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2.) DATE: Date of Survey
6.) REG4: Region
9.) TZONE: Time zone
10.) METSTAT: Metro Status Code - related to MSA, Metropolitan Statistical Area, used by the Census
11.) TIMES: Number of times Interviewer tried to call
12.) OPINCATH: Overall, would you say you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the Catholic Church?
13.) BOSTPRST: Have you heard/read about news reports of a Catholic priest in Boston accused of child sexual abuse?
14.) BOSTCONC: [BOSTPRST Have heard/read about Boston Priest]now more concerned over priests sexual child abuse/not
15.) ABUSPRST: Would you say child sexual abuse by Catholic priests is a major/less immediate/not much of a problem
16.) ABUSFREQ: Think Catholic priests sexual abuse of children happens very oftn,somewhat often,infrequently,rarely
17.) CATHDEAL: Do you feel that the Catholic Church is or is not doing enough to deal with this issue?
18.) HURTREP: Has sexual abuse of children by priests hurt overall reputation of Catholic Church in your eyes/not?
19.) HURTHOW: (HURTREP 'has hurt reputatn')has it hurt Church's reputation in your eyes a great deal/only somewhat
20.) PRSTMORE: Think Catholic priests more likely than other men to sexually abuse children/less likely/about same?
21.) PRTMARRY: Think Catholic Church's priests not marrying policy,contributes to priests sexually abusing children
22.) PRTMAPRT: [PRTMARRY 'Contributes to problem'],Do you think it's a major part of the problem or a minor part?
23.) CHTRANSF: Approve/Disapprove of transferring priest who sexually abuses child,not telling parishnrs accusation
24.) INFORM: If parish priest accused of sexual child abuse,you think Church should/should not inform parishoners
25.) INFORMLW: [INFORM 'Shld inform parishioners']Should Church be required by law to inform/Church should decide?
26.) POLICE: If priest accused of sexual child abuse,do you think Church should/should not report it to police?
27.) POLICELW: [INFORMPL 'Should report to police']should Church be requird by law to report/should be up to Church
28.) WEIGHT: Weight
29.) PARTYID: Do you usually think of yourself as a Democrat,a Republican,an Independent,or what?
30.) EDUC: What was the last grade of school you completed?
32.) RACE: Are you of Hispanic origin?("YES"ASK)Are you white/black Hispanic?("NO"ASK)Are you white,black,other
33.) CALLBACK: May a reporter from ABC News call you to talk about some of the things we've been discussing?
34.) SEX: Gender
35.) DEGREE: [If EDUC is 'Graduated College'], was that a bachelor's degree, or what?
36.) RELNET: Net Religion
38.) PROTDEM: [IF RELIGION is 'Christian'], is that a Protestant denomination, or not?
39.) ATTEND: Except weddings&funerals,attendnce of relig services-@ least once a wk,few times a mo,less than that
40.) TRSTPRST: [RELGN 'Catholic']how you trust parish priest around children-completely,good amnt,somewhat/not much
41.) REGION: Region by Census Division
42.) AGEBREAK: Age Breaks
43.) EDUBREAK: Education Breaks
44.) I-REGION: Region by Census Division (for use with online analysis)
45.) I-RELIGION: Net Religion (for use with online analysis)
47.) I-PARTYID: Do you think of yourself as a Democrat,a Republican,Independent,what?(for use with online analysis)
48.) I-RACE: Hispanic origin/backgrnd(If"YES")white/blck Hispanic(If"NO")white/blck/othr race(recoded for online)
49.) I-SEX: Gender (for use with online analysis)
50.) I-AGE: What is your age? (recoded for use with online analysis)