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Birth Control, Attitude about

What is the respondent's attitude about the use of birth control/contraception as a method of family planning?


Below are 61 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • PILLOK from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PILLOKY from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PILLOK from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PILLOK from General Social Survey, 2002LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CONTRA from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)LEARN MORE
    • Q12f. By your best guess, how would your current place of worship feel about each of the following behaviors? Use of contraception (CONTRA) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • BIRTHCNT from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1999LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GCYESBC from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1999LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GCTHBC from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 2005LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ORALBC from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 2005LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PILLOK from General Social Survey, 2004LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PILLOK from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PILLOKAY from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SEXEDUC2 from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010LEARN MORE
    • Should sex education classes in the public schools (ROTATE:) Emphasize abstinence only; or: Include information about contraception? (05) (SEXEDUC2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PILLOK from General Social Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PILLOK from General Social Survey, 1990LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PILLOK from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • BCONTROL from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • AIDSSXED from General Social Survey, 1988LEARN MORE
    • Require the teaching of safe sex practices, such as the use of condoms, in sex education courses in public schools--do you support or oppose? (AIDSSXED) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PILLOK from General Social Survey, 1988LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PILLOK from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SI5BRTHC from State of Disunion Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q5S from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • BRTHCNRL from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1987LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • BRTHOBEY from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1987LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CRTHCLPL from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1987LEARN MORE
    • For each of the following areas of church life, please tell me if you think the Catholic laity should have the right to participate, or should not have the right to participate. -- Making church policy about birth control. (CRTHCLPL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PILLOK from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABCAVAIL from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LBIRCONT from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Here is some legislation on abortion that is being considered in some states. Please indicate whether you mostly favor or mostly oppose the following proposals: c. not allowing abortions in cases where they are being used as a method of birth control. (LBIRCONT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RBIRTCON from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. J. It is wrong to use abortion as a form of birth control or sex selection. (RBIRTCON) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WBIRCON1 from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. J. If a couple is using abortion as a repeated means of birth control - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WBIRCON1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • REFPILL from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MORAL1 from ABC News the Pope & the Church, 2003LEARN MORE
    • (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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • BRTHCNTL 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 strongly opposed to the Catholic Churchs opposition to birth control, only somewhat opposed, or not opposed at all? (BRTHCNTL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PILL from Lilly Survey of Attitudes and Social NetworksLEARN MORE
    • The pill is a morally acceptable form of birth control. (PILL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • BRTHCTRL from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1992LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PILLOK from General Social Survey, 1994LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q22U from Harris 1967 Survey on Catholics View of their ChurchLEARN MORE
    • It is argued that birth control pills are based on the same principle as the rhythm method - of allowing natural processes to work, while artificial methods are destroying life. Does this argument make sense to you or not? (Q22U) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • BRTHCTRL from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (Salt Lake City Sample)LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • BRTHCLPL from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1993LEARN MORE
    • For each of the following areas of church life, please tell me if you think the Catholic laity should have the right to participate, or should not have the right to participate. -- Making church policy about birth control. (BRTHCLPL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • BRTHCNRL from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1993LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • BRTHOBEY from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1993LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PILLOK from General Social Survey, 1993LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • BTHCNTRL from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CTHBTHCT 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 interfere with the rights of others to practice birth control if they wish. (CTHBTHCT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • BRTHCTRL from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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