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? I think it would be a good idea if Christian communities such as parishes were to choose their own priest from among available ordained priests.
  1) Agree strongly
  2) Agree somewhat
  3) Uncertain
  4) Disagree somewhat
  5) Disagree strongly

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Agree strongly 86 6.8% 6.8% -2.04
Agree somewhat 194 15.4% 22.2% -1.27
Uncertain 266 21.1% 43.3% -.49
Disagree somewhat 269 21.3% 64.6% .29
Disagree strongly 446 35.4% 100% 1.06

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

28-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+ TOTAL
Agree strongly 6.9%
7
4.8%
9
6.6%
20
9.3%
28
6.0%
22
6.8%
86
Agree somewhat 11.8%
12
12.9%
24
16.6%
50
20.5%
62
12.5%
46
15.4%
194
Uncertain 12.7%
13
17.2%
32
22.8%
69
23.8%
72
21.8%
80
21.1%
266
Disagree somewhat 21.6%
22
23.7%
44
21.9%
66
19.5%
59
20.7%
76
21.2%
267
Disagree strongly 47.1%
48
41.4%
77
32.1%
97
26.8%
81
39.0%
143
35.4%
446
TOTAL 100.0%
102
100.0%
186
100.0%
302
100.0%
302
100.0%
367

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