Survey of American Catholic Priests, 2001

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DISCUST

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? Recruiting priests from foreign nations.
  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 317 25.5% 25.5% -1.2
Somewhat important to me 509 40.9% 66.3% -.21
Not important to me 319 25.6% 92% .78
I don't want it discussed 42 3.4% 95.3% 1.77
Don't know 58 4.7% 100% 2.76

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

28-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+ TOTAL
Very important to me 23.8%
24
19.6%
36
29.8%
89
26.8%
81
24.4%
87
25.5%
317
Somewhat important to me 40.6%
41
46.2%
85
35.8%
107
39.4%
119
43.7%
156
40.9%
508
Not important to me 28.7%
29
28.3%
52
28.1%
84
23.8%
72
22.7%
81
25.6%
318
I don't want it discussed 3.0%
3
4.3%
8
3.0%
9
3.0%
9
3.6%
13
3.4%
42
Don't know 4.0%
4
1.6%
3
3.3%
10
7.0%
21
5.6%
20
4.7%
58
TOTAL 100.0%
101
100.0%
184
100.0%
299
100.0%
302
100.0%
357

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