Survey of American Catholic Priests, 2001

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FUTURE

Which of the following statements most clearly reflects your feeling about your future priesthood?
  1) I will definitely not leave
  2) I probably will not leave
  3) I am uncertain about my future
  4) I probably will leave
  5) I have definitely decided to leave

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
I will definitely not leave 999 79% 79% -.46
I probably will not leave 202 16% 94.9% 1.22
I am uncertain about my future 50 4% 98.9% 2.9
I probably will leave 12 .9% 99.8% 4.58
I have definitely decided to leave 2 .2% 100% 6.26

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

28-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+ TOTAL
I will definitely not leave 63.7%
65
57.0%
106
70.4%
212
83.9%
256
97.0%
358
78.9%
997
I probably will not leave 26.5%
27
30.1%
56
24.9%
75
11.5%
35
2.4%
9
16.0%
202
I am uncertain about my future 7.8%
8
11.3%
21
3.3%
10
3.3%
10
0.3%
1
4.0%
50
I probably will leave 2.0%
2
1.1%
2
1.3%
4
1.3%
4
0.0%
0
1.0%
12
I have definitely decided to leave 0.0%
0
0.5%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
0.2%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
102
100.0%
186
100.0%
301
100.0%
305
100.0%
369

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