Survey of American Catholic Priests, 2001

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DISCUSK

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? Problems of sexual misconduct by 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 526 42% 42% -.87
Somewhat important to me 534 42.7% 84.7% .18
Not important to me 117 9.3% 94% 1.22
I don't want it discussed 27 2.2% 96.2% 2.26
Don't know 48 3.8% 100% 3.31

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

28-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+ TOTAL
Very important to me 33.0%
33
31.5%
58
37.3%
112
47.5%
143
49.0%
179
42.0%
525
Somewhat important to me 54.0%
54
50.5%
93
48.7%
146
38.9%
117
33.7%
123
42.6%
533
Not important to me 12.0%
12
12.5%
23
9.7%
29
7.6%
23
8.2%
30
9.4%
117
I don't want it discussed 1.0%
1
1.6%
3
1.7%
5
2.7%
8
2.7%
10
2.2%
27
Don't know 0.0%
0
3.8%
7
2.7%
8
3.3%
10
6.3%
23
3.8%
48
TOTAL 100.0%
100
100.0%
184
100.0%
300
100.0%
301
100.0%
365

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