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A Poll for Practicing Catholics

Two out of ten Americans are practicing Catholics. This poll attempts to learn the attitudes of practicing Catholics. Those who are former Catholics are encouraged to take the corresponding poll. Because of the limitations of multiple-choice questions all are encouraged to post a message to expand on the issues raised.
1. First, the usual screening questions. Where do you live?
A. United States (please go to question 2).
B. Outside USA, but I am a U.S. citizen (please go to question 2).
C. Outside the USA, not an American citizen (please do not answer any more questions).
2. Do you consider yourself a practicing Catholic?
A. Yes (please continue).
B. No (please do not answer any more questions).
3. How old are you?
A. Under 21 (please do not answer any more questions).
B. 21 - 30 (please continue).
C. 31 - 49 (please continue).
D. 50 - 64 (please continue).
E. 65 or older (please continue).
4. Next, we will continue with the demographic questions. Are you male or female?
A. Male.
B. Female.
5. Which best describes your race or ethnic background?
A. White, non-Hispanic.
B. Hispanic.
C. African-American.
D. Bi-racial or other.
6. What type of high school did you attend?
A. Public high school
B. Catholic high school.
C. Private high school, non-Catholic.
D. I was home schooled or cyber schooled.
E. Other.
7. What is your educational level?
A. Did not finish high school.
B. High school graduate or GED.
C. Some college, did not graduate.
D. Associates Degree.
E. Bachelor's Degree.
F. Master's Degree.
G. Professional Degree (law, medicine, dental, etc).
H. Ph.D. or Ed.D
8. Which best describes your current marital status?
A. Single, never married.
B. Married to my first spouse.
C. Married to my second, third, or subsequent spouse.
D. Divorced, not married at the present.
E. Widow or widower, not married at the present.
9. Were you born into a Catholic family or did you convert to the Catholic faith?
A. Born into a Catholic family.
B. Converted to Catholicism as a teenager.
C. Converted to Catholicism as an adult.
10. How often do you attend Catholic church?
A. Once a month or less.
B. Two or three times a month.
C. Once a week.
D. Two times a week.
E. Three times a week or more.
11. Are you a priest or a nun?
A. I am a priest.
B. I am a nun.
C. I am in training to become a priest or a nun.
D. I was a priest or nun, but have either retired or resigned.
E. I an not a priest or nun.
12. Next, your opinion on various social and political issues. Which best describes your opinion of ACA or Obamacare?
A. It is a good law, keep it.
B. It should be repealed and replaced.
C. It should be repealed.
D. Do not know.
13. For whom will you vote (or did vote) in the 2012 Presidential election?
A. Definitely Romney.
B. Probably Romney.
C. Uncertain.
D. Probably Obama.
E. Definitely Obama.
F. I will not (did not) vote in 2012.
14. Do you think state and federal governments should recognize same-sex marriages?
A. Yes.
B. No.
15. How old were you when you lost your virginity?
A. Fifteen or under.
B. Sixteen or seventeen.
C. Eighteen or nineteen.
D. Twenty or twenty-one.
E. Twenty-two or twenty-three.
F. Twenty-four or older.
G. I am still a virgin.
16. Do you think U.S. courts should impose and carry out the death penalty on convicted criminals?
A. Yes.
B. No.
C. Uncertain.
17. Sex abuse accusations have been made against some Catholic priests. What percentage of the accusations do you believe are true?
A. None.
B. Some, but less than one-quarter.
C. One quarter to one half.
D. One-half to three-fourths.
E. More than three-fourths, but not all.
18. Do you think it is morally acceptable for married couples to use artificial birth control?
A. Yes.
B. No.
C. Do not know.
This poll was created on 2012-07-08 21:37:29 by JohnP0123