This 1987 survey of self-identified Catholics "probes the degree to which Catholics have changed their image of themselves and of their roles in the church. ...[The] study focuses on questions of individual freedom, personal autonomy, moral authority, and democratic versus autocratic decision-making in the Roman Catholic Church in the last years of the 20th century (D'Antonio, Davidson, Hoge, and Wallace, 1989, p. 1,3).
- Data File
- Cases: 803
Weight Variable: 1) WT, 62) WT2
- The original study was weighted from N=803 to N=1,838, using the variable WT(1). WT2(62) is the computed weight score.
- Data Collection
- Date Collected: 1987
- Funded By
- The National Catholic Reporter and Fr. Andrew M. Greeley
- Collection Procedures
- The Gallup Organization conducted 20-minute telephone interviews.
- Sampling Procedures
- Using random-digit dialing, the survey included 803 self-identified Catholics who were 18 years of age and older.
- Principal Investigators
- Dean R. Hoge
- Related Publications
- D'Antonio, William V., James D. Davidson, Dean R. Hoge, and Ruth A. Wallace. American Catholic Laity in a Changing Church. Kansas City: Sheed and Ward, 1989.
An article in the National Catholic Reporter, September 11, 1987.