American Catholic Laity Poll, 2011

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > Religious Groups > Members or Leaders > Catholic > Codebook


All frequencies weighted by 2) WEIGHT1;
(The number of missing cases reported in the codebook are unweighted)
1) CaseID (CASEID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1442884.66460.24
2) Sample weights for all qualified respondents (WEIGHT1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10.889
3) Sample weights for qualified respondents per group in XGROUP (WEIGHT2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL14421.631.12
4) Interview start time (TMSTART)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
5) Interview finish time (TMFINISH)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
6) Interview duration in minutes (DURATION)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1442107.69495.20
7) Group (XGROUP)
TOTAL%
1) 18-31 Non-Hispanic18212.6
2) 18-31 Hispanic14710.2
3) 32-50 Non-Hispanic32622.6
4) 32-50 Hispanic20814.4
5) 51-70 Non-Hispanic34223.7
6) 51-70 Hispanic1047.2
7) 71+ Non-Hispanic1349.3
TOTAL1443100.0
8) Language of survey (XSPANISH)
TOTAL%
1) English version118782.3
2) Spanish version25517.7
TOTAL1442100.0
9) Language proficiency (XPRIMELN)
TOTAL%
1) English dominant825.7
2) Bilingual16111.2
3) Spanish dominant21514.9
5) Non-Hispanic98468.2
TOTAL1442100.0
10) Is Q31 or Q32 asked first? (Q3132FST)
TOTAL%
1) Q3172850.5
2) Q3271349.5
TOTAL1441100.0
11) Is Q31 or Q32 asked second? (Q3132SND)
TOTAL%
1) Q3171349.5
2) Q3272850.5
TOTAL1441100.0
12) What is your religion? (S1)
TOTAL%
3) Catholic1442100
TOTAL1442100.0
13) As a Catholic, how important is each of the following to you? Would you say the following is or are very important, somewhat important, or not important at all? The sacraments, such as the Eucharist (Q2A)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused171.2
1) Very important90662.8
2) Somewhat important38326.6
3) Not important at all1369.4
TOTAL1442100.0
14) As a Catholic, how important is each of the following to you? Would you say the following is or are very important, somewhat important, or not important at all? The Catholic Church's teachings about Mary as the mother of God (Q2B)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused8.6
1) Very important92163.9
2) Somewhat important39827.6
3) Not important at all1147.9
TOTAL1441100.0
15) As a Catholic, how important is each of the following to you? Would you say the following is or are very important, somewhat important, or not important at all? Church involvement in activities directed toward social justice (Q2C)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused11.8
1) Very important47833.1
2) Somewhat important73050.6
3) Not important at all22415.5
TOTAL1443100.0
16) As a Catholic, how important is each of the following to you? Would you say the following is or are very important, somewhat important, or not important at all? The teaching authority claimed by the Vatican (Q2D)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused10.7
1) Very important43730.3
2) Somewhat important66446
3) Not important at all33123
TOTAL1442100.0
17) As a Catholic, how important is each of the following to you? Would you say the following is or are very important, somewhat important, or not important at all? A celibate male clergy (Q2E)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused151
1) Very important30321
2) Somewhat important45531.6
3) Not important at all66846.4
TOTAL1441100.0
18) As a Catholic, how important is each of the following to you? Would you say the following is or are very important, somewhat important, or not important at all? Having a regular daily prayer life (Q2F)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused141
1) Very important66446
2) Somewhat important53737.2
3) Not important at all22715.7
TOTAL1442100.0
19) As a Catholic, how important is each of the following to you? Would you say the following is or are very important, somewhat important, or not important at all? Helping the poor (Q2G)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused11.8
1) Very important96466.9
2) Somewhat important41328.6
3) Not important at all543.7
TOTAL1442100.0
20) As a Catholic, how important is each of the following to you? Would you say the following is or are very important, somewhat important, or not important at all? Belief in Jesus's resurrection from the dead (Q2H)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused10.7
1) Very important105573.2
2) Somewhat important28519.8
3) Not important at all926.4
TOTAL1442100.0
21) As a Catholic, how important is each of the following to you? Would you say the following is or are very important, somewhat important, or not important at all? Participating in devotions such as Eucharistic Adoration or praying the rosary (Q2I)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused181.2
1) Very important51936
2) Somewhat important58640.6
3) Not important at all31922.1
TOTAL1442100.0
22) As a Catholic, how important is each of the following to you? Would you say the following is or are very important, somewhat important, or not important at all? The Catholic Church's teachings that oppose the death penalty (Q2J)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused11.8
1) Very important41528.8
2) Somewhat important62543.3
3) Not important at all39127.1
TOTAL1442100.0
23) As a Catholic, how important is each of the following to you? Would you say the following is or are very important, somewhat important, or not important at all? The Catholic Church's teachings that oppose same sex marriage (Q2K)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused7.5
1) Very important50735.2
2) Somewhat important41128.5
3) Not important at all51735.9
TOTAL1442100.0
24) As a Catholic, how important is each of the following to you? Would you say the following is or are very important, somewhat important, or not important at all? The Catholic Church's teachings that oppose abortion (Q2L)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused161.1
1) Very important57740
2) Somewhat important45631.6
3) Not important at all39327.3
TOTAL1442100.0
25) Please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with each of the following statements. How a person lives is more important than whether he or she is Catholic. (Q3A)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused8.6
1) Strongly agree80856.1
2) Somewhat agree45531.6
3) Somewhat disagree1198.3
4) Strongly disagree513.5
TOTAL1441100.0
26) Please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with each of the following statements. Catholicism contains a greater share of truth than other religions do. (Q3B)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused13.9
1) Strongly agree36025
2) Somewhat agree52436.3
3) Somewhat disagree38526.7
4) Strongly disagree16011.1
TOTAL1442100.0
27) Please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with each of the following statements. Being a Catholic is a very important part of who I am. (Q3C)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused10.7
1) Strongly agree57439.8
2) Somewhat agree50635.1
3) Somewhat disagree26218.2
4) Strongly disagree916.3
TOTAL1443100.0
28) Please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with each of the following statements. The Sacraments of the Church are essential to my relationship with God. (Q3D)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused5.3
1) Strongly agree57639.9
2) Somewhat agree48333.5
3) Somewhat disagree26018
4) Strongly disagree1188.2
TOTAL1442100.0
29) Please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with each of the following statements. It is important to me that younger generations of my family grow up as Catholics. (Q3E)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused8.6
1) Strongly agree53937.4
2) Somewhat agree54537.8
3) Somewhat disagree26218.2
4) Strongly disagree876
TOTAL1441100.0
30) Please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with each of the following statements. I cannot imagine being anything but Catholic. (Q3F)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused141
1) Strongly agree51936
2) Somewhat agree46532.2
3) Somewhat disagree32822.7
4) Strongly disagree1178.1
TOTAL1443100.0
31) Next, we are interested in your opinions on several issues that involve the moral authority in the Catholic Church. In each case we would like to know who you think should have the final say about what is right or wrong. Is it the Church leaders such as the pope and bishops, individuals taking Church teachings in account and deciding for themselves, or both individuals and leaders working together? A divorced Catholic re-marrying without getting an annulment (Q4A)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused141
1) Church leaders29320.3
2) Individuals67646.9
3) Both45831.8
TOTAL1441100.0
32) Next, we are interested in your opinions on several issues that involve the moral authority in the Catholic Church. In each case we would like to know who you think should have the final say about what is right or wrong. Is it the Church leaders such as the pope and bishops, individuals taking Church teachings in account and deciding for themselves, or both individuals and leaders working together? A Catholic practicing contraceptive birth control (Q4B)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused13.9
1) Church leaders14810.3
2) Individuals95966.5
3) Both32222.3
TOTAL1442100.0
33) Next, we are interested in your opinions on several issues that involve the moral authority in the Catholic Church. In each case we would like to know who you think should have the final say about what is right or wrong. Is it the Church leaders such as the pope and bishops, individuals taking Church teachings in account and deciding for themselves, or both individuals and leaders working together? A Catholic advocating free choice regarding abortion (Q4C)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused181.2
1) Church leaders27519.1
2) Individuals75052
3) Both39927.7
TOTAL1442100.0
34) Next, we are interested in your opinions on several issues that involve the moral authority in the Catholic Church. In each case we would like to know who you think should have the final say about what is right or wrong. Is it the Church leaders such as the pope and bishops, individuals taking Church teachings in account and deciding for themselves, or both individuals and leaders working together? A Catholic who engages in homosexual activity (Q4D)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused201.4
1) Church leaders22815.8
2) Individuals82156.9
3) Both37425.9
TOTAL1443100.0
35) Next, we are interested in your opinions on several issues that involve the moral authority in the Catholic Church. In each case we would like to know who you think should have the final say about what is right or wrong. Is it the Church leaders such as the pope and bishops, individuals taking Church teachings in account and deciding for themselves, or both individuals and leaders working together? Sexual relations outside of marriage (Q4E)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused151
1) Church leaders23516.3
2) Individuals76152.8
3) Both43129.9
TOTAL1442100.0
36) Please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with each of the following statements. Most priests don't expect the laity to be leaders, just followers. (Q5A)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused231.6
1) Strongly agree1379.5
2) Somewhat agree68047.2
3) Somewhat disagree46432.2
4) Strongly disagree1389.6
TOTAL1442100.0
37) Please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with each of the following statements. Most Catholics don't want to take on leadership roles in their parish. (Q5B)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused231.6
1) Strongly agree1248.6
2) Somewhat agree79355
3) Somewhat disagree42529.5
4) Strongly disagree765.3
TOTAL1441100.0
38) Please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with each of the following statements. Catholic parishes are too big and impersonal. (Q5C)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused251.7
1) Strongly agree1238.5
2) Somewhat agree47933.2
3) Somewhat disagree60141.7
4) Strongly disagree21414.8
TOTAL1442100.0
39) Please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with each of the following statements. Catholic Church leaders are out of touch with the laity. (Q5D)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused221.5
1) Strongly agree20013.9
2) Somewhat agree64344.6
3) Somewhat disagree42229.2
4) Strongly disagree15610.8
TOTAL1443100.0
40) Please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with each of the following statements. On the whole, parish priests do a good job. (Q5E)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused201.4
1) Strongly agree45031.2
2) Somewhat agree80655.9
3) Somewhat disagree14410
4) Strongly disagree221.5
TOTAL1442100.0
41) How satisfied are you with the leadership of the bishops of the United States? (Q6)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused161.1
1) Very satisfied20214
2) Somewhat satisfied81356.4
3) Only a little satisfied31021.5
4) Not at all satisfied1017
TOTAL1442100.0
42) How satisfied are you with the leadership of your local bishop? (Q7)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused231.6
1) Very satisfied33623.3
2) Somewhat satisfied71549.6
3) Only a little satisfied28519.8
4) Not at all satisfied825.7
TOTAL1441100.0
43) Catholic bishops often speak out about politics and elections, as well as about policy issues like health care, abortion, immigration, and foreign affairs. Which one of the following best describes how you typically respond to bishops' statements in these areas? (Q8)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused201.4
1) The bishops' views are irrelevant to my thinking about politics and public policy44330.7
2) I consider what the bishops have to say about politics and public policy, but ultimately I make up my own mind86460
3) I try to follow the bishops' guidance and instructions on political and public policy matters1147.9
TOTAL1441100.0
44) Please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with the American bishops on each of the following issues. Opposition to health care reform legislation (Q9A)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused281.9
1) Strongly agree27619.2
2) Somewhat agree47633
3) Somewhat disagree40828.3
4) Strongly disagree25317.6
TOTAL1441100.0
45) Please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with the American bishops on each of the following issues. Support for immigration reform (Q9B)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused181.2
1) Strongly agree51335.6
2) Somewhat agree55638.6
3) Somewhat disagree22415.5
4) Strongly disagree1319.1
TOTAL1442100.0
46) Please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with the American bishops on each of the following issues. Opposition to same-sex marriage (Q9C)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused151
1) Strongly agree44230.7
2) Somewhat agree29820.7
3) Somewhat disagree35624.7
4) Strongly disagree32922.8
TOTAL1440100.0
47) Do you support or oppose women in the following roles in the Church? Altar server (Q10A)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused191.3
1) Support128789.3
2) Oppose1359.4
TOTAL1441100.0
48) Do you support or oppose women in the following roles in the Church? Reader at Mass (Lector) (Q10B)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused161.1
1) Support137395.2
2) Oppose533.7
TOTAL1442100.0
49) Do you support or oppose women in the following roles in the Church? Eucharistic minister (Extraordinary Minister of Communion) (Q10C)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused151
1) Support125887.2
2) Oppose17011.8
TOTAL1443100.0
50) Do you support or oppose women in the following roles in the Church? Director of Religious Education (Q10D)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused201.4
1) Support135694
2) Oppose664.6
TOTAL1442100.0
51) Do you support or oppose women in the following roles in the Church? Youth minister (Q10E)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused261.8
1) Support131991.5
2) Oppose976.7
TOTAL1442100.0
52) Do you support or oppose women in the following roles in the Church? Deacon (Q10F)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused352.4
1) Support107874.7
2) Oppose33022.9
TOTAL1443100.0
53) Do you support or oppose women in the following roles in the Church? Parish administrator (Q10G)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused191.3
1) Support133592.6
2) Oppose886.1
TOTAL1442100.0
54) Do you support or oppose women in the following roles in the Church? Priest (Q10H)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused312.1
1) Support88661.4
2) Oppose52536.4
TOTAL1442100.0
55) Following are some questions about social and political issues. Please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with each of the following. More government funds to provide health care for poor children (Q11A)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused231.6
1) Strongly agree57039.5
2) Somewhat agree58940.8
3) Somewhat disagree22515.6
4) Strongly disagree352.4
TOTAL1442100.0
56) Following are some questions about social and political issues. Please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with each of the following. More government funds for the military (Q11B)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused251.7
1) Strongly agree25517.7
2) Somewhat agree51936
3) Somewhat disagree47332.8
4) Strongly disagree16911.7
TOTAL1441100.0
57) Following are some questions about social and political issues. Please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with each of the following. Stiffer enforcement of the death penalty (Q11C)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused271.9
1) Strongly agree38226.5
2) Somewhat agree49734.5
3) Somewhat disagree33623.3
4) Strongly disagree19913.8
TOTAL1441100.0
58) Following are some questions about social and political issues. Please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with each of the following. Reduced spending on nuclear weapons (Q11D)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused241.7
1) Strongly agree56339
2) Somewhat agree60141.7
3) Somewhat disagree19313.4
4) Strongly disagree614.2
TOTAL1442100.0
59) Following are some questions about social and political issues. Please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with each of the following. Further cutbacks in welfare programs (Q11E)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused241.7
1) Strongly agree28019.4
2) Somewhat agree49134
3) Somewhat disagree39027
4) Strongly disagree25817.9
TOTAL1443100.0
60) The following statements deal with what you think it takes to be a good Catholic. Please indicate if you think a person can be a good Catholic without performing these actions or affirming these beliefs. Can a person be a good Catholic: Without going to church every Sunday? (Q12A)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused241.7
1) Yes, can be a good Catholic112678.1
2) No, cannot be a good Catholic29220.2
TOTAL1442100.0
61) The following statements deal with what you think it takes to be a good Catholic. Please indicate if you think a person can be a good Catholic without performing these actions or affirming these beliefs. Can a person be a good Catholic: Without obeying the Church hierarchy's teaching on birth control? (Q12B)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused221.5
1) Yes, can be a good Catholic111777.5
2) No, cannot be a good Catholic30321
TOTAL1442100.0
62) The following statements deal with what you think it takes to be a good Catholic. Please indicate if you think a person can be a good Catholic without performing these actions or affirming these beliefs. Can a person be a good Catholic: Without obeying the Church hierarchy's teaching on divorce and remarriage? (Q12C)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused261.8
1) Yes, can be a good Catholic99769.1
2) No, cannot be a good Catholic41929.1
TOTAL1442100.0
63) The following statements deal with what you think it takes to be a good Catholic. Please indicate if you think a person can be a good Catholic without performing these actions or affirming these beliefs. Can a person be a good Catholic: Without obeying the Church hierarchy's teaching regarding abortion? (Q12D)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused231.6
1) Yes, can be a good Catholic85859.5
2) No, cannot be a good Catholic56138.9
TOTAL1442100.0
64) The following statements deal with what you think it takes to be a good Catholic. Please indicate if you think a person can be a good Catholic without performing these actions or affirming these beliefs. Can a person be a good Catholic: Without believing that in the Mass, the bread and wine really become the body and blood of Jesus? (Q12E)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused201.4
1) Yes, can be a good Catholic57439.8
2) No, cannot be a good Catholic84858.8
TOTAL1442100.0
65) The following statements deal with what you think it takes to be a good Catholic. Please indicate if you think a person can be a good Catholic without performing these actions or affirming these beliefs. Can a person be a good Catholic: Without their marriage being approved by the Catholic Church? (Q12F)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused191.3
1) Yes, can be a good Catholic103171.5
2) No, cannot be a good Catholic39227.2
TOTAL1442100.0
66) The following statements deal with what you think it takes to be a good Catholic. Please indicate if you think a person can be a good Catholic without performing these actions or affirming these beliefs. Can a person be a good Catholic: Without donating time or money to help the poor? (Q12G)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused211.5
1) Yes, can be a good Catholic86560
2) No, cannot be a good Catholic55638.6
TOTAL1442100.0
67) The following statements deal with what you think it takes to be a good Catholic. Please indicate if you think a person can be a good Catholic without performing these actions or affirming these beliefs. Can a person be a good Catholic: Without donating time or money to help the parish? (Q12H)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused171.2
1) Yes, can be a good Catholic106874.1
2) No, cannot be a good Catholic35724.8
TOTAL1442100.0
68) The following statements deal with what you think it takes to be a good Catholic. Please indicate if you think a person can be a good Catholic without performing these actions or affirming these beliefs. Can a person be a good Catholic: Without believing that Jesus physically rose from the dead? (Q12I)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused201.4
1) Yes, can be a good Catholic45331.4
2) No, cannot be a good Catholic96967.2
TOTAL1442100.0
69) For each of the following areas of Church life, please indicate whether you think the Catholic laity should have the right to participate in deciding how parish income should be spent. (Q13A)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused312.1
1) Should113678.8
2) Should not27519.1
TOTAL1442100.0
70) For each of the following areas of Church life, please indicate whether you think the Catholic laity should have the right to participate in deciding how diocesan income should be spent. (Q13B)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused352.4
1) Should103872
2) Should not36925.6
TOTAL1442100.0
71) For each of the following areas of Church life, please indicate whether you think the Catholic laity should have the right to participate in selecting the priests for their parish. (Q13C)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused362.5
1) Should101770.6
2) Should not38826.9
TOTAL1441100.0
72) For each of the following areas of Church life, please indicate whether you think the Catholic laity should have the right to participate in deciding about parish closings. (Q13D)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused342.4
1) Should106073.5
2) Should not34824.1
TOTAL1442100.0
73) For each of the following areas of Church life, please indicate whether you think the Catholic laity should have the right to participate in deciding whether women should be ordained to the priesthood. (Q13E)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused362.5
1) Should87660.8
2) Should not52936.7
TOTAL1441100.0
74) How important is the Catholic Church to you personally? (Q14)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused141
1) The most important part of my life1399.6
2) Among the most important parts of my life38826.9
3) Quite important to me, but so are many other areas of my life57539.9
4) Not terribly important to me27218.9
5) Not very important to me at all543.7
TOTAL1442100.0
75) How meaningful is each of these aspects of Catholicism to you personally? The Church's emphasis on the importance of the sacraments and the grace they bestow (Q15A)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused261.8
1) Very meaningful67646.9
2) Somewhat meaningful47933.2
3) Only a little meaningful19113.2
4) Not at all meaningful704.9
TOTAL1442100.0
76) How meaningful is each of these aspects of Catholicism to you personally? The fact that the Church today is part of an unbroken tradition going back to the apostles (Q15B)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused241.7
1) Very meaningful68247.3
2) Somewhat meaningful47332.8
3) Only a little meaningful17712.3
4) Not at all meaningful876
TOTAL1443100.0
77) How meaningful is each of these aspects of Catholicism to you personally? The fact that the Church is universal (i.e., across the world and with much the same rituals wherever you go) (Q15C)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused302.1
1) Very meaningful72250.1
2) Somewhat meaningful51035.4
3) Only a little meaningful1248.6
4) Not at all meaningful563.9
TOTAL1442100.0
78) How meaningful is each of these aspects of Catholicism to you personally? The sense of having a shared community with other Catholics (Q15D)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused241.7
1) Very meaningful60842.2
2) Somewhat meaningful54237.6
3) Only a little meaningful20013.9
4) Not at all meaningful684.7
TOTAL1442100.0
79) How meaningful is each of these aspects of Catholicism to you personally? The Church's active concern for the poor (Q15E)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused302.1
1) Very meaningful74351.6
2) Somewhat meaningful51635.8
3) Only a little meaningful1178.1
4) Not at all meaningful352.4
TOTAL1441100.0
80) How meaningful is each of these aspects of Catholicism to you personally? The Church's willingness to stand up for the right to life of the unborn (Q15F)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused261.8
1) Very meaningful61742.8
2) Somewhat meaningful41829
3) Only a little meaningful21514.9
4) Not at all meaningful16611.5
TOTAL1442100.0
81) How meaningful is each of these aspects of Catholicism to you personally? The papacy (Q15FG)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused422.9
1) Very meaningful48433.6
2) Somewhat meaningful53136.8
3) Only a little meaningful29020.1
4) Not at all meaningful956.6
TOTAL1442100.0
82) How meaningful is each of these aspects of Catholicism to you personally? The fact that Catholics can disagree with aspects of church teaching and still remain loyal to the Church (Q15H)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused271.9
1) Very meaningful71349.4
2) Somewhat meaningful51235.5
3) Only a little meaningful1319.1
4) Not at all meaningful594.1
TOTAL1442100.0
83) How meaningful is each of these aspects of Catholicism to you personally? The liturgy (Q15I)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused292
1) Very meaningful76953.3
2) Somewhat meaningful44931.1
3) Only a little meaningful1339.2
4) Not at all meaningful624.3
TOTAL1442100.0
84) Aside from weddings and funerals, about how often do you attend Mass? (Q16)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused10.7
1) At least once a week44130.6
2) Two or three times a month18112.5
3) About once a month1339.2
4) A few times a year34924.2
5) Seldom or never32922.8
TOTAL1443100.0
85) How regularly do you pray, apart from Mass? (Q17)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused151
1) More than once a day22015.2
2) Daily51835.9
3) Occasionally or sometimes54938
4) Seldom or never1419.8
TOTAL1443100.0
86) Which of the following statements best describes the Catholic teaching about the bread and wine used for communion? (Q18)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused181.2
1) The bread and wine really become the body and blood of Jesus Christ.71949.9
2) The bread and wine are only symbols of the body and blood of Jesus Christ.70548.9
TOTAL1442100.0
87) People go to church for different reasons. Please indicate whether or not each of the following is an important reason you go to church. The church requires that I attend (Q19A)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused3.4
1) Yes, important reason27736.7
2) Not an important reason47462.9
Missing664 
TOTAL754100.0
88) People go to church for different reasons. Please indicate whether or not each of the following is an important reason you go to church. Mainly, it's a habit (Q19B)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused81.1
1) Yes, important reason23531.2
2) Not an important reason51167.8
Missing664 
TOTAL754100.0
89) People go to church for different reasons. Please indicate whether or not each of the following is an important reason you go to church. I want to please or satisfy someone close to me, like a spouse or parent (Q19C)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused91.2
1) Yes, important reason18524.6
2) Not an important reason55974.2
Missing664 
TOTAL753100.0
90) People go to church for different reasons. Please indicate whether or not each of the following is an important reason you go to church. I enjoy being with other persons in our church (Q19D)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused101.3
1) Yes, important reason44559
2) Not an important reason29939.7
Missing664 
TOTAL754100.0
91) People go to church for different reasons. Please indicate whether or not each of the following is an important reason you go to church. I enjoy taking part in the service itself and experiencing the liturgy (Q19E)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused3.4
1) Yes, important reason64185
2) Not an important reason11014.6
Missing664 
TOTAL754100.0
92) People go to church for different reasons. Please indicate whether or not each of the following is an important reason you go to church. I feel a need to receive the sacrament of Holy Communion (Q19F)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused3.4
1) Yes, important reason60980.8
2) Not an important reason14218.8
Missing664 
TOTAL754100.0
93) Please indicate whether or not each of the following is an important reason you don't attend church more often. It's boring (Q20A)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused5.7
1) Yes, important reason17225.4
2) Not an important reason50073.9
Missing790 
TOTAL677100.0
94) Please indicate whether or not each of the following is an important reason you don't attend church more often. It's not a mortal sin to miss Mass (Q20B)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused131.9
1) Yes, important reason20330
2) Not an important reason46168.1
Missing790 
TOTAL677100.0
95) Please indicate whether or not each of the following is an important reason you don't attend church more often. Sermons are poor (Q20C)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused121.8
1) Yes, important reason17125.3
2) Not an important reason49473
Missing790 
TOTAL677100.0
96) Please indicate whether or not each of the following is an important reason you don't attend church more often. Family responsibilities (Q20D)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused142.1
1) Yes, important reason28441.9
2) Not an important reason38056
Missing790 
TOTAL678100.0
97) Please indicate whether or not each of the following is an important reason you don't attend church more often. I'm too busy (Q20E)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused71
1) Yes, important reason20029.5
2) Not an important reason47169.5
Missing790 
TOTAL678100.0
98) Please indicate whether or not each of the following is an important reason you don't attend church more often. Health reasons (Q20F)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused121.8
1) Yes, important reason15322.6
2) Not an important reason51375.7
Missing790 
TOTAL678100.0
99) Please indicate whether or not each of the following is an important reason you don't attend church more often. Inconvenient Mass schedule (Q20G)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused142.1
1) Yes, important reason16624.5
2) Not an important reason49873.5
Missing790 
TOTAL678100.0
100) Please indicate whether or not each of the following is an important reason you don't attend church more often. Just not a religious person (Q20H)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused81.2
1) Yes, important reason26839.6
2) Not an important reason40159.2
Missing790 
TOTAL677100.0
101) Do you now serve, or have you ever served, in any of the following roles at a Catholic parish? Reader at Mass (Lector) (Q21A)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused271.9
1) Yes28519.8
2) No113078.4
TOTAL1442100.0
102) Do you now serve, or have you ever served, in any of the following roles at a Catholic parish? Eucharistic Minister (Extraordinary Minister of Communion) (Q21B)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused372.6
1) Yes1339.2
2) No127388.2
TOTAL1443100.0
103) Do you now serve, or have you ever served, in any of the following roles at a Catholic parish? Greeter/Usher (Q21C)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused251.7
1) Yes23216.1
2) No118582.2
TOTAL1442100.0
104) Do you now serve, or have you ever served, in any of the following roles at a Catholic parish? Altar server (Q21D)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused281.9
1) Yes25517.7
2) No115880.4
TOTAL1441100.0
105) Do you now serve, or have you ever served, in any of the following roles at a Catholic parish? Music ministry (Q21E)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused312.2
1) Yes17412.1
2) No123685.8
TOTAL1441100.0
106) Do you now serve, or have you ever served, in any of the following roles at a Catholic parish? Member of a parish committee (Q21F)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused281.9
1) Yes25117.4
2) No116380.7
TOTAL1442100.0
107) Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of any of the following religious groups? RENEW (Q22A)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused443.1
1) Yes996.9
2) No129990.1
TOTAL1442100.0
108) Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of any of the following religious groups? A Small Christian Community (or Faith Sharing Group) (Q22B)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused312.2
1) Yes21314.8
2) No119783.1
TOTAL1441100.0
109) Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of any of the following religious groups? An Intentional Eucharistic Community (Q22C)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused483.3
1) Yes594.1
2) No133592.6
TOTAL1442100.0
110) Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of any of the following religious groups? A Hispanic/Latino religious community (Q22D)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused281.9
1) Yes1309
2) No128489
TOTAL1442100.0
111) Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of any of the following religious groups? Other codes (Q22OTHCD)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused27218.9
1) Yes996.9
2) No107174.3
TOTAL1442100.0
112) Are you currently registered as a member of a Catholic parish? (Q23)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused141
1) Yes83658
2) No59241.1
TOTAL1442100.0
113) How would you describe yourself? Would you say you are... (Q24)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused181.2
1) Religious and spiritual68447.4
2) Religious but not spiritual18913.1
3) Spiritual but not religious39927.7
4) Not religious and not spiritual15210.5
TOTAL1442100.0
114) Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in reincarnation, that people will be reborn in this world again and again? (Q25A)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused231.6
1) Yes, believe52536.4
2) No, don't believe89362
TOTAL1441100.0
115) Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in spiritual energy located in physical things, such as mountains, trees or crystals? (Q25B)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused241.7
1) Yes, believe61142.4
2) No, don't believe80655.9
TOTAL1441100.0
116) Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in yoga, not just as exercise, but as a spiritual practice? (Q25C)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused201.4
1) Yes, believe45631.6
2) No, don't believe96667
TOTAL1442100.0
117) Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe that at the Consecration during a Catholic Mass, the bread and wine really become the body and blood of Jesus Christ? (Q25D)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused191.3
1) Yes, believe89762.2
2) No, don't believe52636.5
TOTAL1442100.0
118) Many dioceses have been experiencing a shortage of priests and some dioceses have been trying different options to address this shortage. For each option below, how willing would you be to accept it in your parish? Would it be very acceptable, somewhat acceptable, or not at all acceptable to you? Reducing the number of Saturday evening and Sunday Masses (Q26A)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused181.2
1) Very acceptable24216.8
2) Somewhat acceptable76853.3
3) Not at all acceptable41428.7
TOTAL1442100.0
119) Many dioceses have been experiencing a shortage of priests and some dioceses have been trying different options to address this shortage. For each option below, how willing would you be to accept it in your parish? Would it be very acceptable, somewhat acceptable, or not at all acceptable to you? Bringing in a priest from another country to lead the parish (Q26B)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused241.7
1) Very acceptable53136.8
2) Somewhat acceptable69748.3
3) Not at all acceptable19013.2
TOTAL1442100.0
120) Many dioceses have been experiencing a shortage of priests and some dioceses have been trying different options to address this shortage. For each option below, how willing would you be to accept it in your parish? Would it be very acceptable, somewhat acceptable, or not at all acceptable to you? Not having a priest available for visiting the sick (Q26C)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused251.7
1) Very acceptable1006.9
2) Somewhat acceptable45331.4
3) Not at all acceptable86359.9
TOTAL1441100.0
121) Many dioceses have been experiencing a shortage of priests and some dioceses have been trying different options to address this shortage. For each option below, how willing would you be to accept it in your parish? Would it be very acceptable, somewhat acceptable, or not at all acceptable to you? Not having a priest available for administering last rites for the dying (Q26D)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused221.5
1) Very acceptable876
2) Somewhat acceptable27819.3
3) Not at all acceptable105573.2
TOTAL1442100.0
122) Many dioceses have been experiencing a shortage of priests and some dioceses have been trying different options to address this shortage. For each option below, how willing would you be to accept it in your parish? Would it be very acceptable, somewhat acceptable, or not at all acceptable to you? Having a deacon or lay person run the parish, with visiting priests for sacraments (Q26E)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused171.2
1) Very acceptable37125.7
2) Somewhat acceptable71349.4
3) Not at all acceptable34123.6
TOTAL1442100.0
123) Many dioceses have been experiencing a shortage of priests and some dioceses have been trying different options to address this shortage. For each option below, how willing would you be to accept it in your parish? Would it be very acceptable, somewhat acceptable, or not at all acceptable to you? Sharing a priest with one or more other parishes (Q26F)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused292
1) Very acceptable62843.6
2) Somewhat acceptable68447.4
3) Not at all acceptable1017
TOTAL1442100.0
124) Many dioceses have been experiencing a shortage of priests and some dioceses have been trying different options to address this shortage. For each option below, how willing would you be to accept it in your parish? Would it be very acceptable, somewhat acceptable, or not at all acceptable to you? Sharing lay staff with one or more other parishes (Q26G)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused251.7
1) Very acceptable55438.4
2) Somewhat acceptable74351.5
3) Not at all acceptable1208.3
TOTAL1442100.0
125) Many dioceses have been experiencing a shortage of priests and some dioceses have been trying different options to address this shortage. For each option below, how willing would you be to accept it in your parish? Would it be very acceptable, somewhat acceptable, or not at all acceptable to you? Having a Communion service instead of a Mass some of the time (Q26H)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused281.9
1) Very acceptable26218.2
2) Somewhat acceptable66746.3
3) Not at all acceptable48433.6
TOTAL1441100.0
126) Many dioceses have been experiencing a shortage of priests and some dioceses have been trying different options to address this shortage. For each option below, how willing would you be to accept it in your parish? Would it be very acceptable, somewhat acceptable, or not at all acceptable to you? Merging two or more nearby parishes into one parish (Q26I)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused261.8
1) Very acceptable46332.1
2) Somewhat acceptable78454.3
3) Not at all acceptable17011.8
TOTAL1443100.0
127) Many dioceses have been experiencing a shortage of priests and some dioceses have been trying different options to address this shortage. For each option below, how willing would you be to accept it in your parish? Would it be very acceptable, somewhat acceptable, or not at all acceptable to you? Closing the parish (Q26J)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused251.7
1) Very acceptable926.4
2) Somewhat acceptable41728.9
3) Not at all acceptable90762.9
TOTAL1441100.0
128) Now here are four statements about the priesthood. After each, please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree. It would be a good thing if priests who have married were allowed to return to active ministry. (Q27A)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused231.6
1) Strongly agree54537.8
2) Somewhat agree49634.4
3) Somewhat disagree17912.4
4) Strongly disagree19913.8
TOTAL1442100.0
129) Now here are four statements about the priesthood. After each, please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree. It would be a good thing if married men were allowed to be ordained as priests. (Q27B)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused221.5
1) Strongly agree53337
2) Somewhat agree46232
3) Somewhat disagree20013.9
4) Strongly disagree22515.6
TOTAL1442100.0
130) Now here are four statements about the priesthood. After each, please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree. It would be a good thing if celibate women were allowed to be ordained as priests. (Q27C)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused211.5
1) Strongly agree36325.2
2) Somewhat agree41728.9
3) Somewhat disagree26618.5
4) Strongly disagree37426
TOTAL1441100.0
131) Now here are four statements about the priesthood. After each, please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree. It would be a good thing if married women were allowed to be ordained as priests. (Q27D)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused161.1
1) Strongly agree40227.9
2) Somewhat agree32722.7
3) Somewhat disagree26318.2
4) Strongly disagree43430.1
TOTAL1442100.0
132) On a scale from one to seven, with '1' being 'I would never leave the Catholic Church,' and '7' being 'Yes, I might leave the Catholic Church,' where would you place yourself on this scale? (Q28)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused11.8
1) I would never leave the Catholic Church59040.9
2) 220714.4
3) 31248.6
4) 422115.3
5) 51117.7
6) 6916.3
7) Yes, I might leave the Catholic Church866
TOTAL1441100.0
133) Do you personally know anyone who was abused by a priest? (Q29)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused12.8
1) Yes1037.1
2) No132792
TOTAL1442100.0
134) Do you personally know any priest who was accused of child sex abuse? (Q30)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused11.8
1) Yes17211.9
2) No125987.3
TOTAL1442100.0
135) How much, if at all, has the issue of sexual abuse of young people by priests hurt the credibility of Church leaders who speak out on social or political issues? (Q31)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused211.5
1) A great deal67146.5
2) Somewhat53236.9
3) Only a little14410
4) Not at all745.1
TOTAL1442100.0
136) How much, if at all, has the issue of the sexual abuse of young people by priests hurt the ability of priests to meet the spiritual and pastoral needs of their parishioners? (Q32)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused221.5
1) A great deal54437.7
2) Somewhat56339
3) Only a little20214
4) Not at all1117.7
TOTAL1442100.0
137) Overall, how would you rate the job the Catholic bishops as a whole have done in handling accusations of sexual abuse by priests? (Q33)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused211.5
1) Excellent704.9
2) Good35124.4
3) Fair55338.4
4) Poor44631
TOTAL1441100.0
138) How would you rate the job your local bishop has done in handling accusations of sexual abuse by priests? (Q34)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused292
1) Excellent1198.3
2) Good47032.6
3) Fair58440.5
4) Poor23916.6
TOTAL1441100.0
139) Was your current marriage approved by the Catholic Church as a valid marriage? (Q35)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused111.4
1) Yes52466.9
2) No24831.7
Missing648 
TOTAL783100.0
140) Is your spouse Catholic? (Q36)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused81
1) Yes60176.8
2) No17422.2
Missing648 
TOTAL783100.0
141) Did you ever attend a Catholic school or college for any of your education? Attended Catholic elementary, middle, or junior high school (Q37A)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused181.2
1) Yes53136.8
2) No89361.9
TOTAL1442100.0
142) Did you ever attend a Catholic school or college for any of your education? Attended Catholic high school (Q37B)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused281.9
1) Yes27318.9
2) No114179.1
TOTAL1442100.0
143) Did you ever attend a Catholic school or college for any of your education? Attended Catholic college or university (Q37C)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused422.9
1) Yes1147.9
2) No128689.2
TOTAL1442100.0
144) Did you ever attend a Catholic school or college for any of your education? Attended Catholic elementary, middle, or junior high school. If yes, please indicate the total number of years attended (Q37ASPEC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL14426.572.37
145) Did you ever attend a Catholic school or college for any of your education? Attended Catholic high school. If yes, please indicate the total number of years attended (Q37BSPEC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL14423.581.00
146) Did you ever attend a Catholic school or college for any of your education? Attended Catholic college or university. If yes, please indicate the total number of years attended (Q37CSPEC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL14423.231.44
147) Age (PPAGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL144246.6716.54
148) Age 7 Categories (PPAGECAT)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2415010.4
2) 25-3423616.4
3) 35-4429520.5
4) 45-5427318.9
5) 55-6426718.5
6) 65-741359.4
7) 75+866
TOTAL1442100.0
149) Age 4 Categories (PPAGECT4)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2926918.7
2) 30-4441228.6
3) 45-9940828.3
4) 60+35324.5
TOTAL1442100.0
150) Education (Highest Degree Received) (PPEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) No formal education2.1
2) 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade292
3) 5th or 6th grade372.6
4) 7th or 8th grade241.7
5) 9th grade292
6) 10th grade191.3
7) 11th grade352.4
8) 12th grade no diploma292
9) High school graduate - high school diploma or the equivalent (GED)46732.4
10) Some college, no degree26918.6
11) Associate degree1057.3
12) Bachelor's degree26218.2
13) Master's degree996.9
14) Professional or Doctorate degree372.6
TOTAL1443100.0
151) Education (categorical) (PPEDUCAT)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school20414.2
2) High school46732.4
3) Some college37325.9
4) Bachelor's degree or higher39727.6
TOTAL1441100.0
152) Race/Ethnicity (PPETHM)
TOTAL%
1) White, Non-Hispanic90262.6
2) Black, Non-Hispanic201.4
3) Other, Non-Hispanic402.8
4) Hispanic45831.8
5) 2+ races, Non-Hispanic221.5
TOTAL1442100.0
153) Gender (PPGENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male71549.6
2) Female72750.4
TOTAL1442100.0
154) Household Head (PPHHHEAD)
TOTAL%
0) No33523.2
1) Yes110776.8
TOTAL1442100.0
155) Household Size (PPHHSIZE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL14423.021.66
156) Housing Type (PPHOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) A one-family house detached from any other house96166.6
2) A one-family house attached to one or more houses14710.2
3) A building with 2 or more apartments28119.5
4) A mobile home533.7
TOTAL1442100.0
157) Household Income (PPINCIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $5,000211.5
2) $5,000 to $7,499221.5
3) $7,500 to $9,999513.5
4) $10,000 to $12,499372.6
5) $12,500 to $14,999553.8
6) $15,000 to $19,999664.6
7) $20,000 to $24,999926.4
8) $25,000 to $29,999825.7
9) $30,000 to $34,999725
10) $35,000 to $39,999785.4
11) $40,000 to $49,9991349.3
12) $50,000 to $59,999946.5
13) $60,000 to $74,9991379.5
14) $75,000 to $84,999956.6
15) $85,000 to $99,999936.4
16) $100,000 to $124,99914510
17) $125,000 to $149,999805.5
18) $150,000 to $174,999322.2
19) $175,000 or more574
TOTAL1443100.0
158) Martial Status (PPMARIT)
TOTAL%
1) Married78354.3
2) Widowed704.9
3) Divorced1309
4) Separated211.5
5) Never married29220.3
6) Living with partner14510.1
TOTAL1441100.0
159) MSA Status (PPMSACAT)
TOTAL%
0) Non-Metro14910.3
1) Metro129389.7
TOTAL1442100.0
160) Region 4 - Based on State of Residence (PPREG4)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast39027
2) Midwest31521.8
3) South38927
4) West34824.1
TOTAL1442100.0
161) Region 9 - Based on State of Residence (PPREG9)
TOTAL%
1) New England1017
2) Mid-Atlantic28920
3) East-North Central19113.2
4) West-North Central1248.6
5) South Atlantic17812.3
6) East-South Central251.7
7) West-South Central18612.9
8) Mountain886.1
9) Pacific26018
TOTAL1442100.0
162) Ownership Status of Living Quarters (PPRENT)
TOTAL%
1) Owned or being bought by you or someone in your household101770.5
2) Rented for cash40327.9
3) Occupied without payment of cash rent221.5
TOTAL1442100.0
163) State (PPSTATEN)
TOTAL%
11) ME9.6
12) NH8.6
13) VT2.1
14) MA473.3
15) RI5.3
16) CT292
21) NY15610.8
22) NJ725
23) PA614.2
31) OH302.1
32) IN161.1
33) IL745.1
34) MI292
35) WI412.8
41) MN362.5
42) IA141
43) MO322.2
44) ND2.1
45) SD11.8
46) NE221.5
47) KS6.4
51) DE6.4
52) MD141
53) DC1.1
54) VA211.5
55) WV2.1
56) NC241.7
57) SC6.4
58) GA10.7
59) FL946.5
61) KY8.6
62) TN8.6
63) AL9.6
64) MS1.1
71) AR2.1
72) LA201.4
73) OK10.7
74) TX15410.7
81) MT4.3
82) ID3.2
84) CO151
85) NM13.9
86) AZ362.5
87) UT5.3
88) NV12.8
91) WA271.9
92) OR11.8
93) CA22115.4
95) HI00
TOTAL1439100.0
164) Number of Household Members - Children 0-2 (PPT01)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL14420.060.24
165) Number of Household Members - Children 2-5 (PPT25)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL14420.180.46
166) Number of Household Members - Children 6-12 (PPT612)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL14420.320.69
167) Number of Household Members - Children 13-17 (PPT1317)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL14420.220.53
168) Number of Household Members - Adults 18+ (PPT18OV)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL14422.241.00
169) Current Employment Status (PPWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Working - as a paid employee75252.2
2) Working - self-employed946.5
3) Not working - on temporary layoff from a job281.9
4) Not working - looking for work1359.4
5) Not working - retired21314.8
6) Not working - disabled886.1
7) Not working - other1309
TOTAL1440100.0
170) HH Internet Access (PPNET)
TOTAL%
0) No40928.4
1) Yes103371.6
TOTAL1442100.0
171) DERIVED: Political party affiliation (7 categories) (PARTYID7)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Republican16711.7
2) Not strong Republican14610.2
3) Leans Republican26118.3
4) Undecided/Independent/Other362.5
5) Leans Democrat30021.1
6) Not strong Democrat26318.5
7) Strong Democrat25217.7
Missing38 
TOTAL1425100.0
172) Q11: In general do you think of yourself as... (PPPA0012)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused151.1
1) Extremely liberal382.7
2) Liberal15610.9
3) Slightly liberal16811.8
4) Moderate, middle of the road53037.2
5) Slightly conservative22515.8
6) Conservative26918.9
7) Extremely conservative251.8
Missing38 
TOTAL1426100.0
173) Catholic Generations (GENRATON)
TOTAL%
1) Pre-Vatican II (Age 71+)1349.3
2) Vatican II (Age 51-70)44530.9
3) Post-Vatican II (Age 32-50)53437
4) Millennial (Age 18-31)32922.8
TOTAL1442100.0
174) Hispanic or Non-Hispanic (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Hispanic45831.8
2) Non-Hispanic98468.2
TOTAL1442100.0
175) Age - 4 Categories (for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2926918.7
2) 30-4441228.6
3) 45-9940828.3
4) 60+35324.5
TOTAL1442100.0
176) Aside from weddings and funerals, about how often do you attend Mass? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) At least once a week44130.8
2) One to three times a month31321.9
3) A few times a year34924.4
4) Seldom or never32923
Missing12 
TOTAL1432100.0
177) Education (categorical) (for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school20414.2
2) High school46732.4
3) Some college37325.9
4) Bachelor's degree or higher39727.6
TOTAL1441100.0
178) Gender (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male71549.6
2) Female72750.4
TOTAL1442100.0
179) Hispanic or Non-Hispanic (for use with online analysis) (I-ETHNIC)
TOTAL%
1) Hispanic45831.8
2) Non-Hispanic98468.2
TOTAL1442100.0
180) Region 4 - Based on State of Residence (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast39027
2) Midwest31521.8
3) South38927
4) West34824.1
TOTAL1442100.0