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PILLOK from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
Do you strongly agree, agree, or strongly disagree that methods of birth control should be available to teenagers between the ages of fourteen and sixteen if their parents do not approve? (PILLOK)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable1,90853.6
1) Strongly agree36010.1
2) Agree52614.8
3) Disagree36510.3
4) Strongly disagree36610.3
8) Dont know290.8
9) No answer50.1
TOTAL3559100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


PILLOKY from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree that methods of birth control should be available to teenagers between the ages of fourteen and sixteen if their parents do not approve? (PILLOKY)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable2,87880.9
1) Strongly agree1464.1
2) Agree2166.1
3) Disagree1664.7
4) Strongly disagree1403.9
8) Dont know120.3
9) No answer10.0
TOTAL3559100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


PILLOK from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
Do you strongly agree, agree, or strongly disagree that methods of birth control should be available to teenagers between the ages of fourteen and sixteen if their parents do not approve? (PILLOK)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable1,60532.7
1) Strongly agree74915.3
2) Agree1,08622.2
3) Disagree79516.2
4) Strongly disagree60212.3
8) Dont know581.2
9) No answer60.1
TOTAL4901100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


PILLOK from General Social Survey, 2002
Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree that methods of birth control should be available to teenagers between the ages of 14 and 16 if their parents do not approve? (PILLOK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree27430.2
2) Agree23826.2
3) Disagree17519.3
4) Strongly disagree20122.1
8) Dont know192.1
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL908100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


PILLOK from General Social Survey, 2004
Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree that methods of birth control should be available to teenagers between the ages of 14 and 16 if their parents do not approve? (PILLOK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree22024.3
2) Agree27330.1
3) Disagree21123.3
4) Strongly disagree18120.0
8) Dont know212.3
TOTAL906100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


PILLOK from General Social Survey, 2006
Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree that methods of birth control should be available to teenagers between the ages of 14 and 16 if their parents do not approve? (PILLOK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree50225.2
2) Agree56828.5
3) Disagree47723.9
4) Strongly disagree40920.5
8) Dont know331.7
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1992100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


NOBIRTH1 from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010
Agree/Disagree: Birth control advice and supplies should be available to all young people whatever their age. (85) (NOBIRTH1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK162.9
0) Disagree20537.3
1) Agree32959.8
TOTAL550100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


NOBIRTH2 from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010
For/Against: What about having birth control counseling and supplies available to teenagers in the public schools? (88, 98, 00, 02) (NOBIRTH2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK742.8
0) Disagree68926.2
1) Agree1,86671.0
TOTAL2629100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


TVADS from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010
For/Against: What about allowing advertisements for birth control to be shown on television? (87) (TVADS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK203.1
0) Against14222.0
1) For48374.9
TOTAL645100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


PILLOKAY from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010
Agree/Disagree: A woman over the age of 18 should be able to buy emergency contraception over the counter. (Meaning, the morning-after-pill, taken to prevent a possible pregnancy.) (07) (PILLOKAY)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK406.1
0) Disagree10115.4
1) Agree51578.5
TOTAL656100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


PILLOK from General Social Survey, 2000
Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree that methods of birth control should be available to teenagers between the ages of 14 and 16 if their parents do not approve? (PILLOK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree52528.0
2) Agree56029.8
3) Disagree36219.3
4) Strongly disagree37920.2
8) Dont know452.4
9) No answer60.3
TOTAL1877100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


BCONTROL from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996
Now, I am going to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. -- Allowing public schools to provide students with information on birth control methods (BCONTROL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor1,55537.2
2) Favor1,63639.1
3) Oppose52312.5
4) Strongly oppose3708.9
5) Dont know952.3
TOTAL4,179100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


PILLOK from General Social Survey, 1990
Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree that methods of birth control should be available to teenagers between the ages of 14 and 16 if their parents do not approve? (PILLOK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree25127.0
2) Agree28630.8
3) Disagree21022.6
4) Strongly disagree14415.5
8) Dont know363.9
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL928100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


PILLOK from General Social Survey, 1996
Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree that methods of birth control should be available to teenagers between the ages of 14 and 16 if their parents do not approve? (PILLOK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree56428.8
2) Agree58729.9
3) Disagree39620.2
4) Strongly disagree35218.0
8) Dont know572.9
9) No answer40.2
TOTAL1960100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


PILLOK from General Social Survey, 1988
Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree that methods of birth control should be available to teenagers between the ages of 14 and 16 if their parents do not approve? (PILLOK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree26626.9
2) Agree28729.0
3) Disagree22022.3
4) Strongly disagree16917.1
8) Dont know454.6
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL988100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


PILLOK from General Social Survey, 1991
Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree that methods of birth control should be available to teenagers between the ages of 14 and 16 if their parents do not approve? (PILLOK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree27727.1
2) Agree34333.5
3) Disagree20219.7
4) Strongly disagree17417.0
8) Dont know272.6
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1024100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


SI5BRTHC from State of Disunion Survey, 1996
Now I want you to consider a series of opinions on a variety of issues. Please consider the following statements and tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. E. Methods of birth control should be available to teenagers even if their parents do not approve. (SI5BRTHC)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree33918.6
2) Mostly agree67537.1
3) Mostly disagree36920.3
4) Completely disagree33518.4
5) Dont know1015.6
TOTAL1819100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


PILLOK from General Social Survey, 1998
Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree that methods of birth control should be available to teenagers between the ages of 14 and 16 if their parents do not approve? (PILLOK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree48826.1
2) Agree55229.5
3) Disagree38020.3
4) Strongly disagree38120.4
8) Dont know673.6
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1871100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


REFPILL from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006
Should pharmacists who personally oppose birth control for religious reasons be able to refuse to sell birth control pills to women who have a prescription for them, or shouldnt pharmacists be able to refuse to sell birth control pills? (REFPILL)
TOTAL%
1) Should be able to refuse to sell birth control pills32816.4
2) Should not be able to refuse to sell birth control pills1,60980.3
9) Dont know/Refused663.3
TOTAL2,003100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


VIEWBRTH from News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005
Do you favor or oppose allowing public schools to provide students with information on birth control methods? (VIEWBRTH)
TOTAL%
1) Favor2,10578.1
2) Oppose48918.1
9) Dont know/Refused1013.7
TOTAL2,695100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


ABCAVAIL from Life Choices, 1990
Now I want you to consider a series of opinions on a variety of issues. Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each statement. G. Methods of birth control should be available to teenagers even if their parents do not approve. (ABCAVAIL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree41719.8
2) Agree93444.4
3) Disagree47922.8
4) Strongly disagree27513.1
TOTAL2105100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Other
Mode:In-Person


PILLOK from General Social Survey, 1994
Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree that methods of birth control should be available to teenagers between the ages of 14 and 16 if their parents do not approve? (PILLOK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree51926.3
2) Agree58329.5
3) Disagree41521.0
4) Strongly disagree40020.2
8) Dont know502.5
9) No answer100.5
TOTAL1977100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


PILLOK from General Social Survey, 1993
Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree that methods of birth control should be available to teenagers between the ages of fourteen and sixteen if their parents do not approve? (PILLOK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree27925.8
2) Agree32530.1
3) Disagree24222.4
4) Strongly disagree19117.7
8) Dont know363.3
9) No answer70.6
TOTAL1080100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


BIRTHCON from Middletown Area Study, 1990
Do you believe birth control information and methods should be made readily available to teen-agers? (BIRTHCON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33981.7
2) No5212.5
3) Not sure245.8
TOTAL415100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


CONTRA from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q12f. By your best guess, how would your current place of worship feel about each of the following behaviors? Use of contraception (CONTRA)
TOTAL%
1) Forbids20917.4
2) Strongly discourages13010.8
3) Somewhat discourages1058.7
4) Encourages16713.9
5) Isnt concerned32427.0
8) Dont know26722.2
Missing446 
TOTAL1,202100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


CONTWRNG from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1987
I will read eight items and after each, please tell me if it has strengthened your commitment to the Catholic Church, weakened it, or had no effect one way or the other. -- The Churchs teaching that artificial contraception is morally wrong. (CONTWRNG)
TOTAL%
1) Strengthened19113.2
2) Weakened50434.8
3) No Effect62743.3
4) Dont know /Refused1278.8
TOTAL1,449100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q4S from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.
IF CONVERT RAISED CATHOLIC: You were unhappy about the Churchs teachings about birth control. Is this an important reason you are no longer (FRMREL), or not? (Q4S)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, important reason28537.7
2) No, not an important reason45860.7
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.)121.6
TOTAL755100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q5S from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.
IF Q4S=1, ASK: And would you say that the Church was too strict and conservative about birth control, or the church was too relaxed and liberal about birth control? (Q5S)
TOTAL%
1) Too strict and conservative about birth control27395.8
2) Too relaxed and liberal about birth control82.8
3) Neither/both equally/other (Vol.)20.7
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.)20.7
TOTAL285100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


INFBRTH1 from Survey of Chicago Catholics, 2007
How much of an influence were the following factors in your decision to leave the Catholic Church? Birth control teaching (INFBRTH1)
TOTAL%
1) A lot3527.6
2) Some2721.3
3) Not much1915.0
4) None4636.2
Missing397 
TOTAL127100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


INFBRTH2 from Survey of Chicago Catholics, 2007
How much influence over decisions to leave the church does . . . have? Birth control teaching (INFBRTH2)
TOTAL%
1) A lot2114.7
2) Some3927.3
3) Not much2416.8
4) None5941.3
Missing381 
TOTAL143100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


BRTHCNTL from Harris 1979 ABC News Survey No.792113
ASKED OF THOSE WHOSE SAID THEIR RELIGION WAS PROTESTANT, JEWISH, OTHER, NONE, OR NOT SURE: Do you feel strongly opposed to the Catholic Churchs opposition to birth control, only somewhat opposed, or not opposed at all? (BRTHCNTL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly opposed33932.2
2) Only somewhat opposed24323.1
3) Not opposed at all39837.8
4) Not sure736.9
TOTAL1053100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q22A from Harris 1967 Survey on Catholics' View of their Church
As you know, the Church has under discussion possible changes in the rules about birth control. Do you think some kind of change should be made or not? (Q22A)
TOTAL%
1) Favor change71972.7
2) Oppose change16116.3
3) Not sure10911.0
TOTAL989100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


Q22B1 from Harris 1967 Survey on Catholics' View of their Church
(See q22a) Why do you feel this way? Any other reason? (OPEN-ENDED RESPONSE) We need effective ways of controlling birth/I feel that birth control is necessary (Q22B1)
TOTAL%
0) No81681.8
1) Yes18218.2
TOTAL998100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


Q22J from Harris 1967 Survey on Catholics' View of their Church
Do you favor or oppose the Catholic church allowing the use of birth control pills? (Q22J)
TOTAL%
1) Favor62163.4
2) Oppose22623.1
3) Not sure13313.6
TOTAL980100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


CONTWRNG from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1993
I will read five items and, after each, please tell me if it has strengthened your commitment to the Catholic Church, weakened your commitment to the Catholic Church, or had no effect one way or the other. If you dont know, tell me that. -- The Churchs teaching that artificial contraception is morally wrong. (CONTWRNG)
TOTAL%
1) Strengthened21711.8
2) Weakened61333.3
3) No Effect91349.6
4) Dont know/Refused965.2
TOTAL1,839100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


PASTBRTH from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963
Now we would like you to tell us how you think your pastor feels about a variety of things. We realize that this may be somewhat difficult for you to decide, but we ask you to do the best you can. For each of the following items, we would like you to decide whether your pastor approves or disapproves of it, or really has no preference either way. -- Artificial birth control (PASTBRTH)
TOTAL%
1) Approves86232.5
2) Disapproves58322.0
3) Doesnt care813.1
4) I really dont know1,12342.4
TOTAL2649100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


MORAL1 from ABC News the Pope & the Church, 2003
(CATHOLIC OVERSAMPLE) For each item I name, please tell me if you personally find it morally acceptable or morally unacceptable.- Birth control using the birth-control pill or condoms (MORAL1)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable1,17094.1
2) Unacceptable625.0
8) DK/No opinion110.9
Missing39 
TOTAL1,243100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


PILL from Lilly Survey of Attitudes and Social Networks
The pill is a morally acceptable form of birth control. (PILL)
TOTAL%
0) Refused70.3
1) Strongly agree1,26949.6
2) Moderately agree69427.1
3) Slightly agree1746.8
4) Neither agree nor disagree331.3
5) Slightly disagree401.6
6) Moderately disagree973.8
7) Strongly disagree1676.5
99) Dont know803.1
TOTAL2,561100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q22F from Harris 1967 Survey on Catholics' View of their Church
Do you personally favor or oppose the use of artificial birth control devices? (Q22F)
TOTAL%
1) Favor40441.1
2) Oppose44545.3
3) Not sure13413.6
TOTAL983100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


IFLBRTHC from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963
How do you feel about each of the following? -- Artificial birth control (IFLBRTHC)
TOTAL%
1) Approve1,97773.9
2) Disapprove39614.8
3) Dont really care1375.1
4) I really dont know1676.2
TOTAL2677100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


BC from Tulsa Oklahoma Area Science and Technology Survey, 1981
In your opinion, are birth control pills and other modern forms of contraception good or bad? (BC)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely bad206.5
2) I think it is bad.196.2
3) Unsure3110.1
4) I think it is good.9029.2
5) Definitely good14647.4
9) No response20.6
TOTAL308100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


GCYESBC from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1999
The following statements deal with what you think it takes to be a good Catholic. Please tell me 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 hierarchys teaching on birth control? (GCYESBC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3,27571.0
2) No1,18425.7
3) Dont know1322.9
4) Refused200.4
TOTAL4,611100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


GCTHBC from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 2005
The following statements deal with what you think it takes to be a good Catholic. Please tell me 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…B. Without obeying the Church hierarchys teaching on birth control? (GCTHBC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes65975.3
2) No21124.1
3) Dont know50.6
TOTAL875100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


BRTHOBEY from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1987
The following statements deal with what you think it takes to be a good Catholic. Please tell me if you think a person can be a good Catholic without performing these actions. -- Without obeying the Churchs teaching regarding birth control. (BRTHOBEY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes95966.2
2) No39427.2
3) Not sure /Refused956.6
TOTAL1,448100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


BRTHCTRL from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (Salt Lake City Sample)
Most of us probably feel that failure to live up to the Lords commandments will have an adverse effect on our standing in His eyes, but that weakness in some commandments might be more serious than weakness in others. By circling the appropriate numbers below, please indicate how serious you believe each of the following to be -- Using artificial birth control measures (BRTHCTRL)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious15016.8
2) Fairly serious13014.6
3) Not very serious25628.7
4) Scarcely matters at all27130.4
5) Cant decide859.5
TOTAL892100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


BRTHOBEY from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1993
The following statements deal with what you think it takes to be a good Catholic. Please tell me if you think a person can be a good Catholic without performing these actions. -- Without obeying the Churchs teaching regarding birth control. (BRTHOBEY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,34473.1
2) No44224.0
3) Not sure/Refused532.9
TOTAL1,839100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


BTHCNTRL from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963
Now looking at the following list of items, would you please indicate whether you think it will definitely prevent salvation, possibly prevent salvation, or probably has no influence on salvation. -- Practicing artificial birth control (BTHCNTRL)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely prevent salvation1646.2
2) May possibly prevent salvation38714.7
3) Probably has no influence on salvation2,07479.0
TOTAL2625100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


BRTHCTRL from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)
Most of us probably feel that failure to live up to the Lords commandments will have an adverse effect on our standing in His eyes, but that weakness in some commandments might be more serious than weakness in others. By circling the appropriate numbers below, please indicate how serious you believe each of the following to be -- Using artificial birth control measures (BRTHCTRL)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious3613.0
2) Fairly serious279.8
3) Not very serious5419.6
4) Scarcely matters at all12344.6
5) Cant decide3613.0
TOTAL276100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


BIRTHCNT from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1999
Next I would like your opinion on several issues that involve the moral authority in the Catholic Church. In each case I 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 teaching into account and deciding for themselves, or both individuals and leaders working together? How about a Catholic practicing contraceptive birth control? (BIRTHCNT)
TOTAL%
1) Church leaders50511.0
2) Individuals2,82361.3
3) Both1,08623.6
4) Neither1022.2
5) Dont know871.9
Missing8 
TOTAL4,603100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


ORALBC from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 2005
Next, I would like your opinion on several issues that involve the moral authority in the Catholic Church. In each case I 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 into account and deciding for themselves, or both individuals and leaders working together? B. A Catholic practicing contraceptive birth control (ORALBC)
TOTAL%
1) Church leaders10912.5
2) Individuals53060.6
3) Both23326.6
4) Neither30.3
TOTAL875100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


BRTHCNRL from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1987
Next, I would like your opinion on several issues that involve moral authority in the Catholic Church. In each case I would like to know who you think should have the final say about what is right or wrong. The choices are: the church leaders, that is, the pope and bishops; individuals taking church teachings into account and deciding for themselves; or both individuals and leaders working together. -- A Catholic practicing contraceptive birth control. (BRTHCNRL)
TOTAL%
1) Church leaders18012.4
2) Individuals89962.0
3) Both33222.9
4) Dont know /Refused382.6
TOTAL1,449100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


BRTHCTRL from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1992
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 Agree1,10468.1
2) Somewhat Agree31219.2
3) Somewhat Disagree633.9
4) Strongly Disagree1006.2
5) Dont know/Refused432.7
TOTAL1,622100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


BRTHCNRL from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1993
Next, I would like your opinion on several issues that involve moral authority in the Catholic Church. In each case, I would like to know who you think should have the final say about what is right or wrong. The choices are: the church leaders, that is, the pope and bishops; individuals taking church teaching into account and deciding for themselves; or both individuals and church leaders working together. -- A Catholic practicing contraceptive birth control. (BRTHCNRL)
TOTAL%
1) Church leaders (Pope and Bishops)24813.5
2) Individuals working together1,05457.3
3) Both48426.3
4) Dont know/Refused522.8
TOTAL1,838100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


 

Subcategories
AvailabilityThis question type asks the respondent their level of agreement with statements about the availability of birth control.
Church TeachingsThis question type asks the respondent about their congregation's/denomination's teachings regarding birth control and/or if they agree with those teachings.
MoralityThis question type asks about the morality of birth control.
SinfulnessThis question type asks the respondent if the use of birth control will make adverse effects upon their salvation.
Who Decides?This question type asks the respondent who should have the authority to make decisions about birth control.

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