Survey of American Catholic Priests, 2001

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DISCUSV

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 laity.
  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 580 46.5% 46.5% -.86
Somewhat important to me 512 41% 87.5% .36
Not important to me 119 9.5% 97% 1.57
I don't want it discussed 16 1.3% 98.3% 2.79
Don't know 21 1.7% 100% 4

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

28-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+ TOTAL
Very important to me 37.0%
37
50.3%
92
53.2%
159
50.0%
151
38.7%
140
46.5%
579
Somewhat important to me 49.0%
49
41.5%
76
38.8%
116
38.1%
115
42.8%
155
41.0%
511
Not important to me 12.0%
12
5.5%
10
7.0%
21
9.9%
30
12.7%
46
9.6%
119
I don't want it discussed 1.0%
1
2.7%
5
0.3%
1
0.7%
2
1.9%
7
1.3%
16
Don't know 1.0%
1
0.0%
0
0.7%
2
1.3%
4
3.9%
14
1.7%
21
TOTAL 100.0%
100
100.0%
183
100.0%
299
100.0%
302
100.0%
362

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