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American Catholic Laity Poll, 1987 - Analysis

ORDAINMN (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. -- The policy of ordaining men, but not women, to the priesthood.
 FrequencyPercentCumulative Percent
1) Strengthened28719.8%19.8%
2) Weakened36925.4%45.3%
3) No Effect67846.8%92.0%
4) Don't know /Refused1158.0%100.0%





Marital status (I-MARITAL)

 MarriedDivorced/SeparatedWidowedNever marriedMissingTotal
Strengthened21.0%
190
19.2%
25
37.6%
35
10.9%
34
119.7%
284
Weakened24.3%
219
36.2%
47
9.7%
9
28.1%
88
425.2%
363
No Effect46.3%
418
38.5%
50
40.9%
38
54.6%
171
047.0%
677
Don't know /Refused8.4%
76
6.2%
8
11.8%
11
6.4%
20
08.0%
115
Missing000050
Total 100%
903
100%
130
100%
93
100%
313
   
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
Strengthened33.7%
103
19.2%
111
14.4%
41
11.7%
20
12.5%
13
019.9%
288
Weakened19.3%
59
23.1%
134
28.4%
81
32.7%
56
35.6%
37
125.4%
367
No Effect33.7%
103
50.3%
291
51.2%
146
49.7%
85
49.0%
51
146.8%
676
Don't know /Refused13.4%
41
7.4%
43
6.0%
17
5.8%
10
2.9%
3
07.9%
114
Missing0000020
Total 100%
306
100%
579
100%
285
100%
171
100%
104
   
1445

Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackHispanicOther (including Asian)MissingTotal
Strengthened20.5%
254
10.5%
4
19.2%
28
10.0%
2
019.9%
288
Weakened25.2%
313
34.2%
13
22.6%
33
30.0%
6
125.3%
365
No Effect46.3%
574
42.1%
16
51.4%
75
60.0%
12
146.9%
677
Don't know /Refused8.1%
100
13.2%
5
6.8%
10
0.0%
0
08.0%
115
Missing000020
Total 100%
1241
100%
38
100%
146
100%
20
   
1445

Age (I-AGE)

 18-2930-3940-4950 & overMissingTotal
Strengthened8.4%
35
15.2%
52
19.7%
46
33.5%
153
019.8%
286
Weakened27.2%
113
34.6%
118
22.3%
52
18.4%
84
225.4%
367
No Effect57.0%
237
41.6%
142
50.6%
118
39.6%
181
046.9%
678
Don't know /Refused7.5%
31
8.5%
29
7.3%
17
8.5%
39
08.0%
116
Missing000020
Total 100%
416
100%
341
100%
233
100%
457
   
1447

Sex (I-SEX)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Strengthened16.8%
116
22.5%
171
019.8%
287
Weakened29.5%
203
21.8%
166
025.4%
369
No Effect46.4%
320
47.0%
358
046.8%
678
Don't know /Refused7.3%
50
8.7%
66
08.0%
116
Missing0000
Total 100%
689
100%
761
   
1450

Region (I-REGION)

 EastMidwestSouthWestMissingTotal
Strengthened15.8%
30
22.9%
91
20.6%
98
17.6%
68
019.8%
287
Weakened32.6%
62
23.9%
95
25.0%
119
24.3%
94
025.5%
370
No Effect44.2%
84
47.2%
188
44.7%
213
49.9%
193
046.7%
678
Don't know /Refused7.4%
14
6.0%
24
9.7%
46
8.3%
32
08.0%
116
Missing000000
Total 100%
190
100%
398
100%
476
100%
387
   
1451

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