Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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SEXABUSE

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

How much, if anything, have you heard about recent criminal trials involving Catholic priests who have been accused of child sexual abuse - a lot, a little, or nothing at all?
  1) A lot
  2) A little
  3) Nothing at all
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
A lot 38.9% 38.9%
A little 45.7% 84.6%
Nothing at all 14.3% 98.9%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 100%
Total N = 2002

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
A lot 25.4% 27.8% 33.7% 43.2% 50.2% 56.3% 39.1%
A little 41.1% 50.2% 49.5% 50.5% 43.5% 35.4% 45.6%
Nothing at all 33.5% 21.4% 15.2% 6.0% 5.5% 6.3% 14.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.6% 1.7% 0.3% 0.7% 2.0% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1974


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
A lot 41.3% 36.6% 38.9%
A little 43.5% 47.7% 45.7%
Nothing at all 14.1% 14.5% 14.3%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 1.1% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
A lot 36.8% 42.7% 39.9% 32.9% 39.4%
A little 48.2% 44.4% 43.9% 49.8% 45.8%
Nothing at all 14.2% 11.7% 15.8% 16.5% 14.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 1.2% 0.3% 0.8% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1944


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20,000 to under $40,000 $40,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more Don't know/Refused TOTAL
A lot 40.1% 40.0% 34.9% 37.7% 46.7% 38.5% 38.9%
A little 39.2% 43.0% 51.5% 56.1% 43.5% 43.2% 45.7%
Nothing at all 19.5% 16.1% 13.0% 5.6% 9.8% 15.3% 14.3%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 0.9% 0.7% 0.6% 0.0% 3.0% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College + TOTAL
A lot 39.8% 35.1% 39.8% 42.7% 38.8%
A little 38.3% 45.8% 44.0% 51.7% 45.8%
Nothing at all 20.7% 17.7% 15.6% 4.9% 14.4%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 1.4% 0.6% 0.8% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
A lot 39.5% 37.9% 53.1% 33.5% 39.0%
A little 49.1% 47.9% 34.0% 40.6% 45.7%
Nothing at all 10.3% 13.1% 11.6% 25.1% 14.3%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 1.1% 1.3% 0.7% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1990


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
A lot 42.7% 40.3% 38.4% 35.4% 37.5% 40.6% 39.0%
A little 46.0% 45.4% 44.4% 47.6% 48.9% 39.1% 45.7%
Nothing at all 10.5% 12.6% 16.9% 16.6% 13.0% 18.8% 14.4%
Don't know/Refused 0.7% 1.7% 0.3% 0.4% 0.5% 1.5% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1987



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