Survey of American Catholic Priests, 2001

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CELIBACY

If celibacy for priests became optional, do you think you would ever get married?
  1) Certainly yes
  2) Probably yes
  3) Uncertain
  4) Probably no
  5) Certainly no

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Certainly yes 39 3.1% 3.1% -2.82
Probably yes 105 8.3% 11.4% -1.91
Uncertain 155 12.3% 23.7% -.99
Probably no 375 29.7% 53.4% -.08
Certainly no 587 46.6% 100% .84

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

28-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+ TOTAL
Certainly yes 4.9%
5
3.3%
6
3.7%
11
3.0%
9
2.2%
8
3.1%
39
Probably yes 8.8%
9
12.0%
22
9.0%
27
10.6%
32
3.5%
13
8.2%
103
Uncertain 14.7%
15
15.8%
29
15.0%
45
13.5%
41
6.8%
25
12.3%
155
Probably no 34.3%
35
37.7%
69
33.2%
100
28.1%
85
23.2%
86
29.8%
375
Certainly no 37.3%
38
31.1%
57
39.2%
118
44.9%
136
64.3%
238
46.6%
587
TOTAL 100.0%
102
100.0%
183
100.0%
301
100.0%
303
100.0%
370

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