DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Catholics by educational group

% of Catholics who are ages…

Educational distribution 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,407. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 17% 32% 27% 23% 2,407
Some college 22% 30% 29% 19% 1,777
College 15% 37% 32% 16% 1,751
Post-graduate degree 6% 42% 33% 19% 1,101

Generational cohort among Catholics by educational group

% of Catholics who are…

Educational distribution Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,407. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 11% 10% 28% 33% 15% 2% 2,407
Some college 17% 11% 25% 35% 12% 1% 1,777
College 6% 16% 31% 37% 10% 1% 1,751
Post-graduate degree 1% 11% 37% 39% 11% 1% 1,101

Gender composition among Catholics by educational group

% of Catholics who are…

Educational distribution Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,431. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 48% 52% 2,431
Some college 44% 56% 1,810
College 46% 54% 1,788
Post-graduate degree 46% 54% 1,128

Racial and ethnic composition among Catholics by educational group

% of Catholics who identify as…

Educational distribution White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,415. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 46% 2% 2% 49% 2% 2,415
Some college 65% 4% 4% 26% 2% 1,789
College 73% 2% 5% 18% 2% 1,761
Post-graduate degree 81% 3% 3% 11% 2% 1,105

Immigrant status among Catholics by educational group

% of Catholics who are…

Educational distribution Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,399. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 40% 13% 46% 2,399
Some college 18% 18% 64% 1,795
College 17% 14% 69% 1,782
Post-graduate degree 15% 13% 72% 1,121

Income distribution among Catholics by educational group

% of Catholics who have a household income of…

Educational distribution Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 2,017. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 56% 20% 17% 7% 2,017
Some college 28% 23% 33% 16% 1,569
College 12% 18% 35% 36% 1,553
Post-graduate degree 8% 10% 33% 50% 984

Marital status among Catholics by educational group

% of Catholics who are…

Educational distribution Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,423. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 46% 10% 14% 9% 21% 2,423
Some college 49% 8% 11% 7% 26% 1,805
College 63% 5% 9% 4% 18% 1,780
Post-graduate degree 66% 6% 8% 5% 14% 1,126

Parent of children under 18 among Catholics by educational group

% of Catholics who are…

Educational distribution Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,425. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 31% 69% 2,425
Some college 26% 74% 1,802
College 35% 65% 1,783
Post-graduate degree 35% 65% 1,124

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Catholics by educational group

% of Catholics who say they…

Educational distribution Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 2,431. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 61% 31% 5% 1% 1% 1% 2,431
Some college 69% 23% 4% 1% 1% 2% 1,810
College 65% 27% 4% < 1% 2% 1% 1,788
Post-graduate degree 66% 24% 6% 1% 1% 1% 1,128

Importance of religion in one's life among Catholics by educational group

% of Catholics who say religion is…

Educational distribution Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,431. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 60% 31% 6% 2% < 1% 2,431
Some college 56% 34% 8% 2% < 1% 1,810
College 53% 35% 10% 2% < 1% 1,788
Post-graduate degree 59% 29% 9% 2% 1% 1,128

Attendance at religious services among Catholics by educational group

% of Catholics who attend religious services…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,431. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 39% 38% 22% 1% 2,431
Some college 35% 43% 21% < 1% 1,810
College 43% 42% 15% < 1% 1,788
Post-graduate degree 50% 38% 12% 1% 1,128

Frequency of prayer among Catholics by educational group

% of Catholics who pray…

Educational distribution At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,431. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 59% 21% 7% 13% 1% 2,431
Some college 60% 19% 7% 13% 1% 1,810
College 56% 23% 7% 13% < 1% 1,788
Post-graduate degree 61% 19% 8% 12% < 1% 1,128

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among Catholics by educational group

% of Catholics who attend prayer group…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,431. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 20% 11% 9% 59% 1% 2,431
Some college 14% 8% 10% 66% 1% 1,810
College 14% 7% 11% 68% < 1% 1,788
Post-graduate degree 14% 9% 12% 64% < 1% 1,128

Frequency of meditation among Catholics by educational group

% of Catholics who meditate…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,431. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 41% 9% 5% 43% 2% 2,431
Some college 38% 9% 4% 48% 1% 1,810
College 37% 10% 7% 46% 1% 1,788
Post-graduate degree 46% 8% 5% 40% 1% 1,128

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Catholics by educational group

% of Catholics who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,431. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 57% 15% 10% 16% 2% 2,431
Some college 56% 18% 11% 13% 1% 1,810
College 55% 19% 14% 11% 1% 1,788
Post-graduate degree 59% 18% 11% 11% 1% 1,128

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Catholics by educational group

% of Catholics who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,431. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 41% 13% 14% 31% 2% 2,431
Some college 43% 16% 14% 25% 1% 1,810
College 42% 18% 16% 23% 1% 1,788
Post-graduate degree 47% 17% 17% 19% < 1% 1,128

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Catholics by educational group

% of Catholics who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Educational distribution Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,431. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 32% 8% 47% 11% 2% 2,431
Some college 29% 10% 52% 8% 2% 1,810
College 26% 13% 48% 11% 3% 1,788
Post-graduate degree 29% 15% 42% 11% 3% 1,128

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Catholics by educational group

% of Catholics who say…

Educational distribution There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,431. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 26% 71% 1% 2% 2,431
Some college 34% 64% 1% 1% 1,810
College 33% 65% 1% 1% 1,788
Post-graduate degree 36% 62% 1% < 1% 1,128

Frequency of reading scripture among Catholics by educational group

% of Catholics who read scripture…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,431. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 27% 12% 10% 50% 1% 2,431
Some college 25% 12% 10% 52% 1% 1,810
College 21% 10% 11% 58% < 1% 1,788
Post-graduate degree 27% 9% 13% 51% < 1% 1,128

Interpreting scripture among Catholics by educational group

% of Catholics who say the holy scripture is…

Educational distribution Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,431. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 36% 31% 4% 23% 7% 2,431
Some college 23% 38% 2% 28% 9% 1,810
College 11% 44% 2% 35% 8% 1,788
Post-graduate degree 9% 42% 1% 39% 8% 1,128

Belief in Heaven among Catholics by educational group

% of Catholics who …in heaven

Educational distribution Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,431. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 84% 10% 5% 2,431
Some college 88% 7% 5% 1,810
College 84% 11% 5% 1,788
Post-graduate degree 81% 13% 6% 1,128

Belief in Hell among Catholics by educational group

% of Catholics who …in hell

Educational distribution Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,431. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 64% 27% 9% 2,431
Some college 66% 26% 7% 1,810
College 61% 31% 8% 1,788
Post-graduate degree 54% 38% 9% 1,128

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Catholics by educational group

% of Catholics who identify as…

Educational distribution Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,431. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 31% 25% 44% 2,431
Some college 40% 15% 45% 1,810
College 48% 12% 40% 1,788
Post-graduate degree 44% 11% 45% 1,128

Political ideology among Catholics by educational group

% of Catholics who are…

Educational distribution Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,431. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 38% 32% 24% 7% 2,431
Some college 38% 38% 20% 5% 1,810
College 37% 40% 20% 3% 1,788
Post-graduate degree 33% 41% 23% 2% 1,128

Views about size of government among Catholics by educational group

% of Catholics who would rather have…

Educational distribution Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,431. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 36% 58% 2% 3% 2,431
Some college 54% 38% 4% 4% 1,810
College 61% 34% 2% 3% 1,788
Post-graduate degree 60% 34% 3% 3% 1,128

Views about government aid to the poor among Catholics by educational group

% of Catholics who say government aid to the poor…

Educational distribution Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,431. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 43% 51% 3% 2% 2,431
Some college 50% 45% 3% 1% 1,810
College 50% 44% 4% 2% 1,788
Post-graduate degree 43% 51% 5% 1% 1,128

Views about abortion among Catholics by educational group

% of Catholics who say abortion should be…

Educational distribution Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,431. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 43% 51% 6% 2,431
Some college 51% 44% 5% 1,810
College 54% 43% 3% 1,788
Post-graduate degree 50% 47% 3% 1,128

Views about homosexuality among Catholics by educational group

% of Catholics who say homosexuality…

Educational distribution Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,431. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 66% 26% 4% 5% 2,431
Some college 71% 22% 4% 3% 1,810
College 74% 19% 4% 3% 1,788
Post-graduate degree 75% 17% 4% 3% 1,128

Views about same-sex marriage among Catholics by educational group

% of Catholics who …same-sex marriage

Educational distribution Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,431. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 51% 38% 11% 2,431
Some college 59% 33% 9% 1,810
College 65% 30% 6% 1,788
Post-graduate degree 65% 28% 7% 1,128

Views about environmental regulation among Catholics by educational group

% of Catholics who say…

Educational distribution Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,431. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 42% 51% 2% 5% 2,431
Some college 40% 56% 3% 2% 1,810
College 35% 61% 2% 2% 1,788
Post-graduate degree 33% 65% 1% 1% 1,128

Views about human evolution among Catholics by educational group

% of Catholics who say humans…

Educational distribution Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,431. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 28% 26% 4% 35% 7% 2,431
Some college 28% 35% 3% 31% 3% 1,810
College 37% 36% 5% 19% 3% 1,788
Post-graduate degree 37% 39% 7% 16% 2% 1,128