Survey of American Catholic Priests, 2001

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SATISFA

There are many sources of satisfaction in the life and work of the priest. Would you indicate how important each of the following is as a source of satisfaction to you? Joy of administering the sacraments and presiding over the liturgy.
  1) Great importance
  2) Some importance
  3) Little importance
  4) No importance

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Great importance 1152 90.4% 90.4% -.31
Some importance 113 8.9% 99.3% 2.61
Little importance 6 .5% 99.8% 5.52
No importance 3 .2% 100% 8.44

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

28-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+ TOTAL
Great importance 94.1%
96
90.3%
168
91.4%
276
88.2%
268
90.5%
342
90.4%
1150
Some importance 5.9%
6
9.7%
18
7.9%
24
9.9%
30
9.3%
35
8.9%
113
Little importance 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
1.6%
5
0.0%
0
0.5%
6
No importance 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
0.3%
1
0.3%
1
0.2%
3
TOTAL 100.0%
102
100.0%
186
100.0%
302
100.0%
304
100.0%
378

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