Political ideology among Catholics

% of Catholics who are…

Survey year Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,202. 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.
2014 37% 36% 22% 5% 7,202
2007 36% 38% 18% 8% 8,054

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Catholics by political ideology

% of Catholics who are ages…

Political ideology 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,721. 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.
Conservative 13% 31% 32% 25% 2,721
Moderate 18% 34% 29% 19% 2,582
Liberal 22% 35% 26% 16% 1,453
Don't know 18% 39% 26% 17% 305

Generational cohort among Catholics by political ideology

% of Catholics who are…

Political ideology Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,721. 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.
Conservative 8% 9% 27% 38% 17% 2% 2,721
Moderate 12% 11% 29% 34% 12% 1% 2,582
Liberal 14% 14% 30% 31% 9% 2% 1,453
Don't know 9% 18% 31% 30% 11% 2% 305

Gender composition among Catholics by political ideology

% of Catholics who are…

Political ideology Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,780. 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.
Conservative 49% 51% 2,780
Moderate 45% 55% 2,619
Liberal 46% 54% 1,474
Don't know 43% 57% 329

Racial and ethnic composition among Catholics by political ideology

% of Catholics who identify as…

Political ideology White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,736. 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.
Conservative 64% 2% 3% 30% 2% 2,736
Moderate 63% 3% 3% 29% 2% 2,599
Liberal 48% 3% 3% 44% 2% 1,460
Don't know 39% 7% 1% 49% 3% 318

Immigrant status among Catholics by political ideology

% of Catholics who are…

Political ideology Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,755. 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.
Conservative 25% 13% 62% 2,755
Moderate 23% 17% 60% 2,604
Liberal 36% 16% 48% 1,461
Don't know 44% 8% 48% 307

Income distribution among Catholics by political ideology

% of Catholics who have a household income of…

Political ideology Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 2,348. 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.
Conservative 33% 19% 28% 20% 2,348
Moderate 31% 20% 27% 21% 2,288
Liberal 46% 18% 20% 15% 1,303
Don't know 53% 21% 20% 6% 198

Educational distribution among Catholics by political ideology

% of Catholics who have completed…

Political ideology High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,767. 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.
Conservative 47% 28% 16% 9% 2,767
Moderate 41% 29% 18% 12% 2,612
Liberal 50% 24% 15% 11% 1,465
Don't know 61% 25% 9% 5% 313

Marital status among Catholics by political ideology

% of Catholics who are…

Political ideology Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,772. 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.
Conservative 57% 7% 12% 8% 17% 2,772
Moderate 52% 8% 11% 7% 22% 2,612
Liberal 43% 11% 15% 5% 26% 1,468
Don't know 46% 10% 12% 9% 23% 324

Parent of children under 18 among Catholics by political ideology

% of Catholics who are…

Political ideology Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,765. 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.
Conservative 30% 70% 2,765
Moderate 31% 69% 2,613
Liberal 32% 68% 1,470
Don't know 29% 71% 324

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Catholics by political ideology

% of Catholics who say they…

Political ideology 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 = 2,780. 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.
Conservative 72% 22% 3% 1% 1% 1% 2,780
Moderate 64% 28% 5% 1% 1% 1% 2,619
Liberal 52% 35% 8% 2% 3% 1% 1,474
Don't know 64% 24% 6% 4% < 1% 2% 329

Importance of religion in one's life among Catholics by political ideology

% of Catholics who say religion is…

Political ideology Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,780. 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.
Conservative 67% 26% 5% 2% < 1% 2,780
Moderate 52% 37% 9% 2% < 1% 2,619
Liberal 50% 35% 10% 4% 1% 1,474
Don't know 62% 28% 6% 3% 1% 329

Attendance at religious services among Catholics by political ideology

% of Catholics who attend religious services…

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,780. 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.
Conservative 48% 35% 17% < 1% 2,780
Moderate 36% 44% 19% < 1% 2,619
Liberal 31% 43% 25% < 1% 1,474
Don't know 34% 39% 24% 2% 329

Frequency of prayer among Catholics by political ideology

% of Catholics who pray…

Political ideology At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,780. 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.
Conservative 66% 18% 5% 9% 1% 2,780
Moderate 55% 21% 9% 14% 1% 2,619
Liberal 51% 23% 8% 17% < 1% 1,474
Don't know 61% 16% 6% 13% 3% 329

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among Catholics by political ideology

% of Catholics who attend prayer group…

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,780. 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.
Conservative 21% 10% 11% 57% 1% 2,780
Moderate 14% 9% 11% 67% < 1% 2,619
Liberal 15% 9% 8% 68% < 1% 1,474
Don't know 20% 11% 7% 59% 3% 329

Frequency of meditation among Catholics by political ideology

% of Catholics who meditate…

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,780. 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.
Conservative 43% 8% 3% 44% 1% 2,780
Moderate 39% 9% 5% 46% < 1% 2,619
Liberal 38% 9% 6% 44% 2% 1,474
Don't know 37% 12% 4% 40% 7% 329

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Catholics by political ideology

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

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,780. 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.
Conservative 61% 16% 9% 12% 1% 2,780
Moderate 55% 18% 13% 13% 1% 2,619
Liberal 53% 16% 12% 18% 1% 1,474
Don't know 54% 13% 9% 16% 9% 329

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Catholics by political ideology

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

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,780. 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.
Conservative 43% 14% 14% 28% 1% 2,780
Moderate 40% 17% 17% 26% 1% 2,619
Liberal 46% 15% 13% 25% 1% 1,474
Don't know 37% 11% 11% 33% 7% 329

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Catholics by political ideology

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

Political ideology Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,780. 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.
Conservative 40% 8% 43% 8% 2% 2,780
Moderate 23% 11% 53% 10% 2% 2,619
Liberal 25% 13% 48% 14% 2% 1,474
Don't know 28% 6% 48% 9% 9% 329

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Catholics by political ideology

% of Catholics who say…

Political ideology 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 = 2,780. 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.
Conservative 39% 58% 1% 2% 2,780
Moderate 27% 72% 1% 1% 2,619
Liberal 21% 76% 1% 1% 1,474
Don't know 26% 66% 3% 5% 329

Frequency of reading scripture among Catholics by political ideology

% of Catholics who read scripture…

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,780. 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.
Conservative 31% 12% 10% 47% 1% 2,780
Moderate 22% 11% 12% 55% 1% 2,619
Liberal 22% 10% 9% 58% < 1% 1,474
Don't know 25% 12% 8% 50% 4% 329

Interpreting scripture among Catholics by political ideology

% of Catholics who say the holy scripture is…

Political ideology 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 = 2,780. 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.
Conservative 31% 41% 3% 17% 7% 2,780
Moderate 19% 39% 2% 32% 8% 2,619
Liberal 26% 26% 2% 40% 7% 1,474
Don't know 31% 20% 10% 24% 14% 329

Belief in Heaven among Catholics by political ideology

% of Catholics who …in heaven

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,780. 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.
Conservative 89% 7% 5% 2,780
Moderate 85% 10% 4% 2,619
Liberal 79% 16% 6% 1,474
Don't know 80% 9% 11% 329

Belief in Hell among Catholics by political ideology

% of Catholics who …in hell

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,780. 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.
Conservative 71% 22% 7% 2,780
Moderate 61% 31% 8% 2,619
Liberal 56% 36% 7% 1,474
Don't know 57% 26% 17% 329

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Catholics by political ideology

% of Catholics who identify as…

Political ideology Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,780. 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.
Conservative 59% 15% 26% 2,780
Moderate 33% 16% 50% 2,619
Liberal 15% 19% 65% 1,474
Don't know 10% 57% 34% 329

Views about size of government among Catholics by political ideology

% of Catholics who would rather have…

Political ideology Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,780. 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.
Conservative 62% 35% 1% 2% 2,780
Moderate 48% 45% 3% 4% 2,619
Liberal 26% 67% 3% 3% 1,474
Don't know 31% 54% 7% 8% 329

Views about government aid to the poor among Catholics by political ideology

% of Catholics who say government aid to the poor…

Political ideology Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,780. 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.
Conservative 60% 35% 3% 1% 2,780
Moderate 42% 52% 4% 2% 2,619
Liberal 31% 65% 3% 1% 1,474
Don't know 41% 46% 7% 6% 329

Views about abortion among Catholics by political ideology

% of Catholics who say abortion should be…

Political ideology Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,780. 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.
Conservative 35% 61% 4% 2,780
Moderate 55% 41% 4% 2,619
Liberal 59% 36% 4% 1,474
Don't know 47% 42% 11% 329

Views about homosexuality among Catholics by political ideology

% of Catholics who say homosexuality…

Political ideology Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,780. 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.
Conservative 57% 34% 5% 4% 2,780
Moderate 77% 16% 3% 3% 2,619
Liberal 81% 14% 2% 3% 1,474
Don't know 60% 24% 7% 9% 329

Views about same-sex marriage among Catholics by political ideology

% of Catholics who …same-sex marriage

Political ideology Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,780. 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.
Conservative 40% 50% 10% 2,780
Moderate 65% 27% 8% 2,619
Liberal 72% 21% 6% 1,474
Don't know 52% 27% 21% 329

Views about environmental regulation among Catholics by political ideology

% of Catholics who say…

Political ideology 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 = 2,780. 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.
Conservative 52% 42% 2% 4% 2,780
Moderate 34% 62% 2% 2% 2,619
Liberal 26% 70% 1% 3% 1,474
Don't know 41% 45% 5% 9% 329

Views about human evolution among Catholics by political ideology

% of Catholics who say humans…

Political ideology 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 = 2,780. 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.
Conservative 23% 33% 4% 35% 6% 2,780
Moderate 32% 34% 4% 26% 3% 2,619
Liberal 43% 27% 3% 23% 4% 1,474
Don't know 25% 21% 11% 30% 13% 329