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? There is no ontological difference between the priest and the laity, since all share in common priesthood of Christ given at baptism; the difference is mainly one of assigned duties in 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 133 10.5% 10.5% -2.06
Agree somewhat 149 11.8% 22.3% -1.35
Uncertain 83 6.6% 28.9% -.65
Disagree somewhat 223 17.7% 46.6% .06
Disagree strongly 675 53.4% 100% .76

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

28-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+ TOTAL
Agree strongly 7.8%
8
9.1%
17
9.6%
29
14.1%
43
9.8%
36
10.5%
133
Agree somewhat 4.9%
5
14.5%
27
12.3%
37
16.1%
49
8.2%
30
11.7%
148
Uncertain 4.9%
5
3.2%
6
5.3%
16
9.2%
28
7.6%
28
6.6%
83
Disagree somewhat 17.6%
18
22.6%
42
20.9%
63
15.8%
48
14.1%
52
17.7%
223
Disagree strongly 64.7%
66
50.5%
94
51.8%
156
44.7%
136
60.3%
222
53.4%
674
TOTAL 100.0%
102
100.0%
186
100.0%
301
100.0%
304
100.0%
368

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