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American Catholic Laity Poll, 1987 - Analysis

EASTRCOM (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 receiving communion during the Easter time.
 FrequencyPercentCumulative Percent
1) Yes78354.0%54.0%
2) No61242.3%96.3%
3) Not sure /Refused543.7%100.0%





Marital status (I-MARITAL)

 MarriedDivorced/SeparatedWidowedNever marriedMissingTotal
Yes53.8%
486
60.8%
79
30.4%
28
59.4%
186
254.1%
779
No43.3%
391
34.6%
45
66.3%
61
34.8%
109
342.1%
606
Not sure /Refused3.0%
27
4.6%
6
3.3%
3
5.8%
18
03.8%
54
Missing000050
Total 100%
904
100%
130
100%
92
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
Yes40.4%
124
52.0%
301
61.2%
175
65.9%
112
67.3%
70
154.1%
782
No53.7%
165
44.9%
260
35.7%
102
31.8%
54
28.8%
30
142.3%
611
Not sure /Refused5.9%
18
3.1%
18
3.1%
9
2.4%
4
3.8%
4
03.7%
53
Missing0000020
Total 100%
307
100%
579
100%
286
100%
170
100%
104
   
1446

Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackHispanicOther (including Asian)MissingTotal
Yes53.3%
661
71.1%
27
54.5%
79
68.4%
13
154.1%
780
No44.1%
547
26.3%
10
33.1%
48
21.1%
4
142.2%
609
Not sure /Refused2.6%
32
2.6%
1
12.4%
18
10.5%
2
03.7%
53
Missing000020
Total 100%
1240
100%
38
100%
145
100%
19
   
1442

Age (I-AGE)

 18-2930-3940-4950 & overMissingTotal
Yes57.1%
238
63.7%
216
54.9%
128
43.8%
200
054.1%
782
No38.6%
161
32.2%
109
40.3%
94
54.0%
247
142.3%
611
Not sure /Refused4.3%
18
4.1%
14
4.7%
11
2.2%
10
13.7%
53
Missing000020
Total 100%
417
100%
339
100%
233
100%
457
   
1446

Sex (I-SEX)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Yes58.6%
403
49.9%
379
054.0%
782
No37.4%
257
46.7%
355
042.3%
612
Not sure /Refused4.1%
28
3.4%
26
03.7%
54
Missing0000
Total 100%
688
100%
760
   
1448

Region (I-REGION)

 EastMidwestSouthWestMissingTotal
Yes60.5%
115
52.5%
209
50.8%
242
56.1%
217
054.0%
783
No37.9%
72
43.7%
174
45.2%
215
39.3%
152
042.2%
613
Not sure /Refused1.6%
3
3.8%
15
4.0%
19
4.7%
18
03.8%
55
Missing000000
Total 100%
190
100%
398
100%
476
100%
387
   
1451

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