ABC News Church Abuse, 2004

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All frequencies weighted by 45) WEIGHT
1) Respondent number (RESPNUM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100012675.5619940.86
2) Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10003493.922960.59
3) Designated Market Area - three-digit code (DMA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1000623.73112.01
4) Full Fips Code (FIPS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100029394.7015862.82
5) Census Division (CENSDIV)
TOTAL%
1) New England494.9
2) Middle Atlantic13313.3
3) East North Central15915.9
4) West North Central626.2
5) South Atlantic19119.1
6) East South Central777.7
7) West South Central11211.2
8) Mountain767.6
9) Pacific14314.3
TOTAL1002100.0
6) Region (REG4)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast (Census Division 1,2)18118.1
2) Midwest (Census Division 3,4)22122.1
3) South (Census Division 5,6,7)38038
4) West (Census Division 8,9)21821.8
TOTAL1000100.0
7) Respondent's sex (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male48248.2
2) Female51851.8
TOTAL1000100.0
8) Do you think homosexual couples should or should not be allowed to form legally recognized civil unions, giving them the legal rights of married couples in areas such as health insurance, inheritance and pension coverage? [INTERVIEWER: Get answer and then ask: Do you feel that way STRONGLY or SOMEWHAT?] (GAYMARR1)
TOTAL%
1) Should be allowed, STRONGLY28629.5
2) Should be allowed, SOMEWHAT15015.5
3) Should NOT be allowed, SOMEWHAT676.9
4) Should NOT be allowed, STRONGLY40041.2
8) DK/No Opinion676.9
Missing32 
TOTAL970100.0
9) Do you think it should be legal or illegal for homosexual couples to get married? [INTERVIEWER: Get answer and then ask: Do you feel that way STRONGLY or SOMEWHAT?] (GAYMARR2)
TOTAL%
1) Legal, STRONGLY24725.3
2) Legal, SOMEWHAT13113.4
3) Illegal, SOMEWHAT596
4) Illegal, STRONGLY48149.2
8) DK/No Opinion606.1
Missing22 
TOTAL978100.0
10) (Would you support amending the U.S. Constitution to make it illegal for homosexual couples to get married anywhere in the U.S.), or (should each state make its own laws on homosexual marriage)? [INTERVIEWER: ROTATE ITEMS IN PARENTHESES; Get answer and then ask: Do you feel that way STRONGLY or SOMEWHAT?] (GAYMARR3)
TOTAL%
1) Support amending Constitution, STRONGLY17536
2) Support amending Constitution, SOMEWHAT296
3) Each state should make own laws, SOMEWHAT7114.6
4) Each state should make own laws, STRONGLY16534
8) DK/No Opinion469.5
Missing514 
TOTAL486100.0
11) Say a homosexual couple is legally married in one state, then moves to another state. Should that other state be required to recognize that marriage as legal, or not? (GAYMARR4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, should be required to recognize40541.1
2) No, should NOT be required to recognize53254
8) DK/No Opinion484.9
Missing16 
TOTAL985100.0
12) Overall would you say you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the Catholic Church? (CATHCHRC)
TOTAL%
1) Favorable51953.7
2) Unfavorable31832.9
8) DK/No Opinion13013.4
Missing34 
TOTAL967100.0
13) Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Catholic Church is handling the issue of sexual abuse of children by priests? [INTERVIEWER: Get answer and then ask: Do you approve/disapprove strongly or somewhat?] (PRIESTS)
TOTAL%
1) Approve STRONGLY788
2) Approve SOMEWHAT14815.1
3) Disapprove SOMEWHAT19019.4
4) Disapprove STRONGLY46147
8) DK/No Opinion10410.6
Missing20 
TOTAL981100.0
14) Do you think the church can or cannot be trusted to handle this issue properly in the future? (TRUST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, can be trusted39740.4
2) No, cannot be trusted48148.9
8) DK/No Opinion10510.7
Missing17 
TOTAL983100.0
15) Do you think church officials are mainly trying to prevent sexual abuse of children by priests, or mainly trying to cover up the problem? (COVERUP)
TOTAL%
1) Trying to prevent abuse33333.9
2) Trying to cover up problem57158.1
8) DK/No Opinion787.9
Missing20 
TOTAL982100.0
16) I'm going to name the movies that have been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture this year. Which one do you think should win the Oscar? [INTERVIEWER NOTE: Scramble order] (BESTPIC)
TOTAL%
1) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King41742.1
2) Lost in Translation545.5
3) Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World292.9
4) Mystic River969.7
5) Seabiscuit15315.5
8) DK/No Opinion24124.3
Missing11 
TOTAL990100.0
17) What, if anything, is your religion? (DO NOT READ) (RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Agnostic101
2) Atheist8.8
3) Baptist17217.5
4) Catholic/Roman Catholic18418.7
6) Episcopalian232.3
7) Jewish141.4
8) Lutheran293
9) Methodist424.3
10) Pentecostal222.2
11) Presbyterian181.8
12) Protestant919.3
13) Southern Baptist1.1
14) None12112.3
15) Other (Specify)1.1
21) Christian (Protestant)969.8
22) Christian (Non-Protestant)10710.9
23) Other Non-Christian202
24) Islam/Muslim2.2
25) Mormon/Latter Day Saints131.3
98) DK/No Opinion9.9
Missing21 
TOTAL983100.0
18) Is that a Protestant denomination, or not? ***ASK IF RELIGION=5 "CHRISTIAN"*** (PROTSTNT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8948.9
2) No8245.1
8) DK/No Opinion116
Missing820 
TOTAL182100.0
19) Would you consider yourself a born-again or evangelical Christian, or not? ***ASK IF Q911=3,4,5,6,8-13,15,21,22,25*** (EVANGLI)
TOTAL%
1) Yes41651.2
2) No36344.6
8) DK/No Opinion344.2
Missing187 
TOTAL813100.0
20) Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services - at least once a week, a few times a month, or less often than that? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) At least once a week37937.9
2) A few times a month17317.3
3) Less often than that38438.4
4) (VOL) Never595.9
8) DK/No Opinion4.4
Missing2 
TOTAL999100.0
21) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as: (READ LIST) [INTERVIEWER NOTE:: ***ROTATE ORDER OF CODES 1 and 2***] (POLITIC)
TOTAL%
1) A Democrat32934.4
2) A Republican26627.8
3) An Independent26828
4) Or what?535.5
8) DK/No Opinion414.3
Missing44 
TOTAL957100.0
22) Would you say your views on most political matters are liberal, moderate, or conservative? (POLIDEO)
TOTAL%
1) Liberal21421.5
2) Moderate33633.8
3) Conservative38738.9
4) (VOL) Don't think in those terms414.1
8) DK/No Opinion161.6
Missing6 
TOTAL994100.0
23) What is the last grade of school you completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) 8th grade or less232.5
2) Some High School798.6
3) Graduate High School30032.6
4) Trade of Technical School283
5) Some College19721.4
6) Graduated College21122.9
7) Post-Graduate839
Missing80 
TOTAL921100.0
24) In what year were you born? (YEARBORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10001958.1916.73
25) Respondent's age based on YEARBORN (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100044.8216.63
26) Marital Status (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married54659
2) Separated151.6
3) Divorced11112
4) Widowed454.9
5) Never Married20822.5
Missing76 
TOTAL925100.0
27) At present, are you yourself employed part-time or full-time or are you retired or something else? (WORKING)
TOTAL%
1) Employed Part-time11212.3
2) Employed Full-time46851.3
3) Unemployed434.7
4) Laid off6.7
5) Retired17519.2
6) Full-time homemaker495.4
7) Student222.4
8) Unemployed due to disability384.2
Missing87 
TOTAL913100.0
28) Counting yourself, how many adults live in your household? (RESIDENT)
TOTAL%
1) 119019
2) 257457.4
3) 315915.9
4) 4383.8
5) 5252.5
6) 67.7
7) 72.2
8) 83.3
12) 122.2
TOTAL1000100.0
29) And of those adults, how many are males? [Response to RESIDENT] (MALES)
TOTAL%
0) 011111.5
1) 170272.5
2) 211712.1
3) 3282.9
4) 46.6
7) 72.2
12) 122.2
Missing33 
TOTAL968100.0
30) And of those adults, how many are females? [Response to RESIDENT] (FEMALES)
TOTAL%
0) 09710
1) 169471.8
2) 214014.5
3) 3303.1
4) 43.3
5) 52.2
Missing35 
TOTAL966100.0
31) Thinking about all the people living in your household, related to you or not, how many are between the ages of 5 years or under? (CHILD1)
TOTAL%
0) 074879.3
1) 112813.6
2) 2525.5
3) 3101.1
4) 44.4
5) 51.1
Missing58 
TOTAL943100.0
32) Thinking about all the people living in your household, related to you or not, how many are between the ages of 6 to 11? (CHILD2)
TOTAL%
0) 078683.5
1) 110310.9
2) 2373.9
3) 3151.6
Missing60 
TOTAL941100.0
33) Thinking about all the people living in your household, related to you or not, how many are between the ages of 12 to 17? (CHILD3)
TOTAL%
0) 077382.2
1) 112112.9
2) 2353.7
3) 3101.1
4) 41.1
Missing61 
TOTAL940100.0
34) Are you or is someone else in the household the person who does most of the shopping for groceries and household items? (SHOPPING)
TOTAL%
1) Respondent57261.1
2) Someone else24326
3) Respondent and someone else12012.8
8) DK/No Opinion1.1
Missing65 
TOTAL936100.0
35) Do you have Internet access or email at home or at work? [INTERVIEWER NOTE: Do not read option 3 or 4] (INTERNET)
TOTAL%
1) At home32434.7
2) At work616.5
3) Both26928.8
4) Neither27729.7
8) DK/No Opinion2.2
Missing67 
TOTAL933100.0
36) Do you own or rent your home? (RENT)
TOTAL%
1) Own66471.6
2) Rent25827.8
8) DK/No Opinion6.6
Missing73 
TOTAL928100.0
37) Total number of children in household (NUMCHLD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10001.971.16
38) What is your race? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White69174.9
2) Black or African-American11512.5
3) White Hispanic465
5) Hispanic (no race given)222.4
6) Other Race212.3
7) Asian91
8) DK/No Opinion182
Missing78 
TOTAL922100.0
39) If you added together the yearly incomes, before taxes, of all the members of your household for the last year, 2003, would the total be over or under $25,000? (HOUSEINC)
TOTAL%
1) Under $25,00016719.5
2) $25,000 or more68980.5
Missing144 
TOTAL856100.0
40) If HOUSEINC is less than $25,000, is it: (HOUSEIN2)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $12,0003724.5
2) $12,000 but less than $15,0003724.5
3) $15,000 but less than $20,0003623.8
4) $20,000 but less than $25,0004127.2
Missing849 
TOTAL151100.0
41) If HOUSEINC is more than $25,000, is it: (HOUSEIN3)
TOTAL%
1) $25,000 but less than $30,000579
2) $30,000 but less than $35,000457.1
4) $50,000 but less than $75,00011918.8
5) $75,000 but less than $100,00019731.2
6) $100,000 or more7511.9
7) $35,000 but less than $40,000538.4
8) $40,000 but less than $50,0008613.6
Missing369 
TOTAL632100.0
42) Thinking about your household's total investable assets, please INCLUDE all stocks, bonds, mutual funds, CDs, IRAs, SEPs, Keoghs, checking and savings, would the total value be: (ASSETS)
TOTAL%
1) Under $25,00028637.3
2) $25,000 to $49,00011014.4
3) $50,000 to $99,0009412.3
4) $100,000 to $499,00010213.3
5) $500,000 or more557.2
8) DK/No Opinion11915.5
Missing235 
TOTAL766100.0
43) Do you consider yourself to be the head of the household? (HEAD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes59164
2) No32935.6
8) DK/No Opinion3.3
Missing78 
TOTAL923100.0
44) Besides the telephone number I reached you on, how many other telephone numbers, if any, does your household have? (TELEPHON)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10000.631.08
45) Weight variable (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0.9730.45
46) Respondent's sex (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male48248.2
2) Female51851.8
TOTAL1000100.0
47) Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast (Census Division 1,2)18118.1
2) Midwest (Census Division 3,4)22122.1
3) South (Census Division 5,6,7)38038
4) West (Census Division 8,9)21821.8
TOTAL1000100.0
48) What, if anything, is your religion? (DO NOT READ) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
0) Protestant49350.8
1) Catholic18419
2) None13814.2
3) Non-Prot10711
4) Other484.9
Missing30 
TOTAL970100.0
49) What is the last grade of school you completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less HS10211.1
2) HS Grad30032.6
3) Some College22524.4
4) College Grad21122.9
5) Post-Graduate839
Missing80 
TOTAL921100.0
50) Respondent's age based on YEARBORN (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-3024024.8
2) 31-4525126
3) 46-6434735.9
4) 65+12813.3
Missing34 
TOTAL966100.0
51) What is your race? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White69176.5
2) Black or African-American11512.7
3) Hispanic677.4
4) Other Race303.3
Missing97 
TOTAL903100.0