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GCNOPOOR 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 donating time or money to help the poor? (GCNOPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2,57055.7
2) No1,97942.9
3) Dont know551.2
4) Refused70.2
TOTAL4,611100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


GCTHPOOR 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…G. Without donating time or money to help the poor? (GCTHPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes38544.0
2) No48655.5
3) Dont know40.5
4) Refused00.0
TOTAL875100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


HELPPOOR from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 2005
As a Catholic, how important is each of the following to you? Would you say the following is or are very important, somewhat important, or not important at all? G. Helping the poor (HELPPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all171.9
2) Somewhat important12213.9
3) Very important73784.1
TOTAL876100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


WORK from Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of Pentecostals
[Question asked only if respondent belongs to a particular religion.] Now I am going to read you a series of statements on some different topics. For each one, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. [IF CHRISTIAN: Christians] [IF JEWISH: Jews] [IF MUSLIM: Muslims] [IF OTHER RELIGION: INSERT RELIGION][IF ELSE: Religious people] ______ have a responsibility to work for justice for the poor. (WORK)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree6,03858.9
2) Mostly agree2,83327.6
3) Mostly disagree7137.0
4) Completely disagree4554.4
98) Dont know1991.9
99) Refused180.2
TOTAL10256100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Unknown
Mode:Other


NOPOOR 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 donating time or money to help the poor. (NOPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes64144.2
2) No74051.1
3) Not sure /Refused684.7
TOTAL1,449100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


HELPNEDY from Catholic Pluralism Project, 1995
Now Im going to read some statements that some people have made about religion and the Catholic Church. Please tell me to what extent you agree or disagree with the statement. -- Helping needy people is an important part of my religious beliefs. (HELPNEDY)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly80476.0
2) Agree somewhat20519.4
3) Disagree somewhat312.9
4) Disagree strongly141.3
5) Not sure40.4
TOTAL1058100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RICHPOOR from Catholic Pluralism Project, 1995
Now Im going to read some statements that some people have made about religion and the Catholic Church. Please tell me to what extent you agree or disagree with the statement. -- Catholics have a duty to try to close the gap between the rich and the poor. (RICHPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly31329.6
2) Agree somewhat24923.5
3) Disagree somewhat20219.1
4) Disagree strongly22821.6
5) Not sure666.2
TOTAL1058100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


POVHUN from Church and Community Project, 1987
Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- To God, poverty and hunger are unjust and evil. (POVHUN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree64613.6
2) Agree1,48131.2
3) Uncertain1,26026.6
4) Disagree1,07122.6
5) Strongly disagree2825.9
TOTAL4740100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Unknown
Mode:Mailed


INJPOVH from Church and Community Project, 1987
Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- My faith makes me want to work to eliminate the injustices of poverty and hunger. (INJPOVH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree74215.4
2) Agree2,99862.4
3) Uncertain71814.9
4) Disagree3076.4
5) Strongly disagree410.9
TOTAL4806100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Unknown
Mode:Mailed


HOMELESS from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF A CHURCH OR A SYNAGOGUE: Does your congregation help sponsor any of the following? - Providing shelter for the homeless (HOMELESS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33436.5
2) No41945.8
3) Dont know16017.5
4) Refused20.2
TOTAL915100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


INVOLVE from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1999
As a Catholic, how important is each of the following to you? Would you say church involvement in activities directed towards social justice and helping the poor are very important, somewhat important, or not important at all? (INVOLVE)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all1623.5
2) Somewhat important1,16625.3
3) Very important3,27271.1
Missing11 
TOTAL4,600100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RLPOORVC from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000
Would you like religious groups to take a more active role on each of the following, or a less active role? OR Think now about mainline protestant denominations, such as Presbyterians, Methodists and Lutherans. Would you like these religious groups to take a more active role on each of the following, or a less active role? (See variable RLPREF to see which introduction the respondent received) -- giving poor people a voice in public affairs (RLPOORVC)
TOTAL%
1) More active4,41378.8
2) Less active67812.1
3) (VOL) Same as now1232.2
4) (VOL) Dont know/refused3896.9
TOTAL5603100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


EMPHPOOR from Economic Values Survey, 1992
Would you like to see churches and synagogues emphasize each of the following a lot more, somewhat more, somewhat less, or a lot less? -- provide job training, housing, and other services for the poor (EMPHPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) A lot more1,78535.6
2) Somewhat more2,12342.3
3) Somewhat less4188.3
4) A lot less1733.4
5) Dont know52110.4
TOTAL5,020100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


BELIEF17 from God and Society in North America, 1996
I would like to read you some statements that people have made about their personal religious beliefs. No matter how you answer the questions, you can be sure that many people feel the same way. As I read each statement, please tell me whether you agree or disagree, moderately or strongly. -- Churches and religious organizations should spend more money on helping the poor. (BELIEF17)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1863.1
2) Disagree5799.6
3) Dont know1432.4
4) Agree2,00033.2
5) Strongly agree3,11551.7
TOTAL6023100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Phone


EMSERVPR from Demographics in U.S. Congregations Survey, Pastors
(Give Card A) Each congregation has a different sense of what is important for a congregation to do. Based on Card A, which would you say are most important for those in your congregation? Serving the poor and needy (EMSERVPR)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important3337.1
2) Very important4247.2
3) Somewhat important1415.7
TOTAL89100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Non-Random
Mode:In-Person


PRSOCREF from Church and Community Project, 1987
There are many tasks that a church can do. Of those listed below, what priority would you give to each for your church? -- Encourage individual members to support local social reforms to relieve poverty and hunger (PRSOCREF)
TOTAL%
1) Highest92019.1
2) High1,96740.8
3) Some1,55132.2
4) Low3296.8
5) None571.2
TOTAL4824100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Unknown
Mode:Mailed


PRSUPP from Church and Community Project, 1987
There are many tasks that a church can do. Of those listed below, what priority would you give to each for your church? -- Support and organize local church programs to help the needy in the community (PRSUPP)
TOTAL%
1) Highest1,24125.5
2) High2,45450.4
3) Some1,01520.8
4) Low1352.8
5) None270.6
TOTAL4872100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Unknown
Mode:Mailed


SERPOOR from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTENDED RELIGIOUS SERVICES AT LEAST A FEW TIMES A YEAR AND ARE MEMBERS OF A PLACE OF WORSHIP. During the past year, have you heard a sermon, lecture, or group discussion in your congregation that dealt with any the following? -- the governments policies toward the poor (SERPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,21638.2
2) No1,89459.5
3) Dont know/refused742.3
TOTAL3184100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


SOHUNPOV from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006
Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out about hunger and poverty? [Answered if ATTEND = 1, 2, or 3. (At least once a month)] (SOHUNPOV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,00491.5
2) No888.0
9) Dont know/Refused50.5
Missing906 
TOTAL1,097100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


CLRGHNGR from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010
Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out about hunger and poverty? (CLRGHNGR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5,08388.5
2) No61810.8
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)440.8
Missing5,195 
TOTAL5,745100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


SERMON2 from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997
During the past year, have you done any of the following? - Heard a sermon about caring for the poor (SERMON2)
TOTAL%
0) No89458.5
1) Yes63441.5
TOTAL1528100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


 

Subcategories
Faith Requires?This question type asks the respondent if their faith requires helping the needy.
OutreachThis question type asks the respondent if his/her congregation engages in a particular type of outreach to the poor.
PriorityThis question type asks the respondent the extent to which religious groups should prioritize helping the needy.
Sermons?This question type asks the respondent if clergy ever speak about poverty/hunger.

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