Survey of American Catholic Priests, 2001

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There are many problems which face priests today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis? Theological change in the concept of the priesthood.
  1) A great problem to me personally
  2) Somewhat of a problem
  3) Very little problem
  4) No problem at all

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
A great problem to me personally 55 4.4% 4.4% -2.35
Somewhat of a problem 304 24.5% 28.9% -1.13
Very little problem 570 45.9% 74.7% .1
No problem at all 314 25.3% 100% 1.32

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

28-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+ TOTAL
A great problem to me personally 5.9%
6
4.4%
8
2.7%
8
3.7%
11
6.1%
22
4.4%
55
Somewhat of a problem 25.7%
26
29.1%
53
22.8%
68
23.9%
72
23.7%
85
24.5%
304
Very little problem 43.6%
44
45.6%
83
49.7%
148
50.2%
151
39.8%
143
45.9%
569
No problem at all 24.8%
25
20.9%
38
24.8%
74
22.3%
67
30.4%
109
25.2%
313
TOTAL 100.0%
101
100.0%
182
100.0%
298
100.0%
301
100.0%
359

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