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American Catholic Laity Poll, 1987 - Analysis

READBIBL (Weighted by WT)

How often do you read the Bible?
 FrequencyPercentCumulative Percent
1) Daily936.4%6.4%
2) At least once a week14810.2%16.6%
3) Almost every week362.5%19.1%
4) About once a month15710.8%30.0%
5) Seldom67846.8%76.7%
6) Never33523.1%99.8%
7) Don't know20.1%100.0%





Marital status (I-MARITAL)

 MarriedDivorced/SeparatedWidowedNever marriedMissingTotal
Daily5.7%
52
10.0%
13
15.4%
14
4.2%
13
06.4%
92
At least once a week11.5%
104
7.7%
10
12.1%
11
6.7%
21
110.1%
146
Almost every week2.2%
20
2.3%
3
3.3%
3
2.9%
9
12.4%
35
About once a month10.7%
97
10.0%
13
4.4%
4
13.4%
42
110.8%
156
Seldom47.8%
433
40.8%
53
31.9%
29
51.4%
161
147.0%
676
Never21.8%
197
29.2%
38
33.0%
30
21.4%
67
123.1%
332
Don't know0.2%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
00.1%
2
Missing000050
Total 100%
905
100%
130
100%
91
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
Daily8.8%
27
6.2%
36
5.6%
16
4.7%
8
5.8%
6
06.4%
93
At least once a week7.5%
23
13.1%
76
11.9%
34
4.1%
7
7.8%
8
010.2%
148
Almost every week1.0%
3
3.1%
18
2.1%
6
3.5%
6
1.9%
2
02.4%
35
About once a month4.6%
14
9.5%
55
15.7%
45
11.7%
20
21.4%
22
010.8%
156
Seldom50.0%
153
45.8%
265
43.7%
125
52.0%
89
44.7%
46
047.0%
678
Never28.1%
86
21.8%
126
21.0%
60
24.0%
41
18.4%
19
223.0%
332
Don't know0.0%
0
0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
00.1%
2
Missing0000020
Total 100%
306
100%
578
100%
286
100%
171
100%
103
   
1444

Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackHispanicOther (including Asian)MissingTotal
Daily6.9%
85
2.7%
1
3.4%
5
0.0%
0
16.3%
91
At least once a week9.4%
117
13.5%
5
16.4%
24
10.5%
2
010.3%
148
Almost every week2.5%
31
2.7%
1
1.4%
2
10.5%
2
02.5%
36
About once a month10.3%
128
29.7%
11
8.9%
13
26.3%
5
010.9%
157
Seldom46.0%
571
29.7%
11
57.5%
84
42.1%
8
146.7%
674
Never24.7%
306
21.6%
8
12.3%
18
10.5%
2
023.2%
334
Don't know0.2%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
00.1%
2
Missing000020
Total 100%
1240
100%
37
100%
146
100%
19
   
1442

Age (I-AGE)

 18-2930-3940-4950 & overMissingTotal
Daily4.6%
19
2.4%
8
6.5%
15
11.1%
51
06.4%
93
At least once a week6.5%
27
14.2%
48
11.6%
27
10.3%
47
010.3%
149
Almost every week2.6%
11
2.9%
10
1.7%
4
2.2%
10
12.4%
35
About once a month14.4%
60
12.1%
41
10.3%
24
7.0%
32
010.9%
157
Seldom50.4%
210
48.7%
165
45.7%
106
42.8%
196
046.8%
677
Never21.6%
90
19.2%
65
24.1%
56
26.6%
122
123.0%
333
Don't know0.0%
0
0.6%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
00.1%
2
Missing000020
Total 100%
417
100%
339
100%
232
100%
458
   
1446

Sex (I-SEX)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Daily5.1%
35
7.5%
57
06.3%
92
At least once a week8.6%
59
11.8%
90
010.3%
149
Almost every week1.9%
13
3.0%
23
02.5%
36
About once a month11.0%
76
10.6%
81
010.8%
157
Seldom48.5%
334
45.2%
344
046.8%
678
Never24.9%
171
21.6%
164
023.1%
335
Don't know0.0%
0
0.3%
2
00.1%
2
Missing0000
Total 100%
688
100%
761
   
1449

Region (I-REGION)

 EastMidwestSouthWestMissingTotal
Daily3.2%
6
7.3%
29
6.3%
30
7.2%
28
06.4%
93
At least once a week5.8%
11
9.3%
37
11.8%
56
11.3%
44
010.2%
148
Almost every week0.0%
0
2.3%
9
2.7%
13
3.6%
14
02.5%
36
About once a month3.7%
7
7.1%
28
14.1%
67
14.2%
55
010.8%
157
Seldom45.0%
85
46.9%
186
47.4%
225
46.9%
182
046.8%
678
Never42.3%
80
26.7%
106
17.7%
84
16.8%
65
023.1%
335
Don't know0.0%
0
0.5%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
00.1%
2
Missing000000
Total 100%
189
100%
397
100%
475
100%
388
   
1449

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