Catholics opinion on whether women should become priests 2014, by region

This statistic shows the result of a survey conducted among Catholics in 2014 on whether women should be allowed to become Catholic priests or not. Overall, 51 percent said no. Europe had the most respondents in support of women priests with 64 percent.

Do you think that women should be allowed to become Catholic priests?

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Release date

February 2014



Survey time period


Number of respondents

12,038 respondents

Supplementary notes

The survey was conducted in 9 languages, across 5 continents and in 12 countries. The countries included in the study were selected after analyzing the Catholic population distribution and concentration around the world. These 12 countries represent 61% of the world’s Catholic population.

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