87 percent of those surveyed believe priests should be allowed to get married while 77 percent supported the ordination of women as priests.
72 percent believe that married men should be allowed to be ordained while 46 percent said they opposed the church’s stance on homosexuality.
75 percent of respondents said they believed that the church’s teachings on sexuality were irrelevant to their lives.
The survey was conducted on behalf of the 800-strong Association of Catholic Priests which has had one of its founding members, Redemptorist Fr. Tony Flannery, disciplined by the Vatican in recent by the Vatican for his views on issues such as celibacy and the ordination of women.