Survey of American Catholic Priests, 2001

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DISCUSU

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? Sharing ministry with deacons.
  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 381 30.6% 30.6% -1.11
Somewhat important to me 606 48.6% 79.1% .04
Not important to me 210 16.8% 96% 1.19
I don't want it discussed 20 1.6% 97.6% 2.34
Don't know 30 2.4% 100% 3.49

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

28-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+ TOTAL
Very important to me 21.0%
21
25.7%
47
32.1%
96
33.1%
100
32.1%
116
30.5%
380
Somewhat important to me 52.0%
52
52.5%
96
52.8%
158
44.4%
134
45.7%
165
48.6%
605
Not important to me 22.0%
22
17.5%
32
13.4%
40
18.9%
57
16.3%
59
16.9%
210
I don't want it discussed 2.0%
2
2.7%
5
0.3%
1
1.0%
3
2.5%
9
1.6%
20
Don't know 3.0%
3
1.6%
3
1.3%
4
2.6%
8
3.3%
12
2.4%
30
TOTAL 100.0%
100
100.0%
183
100.0%
299
100.0%
302
100.0%
361

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