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Catholics, View of

Does the respondent have a negative\positive, warm\cold, favorable\unfavorable view of Catholics? Do they favor\oppose allowing Catholics to take part in social institutions?


Below are 48 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • VCF0204 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004LEARN MORE
    • Catholics -- feeling thermometer (VCF0204) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CATH INFL from American National Election Studies, 2000LEARN MORE
    • What about CATHOLICS? (Would you say they have too much influence, just about the right amount of influence, or too little influence?) (CATH INFL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CATHTEMP from General Social Survey, 2004LEARN MORE
    • Temperature toward Catholics 0=Cold;100=Hot Id like to get your feelings toward groups that are in the news these days. I will use something we call the feeling thermometer, and here is how it works. Ill read the name of a groups and Id like you to rate that group using the feeling thermometer. Ratings between 50 degrees and 100 degrees mean that you feel favorable and warm toward the group. Ratings between 0 degrees and 50 degrees mean that you dont feel favorable toward the group and that you dont care too much for that group. How would you rate Catholics? (998 = Dont know/999=No answer) (CATHTEMP) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • IDOLS from General Social Survey, 2004LEARN MORE
    • The statues and images in Catholic churches are idols. (IDOLS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • NOTTHINK from General Social Survey, 2004LEARN MORE
    • Catholics really are not permitted to think for themselves. (NOTTHINK) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ROSARIES from General Social Survey, 2004LEARN MORE
    • Catholic rosaries and holy medals are superstitious. (ROSARIES) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • INFCTHLC from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • Now Im going to mention certain religious groups and organizations. Please tell me whether you would like to see them have more influence in shaping public opinion on important social issues, or less influence. -- Roman Catholics (INFCTHLC) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GRPCATH from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002LEARN MORE
    • Thinking about specific religious groups, what is your overall opinion of: Catholics? (GRPCATH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085064C from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • How would you rate: Catholics? (V085064C) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • OPRELGR1 from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2003LEARN MORE
    • Now thinking about some specific religious groups... Is your overall opinion of Catholics very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPRELGR1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELCATH from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Now thinking about some specific religious groups… Is your overall opinion of Catholics very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? [Asked only if FORM = 1.] (RELCATH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • OPCATHS from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007LEARN MORE
    • Is your overall opinion of Catholics very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPCATHS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRESCATH from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007LEARN MORE
    • Would you be more likely or less likely to support a candidate for president who is Catholic, or wouldnt this matter to you? (PRESCATH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FAVCATH from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001LEARN MORE
    • Now Id like your views on some specific religious groups. Is your overall opinion of Catholics very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVCATH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CATH_A from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009LEARN MORE
    • Now thinking about some specific religious groups... Is your overall opinion of Catholics very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (Q141A) [NOTE: CATH_A through BUDDH_A were read together as a block, but were read in random order within the block (except that ATHEIS_A was always read last).] (CATH_A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FTCATHS from Social Capital Community Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • 50E6. Catholics? (FTCATHS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CLCATH from American Jewish Committee Religious Right Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Here are some groups and organizations that have been in the news. Please tell me how close you feel to each of them: very close, close, neutral, far, very far, or dont know enough about the group or organization to say. -- Catholics. (CLCATH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • NEICATH from American Jewish Committee Religious Right Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • I am going to name various groups of people. Please tell me whether or not you would like to have these groups as neighbors, if it wouldnt make any difference to you, or if you would prefer not to have them as neighbors. -- Catholics. (NEICATH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PWRCATH from Harris 1979 ABC News Survey No.792113LEARN MORE
    • ASKED OF THOSE WHOSE SAID THEIR RELIGION WAS PROTESTANT, JEWISH, OTHER, NONE, OR NOT SURE: Do you feel the Catholic Church has too much power and wealth here in the U.S., too little, or about the right amount of power and wealth, considering the number of Catholics in the U.S.? (PWRCATH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VIEWCATH from Harris 1979 ABC News Survey No.792113LEARN MORE
    • ASKED OF THOSE WHOSE SAID THEIR RELIGION WAS PROTESTANT, JEWISH, OTHER, NONE, OR NOT SURE: Compared to 15 years ago, as far as you personally are concerned, do you feel more positive about Catholics, more negative, or have you not changed your views much at all? (VIEWCATH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • OPCATHOL from Campaign 2000 Typology SurveyLEARN MORE
    • Now Id like your opinion of some religious groups. Would you say your overall opinion of Catholics is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPCATHOL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FAVCATH from Mid-November Survey, 2001LEARN MORE
    • For the following group or organization, please indicate which category best describes your overall opinion of that group or organization. Would you say your overall opinion of Catholics is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVCATH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELPWR1 from Williamsburg Charter Survey On Religion and Public Life, 1987LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO THINK THERE ARE RELIGIOUS GROUPS IN AMERICA WHO HAVE TOO MUCH POWER AND INFLUENCE: Which religious groups have too much power and influence? First mention (RELPWR1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELPWR2 from Williamsburg Charter Survey On Religion and Public Life, 1987LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO THINK THERE ARE RELIGIOUS GROUPS IN AMERICA WHO HAVE TOO MUCH POWER AND INFLUENCE: Which religious groups have too much power and influence? Second mention (RELPWR2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELPWR3 from Williamsburg Charter Survey On Religion and Public Life, 1987LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO THINK THERE ARE RELIGIOUS GROUPS IN AMERICA WHO HAVE TOO MUCH POWER AND INFLUENCE: Which religious groups have too much power and influence? Third mention (RELPWR3) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CTHLMPOS from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963LEARN MORE
    • One of the ways to help reduce tensions between groups is to get out into the open things about one group that bother people in the other group. Here is a list of things that Protestants have said about Catholics and Catholics have said about Protestants. For each statement, would you please indicate how you feel: Do you feel it is true, tends to be true, tends to be false, or is false? -- Catholics try to impose their religious practices on others. (CTHLMPOS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PWRCTHL from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963LEARN MORE
    • Many people say some groups have too much power in this country and some have not enough, but they often disagree on which groups have too much or too little. For each of the following groups of people in America, please decide whether you think they have too much power, too little, or about the right amount of power in our nations affairs. -- Catholics (PWRCTHL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ROMANCAT from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963LEARN MORE
    • We would like you to imagine, for a moment, that for some reason you could no longer continue to attend a church of your present denomination. Below is a list of other denominations that it would be possible for you to attend. We would like you to consider each and decide for yourself how comfortable and at home you think you would feel in each. -- Roman Catholic Church (ROMANCAT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOTECTH from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Fall 1999LEARN MORE
    • If your party nominated someone for president who was generally well qualified and happened to be Catholic, would you vote for the candidate? (VOTECTH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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