Catholic Attitudes on Gay and Lesbian Issues<br />Key Findings from PRRI’s Recent Report<br />Release Date: March 23, 2011...
Sources of Data<br />Public Religion Research Institute Surveys<br />Pre-election American Values Survey, September 2010<b...
Sources of Data<br />Other Surveys<br />National Election Pool, Exit Polls, 1982-2010. <br />Pew Forum on Religion & Publi...
National Sources of DataMethodology & Sample Sizes <br />4<br />Catholic Attitudes on Gay and Lesbian Issues<br />
Social Acceptance of Gay and Lesbian Relationships<br />5<br />Catholic Attitudes on Gay and Lesbian Issues<br />
Catholic Perceptions of Groups Facing Discrimination in Society<br />6<br />Catholic Attitudes on Gay and Lesbian Issues<b...
Views on Selected Gay and Lesbian Issues<br />7<br />Catholic Attitudes on Gay and Lesbian Issues<br />
Views on Same-sex Marriage & Civil Unions<br />8<br />Catholic Attitudes on Gay and Lesbian Issues<br />
Worship Attendance Among Catholics<br />9<br />Catholic Attitudes on Gay and Lesbian Issues<br />
Support for Same-sex Marriage, Civil Unions by Worship Attendance<br />10<br />Catholic Attitudes on Gay and Lesbian Issue...
Views about Sexual Relations between Adults of the Same Gender<br />11<br />Catholic Attitudes on Gay and Lesbian Issues<b...
Catholic Attitudes on Gay and Lesbian Issues<br />Key Findings from PRRI’s Recent Report<br />Follow us Online:<br /><ul><...
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  • Give ranges, note much of the report based on PRRI’s AVS, which had over 650 Catholics in the sample.
  • Other non-CatholicChristians = 48% support (n=516).
  • GP ranks these groups in same order with exception that Muslims are slightly higher than Hispanics (58% vs. 52% respectively). GP on Gays &amp; Lesbians = 64%.
  • Question wording:ADOPTION: &quot;Allowing gay and lesbian couples to adopt children”ENDA: &quot;Laws that would protect gay and lesbian people against job discrimination”DADT: &quot;Allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military&quot;
  • Note: Less often includes a few times a month, seldom, and never categories.
  • While there are important divisions about the issue of marriage, there is less division over the issue of some kind of legal recognition for marriage. Only 3-in-10 of the most frequently attending Catholics say there should be no legal recognition of any kind for a gay couples’ relationship.This is perhaps not so surprising given the overwhelming support for social acceptance we saw in the first slide.
  • Compared to the general public and most other religious groups, Catholics are less likely to have negative moral evaluations of “homosexual behavior.” Among the general public, nearly half (49%) say that homosexual behavior is morally wrong, compared to about 1-in-10 (9%) who say it is morally acceptable. Roughly one-third (35%) say they do not consider it a moral issue. Less than 4-in-10 (39%) Catholics say homosexual behavior is morally wrong, compared to 12% who say it is morally acceptable. A plurality (41%) of Catholics say they do not consider homosexual behavior to be a moral issue (Pew Research Center, Religion &amp; Politics Survey, 2009).
  • Catholic Attitudes on Gay and Lesbian Issues

    1. 1. Catholic Attitudes on Gay and Lesbian Issues<br />Key Findings from PRRI’s Recent Report<br />Release Date: March 23, 2011<br />
    2. 2. Sources of Data<br />Public Religion Research Institute Surveys<br />Pre-election American Values Survey, September 2010<br />Post-election American Values Survey, November 2010<br />Religion & Politics Tracking Survey, September, December 2010<br />PRRI/RNS Religion News Poll, October 2010<br />California Proposition 8 Survey, July 2010<br />Full Report can be found at: http://www.publicreligion.org/research/?id=509.<br />2<br />Catholic Attitudes on Gay and Lesbian Issues<br />
    3. 3. Sources of Data<br />Other Surveys<br />National Election Pool, Exit Polls, 1982-2010. <br />Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, Religious Landscape Survey, 2007. <br />Pew Research Center, Religion & Politics Survey, 2009.<br />Pew Research Center, Post-election Survey, November 2010. <br />Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, Michigan Catholics Survey, 2010.<br />3<br />Catholic Attitudes on Gay and Lesbian Issues<br />
    4. 4. National Sources of DataMethodology & Sample Sizes <br />4<br />Catholic Attitudes on Gay and Lesbian Issues<br />
    5. 5. Social Acceptance of Gay and Lesbian Relationships<br />5<br />Catholic Attitudes on Gay and Lesbian Issues<br />
    6. 6. Catholic Perceptions of Groups Facing Discrimination in Society<br />6<br />Catholic Attitudes on Gay and Lesbian Issues<br />
    7. 7. Views on Selected Gay and Lesbian Issues<br />7<br />Catholic Attitudes on Gay and Lesbian Issues<br />
    8. 8. Views on Same-sex Marriage & Civil Unions<br />8<br />Catholic Attitudes on Gay and Lesbian Issues<br />
    9. 9. Worship Attendance Among Catholics<br />9<br />Catholic Attitudes on Gay and Lesbian Issues<br />
    10. 10. Support for Same-sex Marriage, Civil Unions by Worship Attendance<br />10<br />Catholic Attitudes on Gay and Lesbian Issues<br />
    11. 11. Views about Sexual Relations between Adults of the Same Gender<br />11<br />Catholic Attitudes on Gay and Lesbian Issues<br />
    12. 12. Catholic Attitudes on Gay and Lesbian Issues<br />Key Findings from PRRI’s Recent Report<br />Follow us Online:<br /><ul><li>www.facebook.com/publicreligion
    13. 13. www.twitter.com/publicreligion
    14. 14. www.publicreligion.org</li>

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