Catholics and the Church’s Sexual Ethics.
Polls in the USA

 

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1. The Ban on Contraceptives

A vast majority of Catholics – 64% – are of the opinion that the Church’s ban on contraceptives needs to be relaxed. Even weekly churchgoers largely agree – 51% (39% disagree) ____ (Quinnipiac Poll, 8 March 2013).

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The vast majority of Catholics – 68% – agree that the Church has become too focused on sexual ethics. Weekly churchgoers concur – 65% ____ (Quinnipiac Poll, 4 October 2013).

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2. Same-Sex Marriage

A majority of Catholics – 54% – are open to same-sex marriage. ____ (Pew Research, June 2013).

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3. Other Reforms

60% of Catholics (52% of weekly churchgoers) support the ordination of women ____ (Quinnipiac Poll, 4 October 2013).

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62% of Catholics say that the Church should allow priests to marry. Support among weekly churchgoers is 45% ____ (Quinnipiac Poll, 8 March 2013).

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