Survey of American Catholic Priests, 2001

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DISCUSN

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 admission of self-declared homosexuals to the priesthood.
  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 346 28% 28% -1.15
Somewhat important to me 397 32.1% 60.2% -.3
Not important to me 269 21.8% 81.9% .55
I don't want it discussed 152 12.3% 94.3% 1.4
Don't know 71 5.7% 100% 2.25

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

28-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+ TOTAL
Very important to me 23.0%
23
22.4%
41
26.2%
78
28.9%
87
33.3%
117
28.1%
346
Somewhat important to me 22.0%
22
29.5%
54
38.9%
116
34.9%
105
28.5%
100
32.2%
397
Not important to me 33.0%
33
33.3%
61
22.8%
68
18.6%
56
14.2%
50
21.7%
268
I don't want it discussed 21.0%
21
10.9%
20
6.4%
19
11.3%
34
16.2%
57
12.2%
151
Don't know 1.0%
1
3.8%
7
5.7%
17
6.3%
19
7.7%
27
5.8%
71
TOTAL 100.0%
100
100.0%
183
100.0%
298
100.0%
301
100.0%
351

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