Survey of American Catholic Priests, 2001

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DISCUSJ

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? Mandatory laicization of priests convicted of sexual misconduct.
  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 370 29.6% 29.6% -1.06
Somewhat important to me 426 34% 63.6% -.28
Not important to me 241 19.2% 82.8% .49
I don't want it discussed 61 4.9% 87.7% 1.27
Don't know 154 12.3% 100% 2.05

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

28-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+ TOTAL
Very important to me 22.8%
23
16.8%
31
28.3%
85
32.6%
98
36.3%
132
29.5%
369
Somewhat important to me 36.6%
37
34.8%
64
41.7%
125
33.2%
100
27.5%
100
34.1%
426
Not important to me 25.7%
26
28.8%
53
19.7%
59
17.6%
53
13.7%
50
19.3%
241
I don't want it discussed 6.9%
7
5.4%
10
2.0%
6
5.0%
15
6.3%
23
4.9%
61
Don't know 7.9%
8
14.1%
26
8.3%
25
11.6%
35
16.2%
59
12.2%
153
TOTAL 100.0%
101
100.0%
184
100.0%
300
100.0%
301
100.0%
364

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