Survey of American Catholic Priests, 2001

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DISCUSH

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? Ordination of women.
  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 284 22.7% 22.7% -1.35
Somewhat important to me 310 24.8% 47.5% -.52
Not important to me 315 25.2% 72.7% .32
I don't want it discussed 280 22.4% 95% 1.15
Don't know 62 5% 100% 1.99

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

28-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+ TOTAL
Very important to me 12.9%
13
19.0%
35
29.4%
88
26.5%
80
18.7%
68
22.7%
284
Somewhat important to me 13.9%
14
27.7%
51
25.8%
77
32.8%
99
19.0%
69
24.8%
310
Not important to me 36.6%
37
29.3%
54
25.1%
75
19.9%
60
24.2%
88
25.1%
314
I don't want it discussed 31.7%
32
23.4%
43
15.7%
47
15.6%
47
30.3%
110
22.3%
279
Don't know 5.0%
5
0.5%
1
4.0%
12
5.3%
16
7.7%
28
5.0%
62
TOTAL 100.0%
101
100.0%
184
100.0%
299
100.0%
302
100.0%
363

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