Question: Have you ever watched the television program, The Sopranos? If you can't get the show on your TV, just tell me.  
New Jersey 
Nation  
Have Watched  53%  37% 
Have Never Watched or Can't Get on TV  46%  63% 
Sample information 
N=517; Margin of error is ± 4.5 percentage points at a 95 percent confidence level.  N=800; Margin of error is ± 3.5 percentage points at a 95 percent confidence level. 
Question: How often have you watched the show since January? Have you seen most episodes, some episodes, few episodes, or no episodes? 

New Jersey 
Nation 

Most Episodes  25%  11% 
Some or a Few  23%  22% 
None since January  5%  5% 
Can't get or haven't watched  46%  63% 
Sample information 
N=517; Margin of error is ± 4.5 percentage points at a 95 percent confidence level.  N=800; Margin of error is ± 3.5 percentage points at a 95 percent confidence level. 
Question: Do know what state in the country The Sopranos is supposed to take place in?  
New Jersey  Nation  
Takes Place in New Jersey  63%  34% 
Takes Place in Another State  9%  9% 
Don't Know/Unsure  28%  57% 
Sample information  N=517; Margin of error is ± 4.5 percentage points at a 95 percent confidence level.  N=800; Margin of error is ± 3.5 percentage points at a 95 percent confidence level. 
Question: Do you think of The Sopranos as just a story or do you think it's pretty much telling the truth about the people and events it depicts? (national survey respondents)  
Just a Story  62% 
Telling the Truth  26% 
Unsure  12% 
Note: Percentages reflect responses only for national survey respondents who reported having watched the show. 
Question: Some have criticized the show for [attribute]. Do agree or disagree with this criticism?  
Agree  Disagree  Don't Know  
Sexually explicit scenes/dialog  38%  45%  16% 
Offensive/vulgar language  42%  48%  10% 
Excessive/graphic violence  33%  55%  13% 
Glorifying organized crime  35%  57%  8% 
Portraying Italian Americans in a negative way.  26%  65%  9% 
Note: Percentages reflect responses only for national survey respondents who reported having watched the show. 
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