Serious Catholic Liberals Are Less Likely to Take Catholic Teaching into Account

This graph compares self-identified liberals who currently identify as Catholic and who say that their religion is important to them with self-identified conservatives who currently identify as Catholic and who say that their religion is important to them. Out of 781 students who completed the Catholic identity survey, 68 fell into the first group and 90 fell into the second.

I try to take Catholic teaching into account in forming my own views on

% of serious Catholic liberals who agree

% of serious Catholic conservatives who agree

t-value

p-value

war and peace.

76.5%

91.1%

1.909

.058

abortion.

69.1%

98.9%

7.822

.000

end of life issues.

67.1%

87.6%

4.518

.000

other Christian traditions.

55.9%

82.2%

4.774

.000

economic issues.

57.4%

60.0%

2.486

.014

the environment.

47.7%

61.1%

1.122

Not sig.

sexual orientation.

41.2%

91.1%

9.251

.000

non-Christian traditions.

33.8%

67.8%

4.454

.000

men’s & women’s roles.

29.9%

65.6%

5.976

.000