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? Celibacy should be a matter of personal choice for diocesan priests.
  1) Agree strongly
  2) Agree somewhat
  3) Uncertain
  4) Disagree somewhat
  5) Disagree strongly

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Agree strongly 431 34% 34% -1.06
Agree somewhat 263 20.8% 54.8% -.44
Uncertain 133 10.5% 65.3% .18
Disagree somewhat 125 9.9% 75.1% .8
Disagree strongly 315 24.9% 100% 1.43

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

28-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+ TOTAL
Agree strongly 23.8%
24
30.6%
57
42.9%
129
41.9%
127
24.9%
93
34.0%
430
Agree somewhat 15.8%
16
21.5%
40
25.2%
76
23.4%
71
15.8%
59
20.7%
262
Uncertain 9.9%
10
9.1%
17
9.0%
27
12.2%
37
11.2%
42
10.5%
133
Disagree somewhat 11.9%
12
16.1%
30
8.3%
25
7.9%
24
9.1%
34
9.9%
125
Disagree strongly 38.6%
39
22.6%
42
14.6%
44
14.5%
44
39.0%
146
24.9%
315
TOTAL 100.0%
101
100.0%
186
100.0%
301
100.0%
303
100.0%
374

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