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and the survey says.

1. Women should be allowed to preach at Mass.

Agree     64%
Disagree  36%

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2. I have been to a Mass where my parish priest was not the one to
deliver the homily.

Agree     84%
Disagree  16%

Note: Table made from bar graph.

3. I would not attend a parish that allows women to preach at Mass.

Agree     35%
Disagree  65%

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4. Women preaching at Mass is a slippery slope to women becoming
ordained as deacons or priests.

Agree     43%
Disagree  57%

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5. I think women could bring a broader perspective to weekly homilies.

Agree     67%
Disagree  33%

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6. The exclusion of women from preaching or serving at Mass has been a
topic at my parish.

Agree     26%
Disagree  74%

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7. Allowing women to preach at Mass would make Catholic services too
much like Protestant church services and distort the Catholic Church's
identity.

Agree     33%
Disagree  67%

Note: Table made from bar graph.

8. Allowing women to preach at Mass is a necessary change for the
future of the Catholic Church.

Agree     62%
Disagree  38%

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9. I think the church should allow women to become ordained as deacons.

Agree     64%
Disagree  36%

Note: Table made from bar graph.

10. I think the church should allow women to become ordained as priests.

Agree     58%
Disagree  42%

Note: Table made from bar graph.

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