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American Catholic Laity Poll, 1987 - Analysis

GIVESERM (Weighted by WT)

For each of the following areas of church life, please tell me if you think the Catholic laity should have the right to participate, or should not have the right to participate. -- Giving occasional sermons.
 FrequencyPercentCumulative Percent
1) Should99868.9%68.9%
2) Should not37726.0%94.9%
3) Not Sure /Refused745.1%100.0%





Marital status (I-MARITAL)

 MarriedDivorced/SeparatedWidowedNever marriedMissingTotal
Should71.2%
643
77.1%
101
36.6%
34
68.4%
214
368.9%
992
Should not25.0%
226
21.4%
28
47.3%
44
24.9%
78
126.1%
376
Not Sure /Refused3.8%
34
1.5%
2
16.1%
15
6.7%
21
15.0%
72
Missing000050
Total 100%
903
100%
131
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
Should56.0%
172
67.9%
393
76.9%
220
76.6%
131
78.6%
81
168.9%
997
Should not37.1%
114
25.9%
150
19.2%
55
21.6%
37
20.4%
21
026.1%
377
Not Sure /Refused6.8%
21
6.2%
36
3.8%
11
1.8%
3
1.0%
1
15.0%
72
Missing0000020
Total 100%
307
100%
579
100%
286
100%
171
100%
103
   
1446

Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackHispanicOther (including Asian)MissingTotal
Should68.4%
848
89.2%
33
68.5%
100
78.9%
15
169.1%
996
Should not26.9%
333
8.1%
3
23.3%
34
15.8%
3
125.9%
373
Not Sure /Refused4.8%
59
2.7%
1
8.2%
12
5.3%
1
05.1%
73
Missing000020
Total 100%
1240
100%
37
100%
146
100%
19
   
1442

Age (I-AGE)

 18-2930-3940-4950 & overMissingTotal
Should71.2%
297
75.3%
256
78.5%
183
57.4%
263
069.0%
999
Should not23.3%
97
20.9%
71
18.0%
42
36.5%
167
026.0%
377
Not Sure /Refused5.5%
23
3.8%
13
3.4%
8
6.1%
28
25.0%
72
Missing000020
Total 100%
417
100%
340
100%
233
100%
458
   
1448

Sex (I-SEX)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Should71.8%
494
66.3%
503
068.9%
997
Should not23.3%
160
28.6%
217
026.1%
377
Not Sure /Refused4.9%
34
5.1%
39
05.0%
73
Missing0000
Total 100%
688
100%
759
   
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Region (I-REGION)

 EastMidwestSouthWestMissingTotal
Should64.6%
122
67.6%
269
69.7%
331
71.6%
277
068.9%
999
Should not30.2%
57
26.4%
105
26.7%
127
22.7%
88
026.0%
377
Not Sure /Refused5.3%
10
6.0%
24
3.6%
17
5.7%
22
05.0%
73
Missing000000
Total 100%
189
100%
398
100%
475
100%
387
   
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