Survey of U.S. Catholics and Family Life, 2015
SummaryThe 2015 Survey of U.S. Catholics and Family Life is a nationally representative survey conducted by the Pew Research Center. It was administered by telephone (landline and cellphones) to a sample of 5,122 adult respondents of any religion. It covers an array of topics, including attitudes toward prominent figures, opinions on different kinds of romantic relationship, climate change, religion, and Catholicism in particular.
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Data FileCases: 5122
Weight Variable: WEIGHT
The combined sample is weighted using an iterative technique. Key demographic factors were adjusted to align with parameters from the 2013 Census Bureau's American Community Survey, the decennial census, and the 2014 National Health Interview Survey. Weights also considered the greater sampling probability of individuals who own both a landline and a cellphone. Household size also was accounted for among landline phone respondents. Individuals using the dataset should keep in mind that, "All point estimates should be derived from weighted data; point estimates based on unweighted data will not be representative of the U.S. population. Applying the variable WEIGHT to the dataset results in a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults" (Source: Pew Research Center 2015 Survey of U.S. Catholics and Family Life Background and Codebook).