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American Catholic Laity Poll, 1987 - Analysis

CONTWRNG (Weighted by WT)

I will read eight items and after each, please tell me if it has strengthened your commitment to the Catholic Church, weakened it, or had no effect one way or the other. -- The Church's teaching that artificial contraception is morally wrong.
 FrequencyPercentCumulative Percent
1) Strengthened19113.2%13.2%
2) Weakened50434.8%48.0%
3) No Effect62743.3%91.2%
4) Don't know /Refused1278.8%100.0%





Marital status (I-MARITAL)

 MarriedDivorced/SeparatedWidowedNever marriedMissingTotal
Strengthened14.0%
127
12.4%
16
10.8%
10
12.1%
38
013.3%
191
Weakened36.7%
332
31.0%
40
30.1%
28
32.3%
101
234.8%
501
No Effect41.4%
374
40.3%
52
49.5%
46
49.2%
154
043.5%
626
Don't know /Refused7.9%
71
16.3%
21
9.7%
9
6.4%
20
38.4%
121
Missing000050
Total 100%
904
100%
129
100%
93
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
Strengthened19.2%
59
12.9%
75
9.4%
27
8.8%
15
13.5%
14
113.1%
190
Weakened27.4%
84
32.2%
187
39.5%
113
43.3%
74
45.2%
47
034.9%
505
No Effect41.7%
128
44.1%
256
44.4%
127
44.4%
76
37.5%
39
143.2%
626
Don't know /Refused11.7%
36
10.7%
62
6.6%
19
3.5%
6
3.8%
4
08.8%
127
Missing0000020
Total 100%
307
100%
580
100%
286
100%
171
100%
104
   
1448

Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackHispanicOther (including Asian)MissingTotal
Strengthened12.9%
160
15.8%
6
13.1%
19
5.3%
1
112.9%
186
Weakened36.5%
452
42.1%
16
23.4%
34
15.8%
3
035.0%
505
No Effect41.6%
515
34.2%
13
57.2%
83
78.9%
15
043.4%
626
Don't know /Refused9.0%
112
7.9%
3
6.2%
9
0.0%
0
18.6%
124
Missing000020
Total 100%
1239
100%
38
100%
145
100%
19
   
1441

Age (I-AGE)

 18-2930-3940-4950 & overMissingTotal
Strengthened12.0%
50
8.2%
28
11.2%
26
18.8%
86
013.1%
190
Weakened34.9%
145
46.5%
158
38.4%
89
24.3%
111
134.8%
503
No Effect46.9%
195
38.5%
131
39.7%
92
45.3%
207
143.3%
625
Don't know /Refused6.3%
26
6.8%
23
10.8%
25
11.6%
53
08.8%
127
Missing000020
Total 100%
416
100%
340
100%
232
100%
457
   
1445

Sex (I-SEX)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Strengthened12.5%
86
13.8%
105
013.2%
191
Weakened33.2%
229
36.3%
276
034.8%
505
No Effect45.7%
315
41.0%
312
043.2%
627
Don't know /Refused8.6%
59
8.9%
68
08.8%
127
Missing0000
Total 100%
689
100%
761
   
1450

Region (I-REGION)

 EastMidwestSouthWestMissingTotal
Strengthened10.1%
19
13.8%
55
12.0%
57
15.5%
60
013.2%
191
Weakened40.7%
77
36.2%
144
31.7%
151
34.5%
134
034.9%
506
No Effect37.0%
70
43.7%
174
45.8%
218
42.5%
165
043.2%
627
Don't know /Refused12.2%
23
6.3%
25
10.5%
50
7.5%
29
08.8%
127
Missing000000
Total 100%
189
100%
398
100%
476
100%
388
   
1451

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