Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #8507

Geography Surveyed: Boston (Manchester, NH) DMA
Data Collected: 03/10/2006 - 03/13/2006
Release Date: 03/13/2006 10:50 AM ET
Sponsor: WBZ-TV Boston

Filtering: SurveyUSA interviewed 1200 Boston-area adults; 508 identified themselves as Catholics and were asked the questions which appear below.

1
  Asked of 508 Catholics
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.4%

How would you rate the overall job performance of Archbishop Sean O'Malley? Excellent? Good? Fair? Or poor?

18% Excellent
31% Good
34% Fair
16% Poor
2% Not Sure

2
  Asked of 508 Catholics
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.4%

Based on what you know, how would you rate the job Archbishop O'Malley did at following up on the sexual abuse scandal involving priests?

13% Excellent
23% Good
30% Fair
32% Poor
2% Not Sure

3
  Asked of 508 Catholics
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.3%

Based on what you know, do you think Archbishop O'Malley handled church closings the right way? Or the wrong way?

24% Right Way
62% Wrong Way
14% Not Sure

4
  Asked of 508 Catholics
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.2%

Based on what you know, do you think Archbishop O'Malley handled school closings the right way? Or the wrong way?

21% Right Way
64% Wrong Way
14% Not Sure

5
  Asked of 508 Catholics
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.4%

Do you think Archbishop Sean O'Malley becoming a Cardinal will be a good thing for the Boston Archdiocese? A bad thing? Or will it not affect the Archdiocese either way?

40% Good Thing
20% Bad Thing
39% No Effect
1% Not Sure

6
  Asked of 508 Catholics
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.4%

Compared to five years ago, are you going to church more? Less? Or about the same as you did five years ago?

12% More
49% Less
38% About The Same
0% Not Sure

7
  Asked of 508 Catholics
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.4%

Compared to five years ago, are you donating more to the church? Less? Or about the same as you did five years ago?

15% More
52% Less
33% About The Same
0% Not Sure

8
  Asked of 508 Catholics
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.4%

In general, do you think the social positions of the Roman Catholic Church should be more conservative? More liberal? Or do you think they're just about right the way they are?

16% More Conservative
60% More Liberal
23% Are Just About Right
1% Not Sure

9
  Asked of 508 Catholics
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.4%

How confident are you about the future of the Boston Archdiocese? Very confident? Somewhat confident? Not very confident? Or not at all confident?

15% Very
36% Somewhat
34% Not Very
14% Not At All
1% Not Sure

10
  Asked of 508 Catholics
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4%

Are you familiar with the book and upcoming movie called The DaVinci Code?

70% Yes
26% No
4% Not Sure

11
  Asked of 358 who are familiar with DaVinci Code
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 5.2%

The movie version of The DaVinci Code is coming out in May. Based on what you know, do you think The DaVinci Code creates anti Catholic bias in the way it portrays teachings of the church?

25% Yes
57% No
18% Not Sure

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