Catholic Pluralism Project, 1995
CitationDavidson, J. D. (2020, September 11). Catholic Pluralism Project, 1995.
SummaryThe purpose of the project was to produce a social and religious profile of American Catholicism. This was accomplished by use of a national telephone survey of Catholics at least 18 years of age. Respondents were asked questions concerning their religious upbringing, life course experiences and personal faith and morals. The survey was conducted by Response Analysis, a professional polling company in New Jersey.
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Data FileCases: 1058
Weight Variable: WEIGHT
Data CollectionJune-July, 1995
Funded ByThe Lilly Endowment, Inc.
Collection ProceduresTelephone interview surveys
Sampling ProceduresCounty-level estimates were used in conjunction with data from the U.S. Census and information on the estimated distribution of working residential telephone numbers across exchanges to develop a stratification of all telephone exchanges serving the continental U.S. A secondary stratification of exchanges within certain strata was overlaid on the base stratification in an attempt to increase the chances of finding Black and Hispanic households.
Using a disproportionate allocation sampling model, exchanges serving areas with higher concentrations of Catholic households were oversampled, while exchanges serving areas with lower concentrations of Catholics were undersampled. Within the designated area codes and exchanges, telephone numbers were randomly generated using a random digit dialing (RDD) sampling procedure.
Principal InvestigatorsJames D. Davidson, Purdue University
Related PublicationsDavidson, James D., Andrea S. Williams, Richard A. Lamanna, Jan Stenftenagel, Kathleen Maas Weigert, William J. Whalen, and Patricia Wittberg, S.C. 1997. The Search for Common Ground: What Unites and Divides Catholic Americans. Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor.
Williams, Andrea S. and James D. Davidson. 1996. "Catholic Conceptions of Faith: A Generational Analysis." Sociology of Religion 57:273-289.