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American Catholic Laity Poll, 1987 - Analysis

CRITECON (Weighted by WT)

Concerning the letter's criticism of the American economy and the need for giving more help to the poor, would you say you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree strongly, disagree somewhat with the letter, or don't know?
 FrequencyPercentCumulative Percent
1) Agree strongly14741.3%41.3%
2) Agree somewhat10429.3%70.6%
3) Disagree strongly267.3%77.9%
4) Disagree somewhat4913.9%91.8%
5) Don't know298.2%100.0%
Missing589
Total Unweighted N = 214





Marital status (I-MARITAL)

 MarriedDivorced/SeparatedWidowedNever marriedMissingTotal
Agree strongly34.6%
83
76.9%
20
70.0%
7
42.1%
32
240.3%
142
Agree somewhat32.9%
79
11.5%
3
20.0%
2
27.6%
21
029.8%
105
Disagree strongly6.7%
16
7.7%
2
0.0%
0
10.5%
8
07.4%
26
Disagree somewhat16.3%
39
0.0%
0
10.0%
1
11.8%
9
013.9%
49
Don't know9.6%
23
3.8%
1
0.0%
0
7.9%
6
08.5%
30
Missing34859331465913
Total 100%
240
100%
26
100%
10
100%
76
   
352

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
Agree strongly43.8%
21
50.0%
60
32.6%
29
30.9%
17
43.2%
19
041.0%
146
Agree somewhat43.8%
21
24.2%
29
30.3%
27
29.1%
16
27.3%
12
029.5%
105
Disagree strongly0.0%
0
8.3%
10
6.7%
6
5.5%
3
15.9%
7
07.3%
26
Disagree somewhat6.3%
3
12.5%
15
15.7%
14
23.6%
13
11.4%
5
014.0%
50
Don't know6.3%
3
5.0%
6
14.6%
13
10.9%
6
2.3%
1
08.1%
29
Missing77227127103535892
Total 100%
48
100%
120
100%
89
100%
55
100%
44
   
356

Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackHispanicOther (including Asian)MissingTotal
Agree strongly40.2%
127
66.7%
10
47.6%
10
0.0%
0
041.3%
147
Agree somewhat29.1%
92
33.3%
5
23.8%
5
75.0%
3
029.5%
105
Disagree strongly7.0%
22
0.0%
0
19.0%
4
0.0%
0
07.3%
26
Disagree somewhat14.6%
46
0.0%
0
9.5%
2
25.0%
1
013.8%
49
Don't know9.2%
29
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
08.1%
29
Missing5031361105892
Total 100%
316
100%
15
100%
21
100%
4
   
356

Age (I-AGE)

 18-2930-3940-4950 & overMissingTotal
Agree strongly31.0%
26
42.7%
32
46.3%
37
44.0%
51
041.1%
146
Agree somewhat45.2%
38
25.3%
19
22.5%
18
25.0%
29
029.3%
104
Disagree strongly4.8%
4
6.7%
5
8.8%
7
9.5%
11
07.6%
27
Disagree somewhat10.7%
9
13.3%
10
18.8%
15
12.9%
15
013.8%
49
Don't know8.3%
7
12.0%
9
3.8%
3
8.6%
10
08.2%
29
Missing194157851515892
Total 100%
84
100%
75
100%
80
100%
116
   
355

Sex (I-SEX)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Agree strongly39.3%
79
43.9%
68
041.3%
147
Agree somewhat29.9%
60
29.0%
45
029.5%
105
Disagree strongly10.4%
21
3.2%
5
07.3%
26
Disagree somewhat13.9%
28
13.5%
21
013.8%
49
Don't know6.5%
13
10.3%
16
08.1%
29
Missing2713185890
Total 100%
201
100%
155
   
356

Region (I-REGION)

 EastMidwestSouthWestMissingTotal
Agree strongly25.0%
10
44.6%
50
29.3%
29
54.2%
58
041.1%
147
Agree somewhat27.5%
11
33.9%
38
30.3%
30
24.3%
26
029.3%
105
Disagree strongly22.5%
9
2.7%
3
10.1%
10
3.7%
4
07.3%
26
Disagree somewhat12.5%
5
10.7%
12
20.2%
20
12.1%
13
014.0%
50
Don't know12.5%
5
8.0%
9
10.1%
10
5.6%
6
08.4%
30
Missing851561941545890
Total 100%
40
100%
112
100%
99
100%
107
   
358

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