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Catholic faith and masturbation

I'm Catholic, and I admit it, I masturbate. What about you?

Are you over the age of 12?

97% (465) Yes
2% (11) No (you shouldn't be taking this poll)

476 voters have answered this question.

What is your religious faith?

94% (449) Roman Catholic
5% (27) Other (you shouldn't be taking this poll)

476 voters have answered this question.

What is your sex?

18% (88) Female
80% (383) Male
1% (5) Don't want to say

476 voters have answered this question.

How often do you go to Mass (not including holy days)?

3% (19) I'm not sure/don't know
10% (49) Never or almost never
10% (48) Once in a great while
4% (20) Maybe once every month or two
7% (34) Once or twice a month
48% (229) Every week or almost every week
10% (48) More than once a week
4% (22) Daily or almost daily
1% (7) Other (please specify)

476 voters have answered this question.

How often, if ever, do you usually masturbate?

7% (36) I never masturbate
0% (1) I don't really know how often I masturbate
1% (8) Almost never
3% (15) Once in a great while
4% (20) Once a month or so
8% (39) Once a week or so
17% (81) Twice a week or more
25% (121) Almost every day
11% (57) Every day
18% (87) More than once a day
2% (11) Other (please specify)

476 voters have answered this question.

Is masturbation wrong, according to the Church?

20% (98) I'm not sure/don't know
39% (186) It is a major sin
18% (86) It is a relatively minor sin
14% (70) The Church opposes it, but it's not a sin
1% (6) The Church is neutral/doesn't care about it
0% (4) The Church favors masturbation only if the alternative is some worse sin
2% (11) The Church finds masturbation acceptable under certain circumstances
1% (6) The Church has no problem with masturbation
1% (9) The Church has a belief about masturbation that is not listed here (please indicate briefly what it is)

476 voters have answered this question.

According to the Church, is masturbation something you must confess (go to confession about)?

28% (138) I'm not sure/don't know
50% (241) Yes, definitely
10% (50) Not necessarily — it depends on circumstances
7% (38) No, definitely not
1% (9) Other (please specify)

476 voters have answered this question.

What are your personal feelings about masturbation (check any that apply)?

7% (35) I'm not sure/don't know how to answer
28% (134) I'm not opposed to it on moral or religious grounds
13% (62) I'm opposed to it on moral or religious grounds
5% (24) I think masturbation is a bad thing, but not for moral or religious reasons
44% (213) I think masturbation is a good thing
10% (52) I think masturbation should not be taught in sex-ed classes in public schools
33% (160) I think masturbation should be taught in sex-ed classes in public schools
11% (55) I think masturbation should not be taught in sex-ed classes in Catholic schools
28% (137) I think masturbation should be taught in in sex-ed classes in Catholic schools
8% (42) I think masturbation should not be discussed openly
38% (181) I think masturbation should be discussed openly
3% (18) I don't feel guilty about masturbating, because I never do it
37% (178) I do masturbate, and I don't feel guilty about it
15% (72) I do masturbate, and I feel only a little bit guilty about it
11% (55) I do masturbate, and I sometimes feel guilty about it
9% (44) I do masturbate, and I often feel guilty about it
12% (58) I do masturbate, and I feel very guilty about it

476 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2010-07-30 14:26:36 by Dale K
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