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American Catholic Laity Poll, 1987 - Analysis

CHRCHIMP (Weighted by WT)

How important is the Catholic Church to you personally?
 FrequencyPercentCumulative Percent
1) The most important part of my life19113.2%13.2%
2) Among the most important parts of my life51935.8%49.0%
3) Quite important to me, but so are many other areas of my life54737.8%86.7%
4) Not terribly important to me1349.2%96.0%
5) Not very important to me at all473.3%99.2%
6) Not sure110.8%100.0%





Marital status (I-MARITAL)

 MarriedDivorced/SeparatedWidowedNever marriedMissingTotal
The most important part of my life15.0%
136
9.2%
12
25.0%
23
6.1%
19
113.2%
190
Among the most important parts of my life37.8%
342
32.1%
42
27.2%
25
34.7%
109
135.9%
518
Quite important to me, but so are many other areas of my life34.4%
311
35.9%
47
39.1%
36
48.1%
151
237.8%
545
Not terribly important to me10.0%
90
7.6%
10
6.5%
6
7.6%
24
19.0%
130
Not very important to me at all2.5%
23
9.2%
12
2.2%
2
3.2%
10
03.3%
47
Not sure0.2%
2
6.1%
8
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
00.8%
11
Missing000050
Total 100%
904
100%
131
100%
92
100%
314
   
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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
The most important part of my life22.5%
69
14.3%
83
7.3%
21
5.3%
9
8.7%
9
013.2%
191
Among the most important parts of my life31.9%
98
35.2%
204
39.9%
114
37.1%
63
37.5%
39
135.8%
518
Quite important to me, but so are many other areas of my life33.6%
103
37.4%
217
38.1%
109
45.3%
77
38.5%
40
137.7%
546
Not terribly important to me7.5%
23
7.9%
46
12.6%
36
8.2%
14
14.4%
15
09.3%
134
Not very important to me at all2.3%
7
4.8%
28
2.1%
6
2.9%
5
1.0%
1
03.2%
47
Not sure2.3%
7
0.3%
2
0.0%
0
1.2%
2
0.0%
0
00.8%
11
Missing0000020
Total 100%
307
100%
580
100%
286
100%
170
100%
104
   
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Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackHispanicOther (including Asian)MissingTotal
The most important part of my life13.3%
165
26.3%
10
10.3%
15
5.3%
1
013.2%
191
Among the most important parts of my life35.5%
440
28.9%
11
34.9%
51
52.6%
10
235.5%
512
Quite important to me, but so are many other areas of my life38.0%
471
21.1%
8
42.5%
62
31.6%
6
037.9%
547
Not terribly important to me9.3%
115
21.1%
8
6.2%
9
10.5%
2
09.3%
134
Not very important to me at all3.5%
43
0.0%
0
2.7%
4
0.0%
0
03.3%
47
Not sure0.4%
5
2.6%
1
3.4%
5
0.0%
0
00.8%
11
Missing000020
Total 100%
1239
100%
38
100%
146
100%
19
   
1442

Age (I-AGE)

 18-2930-3940-4950 & overMissingTotal
The most important part of my life5.0%
21
6.5%
22
16.3%
38
24.1%
110
013.2%
191
Among the most important parts of my life33.6%
140
34.1%
116
34.3%
80
39.8%
182
135.8%
518
Quite important to me, but so are many other areas of my life47.0%
196
41.5%
141
34.8%
81
28.0%
128
137.7%
546
Not terribly important to me10.3%
43
12.4%
42
11.6%
27
4.8%
22
09.3%
134
Not very important to me at all4.1%
17
4.4%
15
1.7%
4
2.4%
11
03.2%
47
Not sure0.0%
0
1.2%
4
1.3%
3
0.9%
4
00.8%
11
Missing000020
Total 100%
417
100%
340
100%
233
100%
457
   
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Sex (I-SEX)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
The most important part of my life10.6%
73
15.5%
118
013.2%
191
Among the most important parts of my life28.3%
195
42.6%
324
035.8%
519
Quite important to me, but so are many other areas of my life42.6%
293
33.4%
254
037.8%
547
Not terribly important to me13.5%
93
5.4%
41
09.2%
134
Not very important to me at all4.2%
29
2.4%
18
03.2%
47
Not sure0.7%
5
0.8%
6
00.8%
11
Missing0000
Total 100%
688
100%
761
   
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Region (I-REGION)

 EastMidwestSouthWestMissingTotal
The most important part of my life15.3%
29
13.8%
55
11.2%
53
14.0%
54
013.2%
191
Among the most important parts of my life29.6%
56
35.7%
142
40.2%
191
33.6%
130
035.8%
519
Quite important to me, but so are many other areas of my life37.0%
70
36.7%
146
37.3%
177
39.8%
154
037.8%
547
Not terribly important to me12.7%
24
7.8%
31
7.6%
36
11.1%
43
09.2%
134
Not very important to me at all5.3%
10
5.8%
23
2.3%
11
0.8%
3
03.2%
47
Not sure0.0%
0
0.3%
1
1.5%
7
0.8%
3
00.8%
11
Missing000000
Total 100%
189
100%
398
100%
475
100%
387
   
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