Survey of American Catholic Priests, 2001

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DISCUSE

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? The policy of mandatory celibacy.
  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 524 41.9% 41.9% -.95
Somewhat important to me 356 28.5% 70.4% .02
Not important to me 257 20.6% 91% .98
I don't want it discussed 93 7.4% 98.4% 1.95
Don't know 20 1.6% 100% 2.92

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

28-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+ TOTAL
Very important to me 27.0%
27
33.9%
62
46.3%
139
40.3%
121
47.7%
174
41.9%
523
Somewhat important to me 27.0%
27
32.8%
60
26.0%
78
35.7%
107
22.7%
83
28.4%
355
Not important to me 32.0%
32
23.0%
42
20.3%
61
18.0%
54
18.6%
68
20.6%
257
I don't want it discussed 12.0%
12
10.4%
19
7.0%
21
4.3%
13
7.7%
28
7.5%
93
Don't know 2.0%
2
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
1.7%
5
3.3%
12
1.6%
20
TOTAL 100.0%
100
100.0%
183
100.0%
300
100.0%
300
100.0%
365

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