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 the priests in a diocese were to choose their own bishop.
  1) Agree strongly
  2) Agree somewhat
  3) Uncertain
  4) Disagree somewhat
  5) Disagree strongly

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Agree strongly 261 20.6% 20.6% -1.34
Agree somewhat 313 24.7% 45.3% -.65
Uncertain 202 16% 61.3% .03
Disagree somewhat 200 15.8% 77.1% .71
Disagree strongly 290 22.9% 100% 1.39

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

28-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+ TOTAL
Agree strongly 16.7%
17
12.9%
24
25.5%
77
27.0%
82
16.2%
60
20.6%
260
Agree somewhat 11.8%
12
28.5%
53
27.8%
84
29.6%
90
20.0%
74
24.8%
313
Uncertain 9.8%
10
13.4%
25
13.6%
41
15.5%
47
21.1%
78
15.9%
201
Disagree somewhat 21.6%
22
12.4%
23
14.6%
44
14.8%
45
17.8%
66
15.8%
200
Disagree strongly 40.2%
41
32.8%
61
18.5%
56
13.2%
40
24.9%
92
22.9%
290
TOTAL 100.0%
102
100.0%
186
100.0%
302
100.0%
304
100.0%
370

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