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New York Times New York State Catholic Poll, November 1999 (ICPSR 2872)

Principal Investigator(s): The New York Times


This special topic poll, fielded November 29-December 5, 1999, queried residents of New York State for their opinions regarding religion in general and the Catholic Church in particular. Views were solicited regarding the appropriateness of religious leaders taking public positions and/or supporting political candidates based on the candidates' stands on topics such as abortion, gun control, nuclear weapons, cultural exhibits, and the poor. Respondents were also asked about their opinions regarding Pope John Paul II, John Cardinal O'Connor, the Archdiocese of New York, and their local parish and parish priest. Opinions were also sought on Church issues such as the ordination of women and homosexuals, allowing girls to assist at the altar, and allowing priests to marry, as well as public policy issues including abortion and public funding of private/parochial schools. Self-identified Catholics were asked about their level of involvement with the Church and church-related organizations. Background information on respondents includes age, sex, race, ethnicity, political philosophy, religious preference, marital status, employment status, family income, and age of children in the household.

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Study Description


The New York Times. NEW YORK TIMES NEW YORK STATE CATHOLIC POLL, NOVEMBER 1999. ICPSR version. New York, NY: The New York Times [producer], 1999. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-05-19. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02872.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02872.v1

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Scope of Study

Time Period:   

  • 1999-11-29--1999-12-05

Data Collection Notes:

(1) This collection has not been processed by ICPSR staff. ICPSR is distributing the data and documentation for this collection in essentially the same form in which they were received. When appropriate, hardcopy documentation has been converted to machine-readable form and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity. (2) The codebook is provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.



Original ICPSR Release:   2000-04-18

Version History:

  • 2008-05-19 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.



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