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Catholics -- feeling thermometer (VCF0204)
  TOTAL %
0) 0 0 0
1) 1 6 0
2) 2 2 0
3) 3 3 0
4) 4 1 0
5) 5 10 0
6) 6 2 0
7) 7 1 0
8) 8 4 0
9) 9 1 0
10) 10 56 0.3
15) 15 143 0.7
19) 19 1 0
20) 20 43 0.2
24) 24 1 0
25) 25 39 0.2
30) 30 271 1.3
35) 35 21 0.1
40) 40 552 2.7
42) 42 2 0
43) 43 1 0
45) 45 31 0.2
49) 49 5 0
50) 50 5,734 28
51) 51 3 0
52) 52 2 0
55) 55 41 0.2
57) 57 1 0
59) 59 1 0
60) 60 1,834 9
62) 62 1 0
63) 63 1 0
65) 65 83 0.4
66) 66 1 0
68) 68 2 0
70) 70 2,486 12.2
73) 73 1 0
75) 75 392 1.9
78) 78 2 0
80) 80 530 2.6
85) 85 2,199 10.7
88) 88 1 0
90) 90 309 1.5
92) 92 4 0
93) 93 3 0
95) 95 61 0.3
97) 97-100 degrees 2,281 11.2
98) Dont know 773 3.8
99) NA; no Post IW 2,514 12.3
TOTAL20,456100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Temperature toward Catholics 0=Cold;100=Hot Id like to get your feelings toward groups that are in the news these days. I will use something we call the feeling thermometer, and here is how it works. Ill read the name of a groups and Id like you to rate that group using the feeling thermometer. Ratings between 50 degrees and 100 degrees mean that you feel favorable and warm toward the group. Ratings between 0 degrees and 50 degrees mean that you dont feel favorable toward the group and that you dont care too much for that group. How would you rate Catholics? (998 = Dont know/999=No answer) (CATHTEMP)

Frequencies and percentages are not available for this question.

    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: In-Person


    Catholics really are not permitted to think for themselves. (NOTTHINK)
      TOTAL %
    1) Strongly agree 55 4.1
    2) Agree 182 13.6
    3) Neither agree nor disagree 428 32
    4) Disagree 428 32
    5) Strongly disagree 187 14
    8) Dont know 39 2.9
    9) No answer 18 1.3
    TOTAL1,337100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: In-Person


    Feeling Thermometer: Catholics (CATHTHRM)

    Frequencies and percentages are not available for this question.

      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      Feeling Thermometer: the Catholic Church (CCHRCTHR)

      Frequencies and percentages are not available for this question.

        Survey Details
        Scope: U.S. Sample
        Frame: U.S. Adults
        Sample: Random Sample
        Mode: In-Person


        Thinking about specific religious groups, what is your overall opinion of: Catholics? (GRPCATH)
          TOTAL %
        1) Very favorable 704 19.4
        2) Mostly favorable 1,987 54.8
        3) Mostly unfavorable 329 9.1
        4) Very unfavorable 130 3.6
        5) Never heard of 7 0.2
        8) Cant rate 393 10.8
        9) Refused 77 2.1
        TOTAL3,627100.0
        Survey Details
        Scope: U.S. Sample
        Frame: U.S. Adults
        Sample: Random Sample
        Mode: Phone


        Is your overall opinion of Catholics very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPCATHS)
          TOTAL %
        1) Very favorable 643 21.1
        2) Mostly favorable 1,670 54.7
        3) Mostly unfavorable 311 10.2
        4) Very unfavorable 138 4.5
        5) Never heard of 3 0.1
        8) Cant rate 240 7.9
        9) Dont Know/Refused 48 1.6
        TOTAL3,053100.0
        Survey Details
        Scope: U.S. Sample
        Frame: U.S. Adults
        Sample: Random Sample
        Mode: Phone


        Now thinking about some specific religious groups... Is your overall opinion of Catholics very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPRELGR1)
          TOTAL %
        1) Very favorable 419 20.9
        2) Mostly favorable 1,006 50.2
        3) Mostly unfavorable 223 11.1
        4) Very unfavorable 112 5.6
        5) Never heard of 2 0.1
        9) Cant rate 240 12
        TOTAL2,002100.0
        Survey Details
        Scope: U.S. Sample
        Frame: U.S. Adults
        Sample: Random Sample
        Mode: Phone


        Now thinking about some specific religious groups… Is your overall opinion of Catholics very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? [Asked only if FORM = 1.] (RELCATH)
          TOTAL %
        1) Very favorable 519 23.5
        2) Mostly favorable 1,091 49.4
        3) Mostly unfavorable 231 10.5
        4) Very unfavorable 87 3.9
        8) Cant rate 220 10
        9) Refused 59 2.7
        TOTAL2,207100.0
        Survey Details
        Scope: U.S. Sample
        Frame: U.S. Adults
        Sample: Random Sample
        Mode: Phone


        How would you rate: Catholics? (V085064C)
          TOTAL %
        -9) Refused 13 0.6
        -8) Dont know (dont know where to rate) 41 1.8
        -6) Thermometer: dont know who this is 2 0.1
        -2) No Post-election IW 221 9.6
        0) 0 0 0
        15) 15 17 0.7
        30) 30 19 0.8
        40) 40 62 2.7
        45) 45 1 0
        50) 50 560 24.2
        52) 52 1 0
        55) 55 2 0.1
        60) 60 237 10.3
        65) 65 4 0.2
        68) 68 1 0
        70) 70 347 15
        75) 75 18 0.8
        80) 80 15 0.6
        85) 85 386 16.7
        90) 90 9 0.4
        95) 95 2 0.1
        100) 100 353 15.3
        TOTAL2,311100.0
        Survey Details
        Scope: U.S. Sample
        Frame: U.S. Adults
        Sample: Random Sample
        Mode: In-Person


        Temperature toward Catholics 0=Cold;100=Hot (CATHTEMP)

        Frequencies and percentages are not available for this question.

          Survey Details
          Scope: U.S. Sample
          Frame: U.S. Adults
          Sample: Random Sample
          Mode: In-Person


          THERMOMETER RATING: CATHOLICS [887=Dont recognize; 888=Dont know where to rate; 889=Refused; 999=NA] (CATHTHRM)

          Frequencies and percentages are not available for this question.

            Survey Details
            Scope: U.S. Sample
            Frame: U.S. Adults
            Sample: Random Sample
            Mode: Phone


            THERMOMETER RATING: THE CATHOLIC CHURCH [887=Dont recognize; 888=Dont know where to rate; 889=Refused; 999=NA] (RCC_THRM)

            Frequencies and percentages are not available for this question.

              Survey Details
              Scope: U.S. Sample
              Frame: U.S. Adults
              Sample: Random Sample
              Mode: Phone


              Overall would you say you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the Catholic Church? (CATHCHRC)
                TOTAL %
              1) Favorable 519 53.7
              2) Unfavorable 318 32.9
              8) DK/No Opinion 130 13.4
              TOTAL967100.0
              Survey Details
              Scope: U.S. Sample
              Frame: U.S. Adults
              Sample: Random Sample
              Mode: Phone


              Now Id like your views on some specific religious groups. Is your overall opinion of Catholics very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVCATH)
                TOTAL %
              1) Very favorable 893 19.1
              2) Mostly favorable 2,575 55
              3) Mostly unfavorable 477 10.2
              4) Very unfavorable 150 3.2
              5) Never heard of 19 0.4
              8) Cant rate 453 9.7
              9) Refused 115 2.5
              TOTAL4,682100.0
              Survey Details
              Scope: U.S. Sample
              Frame: U.S. Adults
              Sample: Random Sample
              Mode: Phone


              Is your overall opinion of Catholics very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (QN14_C)
                TOTAL %
              1) Very favorable 1,638 40.8
              2) Mostly favorable 1,134 28.2
              3) Mostly unfavorable 356 8.9
              4) Very unfavorable 356 8.9
              5) Never heard of 12 0.3
              6) Cant rate 294 7.3
              8) Dont know 169 4.2
              9) Refused 57 1.4
              TOTAL4,016100.0
              Survey Details
              Scope: U.S. Sample
              Frame: U.S. Adults
              Sample: Random Sample
              Mode: Phone


              Now thinking about some specific religious groups... Is your overall opinion of Catholics very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (Q141A) [NOTE: CATH_A through BUDDH_A were read together as a block, but were read in random order within the block (except that ATHEIS_A was always read last).] (CATH_A)
                TOTAL %
              1) Very favorable 1,715 19.4
              2) Mostly favorable 4,235 48
              3) Mostly unfavorable 804 9.1
              4) Very unfavorable 353 4
              5) Never heard of (VOL.) 11 0.1
              8) Cant rate (VOL.) 1,140 12.9
              9) Refused (VOL.) 572 6.5
              TOTAL8,830100.0
              Survey Details
              Scope: U.S. Sample
              Frame: U.S. Adults
              Sample: Random Sample
              Mode: Phone


              On another subject, overall would you say you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the Catholic Church? (Note: asked of Catholics only.) (C_OPINCC)
                TOTAL %
              1) Favorable 595 56
              2) Unfavorable 387 36.4
              8) DK/No opinion 81 7.6
              TOTAL1,063100.0
              Survey Details
              Scope: U.S. Sample
              Frame: U.S. Adults
              Sample: Random Sample
              Mode: Phone


              On another subject...overall, would you say you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the Catholic Church? (CATHOPIN)
                TOTAL %
              1) Favorable 472 40.4
              2) Unfavorable 605 51.8
              8) DK/No opinion 90 7.7
              TOTAL1,167100.0
              Survey Details
              Scope: U.S. Sample
              Frame: U.S. Adults
              Sample: Random Sample
              Mode: Phone


              (CATHOLIC OVERSAMPLE) On another subject, overall would you say you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the Catholic Church? (CATOPN)
                TOTAL %
              1) Favorable 602 48.1
              2) Unfavorable 547 43.7
              8) DK/No opinion 102 8.2
              TOTAL1,251100.0
              Survey Details
              Scope: U.S. Sample
              Frame: U.S. Adults
              Sample: Random Sample
              Mode: Phone


              50E6. Catholics? (FTCATHS)
                TOTAL %
              0) 0 0 0
              1) 1 14 0.1
              2) 2 6 0.1
              3) 3 8 0.1
              4) 4 5 0.1
              5) 5 27 0.3
              6) 6 0 0
              7) 7 1 0
              8) 8 4 0
              9) 9 4 0
              10) 10 54 0.6
              11) 11 1 0
              12) 12 6 0.1
              15) 15 10 0.1
              16) 16 2 0
              20) 20 57 0.6
              22) 22 1 0
              25) 25 74 0.8
              30) 30 93 1
              33) 33 1 0
              35) 35 14 0.1
              37) 37 1 0
              40) 40 128 1.3
              44) 44 0 0
              45) 45 18 0.2
              48) 48 2 0
              49) 49 3 0
              50) 50 3,640 38.1
              51) 51 3 0
              52) 52 0 0
              55) 55 18 0.2
              57) 57 2 0
              58) 58 0 0
              60) 60 279 2.9
              62) 62 1 0
              65) 65 59 0.6
              67) 67 2 0
              68) 68 1 0
              70) 70 367 3.8
              71) 71 1 0
              72) 72 3 0
              75) 75 814 8.5
              76) 76 7 0.1
              77) 77 5 0.1
              78) 78 2 0
              79) 79 1 0
              80) 80 719 7.5
              81) 81 3 0
              83) 83 6 0.1
              84) 84 3 0
              85) 85 110 1.2
              86) 86 2 0
              87) 87 3 0
              88) 88 1 0
              89) 89 3 0
              90) 90 532 5.6
              91) 91 0 0
              92) 92 0 0
              93) 93 0 0
              94) 94 2 0
              95) 95 83 0.9
              96) 96 3 0
              97) 97 4 0
              98) 98 21 0.2
              99) 99 24 0.3
              100) 100 2,116 22.2
              888) Dont know 92 1
              999) Refused 82 0.9
              TOTAL9,548100.0
              Survey Details
              Scope: U.S. Sample
              Frame: U.S. Adults
              Sample: Random Sample
              Mode: Phone


              Here are some groups and organizations that have been in the news. Please tell me how close you feel to each of them: very close, close, neutral, far, very far, or dont know enough about the group or organization to say. -- Catholics. (CLCATH)
                TOTAL %
              1) Very close 83 12.7
              2) Close 216 33.2
              3) Neutral 249 38.2
              4) Far 42 6.5
              5) Very far 12 1.8
              6) Dont know 47 7.2
              7) Refused 2 0.3
              TOTAL651100.0
              Survey Details
              Scope: U.S. Sample
              Frame: U.S. Adults
              Sample: Random Sample
              Mode: Phone


              Overall, would you say you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the Catholic Church? (CATHCHUR)
                TOTAL %
              1) Favorable 571 54.6
              2) Unfavorable 355 34
              8) DK/No opinion 119 11.4
              TOTAL1,045100.0
              Survey Details
              Scope: U.S. Sample
              Frame: U.S. Adults
              Sample: Random Sample
              Mode: Phone


              ASKED OF THOSE WHOSE SAID THEIR RELIGION WAS PROTESTANT, JEWISH, OTHER, NONE, OR NOT SURE: Compared to 15 years ago, as far as you personally are concerned, do you feel more positive about Catholics, more negative, or have you not changed your views much at all? (VIEWCATH)
                TOTAL %
              1) More positive 127 12
              2) More negative 56 5.3
              3) Not changed views much 832 78.9
              4) Not sure 39 3.7
              TOTAL1,054100.0
              Survey Details
              Scope: U.S. Sample
              Frame: U.S. Adults
              Sample: Random Sample
              Mode: Phone


              Now Id like your opinion of some religious groups. Would you say your overall opinion of Catholics is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPCATHOL)
                TOTAL %
              1) Very favorable 822 28.7
              2) Mostly favorable 1,395 48.8
              3) Mostly unfavorable 180 6.3
              4) Very unfavorable 101 3.5
              5) Never heard of 3 0.1
              8) Cant rate 223 7.8
              9) Refused 137 4.8
              TOTAL2,861100.0
              Survey Details
              Scope: U.S. Sample
              Frame: U.S. Adults
              Sample: Random Sample
              Mode: Phone


              Overall, would you say you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the Catholic Church? (OPINCATH)
                TOTAL %
              1) Favorable 632 63.7
              2) Unfavorable 259 26.1
              8) DK/No opinion 101 10.2
              TOTAL992100.0
              Survey Details
              Scope: U.S. Sample
              Frame: U.S. Adults
              Sample: Random Sample
              Mode: Phone


              Overall, would you say you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the Catholic Church? (CATHOPIN)
                TOTAL %
              1) Favorable 462 47.4
              2) Unfavorable 441 45.2
              8) DK/No opinion 72 7.4
              TOTAL975100.0
              Survey Details
              Scope: U.S. Sample
              Frame: U.S. Adults
              Sample: Random Sample
              Mode: Phone


              For the following group or organization, please indicate which category best describes your overall opinion of that group or organization. Would you say your overall opinion of Catholics is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVCATH)
                TOTAL %
              1) Very favorable 804 28.9
              2) Mostly favorable 1,354 48.7
              3) Mostly unfavorable 138 5
              4) Very unfavorable 78 2.8
              5) Never heard of 6 0.2
              8) Cant rate 320 11.5
              9) Refused 78 2.8
              TOTAL2,778100.0
              Survey Details
              Scope: U.S. Sample
              Frame: U.S. Adults
              Sample: Random Sample
              Mode: Phone


              What about CATHOLICS? (Would you say they have too much influence, just about the right amount of influence, or too little influence?) (CATH INFL)
                TOTAL %
              0) NA; INAP 0 0
              1) TOO MUCH INFLUENCE 250 16.1
              2) JUST ABOUT THE RIGHT AMOUNT 1,050 67.5
              3) TOO LITTLE INFLUENCE 143 9.2
              8) DK 97 6.2
              9) REFUSED 15 1
              TOTAL1,555100.0
              Survey Details
              Scope: U.S. Sample
              Frame: U.S. Adults
              Sample: Random Sample
              Mode: Mixed-mode


              Now Im going to mention certain religious groups and organizations. Please tell me whether you would like to see them have more influence in shaping public opinion on important social issues, or less influence. -- Roman Catholics (INFCTHLC)
                TOTAL %
              1) More 1,990 35.5
              2) Less 2,478 44.2
              3) (VOL) Stay the same 436 7.8
              4) (VOL) Dont know/refused 699 12.5
              TOTAL5,603100.0
              Survey Details
              Scope: U.S. Sample
              Frame: U.S. Adults
              Sample: Random Sample
              Mode: Phone


              Do you feel that the following groups have too much influence, too little influence, or the right amount of influence in our society? -- The Catholic Church. (INFCATH)
                TOTAL %
              1) Too much influence 153 23.5
              2) Too little influence 357 54.9
              3) Right amount of influence 86 13.2
              4) Dont know/No answer 54 8.3
              TOTAL650100.0
              Survey Details
              Scope: U.S. Sample
              Frame: U.S. Adults
              Sample: Random Sample
              Mode: Phone


              Has the issue of sexual abuse of children by priests hurt the overall reputation of the Catholic Church in your eyes, or not? (HURTREP)
                TOTAL %
              1) Has hurt reputation 750 69.2
              2) Has NOT hurt reputation 311 28.7
              8) DK/No opinion 23 2.1
              TOTAL1,084100.0
              Survey Details
              Scope: U.S. Sample
              Frame: U.S. Adults
              Sample: Random Sample
              Mode: Phone


              ASKED OF THOSE WHOSE SAID THEIR RELIGION WAS PROTESTANT, JEWISH, OTHER, NONE, OR NOT SURE: Do you feel the Catholic Church has too much power and wealth here in the U.S., too little, or about the right amount of power and wealth, considering the number of Catholics in the U.S.? (PWRCATH)
                TOTAL %
              1) Too much power and wealth 258 24.5
              2) Too little power and wealth 25 2.4
              3) About the right amount of power and wealth 580 55
              4) Not sure 192 18.2
              TOTAL1,055100.0
              Survey Details
              Scope: U.S. Sample
              Frame: U.S. Adults
              Sample: Random Sample
              Mode: Phone


              ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO THINK THERE ARE RELIGIOUS GROUPS IN AMERICA WHO HAVE TOO MUCH POWER AND INFLUENCE: Which religious groups have too much power and influence? First mention (RELPWR1)
                TOTAL %
              0) Not applicable 0 0
              1) General or vague 22 2.3
              2) Atheists 4 0.4
              3) Baptists 65 6.7
              4) Born-again Christians 37 3.8
              5) Catholics 335 34.8
              6) Cults and sects 18 1.9
              7) Fundamentalists 36 3.7
              8) Jews 51 5.3
              9) Moonies 14 1.5
              10) Moral Majority 137 14.2
              11) Mormons 37 3.8
              12) Secular humanists 3 0.3
              13) TV preachers 56 5.8
              28) Zionists 1 0.1
              32) Muslims 5 0.5
              34) Billy Graham 1 0.1
              38) Southern Baptists 1 0.1
              39) Mennonites 1 0.1
              40) Jehovahs Witnesses 8 0.8
              41) Bakkers-PTL 13 1.3
              42) Satanic worshipers 2 0.2
              43) Ku Klux Klan 4 0.4
              44) Christians 4 0.4
              45) Seventh-day Adventists 1 0.1
              46) Pat Robertson 2 0.2
              47) Scientology 1 0.1
              48) Protestants 3 0.3
              60) New Age movement 1 0.1
              61) Pentecostals 6 0.6
              62) Evangelists 8 0.8
              63) Hare Krishnas 5 0.5
              65) Oral Roberts 1 0.1
              67) Episcopalians 1 0.1
              68) Mafia 1 0.1
              71) TV religions 1 0.1
              72) All religions 4 0.4
              73) Terrorists-survivalist 1 0.1
              74) National Black Caucus 1 0.1
              76) Wealthy 1 0.1
              77) Homosexuals 1 0.1
              78) Greeks 2 0.2
              85) Jim Jones 1 0.1
              97) Rather not say 3 0.3
              98) Dont Know 64 6.6
              TOTAL964100.0
              Survey Details
              Scope: U.S. Sample
              Frame: U.S. Adults
              Sample: Random Sample
              Mode: Phone


              ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO THINK THERE ARE RELIGIOUS GROUPS IN AMERICA WHO HAVE TOO MUCH POWER AND INFLUENCE: Which religious groups have too much power and influence? Second mention (RELPWR2)
                TOTAL %
              0) Not applicable 0 0
              3) Baptists 2 0.7
              4) Born-again Christians 1 0.4
              5) Catholics 42 15.7
              6) Cults and sects 6 2.2
              7) Fundamentalists 14 5.2
              8) Jews 56 20.9
              9) Moonies 11 4.1
              10) Moral Majority 38 14.2
              11) Mormons 20 7.5
              12) Secular humanists 1 0.4
              13) TV preachers 21 7.8
              14) Other 1 0.4
              29) PACs 1 0.4
              31) Religious Right 1 0.4
              38) Southern Baptists 1 0.4
              40) Jehovahs Witnesses 7 2.6
              41) Bakkers-PTL 10 3.7
              42) Satanic worshipers 1 0.4
              43) Ku Klux Klan 1 0.4
              44) Christians 1 0.4
              45) Seventh-day Adventists 1 0.4
              46) Pat Robertson 1 0.4
              48) Protestants 8 3
              49) Bible Speaks 1 0.4
              61) Pentecostals 4 1.5
              62) Evangelists 2 0.7
              63) Hare Krishnas 2 0.7
              65) Oral Roberts 1 0.4
              69) Church of God 1 0.4
              70) Liberals 1 0.4
              71) TV religions 2 0.7
              72) All religions 3 1.1
              75) National Council of Churches 2 0.7
              86) Unification Church 1 0.4
              98) Dont Know 2 0.7
              TOTAL268100.0
              Survey Details
              Scope: U.S. Sample
              Frame: U.S. Adults
              Sample: Random Sample
              Mode: Phone


              ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO THINK THERE ARE RELIGIOUS GROUPS IN AMERICA WHO HAVE TOO MUCH POWER AND INFLUENCE: Which religious groups have too much power and influence? Third mention (RELPWR3)
                TOTAL %
              0) Not applicable 0 0
              5) Catholics 1 1.8
              7) Fundamentalists 2 3.6
              8) Jews 11 20
              9) Moonies 1 1.8
              10) Moral Majority 11 20
              11) Mormons 7 12.7
              13) TV preachers 5 9.1
              30) Jewish Anti-Defamation League 1 1.8
              32) Muslims/Moslems 1 1.8
              33) Whites 2 3.6
              35) Right to Life 1 1.8
              40) Jehovah Witnesses 1 1.8
              41) Bakkers-PTL 2 3.6
              43) Ku Klux Klan 2 3.6
              46) Pat Robertson 1 1.8
              47) Scientology 2 3.6
              48) Protestants 1 1.8
              66) Lutheran 2 3.6
              98) Dont Know 1 1.8
              TOTAL55100.0
              Survey Details
              Scope: U.S. Sample
              Frame: U.S. Adults
              Sample: Random Sample
              Mode: Phone


              Many people say some groups have too much power in this country and some have not enough, but they often disagree on which groups have too much or too little. For each of the following groups of people in America, please decide whether you think they have too much power, too little, or about the right amount of power in our nations affairs. -- Catholics (PWRCTHL)
                TOTAL %
              1) Too much power 1,114 45.8
              2) Too little power 122 5
              3) Just the right amount of power 1,195 49.2
              TOTAL2,431100.0
              Survey Details
              Scope: Regional Sample
              Frame: Congregations
              Sample: Random Sample
              Mode: Mailed


              Now I want to ask you about different groups in the city. For each tell me if you think there really is a lot of anti-Semitic feeling in that group, some but not a lot, or almost none. - Catholics (ANTICATH)
                TOTAL %
              1) A lot 46 7.4
              2) Some not a lot 215 34.5
              3) Almost none 188 30.1
              4) Not sure 175 28
              TOTAL624100.0
              Survey Details
              Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
              Frame: Other
              Sample: Non-Random
              Mode: In-Person


              The statues and images in Catholic churches are idols. (IDOLS)
                TOTAL %
              1) Strongly agree 168 12.6
              2) Agree 324 24.2
              3) Neither agree nor disagree 448 33.5
              4) Disagree 235 17.6
              5) Strongly disagree 115 8.6
              8) Dont know 30 2.2
              9) No answer 17 1.3
              TOTAL1,337100.0
              Survey Details
              Scope: U.S. Sample
              Frame: U.S. Adults
              Sample: Random Sample
              Mode: In-Person


              Catholic rosaries and holy medals are superstitious. (ROSARIES)
                TOTAL %
              1) Strongly agree 93 7
              2) Agree 208 15.6
              3) Neither agree nor disagree 436 32.6
              4) Disagree 383 28.6
              5) Strongly disagree 166 12.4
              8) Dont know 33 2.5
              9) No answer 18 1.3
              TOTAL1,337100.0
              Survey Details
              Scope: U.S. Sample
              Frame: U.S. Adults
              Sample: Random Sample
              Mode: In-Person


              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 try to impose their religious practices on others. (CTHLMPOS)
                TOTAL %
              1) True 473 17.5
              2) Tends to be true 760 28.1
              3) Tends to be false 745 27.5
              4) False 731 27
              TOTAL2,709100.0
              Survey Details
              Scope: Regional Sample
              Frame: Congregations
              Sample: Random Sample
              Mode: Mailed


              Q50 How much would you say that you trust the following people or groups ..o. Catholics (Q50O)
                TOTAL %
              1) A lot 304 18.4
              2) Some 1,154 70
              3) Only a little 154 9.3
              4) Not at all 37 2.2
              TOTAL1,649100.0
              Survey Details
              Scope: U.S. Sample
              Frame: U.S. Adults
              Sample: Random Sample
              Mode: Mixed-mode


              I am going to name various groups of people. Please tell me whether or not you would like to have these groups as neighbors, if it wouldnt make any difference to you, or if you would prefer not to have them as neighbors. -- Catholics. (NEICATH)
                TOTAL %
              1) Would like 127 19.5
              2) Make no difference 503 77.1
              3) Prefer not 18 2.8
              4) Dont know/No answer 4 0.6
              TOTAL652100.0
              Survey Details
              Scope: U.S. Sample
              Frame: U.S. Adults
              Sample: Random Sample
              Mode: Phone


              We would like you to imagine, for a moment, that for some reason you could no longer continue to attend a church of your present denomination. Below is a list of other denominations that it would be possible for you to attend. We would like you to consider each and decide for yourself how comfortable and at home you think you would feel in each. -- Roman Catholic Church (ROMANCAT)
                TOTAL %
              1) Very comfortable 328 13.5
              2) Comfortable 240 9.9
              3) A little uncomfortable 428 17.6
              4) Uncomfortable 1,288 53
              5) Dont know enough about this denomination to say 145 6
              TOTAL2,429100.0
              Survey Details
              Scope: Regional Sample
              Frame: Congregations
              Sample: Random Sample
              Mode: Mailed


              Would you be more likely or less likely to support a candidate for president who is Catholic, or wouldnt this matter to you? (PRESCATH)
                TOTAL %
              1) More likely to support 380 12.5
              2) Less likely to support 227 7.4
              3) Wouldnt matter/No difference 2,407 78.9
              9) Dont Know/Refused 38 1.2
              TOTAL3,052100.0
              Survey Details
              Scope: U.S. Sample
              Frame: U.S. Adults
              Sample: Random Sample
              Mode: Phone


              If your party nominated a generally well-qualified person for President would you vote for the following if that person happened to be the following -- Catholic. (PRESCATH)
                TOTAL %
              1) Yes 583 89.6
              2) No 35 5.4
              3) Dont know/No answer 33 5.1
              TOTAL651100.0
              Survey Details
              Scope: U.S. Sample
              Frame: U.S. Adults
              Sample: Random Sample
              Mode: Phone


              If a presidential candidate belongs to a political party you like and has many views you like, would you be willing to vote for such a person if the person is Catholic? (PRESCATH)
                TOTAL %
              1) Yes 2,149 86
              2) No 213 8.5
              8) Dont know 138 5.5
              TOTAL2,500100.0
              Survey Details
              Scope: U.S. Sample
              Frame: U.S. Adults
              Sample: Random Sample
              Mode: Phone


              If your party nominated someone for president who was generally well qualified and happened to be Catholic, would you vote for the candidate? (VOTECTH)
                TOTAL %
              1) Would vote for candidate 786 92.8
              2) Would not vote for candidate 16 1.9
              3) Depends [Volunteered] 24 2.8
              4) Dont know/Cant say/No answer 21 2.5
              TOTAL847100.0
              Survey Details
              Scope: Regional Sample
              Frame: U.S. Adults
              Sample: Random Sample
              Mode: Phone


              SubCategories [ Back to Top ]
              General Attitude: How does the respondent feel about Catholics in general?
              Influence: Does the respondent think Catholics have too much influence?
              Practices and Beliefs: This question type asks the respondent's opinion about Catholics practices and beliefs.
              Trust and Comfort: This question type asks the respondent how comfortable he/she is with Catholics or how much the respondent trusts Catholics.
              Voting: Would the respondent vote for a Catholic candidate?

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