Gallup Poll of Catholics, 2005

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > General Population > National > News Polls > Codebook


All frequencies weighted by 2) WGT
1) Case ID (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL875427.15250.86
2) Weight (WGT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10.916
3) FIPS code (FIPS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL87527492.9815240.83
4) What is present religion? (PRESREL)
TOTAL%
6) Catholic/Roman Catholic875100
TOTAL875100.0
5) Are you currently registered as a member of a Catholic parish? (REGMEM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes59367.8
2) No27931.9
3) Don't know2.2
TOTAL874100.0
6) As a Catholic, how important is each of the following to you? Would you say the following is or are very important, somewhat important, or not important at all? A. The sacraments, such as the Eucharist (EUCHARIS)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all343.9
2) Somewhat important17119.5
3) Very important66576
4) Don't know5.6
TOTAL875100.0
7) As a Catholic, how important is each of the following to you? Would you say the following is or are very important, somewhat important, or not important at all? B. The Catholic Church's teachings about Mary as the mother of God (MARY)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all364.1
2) Somewhat important19221.9
3) Very important64673.8
5) Refused1.1
TOTAL875100.0
8) As a Catholic, how important is each of the following to you? Would you say the following is or are very important, somewhat important, or not important at all? C. Church involvement in activities directed towards social justice (SOCLJUST)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all859.7
2) Somewhat important36741.9
3) Very important41247.1
4) Don't know111.3
TOTAL875100.0
9) As a Catholic, how important is each of the following to you? Would you say the following is or are very important, somewhat important, or not important at all? D. The teaching claimed by the Vatican (VATICAN)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all9010.3
2) Somewhat important41046.9
3) Very important36641.9
4) Don't know8.9
5) Refused00
TOTAL874100.0
10) As a Catholic, how important is each of the following to you? Would you say the following is or are very important, somewhat important, or not important at all? E. A celibate male clergy (CELCLERG)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all34139
2) Somewhat important27030.9
3) Very important25529.1
4) Don't know91
TOTAL875100.0
11) As a Catholic, how important is each of the following to you? Would you say the following is or are very important, somewhat important, or not important at all? F. Having a regular daily prayer life (REGPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all799
2) Somewhat important32437.1
3) Very important47153.9
TOTAL874100.0
12) As a Catholic, how important is each of the following to you? Would you say the following is or are very important, somewhat important, or not important at all? G. Helping the poor (HELPPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all171.9
2) Somewhat important12213.9
3) Very important73784.1
TOTAL876100.0
13) As a Catholic, how important is each of the following to you? Would you say the following is or are very important, somewhat important, or not important at all? H. Belief in Jesus' resurrection from the dead (BELRESUR)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all252.9
2) Somewhat important11513.1
3) Very important73584
4) Don't know00
TOTAL875100.0
14) As a Catholic, how important is each of the following to you? Would you say the following is or are very important, somewhat important, or not important at all? I. Participating in devotions, such as the Eucharistic Adoration or praying the rosary (DEVO)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all9510.9
2) Somewhat important33938.7
3) Very important43649.8
4) Don't know5.6
TOTAL875100.0
15) As a Catholic, how important is each of the following to you? Would you say the following is or are very important, somewhat important, or not important at all? J. The Catholic Church's teachings that oppose the death penalty (NODETHPN)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all20823.8
2) Somewhat important34739.7
3) Very important31035.4
4) Don't know8.9
5) Refused2.2
TOTAL875100.0
16) As a Catholic, how important is each of the following to you? Would you say the following is or are very important, somewhat important, or not important at all? K. The Catholic Church's teachings that oppose same-sex marriage (NOHOMMAR)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all23326.6
2) Somewhat important21724.8
3) Very important41347.2
4) Don't know121.4
TOTAL875100.0
17) As a Catholic, how important is each of the following to you? Would you say the following is or are very important, somewhat important, or not important at all? L. The Catholic Church's teachings that oppose abortion (NOABORT)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all20022.9
2) Somewhat important28532.6
3) Very important38343.8
4) Don't know6.7
5) Refused00
TOTAL874100.0
18) I am going to read you some statements. For each, please tell me your agreement or disagreement A. How a person lives is more important than whether he or she is a Catholic (HOWLIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree495.6
2) Somewhat disagree505.7
3) Somewhat agree17319.8
4) Strongly agree59868.4
5) Don't know4.5
6) Refused00
TOTAL874100.0
19) I am going to read you some statements. For each, please tell me your agreement or disagreement B. Catholicism contains a greater share of truth than other religions do (TRUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree17820.4
2) Somewhat disagree19422.2
3) Somewhat agree32637.3
4) Strongly agree16018.3
5) Don't know151.7
6) Refused1.1
TOTAL874100.0
20) I am going to read you some statements. For each, please tell me your agreement or disagreement C. Being Catholic is a very important part of who you are (IMPORTNT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree576.5
2) Somewhat disagree708
3) Somewhat agree30735.1
4) Strongly agree44150.4
5) Don't know00
TOTAL875100.0
21) I am going to read you some statements. For each, please tell me your agreement or disagreement D. The Sacraments of the Church are essential to your relationship with God (SACRMENT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree697.9
2) Somewhat disagree8910.2
3) Somewhat agree25729.4
4) Strongly agree46052.6
TOTAL875100.0
22) I am going to read you some statements. For each, please tell me your agreement or disagreement E. It is important to you that younger generations of your family grow up as Catholics (YOUNGGEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree586.6
2) Somewhat disagree13014.9
3) Somewhat agree28432.5
4) Strongly agree40145.8
5) Don't know2.2
TOTAL875100.0
23) I am going to read you some statements. For each, please tell me your agreement or disagreement F. You often feel you cannot explain your faith to others (EXPFAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree24828.3
2) Somewhat disagree19722.5
3) Somewhat agree29433.6
4) Strongly agree13415.3
5) Don't know3.3
6) Refused00
TOTAL876100.0
24) I am going to read you some statements. For each, please tell me you agreement or disagreement G. You cannot imagine being anything but Catholic (ONLYCATH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree10612.1
2) Somewhat disagree16018.3
3) Somewhat agree24327.8
4) Strongly agree36541.7
6) Refused1.1
TOTAL875100.0
25) Next, I would like your opinion on several issues that involve the moral authority in the Catholic Church. In each case I would like to know who you think should have the final say about what is right or wrong. Is it the Church leaders such as the pope and bishops, individuals taking Church teachings into account and deciding for themselves, or both individuals and leaders working together? A. A divorced Catholic remarrying without getting an annulment (DIVORCE)
TOTAL%
1) Church leaders19422.2
2) Individuals36641.8
3) Both30635
4) Neither4.5
5) Don't know3.3
6) Refused2.2
TOTAL875100.0
26) Next, I would like your opinion on several issues that involve the moral authority in the Catholic Church. In each case I would like to know who you think should have the final say about what is right or wrong. Is it the Church leaders such as the pope and bishops, individuals taking Church teachings into account and deciding for themselves, or both individuals and leaders working together? B. A Catholic practicing contraceptive birth control (ORALBC)
TOTAL%
1) Church leaders10912.5
2) Individuals53060.6
3) Both23326.6
4) Neither3.3
TOTAL875100.0
27) Next, I would like your opinion on several issues that involve the moral authority in the Catholic Church. In each case I would like to know who you think should have the final say about what is right or wrong. Is it the Church leaders such as the pope and bishops, individuals taking Church teachings into account and deciding for themselves, or both individuals and leaders working together? C. A Catholic advocating free choice regarding abortion (ABRTRGHT)
TOTAL%
1) Church leaders21925.1
2) Individuals38844.4
3) Both26029.7
4) Neither2.2
5) Don't know3.3
6) Refused2.2
TOTAL874100.0
28) Next, I would like your opinion on several issues that involve the moral authority in the Catholic Church. In each case I would like to know who you think should have the final say about what is right or wrong. Is it the Church leaders such as the pope and bishops, individuals taking Church teachings into account and deciding for themselves, or both individuals and leaders working together? D. A Catholic who engages in homosexual activity (HOMOSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Church leaders21124.1
2) Individuals39845.4
3) Both24928.4
4) Neither101.1
5) Don't know8.9
6) Refused00
TOTAL876100.0
29) Next, I would like your opinion on several issues that involve the moral authority in the Catholic Church. In each case I would like to know who you think should have the final say about what is right or wrong. Is it the Church leaders such as the pope and bishops, individuals taking Church teachings into account and deciding for themselves, or both individuals and leaders working together? E. Sexual relations outside of marriage (XMARSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Church leaders19422.2
2) Individuals40846.6
3) Both26129.8
4) Neither6.7
5) Don't know5.6
6) Refused1.1
TOTAL875100.0
30) Please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with the following statement. A. Most priests don't expect the laity to be leaders, just followers (FOLLOW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree18621.3
2) Somewhat disagree21925
3) Somewhat agree31035.4
4) Strongly agree14917
5) Don't know111.3
TOTAL875100.0
31) Please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with the following statement. B. Catholic parishes are too big and impersonal (LGPARISH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree27030.9
2) Somewhat disagree25128.7
3) Somewhat agree24828.3
4) Strongly agree9711.1
5) Don't know91
TOTAL875100.0
32) Please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with the following statement. C. Catholic church leaders are out of touch with the laity (OOTOUCH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree13515.4
2) Somewhat disagree17620.1
3) Somewhat agree38544
4) Strongly agree16719.1
5) Don't know121.4
TOTAL875100.0
33) Please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with the following statement. D. On the whole, parish priests do a good job (CLRGYJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree232.6
2) Somewhat disagree495.6
3) Somewhat agree34639.5
4) Strongly agree45251.7
5) Don't know5.6
TOTAL875100.0
34) Do you support or oppose women in the following roles in the Church? A. An altar server (WMALTAR)
TOTAL%
1) Support81092.7
2) Oppose617
3) Not sure3.3
5) Refused00
TOTAL874100.0
35) Do you support or oppose women in the following roles in the Church? B. A Eucharistic minister (WMEUCHMN)
TOTAL%
1) Support78890.2
2) Oppose758.6
3) Not sure111.3
4) Don't know00
TOTAL874100.0
36) Do you support or oppose women in the following roles in the Church? C. A deacon (WMDEACON)
TOTAL%
1) Support70580.6
2) Oppose16118.4
3) Not sure91
4) Don't know00
TOTAL875100.0
37) Do you support or oppose women in the following roles in the Church? D. A parish administrator (WMADMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Support81192.6
2) Oppose536.1
3) Not sure101.1
4) Don't know2.2
5) Refused00
TOTAL876100.0
38) Do you support or oppose women in the following roles in the Church? E. A priest (WNPRIEST)
TOTAL%
1) Support54762.4
2) Oppose31736.2
3) Not sure91
5) Refused3.3
TOTAL876100.0
39) The following are some questions about social and political issues. Please tell me your agreement or disagreement with…A. More government money to provide health care for poor children (HLTHCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree232.6
2) Somewhat disagree475.4
3) Somewhat agree21424.5
4) Strongly agree59067.4
5) Don't know1.1
TOTAL875100.0
40) The following are some questions about social and political issues. Please tell me your agreement or disagreement with…B. More government funds for the military (MILITARY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree10411.9
2) Somewhat disagree16719.1
3) Somewhat agree26230
4) Strongly agree33938.8
5) Don't know1.1
6) Refused1.1
TOTAL874100.0
41) The following are some questions about social and political issues. Please tell me your agreement or disagreement with….C. Stiffer enforcement of the death penalty (DEATHPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree19822.6
2) Somewhat disagree16619
3) Somewhat agree21824.9
4) Strongly agree28232.2
5) Don't know101.1
6) Refused1.1
TOTAL875100.0
42) The following are some questions about social and political issues. Please tell me your agreement or disagreement with…D. Reduced spending on nuclear weapons (NUCLEAR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree13415.3
2) Somewhat disagree11913.6
3) Somewhat agree28732.8
4) Strongly agree32837.5
5) Don't know7.8
TOTAL875100.0
43) The following are some questions about social and political issues. Please tell me your agreement or disagreement with…E. Further cutbacks in welfare programs (WELFARE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree33238
2) Somewhat disagree18220.8
3) Somewhat agree20323.2
4) Strongly agree14917
5) Don't know8.9
TOTAL874100.0
44) The following statements deal with what you think it takes to be a good Catholic. Please tell me if you think a person can be a good Catholic without performing these actions or affirming these beliefs. Can a person be a good Catholic…A. Without going to church every Sunday? (GCTHATT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes66876.3
2) No20223.1
3) Don't know5.6
TOTAL875100.0
45) The following statements deal with what you think it takes to be a good Catholic. Please tell me if you think a person can be a good Catholic without performing these actions or affirming these beliefs. Can a person be a good Catholic…B. Without obeying the Church hierarchy's teaching on birth control? (GCTHBC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes65975.3
2) No21124.1
3) Don't know5.6
TOTAL875100.0
46) The following statements deal with what you think it takes to be a good Catholic. Please tell me if you think a person can be a good Catholic without performing these actions or affirming these beliefs. Can a person be a good Catholic…C. Without obeying the Church hierarchy's teaching on divorced remarriage? (GCTHDMAR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes57565.7
2) No29033.1
3) Don't know7.8
4) Refused3.3
TOTAL875100.0
47) The following statements deal with what you think it takes to be a good Catholic. Please tell me if you think a person can be a good Catholic without performing these actions or affirming these beliefs. Can a person be a good Catholic…D. Without obeying the Church hierarchy's teaching regarding abortion? (GCTHABRT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes50958.1
2) No35640.6
3) Don't know101.1
4) Refused1.1
TOTAL876100.0
48) The following statements deal with what you think it takes to be a good Catholic. Please tell me if you think a person can be a good Catholic without performing these actions or affirming these beliefs. Can a person be a good Catholic…E. Without believing that in the Mass, the bread and wine actually become the body and blood of Jesus? (GCTHTRAN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31235.7
2) No55363.2
3) Don't know7.8
4) Refused3.3
TOTAL875100.0
49) The following statements deal with what you think it takes to be a good Catholic. Please tell me if you think a person can be a good Catholic without performing these actions or affirming these beliefs. Can a person be a good Catholic…F. Without their marriage being approved by the Catholic Church? (GCTHMAR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes58967.3
2) No28232.2
3) Don't know4.5
TOTAL875100.0
50) The following statements deal with what you think it takes to be a good Catholic. Please tell me if you think a person can be a good Catholic without performing these actions or affirming these beliefs. Can a person be a good Catholic…G. Without donating time or money to help the poor? (GCTHPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes38544
2) No48655.5
3) Don't know4.5
4) Refused00
TOTAL875100.0
51) The following statements deal with what you think it takes to be a good Catholic. Please tell me if you think a person can be a good Catholic without performing these actions or affirming these beliefs. Can a person be a good Catholic…H. Without donating time or money to help the parish? (GCTHPAR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes51158.5
2) No35640.7
3) Don't know7.8
TOTAL874100.0
52) The following statements deal with what you think it takes to be a good Catholic. Please tell me if you think a person can be a good Catholic without performing these actions or affirming these beliefs. Can a person be a good Catholic…I. Without believing that Jesus physically rose from the dead? (GCTHROSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19722.5
2) No67076.6
3) Don't know5.6
4) Refused3.3
TOTAL875100.0
53) For each of the following areas of church life, please tell me if you think the Catholic laity should have the right to participate or should not have the right to participate. A. Deciding how parish income should be spent (PARINC)
TOTAL%
1) Should77688.6
2) Should not9510.8
3) Don't know5.6
TOTAL876100.0
54) For each of the following areas of church life, please tell me if you think the Catholic laity should have the right to participate or should not have the right to participate. B. Deciding how diocesan income should be spent (DIOINC)
TOTAL%
1) Should72482.7
2) Should not14316.3
3) Don't know8.9
TOTAL875100.0
55) For each of the following areas of church life, please tell me if you think the Catholic laity should have the right to participate or should not have the right to participate. C. Selecting the priests for their parish (SELPRST)
TOTAL%
1) Should62371.2
2) Should not24628.1
3) Don't know6.7
TOTAL875100.0
56) For each of the following areas of church life, please tell me if you think the Catholic laity should have the right to participate or should not have the right to participate. D. Deciding about parish closings (PARCLOSE)
TOTAL%
1) Should69879.9
2) Should not16118.4
3) Don't know151.7
TOTAL874100.0
57) For each of the following areas of church life, please tell me if you think the Catholic laity should have the right to participate or should not have the right to participate. E. Deciding whether women should be ordained to the priesthood (ORDAINWM)
TOTAL%
1) Should55863.8
2) Should not31035.5
3) Don't know6.7
TOTAL874100.0
58) How important is the Catholic Church to you, personally? (IMPCATH)
TOTAL%
1) The most important part of your life9310.6
2) Among the most important parts of your life29033.2
3) Quite important to you/are many other areas of your life32437.1
4) Not terribly important to you at all11713.4
5) Not very important to you at all485.5
6) Don't know2.2
7) Refused00
TOTAL874100.0
59) Aside from wedding and funerals, about how often do you attend Mass? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) At least once a week30034.2
2) Two or three times a month14416.4
3) About once a month11913.6
4) A few times a year18921.6
5) Seldom or never12314
6) Don't know1.1
TOTAL876100.0
60) How regularly do you pray, apart from Mass? (PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a day12714.5
2) Daily42048
3) Occasionally or sometimes28232.2
4) Seldom or never424.8
5) Don't know4.5
TOTAL875100.0
61) Which of the following best describes your opinion of the appropriate role for parishioners with respect to parish finances? (PARFIN)
TOTAL%
1) Parishioners should have no role273.1
2) Parishioners should have general oversight15918.2
3) Parishioners should have input into determining the budget55463.4
4) Parishioners should have the final say12013.7
5) Don't know141.6
6) Refused00
TOTAL874100.0
62) Many dioceses have been experiencing a shortage of priests that has resulted in some changes in parish life. I am going to read a list of changes that some dioceses have made to address this shortage. Would you tell me after each if you would be willing to accept it in your parish? A. Reducing the number of Masses to fewer than once a week (FEWRMASS)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all acceptable52559.9
2) Somewhat acceptable28132.1
3) Very acceptable697.9
4) Don't know00
5) Refused1.1
TOTAL876100.0
63) Many dioceses have been experiencing a shortage of priests that has resulted in some changes in parish life. I am going to read a list of changes that some dioceses have made to address this shortage. Would you tell me after each if you would be willing to accept it in your parish? B. Bringing in a priest from another country to lead the parish (OTHRPRST)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all acceptable9510.9
2) Somewhat acceptable39745.4
3) Very acceptable37943.3
4) Don't know4.5
TOTAL875100.0
64) Many dioceses have been experiencing a shortage of priests that has resulted in some changes in parish life. I am going to read a list of changes that some dioceses have made to address this shortage. Would you tell me after each if you would be willing to accept it in your parish? C. Not having a priest available for visiting the sick (NOSCKVST)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all acceptable54662.3
2) Somewhat acceptable28232.2
3) Very acceptable475.4
4) Don't know1.1
TOTAL876100.0
65) Many dioceses have been experiencing a shortage of priests that has resulted in some changes in parish life. I am going to read a list of changes that some dioceses have made to address this shortage. Would you tell me after each if you would be willing to accept it in your parish? D. Not having a priest available for administering last rites for the dying (NODIERIT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all acceptable70280.1
2) Somewhat acceptable13115
3) Very acceptable424.8
5) Refused1.1
TOTAL876100.0
66) Many dioceses have been experiencing a shortage of priests that has resulted in some changes in parish life. I am going to read a list of changes that some dioceses have made to address this shortage. Would you tell me after each if you would be willing to accept it in your parish? E. Not having a resident priest in the parish, but only a lay parish administrator and visiting priests (LAYPRST)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all acceptable39345
2) Somewhat acceptable38744.3
3) Very acceptable8810.1
4) Don't know6.7
TOTAL874100.0
67) Some dioceses have been restructuring or closing parishes. I am going to read several changes which may be recommended. Would you tell me after each if you would be willing to accept it in your parish? A. Sharing a priest with one or more other parishes (SHARPRST)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all acceptable718.1
2) Somewhat acceptable46252.8
3) Very acceptable34239.1
4) Don't know00
TOTAL875100.0
68) Some dioceses have been restructuring or closing parishes. I am going to read several changes which may be recommended. Would you tell me after each if you would be willing to accept it in your parish? B. Having a Communion service instead of a Mass some of the time (COMMONLY)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all acceptable34339.2
2) Somewhat acceptable42248.2
3) Very acceptable10612.1
4) Don't know4.5
TOTAL875100.0
69) Would you tell me after each… if you would be willing to accept it in your parish C. Merging two or more nearby parishes into one parish (MERGEPAR)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all acceptable10612.1
2) Somewhat acceptable45652.1
3) Very acceptable31335.7
4) Don't know1.1
TOTAL876100.0
70) Some dioceses have been restructuring or closing parishes. I am going to read several changes which may be recommended. Would you tell me after each if you would be willing to accept it in your parish? D. Closing the parish (CLOSEPAR)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all acceptable61169.8
2) Somewhat acceptable23026.3
3) Very acceptable333.8
4) Don't know1.1
5) Refused00
TOTAL875100.0
71) Now I will read four statements about the priesthood. After each statement, would you tell me if you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree? A. It would be a good thing if priests who have married were allowed to return to active ministry (MARDPRST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree11813.5
2) Somewhat disagree404.6
3) Somewhat agree29433.6
4) Strongly agree41447.3
5) Don't know91
6) Refused00
TOTAL875100.0
72) Now I will read four statements about the priesthood. After each statement, would you tell me if you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree? B. It would be a good thing if married men were allowed to be ordained as priests (ORDMARMN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree13315.2
2) Somewhat disagree788.9
3) Somewhat agree25729.4
4) Strongly agree40246
5) Don't know4.5
TOTAL874100.0
73) Now I will read four statements about the priesthood. After each statement, would you tell me if you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree? C. It would be a good thing if celibate women were allowed to be ordained as priests (ORDCELWN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree25829.5
2) Somewhat disagree809.2
3) Somewhat agree24027.5
4) Strongly agree29233.4
5) Don't know3.3
6) Refused1.1
TOTAL874100.0
74) Now I will read four statements about the priesthood. After each statement, would you tell me if you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree? D. It would be a good thing if married women were allowed to be ordained as priests (ORDMARWN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree31936.4
2) Somewhat disagree768.7
3) Somewhat agree20122.9
4) Strongly agree27130.9
5) Don't know91
TOTAL876100.0
75) On a scale from one to seven, with 1 being "I would never leave the Catholic Church" and 7 being "Yes, I might leave the Catholic Church," where would you place yourself on this scale? (LVCHRCH)
TOTAL%
1) 1 - Would never leave37042.3
2) 211813.5
3) 39210.5
4) 4869.8
5) 58810.1
6) 6536.1
7) 7 - Might leave677.7
TOTAL874100.0
76) We are always trying to improve our questionnaires and would like you to rate your interest in the questions we asked you about today. Use the five-point scale, where 5 is extremely interesting and 1 is not at all interesting (QNAIRINT)
TOTAL%
1) 1- Not at all interesting303.4
2) 2212.4
3) 312113.8
4) 429233.4
5) 5 - Extremely interesting41147
TOTAL875100.0
77) Marital Status: Are you currently married, divorced, or have you never been married? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married61470.3
2) Living as married252.9
3) Separated3.3
4) Divorced505.7
5) Widowed465.3
6) Never married13415.3
8) Refused2.2
TOTAL874100.0
78) If married, was your marriage approved by the Catholic Church as a valid marriage? (VALIDMAR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes52173
2) No18626.1
3) Don't know71
Missing162 
TOTAL714100.0
79) Education: What is the highest level of education you have completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than a high school graduate (0-11)374.2
2) High school graduate (12)24728.2
3) Some college25128.7
4) Trade/technical/vocational training546.2
5) College graduate16218.5
6) Postgraduate work or academic or professional degree12213.9
7) Don't know2.2
8) Refused1.1
TOTAL876100.0
80) Did you ever attend a Catholic school or college for any of your education? Have you ever…A. Attended Catholic elementary school (CATHELEM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes43249.4
2) No44250.5
3) Don't know00
4) Refused1.1
TOTAL875100.0
81) Did you ever attend a Catholic school or college for any of your education? Have you ever…B. Attended Catholic high school (CATHHIGH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25429
2) No62070.9
4) Refused1.1
TOTAL875100.0
82) Did you ever attend a Catholic school or college for any of your education? Have you ever…C. Attended Catholic college/university (CATHUNIV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10812.3
2) No76687.5
4) Refused1.1
TOTAL875100.0
83) How many TOTAL years of education did you receive in Catholic schools? (CATHEDYR)
TOTAL%
1) 1306.3
2) 2306.3
3) 3142.9
4) 4459.4
5) 5234.8
6) 6326.7
7) 7224.6
8) 87315.3
9) 9122.5
10) 10224.6
11) 1171.5
12) 129720.3
13) 13214.4
14) 14204.2
15) 154.8
16) 16153.1
17) 173.6
18) 1800
19) 191.2
20) 201.2
21) 212.4
23) 2300
99) Don't know/Refused3.6
Missing397 
TOTAL477100.0
84) Are you yourself of Hispanic origin or descent, such a Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Honduran, Dominican, Salvadorian, or other Hispanic or Latino background? (HISP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13315.2
2) No72783.1
3) Don't know1.1
4) Refused141.6
TOTAL875100.0
85) What is your race? Are you.. (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) Other111.3
2) Don't know4.5
3) Refused6.7
6) White/Anglo/Caucasian73483.9
7) African-American/black273.1
8) American Indian/Alaskan Native111.3
9) Asian/native Hawaiian/other Pacific islander182.1
10) Hispanic647.3
TOTAL875100.0
86) Race (2) (RACE2)
TOTAL%
2) Don't know12.3
6) White-Hispanic2965.9
7) Black-Hispanic49.1
8) Hispanic – refuses to discriminate1022.7
Missing830 
TOTAL44100.0
87) Gender of respondent (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male40546.3
2) Female47053.7
TOTAL875100.0
88) Age of respondent (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL87547.2116.25
89) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) East29633.8
2) Midwest23226.5
3) South15517.7
4) West19221.9
TOTAL875100.0
90) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or what? (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican32438.6
2) Democrat35041.7
3) Independent13916.6
4) Some other party232.7
5) No preference/Refused3.4
Missing36 
TOTAL839100.0
91) Age of respondent (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18 to 30 years old15217.4
2) 31 to 45 years old28432.6
3) 46 to 65 years old30234.6
4) 66 years or older13415.4
Missing3 
TOTAL872100.0
92) Education: What is the highest level of education you have completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than a high school graduate (0-11)374.2
2) High school graduate (12)24728.3
3) Some college25128.8
4) Trade/technical/vocational training546.2
5) College graduate16218.6
6) Postgraduate work or academic or professional degree12214
Missing3 
TOTAL873100.0
93) Gender of respondent (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male40546.3
2) Female47053.7
TOTAL875100.0
94) Aside from wedding and funerals, about how often do you attend Mass? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) At least once a week30034.3
2) Two or three times a month14416.5
3) About once a month11913.6
4) A few times a year18921.6
5) Seldom or never12314.1
Missing1 
TOTAL875100.0
95) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or what? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican32438.8
2) Democrat35041.9
3) Independent13916.6
4) Some other party232.8
Missing39 
TOTAL836100.0
96) Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) East29633.8
2) Midwest23226.5
3) South15517.7
4) West19221.9
TOTAL875100.0