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American Catholic Laity Poll, 1987 - Analysis

DIVROBEY (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 obeying the Church's teaching regarding divorce and remarriage.
 FrequencyPercentCumulative Percent
1) Yes83057.3%57.3%
2) No49634.2%91.5%
3) Not sure /Refused1238.5%100.0%





Marital status (I-MARITAL)

 MarriedDivorced/SeparatedWidowedNever marriedMissingTotal
Yes56.3%
508
65.4%
85
32.3%
30
63.1%
198
557.0%
821
No35.9%
324
26.9%
35
57.0%
53
26.8%
84
034.4%
496
Not sure /Refused7.9%
71
7.7%
10
10.8%
10
10.2%
32
08.5%
123
Missing000050
Total 100%
903
100%
130
100%
93
100%
314
   
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
Yes47.2%
145
54.9%
318
62.7%
180
65.5%
112
72.1%
75
057.3%
830
No39.7%
122
38.2%
221
30.0%
86
24.6%
42
23.1%
24
134.2%
495
Not sure /Refused13.0%
40
6.9%
40
7.3%
21
9.9%
17
4.8%
5
18.5%
123
Missing0000020
Total 100%
307
100%
579
100%
287
100%
171
100%
104
   
1448

Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackHispanicOther (including Asian)MissingTotal
Yes57.2%
709
60.5%
23
54.8%
80
78.9%
15
157.3%
827
No34.5%
428
34.2%
13
32.9%
48
21.1%
4
134.2%
493
Not sure /Refused8.3%
103
5.3%
2
12.3%
18
0.0%
0
08.5%
123
Missing000020
Total 100%
1240
100%
38
100%
146
100%
19
   
1443

Age (I-AGE)

 18-2930-3940-4950 & overMissingTotal
Yes63.0%
262
68.2%
232
62.9%
146
41.3%
189
157.3%
829
No29.3%
122
22.4%
76
31.9%
74
48.5%
222
134.2%
494
Not sure /Refused7.7%
32
9.4%
32
5.2%
12
10.3%
47
08.5%
123
Missing000020
Total 100%
416
100%
340
100%
232
100%
458
   
1446

Sex (I-SEX)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Yes58.6%
403
56.2%
427
057.3%
830
No35.0%
241
33.4%
254
034.2%
495
Not sure /Refused6.4%
44
10.4%
79
08.5%
123
Missing0000
Total 100%
688
100%
760
   
1448

Region (I-REGION)

 EastMidwestSouthWestMissingTotal
Yes58.2%
110
57.5%
229
57.1%
272
56.3%
218
057.2%
829
No32.8%
62
34.4%
137
35.5%
169
33.3%
129
034.3%
497
Not sure /Refused9.0%
17
8.0%
32
7.4%
35
10.3%
40
08.6%
124
Missing000000
Total 100%
189
100%
398
100%
476
100%
387
   
1450

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