Survey of American Catholic Priests, 2001

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DISCUSC

Numerous issues relating to the priesthood are being discussed today and may have impact on your effectiveness as a priest. How important to you would open discussion be in the following areas? Problems of rectory or community living.
  1) Very important to me
  2) Somewhat important to me
  3) Not important to me
  4) I don't want it discussed
  5) Don't know

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Very important to me 410 33.1% 33.1% -1.06
Somewhat important to me 465 37.5% 70.6% -.06
Not important to me 300 24.2% 94.8% .95
I don't want it discussed 12 1% 95.8% 1.96
Don't know 52 4.2% 100% 2.96

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

28-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+ TOTAL
Very important to me 49.5%
50
38.3%
70
36.8%
110
29.9%
90
25.5%
90
33.1%
410
Somewhat important to me 35.6%
36
42.6%
78
39.1%
117
36.2%
109
35.1%
124
37.5%
464
Not important to me 12.9%
13
15.3%
28
21.7%
65
28.6%
86
30.3%
107
24.2%
299
I don't want it discussed 0.0%
0
1.6%
3
0.7%
2
0.3%
1
1.7%
6
1.0%
12
Don't know 2.0%
2
2.2%
4
1.7%
5
5.0%
15
7.4%
26
4.2%
52
TOTAL 100.0%
101
100.0%
183
100.0%
299
100.0%
301
100.0%
353

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