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American Catholic Laity Poll, 1987 - Analysis

PRSHDECI (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 local parish level?
 FrequencyPercentCumulative Percent
1) Favor86359.5%59.5%
2) Oppose39427.2%86.7%
3) Don't know /Refused19313.3%100.0%





Marital status (I-MARITAL)

 MarriedDivorced/SeparatedWidowedNever marriedMissingTotal
Favor59.6%
539
55.7%
73
44.1%
41
64.5%
202
459.3%
855
Oppose28.5%
258
28.2%
37
26.9%
25
23.3%
73
127.3%
393
Don't know /Refused11.8%
107
16.0%
21
29.0%
27
12.1%
38
013.4%
193
Missing000050
Total 100%
904
100%
131
100%
93
100%
313
   
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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
Favor37.9%
116
57.7%
334
72.4%
207
72.4%
123
78.6%
81
159.6%
861
Oppose31.7%
97
30.9%
179
20.6%
59
21.2%
36
19.4%
20
127.1%
391
Don't know /Refused30.4%
93
11.4%
66
7.0%
20
6.5%
11
1.9%
2
013.3%
192
Missing0000020
Total 100%
306
100%
579
100%
286
100%
170
100%
103
   
1444

Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackHispanicOther (including Asian)MissingTotal
Favor60.7%
753
64.1%
25
45.9%
67
78.9%
15
159.6%
860
Oppose26.6%
330
25.6%
10
34.9%
51
21.1%
4
027.4%
395
Don't know /Refused12.7%
157
10.3%
4
19.2%
28
0.0%
0
113.1%
189
Missing000020
Total 100%
1240
100%
39
100%
146
100%
19
   
1444

Age (I-AGE)

 18-2930-3940-4950 & overMissingTotal
Favor63.9%
266
65.9%
224
66.1%
154
47.6%
218
159.6%
862
Oppose23.8%
99
25.9%
88
24.0%
56
32.8%
150
127.2%
393
Don't know /Refused12.3%
51
8.2%
28
9.9%
23
19.7%
90
013.3%
192
Missing000020
Total 100%
416
100%
340
100%
233
100%
458
   
1447

Sex (I-SEX)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Favor62.5%
430
56.8%
432
059.5%
862
Oppose27.5%
189
26.8%
204
027.1%
393
Don't know /Refused10.0%
69
16.3%
124
013.3%
193
Missing0000
Total 100%
688
100%
760
   
1448

Region (I-REGION)

 EastMidwestSouthWestMissingTotal
Favor52.9%
100
56.2%
223
54.4%
259
72.6%
281
059.6%
863
Oppose29.6%
56
29.0%
115
31.7%
151
18.3%
71
027.1%
393
Don't know /Refused17.5%
33
14.9%
59
13.9%
66
9.0%
35
013.3%
193
Missing000000
Total 100%
189
100%
397
100%
476
100%
387
   
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