%
Not at all closely 31.4% 99.4%
Don't know/Refused .5% 99.9%
Total N = 1512

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Very closely 20.8% 17.0% 19.5% 24.1% 24.0% 32.4% 22.9%
Fairly closely 23.0% 28.3% 27.1% 26.1% 24.7% 25.1% 26.0%
Not too closely 22.7% 23.2% 20.8% 19.1% 17.9% 11.7% 19.2%
Not at all closely 33.5% 31.0% 32.5% 30.6% 32.9% 28.4% 31.4%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5% 2.4% 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 22.8% 28.4% 24.0% 17.7% 16.3% 28.5% 23.0%
Fairly closely 25.9% 21.1% 29.5% 25.3% 32.0% 26.1% 26.1%
Not too closely 16.5% 19.2% 23.0% 21.3% 18.8% 15.5% 19.3%
Not at all closely 34.4% 30.5% 23.0% 35.7% 32.7% 29.9% 31.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.4% 0.8% 0.6% 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.4%
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 26.9% 18.4% 21.3% 28.8% 23.0%
Fairly closely 18.9% 25.6% 28.1% 28.2% 26.0%
Not too closely 17.1% 18.9% 19.3% 20.3% 19.2%
Not at all closely 34.9% 36.5% 31.2% 22.5% 31.3%
Don't know/Refused 2.1% 0.6% 0.0% 0.2% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1508


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very closely 21.2% 24.8% 23.0%
Fairly closely 24.5% 27.2% 25.9%
Not too closely 21.4% 17.1% 19.1%
Not at all closely 32.3% 30.5% 31.4%
Don't know/Refused 0.6% 0.4% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1512


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very closely 9.3% 40.7% 19.7% 24.0%
Fairly closely 23.7% 27.5% 27.3% 26.2%
Not too closely 22.7% 15.4% 19.8% 19.1%
Not at all closely 44.3% 16.0% 33.2% 30.5%
Don't know/Refused 0.1% 0.4% 0.0% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1418


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Very closely 21.0% 29.8% 27.6% 23.0%
Fairly closely 25.0% 28.1% 26.3% 25.5%
Not too closely 19.1% 21.3% 19.1% 19.3%
Not at all closely 34.3% 20.2% 27.0% 31.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.7% 0.6% 0.0% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1494



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