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Contraception, Morality of

How does respondent feel about the use of contraception?


Below are 53 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • CONTWRNG from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1987LEARN MORE
    • 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 Churchs teaching that artificial contraception is morally wrong. (CONTWRNG) 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • CONTWRNG from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1993LEARN MORE
    • I will read five items and, after each, please tell me if it has strengthened your commitment to the Catholic Church, weakened your commitment to the Catholic Church, or had no effect one way or the other. If you dont know, tell me that. -- The Churchs teaching that artificial contraception is morally wrong. (CONTWRNG) 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
  • PASTBRTH from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963LEARN MORE
    • Now we would like you to tell us how you think your pastor feels about a variety of things. We realize that this may be somewhat difficult for you to decide, but we ask you to do the best you can. For each of the following items, we would like you to decide whether your pastor approves or disapproves of it, or really has no preference either way. -- Artificial birth control (PASTBRTH) 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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