Survey of American Catholic Priests, 2001

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DISCUSI

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 lack of professional standards for 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 382 30.8% 30.8% -1.03
Somewhat important to me 540 43.5% 74.3% -.09
Not important to me 213 17.2% 91.5% .85
I don't want it discussed 28 2.3% 93.7% 1.79
Don't know 78 6.3% 100% 2.74

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

28-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+ TOTAL
Very important to me 25.7%
26
26.8%
49
37.1%
111
35.0%
105
25.6%
91
30.8%
382
Somewhat important to me 47.5%
48
49.7%
91
41.8%
125
44.0%
132
40.2%
143
43.5%
539
Not important to me 20.8%
21
15.8%
29
15.1%
45
14.7%
44
20.5%
73
17.1%
212
I don't want it discussed 2.0%
2
2.2%
4
1.7%
5
2.7%
8
2.5%
9
2.3%
28
Don't know 4.0%
4
5.5%
10
4.3%
13
3.7%
11
11.2%
40
6.3%
78
TOTAL 100.0%
101
100.0%
183
100.0%
299
100.0%
300
100.0%
356

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