ABC News Church Abuse, 2004

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All frequencies weighted by 45) WEIGHT;
(The number of missing cases reported in the codebook are unweighted)
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)38038.0
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
Missing29 
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, SOMEWHAT596.0
4) Illegal, STRONGLY48149.2
8) DK/No Opinion606.1
Missing24 
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, STRONGLY17536.0
2) Support amending Constitution, SOMEWHAT296.0
3) Each state should make own laws, SOMEWHAT7114.6
4) Each state should make own laws, STRONGLY16534.0
8) DK/No Opinion469.5
Missing526 
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 recognize53254.0
8) DK/No Opinion484.9
Missing17 
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
Missing44 
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 STRONGLY788.0
2) Approve SOMEWHAT14815.1
3) Disapprove SOMEWHAT19019.4
4) Disapprove STRONGLY46147.0
8) DK/No Opinion10410.6
Missing21 
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
Missing21 
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
Missing22 
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 King41742.2
2) Lost in Translation535.4
3) Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World292.9
4) Mystic River969.7
5) Seabiscuit15315.5
8) DK/No Opinion24124.4
Missing14 
TOTAL989100.0
17) What, if anything, is your religion? (DO NOT READ) (RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Agnostic101.0
2) Atheist80.8
3) Baptist17217.5
4) Catholic/Roman Catholic18418.7
6) Episcopalian232.3
7) Jewish141.4
8) Lutheran293.0
9) Methodist424.3
10) Pentecostal222.2
11) Presbyterian181.8
12) Protestant919.3
13) Southern Baptist10.1
14) None12112.3
15) Other (Specify)10.1
21) Christian (Protestant)969.8
22) Christian (Non-Protestant)10710.9
23) Other Non-Christian202.0
24) Islam/Muslim20.2
25) Mormon/Latter Day Saints131.3
98) DK/No Opinion90.9
Missing23 
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 Opinion116.0
Missing852 
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
Missing200 
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 Opinion40.4
Missing3 
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 Independent26828.0
4) Or what?535.5
8) DK/No Opinion414.3
Missing53 
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
Missing7 
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 School283.0
5) Some College19721.4
6) Graduated College21122.9
7) Post-Graduate839.0
Missing95 
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) Married54659.0
2) Separated151.6
3) Divorced11112.0
4) Widowed454.9
5) Never Married20822.5
Missing93 
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 off60.7
5) Retired17519.2
6) Full-time homemaker495.4
7) Student222.4
8) Unemployed due to disability384.2
Missing101 
TOTAL913100.0
28) Counting yourself, how many adults live in your household? (RESIDENT)
TOTAL%
1) 119019.0
2) 257457.4
3) 315915.9
4) 4383.8
5) 5252.5
6) 670.7
7) 720.2
8) 830.3
12) 1220.2
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) 460.6
7) 720.2
12) 1220.2
Missing42 
TOTAL968100.0
30) And of those adults, how many are females? [Response to RESIDENT] (FEMALES)
TOTAL%
0) 09710.0
1) 169471.8
2) 214014.5
3) 3303.1
4) 430.3
5) 520.2
Missing44 
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) 440.4
5) 510.1
Missing75 
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
Missing77 
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) 410.1
Missing78 
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 else24326.0
3) Respondent and someone else12012.8
8) DK/No Opinion10.1
Missing80 
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 Opinion20.2
Missing83 
TOTAL933100.0
36) Do you own or rent your home? (RENT)
TOTAL%
1) Own66471.6
2) Rent25827.8
8) DK/No Opinion60.6
Missing90 
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 Hispanic465.0
5) Hispanic (no race given)222.4
6) Other Race212.3
7) Asian91.0
8) DK/No Opinion182.0
Missing97 
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
Missing167 
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
Missing866 
TOTAL151100.0
41) If HOUSEINC is more than $25,000, is it: (HOUSEIN3)
TOTAL%
1) $25,000 but less than $30,000568.9
2) $30,000 but less than $35,000457.1
4) $50,000 but less than $75,00011918.9
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
Missing399 
TOTAL631100.0
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
Missing278 
TOTAL766100.0
43) Do you consider yourself to be the head of the household? (HEAD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes59164.0
2) No32935.6
8) DK/No Opinion30.3
Missing95 
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
TOTAL00.970.45
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)38038.0
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%
1) Protestant49350.8
2) Catholic18419.0
3) None13814.2
4) Christian (non-Protestant)10711.0
5) Other484.9
Missing32 
TOTAL970100.0
49) What is the last grade of school you completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) High school or less (includes 'eighth grade or less', 'some high school', and 'graduated high school')40243.6
2) Some college (includes 'trade or technical school')22524.4
3) Graduated college21122.9
4) Postgraduate839.0
Missing95 
TOTAL921100.0
50) Respondent's age based on YEARBORN (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-3024024.8
2) 31-4525126.0
3) 46-6434735.9
4) 65+12813.3
Missing42 
TOTAL966100.0