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American Catholic Laity Poll, 1987 - Analysis

LEAVECH (Weighted by WT)

Imagine a scale from 1 to 7. At point 1 is the statement, 'I would never leave the Catholic Church.' At point 7 is the statement, 'Yes, I might leave the Catholic Church.' Where would you place yourself on that scale?
 FrequencyPercentCumulative Percent
1) I would never leave the Catholic Church79555.7%55.7%
2) 21349.4%65.1%
3) 31329.2%74.4%
4) 41379.6%84.0%
5) 51027.2%91.1%
6) 6473.3%94.4%
7) I might leave the Catholic Church805.6%100.0%
Missing12
Total Unweighted N = 791





Marital status (I-MARITAL)

 MarriedDivorced/SeparatedWidowedNever marriedMissingTotal
I would never leave the Catholic Church58.8%
525
48.4%
62
70.0%
63
46.9%
144
056.0%
794
29.0%
80
7.0%
9
2.2%
2
13.7%
42
19.4%
133
37.5%
67
7.8%
10
17.8%
16
12.7%
39
09.3%
132
410.3%
92
9.4%
12
7.8%
7
6.8%
21
29.3%
132
56.9%
62
7.8%
10
2.2%
2
8.5%
26
27.1%
100
62.8%
25
7.0%
9
0.0%
0
4.2%
13
03.3%
47
I might leave the Catholic Church4.7%
42
12.5%
16
0.0%
0
7.2%
22
05.6%
80
Missing5124170
Total 100%
893
100%
128
100%
90
100%
307
   
1418

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
I would never leave the Catholic Church75.6%
223
55.5%
320
48.8%
137
44.3%
74
37.1%
39
255.6%
793
22.0%
6
9.2%
53
12.1%
34
12.0%
20
20.0%
21
09.4%
134
33.4%
10
8.0%
46
12.8%
36
13.8%
23
16.2%
17
09.3%
132
410.2%
30
10.2%
59
8.9%
25
9.6%
16
6.7%
7
09.6%
137
55.4%
16
7.1%
41
6.8%
19
9.6%
16
9.5%
10
07.2%
102
62.4%
7
3.8%
22
1.8%
5
6.0%
10
3.8%
4
03.4%
48
I might leave the Catholic Church1.0%
3
6.2%
36
8.9%
25
4.8%
8
6.7%
7
05.5%
79
Missing31440140
Total 100%
295
100%
577
100%
281
100%
167
100%
105
   
1425

Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackHispanicOther (including Asian)MissingTotal
I would never leave the Catholic Church56.7%
693
36.1%
13
53.8%
77
40.0%
8
155.7%
791
28.1%
99
13.9%
5
18.2%
26
10.0%
2
19.3%
132
39.3%
114
11.1%
4
4.2%
6
40.0%
8
09.3%
132
410.1%
123
8.3%
3
7.7%
11
0.0%
0
09.6%
137
57.3%
89
0.0%
0
9.1%
13
0.0%
0
07.2%
102
63.0%
37
5.6%
2
4.2%
6
10.0%
2
03.3%
47
I might leave the Catholic Church5.5%
67
25.0%
9
2.8%
4
0.0%
0
05.6%
80
Missing10110140
Total 100%
1222
100%
36
100%
143
100%
20
   
1421

Age (I-AGE)

 18-2930-3940-4950 & overMissingTotal
I would never leave the Catholic Church41.6%
170
43.3%
146
54.1%
124
79.2%
354
155.8%
794
213.4%
55
11.9%
40
12.2%
28
2.5%
11
09.4%
134
311.2%
46
11.3%
38
7.0%
16
6.9%
31
09.2%
131
410.5%
43
13.6%
46
10.0%
23
5.6%
25
09.6%
137
511.7%
48
8.3%
28
6.6%
15
2.0%
9
17.0%
100
64.9%
20
3.6%
12
3.9%
9
1.1%
5
03.2%
46
I might leave the Catholic Church6.6%
27
8.0%
27
6.1%
14
2.7%
12
05.6%
80
Missing4224140
Total 100%
409
100%
337
100%
229
100%
447
   
1422

Sex (I-SEX)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
I would never leave the Catholic Church50.1%
337
60.7%
458
055.7%
795
211.3%
76
7.7%
58
09.4%
134
310.1%
68
8.5%
64
09.3%
132
49.5%
64
9.7%
73
09.6%
137
58.5%
57
6.0%
45
07.1%
102
63.6%
24
3.0%
23
03.3%
47
I might leave the Catholic Church6.8%
46
4.5%
34
05.6%
80
Missing84120
Total 100%
672
100%
755
   
1427

Region (I-REGION)

 EastMidwestSouthWestMissingTotal
I would never leave the Catholic Church59.6%
112
56.8%
221
58.7%
276
48.6%
185
055.6%
794
26.9%
13
6.2%
24
8.5%
40
15.0%
57
09.4%
134
38.0%
15
10.0%
39
9.4%
44
8.9%
34
09.2%
132
47.4%
14
12.6%
49
8.9%
42
8.7%
33
09.7%
138
59.6%
18
6.4%
25
7.2%
34
6.6%
25
07.1%
102
61.1%
2
3.6%
14
2.3%
11
5.5%
21
03.4%
48
I might leave the Catholic Church7.4%
14
4.4%
17
4.9%
23
6.8%
26
05.6%
80
Missing1533120
Total 100%
188
100%
389
100%
470
100%
381
   
1428

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