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American Catholic Laity Poll, 1987 - Analysis

ABRTOBEY (Weighted by WT)

The following statements deal with what you think it takes to be a good Catholic. Please tell me if you think a person can be a good Catholic without performing these actions. -- Without obeying the Church's teaching regarding abortion.
 FrequencyPercentCumulative Percent
1) Yes56839.2%39.2%
2) No79654.9%94.1%
3) Not sure /Refused855.9%100.0%





Marital status (I-MARITAL)

 MarriedDivorced/SeparatedWidowedNever marriedMissingTotal
Yes36.1%
326
49.6%
65
24.7%
23
46.6%
146
438.9%
560
No58.6%
530
41.2%
54
71.0%
66
47.0%
147
055.3%
797
Not sure /Refused5.3%
48
9.2%
12
4.3%
4
6.4%
20
15.8%
84
Missing000050
Total 100%
904
100%
131
100%
93
100%
313
   
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Education (I-EDUC)

 Some high school or lessHigh school graduateSome college or vocational schoolCollege graduateGraduate or professional school (including 'some graduate or professional school' and 'graduate or professional degree')MissingTotal
Yes32.0%
98
37.8%
219
43.7%
125
42.7%
73
50.5%
52
039.2%
567
No60.8%
186
56.3%
326
52.4%
150
50.3%
86
46.6%
48
055.1%
796
Not sure /Refused7.2%
22
5.9%
34
3.8%
11
7.0%
12
2.9%
3
25.7%
82
Missing0000020
Total 100%
306
100%
579
100%
286
100%
171
100%
103
   
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Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackHispanicOther (including Asian)MissingTotal
Yes38.6%
479
44.7%
17
43.4%
63
42.1%
8
039.3%
567
No55.4%
687
50.0%
19
51.0%
74
57.9%
11
254.9%
791
Not sure /Refused6.0%
74
5.3%
2
5.5%
8
0.0%
0
05.8%
84
Missing000020
Total 100%
1240
100%
38
100%
145
100%
19
   
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Age (I-AGE)

 18-2930-3940-4950 & overMissingTotal
Yes44.5%
185
47.5%
162
44.2%
103
25.6%
117
139.2%
567
No49.0%
204
46.0%
157
51.1%
119
68.9%
315
154.9%
795
Not sure /Refused6.5%
27
6.5%
22
4.7%
11
5.5%
25
05.9%
85
Missing000020
Total 100%
416
100%
341
100%
233
100%
457
   
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Sex (I-SEX)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Yes45.4%
313
33.6%
255
039.2%
568
No50.9%
351
58.7%
446
055.0%
797
Not sure /Refused3.6%
25
7.8%
59
05.8%
84
Missing0000
Total 100%
689
100%
760
   
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Region (I-REGION)

 EastMidwestSouthWestMissingTotal
Yes46.0%
87
38.3%
152
36.4%
173
40.2%
156
039.2%
568
No46.0%
87
55.9%
222
57.7%
274
54.9%
213
054.9%
796
Not sure /Refused7.9%
15
5.8%
23
5.9%
28
4.9%
19
05.9%
85
Missing000000
Total 100%
189
100%
397
100%
475
100%
388
   
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