Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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NEWSGAS

(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 high price of gasoline these days.
  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 51.8% 51.8%
Fairly closely 29.4% 81.2%
Not too closely 10.3% 91.5%
Not at all closely 7.9% 99.4%
Don't know/Refused .6% 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 46.8% 52.1% 50.9% 49.1% 52.2% 58.3% 51.7%
Fairly closely 32.8% 26.1% 29.0% 34.7% 33.6% 21.5% 29.4%
Not too closely 8.6% 13.7% 11.1% 9.0% 6.5% 12.0% 10.4%
Not at all closely 11.8% 7.2% 8.2% 7.2% 6.8% 7.5% 7.9%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.9% 0.9% 0.0% 0.9% 0.7% 0.6%
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 54.0% 46.9% 50.3% 59.4% 48.5% 50.5% 51.5%
Fairly closely 27.1% 32.5% 34.7% 25.8% 31.3% 24.7% 29.7%
Not too closely 11.9% 11.2% 8.0% 8.5% 12.5% 9.6% 10.3%
Not at all closely 6.1% 8.5% 5.5% 6.3% 7.6% 15.2% 7.9%
Don't know/Refused 0.9% 0.8% 1.4% 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.6%
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
Very closely 61.6% 55.7% 52.6% 40.8% 51.8%
Fairly closely 24.3% 27.2% 29.2% 35.6% 29.5%
Not too closely 7.1% 8.4% 9.6% 15.1% 10.3%
Not at all closely 7.1% 8.0% 8.6% 7.5% 7.9%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.7% 0.1% 0.9% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1508


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very closely 54.8% 48.9% 51.7%
Fairly closely 25.5% 33.1% 29.4%
Not too closely 11.1% 9.6% 10.3%
Not at all closely 8.1% 7.8% 7.9%
Don't know/Refused 0.6% 0.6% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1512


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very closely 44.6% 60.0% 48.5% 51.5%
Fairly closely 34.7% 26.0% 29.2% 29.9%
Not too closely 12.6% 7.1% 12.1% 10.4%
Not at all closely 7.5% 6.3% 9.8% 7.7%
Don't know/Refused 0.6% 0.5% 0.4% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1418


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Very closely 49.7% 69.1% 50.2% 51.9%
Fairly closely 30.5% 19.9% 30.9% 29.4%
Not too closely 11.2% 5.3% 10.3% 10.4%
Not at all closely 8.1% 5.6% 7.8% 7.8%
Don't know/Refused 0.6% 0.0% 0.8% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1494



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