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American Catholic Laity Poll, 1987 - Analysis

DIODECI (Weighted by WT)

Some people think that the Catholic Church should have more democratic decision-making in church affairs that do not involve matters of faith than it has at the present time. -- Do you favor or oppose this idea at the diocesan level?
 FrequencyPercentCumulative Percent
1) Favor79855.0%55.0%
2) Oppose41028.3%83.3%
3) Don't know /Refused24116.6%100.0%





Marital status (I-MARITAL)

 MarriedDivorced/SeparatedWidowedNever marriedMissingTotal
Favor56.0%
506
43.8%
57
49.5%
46
58.8%
184
355.1%
793
Oppose28.0%
253
37.7%
49
20.4%
19
27.2%
85
228.2%
406
Don't know /Refused16.0%
145
18.5%
24
30.1%
28
14.1%
44
016.7%
241
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
Favor30.0%
92
55.1%
319
68.6%
197
66.1%
113
72.1%
75
155.0%
796
Oppose34.9%
107
29.9%
173
22.6%
65
24.6%
42
22.1%
23
128.3%
410
Don't know /Refused35.2%
108
15.0%
87
8.7%
25
9.4%
16
5.8%
6
016.7%
242
Missing0000020
Total 100%
307
100%
579
100%
287
100%
171
100%
104
   
1448

Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackHispanicOther (including Asian)MissingTotal
Favor57.6%
714
68.4%
26
28.3%
41
73.7%
14
155.1%
795
Oppose26.3%
326
18.4%
7
51.0%
74
21.1%
4
028.5%
411
Don't know /Refused16.1%
200
13.2%
5
20.7%
30
5.3%
1
116.4%
236
Missing000020
Total 100%
1240
100%
38
100%
145
100%
19
   
1442

Age (I-AGE)

 18-2930-3940-4950 & overMissingTotal
Favor57.9%
241
62.1%
211
61.2%
142
44.2%
202
155.1%
796
Oppose27.6%
115
26.5%
90
26.3%
61
31.3%
143
128.3%
409
Don't know /Refused14.4%
60
11.5%
39
12.5%
29
24.5%
112
016.6%
240
Missing000020
Total 100%
416
100%
340
100%
232
100%
457
   
1445

Sex (I-SEX)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Favor57.3%
394
53.1%
404
055.1%
798
Oppose31.1%
214
25.8%
196
028.3%
410
Don't know /Refused11.6%
80
21.2%
161
016.6%
241
Missing0000
Total 100%
688
100%
761
   
1449

Region (I-REGION)

 EastMidwestSouthWestMissingTotal
Favor49.7%
94
51.9%
206
53.2%
253
63.2%
244
055.0%
797
Oppose32.8%
62
26.2%
104
30.3%
144
25.9%
100
028.3%
410
Don't know /Refused17.5%
33
21.9%
87
16.6%
79
10.9%
42
016.6%
241
Missing000000
Total 100%
189
100%
397
100%
476
100%
386
   
1448

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