Survey of American Catholic Priests, 2001

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) ID (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12791688.394427
2) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL127660.5114
3) What was your age when you were ordained? (AGEORD)
TOTAL%
21) 10.1
22) 10.1
23) 60.5
24) 453.5
25) 22517.7
26) 25319.9
27) 17313.6
28) 856.7
29) 715.6
30) 665.2
31) 705.5
32) 423.3
33) 453.5
34) 292.3
35) 272.1
36) 181.4
37) 131.0
38) 151.2
39) 120.9
40) 110.9
41) 40.3
42) 40.3
43) 50.4
44) 110.9
45) 10.1
46) 40.3
47) 10.1
48) 40.3
49) 30.2
50) 60.5
51) 30.2
52) 20.2
53) 30.2
54) 10.1
56) 10.1
57) 40.3
58) 20.2
59) 20.2
60) 30.2
61) 10.1
Missing6 
TOTAL1273100.0
4) If diocesan priest, to which diocese do you belong? (DIOCESE)
TOTAL%
1) Albany263.0
2) Allentown232.7
3) Alexandria30.3
4) Atlanta121.4
5) Austin101.2
6) Baltimore252.9
7) Baton Rouge80.9
8) Belleville111.3
9) Boise50.6
10) Cheyenne50.6
11) Cincinnati333.8
12) Cleveland485.6
13) Columbus202.3
14) Covington121.4
15) Corpus Christi50.6
16) Dodge City40.5
17) Dubuque273.1
18) Fargo70.8
19) Indianapolis161.9
20) Kansas City70.8
21) Lafayette101.2
22) Little Rock70.8
23) Milwaukee455.2
24) New Ulm101.2
25) New York647.5
26) Newark708.2
27) Newton-Melkite40.5
28) Norwich91.0
29) Philadelphia698.0
31) Pittsburgh515.9
32) Portland222.6
33) Rapid City20.2
34) Saginaw121.4
35) Salina (for Lincoln)60.7
36) San Diego202.3
37) St. Louis394.5
38) Springfield-Cape Girardeau101.2
39) Stockton50.6
40) Wichita121.4
41) Wilmington131.5
42) Worcester222.6
43) Youngstown222.6
44) Fresno (for Monetery)91.0
45) Military30.3
46) Other60.7
99) Missing91.0
Missing421 
TOTAL858100.0
5) If religious priest, to which religious institute do you belong? (RELINST)
TOTAL%
1) Benedictines, OSB112.6
2) Blessed Sacrament, SSS81.9
3) Camaldolese, Er. Cam.10.2
4) Carmelites, O. Cam.92.1
5) Claretians, CMF71.7
6) Discalced Carmelite, OCD102.4
7) Dominicans, OP5412.8
8) Franciscan Friars, Atonement, SA153.6
9) Institute of Charity, IC20.5
10) Jesuits, SJ11427.1
11) Josephites, SSJ102.4
12) Marist, SM71.7
13) Maryknoll, MM5412.8
14) Missionaries, M. Ss. A.51.2
15) Mission Hurst, CICM41.0
16) Friars/Servants of Mary, OSM (Servite)153.6
17) Passionist, CP225.2
18) Redemptorist, C. Ss. R.235.5
19) Sacred Heart, SCJ133.1
20) Society of St Edmund, SSE51.2
21) Sons of Mary, FMSI10.2
22) Trappist, OCSO51.2
23) Vincentians, CM81.9
24) Paulists, M SSPA112.6
25) Missing10.2
26) Other61.4
Missing858 
TOTAL421100.0
6) What is your current position? Circle one number. (POSITION)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor with special work outside the parish13710.7
2) Pastor without special work outside the parish31324.5
3) Full-time diocesan administration or religious community administration554.3
4) Full-time parochial vicar12910.1
5) Parochial vicar with special work outside the parish292.3
6) Educational apostolate1108.6
7) Hospital chaplaincy282.2
8) Prison chaplaincy50.4
9) Ministry with a special group262.0
10) Social service apostolate161.3
11) Retired20616.1
12) Other, describe:22317.5
Missing2 
TOTAL1277100.0
7) A number of criticisms have been made about seminary training. Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about your seminary experience? Circle one number on each line. Most of the courses were too theoretically oriented. (SEMEXPA)
TOTAL%
1) Agree48539.3
2) Disagree74860.7
Missing46 
TOTAL1233100.0
8) A number of criticisms have been made about seminary training. Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about your seminary experience? Circle one number on each line. Too many courses were superficially presented. (SEMEXPB)
TOTAL%
1) Agree33827.5
2) Disagree89372.5
Missing48 
TOTAL1231100.0
9) A number of criticisms have been made about seminary training. Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about your seminary experience? Circle one number on each line. Many of the courses were irrelevant to modern pastoral needs. (SEMEXPC)
TOTAL%
1) Agree51441.7
2) Disagree71858.3
Missing47 
TOTAL1232100.0
10) A number of criticisms have been made about seminary training. Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about your seminary experience? Circle one number on each line. Few attempts were made to help the seminarian learn how to deal with people. (SEMEXPD)
TOTAL%
1) Agree73458.9
2) Disagree51341.1
Missing32 
TOTAL1247100.0
11) A number of criticisms have been made about seminary training. Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about your seminary experience? Circle one number on each line. The seminary was too sheltered from the mainstream of life, intellectual and social. (SEMEXPE)
TOTAL%
1) Agree59047.3
2) Disagree65752.7
Missing32 
TOTAL1247100.0
12) Are you acquainted with the topics and issues discussed in the presbyteral council in your diocese? (COUNCTOP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, quite58046.5
2) Yes, slightly43134.5
3) No23719.0
Missing31 
TOTAL1248100.0
13) How interested are you in the work being done by your presbyteral council? (COUNCWRK)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested32125.7
2) Somewhat interested63751.1
3) Not interested20116.1
4) Don't know887.1
Missing32 
TOTAL1247100.0
14) How effective do you think your presbyteral council is in representing priests? (COUNCEFF)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective16913.6
2) Somewhat effective53142.7
3) Somewhat ineffective19515.7
4) Very ineffective12410.0
5) Don't know22518.1
Missing35 
TOTAL1244100.0
15) How much confidence do you, yourself, have in the decision-making and leadership of the following? The National Conference of Catholic Bishops (NCCB) (CONFA)
TOTAL%
1) Great deal1008.0
2) Quite a lot35728.5
3) Some51441.1
4) Very little24119.2
5) Don't know403.2
Missing27 
TOTAL1252100.0
16) How much confidence do you, yourself, have in the decision-making and leadership of the following? The National Federation of Priests' Councils (CONFB)
TOTAL%
1) Great deal282.2
2) Quite a lot17414.0
3) Some40732.7
4) Very little38530.9
5) Don't know25120.2
Missing34 
TOTAL1245100.0
17) How much confidence do you, yourself, have in the decision-making and leadership of the following? Your diocesan bishop (CONFC)
TOTAL%
1) Great deal30824.8
2) Quite a lot39431.7
3) Some35328.4
4) Very little15912.8
5) Don't know272.2
Missing38 
TOTAL1241100.0
18) How much confidence do you, yourself, have in the decision-making and leadership of the following? The presbyteral council in your diocese (CONFD)
TOTAL%
1) Great deal806.5
2) Quite a lot29023.5
3) Some44235.8
4) Very little27522.3
5) Don't know14711.9
Missing45 
TOTAL1234100.0
19) How much confidence do you, yourself, have in the decision-making and leadership of the following? Your diocesan pastoral council (CONFE)
TOTAL%
1) Great deal363.1
2) Quite a lot16714.2
3) Some33128.1
4) Very little38933.0
5) Don't know25521.6
Missing101 
TOTAL1178100.0
20) How much confidence do you, yourself, have in the decision-making and leadership of the following? If religious priest, The leader(s) of your religious institute (CONFF)
TOTAL%
1) Great deal10124.3
2) Quite a lot17542.1
3) Some9522.8
4) Very little419.9
5) Don't know41.0
Missing863 
TOTAL416100.0
21) How much confidence do you, yourself, have in the decision-making and leadership of the following? If religious priest, The Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CONFG)
TOTAL%
1) Great deal245.8
2) Quite a lot9523.0
3) Some12129.3
4) Very little8420.3
5) Don't know8921.5
Missing866 
TOTAL413100.0
22) In your priestly ministry, how much support do you experience from each of the following? From fellow priests (SUPPORTA)
TOTAL%
1) Strong support38430.4
2) Somewhat strong support46136.5
3) Mixed or inconsistent support31524.9
4) Little or no support937.4
5) Don't know or does not apply100.8
Missing16 
TOTAL1263100.0
23) In your priestly ministry, how much support do you experience from each of the following? From the presbyteral council (SUPPORTB)
TOTAL%
1) Strong support584.7
2) Somewhat strong support24019.4
3) Mixed or inconsistent support29824.1
4) Little or no support39431.8
5) Don't know or does not apply24820.0
Missing41 
TOTAL1238100.0
24) In your priestly ministry, how much support do you experience from each of the following? From your bishop (SUPPORTC)
TOTAL%
1) Strong support30624.5
2) Somewhat strong support36229.0
3) Mixed or inconsistent support26721.4
4) Little or no support20416.4
5) Don't know or does not apply1088.7
Missing32 
TOTAL1247100.0
25) In your priestly ministry, how much support do you experience from each of the following? From the Vatican (SUPPORTD)
TOTAL%
1) Strong support16112.9
2) Somewhat strong support18514.8
3) Mixed or inconsistent support25520.4
4) Little or no support39931.9
5) Don't know or does not apply24919.9
Missing30 
TOTAL1249100.0
26) In your priestly ministry, how much support do you experience from each of the following? From parishioners (SUPPORTE)
TOTAL%
1) Strong support53943.2
2) Somewhat strong support41933.5
3) Mixed or inconsistent support1229.8
4) Little or no support231.8
5) Don't know or does not apply14611.7
Missing30 
TOTAL1249100.0
27) In your priestly ministry, how much support do you experience from each of the following? From non-priest friends (SUPPORTF)
TOTAL%
1) Strong support63650.5
2) Somewhat strong support48438.4
3) Mixed or inconsistent support967.6
4) Little or no support221.7
5) Don't know or does not apply221.7
Missing19 
TOTAL1260100.0
28) In your priestly ministry, how much support do you experience from each of the following? From your family (SUPPORTG)
TOTAL%
1) Strong support75860.4
2) Somewhat strong support32225.7
3) Mixed or inconsistent support887.0
4) Little or no support403.2
5) Don't know or does not apply473.7
Missing24 
TOTAL1255100.0
29) In your priestly ministry, how much support do you experience from each of the following? From staff members where you minister (SUPPORTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strong support60648.7
2) Somewhat strong support40932.9
3) Mixed or inconsistent support12910.4
4) Little or no support352.8
5) Don't know or does not apply665.3
Missing34 
TOTAL1245100.0
30) In your priestly ministry, how much support do you experience from each of the following? From the National Conference of Catholic Bishops (NCCB) (SUPPORTI)
TOTAL%
1) Strong support413.3
2) Somewhat strong support22218.0
3) Mixed or inconsistent support37230.1
4) Little or no support32626.4
5) Don't know or does not apply27422.2
Missing44 
TOTAL1235100.0
31) In your priestly ministry, how much support do you experience from each of the following? From the National Federation of Priests' Councils (SUPPORTJ)
TOTAL%
1) Strong support262.1
2) Somewhat strong support14812.2
3) Mixed or inconsistent support27122.2
4) Little or no support37230.5
5) Don't know or does not apply40132.9
Missing61 
TOTAL1218100.0
32) In your priestly ministry, how much support do you experience from each of the following? If religious priest, the leader(s) of your religious institute (SUPPORTK)
TOTAL%
1) Strong support15437.3
2) Somewhat strong support13833.4
3) Mixed or inconsistent support8219.9
4) Little or no support245.8
5) Don't know or does not apply153.6
Missing866 
TOTAL413100.0
33) In your priestly ministry, how much support do you experience from each of the following? If religious priest, your local religious community (SUPPORTL)
TOTAL%
1) Strong support15236.0
2) Somewhat strong support13932.9
3) Mixed or inconsistent support9121.6
4) Little or no support184.3
5) Don't know or does not apply225.2
Missing857 
TOTAL422100.0
34) 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 (SUPPORTM)
TOTAL%
1) Strong support225.3
2) Somewhat strong support6515.6
3) Mixed or inconsistent support7016.7
4) Little or no support9723.2
5) Don't know or does not apply16439.2
Missing861 
TOTAL418100.0
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? Clarification and standardization of salaries. (DISCUSA)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me19015.3
2) Somewhat important to me41533.5
3) Not important to me54243.7
4) I don't want it discussed262.1
5) Don't know675.4
Missing39 
TOTAL1240100.0
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? Policies on living arangements. (DISCUSB)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me33427.0
2) Somewhat important to me48739.3
3) Not important to me35328.5
4) I don't want it discussed161.3
5) Don't know483.9
Missing41 
TOTAL1238100.0
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? Problems of rectory or community living. (DISCUSC)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me41033.1
2) Somewhat important to me46537.5
3) Not important to me30024.2
4) I don't want it discussed121.0
5) Don't know524.2
Missing40 
TOTAL1239100.0
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? The image and esteem of the priesthood today. (DISCUSD)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me78462.9
2) Somewhat important to me36129.0
3) Not important to me826.6
4) I don't want it discussed80.6
5) Don't know110.9
Missing33 
TOTAL1246100.0
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? The policy of mandatory celibacy. (DISCUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me52441.9
2) Somewhat important to me35628.5
3) Not important to me25720.6
4) I don't want it discussed937.4
5) Don't know201.6
Missing29 
TOTAL1250100.0
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? Support for living a celibate life. (DISCUSF)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me62950.3
2) Somewhat important to me46236.9
3) Not important to me1229.8
4) I don't want it discussed171.4
5) Don't know211.7
Missing28 
TOTAL1251100.0
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? Psychosexual maturity of priests. (DISCUSG)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me63451.0
2) Somewhat important to me42334.1
3) Not important to me12710.2
4) I don't want it discussed221.8
5) Don't know362.9
Missing37 
TOTAL1242100.0
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? Ordination of women. (DISCUSH)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me28422.7
2) Somewhat important to me31024.8
3) Not important to me31525.2
4) I don't want it discussed28022.4
5) Don't know625.0
Missing28 
TOTAL1251100.0
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? The lack of professional standards for priests. (DISCUSI)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me38230.8
2) Somewhat important to me54043.5
3) Not important to me21317.2
4) I don't want it discussed282.3
5) Don't know786.3
Missing38 
TOTAL1241100.0
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? Mandatory laicization of priests convicted of sexual misconduct. (DISCUSJ)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me37029.6
2) Somewhat important to me42634.0
3) Not important to me24119.2
4) I don't want it discussed614.9
5) Don't know15412.3
Missing27 
TOTAL1252100.0
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? Problems of sexual misconduct by priests. (DISCUSK)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me52642.0
2) Somewhat important to me53442.7
3) Not important to me1179.3
4) I don't want it discussed272.2
5) Don't know483.8
Missing27 
TOTAL1252100.0
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? Ministry to priests with HIV/AIDS. (DISCUSL)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me37229.7
2) Somewhat important to me61849.3
3) Not important to me16112.8
4) I don't want it discussed302.4
5) Don't know725.7
Missing26 
TOTAL1253100.0
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? Differences in sexual orientation of priests. (DISCUSM)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me33026.5
2) Somewhat important to me48138.6
3) Not important to me31425.2
4) I don't want it discussed745.9
5) Don't know473.8
Missing33 
TOTAL1246100.0
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? The admission of self-declared homosexuals to the priesthood. (DISCUSN)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me34628.0
2) Somewhat important to me39732.1
3) Not important to me26921.8
4) I don't want it discussed15212.3
5) Don't know715.7
Missing44 
TOTAL1235100.0
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? Parishes with lay administrators. (DISCUSO)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me36029.0
2) Somewhat important to me57446.2
3) Not important to me23018.5
4) I don't want it discussed322.6
5) Don't know473.8
Missing36 
TOTAL1243100.0
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 issue of ethnic or national parishes. (DISCUSP)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me20516.5
2) Somewhat important to me40732.7
3) Not important to me51741.6
4) I don't want it discussed312.5
5) Don't know836.7
Missing36 
TOTAL1243100.0
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? Quality of representation as a priest at the diocesan level. (DISCUSQ)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me37630.5
2) Somewhat important to me48239.1
3) Not important to me24519.9
4) I don't want it discussed100.8
5) Don't know1209.7
Missing46 
TOTAL1233100.0
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? Quality of representation as a priest nationally. (DISCUSR)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me29523.8
2) Somewhat important to me44535.9
3) Not important to me34027.4
4) I don't want it discussed241.9
5) Don't know13510.9
Missing40 
TOTAL1239100.0
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? The process of selecting bishops. (DISCUSS)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me51040.8
2) Somewhat important to me37630.1
3) Not important to me28622.9
4) I don't want it discussed373.0
5) Don't know413.3
Missing29 
TOTAL1250100.0
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? Recruiting priests from foreign nations. (DISCUST)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me31725.5
2) Somewhat important to me50940.9
3) Not important to me31925.6
4) I don't want it discussed423.4
5) Don't know584.7
Missing34 
TOTAL1245100.0
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? Sharing ministry with deacons. (DISCUSU)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me38130.6
2) Somewhat important to me60648.6
3) Not important to me21016.8
4) I don't want it discussed201.6
5) Don't know302.4
Missing32 
TOTAL1247100.0
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? Sharing ministry with laity. (DISCUSV)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me58046.5
2) Somewhat important to me51241.0
3) Not important to me1199.5
4) I don't want it discussed161.3
5) Don't know211.7
Missing31 
TOTAL1248100.0
57) 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. (DISCUSW)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me48439.2
2) Somewhat important to me53443.2
3) Not important to me16713.5
4) I don't want it discussed181.5
5) Don't know332.7
Missing43 
TOTAL1236100.0
58) 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. (DISCUSX)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me52542.3
2) Somewhat important to me46437.4
3) Not important to me20816.8
4) I don't want it discussed161.3
5) Don't know272.2
Missing39 
TOTAL1240100.0
59) 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: (DISCUSY)
TOTAL%
1) Very important to me15186.8
2) Somewhat important to me52.9
4) I don't want it discussed10.6
5) Don't know179.8
Missing1105 
TOTAL174100.0
60) In the future if you would be asked to restrict your work to sacramental and liturgical duties, would you be satisfied or dissatisfied? (LITURG)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied27622.5
2) Somewhat satisfied27522.4
3) Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied1159.4
4) Somewhat dissatisfied21017.1
5) Very dissatisfied32226.2
6) I don't know302.4
Missing51 
TOTAL1228100.0
61) Would any of the following help you in your ministry as a priest? The opportunity for greater participation in decision-making in my diocese or religious institute. (HELPA)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful40532.1
2) Somewhat helpful57845.8
3) Not very helpful22017.4
4) Don't know594.7
Missing17 
TOTAL1262100.0
62) 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. (HELPB)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful15812.6
2) Somewhat helpful40132.0
3) Not very helpful58846.9
4) Don't know1068.5
Missing26 
TOTAL1253100.0
63) 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. (HELPC)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful35328.1
2) Somewhat helpful54843.7
3) Not very helpful28322.6
4) Don't know705.6
Missing25 
TOTAL1254100.0
64) 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. (HELPD)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful28422.7
2) Somewhat helpful46637.2
3) Not very helpful42333.8
4) Don't know796.3
Missing27 
TOTAL1252100.0
65) 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. (HELPE)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful34527.6
2) Somewhat helpful54143.2
3) Not very helpful30924.7
4) Don't know564.5
Missing28 
TOTAL1251100.0
66) Would any of the following help you in your ministry as a priest? More opportunity for my personal spiritual development. (HELPF)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful78862.7
2) Somewhat helpful39731.6
3) Not very helpful554.4
4) Don't know171.4
Missing22 
TOTAL1257100.0
67) Would any of the following help you in your ministry as a priest? More opportunity for training in multicultural leadership. (HELPG)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful25720.6
2) Somewhat helpful53342.7
3) Not very helpful37129.7
4) Don't know887.0
Missing30 
TOTAL1249100.0
68) 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. (HELPH)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful47237.7
2) Somewhat helpful51240.9
3) Not very helpful19015.2
4) Don't know796.3
Missing26 
TOTAL1253100.0
69) 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. (HELPI)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful19915.9
2) Somewhat helpful47938.3
3) Not very helpful47137.6
4) Don't know1028.2
Missing28 
TOTAL1251100.0
70) 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. (HELPJ)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful29824.0
2) Somewhat helpful52842.5
3) Not very helpful33326.8
4) Don't know846.8
Missing36 
TOTAL1243100.0
71) Would any of the following help you in your ministry as a priest? Greater feeling of fraternity among priests. (HELPK)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful70556.1
2) Somewhat helpful46537.0
3) Not very helpful695.5
4) Don't know181.4
Missing22 
TOTAL1257100.0
72) To what extent do you feel you are utilizing your important skills and abilities in your present assignment? (USESKL)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful302.5
2) Somewhat helpful988.1
3) Not very helpful26522.0
4) Don't know81367.4
Missing73 
TOTAL1206100.0
73) Think of the professional persons you know-for example, doctors, lawyers, and educators. How do you think you as a priest compare to them in regard to the following attributes? Depth of knowledge and skill. (COMPARA)
TOTAL%
1) I have more17313.7
2) I have about the same92573.0
3) I have less1249.8
4) I have much less151.2
5) Don't know302.4
Missing12 
TOTAL1267100.0
74) Think of the professional persons you know-for example, doctors, lawyers, and educators. How do you think you as a priest compare to them in regard to the following attributes? Autonomy to make decisions. (COMPARB)
TOTAL%
1) I have more22617.9
2) I have about the same54343.0
3) I have less33926.8
4) I have much less13010.3
5) Don't know252.0
Missing16 
TOTAL1263100.0
75) Think of the professional persons you know-for example, doctors, lawyers, and educators. How do you think you as a priest compare to them in regard to the following attributes? Responsibility for an undertaking. (COMPARC)
TOTAL%
1) I have more29423.3
2) I have about the same76060.1
3) I have less14511.5
4) I have much less453.6
5) Don't know201.6
Missing15 
TOTAL1264100.0
76) Think of the professional persons you know-for example, doctors, lawyers, and 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. (COMPARD)
TOTAL%
1) I have more71856.7
2) I have about the same51540.7
3) I have less120.9
4) I have much less30.2
5) Don't know181.4
Missing13 
TOTAL1266100.0
77) Do you feel a tension between seeing the priesthood as a profession or as a vocation? (TENSION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, great tension15912.6
2) Yes, slight tension34227.1
3) No71956.9
4) Don't know433.4
Missing16 
TOTAL1263100.0
78) 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. (SATISFA)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance115290.4
2) Some importance1138.9
3) Little importance60.5
4) No importance30.2
Missing5 
TOTAL1274100.0
79) 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. (SATISFB)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance31124.4
2) Some importance58946.2
3) Little importance32025.1
4) No importance544.2
Missing5 
TOTAL1274100.0
80) 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. (SATISFC)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance43634.5
2) Some importance57445.4
3) Little importance21216.8
4) No importance433.4
Missing14 
TOTAL1265100.0
81) 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. (SATSIFD)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance69955.0
2) Some importance48438.1
3) Little importance755.9
4) No importance120.9
Missing9 
TOTAL1270100.0
82) 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. (SATISFE)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance63950.8
2) Some importance41733.2
3) Little importance16112.8
4) No importance403.2
Missing22 
TOTAL1257100.0
83) 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. (SATIFF)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance59046.6
2) Some importance51740.8
3) Little importance1249.8
4) No importance362.8
Missing12 
TOTAL1267100.0
84) 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. (SATISFG)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance29223.4
2) Some importance61649.3
3) Little importance28622.9
4) No importance554.4
Missing30 
TOTAL1249100.0
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? Being part of a community of Christians who are working together to share the good news of the gospel. (SATISFH)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance77461.7
2) Some importance40332.1
3) Little importance695.5
4) No importance80.6
Missing25 
TOTAL1254100.0
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? Opportunity to work with many people and be a part of their lives. (SATIFI)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance85668.3
2) Some importance33326.6
3) Little importance564.5
4) No importance80.6
Missing26 
TOTAL1253100.0
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? The well-being that comes from living the common life with like-minded priests. (SATISFJ)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance44835.9
2) Some importance48338.7
3) Little importance24119.3
4) No importance776.2
Missing30 
TOTAL1249100.0
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? The satisfaction of preaching the Word. (SATISFK)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance99779.7
2) Some importance22217.7
3) Little importance241.9
4) No importance80.6
Missing28 
TOTAL1251100.0
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? Other (specify): (SATISFL)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance14186.0
2) Some importance63.7
3) Little importance74.3
4) No importance106.1
Missing1115 
TOTAL164100.0
90) 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 a clear idea of what a priest is. (PROBLMA)
TOTAL%
1) A great problem to me personally403.2
2) Somewhat of a problem23018.3
3) Very little problem51340.7
4) No problem at all47737.9
Missing19 
TOTAL1260100.0
91) 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. (PROBLMB)
TOTAL%
1) A great problem to me personally554.4
2) Somewhat of a problem30424.5
3) Very little problem57045.9
4) No problem at all31425.3
Missing36 
TOTAL1243100.0
92) 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 the priestly work. (PROBLMC)
TOTAL%
1) A great problem to me personally362.9
2) Somewhat of a problem13310.7
3) Very little problem45837.0
4) No problem at all61149.4
Missing41 
TOTAL1238100.0
93) 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. (PROBLMD)
TOTAL%
1) A great problem to me personally29923.8
2) Somewhat of a problem47137.5
3) Very little problem29023.1
4) No problem at all19715.7
Missing22 
TOTAL1257100.0
94) 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. (PROBLME)
TOTAL%
1) A great problem to me personally846.7
2) Somewhat of a problem30424.4
3) Very little problem49940.0
4) No problem at all35928.8
Missing33 
TOTAL1246100.0
95) 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? Relationship with the diocesan bishop of the diocese in which you work. (PROBLMF)
TOTAL%
1) A great problem to me personally937.5
2) Somewhat of a problem23819.1
3) Very little problem41733.5
4) No problem at all49840.0
Missing33 
TOTAL1246100.0
96) 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. (PROBLMG)
TOTAL%
1) A great problem to me personally13110.4
2) Somewhat of a problem33526.6
3) Very little problem45436.0
4) No problem at all34027.0
Missing19 
TOTAL1260100.0
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? Relevance of the work that priests do. (PROBLMH)
TOTAL%
1) A great problem to me personally453.6
2) Somewhat of a problem22217.7
3) Very little problem44835.8
4) No problem at all53742.9
Missing27 
TOTAL1252100.0
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? Uncertainty about the future of the Church. (PROBLMI)
TOTAL%
1) A great problem to me personally1209.5
2) Somewhat of a problem33626.7
3) Very little problem37930.1
4) No problem at all42533.7
Missing19 
TOTAL1260100.0
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? Unrealistic demands and expectations of lay people. (PROBLMJ)
TOTAL%
1) A great problem to me personally16313.0
2) Somewhat of a problem55944.4
3) Very little problem38230.4
4) No problem at all15412.2
Missing21 
TOTAL1258100.0
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? Loneliness of priestly life. (PROBLMK)
TOTAL%
1) A great problem to me personally16813.4
2) Somewhat of a problem42333.7
3) Very little problem40832.5
4) No problem at all25620.4
Missing24 
TOTAL1255100.0
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? Too little work. (PROBLML)
TOTAL%
1) A great problem to me personally252.0
2) Somewhat of a problem635.1
3) Very little problem29623.9
4) No problem at all85469.0
Missing41 
TOTAL1238100.0
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? Too much work. (PROBLMM)
TOTAL%
1) A great problem to me personally20416.5
2) Somewhat of a problem47738.5
3) Very little problem31625.5
4) No problem at all24319.6
Missing39 
TOTAL1240100.0
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? Conflict with parishioners or laity about issues of the day. (PROBLMN)
TOTAL%
1) A great problem to me personally352.8
2) Somewhat of a problem30524.5
3) Very little problem57846.4
4) No problem at all32726.3
Missing34 
TOTAL1245100.0
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? Difficulty of working with women religious. (PROBLMO)
TOTAL%
1) A great problem to me personally332.7
2) Somewhat of a problem14711.8
3) Very little problem43735.1
4) No problem at all62850.4
Missing34 
TOTAL1245100.0
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? Lack of opportunity for personal fulfillment. (PROBLMP)
TOTAL%
1) A great problem to me personally524.2
2) Somewhat of a problem19415.6
3) Very little problem43334.8
4) No problem at all56445.4
Missing36 
TOTAL1243100.0
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? Difficulty in working with women. (PROBLMQ)
TOTAL%
1) A great problem to me personally110.9
2) Somewhat of a problem675.4
3) Very little problem40332.2
4) No problem at all77061.6
Missing28 
TOTAL1251100.0
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? Difficulty in sharing authority. (PROBLMR)
TOTAL%
1) A great problem to me personally131.0
2) Somewhat of a problem14211.4
3) Very little problem48238.7
4) No problem at all61048.9
Missing32 
TOTAL1247100.0
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? Difficulty of really reaching people today. (PROBLMS)
TOTAL%
1) A great problem to me personally856.8
2) Somewhat of a problem46737.4
3) Very little problem41633.3
4) No problem at all28122.5
Missing30 
TOTAL1249100.0
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? Being expected to represent church teachings I have difficulty with. (PROBLMT)
TOTAL%
1) A great problem to me personally16313.1
2) Somewhat of a problem35028.1
3) Very little problem36028.9
4) No problem at all37129.8
Missing35 
TOTAL1244100.0
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? Other(specify): (PROBLMU)
TOTAL%
1) A great problem to me personally6262.6
2) Somewhat of a problem2121.2
3) Very little problem66.1
4) No problem at all1010.1
Missing1180 
TOTAL99100.0
111) [If religious priest], do you feel a tension between your present ministry and the charism of your religious institute? (RELTENS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, great tension265.9
2) Yes, slight tension6614.9
3) No34477.8
4) Don't know61.4
Missing837 
TOTAL442100.0
112) [For all], taking all things together, how would you say things are these days--would you way you're very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy? (HAPPY)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy58146.1
2) Pretty happy60147.7
3) Not too happy786.2
Missing19 
TOTAL1260100.0
113) How about your happiness with the following specific conditions? Your present financial situation. (HAPPYA)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy40832.3
2) Pretty happy54142.8
3) Not too happy18214.4
4) Does not apply13310.5
Missing15 
TOTAL1264100.0
114) How about your happiness with the following specific conditions? Your present living situation. (HAPPYB)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy57045.1
2) Pretty happy53142.0
3) Not too happy14111.1
4) Does not apply231.8
Missing14 
TOTAL1265100.0
115) How about your happiness with the following specific conditions? Conditions for ministry in your diocese or religious institute. (HAPPYC)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy28823.0
2) Pretty happy70356.1
3) Not too happy20816.6
4) Does not apply554.4
Missing25 
TOTAL1254100.0
116) How about your happiness with the following specific conditions? Practices of governance in your diocese or religious institute. (HAPPYD)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy20216.1
2) Pretty happy64751.6
3) Not too happy35628.4
4) Does not apply483.8
Missing26 
TOTAL1253100.0
117) How about your happiness with the following specific conditions? Practices of governance in the international level in the Church. (HAPPYE)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy14111.4
2) Pretty happy44635.9
3) Not too happy54944.2
4) Does not apply1058.5
Missing38 
TOTAL1241100.0
118) How about your happiness with the following specific conditions? Your personal spiritual life. (HAPPYF)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy27722.0
2) Pretty happy83566.3
3) Not too happy14311.3
4) Does not apply50.4
Missing19 
TOTAL1260100.0
119) How about your happiness with the following specific conditions? Your sacramental and liturgical ministry. (HAPPYG)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy69655.0
2) Pretty happy51740.9
3) Not too happy332.6
4) Does not apply191.5
Missing14 
TOTAL1265100.0
120) How about your happiness with the following specific conditions? The image of the Catholic priesthood in the American public today. (HAPPYH)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy614.9
2) Pretty happy50340.0
3) Not too happy64351.2
4) Does not apply493.9
Missing23 
TOTAL1256100.0
121) Which of the following statements most clearly reflects your feeling about your future priesthood? (FUTURE)
TOTAL%
1) I will definitely not leave99979.0
2) I probably will not leave20216.0
3) I am uncertain about my future504.0
4) I probably will leave120.9
5) I have definitely decided to leave20.2
Missing14 
TOTAL1265100.0
122) If celibacy for priests became optional, do you think you would ever get married? (CELIBACY)
TOTAL%
1) Certainly yes393.1
2) Probably yes1058.3
3) Uncertain15512.3
4) Probably no37529.7
5) Certainly no58746.6
Missing18 
TOTAL1261100.0
123) 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 the ministry. (CHRTDYA)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly47037.1
2) Agree somewhat45035.5
3) Uncertain14411.4
4) Disagree somewhat12910.2
5) Disagree strongly755.9
Missing11 
TOTAL1268100.0
124) Do you agree, or disagree, with these statements about the priesthood and the Church today? Parish life would be aided by an increase in full-time professional ecclesial lay ministers. (CHRTDYB)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly46636.8
2) Agree somewhat44034.8
3) Uncertain20015.8
4) Disagree somewhat937.4
5) Disagree strongly665.2
Missing14 
TOTAL1265100.0
125) 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. (CHRTDYC)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly30023.8
2) Agree somewhat54643.2
3) Uncertain19115.1
4) Disagree somewhat15812.5
5) Disagree strongly685.4
Missing16 
TOTAL1263100.0
126) 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. (CHRTDYD)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly1219.6
2) Agree somewhat28222.4
3) Uncertain28422.6
4) Disagree somewhat35528.2
5) Disagree strongly21517.1
Missing22 
TOTAL1257100.0
127) Do you agree, or disagree, with these statements about the priesthood and the Church today? The Catholic Church in the US should continue to welcome Episcopalian priests who want to become active Roman Catholic priests, whether they are married or single. (CHRTDYE)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly50339.8
2) Agree somewhat40432.0
3) Uncertain18314.5
4) Disagree somewhat947.4
5) Disagree strongly806.3
Missing15 
TOTAL1264100.0
128) 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. (CHRTDYF)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly30424.3
2) Agree somewhat44335.4
3) Uncertain37429.9
4) Disagree somewhat927.4
5) Disagree strongly373.0
Missing29 
TOTAL1250100.0
129) 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. (CHRTDYG)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly34627.4
2) Agree somewhat58946.7
3) Uncertain19415.4
4) Disagree somewhat1128.9
5) Disagree strongly211.7
Missing17 
TOTAL1262100.0
130) 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 priest from among available ordained priests. (CHRTDYH)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly866.8
2) Agree somewhat19415.4
3) Uncertain26621.1
4) Disagree somewhat26921.3
5) Disagree strongly44635.4
Missing18 
TOTAL1261100.0
131) 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. (CHRTDYI)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly26120.6
2) Agree somewhat31324.7
3) Uncertain20216.0
4) Disagree somewhat20015.8
5) Disagree strongly29022.9
Missing13 
TOTAL1266100.0
132) 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. (CHRTDYJ)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly60948.2
2) Agree somewhat36028.5
3) Uncertain715.6
4) Disagree somewhat13410.6
5) Disagree strongly907.1
Missing15 
TOTAL1264100.0
133) 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. (CHRTDYK)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly1209.5
2) Agree somewhat19615.6
3) Uncertain12810.2
4) Disagree somewhat34827.6
5) Disagree strongly46837.1
Missing19 
TOTAL1260100.0
134) 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. (CHRTDYL)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly51941.0
2) Agree somewhat40131.7
3) Uncertain483.8
4) Disagree somewhat19815.7
5) Disagree strongly997.8
Missing14 
TOTAL1265100.0
135) 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. (CHRTDYM)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly37929.9
2) Agree somewhat26821.1
3) Uncertain19515.4
4) Disagree somewhat16412.9
5) Disagree strongly26220.7
Missing11 
TOTAL1268100.0
136) 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. (CHRTDYN)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly43134.0
2) Agree somewhat26320.8
3) Uncertain13310.5
4) Disagree somewhat1259.9
5) Disagree strongly31524.9
Missing12 
TOTAL1267100.0
137) 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 common priesthood of Christ given at baptism; the difference is mainly one of assigned duties in the Church. (CHRTDYO)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly13310.5
2) Agree somewhat14911.8
3) Uncertain836.6
4) Disagree somewhat22317.7
5) Disagree strongly67553.4
Missing16 
TOTAL1263100.0
138) 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. (CHRTDYP)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly24119.1
2) Agree somewhat46336.6
3) Uncertain29523.3
4) Disagree somewhat20216.0
5) Disagree strongly635.0
Missing15 
TOTAL1264100.0
139) 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. (CHRTDYQ)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly20216.0
2) Agree somewhat46937.2
3) Uncertain37429.7
4) Disagree somewhat15212.1
5) Disagree strongly635.0
Missing19 
TOTAL1260100.0
140) If you had your choice again, would you enter the priesthood? (CHOICE)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely yes85567.1
2) Probably yes26620.9
3) Uncertain1038.1
4) Probably not433.4
5) Definitely not70.5
Missing5 
TOTAL1274100.0
141) There has been talk about homosexual subcultures in seminaries, dioceses, and religious institutes today. A subculture refers to a definite group of persons which has its own preferential friendships, social gatherings, and vocabulary. Is there a homosexual subculture in your diocese or religious institute? (CHHOMOA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, clearly23018.1
2) Probably but not clearly45535.8
3) No20816.4
4) Don't know37829.7
Missing8 
TOTAL1271100.0
142) In the seminary or seminaries you attended, was there a homosexual subculture at the time? (SEMHOMOB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, clearly18014.2
2) Probably but not clearly33026.0
3) No56144.2
4) Don't know19915.7
Missing9 
TOTAL1270100.0
143) In your opinion, have the recent media stories of sexual misconduct by Catholic priests hindered your ministry, or have they had no effect? (SEXMED)
TOTAL%
1) Hindered greatly1209.4
2) Hindered slightly57245.0
3) Had no effect45836.0
4) Don't know1108.6
5) Helped120.9
Missing7 
TOTAL1272100.0
144) Have these media stories of sexual misconduct affected how much you encourage men to consider the priesthood? (PRSTMED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, much less encouragement786.1
2) Yes, slightly less encouragement24619.3
3) No effect89069.9
4) Don't know594.6
Missing6 
TOTAL1273100.0
145) I-AGE: What is your present age? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) 28-391028.0
1) 40-4918614.6
2) 50-5930223.7
3) 60-6930624.0
4) 70+38029.8
Missing3 
TOTAL1276100.0