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 feel that I am most a priest when "I am "saying Mass" (presiding at Eucharist) and hearing confessions.
  1) Agree strongly
  2) Agree somewhat
  3) Uncertain
  4) Disagree somewhat
  5) Disagree strongly

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Agree strongly 519 41% 41% -.89
Agree somewhat 401 31.7% 72.7% -.13
Uncertain 48 3.8% 76.5% .62
Disagree somewhat 198 15.7% 92.2% 1.38
Disagree strongly 99 7.8% 100% 2.14

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

28-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+ TOTAL
Agree strongly 39.6%
40
28.8%
53
31.5%
95
36.6%
111
58.4%
218
40.9%
517
Agree somewhat 30.7%
31
37.0%
68
36.4%
110
36.0%
109
22.3%
83
31.7%
401
Uncertain 3.0%
3
6.5%
12
2.6%
8
5.9%
18
1.9%
7
3.8%
48
Disagree somewhat 17.8%
18
16.3%
30
21.9%
66
12.9%
39
12.1%
45
15.7%
198
Disagree strongly 8.9%
9
11.4%
21
7.6%
23
8.6%
26
5.4%
20
7.8%
99
TOTAL 100.0%
101
100.0%
184
100.0%
302
100.0%
303
100.0%
373

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