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American Catholic Laity Poll, 1987 - Analysis

PRSTHOMO (Weighted by WT)

I will read eight items and after each, please tell me if it has strengthened your commitment to the Catholic Church, weakened it, or had no effect one way or the other. -- Reports indicating that a significant number of priests have homosexual tendencies.
 FrequencyPercentCumulative Percent
1) Strengthened624.3%4.3%
2) Weakened51135.3%39.6%
3) No Effect67946.8%86.4%
4) Don't know /Refused19713.6%100.0%





Marital status (I-MARITAL)

 MarriedDivorced/SeparatedWidowedNever marriedMissingTotal
Strengthened5.0%
45
3.8%
5
6.5%
6
1.6%
5
14.2%
61
Weakened36.3%
328
33.8%
44
18.3%
17
37.9%
119
135.3%
508
No Effect45.5%
411
43.1%
56
54.8%
51
49.7%
156
346.8%
674
Don't know /Refused13.3%
120
19.2%
25
20.4%
19
10.8%
34
013.7%
198
Missing000050
Total 100%
904
100%
130
100%
93
100%
314
   
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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
Strengthened6.9%
21
5.7%
33
1.0%
3
1.8%
3
1.0%
1
04.2%
61
Weakened38.9%
119
32.4%
188
39.2%
112
39.4%
67
25.2%
26
035.4%
512
No Effect37.9%
116
45.9%
266
52.8%
151
48.2%
82
59.2%
61
246.8%
676
Don't know /Refused16.3%
50
16.0%
93
7.0%
20
10.6%
18
14.6%
15
013.6%
196
Missing0000020
Total 100%
306
100%
580
100%
286
100%
170
100%
103
   
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Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackHispanicOther (including Asian)MissingTotal
Strengthened3.6%
45
10.5%
4
9.0%
13
0.0%
0
04.3%
62
Weakened35.0%
434
42.1%
16
39.3%
57
21.1%
4
035.4%
511
No Effect48.2%
598
26.3%
10
37.9%
55
73.7%
14
146.9%
677
Don't know /Refused13.1%
163
21.1%
8
13.8%
20
5.3%
1
113.3%
192
Missing000020
Total 100%
1240
100%
38
100%
145
100%
19
   
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Age (I-AGE)

 18-2930-3940-4950 & overMissingTotal
Strengthened2.2%
9
5.0%
17
4.3%
10
5.5%
25
14.2%
61
Weakened39.8%
166
36.9%
125
30.5%
71
32.6%
149
035.3%
511
No Effect46.0%
192
48.1%
163
53.6%
125
43.3%
198
146.9%
678
Don't know /Refused12.0%
50
10.0%
34
11.6%
27
18.6%
85
013.6%
196
Missing000020
Total 100%
417
100%
339
100%
233
100%
457
   
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Sex (I-SEX)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Strengthened3.3%
23
5.1%
39
04.3%
62
Weakened40.6%
279
30.5%
232
035.3%
511
No Effect44.2%
304
49.2%
374
046.8%
678
Don't know /Refused11.9%
82
15.1%
115
013.6%
197
Missing0000
Total 100%
688
100%
760
   
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Region (I-REGION)

 EastMidwestSouthWestMissingTotal
Strengthened3.7%
7
2.8%
11
3.2%
15
7.5%
29
04.3%
62
Weakened42.1%
80
36.4%
144
35.3%
168
30.8%
119
035.3%
511
No Effect41.6%
79
47.0%
186
47.7%
227
48.4%
187
046.9%
679
Don't know /Refused12.6%
24
13.9%
55
13.9%
66
13.2%
51
013.5%
196
Missing000000
Total 100%
190
100%
396
100%
476
100%
386
   
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