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American Catholic Laity Poll, 1987 - Analysis

CONFESSI (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 going to private confession at least once a year.
 FrequencyPercentCumulative Percent
1) Yes84458.2%58.2%
2) No55538.3%96.5%
3) Not sure /Refused503.4%100.0%





Marital status (I-MARITAL)

 MarriedDivorced/SeparatedWidowedNever marriedMissingTotal
Yes59.2%
535
61.5%
80
40.9%
38
58.1%
182
458.0%
835
No38.7%
350
31.5%
41
52.7%
49
36.7%
115
138.5%
555
Not sure /Refused2.1%
19
6.9%
9
6.5%
6
5.1%
16
03.5%
50
Missing000050
Total 100%
904
100%
130
100%
93
100%
313
   
1440

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
Yes49.0%
150
55.3%
320
66.8%
191
65.5%
112
65.4%
68
258.2%
841
No43.1%
132
41.6%
241
31.8%
91
33.9%
58
32.7%
34
038.5%
556
Not sure /Refused7.8%
24
3.1%
18
1.4%
4
0.6%
1
1.9%
2
03.4%
49
Missing0000020
Total 100%
306
100%
579
100%
286
100%
171
100%
104
   
1446

Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackHispanicOther (including Asian)MissingTotal
Yes59.2%
734
78.9%
30
44.5%
65
57.9%
11
158.2%
840
No37.9%
470
21.1%
8
45.9%
67
42.1%
8
138.3%
553
Not sure /Refused2.9%
36
0.0%
0
9.6%
14
0.0%
0
03.5%
50
Missing000020
Total 100%
1240
100%
38
100%
146
100%
19
   
1443

Age (I-AGE)

 18-2930-3940-4950 & overMissingTotal
Yes57.6%
240
66.2%
225
56.7%
132
53.8%
246
158.3%
843
No39.1%
163
30.9%
105
40.8%
95
42.0%
192
138.4%
555
Not sure /Refused3.4%
14
2.9%
10
2.6%
6
4.2%
19
03.4%
49
Missing000020
Total 100%
417
100%
340
100%
233
100%
457
   
1447

Sex (I-SEX)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Yes58.9%
406
57.6%
438
058.2%
844
No37.3%
257
39.3%
299
038.3%
556
Not sure /Refused3.8%
26
3.2%
24
03.4%
50
Missing0000
Total 100%
689
100%
761
   
1450

Region (I-REGION)

 EastMidwestSouthWestMissingTotal
Yes66.7%
126
59.2%
235
54.2%
258
58.1%
225
058.2%
844
No31.2%
59
38.8%
154
41.6%
198
37.2%
144
038.3%
555
Not sure /Refused2.1%
4
2.0%
8
4.2%
20
4.7%
18
03.5%
50
Missing000000
Total 100%
189
100%
397
100%
476
100%
387
   
1449

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