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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


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


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


GDCTH_9 from Survey of Chicago Catholics, 2007
To be a good Catholic, do you have to . . .? Obey the Churchs teaching on birth control (GDCTH_9)
TOTAL%
-3) -300.0
-2) Dont know/Undecided41.0
-1) Refused00.0
1) Yes10626.8
2) No28672.2
Missing127 
TOTAL396100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:Denominations
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


Q12E3 from Harris 1967 Survey on Catholics' View of their Church
Do you feel that a priests word is morally binding; that it is a moral obligation to do what he says or isnt it, when he talks about birth control laws? (Q12E3)
TOTAL%
1) Morally binding62363.5
2) Not morally binding26627.1
3) Not sure929.4
TOTAL981100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


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


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


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


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


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


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


CTHBTHCT from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963
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)
TOTAL%
1) True82731.0
2) Tends to be true75828.5
3) Tends to be false49818.7
4) False58121.8
TOTAL2664100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


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


WBIRCON1 from Life Choices, 1990
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)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable2159.9
2) Unacceptable653.0
3) Dont know1,89487.1
TOTAL2174100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Other
Mode:In-Person


LBIRCONT from Life Choices, 1990
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)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly favor1,50869.4
3) Mostly oppose1044.8
5) Dont know56225.9
TOTAL2174100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Other
Mode:In-Person


RBIRTCON from Life Choices, 1990
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)
TOTAL%
1) Very convincing1,37865.2
2) Fairly convincing40619.2
3) Not very convincing1788.4
4) Not at all convincing1537.2
TOTAL2115100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Other
Mode:In-Person


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


Q22H from Harris 1967 Survey on Catholics' View of their Church
Do you see a difference between the use or artificial devices and the new birth control pills? (Q22H)
TOTAL%
1) See difference32032.6
2) See no difference41041.7
3) Not sure25325.7
TOTAL983100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


Q22U from Harris 1967 Survey on Catholics' View of their Church
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)
TOTAL%
1) Make sense21724.8
2) Doesnt make sense42949.0
3) Not sure23026.3
TOTAL876100.0
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


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


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


SEXEDUC2 from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010
Should sex education classes in the public schools (ROTATE:) Emphasize abstinence only; or: Include information about contraception? (05) (SEXEDUC2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK7812.0
1) Abstinence only13120.1
2) Information about contraception44367.9
TOTAL652100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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


AIDSSXED from General Social Survey, 1988
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)
TOTAL%
1) Support64184.0
2) Oppose9111.9
8) No opinion222.9
9) No answer91.2
TOTAL763100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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


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


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


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


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


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


CRTHCLPL from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1987
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)
TOTAL%
1) Should76152.5
2) Should not57739.8
3) Not Sure /Refused1117.7
TOTAL1,449100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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


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


BRTHCLPL from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1993
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)
TOTAL%
1) Should1,13962.0
2) Should not63734.7
3) Not Sure/Refused623.4
TOTAL1,838100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


 

Subcategories
Against Religion?Does birth control conflict with the respondent's religious views?
Allow AdsShould birth control ads be allowed on television?
Catholic ChurchThis question type asks the respondent their opinion regarding Catholic Church teaching/policies on birth control?
General AttitudeHow does respondent feel about birth control, or specific forms of birth control?
Left Church?Did the respondent leave a group because of its teachings on birth control?
SchoolsDoes the respondent favor allowing public schools to provide students with birth control or information on birth control methods?
Teens?Should teens be allowed to have birth control without their parents consent?
Who Decides?Who should decide policy on birth control?

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