Survey of American Catholic Priests, 2001

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Do you agree, or disagree, with these statements about the priesthood and the Church today? The Catholic Church needs to move faster in empowering lay persons in the ministry.
  1) Agree strongly
  2) Agree somewhat
  3) Uncertain
  4) Disagree somewhat
  5) Disagree strongly

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Agree strongly 470 37.1% 37.1% -.95
Agree somewhat 450 35.5% 72.6% -.1
Uncertain 144 11.4% 83.9% .74
Disagree somewhat 129 10.2% 94.1% 1.58
Disagree strongly 75 5.9% 100% 2.42

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

28-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+ TOTAL
Agree strongly 16.7%
17
32.3%
60
42.1%
127
46.1%
140
33.9%
126
37.1%
470
Agree somewhat 42.2%
43
38.2%
71
35.1%
106
38.5%
117
30.1%
112
35.5%
449
Uncertain 10.8%
11
8.6%
16
10.6%
32
5.9%
18
18.0%
67
11.4%
144
Disagree somewhat 16.7%
17
12.9%
24
8.9%
27
6.3%
19
11.0%
41
10.1%
128
Disagree strongly 13.7%
14
8.1%
15
3.3%
10
3.3%
10
7.0%
26
5.9%
75
TOTAL 100.0%
102
100.0%
186
100.0%
302
100.0%
304
100.0%
372

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