METHODOLOGY

Methodology Methodology

Socio-demographic profile

Methodology

2014 National Catholic Opinion Survey |Catholics for the Right to Decide

 

LEVEL OF EDUCATION

 

None

6%

Primary School

28%

Middle School

30%

High School

21%

Undergraduate or graduate studies

15%

OCCUPATION

Activities you carried out last week

 

Employed

66%

Housework

21%

Unemployed

6%

Student

3%

Retired

3%

Other

1%

MARITAL STATUS

 

Single

22%

Married — civil and religious marriage

29%

Married — civil marriage only

13%

Married — religious marriage only

2%

Domestic partnership (cohabitation)

19%

Separated or divorced

8%

Widow/widower

7%

CHILDREN

 

None

23%

1 - 2

37%

3 - 4

27%

5 or more

13%
 
 

2014 National Catholic Opinion Survey

Catholics for the Right to Decide

Objectives
Obtain information about the beliefs, values, and opinions of Catholic women and men on sexual and reproductive rights, the secular State, Catholic identities, and human rights and expectations of change in the Church.
Find out to what extent the Catholics share the teachings and views of the Catholic hierarchy regarding these issues and how they act because or in spite of them.

Target Population
Citizens aged 18 or older, living in Mexico, who self-identify as Catholic.

Sampling
The survey used a probabilistic and rigorously randomized sample consisting of women and men, 18 years and older, who self-identified as Catholic. Data was collected via in-person interviews in their households.

The sampling framework for the sample section consisted of the list of Basic Geostatistical Areas (in Spanish, AGEB) and blocks used in the 2010 Population and Household Census.

Representativeness

  • • National

  • • Five geographical regions in the country: North, West, Center, Mexico City, and South-Southeast

  • • Rural (fewer than 2,500 inhabitants) and urban (2,500 habitants and more) areas

  • • Sex

Regions included in the survey:

North
Baja California, Baja California Sur, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Durango, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas

West
Aguascalientes, Colima, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Michoacán, Nayarit, Queretaro

Center
Hidalgo, State of Mexico, Morelos, Puebla, Tlaxcala

Mexico City
Mexico City

South-Southeast
Campeche, Chiapas, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatan

Sample size
2,669 effective interviews

Margin of error
+/- 2.8 percent points
Confidence interval
95%

Survey period
July 27 – September 20, 2014

Survey conducted by
Investigación en Salud y Demografía (INSAD)