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? It is urgent that priests achieve greater status as competent professionals in the eyes of the Catholic community.
  1) Agree strongly
  2) Agree somewhat
  3) Uncertain
  4) Disagree somewhat
  5) Disagree strongly

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Agree strongly 300 23.8% 23.8% -1.18
Agree somewhat 546 43.2% 67% -.29
Uncertain 191 15.1% 82.1% .6
Disagree somewhat 158 12.5% 94.6% 1.49
Disagree strongly 68 5.4% 100% 2.38

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

28-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+ TOTAL
Agree strongly 23.5%
24
20.5%
38
21.2%
64
27.6%
84
24.5%
90
23.8%
300
Agree somewhat 31.4%
32
42.2%
78
44.4%
134
43.8%
133
45.4%
167
43.1%
544
Uncertain 17.6%
18
17.3%
32
13.6%
41
14.5%
44
15.2%
56
15.1%
191
Disagree somewhat 21.6%
22
14.6%
27
13.9%
42
10.9%
33
9.2%
34
12.5%
158
Disagree strongly 5.9%
6
5.4%
10
7.0%
21
3.3%
10
5.7%
21
5.4%
68
TOTAL 100.0%
102
100.0%
185
100.0%
302
100.0%
304
100.0%
368

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