Exploring Religious America, 2002

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(ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY WERE "CATHOLIC") Do you think Catholic priests should be allowed to marry or should it remain as it is and they not be allowed to marry?
  1) Yes, Catholic priests should be allowed to marry.
  2) No, Catholic priests should not be allowed to marry.
  9) Don't know/Not applicable/Refused

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Yes, Catholic priests should be allowed to marry. 327 67.1% 67.1% -.43
No, Catholic priests should not be allowed to marry. 115 23.6% 90.8% .01
Don't know/Not applicable/Refused 45 9.2% 100% 3.08

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGEGRP)

18-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Yes, Catholic priests should be allowed to marry. 74.5%
108
72.8%
67
73.7%
56
65.2%
45
49.0%
51
67.3%
327
No, Catholic priests should not be allowed to marry. 22.1%
32
17.4%
16
21.1%
16
27.5%
19
29.8%
31
23.5%
114
Don't know/Not applicable/Refused 3.4%
5
9.8%
9
5.3%
4
7.2%
5
21.2%
22
9.3%
45
TOTAL 100.0%
145
100.0%
92
100.0%
76
100.0%
69
100.0%
104

486


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, Catholic priests should be allowed to marry. 64.9%
137
68.8%
190
67.1%
327
No, Catholic priests should not be allowed to marry. 29.4%
62
19.2%
53
23.6%
115
Don't know/Not applicable/Refused 5.7%
12
12.0%
33
9.2%
45
TOTAL 100.0%
211
100.0%
276

487


Political party (I-POLITAFF)

Democrat Republican Independent Other party (volunteered) Don't know/Not applicable/Refused TOTAL
Yes, Catholic priests should be allowed to marry. 70.7%
135
62.0%
62
69.4%
120
75.0%
3
36.8%
7
67.1%
327
No, Catholic priests should not be allowed to marry. 23.0%
44
28.0%
28
22.5%
39
0.0%
0
21.1%
4
23.6%
115
Don't know/Not applicable/Refused 6.3%
12
10.0%
10
8.1%
14
25.0%
1
42.1%
8
9.2%
45
TOTAL 100.0%
191
100.0%
100
100.0%
173
100.0%
4
100.0%
19

487


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian Other TOTAL
Yes, Catholic priests should be allowed to marry. 69.2%
267
54.5%
6
75.0%
9
61.8%
42
67.9%
324
No, Catholic priests should not be allowed to marry. 21.5%
83
36.4%
4
8.3%
1
32.4%
22
23.1%
110
Don't know/Not applicable/Refused 9.3%
36
9.1%
1
16.7%
2
5.9%
4
9.0%
43
TOTAL 100.0%
386
100.0%
11
100.0%
12
100.0%
68

477


Education (I-EDUC)

HS Sm college College Post-grad TOTAL
Yes, Catholic priests should be allowed to marry. 55.6%
20
65.3%
109
61.4%
70
73.9%
85
82.7%
43
67.6%
327
No, Catholic priests should not be allowed to marry. 36.1%
13
25.1%
42
24.6%
28
21.7%
25
13.5%
7
23.8%
115
Don't know/Not applicable/Refused 8.3%
3
9.6%
16
14.0%
16
4.3%
5
3.8%
2
8.7%
42
TOTAL 100.0%
36
100.0%
167
100.0%
114
100.0%
115
100.0%
52

484


Religious preference (I-DESCREL)

Catholic Protestant Other Chri Jewish Other TOTAL
Yes, Catholic priests should be allowed to marry. 67.1%
327
0.00%
0
0.00%
0
0.00%
0
0.00%
0
67.1%
327
No, Catholic priests should not be allowed to marry. 23.6%
115
0.00%
0
0.00%
0
0.00%
0
0.00%
0
23.6%
115
Don't know/Not applicable/Refused 9.2%
45
0.00%
0
0.00%
0
0.00%
0
0.00%
0
9.2%
45
TOTAL 100.0%
487
100.0%
0
100.0%
0
100.0%
0
100.0%
0

487

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