Survey of American Catholic Priests, 2001

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DISCUSG

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? Psychosexual maturity of priests.
  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 634 51% 51% -.77
Somewhat important to me 423 34.1% 85.1% .31
Not important to me 127 10.2% 95.3% 1.38
I don't want it discussed 22 1.8% 97.1% 2.46
Don't know 36 2.9% 100% 3.54

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

28-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+ TOTAL
Very important to me 44.6%
45
54.9%
101
50.7%
151
53.7%
161
49.0%
175
51.0%
633
Somewhat important to me 38.6%
39
35.9%
66
36.9%
110
32.3%
97
30.8%
110
34.0%
422
Not important to me 11.9%
12
4.9%
9
10.7%
32
10.7%
32
11.8%
42
10.2%
127
I don't want it discussed 2.0%
2
2.7%
5
1.0%
3
1.3%
4
2.2%
8
1.8%
22
Don't know 3.0%
3
1.6%
3
0.7%
2
2.0%
6
6.2%
22
2.9%
36
TOTAL 100.0%
101
100.0%
184
100.0%
298
100.0%
300
100.0%
357

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