Gallup Poll of Catholics, 2005

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This survey is a follow-up survey to the 1999, 1993, 1992, and 1987 Surveys of American Catholics. The survey included interviews with 875 self-described Catholics. Most of the items in the survey also were asked in the previous surveys. By asking the same questions at different points in time, trends can by measured. D'Antonio and his associates published these survey results in the 2007 book, American Catholics Today, the fourth in a series to monitor trends among American Catholics.

Data File
Cases: 875
Variables: 90
Weight Variable: WGT
Data Collection
Date Collected: Spring 2005 (as with the previous three surveys, in the weeks immediately following Easter)
Funded By
The Louisville Institute for the Study of American Religion
Collection Procedures
These data were collected by The Gallup Organization in a telephone survey.
Sampling Procedures
The sample is a national, representative sample of US Catholics, ages 18 and older, including an over-sample of Hispanic/Latinos. The original sample was a national representative sample of 800 US Catholics living in the United States, using random digit-dialing. There was an additional over-sample of 75 Hispanic/Lation Catholics also using the method of random digit-dialing.
Principal Investigators
William V. D'Antonio, Fellow, Life Cycle Institute, Catholic University
James D. Davidson, Professor, Department of Sociology, Purdue University
Dean R. Hoge, Deceased; was a Fellow, Life Cycle Institute, Catholic University
Mary L. Gautier, Senior Research Associate, Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate, Georgetown University
Related Publications
D'Antonio, William V., James D. Davidson, Dean R. Hoge, and Mary L. Gautier. American Catholics Today: New Realities of Their Faith and Their Church. Lanham, MD: Roman and Littlefield Publishers, 2007.