Springfield, Massachusetts Catholic Education Survey, No. 1902

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) The following is a list of different kinds of programs or services that various churches operate and support. Which two or three of these programs or services do you feel should now receive the most support from the Catholic Church? - Hospitals (HOSPITAL)
TOTAL%
0) No45476.7
1) Yes13823.3
TOTAL592100.0
2) The following is a list of different kinds of programs or services that various churches operate and support. Which two or three of these programs or services do you feel should now receive the most support from the Catholic Church? - Orphanages (ORPHAN)
TOTAL%
0) No28047.3
1) Yes31252.7
TOTAL592100.0
3) The following is a list of different kinds of programs or services that various churches operate and support. Which two or three of these programs or services do you feel should now receive the most support from the Catholic Church? - Elementary schools (ELEMSCHL)
TOTAL%
0) No47680.4
1) Yes11619.6
TOTAL592100.0
4) The following is a list of different kinds of programs or services that various churches operate and support. Which two or three of these programs or services do you feel should now receive the most support from the Catholic Church? - Colleges and universities (COLLEGES)
TOTAL%
0) No53390.0
1) Yes5910.0
TOTAL592100.0
5) The following is a list of different kinds of programs or services that various churches operate and support. Which two or three of these programs or services do you feel should now receive the most support from the Catholic Church? - Religious education programs such as CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (RELGEDU)
TOTAL%
0) No36561.7
1) Yes22738.3
TOTAL592100.0
6) The following is a list of different kinds of programs or services that various churches operate and support. Which two or three of these programs or services do you feel should now receive the most support from the Catholic Church? - Foreign missions (FORGNMSN)
TOTAL%
0) No49784.0
1) Yes9516.0
TOTAL592100.0
7) The following is a list of different kinds of programs or services that various churches operate and support. Which two or three of these programs or services do you feel should now receive the most support from the Catholic Church? - Helping the jobless and poor (HLPPOOR)
TOTAL%
0) No40368.1
1) Yes18931.9
TOTAL592100.0
8) The following is a list of different kinds of programs or services that various churches operate and support. Which two or three of these programs or services do you feel should now receive the most support from the Catholic Church? - Nursing homes and other care programs (CAREPROG)
TOTAL%
0) No50885.8
1) Yes8414.2
TOTAL592100.0
9) The following is a list of different kinds of programs or services that various churches operate and support. Which two or three of these programs or services do you feel should now receive the most support from the Catholic Church? - High schools (HIGHSCH)
TOTAL%
0) No55493.6
1) Yes386.4
TOTAL592100.0
10) The following is a list of different kinds of programs or services that various churches operate and support. Which two or three of these programs or services do you feel should now receive the most support from the Catholic Church? - Family and marriage counseling (COUNSEL)
TOTAL%
0) No44975.8
1) Yes14324.2
TOTAL592100.0
11) The following is a list of different kinds of programs or services that various churches operate and support. Which two or three of these programs or services do you feel should now receive the most support from the Catholic Church? - Youth organizations (YOUTHORG)
TOTAL%
0) No34257.8
1) Yes25042.2
TOTAL592100.0
12) The following is a list of different kinds of programs or services that various churches operate and support. Which two or three of these programs or services do you feel should now receive the most support from the Catholic Church? - Not sure (NOTSURE)
TOTAL%
0) No58198.1
1) Yes111.9
TOTAL592100.0
13) The following is a list of different teaching programs operated and supported by the Catholic Church. Which two or three do you feel should receive the most support from the Catholic Church? - Religious education programs for adults (SPTRELED)
TOTAL%
0) No52288.2
1) Yes7011.8
TOTAL592100.0
14) The following is a list of different teaching programs operated and supported by the Catholic Church. Which two or three do you feel should receive the most support from the Catholic Church? - Schools and special religious education programs in ghetto areas (SUPGHETO)
TOTAL%
0) No44074.3
1) Yes15225.7
TOTAL592100.0
15) The following is a list of different teaching programs operated and supported by the Catholic Church. Which two or three do you feel should receive the most support from the Catholic Church? - Elementary schools (SUPELMSC)
TOTAL%
0) No49383.3
1) Yes9916.7
TOTAL592100.0
16) The following is a list of different teaching programs operated and supported by the Catholic Church. Which two or three do you feel should receive the most support from the Catholic Church? - Religious education programs for teenagers (SUPTEEN)
TOTAL%
0) No41369.8
1) Yes17930.2
TOTAL592100.0
17) The following is a list of different teaching programs operated and supported by the Catholic Church. Which two or three do you feel should receive the most support from the Catholic Church? - High schools (SUPHGSCH)
TOTAL%
0) No53189.7
1) Yes6110.3
TOTAL592100.0
18) The following is a list of different teaching programs operated and supported by the Catholic Church. Which two or three do you feel should receive the most support from the Catholic Church? - Newman Centers in non-Catholic colleges (SUPNWMAN)
TOTAL%
0) No52789.0
1) Yes6511.0
TOTAL592100.0
19) The following is a list of different teaching programs operated and supported by the Catholic Church. Which two or three do you feel should receive the most support from the Catholic Church? - Colleges and universities (SUPCOLGE)
TOTAL%
0) No55293.2
1) Yes406.8
TOTAL592100.0
20) The following is a list of different teaching programs operated and supported by the Catholic Church. Which two or three do you feel should receive the most support from the Catholic Church? - Special education programs for blind, deaf, and mentally retarded (SUPSPCED)
TOTAL%
0) No40067.6
1) Yes19232.4
TOTAL592100.0
21) The following is a list of different teaching programs operated and supported by the Catholic Church. Which two or three do you feel should receive the most support from the Catholic Church? - Religious education programs for young children (SUPCHDED)
TOTAL%
0) No38364.7
1) Yes20935.3
TOTAL592100.0
22) The following is a list of different teaching programs operated and supported by the Catholic Church. Which two or three do you feel should receive the most support from the Catholic Church? - Not sure (SUPNTSRE)
TOTAL%
0) No58999.5
1) Yes30.5
TOTAL592100.0
23) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - U.S.A. (GPCTRYUS)
TOTAL%
0) No28274.4
1) Yes9725.6
Missing213 
TOTAL379100.0
24) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - French Canadian (GPCTRYFC)
TOTAL%
0) No28575.2
1) Yes9424.8
Missing213 
TOTAL379100.0
25) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Other Canadian (GPCTRYOC)
TOTAL%
0) No34591.0
1) Yes349.0
Missing213 
TOTAL379100.0
26) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Puerto Rico (GPCTRYPR)
TOTAL%
0) No37598.9
1) Yes41.1
Missing213 
TOTAL379100.0
27) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Other Latin America (GPCTRYLA)
TOTAL%
0) No37799.5
1) Yes20.5
Missing213 
TOTAL379100.0
28) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Ireland (GPCTRYIR)
TOTAL%
0) No29076.5
1) Yes8923.5
Missing213 
TOTAL379100.0
29) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - England or Scotland (GPCTRYED)
TOTAL%
0) No34290.2
1) Yes379.8
Missing213 
TOTAL379100.0
30) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Scandinavia (GPCTRYSV)
TOTAL%
0) No36897.1
1) Yes112.9
Missing213 
TOTAL379100.0
31) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Germany (GPCTRYGR)
TOTAL%
0) No35092.3
1) Yes297.7
Missing213 
TOTAL379100.0
32) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - France (GPCTRYFR)
TOTAL%
0) No36596.3
1) Yes143.7
Missing213 
TOTAL379100.0
33) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Italy (GPCTRYIT)
TOTAL%
0) No34190.0
1) Yes3810.0
Missing213 
TOTAL379100.0
34) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Portugal (GPCTRYPT)
TOTAL%
0) No37799.5
1) Yes20.5
Missing213 
TOTAL379100.0
35) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Spain (GPCTRYSP)
TOTAL%
0) No379100.0
Missing213 
TOTAL379100.0
36) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Other Western Europe (Specify) (GPCTRYOW)
TOTAL%
0) No36897.1
1) Yes112.9
Missing213 
TOTAL379100.0
37) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Austria or Hungary (GPCTRYAU)
TOTAL%
0) No36796.8
1) Yes123.2
Missing213 
TOTAL379100.0
38) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Poland (GPCTRYPL)
TOTAL%
0) No31984.2
1) Yes6015.8
Missing213 
TOTAL379100.0
39) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Russia (GPCTRYRS)
TOTAL%
0) No36596.3
1) Yes143.7
Missing213 
TOTAL379100.0
40) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Other Eastern Europe (Specify) (GPCTRYOE)
TOTAL%
0) No36796.8
1) Yes123.2
Missing213 
TOTAL379100.0
41) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Other (Specify) (GPCTRYOT)
TOTAL%
0) No36796.8
1) Yes123.2
Missing213 
TOTAL379100.0
42) QUALIFIER FOR WHO IS COMPLETING THE INTERVIEW: Questions may be asked of either the head of household or spouse. (QUALIFER)
TOTAL%
1) Male head of household18231.5
2) Wife of male head33457.8
3) Female head of household6210.7
Missing14 
TOTAL578100.0
43) As you know, some things change a lot with time and other things remain the way they always were. I'd like to ask you about some things that people talk about all the time. How about: Compared with 10 years ago, is it your impression the federal government is changing a lot, some but not a lot, only a little, or hardly at all? (YR10GOV)
TOTAL%
1) Changing a lot29549.8
2) Some but not a lot15426.0
3) Only a little7813.2
4) Hardly at all396.6
5) Not sure264.4
TOTAL592100.0
44) Compared to five years ago, would you say the way most people feel about religion in this country is changing a lot, some but not a lot, only a little, or hardly at all? (FLRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Changing a lot43273.6
2) Some but not a lot9416.0
3) Only a little193.2
4) Hardly at all325.5
5) Not sure101.7
Missing5 
TOTAL587100.0
45) Now, how about the Catholic Church. Compared with five years ago, is it your impression the Catholic Church has been changing a lot, some but not a lot, only a little, or hardly at all? (CATHCHNG)
TOTAL%
1) Changing a lot45276.5
2) Some but not a lot8514.4
3) Only a little264.4
4) Hardly at all122.0
5) Not sure162.7
Missing1 
TOTAL591100.0
46) Do you feel most of the changes in the Catholic Church have been for the better, for the worse, or haven't they made much difference one way or the other? (CATHBETR)
TOTAL%
1) For better38866.3
2) For worse8314.2
3) No difference508.5
4) Not sure6410.9
Missing7 
TOTAL585100.0
47) What is your religion? (RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant15426.1
2) Roman Catholic40969.4
3) Jewish172.9
4) Other (specify)81.4
5) None10.2
Missing3 
TOTAL589100.0
48) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE RELIGION WAS CLASSIFIED AS PROTESTANT: What denomination are you? (PROTDENM)
TOTAL%
1) American Baptist1610.3
2) American Lutheran10.6
3) Christian Reformed10.6
4) Congregational6541.9
5) Episcopal2516.1
6) Greek Orthodox42.6
7) Methodist1811.6
8) Missouri Lutheran21.3
9) Presbyterian63.9
10) Sects10.6
11) Southern Baptist10.6
12) Other (specify)159.7
Missing437 
TOTAL155100.0
49) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: What is your (husband's/wife's) religion? (SPSRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant13726.2
2) Roman Catholic36169.0
3) Jewish132.5
4) Other (specify)81.5
5) None40.8
Missing69 
TOTAL523100.0
50) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED AND WHOSE SPOUSE'S RELIGION IS PROTESTANT: What denomination is your spouse? (PROTSPS)
TOTAL%
1) American Baptist1410.4
2) American Lutheran10.7
3) Christian Reformed10.7
4) Congregational5641.5
5) Episcopal2317.0
6) Greek Orthodox32.2
7) Methodist2014.8
8) Missouri Lutheran10.7
9) Presbyterian10.7
10) Sects10.7
11) Southern Baptist21.5
12) Other (specify)128.9
Missing457 
TOTAL135100.0
51) Gender -Observed (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male19032.9
2) Female33357.6
3) 559.5
Missing14 
TOTAL578100.0
52) Of course, religion plays a different role in the lives of different people. Do you feel that religion is the most important thing in your life, important but not the most important, only somewhat important, or of only minor importance? (LIFEREL)
TOTAL%
1) Most important21536.4
2) Important but not most28347.9
3) Only somewhat important6911.7
4) Minor importance223.7
5) Not important at all (vol.)20.3
Missing1 
TOTAL591100.0
53) Now I'd like to read you some statements other people have made about the Catholic Church. For each one I would like you to tell me whether you personally agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat or disagree strongly?- Sermons should deal with the word of God and not with current social issues. (AGWORD)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly18831.8
2) Agree somewhat15926.9
3) Disagree somewhat14925.2
4) Disagree strongly8814.9
5) Not sure71.2
Missing1 
TOTAL591100.0
54) Now I'd like to read you some statements other people have made about the Catholic Church. For each one I would like you to tell me whether you personally agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat or disagree strongly?- It is not necessary to attend Mass every Sunday to be a good Catholic. (AGMASS)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly22938.8
2) Agree somewhat12120.5
3) Disagree somewhat8113.7
4) Disagree strongly15325.9
5) Not sure61.0
Missing2 
TOTAL590100.0
55) Now I'd like to read you some statements other people have made about the Catholic Church. For each one I would like you to tell me whether you personally agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat or disagree strongly?- The Church is not doing enough to help Negroes. (AGNEGROS)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly7312.4
2) Agree somewhat8815.0
3) Disagree somewhat12421.1
4) Disagree strongly17930.4
5) Not sure12421.1
Missing4 
TOTAL588100.0
56) Now I'd like to read you some statements other people have made about the Catholic Church. For each one I would like you to tell me whether you personally agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat or disagree strongly?- Under certain circumstances the Church should permit divorce and remarriage. (AGDIVORC)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly18946.3
2) Agree somewhat11127.2
3) Disagree somewhat409.8
4) Disagree strongly5714.0
5) Not sure112.7
Missing184 
TOTAL408100.0
57) Now I'd like to read you some statements other people have made about the Catholic Church. For each one I would like you to tell me whether you personally agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat or disagree strongly?- The best way to improve world conditions is for each man to concentrate on taking care of his own personal and family responsibilities. (AGMEN)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly20835.4
2) Agree somewhat14124.0
3) Disagree somewhat9616.3
4) Disagree strongly13122.3
5) Not sure122.0
Missing4 
TOTAL588100.0
58) Now I'd like to read you some statements other people have made about the Catholic Church. For each one I would like you to tell me whether you personally agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat or disagree strongly?- The goals of the Church can be better reached by traditional methods than by new approaches. (AGTRAD)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly8815.0
2) Agree somewhat10517.9
3) Disagree somewhat17429.6
4) Disagree strongly19933.9
5) Not sure213.6
Missing5 
TOTAL587100.0
59) Now I'd like to read you some statements other people have made about the Catholic Church. For each one I would like you to tell me whether you personally agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat or disagree strongly?- I am disturbed when lay people question the decisions of the bishops and priests. (AGQUESTN)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly8414.3
2) Agree somewhat10918.5
3) Disagree somewhat14825.1
4) Disagree strongly23039.0
5) Not sure183.1
Missing3 
TOTAL589100.0
60) Now I'd like to read you some statements other people have made about the Catholic Church. For each one I would like you to tell me whether you personally agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat or disagree strongly?- Husbands and wives should be free to follow their own conscience in the choice of birth control methods. (AGBCNTRL)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly27667.5
2) Agree somewhat5914.4
3) Disagree somewhat317.6
4) Disagree strongly368.8
5) Not sure71.7
Missing183 
TOTAL409100.0
61) Now I'd like to read you some statements other people have made about the Catholic Church. For each one I would like you to tell me whether you personally agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat or disagree strongly?- Priests should be permitted to marry and still remain priests. (AGPRIEST)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly15337.4
2) Agree somewhat9222.5
3) Disagree somewhat338.1
4) Disagree strongly10625.9
5) Not sure256.1
Missing183 
TOTAL409100.0
62) Now I'd like to read you some statements other people have made about the Catholic Church. For each one I would like you to tell me whether you personally agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat or disagree strongly?- I prefer to worship God by private prayers rather than as a member of a group. (AGPRAYER)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly12521.3
2) Agree somewhat15426.2
3) Disagree somewhat14124.0
4) Disagree strongly13723.3
5) Not sure305.1
Missing5 
TOTAL587100.0
63) Now I'd like to read you some statements other people have made about the Catholic Church. For each one I would like you to tell me whether you personally agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat or disagree strongly?- The movement toward Protestant-Catholic Church unity is dangerous because it tends to deny that the Catholic Church is the one true Church founded by Christ. (AGUNITY)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly539.2
2) Agree somewhat457.9
3) Disagree somewhat12822.3
4) Disagree strongly31154.3
5) Not sure366.3
Missing19 
TOTAL573100.0
64) How important do you feel it is for parents to try to shape the religious beliefs of their children- do you feel it is very important, somewhat important, or not particularly important? (PRNTSBLF)
TOTAL%
1) Very important45477.1
2) Somewhat important10618.0
3) Not particularly important244.1
4) Not sure50.8
Missing3 
TOTAL589100.0
65) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO FELT IT IS VERY IMPORTANT OR SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT FOR PARENTS TO TRY TO SHAPE THE RELIGIOUS BELIEFS OF THEIR CHILDREN: If you had to choose, at which of the following age levels do you feel parents can have the greatest influence in the religious development of their children? (PRNTSAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Elementary school (grades 1-6, Ages 6-12)51390.3
2) Junior high school (grades 7-8, Ages 13-14)366.3
3) High school (grades 9-12, Ages 15-18)132.3
4) Not sure61.1
Missing24 
TOTAL568100.0
66) Would you say you are more religious than your parents, less religious than your parents, or just about as religious as your parents? (MOREREL)
TOTAL%
1) More religious11619.7
2) Less religious15326.0
3) As religious30952.6
4) Not sure101.7
Missing4 
TOTAL588100.0
67) Suppose your children: were to become less religious than you. Would this bother you a lot, bother you some but not a lot, bother you only a little, or not bother you at all? (KIDSLESS)
TOTAL%
1) Would bother a lot19533.3
2) Would bother some, but not a lot22838.9
3) Would bother only a little7813.3
4) Would bother not at all8013.7
5) Not sure50.9
Missing6 
TOTAL586100.0
68) Suppose your children: were to adopt a different religion. Would this bother you a lot, bother you some but not a lot, bother you only a little, or not bother you at all? (KIDSDIFF)
TOTAL%
1) Would bother a lot18231.1
2) Would bother some, but not a lot13923.7
3) Would bother only a little6711.4
4) Would bother not at all18832.1
5) Not sure101.7
Missing6 
TOTAL586100.0
69) Suppose your children: were to become atheists and not believe in God. Would this bother you a lot, bother you some but not a lot, bother you only a little, or not bother you at all? (KIDSNOGD)
TOTAL%
1) Would bother a lot50085.5
2) Would bother some, but not a lot274.6
3) Would bother only a little213.6
4) Would bother not at all345.8
5) Not sure30.5
Missing7 
TOTAL585100.0
70) Some people feel they are able to provide for the religious education of their children by themselves, while others feel it is better if the children also attend formal religious education programs like CCD. How do you feel about this? Do you feel you (can/could) provide for the religious education of your children or do you feel it (is/would be) better if the children also attend programs like CCD? (ATTNDCCD)
TOTAL%
1) Can provide for them376.4
2) Better if attend formal programs51188.6
3) Not sure295.0
Missing15 
TOTAL577100.0
71) Generally, how would you rate the quality of the public schools in this area--would you say they are excellent, pretty good, only fair, or poor? (PUBSCHL)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent19633.3
2) Pretty good27747.1
3) Only fair6511.1
4) Poor142.4
5) Not sure366.1
Missing4 
TOTAL588100.0
72) Based on your own experience, or from what you've heard or seen, how do you feel the public schools in the neighborhood compare to a few years ago-would you say they're better, about the same, or not as good as they were a few years ago? (CMPAREYR)
TOTAL%
1) Better30151.2
2) Same12521.3
3) Not as good8414.3
4) Not sure7813.3
Missing4 
TOTAL588100.0
73) How about in the next few years--do you think that public schools around here are going to get better, stay the same, or get worse? (FUTRSCHL)
TOTAL%
1) Get better31954.3
2) Stay the same13222.4
3) Get worse7312.4
4) Not sure6410.9
Missing4 
TOTAL588100.0
74) Generally how would you rate the quality of the Catholic schools in this area-- would you say they are excellent, pretty good, only fair, or poor? (QUALCATH)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent16829.1
2) Pretty good17330.0
3) Only fair6411.1
4) Poor142.4
5) Not sure15827.4
Missing15 
TOTAL577100.0
75) Based on your own experience, or from what you've heard or seen, how do you feel the Catholic schools in the neighborhood compare to a few years ago-- would you say they're better, about the same, or not as good as they were a few years ago? (CATHYRS)
TOTAL%
1) Better16628.9
2) Same15326.7
3) Not as good6611.5
4) Not sure18932.9
Missing18 
TOTAL574100.0
76) How about in the next few years-- do you think that Catholic schools around here are going to get better, stay the same, or get worse? (FUTRCATH)
TOTAL%
1) Get better16628.9
2) Stay the same10718.6
3) Get worse12121.0
4) Not sure18131.5
Missing17 
TOTAL575100.0
77) Based on what you know about the public schools and the Catholic schools around here, would you please tell me for the following item whether you feel the Catholic schools do a better job, the public schools do a better job, or are they both about the same?- Guidance and counseling services (BTRGUID)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic schools do better.13823.6
2) Public schools do better.14625.0
3) About the same17329.6
4) Not sure12721.7
Missing8 
TOTAL584100.0
78) Based on what you know about the public schools and the Catholic schools around here, would you please tell me for the following item whether you feel the Catholic schools do a better job, the public schools do a better job, or are they both about the same?- Developing good citizenship (BTRCITZN)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic schools do better.15927.4
2) Public schools do better.7112.2
3) About the same25744.2
4) Not sure9416.2
Missing11 
TOTAL581100.0
79) Based on what you know about the public schools and the Catholic schools around here, would you please tell me for the following item whether you feel the Catholic schools do a better job, the public schools do a better job, or are they both about the same?- Developing sympathy for the problems and views of Negroes (BTRNEGRO)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic schools do better.12922.3
2) Public schools do better.8815.2
3) About the same20034.6
4) Not sure16127.9
Missing14 
TOTAL578100.0
80) Based on what you know about the public schools and the Catholic schools around here, would you please tell me for the following item whether you feel the Catholic schools do a better job, the public schools do a better job, or are they both about the same?- Preparation for college (BTRCOLLG)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic schools do better.14324.7
2) Public schools do better.14224.6
3) About the same19333.4
4) Not sure10017.3
Missing14 
TOTAL578100.0
81) Based on what you know about the public schools and the Catholic schools around here, would you please tell me for the following item whether you feel the Catholic schools do a better job, the public schools do a better job, or are they both about the same?- Preparation for marriage and family life (BTRMARRG)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic schools do better.27847.9
2) Public schools do better.6811.7
3) About the same12120.9
4) Not sure11319.5
Missing12 
TOTAL580100.0
82) Based on what you know about the public schools and the Catholic schools around here, would you please tell me for the following item whether you feel the Catholic schools do a better job, the public schools do a better job, or are they both about the same?- Preparation for a job (BTRJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic schools do better.6411.1
2) Public schools do better.18231.5
3) About the same23039.9
4) Not sure10117.5
Missing15 
TOTAL577100.0
83) Based on what you know about the public schools and the Catholic schools around here, would you please tell me for the following item whether you feel the Catholic schools do a better job, the public schools do a better job, or are they both about the same?- Teaching students to think for themselves (BTRTHINK)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic schools do better.10418.0
2) Public schools do better.16127.9
3) About the same21036.3
4) Not sure10317.8
Missing14 
TOTAL578100.0
84) Based on what you know about the public schools and the Catholic schools around here, would you please tell me for the following item whether you feel the Catholic schools do a better job, the public schools do a better job, or are they both about the same?- Physical condition of the school buildings (BTRBLDGS)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic schools do better.8915.3
2) Public schools do better.21036.1
3) About the same18732.1
4) Not sure9616.5
Missing10 
TOTAL582100.0
85) Based on what you know about the public schools and the Catholic schools around here, would you please tell me for the following item whether you feel the Catholic schools do a better job, the public schools do a better job, or are they both about the same?- Classroom discipline (BTRDSPLN)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic schools do better.42372.8
2) Public schools do better.152.6
3) About the same5910.2
4) Not sure8414.5
Missing11 
TOTAL581100.0
86) Based on what you know about the public schools and the Catholic schools around here, would you please tell me for the following item whether you feel the Catholic schools do a better job, the public schools do a better job, or are they both about the same?- Teaching children right from wrong (BTRRIGHT)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic schools do better.29250.4
2) Public schools do better.274.7
3) About the same17530.2
4) Not sure8514.7
Missing13 
TOTAL579100.0
87) Based on what you know about the public schools and the Catholic schools around here, would you please tell me for the following item whether you feel the Catholic schools do a better job, the public schools do a better job, or are they both about the same?- Teaching children to get along with other children (BTROTHRS)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic schools do better.13423.2
2) Public schools do better.8815.2
3) About the same26746.2
4) Not sure8915.4
Missing14 
TOTAL578100.0
88) Based on what you know about the public schools and the Catholic schools around here, would you please tell me for the following item whether you feel the Catholic schools do a better job, the public schools do a better job, or are they both about the same?- Offering a wide range of courses (BTRCRSES)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic schools do better.376.4
2) Public schools do better.31554.2
3) About the same12221.0
4) Not sure10718.4
Missing11 
TOTAL581100.0
89) Based on what you know about the public schools and the Catholic schools around here, would you please tell me for the following item whether you feel the Catholic schools do a better job, the public schools do a better job, or are they both about the same?- Having high-quality teachers (BTRTCHRS)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic schools do better.11920.5
2) Public schools do better.15025.9
3) About the same21136.4
4) Not sure10017.2
Missing12 
TOTAL580100.0
90) How do you feel about government aid to elementary and high schools run by religious groups? Are you strongly in favor of aid to them, somewhat opposed, or strongly opposed to government aid to such schools? (GOVTAID)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly in favor24040.8
2) Somewhat in favor17129.1
3) Somewhat opposed6711.4
4) Strongly opposed9115.5
5) Not sure193.2
Missing4 
TOTAL588100.0
91) Because of financial problems, some schools run by religious groups may have to close and most of the children now taught in these schools would have to go to public schools. This would lead to serious financial and educational problems for the community which must pay for the public schools. Keeping this in mind, tell me which statement best describes how you feel about the possibility of government aid to schools run by religious groups. (FINANPUB)
TOTAL%
1) Keeping church and state separated is so important that no matter what problems we may have to face, I am opposed to any government aid to schools run by religious groups.10317.5
2) While I believe in the separation of church and state, I think it would be allright to provide government funds for some non-religious services and programs in schools run by religious groups.12120.5
3) The question of the separation of church and state does not really bother me, and I am in favor of some government aid to schools run by religious groups.14825.1
4) Schools run by religious groups play an important role in American society and are entitled to receive full government aid, just as the public schools do.20334.4
5) Not sure152.5
Missing2 
TOTAL590100.0
92) The following is something for which the government might provide funds to elementary and high schools run by religious groups. Would you tell me whether you would favor or oppose government funds for this purpose: Provide school bus service (FAVBUS)
TOTAL%
1) Favor44675.5
2) Oppose13222.3
3) Not sure132.2
Missing1 
TOTAL591100.0
93) The following is something for which the government might provide funds to elementary and high schools run by religious groups. Would you tell me whether you would favor or oppose government funds for this purpose: Furnish textbooks for non-religious subjects (FAVBOOKS)
TOTAL%
1) Favor45977.8
2) Oppose11419.3
3) Not sure172.9
Missing2 
TOTAL590100.0
94) The following is something for which the government might provide funds to elementary and high schools run by religious groups. Would you tell me whether you would favor or oppose government funds for this purpose: Provide auxiliary services such as health services and special services for mentally and physically handicapped children (FAVHLTH)
TOTAL%
1) Favor48982.9
2) Oppose7713.1
3) Not sure244.1
Missing2 
TOTAL590100.0
95) The following is something for which the government might provide funds to elementary and high schools run by religious groups. Would you tell me whether you would favor or oppose government funds for this purpose: Provide science and laboratory equipment (FAVLAB)
TOTAL%
1) Favor42371.7
2) Oppose14123.9
3) Not sure264.4
Missing2 
TOTAL590100.0
96) The following is something for which the government might provide funds to elementary and high schools run by religious groups. Would you tell me whether you would favor or oppose government funds for this purpose: Provide funds for buildings (FAVBLDGS)
TOTAL%
1) Favor29550.3
2) Oppose24541.8
3) Not sure467.8
Missing6 
TOTAL586100.0
97) The following is something for which the government might provide funds to elementary and high schools run by religious groups. Would you tell me whether you would favor or oppose government funds for this purpose: Provide public school teachers for remedial subjects (FAVTCHRS)
TOTAL%
1) Favor40068.1
2) Oppose15526.4
3) Not sure325.5
Missing5 
TOTAL587100.0
98) The following is something for which the government might provide funds to elementary and high schools run by religious groups. Would you tell me whether you would favor or oppose government funds for this purpose: Pay part of the salary of any qualified teacher, religious or lay, who is teaching non-religious subjects (FAVSALRY)
TOTAL%
1) Favor36461.7
2) Oppose19633.2
3) Not sure305.1
Missing2 
TOTAL590100.0
99) If Catholic schools in this area had to close some grades, which ones do you feel should be closed first? (CLSGRADE)
TOTAL%
1) Elementary school (grades 1-6, ages 6-12)10525.9
2) Junior high school (grades 7-8, ages 13-14)6716.5
3) High school (grades 9-12, ages 15-18)19848.8
4) Not sure368.9
Missing186 
TOTAL406100.0
100) At what grade level do you feel present CCD programs are most likely to be as worthwhile as the religious education a child receives at a Catholic school? (CCDGRADE)
TOTAL%
1) Elementary school (grades 1-6, ages 6-12)18846.2
2) Junior high school (grades 7-8, ages 13-14)9222.6
3) High school (grades 9-12, ages 15-18)7117.4
4) All grades (vol.)245.9
5) No grades (vol.)143.4
6) Not sure184.4
Missing185 
TOTAL407100.0
101) At what grade level do you feel it is most important to have priests, sisters, or brothers as teachers in Catholic schools? (PRSTGRAD)
TOTAL%
1) Elementary school (grades 1-6, ages 6-12)22055.3
2) Junior high school (grades 7-8, ages 13-14)5513.8
3) High school (grades 9-12, ages 15-18)9824.6
4) Not sure256.3
Missing194 
TOTAL398100.0
102) Right now, most teachers in Catholic schools in this archdiocese are religious-- sisters, brothers, or priests. Suppose the situation were to change so that most of the teachers would be lay teachers rather than sisters, brothers, or priests. Do you think if this happened that: (CHNGSCHL)
TOTAL%
1) More Catholic parents would want to send their children to Catholic schools.276.6
2) Fewer Catholic parents would want to send their children to Catholic schools.16340.0
3) About the same number of Catholic parents as now would want to send their children to Catholic schools.20349.8
4) Not sure153.7
Missing184 
TOTAL408100.0
103) Right now, most teachers in Catholic schools in this archdiocese are religious-- sisters, brothers, or priests. Suppose the situation were to change so that most of the teachers would be lay teachers rather than sisters, brothers, or priests. Do you think if this happened that: (CHNGPAY)
TOTAL%
1) Catholics would be more willing to contribute to the parish or pay tuition to help support the Catholic schools.4410.8
2) Catholics would be less willing to contribute to the parish or pay tuition to help support the Catholic schools.15538.1
3) It would not make any difference one way or the other in how willing Catholics were to contribute to the parish or pay tuition to help support the Catholic schools.18745.9
4) Not sure215.2
Missing185 
TOTAL407100.0
104) Right now, most teachers in Catholic schools in this archdiocese are religious-- sisters, brothers, or priests. Suppose the situation were to change so that most of the teachers would be lay teachers rather than sisters, brothers, or priests. Do you think if this happened that: (CHNGTRNG)
TOTAL%
1) Religious training in Catholic schools would improve.328.0
2) Religious training in Catholic schools would get worse.15438.3
3) Religious training in Catholic schools would remain the same.19247.8
4) Not sure246.0
Missing190 
TOTAL402100.0
105) Right now, most teachers in Catholic schools in this archdiocese are religious-- sisters, brothers, or priests. Suppose the situation were to change so that most of the teachers would be lay teachers rather than sisters, brothers, or priests. Do you think if this happened that: (CHNGQUAL)
TOTAL%
1) The quality of teaching in Catholic schools would improve.8921.8
2) The quality of teaching in Catholic schools would get worse.7418.1
3) The quality of teaching in Catholic schools would remain the same.21753.2
4) Not sure286.9
Missing184 
TOTAL408100.0
106) I'd like to read you some other statements people have made about the Catholic Church. For the following, would you tell me whether you personally agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly?- The parish members should have more influence in the running of the parish schools than they do now. (DISMEMBR)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly11026.8
2) Agree somewhat12630.7
3) Disagree somewhat9723.7
4) Disagree strongly6114.9
5) Not sure163.9
Missing182 
TOTAL410100.0
107) I'd like to read you some other statements people have made about the Catholic Church. For the following, would you tell me whether you personally agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly?- The financial support of Catholic schools is the duty of all Catholics, whether or not they have children in Catholic schools. (DISMONY)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly18444.9
2) Agree somewhat9422.9
3) Disagree somewhat5914.4
4) Disagree strongly6215.1
5) Not sure112.7
Missing182 
TOTAL410100.0
108) I'd like to read you some other statements people have made about the Catholic Church. For the following, would you tell me whether you personally agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly?- In the long run, Catholics who go to public schools turn out to be just as good Catholics as those who attend parochial schools. (DISPUBLC)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly21352.0
2) Agree somewhat9924.1
3) Disagree somewhat6014.6
4) Disagree strongly235.6
5) Not sure153.7
Missing182 
TOTAL410100.0
109) Now I want to ask you about some things that have been talked about as far as Catholic schools are concerned. For the following, tell me which statement best describes how you feel about the plan.- Catholic schools in your community would be gradually closed. The money saved would be used to set up Religious Education Centers-- staffed by full-time sisters and lay people specially trained in religious education. (DESRELED)
TOTAL%
1) I am in favor of this plan.8420.5
2) It sounds like it might be a good plan, but I would need more information before making a decision.15938.8
3) It sounds like it might be a bad plan, but I would need more information before making a decision.5012.2
4) I am opposed to this plan.10325.1
5) 143.4
Missing182 
TOTAL410100.0
110) Now I want to ask you about some things that have been talked about as far as Catholic schools are concerned. For the following, tell me which statement best describes how you feel about the plan.- Sisters would be assigned to poor parishes even if this means that other parishes, would have to hire more lay teachers. (DESSISTR)
TOTAL%
1) I am in favor of this plan.11026.8
2) It sounds like it might be a good plan, but I would need more information before making a decision.11528.0
3) It sounds like it might be a bad plan, but I would need more information before making a decision.5413.2
4) I am opposed to this plan.9924.1
5) 327.8
Missing182 
TOTAL410100.0
111) Now I want to ask you about some things that have been talked about as far as Catholic schools are concerned. For the following, tell me which statement best describes how you feel about the plan.- Increase the number of Catholic schools so that all Catholic children can attend Catholic schools if they wish. (DESSCHLS)
TOTAL%
1) I am in favor of this plan.17442.5
2) It sounds like it might be a good plan, but I would need more information before making a decision.8621.0
3) It sounds like it might be a bad plan, but I would need more information before making a decision.286.8
4) I am opposed to this plan.10124.7
5) 204.9
Missing183 
TOTAL409100.0
112) Now I want to ask you about some things that have been talked about as far as Catholic schools are concerned. For the following, tell me which statement best describes how you feel about the plan.- Gradually close Catholic schools in suburban, middle-class parishes. Use some of the money and staff saved to build a strong and effective religious education program. Use the balance of the money and sisters to staff Catholic educational programs in inner-city, ghetto areas. (DESCITY)
TOTAL%
1) I am in favor of this plan.7317.8
2) It sounds like it might be a good plan, but I would need more information before making a decision.10525.7
3) It sounds like it might be a bad plan, but I would need more information before making a decision.4711.5
4) I am opposed to this plan.15237.2
5) 327.8
Missing183 
TOTAL409100.0
113) Now I want to ask you about some things that have been talked about as far as Catholic schools are concerned. For the following, tell me which statement best describes how you feel about the plan.- Work with members of other religions to set up a classroom building next to a public high school. Students could then take religious education courses, taught by members of their own religion in the separate building, as part of their regular high school schedules. (DESCLASS)
TOTAL%
1) I am in favor of this plan.19933.8
2) It sounds like it might be a good plan, but I would need more information before making a decision.17930.4
3) It sounds like it might be a bad plan, but I would need more information before making a decision.467.8
4) I am opposed to this plan.14123.9
5) 244.1
Missing3 
TOTAL589100.0
114) Now I want to ask you about some things that have been talked about as far as Catholic schools are concerned. For the following, tell me which statement best describes how you feel about the plan.- When the schools are close enough together, have students enroll in both Catholic and public schools. Under this plan they would take some of their courses in a nearby public school (such as mathematics, science, physical education, industrial arts) and the rest of their courses (such as religion, social studies) in a nearby Catholic school. (DESBOTH)
TOTAL%
1) I am in favor of this plan.12831.3
2) It sounds like it might be a good plan, but I would need more information before making a decision.10726.2
3) It sounds like it might be a bad plan, but I would need more information before making a decision.358.6
4) I am opposed to this plan.12330.1
5) 163.9
Missing183 
TOTAL409100.0
115) Now I want to ask you about some things that have been talked about as far as Catholic schools are concerned. For the following, tell me which statement best describes how you feel about the plan.- Since parents are responsible for the religious education of their children, the Church should make a major investment in adult religious education programs, even if this means a cutback in school programs for children. (DESADULT)
TOTAL%
1) I am in favor of this plan.5212.7
2) It sounds like it might be a good plan, but I would need more information before making a decision.5914.5
3) It sounds like it might be a bad plan, but I would need more information before making a decision.4110.0
4) I am opposed to this plan.23457.4
5) 225.4
Missing184 
TOTAL408100.0
116) Are you single, married, or what? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Single172.9
2) Married51687.6
3) Widowed325.4
4) Separated50.8
5) Divorced193.2
Missing3 
TOTAL589100.0
117) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED, WIDOWED, SEPARATED, OR DIVORCED: How many children do you have? -Total (CHILDREN)
TOTAL%
1) None406.9
2) One7212.4
3) Two14124.4
4) Three10718.5
5) Four9316.1
6) Five579.8
7) Six284.8
8) Seven162.8
9) Eight122.1
10) More than eight132.2
Missing13 
TOTAL579100.0
118) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN: How many of your children are boys? (KIDBOYS)
TOTAL%
1) One20443.9
2) Two13729.5
3) Three6313.5
4) Four367.7
5) Five112.4
6) Six71.5
7) Seven61.3
9) More than eight10.2
Missing127 
TOTAL465100.0
119) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN: How many of your children are girls? (KIDGIRLS)
TOTAL%
1) One18541.7
2) Two13831.1
3) Three7116.0
4) Four357.9
5) Five102.3
6) Six51.1
Missing148 
TOTAL444100.0
120) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN: Are any of your children between the ages of 6 and 12? (KIDS612)
TOTAL%
1) Have children between 6 and 1233061.2
2) Have no children between 6 and 1220938.8
Missing53 
TOTAL539100.0
121) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN BETWEEN THE AGES OF 6 AND 12: Do any of these children attend Catholic school? (CATH612)
TOTAL%
1) Attend Catholic school10139.3
2) Do not attend Catholic school15660.7
Missing335 
TOTAL257100.0
122) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN BETWEEN THE AGES OF 6 AND 12: Do any of these children attend public school? (PUB612)
TOTAL%
1) Attend public school18169.9
2) Do not attend public school7830.1
Missing333 
TOTAL259100.0
123) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN BETWEEN THE AGES OF 6 AND 12: Do any of these children regularly attend some type of formal religious training program like Sunday school, CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine), Bible school, or Hebrew school? (CCD612)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, children regularly attend21362.3
2) No, children do not regularly attend12937.7
Missing250 
TOTAL342100.0
124) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN: Are any of your children 13 or 14 years old? (KIDS1314)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, children 13 or 14 years old17733.3
2) No, no children 13 or 14 years old35466.7
Missing61 
TOTAL531100.0
125) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN WHO ARE 13 OR 14 YEARS OLD: Do any of these children attend Catholic school? (CATH1314)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, children attend Catholic school4732.4
2) No, children do not attend Catholic school9867.6
Missing447 
TOTAL145100.0
126) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN WHO ARE 13 OR 14 YEARS OLD: Do any of these children attend public school? (PUB1314)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, children attend public school9565.5
2) No, no children attend public school5034.5
Missing447 
TOTAL145100.0
127) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN WHO ARE 13 OR 14 YEARS OLD: Do any of these children regularly attend some type of formal religious training program like Sunday school, CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine), Bible school, or Hebrew school? (CCD1314)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, children regularly attend10155.8
2) No, children do not regularly attend8044.2
Missing411 
TOTAL181100.0
128) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN: Are any of your children between the ages of 15 and 18 years old? (KIDS1518)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, children 15 to 18 years old20639.7
2) No, no children 15 to 18 years old31360.3
Missing73 
TOTAL519100.0
129) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN WHO ARE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 15 AND 18 YEARS OLD: Do any of these children attend Catholic school? (CATH1518)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, children attend Catholic school5030.1
2) No, children do not attend Catholic school11669.9
Missing426 
TOTAL166100.0
130) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN WHO ARE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 15 AND 18 YEARS OLD: Do any of these children attend public school? (PUB1518)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, children attend public school10665.0
2) No, no children attend public school5735.0
Missing429 
TOTAL163100.0
131) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN WHO ARE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 15 AND 18 YEARS OLD: Do any of these children regularly attend some type of formal religious training program like Sunday school, CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine), Bible school, or Hebrew school? (CCD1518)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, children regularly attend8844.2
2) No, children do not regularly attend11155.8
Missing393 
TOTAL199100.0
132) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN BETWEEN THE AGES OF 6 AND 12 WHO REGULARLY ATTEND SOME TYPE OF FORMAL RELIGIOUS TRAINING PROGRAM LIKE SUNDAY SCHOOL, CCD (CONFRATERNITY OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE), BIBLE SCHOOL, OR HEBREW SCHOOL: Generally how would you rate the quality of the Sunday school or CCD program for your children who are between 6 and 12 years of age? Would you say it is excellent, pretty good, only fair, or poor? (QUAL612)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent7431.6
2) Pretty good8536.3
3) Only fair4820.5
4) Poor125.1
5) Not sure156.4
Missing358 
TOTAL234100.0
133) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN BETWEEN THE AGES OF 13 AND 18 WHO REGULARLY ATTEND SOME TYPE OF FORMAL RELIGIOUS TRAINING PROGRAM LIKE SUNDAY SCHOOL, CCD (CONFRATERNITY OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE), BIBLE SCHOOL, OR HEBREW SCHOOL: Generally how would you rate the quality of the Sunday school or CCD program for your children who are between 13 and 18 years of age? Would you say it is excellent, pretty good, only fair, or poor? (QUAL1318)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent3522.3
2) Pretty good6138.9
3) Only fair3019.1
4) Poor2012.7
5) Not sure117.0
Missing435 
TOTAL157100.0
134) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN WHO REGULARLY ATTEND SOME TYPE OF FORMAL RELIGIOUS TRAINING PROGRAM LIKE SUNDAY SCHOOL, CCD (CONFRATERNITY OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE), BIBLE SCHOOL, OR HEBREW SCHOOL: Do you think that Sunday school and CCD programs should teach sex education or not? (SEXEDCCD)
TOTAL%
1) Should teach sex education13249.8
2) Should not teach sex education10138.1
3) Not sure3212.1
Missing327 
TOTAL265100.0
135) Were all four of your grandparents born in the United States? (GPARENTS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19233.6
2) No37966.4
Missing21 
TOTAL571100.0
136) Is the head of the household an hourly worker, salaried, or self-employed? (HHOLDPAY)
TOTAL%
1) Hourly wage worker16528.6
2) Salaried24542.5
3) Self-employed8414.6
4) Retired518.8
5) Student10.2
6) Military service71.2
7) Housewife152.6
8) Unemployed30.5
9) Other (specify)61.0
Missing15 
TOTAL577100.0
137) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE EMPLOYED OR RETIRED (NOT INCLUDING MILITARY)) What type of work does (did, if retired) the head of the household do? (TYPEWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Professional (doctor, lawyer, teacher, clergy, etc.)6912.9
2) Executive, managerial, proprietor (president, vice president, or other officer, owner, etc.)6512.1
3) Creative and communications (artist, writer, radio-TV, newspapers, magazines, etc.)132.4
4) Sales (retail sales or retail store owner)193.5
5) All other sales163.0
6) White-collar or Civil Service (clerical, administrative, supervisor, etc.)499.1
7) Transportation (train, car, bus, plane)112.1
8) Service (hotel, restaurant, repairs, etc.)244.5
9) Skilled labor, craftsman, foreman (carpenter, checker, machinist, tool-die worker, welder, etc.)17031.7
10) Semi- and unskilled labor (porter, sweeper, stock boy, chambermaid, farmhand, etc.)234.3
11) Farmer61.1
12) Other (specify)7113.2
Missing56 
TOTAL536100.0
138) ASKED OF WOMEN, OR IF INTERVIEWEE IS MARRIED MALE, ASK ABOUT WIFE: Do you/does your wife work? (WIFEWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Self/Wife works17433.2
2) Self/Wife does not work35066.8
Missing68 
TOTAL524100.0
139) ASKED OF WOMEN WHO WORK, OR IF INTERVIEWEE IS MARRIED MALE, ASKED ABOUT WORKING WIFE: Is your (her) job full time or part time? (WIFEPTFT)
TOTAL%
1) Full time9049.2
2) Part time9350.8
Missing409 
TOTAL183100.0
140) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Under 2150.9
2) 21-24203.4
3) 25-295910.1
4) 30-346711.5
5) 35-3910317.7
6) 40-448614.8
7) 45-5414224.4
8) 55-646210.6
9) 65 or older396.7
Missing9 
TOTAL583100.0
141) What is the last grade of school you attended? (LASTGRDE)
TOTAL%
1) Eighth grade or less5910.1
2) Some high school9215.7
3) High school graduate23740.4
4) Some college6711.4
5) Two-year college graduate (junior college, community college, etc.)427.2
6) Four-year college graduate569.6
7) LLB (Bachelor of Law)30.5
8) Master's degree223.8
9) Doctoral Degree81.4
Missing6 
TOTAL586100.0
142) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: What is the last grade of school your (wife/husband) attended? (SPSGRADE)
TOTAL%
1) Eighth grade or less5310.2
2) Some high school7714.8
3) High school graduate21641.4
4) Some college448.4
5) Two-year college graduate (junior college, community college, etc.)356.7
6) Four-year college graduate5310.2
7) LLB (Bachelor of Law)142.7
8) Master's degree183.4
9) Doctoral Degree122.3
Missing70 
TOTAL522100.0
143) Did you attend a Catholic elementary school? (IF YES) For how many years did you attend a Catholic elementary school? (CATHELEM)
TOTAL%
1) Never attended21954.2
2) One year51.2
3) Two years71.7
4) Three years41.0
5) Four years92.2
6) Five years92.2
7) Six years112.7
8) Seven years133.2
9) Eight years12631.2
10) Not sure10.2
Missing188 
TOTAL404100.0
144) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE HAD AT LEAST SOME HIGH SCHOOL: Did you attend a Catholic high school? (IF YES) For how many years? (CATHHIGH)
TOTAL%
1) Never attended28375.9
2) One year82.1
3) Two years154.0
4) Three years20.5
5) Four years6517.4
Missing219 
TOTAL373100.0
145) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE HAD AT LEAST SOME COLLEGE: Did you attend a Catholic college or university? (IF YES) For how many years? (CATHUNIV)
TOTAL%
1) Never attended19286.9
2) One year20.9
3) Two years62.7
4) Three years52.3
5) Four years146.3
6) More than four years20.9
Missing371 
TOTAL221100.0
146) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED AND WHOSE SPOUSE IS ALSO CATHOLIC: Did your (wife/husband) attend a Catholic elementary school? (IF YES) For how many years? (SPSELEM)
TOTAL%
1) Never attended25661.1
2) One year61.4
3) Two years61.4
4) Three years51.2
5) Four years122.9
6) Five years30.7
7) Six years92.1
8) Seven years71.7
9) Eight years11126.5
10) Not sure41.0
Missing173 
TOTAL419100.0
147) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED AND WHOSE SPOUSE IS ALSO CATHOLIC AND HAS HAD AT LEAST SOME HIGH SCHOOL: Did your (wife/husband) attend a Catholic high school? (IF YES) For how many years? (SPSHIGH)
TOTAL%
1) Never attended32082.9
2) One year41.0
3) Two years51.3
4) Three years61.6
5) Four years5113.2
Missing206 
TOTAL386100.0
148) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED AND WHOSE SPOUSE IS ALSO CATHOLIC AND HAS HAD AT LEAST SOME COLLEGE: Did your (wife/husband) attend a Catholic college or university? (IF YES) For how many years? (SPSCOLL)
TOTAL%
1) Never attended21987.3
2) One year31.2
3) Two years62.4
4) Three years20.8
5) Four years187.2
6) More than four years31.2
Missing341 
TOTAL251100.0
149) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN: Do you have children who are too young to be in school? (YOUNGKID)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, have children too young to be in school19536.6
2) No, do not have children that are too young to be in school33863.4
Missing59 
TOTAL533100.0
150) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN WHO ARE TOO YOUNG TO BE IN SCHOOL: To what type of elementary school do you think you will send your child(ren)? (YOUNGELM)
TOTAL%
1) Public school15070.8
2) Catholic school4521.2
3) Private non-Catholic school52.4
4) Not sure125.7
Missing380 
TOTAL212100.0
151) Does your parish have a Catholic elementary school or not? (PARCATHE)
TOTAL%
1) Has a Catholic elementary school19447.5
2) No Catholic elementary school21051.5
3) Not sure41.0
Missing184 
TOTAL408100.0
152) Does your parish have a Catholic high school? (PARCATHH)
TOTAL%
1) Has a Catholic high school4511.3
2) No Catholic high school35288.0
3) Not sure30.8
Missing192 
TOTAL400100.0
153) About how often do you go to Mass? (OFTNMASS)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week6210.6
2) Once a week27446.8
3) One to three times a month8915.2
4) Once every few months488.2
5) A couple of times a year6010.2
6) Almost never508.5
7) Not sure30.5
Missing6 
TOTAL586100.0
154) About how often do you receive Holy Communion? (OFTNCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week123.0
2) Once a week10526.4
3) One to three times a month10325.9
4) Once every few months5914.8
5) A couple of times a year6516.3
6) Almost never4711.8
7) Not sure71.8
Missing194 
TOTAL398100.0
155) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: How often does your (wife/husband) go to (Mass, church, temple)? (SPSMASS)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week5210.4
2) Once a week23246.4
3) One to three times a month6412.8
4) Once every few months418.2
5) A couple of times a year397.8
6) Almost never6513.0
7) Not sure71.4
Missing92 
TOTAL500100.0
156) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED AND WHOSE SPOUSE IS CATHOLIC: About how often does your (wife/husband) receive Holy Communion? (SPSCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week153.9
2) Once a week8822.9
3) One to three times a month9324.2
4) Once every few months5614.6
5) A couple of times a year5514.3
6) Almost never6015.6
7) Not sure174.4
Missing208 
TOTAL384100.0
157) Were you raised as a Catholic? (RAISCATH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, raised as a Catholic53391.4
2) No, not raised as a Catholic508.6
Missing9 
TOTAL583100.0
158) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT WERE NOT RAISED AS A CATHOLIC: How old were you when you became a Catholic? (WHENCATH)
TOTAL%
1) Under 158063.5
2) 15-201814.3
3) 21-241411.1
4) 25-2975.6
5) 30-3421.6
6) 35-3932.4
9) 55-6421.6
Missing466 
TOTAL126100.0
159) How long have you lived in this town (neighborhood)? (LONGLIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Under one year355.9
2) 1-3 years8814.9
3) 4-5 years5910.0
4) 6-10 years7813.2
5) More than 10 years22137.5
6) All my life10818.3
Missing3 
TOTAL589100.0
160) In the next couple of years are you definitely planning to move out of this town (neighborhood), do you think that you might move or are you definitely planning to stay in this town (neighborhood)? (FUTRMOVE)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely planning to move488.2
2) Might move7112.1
3) Definitely stay44976.5
4) Not sure193.2
Missing5 
TOTAL587100.0
161) Regardless of how you may vote, what do you usually consider yourself-- a Republican, a Democrat, or what? (POLITID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican11419.8
2) Democrat22539.1
3) Independent22839.7
4) Other (specify)20.3
5) Not sure61.0
Missing17 
TOTAL575100.0
162) Generally, on most issues would you say you are conservative, middle of the road, liberal, or radical? (IDEOLOGY)
TOTAL%
1) Conservative20735.2
2) Middle of the road21536.6
3) Liberal12921.9
4) Radical91.5
5) Not sure284.8
Missing4 
TOTAL588100.0
163) For statistical purposes only, we need to know your total family income for 1968. Please tell me which category best represents all the money the members of this household either earned or received from salary or wages or other sources, such as pensions, stocks and bonds, real estate, and other investments, in 1968 before taxes? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Under $3,000254.3
2) $3,000 to 4,999315.4
3) $5,000 to 6,9997813.5
4) $7,000 to 9,99915927.5
5) $10,000 to 14,99917730.6
6) $15,000 to 19,9996911.9
7) $20,000 to 24,999244.1
8) $25,000 and over162.8
Missing13 
TOTAL579100.0
164) Do you own or rent this (apartment/home)? (OWNHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Own apartment325.5
2) Rent apartment6911.9
3) Own house45978.9
4) Rent house223.8
Missing10 
TOTAL582100.0
165) THIS MEASURE WAS RECORDED BY INTERVIEWER AND WAS NOT ASKED: Race or ethnic group (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White56497.2
2) Negro111.9
3) Puerto Rican40.7
6) Other10.2
Missing12 
TOTAL580100.0
166) I-MARITAL: Are you single, married, or what? (For use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Single172.9
2) Married51687.6
3) Widowed325.4
4) Separated50.8
5) Divorced193.2
Missing3 
TOTAL589100.0
167) I-AGE: What is your age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) Under 2150.9
1) 21-297913.6
2) 30-4425643.9
3) 45-6420435.0
4) 65 +396.7
Missing9 
TOTAL583100.0
168) I-LASTGRDE: What is the last grade of school you attended? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-LASTGRDE)
TOTAL%
0) Less HS15125.8
1) HS grad23740.4
2) Some coll10918.6
3) Coll grad5910.1
4) Grad degr305.1
Missing6 
TOTAL586100.0
169) I-POLITID: Regardless of how you may vote, what do you usually consider yourself-- a Republican, a Democrat, or what? (For use with online analysis) (I-POLITID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican11419.8
2) Democrat22539.1
3) Independent22839.7
4) Other (specify)20.3
5) Not sure61.0
Missing17 
TOTAL575100.0
170) I-INCOME: For statistical purposes only, we need to know your total family income for 1968. Please tell me which category best represents all the money the members of this household either earned or received from salary or wages or other sources, such as pensions, stocks and bonds, real estate, and other investments, in 1968 before taxes? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
0) < $5K569.7
1) $5K-$9,99923740.9
2) $10K-<20K24642.5
3) $20K +406.9
Missing13 
TOTAL579100.0