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? Ordination confers on the priest a new status or a permanent character which makes him essentially different from the laity within the Church.
  1) Agree strongly
  2) Agree somewhat
  3) Uncertain
  4) Disagree somewhat
  5) Disagree strongly

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Agree strongly 609 48.2% 48.2% -.79
Agree somewhat 360 28.5% 76.7% 0
Uncertain 71 5.6% 82.3% .79
Disagree somewhat 134 10.6% 92.9% 1.58
Disagree strongly 90 7.1% 100% 2.37

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

28-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+ TOTAL
Agree strongly 61.8%
63
47.6%
88
42.4%
128
38.8%
118
57.2%
211
48.2%
608
Agree somewhat 23.5%
24
30.3%
56
31.5%
95
30.6%
93
24.7%
91
28.4%
359
Uncertain 4.9%
5
2.7%
5
6.6%
20
7.2%
22
5.1%
19
5.6%
71
Disagree somewhat 5.9%
6
10.8%
20
12.6%
38
13.8%
42
7.6%
28
10.6%
134
Disagree strongly 3.9%
4
8.6%
16
7.0%
21
9.5%
29
5.4%
20
7.1%
90
TOTAL 100.0%
102
100.0%
185
100.0%
302
100.0%
304
100.0%
369

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