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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. The ARDA staff further categorized these questions into 5 types:

[ General Attitude | Influence | Practices and Beliefs | Trust and Comfort | Voting ]

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Category 1:General Attitude
 

How does the respondent feel about Catholics in general?

Some questions fit within the "General Attitude" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 4 such variants.

[ Changed? | Four Option | Thermometer | Two Option ]

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NOTTHINK from General Social Survey, 2004

RELCATH from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

CLCATH from American Jewish Committee Religious Right Survey, 1996


Variant:Changed? (General Attitude variant)
 

Has the respondent's attitude about Catholics changed over time?

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VIEWCATH from Harris 1979 ABC News Survey No.792113


Variant:Four Option (General Attitude variant)
 

This variant asks about the favorability of the Catholic Church using four options.

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GRPCATH from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

OPCATHS from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007

OPRELGR1 from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2003

FAVCATH from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

QN14_C from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

CATH_A from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

OPCATHOL from Campaign 2000 Typology Survey

FAVCATH from Mid-November Survey, 2001


Variant:Thermometer (General Attitude variant)
 

This variant asks the respondent how he/she feels about Catholics using a feeling thermometer scale.

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VCF0204 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004

CATHTEMP from General Social Survey, 2004

CATHTHRM from American National Election Studies, 2004

CCHRCTHR from American National Election Studies, 2004

V085064C from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

CATHTEMP from General Social Survey, 1988

CATHTHRM from American National Election Studies, 2002

RCC_THRM from American National Election Studies, 2002

FTCATHS from Social Capital Community Survey, 2006


Variant:Two Option (General Attitude variant)
 

This variant asks if the respondent has a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the Catholic Church

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CATHCHRC from ABC News Church Abuse, 2004

C_OPINCC from ABC News/Washington Post Poll: the New Pope, 2005

CATHOPIN from ABC News Church Scandal Poll, 2002

CATOPN from ABC News the Pope & the Church, 2003

CATHCHUR from ABC News Church in Crisis Poll, 2002

OPINCATH from ABC News Priests and Pedophilia Poll, 2002

CATHOPIN from ABC News Bishops Meeting Expectations Poll, June 2002


Category 2:Influence
 

Does the respondent think Catholics have too much influence?

Some questions fit within the "Influence" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 1 such variant.

[ Scandal ]

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CATH INFL from American National Election Studies, 2000

INFCTHLC from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000

INFCATH from American Jewish Committee Religious Right Survey, 1996

PWRCATH from Harris 1979 ABC News Survey No.792113

RELPWR1 from Williamsburg Charter Survey On Religion and Public Life, 1987

RELPWR2 from Williamsburg Charter Survey On Religion and Public Life, 1987

RELPWR3 from Williamsburg Charter Survey On Religion and Public Life, 1987

PWRCTHL from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963


Variant:Scandal (Influence variant)
 

This variant asks if the Catholic sex abuse scandal has harmed the church.

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HURTREP from ABC News Church in Crisis Poll, 2002


Category 3:Practices and Beliefs
 

This question type asks the respondent's opinion about Catholics practices and beliefs.

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ANTICATH from Harris 1969 New York City Racial and Religious Survey, No. 1925, Jewish

IDOLS from General Social Survey, 2004

ROSARIES from General Social Survey, 2004

CTHLMPOS from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963


Category 4:Trust and Comfort
 

This question type asks the respondent how comfortable he/she is with Catholics or how much the respondent trusts Catholics.

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Q50O from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

NEICATH from American Jewish Committee Religious Right Survey, 1996

ROMANCAT from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963


Category 5:Voting
 

Would the respondent vote for a Catholic candidate?

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PRESCATH from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007

PRESCATH from American Jewish Committee Religious Right Survey, 1996

PRESCATH from Williamsburg Charter Survey On Religion and Public Life, 1987

VOTECTH from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Fall 1999



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