Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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NEWSCODE

(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 recent 'code orange' alert about the increased risk of a terrorist attack.
  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 34% 34%
Fairly closely 35.4% 69.4%
Not too closely 18.2% 87.6%
Not at all closely 11.4% 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 18.6% 30.1% 32.2% 34.5% 40.5% 45.4% 33.9%
Fairly closely 34.8% 35.7% 40.2% 37.0% 34.7% 27.9% 35.3%
Not too closely 23.0% 17.2% 17.9% 20.4% 15.8% 16.4% 18.4%
Not at all closely 22.5% 15.8% 9.2% 7.9% 7.7% 8.6% 11.5%
Don't know/Refused 1.0% 1.2% 0.6% 0.2% 1.4% 1.8% 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 38.7% 33.2% 40.2% 34.6% 26.1% 31.1% 34.0%
Fairly closely 36.2% 33.1% 36.9% 37.2% 40.6% 31.4% 35.8%
Not too closely 16.2% 19.6% 14.3% 18.7% 20.4% 19.4% 18.3%
Not at all closely 8.5% 13.4% 8.0% 8.8% 12.7% 14.9% 11.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.4% 0.7% 0.6% 0.6% 0.2% 3.2% 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 38.3% 33.8% 32.4% 33.3% 33.9%
Fairly closely 31.0% 35.2% 35.8% 38.0% 35.5%
Not too closely 14.6% 17.6% 19.5% 20.0% 18.3%
Not at all closely 14.1% 11.9% 12.3% 8.2% 11.3%
Don't know/Refused 2.1% 1.6% 0.0% 0.6% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1508


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very closely 30.4% 37.2% 34.0%
Fairly closely 36.2% 34.8% 35.5%
Not too closely 19.3% 17.3% 18.2%
Not at all closely 12.7% 10.2% 11.4%
Don't know/Refused 1.4% 0.5% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1512


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very closely 35.4% 34.1% 32.7% 34.1%
Fairly closely 36.9% 36.4% 33.4% 35.7%
Not too closely 17.9% 17.9% 18.9% 18.2%
Not at all closely 9.8% 10.3% 13.6% 11.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 1.3% 1.3% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1418


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Very closely 33.3% 40.1% 33.0% 34.0%
Fairly closely 36.4% 31.1% 32.6% 35.3%
Not too closely 18.8% 15.1% 18.6% 18.4%
Not at all closely 10.4% 12.9% 14.8% 11.4%
Don't know/Refused 1.0% 0.8% 1.0% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1494



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