Audience Interest By Question

  How interested are you in news reports on the following topics?

    Very Interested

Somewhat Interested

Not Too Interested Not At All Interested Don't Know/ Refused
1 Issues and activities in local government and politics     34 46 8 11 1
2 Issues and activities in state government and politics     29 48 11 10 2
3 Issues and activities in national government and politics     36 43 9 11 1
4 What can be done to improve the performance of local schools     62 30 4 3 1
5 What can be done to reduce health care costs     63 28 4 4 1
6 What can be done to ensure that public places are safe from terrorism     66 28 2 3 1
7 What government can do to improve the performance of local schools     59 26 9 5 1
8 What government can do to reduce health care costs     64 25 6 4 1
9 What government can do to ensure that public places are safe from terrorism     67 25 4 3 2
10 What ideas political candidates have to improve the performance of local schools     55 32 6 7 0
11 What ideas political candidates have to reduce health care costs     53 36 6 4 1
12 What ideas political candidates have to ensure that public places are safe from terrorism     60 31 5 3 1

Methodology

Results for the survey are based on telephone interviews conducted under the direction of Princeton Survey Research Associates among a nationwide sample of 1,005 adults, 18 years of age or older, during the period May 6-16, 2002. Based on the total sample, one can say with 95% confidence that the error attributable to sampling and other random effects is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. For items on Form A (questions 1-3; N=249), Form B (questions 4-6; N=256), Form C (questions 7-9; N=258) or Form D (questions 10-12; N=239) the sampling error is plus or minus 7 percentage points.