Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1992

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All frequencies weighted by 2) WEIGHTA
1) Identification number (INDO1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1623403.80232.40
2) WEIGHTA (WEIGHTA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2.0241.14
3) AREA (AREA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL16232.141.14
4) STRATUM (STRATUM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL16232.650.68
5) Record Sex (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male79448.9
2) Female82951.1
TOTAL1623100.0
6) Age of respondent (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL162341.8818.18
7) What was the last grade or class you COMPLETED in school? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
0) N.A.11.7
1) None, or grades 1-7412.5
2) Grade 8613.8
3) High school incomplete, grades 9-1123414.5
4) High school graduate, grade 1257435.5
5) Technical, trade or business382.4
6) 2-year college graduate674.1
7) College, university, incomplete25916
8) College, university, graduate22714
9) Graduate or professional school1056.5
Missing8 
TOTAL1617100.0
8) What is your race? Are you white, black, or some other race? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White145389.9
2) Black513.2
3) Some other976
4) Don't know3.2
5) Refused13.8
Missing6 
TOTAL1617100.0
9) Are you, yourself, of Hispanic origin or descent, such as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or other Spanish background? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31119.2
2) No130480.3
4) Refused9.6
TOTAL1624100.0
10) Please tell me the kind of business or industry you work in and the kind of work you do. If retired or unemployed, what kind of business or industry did you work in? (INDUSTRY)
TOTAL%
1) Professional worker -- lawyer, doctor, scientist, teacher, engineer, graduate nurse, accountant, programmer, systems analyst, musician.28117.3
2) Manager, executive or official -- in a business, government agency, or other organization.1318.1
3) Business owner -- such as a store, factory, plumbing contractor, etc.281.7
4) Clerical or office worker -- in business, government agency, or other type of organization - such as a typist, secretary, postal clerk, telephone oper16810.3
5) Sales worker -- clerk in a store, door-to-door salesman.1036.3
6) Manufacturer's representative -- outside salesperson, sales representative.15.9
7) Service worker -- policeman/woman, fireman, waiter or waitress, maid, nurse's aide, attendant, barber or beautician.1297.9
8) Skilled tradesman -- printer, baker, tailor, electrician, machinist, linesman, railroad engineer, plumber, or does mechanical work such as garage mech1378.4
9) Semi-skilled worker -- operates a machine in a factory, is an assemblyline worker in a factory, drives a truck, taxi cab, or bus, etc.654
10) Laborer -- plumber's helper, construction laborer, longshoreman, garbageman, or other physical work.1287.9
11) Student311.9
12) Homemaker1086.7
13) Retired20812.8
14) No answer925.7
TOTAL1624100.0
11) Are you currently married, widowed, divorced, separated, or have you never been married? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married86753.4
2) Divorced16510.2
3) Widowed1348.3
4) Separated322
5) Single/Never married41725.7
6) No answer/Refused8.5
TOTAL1623100.0
12) Is your annual household income before taxes over or under $20,000? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Under $10,0001267.8
2) $10,000 to 14,99916310
3) $15,000 to 19,99917210.6
4) $20,000 to 24,9991318.1
5) $25,000 to 29,9991418.7
6) $30,000 to 34,9991297.9
7) $35,000 to 39,9991318.1
8) $40,000 to 49,99917010.5
9) $50,000 to 74,99921113
10) $75,000 and over1126.9
11) Refused/No Answer/Don't Know1388.5
TOTAL1624100.0
13) Are you now employed full time, employed part time, or not employed? (EMPLOYED)
TOTAL%
1) Full time89355
2) Part time18611.5
3) Not employed53432.9
4) Refused11.7
TOTAL1624100.0
14) What is your religious preference -- Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish, Mormon, or an Orthodox Church such as the Greek or Russian Orthodox Church? (RELPREF)
TOTAL%
1) Roman Catholic1623100
TOTAL1623100.0
15) How often do you attend Mass? (MASSATT)
TOTAL%
1) Daily372.3
2) At least once a week61237.7
3) Almost every week16710.3
4) About once a month23914.7
5) Seldom39224.2
6) Never1408.6
7) No answer362.2
TOTAL1623100.0
16) STATE (STATE)
TOTAL%
11) Maine362.2
12) New Hampshire191.2
13) Vermont13.8
14) Massachusetts714.4
15) Rhode Island161
16) Connecticut352.2
21) New York21413.2
22) New Jersey754.6
23) Pennsylvania1418.7
24) Maryland301.8
25) Delaware9.6
26) West Virginia1.1
27) District of Columbia4.2
31) Ohio664.1
32) Michigan342.1
33) Indiana161
34) Illinois654
41) Wisconsin553.4
42) Minnesota332
43) Iowa201.2
44) Missouri392.4
45) North Dakota1.1
46) South Dakota9.6
47) Nebraska6.4
48) Kansas161
51) Virginia181.1
52) North Carolina10.6
53) South Carolina4.2
54) Georgia11.7
55) Florida1076.6
56) Kentucky9.6
57) Tennessee10.6
58) Alabama3.2
59) Mississippi4.2
61) Arkansas4.2
62) Louisiana352.2
63) Oklahoma12.7
64) Texas885.4
71) Montana7.4
72) Arizona15.9
73) Colorado211.3
74) Idaho9.6
75) Wyoming3.2
76) Utah7.4
77) Nevada9.6
78) New Mexico191.2
81) California1519.3
82) Oregon201.2
83) Washington261.6
TOTAL1626100.0
17) AGESUMM (AGESUMM)
TOTAL%
0) DK/NA161
1) 18-24 years24815.3
2) 25-34 years43226.6
3) 35-44 years30819
4) 45-54 years22313.7
5) 55+ years39724.4
TOTAL1624100.0
18) Here are a series of statements about issues facing the United States. For each, please tell me whether you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat or disagree strongly. -- I would be willing to pay more in taxes to establish a national health care program which covers all Americans. (HEALTHCR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree52632.4
2) Somewhat Agree67341.5
3) Somewhat Disagree19412
4) Strongly Disagree19311.9
5) Don't know/Refused372.3
TOTAL1623100.0
19) Here are a series of statements about issues facing the United States. For each, please tell me whether you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat or disagree strongly. -- The United States has an obligation to give economic aid to needy nations. (GIVEAID)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree1428.7
2) Somewhat Agree54033.3
3) Somewhat Disagree46328.5
4) Strongly Disagree43626.9
5) Don't know/Refused422.6
TOTAL1623100.0
20) Here are a series of statements about issues facing the United States. For each, please tell me whether you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat or disagree strongly. -- The United States has the right to intervene militarily in other nations when U.S. economic interests are seriously threatened. (MILITINT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree47929.5
2) Somewhat Agree52932.6
3) Somewhat Disagree33920.9
4) Strongly Disagree23114.2
5) Don't know/Refused452.8
TOTAL1623100.0
21) Here are a series of statements about issues facing the United States. For each, please tell me whether you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat or disagree strongly. -- In general, blacks get too much preferential treatment in our society. (BLCKPREF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree33320.5
2) Somewhat Agree32319.9
3) Somewhat Disagree51431.7
4) Strongly Disagree31619.5
5) Don't know/Refused1388.5
TOTAL1624100.0
22) Here are a series of statements about issues facing the United States. For each, please tell me whether you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat or disagree strongly. -- The United States should have stronger limitations on the number of immigrants entering this country. (LIMITIMM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree81850.4
2) Somewhat Agree41625.6
3) Somewhat Disagree19111.8
4) Strongly Disagree1549.5
5) Don't know/Refused452.8
TOTAL1624100.0
23) Here are a series of statements about issues facing the United States. For each, please tell me whether you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat or disagree strongly. -- Public spending to end poverty and homelessness in the United States is more important than military spending. (HOMELESS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree81850.4
2) Somewhat Agree46528.7
3) Somewhat Disagree19612.1
4) Strongly Disagree915.6
5) Don't know/Refused533.3
TOTAL1623100.0
24) Here are a series of statements about issues facing the United States. For each, please tell me whether you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat or disagree strongly. -- All 50 states should bring back the death penalty. (DEATHPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree68242
2) Somewhat Agree39124.1
3) Somewhat Disagree23214.3
4) Strongly Disagree23514.5
5) Don't know/Refused835.1
TOTAL1623100.0
25) Here are a series of statements about issues facing the United States. For each, please tell me whether you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat or disagree strongly. -- As you know, there has been considerable discussion in the news lately regarding the rights of homosexual men and women. In general, do you think homosexuals should or should not have equal rights in terms of job opportunities? (HOMOSXRT)
TOTAL%
1) Should126878.1
2) Should not26916.6
3) Don't know/Refused/No opinion865.3
TOTAL1623100.0
26) Here are a series of statements about issues facing the United States. For each, please tell me whether you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat or disagree strongly. -- There has also been much discussion about the legality of abortion. Do you believe that abortion should be... (ABORTLEG)
TOTAL%
1) Illegal in all circumstances21012.9
2) Legal only in rare circumstances52732.5
3) Legal in many circumstances34321.1
4) Legal in all circumstances?49930.7
5) Don't know/Refused/No opinion452.8
TOTAL1624100.0
27) Here are a series of statements about issues facing the United States. For each, please tell me whether you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat or disagree strongly. -- Thinking about the morality of abortion, do you believe abortion can be a morally acceptable choice... (ABORTMOR)
TOTAL%
1) Never20512.6
2) Only in rare circumstances67241.4
3) In many circumstances, or42426.1
4) In all circumstances?23814.7
5) Don't know/Refused/No opinion845.2
TOTAL1623100.0
28) We are asking about church issues, in your case, Catholic church issues. For each, please tell me whether you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly. -- The Church should permit couples to make their own decisions about forms of birth control. (BRTHCTRL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree110468.1
2) Somewhat Agree31219.2
3) Somewhat Disagree633.9
4) Strongly Disagree1006.2
5) Don't know/Refused432.7
TOTAL1622100.0
29) We are asking about church issues, in your case, Catholic church issues. For each, please tell me whether you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly. -- It would be a good thing if women were allowed to be ordained as priests. (WMNORDND)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree60537.3
2) Somewhat Agree48930.1
3) Somewhat Disagree1599.8
4) Strongly Disagree31819.6
5) Don't know/Refused513.1
TOTAL1622100.0
30) We are asking about church issues, in your case, Catholic church issues. For each, please tell me whether you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly. -- It is possible to be a good Catholic and publicly disagree with Church teaching. (DISCHURC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree81850.4
2) Somewhat Agree49830.7
3) Somewhat Disagree1479.1
4) Strongly Disagree1197.3
5) Don't know/Refused422.6
TOTAL1624100.0
31) We are asking about church issues, in your case, Catholic church issues. For each, please tell me whether you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly. -- Premarital sexual relations between persons who are committed to each other can be morally acceptable. (PREMARSX)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree59236.5
2) Somewhat Agree51831.9
3) Somewhat Disagree1479.1
4) Strongly Disagree31919.7
5) Don't know/Refused472.9
TOTAL1623100.0
32) We are asking about church issues, in your case, Catholic church issues. For each, please tell me whether you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly. -- Divorced Catholics who have remarried without an annulment should be permitted to receive communion. (COMMUNIO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree80349.4
2) Somewhat Agree39824.5
3) Somewhat Disagree1227.5
4) Strongly Disagree21413.2
5) Don't know/Refused885.4
TOTAL1625100.0
33) We are asking about church issues, in your case, Catholic church issues. For each, please tell me whether you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly. -- Pope John Paul II is doing a good job leading the Church. (POPEGOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree75146.3
2) Somewhat Agree61537.9
3) Somewhat Disagree925.7
4) Strongly Disagree744.6
5) Don't know/Refused905.5
TOTAL1622100.0
34) We are asking about church issues, in your case, Catholic church issues. For each, please tell me whether you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly. -- The U.S. Bishops should approve the use of condoms to prevent the spread of AIDS. (CONDOMS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree103463.7
2) Somewhat Agree31519.4
3) Somewhat Disagree533.3
4) Strongly Disagree17310.7
5) Don't know/Refused483
TOTAL1623100.0
35) We are asking about church issues, in your case, Catholic church issues. For each, please tell me whether you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly. -- Catholics can, in good conscience, vote for political candidates who support legal abortion. (ABORTVOT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree65440.3
2) Somewhat Agree47829.4
3) Somewhat Disagree19011.7
4) Strongly Disagree23014.2
5) Don't know/Refused724.4
TOTAL1624100.0
36) We are asking about church issues, in your case, Catholic church issues. For each, please tell me whether you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly. -- Sexual relations between gay or lesbian persons in a committed relationship can be morally acceptable. (GAYSXMOR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree31419.3
2) Somewhat Agree43126.6
3) Somewhat Disagree23914.7
4) Strongly Disagree54333.5
5) Don't know/Refused965.9
TOTAL1623100.0
37) Some people have suggested changes in church structures to bring the laity into the decision-making process. Please say whether you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat or disagree strongly with each of the following suggestions. -- Elected parish councils should be more than advisory; they should decide parish policies, including the use of church funds. (CHFUNDS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree49530.5
2) Somewhat Agree70443.3
3) Somewhat Disagree20212.4
4) Strongly Disagree1167.1
5) Don't know/Refused1076.6
TOTAL1624100.0
38) Some people have suggested changes in church structures to bring the laity into the decision-making process. Please say whether you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat or disagree strongly with each of the following suggestions. -- The bishops should consult the laity so that lay experience on sexuality can be brought into the development of church teachings. (SEXTCHNG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree71043.7
2) Somewhat Agree60437.2
3) Somewhat Disagree1217.5
4) Strongly Disagree1106.8
5) Don't know/Refused794.9
TOTAL1624100.0
39) Some people have suggested changes in church structures to bring the laity into the decision-making process. Please say whether you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat or disagree strongly with each of the following suggestions. -- Parishioners should be able to choose their own pastors. (PICKPSTR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree56134.6
2) Somewhat Agree54233.4
3) Somewhat Disagree26016
4) Strongly Disagree22213.7
5) Don't know/Refused372.3
TOTAL1622100.0
40) Some people have suggested changes in church structures to bring the laity into the decision-making process. Please say whether you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat or disagree strongly with each of the following suggestions. -- Bishops should be elected by the priests and people of a diocese. (ELECTBSH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree64739.8
2) Somewhat Agree52532.3
3) Somewhat Disagree18711.5
4) Strongly Disagree18111.1
5) Don't know/Refused845.2
TOTAL1624100.0
41) Would you favor or oppose allowing Catholic priests to marry and continue to function as priests? (PRSTMARR)
TOTAL%
1) Favor113369.8
2) Oppose42826.4
3) Don't know/Refused/No opinion623.8
TOTAL1623100.0
42) Would it help the church, hurt the church or make no difference to invite ex-priests who are currently married to become active parish priests again? (EXPRIEST)
TOTAL%
1) Help82751
2) Hurt28417.5
3) No difference45227.8
4) Don't know/Refused/No opinion603.7
TOTAL1623100.0
43) Do you support or oppose women in the following roles in the church? -- Lector (WMNLECHT)
TOTAL%
1) Support138185
2) Oppose1428.7
3) Don't know/Refused1016.2
TOTAL1624100.0
44) Do you support or oppose women in the following roles in the church? -- Minister of the Eucharist (WMNEUCHR)
TOTAL%
1) Support128879.4
2) Oppose24815.3
3) Don't know/Refused875.4
TOTAL1623100.0
45) Do you support or oppose women in the following roles in the church? -- Altar server (WMNSERVR)
TOTAL%
1) Support141387.1
2) Oppose16210
3) Don't know/Refused483
TOTAL1623100.0
46) Do you support or oppose women in the following roles in the church? -- Deacon (WMNDEACN)
TOTAL%
1) Support129679.9
2) Oppose29318.1
3) Don't know/Refused342.1
TOTAL1623100.0
47) Do you support or oppose women in the following roles in the church? -- Priest (WMNPRST)
TOTAL%
1) Support102763.3
2) Oppose53933.2
3) Don't know/Refused573.5
TOTAL1623100.0
48) Do you support or oppose women in the following roles in the church? -- Bishop (WMNBSHP)
TOTAL%
1) Support94458.2
2) Oppose62338.4
3) Don't know/Refused563.5
TOTAL1623100.0
49) There is a growing shortage of parish priests in the United States, forcing the closing of parishes. A number of suggestions have been offered to deal with the problem. For each suggestion, please say whether you support or oppose these suggestions. -- Combine parishes so that more Catholics can be served by fewer priests. (COMBPRSH)
TOTAL%
1) Support115471.1
2) Oppose42326
3) Don't know/Refused472.9
TOTAL1624100.0
50) There is a growing shortage of parish priests in the United States, forcing the closing of parishes. A number of suggestions have been offered to deal with the problem. For each suggestion, please say whether you support or oppose these suggestions. -- Let parishes stay open if the people are willing to run them with visiting priests administering the sacraments when possible. (VISTPRST)
TOTAL%
1) Support144288.8
2) Oppose1559.6
3) Don't know/Refused261.6
TOTAL1623100.0
51) There is a growing shortage of parish priests in the United States, forcing the closing of parishes. A number of suggestions have been offered to deal with the problem. For each suggestion, please say whether you support or oppose these suggestions. -- Get priests from foreign countries to serve in the U.S. (FRGNPRST)
TOTAL%
1) Support113569.9
2) Oppose45127.8
3) Don't know/Refused382.3
TOTAL1624100.0
52) There is a growing shortage of parish priests in the United States, forcing the closing of parishes. A number of suggestions have been offered to deal with the problem. For each suggestion, please say whether you support or oppose these suggestions. -- Expand the priesthood to include married priests. (MARRPRST)
TOTAL%
1) Support122075.1
2) Oppose37122.8
3) Don't know/Refused332
TOTAL1624100.0
53) There is a growing shortage of parish priests in the United States, forcing the closing of parishes. A number of suggestions have been offered to deal with the problem. For each suggestion, please say whether you support or oppose these suggestions. -- Expand the priesthood to women. (PRSTWMN)
TOTAL%
1) Support101762.6
2) Oppose56434.7
3) Don't know/Refused432.6
TOTAL1624100.0
54) WT (WT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL16231.320.79
55) Record Sex (for use with on-line analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male79448.9
2) Female82951.1
TOTAL1623100.0
56) What was the last grade or class you COMPLETED in school? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-EDUCATN)
TOTAL%
0) HS or less91056.7
1) Tech/2yr1056.5
2) Col.incmpl25916.1
3) Coll. grad22714.1
4) Grad. schl1056.5
Missing18 
TOTAL1606100.0
57) What is your race? Are you white, black, or some other race? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
0) White145390.8
1) Black513.2
2) Other976.1
Missing23 
TOTAL1601100.0
58) Are you currently married, widowed, divorced, separated, or have you never been married? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
0) Married86753.7
1) Div/Sep.19812.3
2) Widowed1348.3
3) Never marr41725.8
Missing8 
TOTAL1616100.0
59) Is your annual household income before taxes over or under $20,000? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
0) <20K46131.1
1) 20K-29,99927118.3
2) 30K-39,99926017.5
3) 40K-74,99938025.6
4) 75K & over1127.5
Missing138 
TOTAL1484100.0
60) STATE (recoded into region for use with on-line analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
0) NE/Mid-Atl66440.9
1) Midwest35922.1
2) South31419.3
3) West28617.6
TOTAL1623100.0
61) AGESUMM (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) 18-2424815.4
1) 25-3443226.9
2) 35-4430819.2
3) 45-5422313.9
4) 55+ yrs39724.7
Missing16 
TOTAL1608100.0