Survey of American Catholic Priests, 2001

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CHOICE

If you had your choice again, would you enter the priesthood?
  1) Definitely yes
  2) Probably yes
  3) Uncertain
  4) Probably not
  5) Definitely not

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Definitely yes 855 67.1% 67.1% -.6
Probably yes 266 20.9% 88% .61
Uncertain 103 8.1% 96.1% 1.83
Probably not 43 3.4% 99.5% 3.04
Definitely not 7 .5% 100% 4.25

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

28-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+ TOTAL
Definitely yes 62.7%
64
57.5%
107
62.6%
189
63.9%
195
79.6%
300
67.2%
855
Probably yes 26.5%
27
24.7%
46
23.2%
70
22.3%
68
14.3%
54
20.8%
265
Uncertain 8.8%
9
11.3%
21
10.3%
31
8.5%
26
4.0%
15
8.0%
102
Probably not 1.0%
1
5.4%
10
3.6%
11
4.6%
14
1.9%
7
3.4%
43
Definitely not 1.0%
1
1.1%
2
0.3%
1
0.7%
2
0.3%
1
0.6%
7
TOTAL 100.0%
102
100.0%
186
100.0%
302
100.0%
305
100.0%
377

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