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? Parish life would be aided by an increase in full-time professional ecclesial lay ministers.
  1) Agree strongly
  2) Agree somewhat
  3) Uncertain
  4) Disagree somewhat
  5) Disagree strongly

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Agree strongly 466 36.8% 36.8% -.97
Agree somewhat 440 34.8% 71.6% -.08
Uncertain 200 15.8% 87.4% .8
Disagree somewhat 93 7.4% 94.8% 1.68
Disagree strongly 66 5.2% 100% 2.57

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

28-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+ TOTAL
Agree strongly 26.5%
27
31.7%
59
43.0%
130
43.0%
131
32.3%
119
36.9%
466
Agree somewhat 30.4%
31
39.2%
73
34.8%
105
38.0%
116
31.0%
114
34.8%
439
Uncertain 19.6%
20
12.9%
24
13.9%
42
11.1%
34
21.7%
80
15.8%
200
Disagree somewhat 15.7%
16
9.7%
18
5.3%
16
4.6%
14
7.6%
28
7.3%
92
Disagree strongly 7.8%
8
6.5%
12
3.0%
9
3.3%
10
7.3%
27
5.2%
66
TOTAL 100.0%
102
100.0%
186
100.0%
302
100.0%
305
100.0%
368

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