Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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NEWSOLYM

(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: Preparation for the summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.
  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 10% 10%
Fairly closely 21.7% 31.7%
Not too closely 29.1% 60.8%
Not at all closely 38.2% 99%
Don't know/Refused 1% 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 13.5% 9.4% 7.8% 9.8% 9.8% 9.8% 9.8%
Fairly closely 23.8% 23.2% 18.3% 23.8% 24.7% 18.2% 21.7%
Not too closely 21.8% 29.8% 33.3% 29.2% 31.0% 27.3% 29.2%
Not at all closely 40.9% 36.5% 39.5% 36.5% 33.1% 43.1% 38.4%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 1.0% 1.0% 0.6% 1.4% 1.6% 1.0%
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
Very closely 11.7% 12.0% 9.2% 10.4% 6.7% 9.3% 10.1%
Fairly closely 20.0% 22.9% 31.6% 18.2% 16.8% 20.0% 21.6%
Not too closely 26.0% 30.1% 28.5% 33.3% 31.9% 22.4% 29.4%
Not at all closely 41.9% 33.5% 29.8% 38.1% 43.4% 46.9% 38.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.4% 1.5% 0.8% 0.0% 1.2% 1.3% 0.9%
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 4.8% 10.1% 11.5% 10.8% 9.9%
Fairly closely 14.6% 20.3% 22.7% 26.0% 21.7%
Not too closely 19.2% 27.6% 28.6% 37.0% 29.2%
Not at all closely 60.4% 40.9% 35.6% 25.7% 38.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.9% 1.0% 1.5% 0.5% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1508


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very closely 11.2% 8.9% 10.0%
Fairly closely 23.1% 20.3% 21.7%
Not too closely 29.3% 29.0% 29.1%
Not at all closely 35.6% 40.6% 38.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.7% 1.2% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1512


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very closely 10.3% 10.3% 7.8% 9.6%
Fairly closely 24.0% 22.7% 18.8% 22.0%
Not too closely 30.7% 26.6% 32.4% 29.7%
Not at all closely 34.5% 39.9% 39.4% 38.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.4% 0.5% 1.5% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1418


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Very closely 8.7% 15.4% 13.4% 10.1%
Fairly closely 22.2% 22.6% 18.7% 21.7%
Not too closely 29.8% 26.3% 27.2% 29.0%
Not at all closely 38.7% 34.1% 38.7% 38.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.7% 1.7% 1.9% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1494



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