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American Catholic Laity Poll, 1987 - Analysis

VATDECI (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 level of the Vatican?
 FrequencyPercentCumulative Percent
1) Favor74551.4%51.4%
2) Oppose43429.9%81.3%
3) Don't know /Refused27018.7%100.0%





Marital status (I-MARITAL)

 MarriedDivorced/SeparatedWidowedNever marriedMissingTotal
Favor53.3%
482
36.9%
48
40.9%
38
55.0%
172
251.4%
740
Oppose29.0%
262
42.3%
55
21.5%
20
30.0%
94
229.9%
431
Don't know /Refused17.7%
160
20.8%
27
37.6%
35
15.0%
47
118.7%
269
Missing000050
Total 100%
904
100%
130
100%
93
100%
313
   
1440

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
Favor33.6%
103
53.1%
308
58.2%
167
60.5%
104
59.6%
62
151.3%
744
Oppose29.6%
91
31.2%
181
27.2%
78
27.3%
47
35.6%
37
129.9%
434
Don't know /Refused36.8%
113
15.7%
91
14.6%
42
12.2%
21
4.8%
5
018.8%
272
Missing0000020
Total 100%
307
100%
580
100%
287
100%
172
100%
104
   
1450

Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackHispanicOther (including Asian)MissingTotal
Favor52.7%
653
42.1%
16
41.1%
60
73.7%
14
151.5%
743
Oppose29.1%
361
28.9%
11
38.4%
56
26.3%
5
030.0%
433
Don't know /Refused18.2%
226
28.9%
11
20.5%
30
0.0%
0
118.5%
267
Missing000020
Total 100%
1240
100%
38
100%
146
100%
19
   
1443

Age (I-AGE)

 18-2930-3940-4950 & overMissingTotal
Favor54.3%
226
59.1%
201
51.1%
119
43.2%
198
151.4%
744
Oppose30.5%
127
24.7%
84
30.0%
70
33.2%
152
129.9%
433
Don't know /Refused15.1%
63
16.2%
55
18.9%
44
23.6%
108
018.7%
270
Missing000020
Total 100%
416
100%
340
100%
233
100%
458
   
1447

Sex (I-SEX)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Favor52.0%
358
50.9%
387
051.4%
745
Oppose34.1%
235
26.2%
199
030.0%
434
Don't know /Refused13.9%
96
22.9%
174
018.6%
270
Missing0000
Total 100%
689
100%
760
   
1449

Region (I-REGION)

 EastMidwestSouthWestMissingTotal
Favor45.0%
85
45.2%
180
54.7%
260
56.6%
219
051.3%
744
Oppose36.5%
69
32.2%
128
27.6%
131
27.4%
106
030.0%
434
Don't know /Refused18.5%
35
22.6%
90
17.7%
84
16.0%
62
018.7%
271
Missing000000
Total 100%
189
100%
398
100%
475
100%
387
   
1449

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