Survey of American Catholic Priests, 1993

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All frequencies weighted by 146) WT
1) ID (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL11884243.992675.85
2) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL118856.4913.66
3) What was your age when you were ordained? (ORDAINED)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL118828.274.67
4) What is your current position? (POSITION)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor with special work outside the parish13411.3
2) Pastor without special work outside the parish32127.1
3) Full-time diocesan or religious community administration433.6
4) Full-time parochial vicar15112.7
5) Parochial vicar with special work outside the parish262.2
6) Educational apostolate978.2
7) Hospital chaplaincy363
8) Prison chaplaincy10.8
9) Ministry with a special group191.6
10) Social service apostolate2.2
11) Retired14212
12) Other20417.2
Missing1 
TOTAL1185100.0
5) Are you acquainted with the topics and issues discussed in the presbyteral council in your diocese? (PRESISSU)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, quite53848.4
2) Yes, slightly40036
3) No17315.6
Missing78 
TOTAL1111100.0
6) How interested are you in the work being done by your presbyteral council? (PRESINTR)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested33430.6
2) Somewhat interested57953.1
3) Not interested12311.3
4) Don't know555
Missing98 
TOTAL1091100.0
7) How satisfied are you with the work being done by your presbyteral council? (PRESSATI)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied14613.6
2) Somewhat satisfied49345.9
3) Somewhat dissatisfied16315.2
4) Very dissatisfied888.2
5) Don't know18317.1
Missing115 
TOTAL1073100.0
8) Does your presbyteral council address any of your concerns about your life as a priest? (PRESCONC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, often26124.3
2) Yes, occasionally52849.1
3) No14613.6
4) Don't know14013
Missing112 
TOTAL1075100.0
9) For diocesan priests: Is your presbyteral council affiliated with the National Federation of Priests' Councils, that is, the NFPC? (DIONFPC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes50462.5
2) No10913.5
3) Don't know19323.9
Missing382 
TOTAL806100.0
10) For religious priests: Is your religious institute affiliated with the National Federation of Priests' Councils, that is, the NFPC? (RELNFPC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9123.2
2) No6115.5
3) Don't know24161.3
Missing795 
TOTAL393100.0
11) How much confidence do you, yourself, have in the decision-making and leadership of the following? -- The National Conference of Catholic Bishops, or NCCB. (DECINCCB)
TOTAL%
1) Great deal1069.1
2) Quite a lot33228.6
3) Some49242.4
4) Very little20317.5
5) Don't know272.3
Missing29 
TOTAL1160100.0
12) How much confidence do you, yourself, have in the decision-making and leadership of the following? -- The National Federation of Priests' Councils. (DECINFPC)
TOTAL%
1) Great deal312.8
2) Quite a lot19517.3
3) Some35631.6
4) Very little28124.9
5) Don't know26423.4
Missing60 
TOTAL1127100.0
13) How much confidence do you, yourself, have in the decision-making and leadership of the following? -- Your diocesan bishop. (BISHOP)
TOTAL%
1) Great deal24121.2
2) Quite a lot34630.4
3) Some33229.1
4) Very little19717.3
5) Don't know232
Missing49 
TOTAL1139100.0
14) How much confidence do you, yourself, have in the decision-making and leadership of the following? -- The presbyteral council in your diocese. (PRESCOUN)
TOTAL%
1) Great deal595.4
2) Quite a lot26223.8
3) Some37834.3
4) Very little25323
5) Don't know14913.5
Missing86 
TOTAL1101100.0
15) How much confidence do you, yourself, have in the decision-making and leadership of the following? -- Your diocesan pastoral council. (PASTCOUN)
TOTAL%
1) Great deal353.4
2) Quite a lot15014.6
3) Some25324.6
4) Very little32131.2
5) Don't know27026.2
Missing158 
TOTAL1029100.0
16) If religious priest: How much confidence do you, yourself, have in the decision-making and leadership of the following? -- The leaders of your religious institute. (INSTLDRS)
TOTAL%
1) Great deal10827.9
2) Quite a lot16041.3
3) Some8822.7
4) Very little297.5
5) Don't know2.5
Missing801 
TOTAL387100.0
17) If religious priest: How much confidence do you, yourself, have in the decision-making and leadership of the following? -- The Conference of Major Superiors of Men. (RELCMSM)
TOTAL%
1) Great deal4612.2
2) Quite a lot11430.2
3) Some8823.3
4) Very little5514.6
5) Don't know7419.6
Missing812 
TOTAL377100.0
18) In your priestly ministry, how much support do you experience from each of the following? -- From fellow priests. (SUPPPRST)
TOTAL%
1) Strong support36631.2
2) Somewhat strong support42035.8
3) Mixed or inconsistent support28424.2
4) Little to no support917.8
5) Don't know or does not apply121
Missing15 
TOTAL1173100.0
19) In your priestly ministry, how much support do you experience from each of the following? -- From the presbyteral council. (SUPPPRCL)
TOTAL%
1) Strong support605.4
2) Somewhat strong support22320.1
3) Mixed or inconsistent support28525.6
4) Little to no support31628.4
5) Don't know or does not apply22820.5
Missing76 
TOTAL1112100.0
20) In your priestly ministry, how much support do you experience from each of the following? -- From your bishop. (SUPPBSHP)
TOTAL%
1) Strong support26623.5
2) Somewhat strong support31227.6
3) Mixed or inconsistent support27324.1
4) Little to no support20317.9
5) Don't know or does not apply776.8
Missing57 
TOTAL1131100.0
21) In your priestly ministry, how much support do you experience from each of the following? -- From the Vatican. (SUPPVATI)
TOTAL%
1) Strong support15413.6
2) Somewhat strong support16314.4
3) Mixed or inconsistent support19817.4
4) Little to no support39735
5) Don't know or does not apply22319.6
Missing52 
TOTAL1135100.0
22) In your priestly ministry, how much support do you experience from each of the following? -- From parishioners. (SUPPPRSH)
TOTAL%
1) Strong support47542.3
2) Somewhat strong support39735.4
3) Mixed or inconsistent support1099.7
4) Little to no support211.9
5) Don't know or does not apply12010.7
Missing67 
TOTAL1122100.0
23) In your priestly ministry, how much support do you experience from each of the following? -- From non-priest friends. (SUPPFRND)
TOTAL%
1) Strong support60652.5
2) Somewhat strong support43037.2
3) Mixed or inconsistent support867.4
4) Little to no support161.4
5) Don't know or does not apply171.5
Missing33 
TOTAL1155100.0
24) In your priestly ministry, how much support do you experience from each of the following? -- From your family. (SUPPFAMI)
TOTAL%
1) Strong support71461.9
2) Somewhat strong support28825
3) Mixed or inconsistent support716.2
4) Little to no support353
5) Don't know or does not apply453.9
Missing35 
TOTAL1153100.0
25) In your priestly ministry, how much support do you experience from each of the following? -- From staff members where you minister. (SUPPSTAF)
TOTAL%
1) Strong support52545.8
2) Somewhat strong support40835.6
3) Mixed or inconsistent support1139.9
4) Little to no support322.8
5) Don't know or does not apply696
Missing41 
TOTAL1147100.0
26) In your priestly ministry, how much support do you experience from each of the following? -- From the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, or NCCB. (SUPPNCCB)
TOTAL%
1) Strong support423.7
2) Somewhat strong support18416.3
3) Mixed or inconsistent support32729
4) Little to no support31227.6
5) Don't know or does not apply26423.4
Missing60 
TOTAL1129100.0
27) In your priestly ministry, how much support do you experience from each of the following? -- From the National Federation of Priests' Councils. (SUPPNFPC)
TOTAL%
1) Strong support232
2) Somewhat strong support13211.8
3) Mixed or inconsistent support21819.4
4) Little to no support30327
5) Don't know or does not apply44739.8
Missing65 
TOTAL1123100.0
28) In your priestly ministry, how much support do you experience from each of the following? -- If religious priest: The leaders of your religious institute. (SUPPINST)
TOTAL%
1) Strong support17743.4
2) Somewhat strong support12530.6
3) Mixed or inconsistent support6515.9
4) Little to no support358.6
5) Don't know or does not apply61.5
Missing780 
TOTAL408100.0
29) In your priestly ministry, how much support do you experience from each of the following? -- If religious priest: Your local religious community. (SUPPCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Strong support15337.9
2) Somewhat strong support12530.9
3) Mixed or inconsistent support7618.8
4) Little to no support338.2
5) Don't know or does not apply174.2
Missing783 
TOTAL404100.0
30) In your priestly ministry, how much support do you experience from each of the following? -- If religious priest: The Conference of Major Superiors of Men. (SUPPCMSM)
TOTAL%
1) Strong support359.2
2) Somewhat strong support5514.5
3) Mixed or inconsistent support7018.5
4) Little to no support7319.3
5) Don't know or does not apply14638.5
Missing810 
TOTAL379100.0
31) In your priestly ministry, how much support do you experience from each of the following? -- From other associations or groups. (SUPPASSC)
TOTAL%
1) Strong support15533.2
2) Somewhat strong support12025.7
3) Mixed or inconsistent support388.1
4) Little to no support132.8
5) Don't know or does not apply14130.2
Missing721 
TOTAL467100.0
32) 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? -- Clarification and standardization of salaries. (PRSTISSU)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me19416.9
2) Somewhat important to me39534.4
3) Not important to me47841.6
4) Don't want it discussed232
5) Don't know585.1
Missing40 
TOTAL1148100.0
33) 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? -- Policies on living arrangements. (LVINGARR)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me31927.9
2) Somewhat important to me43237.7
3) Not important to me32128
4) Don't want it discussed252.2
5) Don't know484.2
Missing44 
TOTAL1145100.0
34) 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? -- Problems of rectory of community living. (COMMLVNG)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me40435.2
2) Somewhat important to me42537.1
3) Not important to me25722.4
4) Don't want it discussed221.9
5) Don't know393.4
Missing41 
TOTAL1147100.0
35) 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? -- The image and esteem of the priesthood today. (PRSTIMAG)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me79568.4
2) Somewhat important to me29825.6
3) Not important to me585
4) Don't want it discussed4.3
5) Don't know8.7
Missing25 
TOTAL1163100.0
36) 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? -- The policy of mandatory celibacy. (CLBCYPOL)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me54446.7
2) Somewhat important to me34229.3
3) Not important to me18716
4) Don't want it discussed766.5
5) Don't know171.5
Missing22 
TOTAL1166100.0
37) 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? -- Support for living the celibate life. (SUPPCELI)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me64255.2
2) Somewhat important to me37632.3
3) Not important to me11710.1
4) Don't want it discussed161.4
5) Don't know131.1
Missing25 
TOTAL1164100.0
38) 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? -- Psychosexual maturity of priests. (PSYCHOSE)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me64955.9
2) Somewhat important to me36931.8
3) Not important to me998.5
4) Don't want it discussed171.5
5) Don't know282.4
Missing26 
TOTAL1162100.0
39) 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? -- Ordination of women. (WMNORDAN)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me30226
2) Somewhat important to me31627.2
3) Not important to me27523.7
4) Don't want it discussed22719.6
5) Don't know413.5
Missing28 
TOTAL1161100.0
40) 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? -- The lack of professional standards for priests. (PROFSTAN)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me43938.1
2) Somewhat important to me47641.4
3) Not important to me15013
4) Don't want it discussed201.7
5) Don't know665.7
Missing37 
TOTAL1151100.0
41) 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? -- Mandatory laicization of priests convicted of sexual misconduct. (CONVICTE)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me39033.8
2) Somewhat important to me45339.2
3) Not important to me13511.7
4) Don't want it discussed464
5) Don't know13111.3
Missing33 
TOTAL1155100.0
42) 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? -- Problems of sexual misconduct by priests. (SEXMSCND)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me57149.1
2) Somewhat important to me47440.8
3) Not important to me635.4
4) Don't want it discussed201.7
5) Don't know342.9
Missing26 
TOTAL1162100.0
43) 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? -- Ministry to priests with HIV/AIDS. (PRSTAIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me38533.2
2) Somewhat important to me51844.7
3) Not important to me16714.4
4) Don't want it discussed191.6
5) Don't know706
Missing29 
TOTAL1159100.0
44) 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? -- Differences in sexual orientation of priests. (SEXORIEN)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me34730
2) Somewhat important to me44438.3
3) Not important to me24821.4
4) Don't want it discussed494.2
5) Don't know706
Missing30 
TOTAL1158100.0
45) 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? -- The admission of self-declared homosexuals to the priesthood. (HOMOSXLS)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me33629.1
2) Somewhat important to me33929.4
3) Not important to me19917.2
4) Don't want it discussed20417.7
5) Don't know776.7
Missing33 
TOTAL1155100.0
46) 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? -- Parishes with lay administrators. (LAYADMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me35531.1
2) Somewhat important to me50043.8
3) Not important to me22119.4
4) Don't want it discussed232
5) Don't know433.8
Missing44 
TOTAL1142100.0
47) 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? -- The issue of ethnic or national parishes. (NATLPRSH)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me16114.1
2) Somewhat important to me35631.1
3) Not important to me53346.6
4) Don't want it discussed252.2
5) Don't know696
Missing44 
TOTAL1144100.0
48) 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? -- Quality of representation as a priest at the diocesan level. (DIOQUAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me33930.2
2) Somewhat important to me44539.7
3) Not important to me20718.5
4) Don't want it discussed171.5
5) Don't know11310.1
Missing66 
TOTAL1121100.0
49) 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? -- Quality of representation as a priest nationally. (NATLPRST)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me29125.8
2) Somewhat important to me39234.7
3) Not important to me30627.1
4) Don't want it discussed181.6
5) Don't know12310.9
Missing59 
TOTAL1130100.0
50) 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? -- The process of selecting bishops. (SELTBSHP)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me46740.4
2) Somewhat important to me38633.4
3) Not important to me23420.2
4) Don't want it discussed292.5
5) Don't know413.5
Missing31 
TOTAL1157100.0
51) 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. (FORGPRST)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me22219.4
2) Somewhat important to me42937.4
3) Not important to me37332.5
4) Don't want it discussed494.3
5) Don't know746.5
Missing41 
TOTAL1147100.0
52) 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. (DEASHARE)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me28124.3
2) Somewhat important to me55047.6
3) Not important to me28124.3
4) Don't want it discussed181.6
5) Don't know262.2
Missing32 
TOTAL1156100.0
53) 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. (LAYSHARE)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me52645.7
2) Somewhat important to me46140
3) Not important to me12610.9
4) Don't want it discussed181.6
5) Don't know211.8
Missing36 
TOTAL1152100.0
54) 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? -- Multiculturalism and race relations. (RACERELA)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me43337.6
2) Somewhat important to me46340.2
3) Not important to me20217.5
4) Don't want it discussed171.5
5) Don't know363.1
Missing36 
TOTAL1151100.0
55) 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? -- Problems of overwork. (OVERWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me41736.1
2) Somewhat important to me46440.2
3) Not important to me22919.8
4) Don't want it discussed111
5) Don't know332.9
Missing35 
TOTAL1154100.0
56) 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? -- Other. (OTHRISSU)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me14178.8
2) Somewhat important to me158.4
3) Not important to me21.1
4) Don't want it discussed1.6
5) Don't know2011.2
Missing1010 
TOTAL179100.0
57) Are you acquainted with the National Federation of Priests' Councils, commonly known as the NFPC? (KNOWNFPC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes82470.6
2) No34329.4
Missing21 
TOTAL1167100.0
58) If you are acquainted with the National Federation of Priests' Councils, commonly know as the NFPC -- Have you read any newsletters or materials produced by the NFPC? (READNFPC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, regularly or occasionally51058.7
2) Yes, at least once25829.7
3) No10111.6
Missing319 
TOTAL869100.0
59) If you are acquainted with the National Federation of Priests' Councils, commonly know as the NFPC -- Have you attended any meetings sponsored by the NFPC? (MEETNFPC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, regularly or occasionally546.3
2) Yes, at least once9711.2
3) No71282.5
Missing325 
TOTAL863100.0
60) If you are acquainted with the National Federation of Priests' Councils, commonly know as the NFPC -- The NFPC Executive Board is composed of priest representatives. Do you know who your representative is? (EXECNFPC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29134
2) No46053.8
3) Uncertain10412.2
Missing333 
TOTAL855100.0
61) If you are acquainted with the National Federation of Priests' Councils, commonly know as the NFPC -- Have you ever spoken to any officer or representative of the NFPC about any interest of concern you have? (ISSUNFPC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18120.4
2) No68076.7
3) Uncertain252.8
Missing302 
TOTAL886100.0
62) If you are acquainted with the National Federation of Priests' Councils, commonly know as the NFPC -- How effective is the NFPC in representing the views of priests or priests' councils in your diocese, province, or region? (VIEWNFPC)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective343.9
2) Somewhat effective21124
3) Not very effective18220.7
4) Very ineffective859.7
5) Don't know36641.7
Missing310 
TOTAL878100.0
63) If religious priest: If you are acquainted with the National Federation of Priests' Councils, commonly know as the NFPC -- How effective is the NFPC in representing the views of priests in your religious institute? (INSTNFPC)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective62.4
2) Somewhat effective3011.9
3) Not very effective3614.2
4) Very ineffective187.1
5) Don't know16364.4
Missing935 
TOTAL253100.0
64) Two digit ID used for computing weights. (ID2DIGIT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL118842.2926.73
65) Are you acquainted with the Bishops' Committee on Priestly Life and Ministry? (BSHPCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, I know it82170
2) No, I don't know it35230
Missing15 
TOTAL1173100.0
66) Are you acquainted with the Conference of Major Superiors of Men? (KNOWCMSM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, I know it70161.4
2) No, I don't know it44038.6
Missing47 
TOTAL1141100.0
67) Are you acquainted with the National Organization for Continuing Education of Roman Catholic Clergy, or NOCERCC? (NOCERCC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, I know it54646.6
2) No, I don't know it62653.4
Missing16 
TOTAL1172100.0
68) Are you acquainted with the National Association of Church Personnel Administrators, or NACPA? (NACPA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, I know it32828
2) No, I don't know it84272
Missing18 
TOTAL1170100.0
69) Would any of the following help you in your ministry as a priest? -- The opportunity for greater participation in decision-making in my dioceses or religious institute. (PARTDECI)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful43137.3
2) Somewhat helpful48441.8
3) Not very helpful18215.7
4) Don't know605.2
Missing31 
TOTAL1157100.0
70) Would any of the following help you in your ministry as a priest? -- The opportunity to be free from involvement in diocesan or religious institute affairs, so I can concentrate on my own ministry. (OWNMINST)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful16914.8
2) Somewhat helpful32128.1
3) Not very helpful52245.6
4) Don't know13211.5
Missing44 
TOTAL1144100.0
71) Would any of the following help you in your ministry as a priest? -- More opportunity for training in specific leadership skills, for example, conflict management and communications. (LDRSKILL)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful33029.2
2) Somewhat helpful44139
3) Not very helpful28825.4
4) Don't know736.4
Missing55 
TOTAL1132100.0
72) Would any of the following help you in your ministry as a priest? -- More opportunity for training in specific organizational skills, for example, budgeting, investing, and insurance. (BDGTSKIL)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful23020.1
2) Somewhat helpful41236.1
3) Not very helpful42437.1
4) Don't know766.7
Missing47 
TOTAL1142100.0
73) Would any of the following help you in your ministry as a priest? -- More opportunity for training in personal skills such as time management and stress management. (TIMEMGMT)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful30326.6
2) Somewhat helpful47141.3
3) Not very helpful30226.5
4) Don't know655.7
Missing46 
TOTAL1141100.0
74) Would any of the following help you in your ministry as a priest? -- More opportunity for my personal spiritual development. (MYDEVEL)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful73564.1
2) Somewhat helpful33529.2
3) Not very helpful564.9
4) Don't know211.8
Missing41 
TOTAL1147100.0
75) Would any of the following help you in your ministry as a priest? -- More opportunity for training in multicultural leadership. (MLTICULT)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful22019.3
2) Somewhat helpful39834.9
3) Not very helpful42537.3
4) Don't know978.5
Missing47 
TOTAL1140100.0
76) Would any of the following help you in your ministry as a priest? -- More opportunity for training in strengthening the prophetic role of the priesthood. (PROPHET)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful43738
2) Somewhat helpful44438.6
3) Not very helpful17615.3
4) Don't know948.2
Missing37 
TOTAL1151100.0
77) Would any of the following help you in your ministry as a priest? -- More opportunity to share my concerns with priests in other regions or ecclesiastical provinces. (OTHRPRST)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful20718.1
2) Somewhat helpful40535.3
3) Not very helpful42537.1
4) Don't know1099.5
Missing42 
TOTAL1146100.0
78) Would any of the following help you in your ministry as a priest? -- More opportunity to discuss theological and pastoral issues in a public forum. (PBLFORUM)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful32728.4
2) Somewhat helpful46240.1
3) Not very helpful28324.6
4) Don't know806.9
Missing36 
TOTAL1152100.0
79) Would any of the following help you in your ministry as a priest? -- Greater feeling of fraternity among priests. (FRATPRST)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful69960.1
2) Somewhat helpful38833.4
3) Not very helpful514.4
4) Don't know252.1
Missing25 
TOTAL1163100.0
80) Think of the professional persons you know--for example, doctors, lawyers, or educators. How do you think you, as a priest, compare to them in regard to the following attributes? -- Depth of knowledge and skill. (PROFSKIL)
TOTAL%
1) I have more17515
2) I have about the same84572.4
3) I have less12510.7
4) I have much less8.7
5) Don't know141.2
Missing20 
TOTAL1167100.0
81) Think of the professional persons you know--for example, doctors, lawyers, or educators. How do you think you, as a priest, compare to them in regard to the following attributes? -- Autonomy to make decisions. (AUTOPROF)
TOTAL%
1) I have more19816.9
2) I have about the same50743.4
3) I have less31326.8
4) I have much less13111.2
5) Don't know201.7
Missing20 
TOTAL1169100.0
82) Think of the professional persons you know--for example, doctors, lawyers, or educators. How do you think you, as a priest, compare to them in regard to the following attributes? -- Responsibility for an undertaking. (RESPPROF)
TOTAL%
1) I have more27924
2) I have about the same68358.7
3) I have less15113
4) I have much less332.8
5) Don't know181.5
Missing23 
TOTAL1164100.0
83) Think of the professional persons you know--for example, doctors, lawyers, or educators. How do you think you, as a priest, compare to them in regard to the following attributes? -- Commitment to serving the needs of people. (COMMPROF)
TOTAL%
1) I have more65455.9
2) I have about the same49542.3
3) I have less9.8
4) I have much less3.3
5) Don't know8.7
Missing18 
TOTAL1169100.0
84) Do you feel a tension between seeing the priesthood as a profession or as a vocation? (VOCATION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, great tension16614.3
2) Yes, slight tension34529.7
3) No62954.1
4) Don't know232
Missing25 
TOTAL1163100.0
85) 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. (SACRLITR)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance108392.1
2) Some importance887.5
3) Little importance5.4
Missing12 
TOTAL1176100.0
86) 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? -- Respect that comes to the priestly office. (RESPPRST)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance26722.8
2) Some importance57549
3) Little importance28424.2
4) No importance474
Missing15 
TOTAL1173100.0
87) 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? -- Satisfaction in organizing and administering the work of the Church. (ORGADMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance37732.6
2) Some importance54146.7
3) Little importance20317.5
4) No importance373.2
Missing29 
TOTAL1158100.0
88) 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? -- Opportunity to exercise intellectual and creative abilities. (INTELLEC)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance61653.1
2) Some importance45439.1
3) Little importance847.2
4) No importance7.6
Missing27 
TOTAL1161100.0
89) 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? -- Spiritual security that results from responding to the divine call. (SPIRSECU)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance57349.3
2) Some importance37432.2
3) Little importance16314
4) No importance524.5
Missing26 
TOTAL1162100.0
90) 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? -- Challenge of being the leader of the Christian community. (CHALLLDR)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance53245.9
2) Some importance47140.7
3) Little importance12811.1
4) No importance272.3
Missing31 
TOTAL1158100.0
91) 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? -- Engaging in efforts at social reform. (SOCREFRM)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance26923.1
2) Some importance57249.2
3) Little importance27523.6
4) No importance474
Missing24 
TOTAL1163100.0
92) 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? -- Being part of a community of Christians who are working together to share the good news of the gospel. (SHARNEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance80369
2) Some importance31326.9
3) Little importance433.7
4) No importance4.3
Missing25 
TOTAL1163100.0
93) 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? -- Opportunity to work with many people and be a part of their lives. (WORKPEOP)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance86974.3
2) Some importance25321.6
3) Little importance403.4
4) No importance7.6
Missing19 
TOTAL1169100.0
94) 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? -- The well-being that comes from living the common life with like-minded priests. (LIKEMIND)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance42536.9
2) Some importance40835.4
3) Little importance24221
4) No importance766.6
Missing37 
TOTAL1151100.0
95) 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? -- The satisfaction of preaching the Word. (PRCHWORD)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance95781.7
2) Some importance19116.3
3) Little importance171.5
4) No importance6.5
Missing18 
TOTAL1171100.0
96) 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? -- Other. (OTHWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance19193.6
2) Some importance115.4
3) Little importance1.5
4) No importance1.5
Missing984 
TOTAL204100.0
97) 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. -- Lack of clear idea of what a priest is. (NOTCLEAR)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem to me personally716.1
2) Somewhat of a problem28724.6
3) Very little problem43737.4
4) No problem at all37231.9
Missing21 
TOTAL1167100.0
98) 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. (THEOCHNG)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem to me personally877.5
2) Somewhat of a problem32928.4
3) Very little problem51244.2
4) No problem at all23119.9
Missing29 
TOTAL1159100.0
99) 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. -- Absence of challenge in priestly work. (NOCHALL)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem to me personally433.8
2) Somewhat of a problem11910.4
3) Very little problem45539.8
4) No problem at all52746.1
Missing44 
TOTAL1144100.0
100) 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. -- The way authority is exercised in the Church. (CHAUTHOR)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem to me personally31026.5
2) Somewhat of a problem46840
3) Very little problem27223.2
4) No problem at all12010.3
Missing18 
TOTAL1170100.0
101) 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. -- Relationships with superiors or pastor. (SUPERIOR)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem to me personally887.6
2) Somewhat of a problem27223.6
3) Very little problem44138.3
4) No problem at all35030.4
Missing37 
TOTAL1151100.0
102) 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. -- Relationships with the diocesan bishop of the diocese in which you work. (DIOBSHP)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem to me personally12310.8
2) Somewhat of a problem24121.1
3) Very little problem35931.4
4) No problem at all42036.7
Missing44 
TOTAL1143100.0
103) 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. -- Celibacy. (CELIBACY)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem to me personally16614.2
2) Somewhat of a problem33628.7
3) Very little problem38933.3
4) No problem at all27823.8
Missing19 
TOTAL1169100.0
104) 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. -- Relevance of the work that priests do. (RELEVANT)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem to me personally675.8
2) Somewhat of a problem24521
3) Very little problem43437.3
4) No problem at all41936
Missing23 
TOTAL1165100.0
105) 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. -- Uncertainty about the future of the Church. (CHFUTURE)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem to me personally12610.8
2) Somewhat of a problem32728
3) Very little problem38633
4) No problem at all33028.2
Missing18 
TOTAL1169100.0
106) 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. -- Unrealistic demands and expectations of lay people. (DEMANDS)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem to me personally20717.7
2) Somewhat of a problem45839.2
3) Very little problem35430.3
4) No problem at all15012.8
Missing20 
TOTAL1169100.0
107) 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. -- Loneliness of priestly life. (LONELIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem to me personally17715.1
2) Somewhat of a problem38933.2
3) Very little problem40334.4
4) No problem at all20217.3
Missing17 
TOTAL1171100.0
108) 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. -- Too little work. (LTTLWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem to me personally151.3
2) Somewhat of a problem605.2
3) Very little problem26923.2
4) No problem at all81370.3
Missing32 
TOTAL1157100.0
109) 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. -- Too much work. (MUCHWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem to me personally17615.2
2) Somewhat of a problem46740.3
3) Very little problem27223.5
4) No problem at all24321
Missing30 
TOTAL1158100.0
110) 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. -- Conflict with parishioners or laity about issues of the day. (PARCONFL)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem to me personally464
2) Somewhat of a problem31727.3
3) Very little problem50543.5
4) No problem at all29425.3
Missing25 
TOTAL1162100.0
111) 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. -- Difficulty of working with women religious. (WMNRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem to me personally474
2) Somewhat of a problem19116.4
3) Very little problem41936
4) No problem at all50743.6
Missing24 
TOTAL1164100.0
112) 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. -- Lack of opportunity for personal fulfillment. (FULFILL)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem to me personally453.9
2) Somewhat of a problem22219.2
3) Very little problem40034.5
4) No problem at all49242.5
Missing29 
TOTAL1159100.0
113) 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. -- Difficulty of working with women. (WORKWMN)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem to me personally10.9
2) Somewhat of a problem756.4
3) Very little problem39634
4) No problem at all68258.6
Missing24 
TOTAL1163100.0
114) 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. -- Difficulty in sharing authority. (SHARAUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem to me personally121
2) Somewhat of a problem18215.7
3) Very little problem47641
4) No problem at all49242.3
Missing26 
TOTAL1162100.0
115) 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. -- Difficulty of really reaching people today. (REACHING)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem to me personally11710.1
2) Somewhat of a problem50143.2
3) Very little problem34329.6
4) No problem at all19817.1
Missing29 
TOTAL1159100.0
116) 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. -- Being expected to represent church teachings I have difficulty with. (DIFFTCHS)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem to me personally15813.7
2) Somewhat of a problem36731.9
3) Very little problem35430.7
4) No problem at all27323.7
Missing36 
TOTAL1152100.0
117) 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. -- Other. (PROBSOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem to me personally10166.9
2) Somewhat of a problem3724.5
3) Very little problem42.6
4) No problem at all96
Missing1037 
TOTAL151100.0
118) To what extent do you feel you are utilizing your important skills and abilities in your present assignment? (ASSIGNMT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all272.3
2) Comparatively little837.2
3) To some degree15913.8
4) Fairly much40735.4
5) A great deal47341.2
Missing39 
TOTAL1149100.0
119) If religious priest: Do you feel a tension between your present ministry and the charism of your religious institute? (TENSION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, great tension225.3
2) Yes, slight tension7117.1
3) No31876.8
4) Don't know3.7
Missing774 
TOTAL414100.0
120) Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you're (THESEDAY)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy45438.9
2) Pretty happy59551
3) Not too happy11810.1
Missing21 
TOTAL1167100.0
121) Which of the following statements most clearly reflects your feeling about your future in the priesthood? (PRSTFUTR)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely will not leave84071.7
2) Probably will not leave24520.9
3) Uncertain about my future716.1
4) Probably will leave131.1
5) Definitely decided to leave2.2
Missing17 
TOTAL1171100.0
122) Do you agree, or disagree, with these statements about the priesthood and the Church today? -- The Catholic Church needs to move faster in empowering lay persons in ministry. (LAYMINIS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree44738.1
2) Somewhat agree37832.3
3) Uncertain13511.5
4) Somewhat disagree13511.5
5) Strongly disagree776.6
Missing16 
TOTAL1172100.0
123) Do you agree, or disagree, with these statements about the priesthood and the Church today? -- It is urgent that priests achieve greater status as competent professionals in the eyes of the Catholic community. (PRSTPROF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree30926.4
2) Somewhat agree46139.4
3) Uncertain19616.7
4) Somewhat disagree15313.1
5) Strongly disagree524.4
Missing17 
TOTAL1171100.0
124) Do you agree, or disagree, with these statements about the priesthood and the Church today? -- Priests' attitudes on church issues can never have an effect in our present institutional church structures. (PRSTATTI)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1079.2
2) Somewhat agree28924.8
3) Uncertain20317.4
4) Somewhat disagree35230.2
5) Strongly disagree21418.4
Missing23 
TOTAL1165100.0
125) Do you agree, or disagree, with these statements about the priesthood and the Church today? -- The Catholic Church in the U.S. should continue to welcome Episcopalian priests who want to become active Roman Catholic priests, whether they are married or single. (MARRPRST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree50342.9
2) Somewhat agree32127.4
3) Uncertain14612.4
4) Somewhat disagree1069
5) Strongly disagree978.3
Missing15 
TOTAL1173100.0
126) Do you agree, or disagree, with these statements about the priesthood and the Church today? -- Priest members of presbyteral councils need more influence if the councils are to be effective in enhancing priestly ministry. (PRSTINFL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree30827.4
2) Somewhat agree40736.1
3) Uncertain30126.7
4) Somewhat disagree746.6
5) Strongly disagree363.2
Missing63 
TOTAL1126100.0
127) Do you agree, or disagree, with these statements about the priesthood and the Church today? -- Priests today need to be more involved with broad social and moral issues beyond the parish level. (POSTPRSH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree32527.8
2) Somewhat agree51644.2
3) Uncertain19316.5
4) Somewhat disagree1099.3
5) Strongly disagree242.1
Missing21 
TOTAL1167100.0
128) Do you agree, or disagree, with these statements about the priesthood and the Church today? -- I think it would be a good idea if Christian communities such as parishes were to choose their own bishop. (PRSHPICK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree927.9
2) Somewhat agree20217.3
3) Uncertain25221.5
4) Somewhat disagree27623.6
5) Strongly disagree34929.8
Missing18 
TOTAL1171100.0
129) Do you agree, or disagree, with these statements about the priesthood and the Church today? -- I think it would be a good idea if the priests in a diocese were to choose their own bishop. (DIOPICK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree28424.2
2) Somewhat agree30826.3
3) Uncertain19716.8
4) Somewhat disagree16313.9
5) Strongly disagree22118.8
Missing16 
TOTAL1173100.0
130) Do you agree, or disagree, with these statements about the priesthood and the Church today? -- Ordination confers on the priest a new status or a permanent character which makes him essentially different from the laity within the church. (PRSTATUS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree53045.5
2) Somewhat agree27823.8
3) Uncertain948.1
4) Somewhat disagree15113
5) Strongly disagree1139.7
Missing22 
TOTAL1166100.0
131) Do you agree, or disagree, with these statements about the priesthood and the Church today? -- The idea that the priest is a "man set apart" is a barrier to the full realization of true Christian community. (SETAPART)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1059
2) Somewhat agree22319.1
3) Uncertain1109.4
4) Somewhat disagree29024.9
5) Strongly disagree43737.5
Missing22 
TOTAL1165100.0
132) Do you agree, or disagree, with these statements about the priesthood and the Church today? -- I feel that I am most a priest when I am "saying Mass", presiding at Eucharist, and hearing confessions. (SAYMASS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree44938.5
2) Somewhat agree36331.1
3) Uncertain514.4
4) Somewhat disagree19616.8
5) Strongly disagree1089.3
Missing22 
TOTAL1167100.0
133) Do you agree, or disagree, with these statements about the priesthood and the Church today? -- Priests who have resigned from the priesthood should be invited to re-apply for permission to function as priests again, whether they are married or single. (REAPPLY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree35230.1
2) Somewhat agree26022.2
3) Uncertain16814.3
4) Somewhat disagree14912.7
5) Strongly disagree24220.7
Missing17 
TOTAL1171100.0
134) Do you agree, or disagree, with these statements about the priesthood and the Church today? -- Celibacy should be a matter of personal choice for diocesan priests. (PICKCELI)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree45538.8
2) Somewhat agree22018.8
3) Uncertain12610.7
4) Somewhat disagree917.8
5) Strongly disagree28124
Missing16 
TOTAL1173100.0
135) Do you agree, or disagree, with these statements about the priesthood and the Church today? -- There is no ontological difference between the priest and the laity, since all share in the common priesthood of Christ given at baptism; the difference is mainly one of assigned duties in the Church. (NODIFFER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree15413.3
2) Somewhat agree15413.3
3) Uncertain756.5
4) Somewhat disagree24220.8
5) Strongly disagree53746.2
Missing25 
TOTAL1162100.0
136) Do you agree, or disagree, with these statements about the priesthood and the Church today? -- What is lacking today is that closeness among priests which used to be present. (CLOSENSS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree20117.2
2) Somewhat agree40734.9
3) Uncertain27523.6
4) Somewhat disagree21718.6
5) Strongly disagree665.7
Missing22 
TOTAL1166100.0
137) Do you agree, or disagree, with these statements about the priesthood and the Church today? -- More effective organizations of priests are needed to serve the needs of the priesthood today. (ORGEFFCT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree21218.1
2) Somewhat agree42035.9
3) Uncertain33728.8
4) Somewhat disagree13911.9
5) Strongly disagree625.3
Missing18 
TOTAL1170100.0
138) Do you agree, or disagree, with these statements about the priesthood and the Church today? -- The presbyteral council in my diocese is too cautious in representing the viewpoints and interests of priests today. (PRESCNCL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree15413.7
2) Somewhat agree24221.5
3) Uncertain44139.2
4) Somewhat disagree19717.5
5) Strongly disagree918.1
Missing63 
TOTAL1125100.0
139) Do you agree, or disagree, with these statements about the priesthood and the Church today? -- The National Federation of Priests' Councils is too cautious in representing the viewpoints and interests of priests today. (NFPCAUT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree807.2
2) Somewhat agree12711.4
3) Uncertain65458.8
4) Somewhat disagree17315.6
5) Strongly disagree787
Missing75 
TOTAL1112100.0
140) Do you agree, or disagree, with these statements about the priesthood and the Church today? -- Presbyteral councils in dioceses need to be more grassroots and representative in their membership. (GRASSRTS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree27124.1
2) Somewhat agree34931
3) Uncertain38033.8
4) Somewhat disagree867.7
5) Strongly disagree383.4
Missing64 
TOTAL1124100.0
141) Do you agree, or disagree, with these statements about the priesthood and the Church today? -- In their present structure, presbyteral councils can never be effective in supporting the priesthood. (NOTEFFEC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree807.1
2) Somewhat agree21519.2
3) Uncertain43638.9
4) Somewhat disagree25222.5
5) Strongly disagree13812.3
Missing67 
TOTAL1121100.0
142) At present the National Federation of Priests' Councils represents groups of priests in member councils or associations. Some have suggested that priests' concerns would be better addressed by a national organization of individual priests. Do you favor the development of a national organization of individual priests which represents priests' views in church structures at the national level? (NATLORG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor15814
2) Somewhat favor25422.5
3) Uncertain45039.8
4) Somewhat disfavor14412.7
5) Strongly disfavor12511.1
Missing57 
TOTAL1131100.0
143) The number of years spent in the priesthood. (YRPRIEST)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL118828.2114.41
144) Religious and diocesan priests. (RELDIO)
TOTAL%
1) Diocesan77265
2) Religious40734.3
3) Unknown9.8
TOTAL1188100.0
145) Weighting variable for diocesan priests, using Schoenherr formula on diocese size. (DIOWT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL11881.790.69
146) Weighting variable downweighting diocesan and upweighting religious priests. (WT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1.0020.346
147) Variable selecting out cases with missing data on DIOWT. (FILTER_$)
TOTAL%
1) Selected772100
Missing416 
TOTAL772100.0
148) What is your present age? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) 26-3914312
1) 40-4926622.4
2) 50-5925521.5
3) 60-6929624.9
4) 70 & over22719.1
Missing2 
TOTAL1187100.0
149) The number of years spent in the priesthood. (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-YRPRIEST)
TOTAL%
0) 0-1525221.2
1) 16-2525421.4
2) 26-3528524
3) 36-4524720.8
4) 46 & over14812.5
Missing3 
TOTAL1186100.0
150) Religious and diocesan priests. (for use with on-line analysis) (I-RELDIO)
TOTAL%
1) Diocesan77265
2) Religious40734.3
3) Unknown9.8
TOTAL1188100.0