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American Catholic Laity Poll, 1987 - Analysis

WMNORDAN (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 women should be ordained to the priesthood.
 FrequencyPercentCumulative Percent
1) Should69247.7%47.7%
2) Should not66846.1%93.8%
3) Not Sure /Refused896.1%100.0%





Marital status (I-MARITAL)

 MarriedDivorced/SeparatedWidowedNever marriedMissingTotal
Should47.9%
433
54.6%
71
20.7%
19
50.8%
159
547.4%
682
Should not45.9%
415
42.3%
55
71.7%
66
42.5%
133
046.5%
669
Not Sure /Refused6.2%
56
3.1%
4
7.6%
7
6.7%
21
06.1%
88
Missing000050
Total 100%
904
100%
130
100%
92
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
Should35.8%
110
48.5%
281
52.8%
151
53.8%
92
53.8%
56
247.7%
690
Should not51.8%
159
46.8%
271
42.3%
121
42.1%
72
44.2%
46
046.2%
669
Not Sure /Refused12.4%
38
4.7%
27
4.9%
14
4.1%
7
1.9%
2
06.1%
88
Missing0000020
Total 100%
307
100%
579
100%
286
100%
171
100%
104
   
1447

Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackHispanicOther (including Asian)MissingTotal
Should47.4%
588
71.1%
27
45.2%
66
31.6%
6
247.6%
687
Should not46.4%
576
26.3%
10
47.9%
70
63.2%
12
046.3%
668
Not Sure /Refused6.2%
77
2.6%
1
6.8%
10
5.3%
1
06.2%
89
Missing000020
Total 100%
1241
100%
38
100%
146
100%
19
   
1444

Age (I-AGE)

 18-2930-3940-4950 & overMissingTotal
Should56.1%
234
54.0%
183
51.5%
120
33.7%
154
147.8%
691
Should not36.2%
151
42.8%
145
42.5%
99
59.7%
273
046.2%
668
Not Sure /Refused7.7%
32
3.2%
11
6.0%
14
6.6%
30
16.0%
87
Missing000020
Total 100%
417
100%
339
100%
233
100%
457
   
1446

Sex (I-SEX)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Should49.5%
341
46.1%
351
047.7%
692
Should not45.1%
311
47.0%
358
046.1%
669
Not Sure /Refused5.4%
37
6.8%
52
06.1%
89
Missing0000
Total 100%
689
100%
761
   
1450

Region (I-REGION)

 EastMidwestSouthWestMissingTotal
Should48.7%
92
46.3%
184
46.9%
223
49.6%
192
047.7%
691
Should not48.1%
91
47.6%
189
47.8%
227
41.6%
161
046.1%
668
Not Sure /Refused3.2%
6
6.0%
24
5.3%
25
8.8%
34
06.1%
89
Missing000000
Total 100%
189
100%
397
100%
475
100%
387
   
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