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Biblical Basis? (3)
Leadership Position? (5)
Ordained? (7)
Respects Women? (2)
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AGRWMSIL from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1988
Please read each of the following statements and do TWO things: FIRST, decide whether the statement is from the Bible or not; and SECOND, indicate whether or not you agree with the statement. (Please do this even if you think the statement is not from the Bible.) Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak. Do you agree? (AGRWMSIL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33.0
2) No9697.0
TOTAL99100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


RELGC22A from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1986
Please read each of the following statements and do TWO things: FIRST, decide whether the statement is from the Bible or not; and SECOND, indicate whether or not you agree with the statement. (Please do this even if you think the statement is not from the Bible.) - Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak. Do you agree? (RELGC22A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes78.1
2) No7991.9
TOTAL86100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


RELGC22A from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1987
Please read each of the following statements and do TWO things: FIRST, decide whether the statement is from the Bible or not; and SECOND, indicate whether or not you agree with the statement. (Please do this even if you think the statement is not from the Bible.) - Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak. Do you agree? (RELGC22A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11.0
2) No9799.0
TOTAL98100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


WMNVLT06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)
(wmnvltr_06) If they are otherwise qualified, are women in your congregation permitted to: Hold all of the volunteer leadership positions that men can hold? (WMNVLT06)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data10.4
1) Yes21381.3
2) No4717.9
3) Dont know10.4
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


WMNBRD06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)
(wmnbrd_06) If they are otherwise qualified, are women in your congregation permitted to: Serve as full-fledged members of your congregations main governing body or coordinating committee? (WMNBRD06)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data10.4
1) Yes23388.9
2) No2710.3
3) Dont know10.4
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


WMNTCH06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)
(wmntch_06) If they are otherwise qualified, are women in your congregation permitted to: Teach by themselves a class with adult men in it? (WMNTCH06)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data10.4
1) Yes23087.8
2) No2710.3
3) Dont know41.5
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


WMNPRC06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)
(wmnprch_06) If they are otherwise qualified, are women in your congregation permitted to: Preach at a main worship service? (WMNPRC06)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data10.4
1) Yes15258.0
2) No10740.8
3) Dont know20.8
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


WOLEAD from Middletown Area Study, 1998
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: My congregation would allow women to be religious leaders, such as by letting them preach? (WOLEAD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23361.6
2) No9224.3
3) Are you not sure5314.0
TOTAL378100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


WMNLD06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)
(wmnlead_06) If they are otherwise qualified, are women in your congregation permitted to: Be the head clergyperson or primary religious leader of your congregation? (WMNLD06)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data10.4
1) Yes11142.4
2) No14354.6
3) Dont know72.7
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


ORDAINMN from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1987
I will read eight items and after each, please tell me if it has strengthened your commitment to the Catholic Church, weakened it, or had no effect one way or the other. -- The policy of ordaining men, but not women, to the priesthood. (ORDAINMN)
TOTAL%
1) Strengthened28719.8
2) Weakened36925.5
3) No Effect67846.8
4) Dont know /Refused1157.9
TOTAL1,449100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


WMNORDAN 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. -- Deciding whether women should be ordained to the priesthood. (WMNORDAN)
TOTAL%
1) Should69247.8
2) Should not66846.1
3) Not Sure /Refused896.1
TOTAL1,449100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


QN35_B from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion
O you agree or disagree that the Catholic Church should allow women to become priests? (QN35_B)
TOTAL%
1) Agree1,96448.9
2) Disagree1,61840.3
8) Dont know3819.5
9) Refused531.3
TOTAL4016100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


FEMPR from ABC News the Pope & the Church, 2003
(ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO IDENTIFED THEIR RELIGION AS CATHOLIC) Currently, women cannot become priests in the Roman Catholic Church. Do you favor or oppose that policy? (FEMPR)
TOTAL%
1) Favor8732.3
2) Oppose17263.9
8) DK/No opinion103.7
Missing1,013 
TOTAL269100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


PRWOMEN from ABC News Church in Crisis Poll, 2002
Currently, women cannot become priests in the Roman Catholic Church. Do you favor or oppose that policy? (PRWOMEN)
TOTAL%
1) Favor29728.0
2) Oppose67864.0
8) DK/No opinion858.0
Missing26 
TOTAL1,060100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


WOMENORD from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988
Please tell me if you agree or disagree with each of these statements: If unsure, all things considered, do you tend to agree or disagree? -- I support the ordination of women; that is, I think women should be allowed to be ministers. (WOMENORD)
TOTAL%
1) Agree2,06880.9
2) Disagree48719.1
TOTAL2555100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


FERESPCT from General Social Survey, 2000
How do you rate how your local church does each of the following? Would you say your local church does an excellent, very good, fair, or poor job of: -- Respecting the rights of women (FERESPCT)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent28929.3
2) Very good27828.2
3) Good20821.1
4) Fair575.8
5) Poor131.3
8) Dont know676.8
9) No answer747.5
TOTAL986100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


INFWOMN2 from Survey of Chicago Catholics, 2007
How much influence over decisions to leave the church does . . . have? Role of women in the Church (INFWOMN2)
TOTAL%
1) A lot3121.7
2) Some5337.1
3) Not much1913.3
4) None4028.0
Missing381 
TOTAL143100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


 

Subcategories
Biblical Basis?Does the respondent believe there is a Biblical basis for denying women a role in the church?
Leadership Position?Can/should women hold other leadership positions in the church (besides clergy/priest)?
Ordained?Can/should women be ordained as clergy/priests?
Respects Women?Does the respondent believe that his/her church respects women?

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