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American Catholic Laity Poll, 1987 - Analysis

PRSTMARR (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. -- Deciding whether priests should be allowed to marry.
 FrequencyPercentCumulative Percent
1) Should67146.3%46.3%
2) Should not65845.4%91.7%
3) Not Sure /Refused1208.3%100.0%





Marital status (I-MARITAL)

 MarriedDivorced/SeparatedWidowedNever marriedMissingTotal
Should45.5%
411
63.8%
83
23.9%
22
47.1%
148
346.1%
664
Should not45.8%
414
33.8%
44
62.0%
57
44.9%
141
145.6%
656
Not Sure /Refused8.6%
78
2.3%
3
14.1%
13
8.0%
25
18.3%
119
Missing000050
Total 100%
903
100%
130
100%
92
100%
314
   
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
Should35.0%
107
49.1%
284
49.8%
143
48.5%
83
50.5%
52
146.3%
669
Should not46.7%
143
44.2%
256
44.6%
128
48.5%
83
47.6%
49
045.6%
659
Not Sure /Refused18.3%
56
6.7%
39
5.6%
16
2.9%
5
1.9%
2
18.2%
118
Missing0000020
Total 100%
306
100%
579
100%
287
100%
171
100%
103
   
1446

Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackHispanicOther (including Asian)MissingTotal
Should46.3%
574
48.7%
19
43.8%
64
42.1%
8
246.1%
665
Should not45.5%
564
43.6%
17
46.6%
68
52.6%
10
045.6%
659
Not Sure /Refused8.2%
102
7.7%
3
9.6%
14
5.3%
1
08.3%
120
Missing000020
Total 100%
1240
100%
39
100%
146
100%
19
   
1444

Age (I-AGE)

 18-2930-3940-4950 & overMissingTotal
Should54.9%
229
50.7%
172
48.3%
112
34.5%
158
046.4%
671
Should not38.6%
161
42.8%
145
42.7%
99
55.0%
252
145.4%
657
Not Sure /Refused6.5%
27
6.5%
22
9.1%
21
10.5%
48
18.2%
118
Missing000020
Total 100%
417
100%
339
100%
232
100%
458
   
1446

Sex (I-SEX)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Should46.2%
318
46.4%
353
046.3%
671
Should not46.4%
320
44.5%
338
045.4%
658
Not Sure /Refused7.4%
51
9.1%
69
08.3%
120
Missing0000
Total 100%
689
100%
760
   
1449

Region (I-REGION)

 EastMidwestSouthWestMissingTotal
Should52.4%
99
48.6%
193
44.1%
210
43.4%
168
046.2%
670
Should not42.3%
80
43.6%
173
45.4%
216
48.8%
189
045.4%
658
Not Sure /Refused5.3%
10
7.8%
31
10.5%
50
7.8%
30
08.4%
121
Missing000000
Total 100%
189
100%
397
100%
476
100%
387
   
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