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American Catholic Laity Poll, 1987 - Analysis

BRTHOBEY (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 birth control.
 FrequencyPercentCumulative Percent
1) Yes95966.2%66.2%
2) No39427.2%93.4%
3) Not sure /Refused956.6%100.0%





Marital status (I-MARITAL)

 MarriedDivorced/SeparatedWidowedNever marriedMissingTotal
Yes65.8%
595
69.2%
90
40.2%
37
72.8%
228
566.0%
950
No28.2%
255
21.5%
28
41.3%
38
23.3%
73
027.4%
394
Not sure /Refused6.0%
54
9.2%
12
18.5%
17
3.8%
12
06.6%
95
Missing000050
Total 100%
904
100%
130
100%
92
100%
313
   
1439

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
Yes53.4%
164
62.3%
361
73.1%
209
80.7%
138
84.5%
87
066.3%
959
No37.5%
115
31.3%
181
19.9%
57
14.6%
25
14.6%
15
127.2%
393
Not sure /Refused9.1%
28
6.4%
37
7.0%
20
4.7%
8
1.0%
1
16.5%
94
Missing0000020
Total 100%
307
100%
579
100%
286
100%
171
100%
103
   
1446

Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackHispanicOther (including Asian)MissingTotal
Yes67.9%
842
55.3%
21
54.8%
80
73.7%
14
166.3%
957
No25.8%
320
39.5%
15
34.9%
51
26.3%
5
127.1%
391
Not sure /Refused6.3%
78
5.3%
2
10.3%
15
0.0%
0
06.6%
95
Missing000020
Total 100%
1240
100%
38
100%
146
100%
19
   
1443

Age (I-AGE)

 18-2930-3940-4950 & overMissingTotal
Yes75.3%
314
76.1%
258
69.5%
162
48.9%
224
166.2%
958
No21.3%
89
17.1%
58
25.8%
60
40.6%
186
127.2%
393
Not sure /Refused3.4%
14
6.8%
23
4.7%
11
10.5%
48
06.6%
96
Missing000020
Total 100%
417
100%
339
100%
233
100%
458
   
1447

Sex (I-SEX)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Yes66.4%
457
66.1%
502
066.2%
959
No27.6%
190
26.8%
204
027.2%
394
Not sure /Refused6.0%
41
7.1%
54
06.6%
95
Missing0000
Total 100%
688
100%
760
   
1448

Region (I-REGION)

 EastMidwestSouthWestMissingTotal
Yes72.1%
137
67.0%
266
61.6%
293
68.0%
263
066.1%
959
No21.6%
41
30.2%
120
30.5%
145
23.0%
89
027.2%
395
Not sure /Refused6.3%
12
2.8%
11
8.0%
38
9.0%
35
06.6%
96
Missing000000
Total 100%
190
100%
397
100%
476
100%
387
   
1450

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