Survey of African-American Priests and Seminarians, 1992

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) ID (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL158224.791136
2) Affiliation. Please check one: (AFFILIAT)
TOTAL%
1) Diocesan8956.7
2) Religious6843.3
Missing2 
TOTAL157100.0
3) Which of the following statements applies to you? (RELSTATS)
TOTAL%
1) Began with a diocese, I am now with a religious order74.5
2) Began with a religious order, I am now a diocesan2012.7
3) I have never changed my status13082.8
Missing2 
TOTAL157100.0
4) Please indicate the name of your order or diocese: (DIOCESE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL158477.968451
5) Please check which of the following best describes your current status: (EDUCATED)
TOTAL%
1) Seminarian-College53.2
3) Novice/Pre-novitiate10.6
4) Seminarian-Theology studies127.6
5) Ordained Priest13988.5
Missing2 
TOTAL157100.0
6) What is your age? (AGEOFRES)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL15547.31614
7) Please give basic data about your family. -- Number of siblings: (FAMILY)
TOTAL%
0) 53.2
1) 2113.6
2) 159.7
3) 1711.0
4) 2113.6
5) 1912.3
6) 1711.0
7) 1912.3
8) 74.5
9) 42.6
10) 21.3
11) 21.3
12) 21.3
13) 21.3
15) 10.6
Missing5 
TOTAL154100.0
8) Please give basic data about your family. -- Your birth order, oldest being 1 (BTHORDER)
TOTAL%
1) 5636.1
2) 2415.5
3) 2516.1
4) 159.7
5) 1811.6
6) 53.2
7) 53.2
8) 31.9
9) 10.6
10) 10.6
11) 10.6
14) 10.6
Missing4 
TOTAL155100.0
9) Please give basic data about your family. -- Mother Catholic (CTMOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11876.6
2) No3623.4
Missing5 
TOTAL154100.0
10) Please give basic data about your family. -- Father Catholic? (CTFATHER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9260.9
2) No5939.1
Missing8 
TOTAL151100.0
11) Please give basic data about your family. -- Mother African-American? (BLMOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13995.9
2) No64.1
Missing14 
TOTAL145100.0
12) Please give basic data about your family. -- Father African-American? (BLFATHER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13695.1
2) No74.9
Missing16 
TOTAL143100.0
13) Of significant relatives and other individuals in your life when you were growing up, e.g. grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc., approximately what percent of them were Catholic? (FAMCATHL)
TOTAL%
0) 4126.5
1) 127.7
2) 42.6
3) 10.6
5) 42.6
8) 10.6
10) 95.8
20) 31.9
25) 21.3
30) 31.9
33) 10.6
40) 21.3
50) 138.4
70) 42.6
75) 31.9
80) 31.9
85) 21.3
90) 63.9
95) 53.2
96) 21.3
98) 21.3
99) 31.9
100) 2918.7
Missing4 
TOTAL155100.0
14) For most of your growing-up years, check which of the following best describes your family situation: (FAMILIES)
TOTAL%
1) Lived with both natural parents10667.1
2) Lived with mother only2717.1
3) Lived with father only10.6
4) Lived with one natural parent and one step-parent85.1
5) Lived with family relatives apart from parents74.4
7) Other95.7
Missing1 
TOTAL158100.0
15) Please check which response best describes your total family income, from all sources, now if you are a seminarian. If you are ordained, think of 1992 dollars and choose the category which best describes your family income. (FAMINCOM)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $7,000139.0
2) $7,000 - $14,9993625.0
3) $15,000 - $19,9992416.7
4) $20,000 - $29,9992819.4
5) $30,000 - $39,9992316.0
6) Above $40,0002013.9
Missing15 
TOTAL144100.0
16) Please check which of the following best describes the highest educational level attained by your parents or those who raised you. -- Mother's educational level: (EDMOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) No formal education85.1
2) Some elementary school2314.6
3) Elementary school diploma148.9
4) Some high school2314.6
5) High school diploma/GED3019.1
6) Some college or A.A. degree3924.8
7) Bachelor's degree or equivalent138.3
8) Graduate work/advanced degree74.5
Missing2 
TOTAL157100.0
17) Please check which of the following best describes the highest educational level attained by your parents or those who raised you. -- Father's educational level: (EDFATHER)
TOTAL%
1) No formal education85.2
2) Some elementary school3120.3
3) Elementary school diploma106.5
4) Some high school3220.9
5) High school diploma/GED2617.0
6) Some college or A.A. degree2013.1
7) Bachelor's degree or equivalent138.5
8) Graduate work/advanced degree138.5
Missing6 
TOTAL153100.0
18) Please indicate below the place of birth of your mother, state and country (MOMBIRTH)
19) Please indicate below the place of birth of your father, state and country (DADBIRTH)
20) Your mother grew up primarily in which setting: (MOMRAISE)
TOTAL%
1) Rural4226.8
2) Small town4830.6
3) Suburban95.7
4) Urban5836.9
Missing2 
TOTAL157100.0
21) Your father grew up primarily in which setting: (DADRAISE)
TOTAL%
1) Rural5535.7
2) Small town4126.6
3) Suburban106.5
4) Urban4831.2
Missing5 
TOTAL154100.0
22) My parents were divorced/separated when I entered the seminary. (DIVORCED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4126.8
2) No11273.2
Missing6 
TOTAL153100.0
23) While you were growing up, approximately what percent of your close friends were Catholic? (CTHFREND)
TOTAL%
0) 149.2
1) 53.3
2) 32.0
3) 21.3
5) 53.3
7) 10.7
10) 127.8
20) 32.0
25) 10.7
30) 10.7
40) 42.6
50) 2214.4
60) 53.3
65) 21.3
70) 63.9
75) 63.9
80) 127.8
85) 10.7
90) 1610.5
95) 106.5
98) 63.9
99) 53.3
100) 117.2
Missing6 
TOTAL153100.0
24) At what point in your life did you become Catholic? Check the best response. (WHENCATH)
TOTAL%
1) Baptized at birth into Catholic family8655.1
2) Elementary school years3824.4
3) High school years127.7
4) College years95.8
5) Other117.1
Missing3 
TOTAL156100.0
25) What term would you primarily use to describe your ethnicity, e.g. Black, African-American, Creole, etc.? (ETHNICTY)
26) Please describe in summary your various educational, geographical and social environments while growing up, in terms of ethnic diversity. -- Neighborhood (NEIGHBOR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely or nearly completely non-African-American63.9
2) Mostly non-African-American127.9
3) Evenly integrated1811.8
4) Mostly African-American3724.3
5) Completely or nearly completely African-American7348.0
6) Doesn't pertain63.9
Missing7 
TOTAL152100.0
27) Please describe in summary your various educational, geographical and social environments while growing up in terms of ethnic diversity. -- Elementary school students (ELEMSTUD)
TOTAL%
1) Completely or nearly completely non-African-American159.8
2) Mostly non-African-American2113.7
3) Evenly integrated117.2
4) Mostly African-American2315.0
5) Completely or nearly completely African-American7851.0
6) Doesn't pertain53.3
Missing6 
TOTAL153100.0
28) Please describe in summary your various educational, geographical and social environments while growing up in terms of ethnic diversity. -- Elementary school staff (ELEMSTAF)
TOTAL%
1) Completely or nearly completely non-African-American5738.0
2) Mostly non-African-American3120.7
3) Evenly integrated53.3
4) Mostly African-American128.0
5) Completely or nearly completely African-American4026.7
6) Doesn't pertain53.3
Missing9 
TOTAL150100.0
29) Please describe in summary your various educational, geographical and social environments while growing up in terms of ethnic diversity. -- High school students (HIGHSTUD)
TOTAL%
1) Completely or nearly completely non-African-American4630.7
2) Mostly non-African-American3825.3
3) Evenly integrated1510.0
4) Mostly African-American106.7
5) Completely or nearly completely African-American3624.0
6) Doesn't pertain53.3
Missing9 
TOTAL150100.0
30) Please describe in summary your various educational, geographical and social environments while growing up in terms of ethnic diversity. -- High school staff (HIGHSTAF)
TOTAL%
1) Completely or nearly completely non-African-American7952.3
2) Mostly non-African-American3221.2
3) Evenly integrated127.9
4) Mostly African-American85.3
5) Completely or nearly completely African-American1610.6
6) Doesn't pertain42.6
Missing8 
TOTAL151100.0
31) Please describe in summary your various educational, geographical and social environments while growing up in terms of ethnic diversity. -- Parish members (PARSHMEM)
TOTAL%
1) Completely or nearly completely non-African-American1711.5
2) Mostly non-African-American2214.9
3) Evenly integrated138.8
4) Mostly African-American2516.9
5) Completely or nearly completely African-American6040.5
6) Doesn't pertain117.4
Missing11 
TOTAL148100.0
32) Please describe in summary your various educational, geographical and social environments while growing up in terms of ethnic diversity. -- Parish clergy (PARSHCLR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely or nearly completely non-African-American11576.7
2) Mostly non-African-American149.3
3) Evenly integrated53.3
4) Mostly African-American21.3
5) Completely or nearly completely African-American42.7
6) Doesn't pertain106.7
Missing9 
TOTAL150100.0
33) Please describe in summary your various educational, geographical and social environments while growing up in terms of ethnic diversity. -- Close friends, grade school (GSRIEND)
TOTAL%
1) Completely or nearly completely non-African-American138.6
2) Mostly non-African-American138.6
3) Evenly integrated1711.3
4) Mostly African-American2415.9
5) Completely or nearly completely African-American7952.3
6) Doesn't pertain53.3
Missing8 
TOTAL151100.0
34) Please describe in summary your various educational, geographical and social environments while growing up in terms of ethnic diversity. -- Close friends, high school (HSFRIEND)
TOTAL%
1) Completely or nearly completely non-African-American2919.3
2) Mostly non-African-American1510.0
3) Evenly integrated3221.3
4) Mostly African-American2315.3
5) Completely or nearly completely African-American4530.0
6) Doesn't pertain64.0
Missing9 
TOTAL150100.0
35) Which statement best describes your family? (RESFAMLY)
TOTAL%
1) Predominantly Protestant or non-Christian background4528.8
2) Mixed religious affiliations4025.6
3) Predominantly Catholic background7145.5
Missing3 
TOTAL156100.0
36) During what period of your life did you first consider a vocation to the priesthood or religious life? (PRIESTHD)
TOTAL%
1) Early grade school, grades 1-66138.6
2) Junior high, grades 7-84226.6
3) High school2918.4
4) College or graduate work148.9
5) After college or in chosen occupation127.6
Missing1 
TOTAL158100.0
37) Using the scale below, please indicate how influential was each of the following individuals, groups, and experiences in your decision to consider the priesthood. -- Mother or significant maternal-figure (MATERNAL)
TOTAL%
0) Doesn't pertain106.5
1) Not very influential2314.8
2) 42.6
3) 95.8
4) 1912.3
5) 2012.9
6) 2113.5
7) Very influential4931.6
Missing4 
TOTAL155100.0
38) Using the scale below, please indicate how influential was each of the following individuals, groups, and experiences in your decision to consider the priesthood. -- Father or significant paternal-figure (FRATERNL)
TOTAL%
0) Doesn't pertain2113.5
1) Not very influential3925.2
2) 127.7
3) 138.4
4) 1912.3
5) 1610.3
6) 127.7
7) Very influential2314.8
Missing4 
TOTAL155100.0
39) Using the scale below, please indicate how influential was each of the following individuals, groups, and experiences in your decision to consider the priesthood. -- Grandparents (GPARENTS)
TOTAL%
0) Doesn't pertain5234.0
1) Not very influential4026.1
2) 85.2
3) 85.2
4) 95.9
5) 106.5
6) 106.5
7) Very influential1610.5
Missing6 
TOTAL153100.0
40) Using the scale below, please indicate how influential was each of the following individuals, groups, and experiences in your decision to consider the priesthood. -- Baptismal godparents (GDPARENT)
TOTAL%
0) Doesn't pertain4730.9
1) Not very influential5838.2
2) 138.6
3) 95.9
4) 63.9
5) 63.9
6) 42.6
7) Very influential95.9
Missing7 
TOTAL152100.0
41) Using the scale below, please indicate how influential was each of the following individuals, groups, and experiences in your decision to consider the priesthood. -- Other relatives (RELATIVE)
TOTAL%
0) Doesn't pertain3220.9
1) Not very influential4630.1
2) 1610.5
3) 149.2
4) 1811.8
5) 117.2
6) 127.8
7) Very influential42.6
Missing6 
TOTAL153100.0
42) Using the scale below, please indicate how influential was each of the following individuals, groups, and experiences in your decision to consider the priesthood. -- Prayer groups or similar activities (PRAYGRPS)
TOTAL%
0) Doesn't pertain5637.1
1) Not very influential2818.5
2) 96.0
3) 96.0
4) 106.6
5) 117.3
6) 1912.6
7) Very influential96.0
Missing8 
TOTAL151100.0
43) Using the scale below, please indicate how influential was each of the following individuals, groups, and experiences in your decision to consider the priesthood. -- Catholic Pastor/particular parish priests (PASTORAL)
TOTAL%
0) Doesn't pertain127.8
1) Not very influential127.8
2) 42.6
3) 63.9
4) 106.5
5) 149.2
6) 3522.9
7) Very influential6039.2
Missing6 
TOTAL153100.0
44) Using the scale below, please indicate how influential was each of the following individuals, groups, and experiences in your decision to consider the priesthood. -- Particular religious education teacher (RELTEACH)
TOTAL%
0) Doesn't pertain4429.3
1) Not very influential2818.7
2) 53.3
3) 117.3
4) 128.0
5) 128.0
6) 1812.0
7) Very influential2013.3
Missing9 
TOTAL150100.0
45) Using the scale below, please indicate how influential was each of the following individuals, groups, and experiences in your decision to consider the priesthood. -- Particular school teacher (ATEACHER)
TOTAL%
0) Doesn't pertain2919.1
1) Not very influential2315.1
2) 85.3
3) 95.9
4) 1711.2
5) 106.6
6) 2415.8
7) Very influential3221.1
Missing7 
TOTAL152100.0
46) Using the scale below, please indicate how influential was each of the following individuals, groups, and experiences in your decision to consider the priesthood. -- Particular campus minister (CAMPMINT)
TOTAL%
0) Doesn't pertain8859.9
1) Not very influential3322.4
2) 32.0
3) 64.1
4) 74.8
5) 42.7
6) 10.7
7) Very influential53.4
Missing12 
TOTAL147100.0
47) Using the scale below, please indicate how influential was each of the following individuals, groups, and experiences in your decision to consider the priesthood. -- Particular youth minister (CAMPMINY)
TOTAL%
0) Doesn't pertain8759.2
1) Not very influential3624.5
2) 85.4
3) 32.0
4) 53.4
5) 21.4
6) 21.4
7) Very influential42.7
Missing12 
TOTAL147100.0
48) Using the scale below, please indicate how influential was each of the following individuals, groups, and experiences in your decision to consider the priesthood. -- Close personal friend (GOODFRND)
TOTAL%
0) Doesn't pertain3120.3
1) Not very influential2818.3
2) 95.9
3) 1610.5
4) 159.8
5) 1912.4
6) 1610.5
7) Very influential1912.4
Missing6 
TOTAL153100.0
49) Using the scale below, please indicate how influential was each of the following individuals, groups, and experiences in your decision to consider the priesthood. -- Diocesan or religious vocation director (DIRECTOR)
TOTAL%
0) Doesn't pertain5435.8
1) Not very influential3724.5
2) 96.0
3) 53.3
4) 127.9
5) 138.6
6) 138.6
7) Very influential85.3
Missing8 
TOTAL151100.0
50) Using the scale below, please indicate how influential was each of the following individuals, groups, and experiences in your decision to consider the priesthood. -- Family religious life/spirituality (RELGLIFE)
TOTAL%
0) Doesn't pertain159.7
1) Not very influential106.5
2) 10.6
3) 63.9
4) 1711.0
5) 2214.3
6) 3522.7
7) Very influential4831.2
Missing5 
TOTAL154100.0
51) Using the scale below, please indicate how influential was each of the following individuals, groups, and experiences in your decision to consider the priesthood. -- Catholic elementary school (CATHELEM)
TOTAL%
0) Doesn't pertain3523.0
1) Not very influential1711.2
2) 63.9
3) 63.9
4) 117.2
5) 149.2
6) 3019.7
7) Very influential3321.7
Missing7 
TOTAL152100.0
52) Using the scale below, please indicate how influential was each of the following individuals, groups, and experiences in your decision to consider the priesthood. -- Parish religious education program (RELGPROG)
TOTAL%
0) Doesn't pertain5838.2
1) Not very influential3120.4
2) 127.9
3) 63.9
4) 127.9
5) 138.6
6) 106.6
7) Very influential106.6
Missing7 
TOTAL152100.0
53) Using the scale below, please indicate how influential was each of the following individuals, groups, and experiences in your decision to consider the priesthood. -- Parish life (PRSHLIFE)
TOTAL%
0) Doesn't pertain2214.5
1) Not very influential1610.5
2) 117.2
3) 74.6
4) 149.2
5) 2415.8
6) 2818.4
7) Very influential3019.7
Missing7 
TOTAL152100.0
54) Using the scale below, please indicate how influential was each of the following individuals, groups, and experiences in your decision to consider the priesthood. -- Particular member of religious order (PMEMBER)
TOTAL%
0) Doesn't pertain3825.0
1) Not very influential1912.5
2) 32.0
3) 32.0
4) 32.0
5) 159.9
6) 2415.8
7) Very influential4730.9
Missing7 
TOTAL152100.0
55) Using the scale below, please indicate how influential was each of the following individuals, groups, and experiences in your decision to consider the priesthood. -- College campus ministry (COLLMINY)
TOTAL%
0) Doesn't pertain8961.0
1) Not very influential3524.0
2) 53.4
3) 32.1
4) 42.7
5) 10.7
6) 42.7
7) Very influential53.4
Missing13 
TOTAL146100.0
56) Using the scale below, please indicate how influential was each of the following individuals, groups, and experiences in your decision to consider the priesthood. -- Parish youth ministry (YUTHMINY)
TOTAL%
0) Doesn't pertain8457.1
1) Not very influential3523.8
2) 106.8
3) 32.0
4) 53.4
5) 21.4
6) 21.4
7) Very influential64.1
Missing12 
TOTAL147100.0
57) Using the scale below, please indicate how influential was each of the following individuals, groups, and experiences in your decision to consider the priesthood. -- My own involvement in parish activities (INVOLVED)
TOTAL%
0) Doesn't pertain1711.3
1) Not very influential1510.0
2) 21.3
3) 53.3
4) 53.3
5) 2214.7
6) 2919.3
7) Very influential5536.7
Missing9 
TOTAL150100.0
58) Using the scale below, please indicate how influential was each of the following individuals, groups, and experiences in your decision to consider the priesthood. -- Working in rectory/religious house (RELGWORK)
TOTAL%
0) Doesn't pertain5738.3
1) Not very influential2013.4
2) 64.0
3) 53.4
4) 128.1
5) 117.4
6) 1610.7
7) Very influential2214.8
Missing10 
TOTAL149100.0
59) Using the scale below, please indicate how influential was each of the following individuals, groups, and experiences in your decision to consider the priesthood. -- Catholic high school (CATHLCHS)
TOTAL%
0) Doesn't pertain4429.3
1) Not very influential1912.7
2) 32.0
3) 53.3
4) 149.3
5) 128.0
6) 2718.0
7) Very influential2617.3
Missing9 
TOTAL150100.0
60) Using the scale below, please indicate how influential was each of the following individuals, groups, and experiences in your decision to consider the priesthood. -- My own prayer and reading (READINGS)
TOTAL%
0) Doesn't pertain32.0
1) Not very influential63.9
2) 42.6
3) 10.7
4) 106.5
5) 3019.6
6) 3724.2
7) Very influential6240.5
Missing6 
TOTAL153100.0
61) Using the scale below, please indicate how influential was each of the following individuals, groups, and experiences in your decision to consider the priesthood. -- Older siblings (SIBLINGS)
TOTAL%
0) Doesn't pertain5838.2
1) Not very influential3523.0
2) 138.6
3) 63.9
4) 149.2
5) 127.9
6) 85.3
7) Very influential63.9
Missing7 
TOTAL152100.0
62) Using the scale below, please indicate how influential was each of the following individuals, groups, and experiences in your decision to consider the priesthood. -- Ecumenical activities (ECUMENIC)
TOTAL%
0) Doesn't pertain7953.0
1) Not very influential2315.4
2) 85.4
3) 53.4
4) 106.7
5) 149.4
6) 64.0
7) Very influential42.7
Missing10 
TOTAL149100.0
63) Using the scale below, please indicate how influential was each of the following individuals, groups, and experiences in your decision to consider the priesthood. -- My own vision of church (MYVISION)
TOTAL%
0) Doesn't pertain127.9
1) Not very influential117.2
2) 42.6
3) 42.6
4) 53.3
5) 2315.1
6) 3925.7
7) Very influential5435.5
Missing7 
TOTAL152100.0
64) Using the scale below, please indicate how influential was each of the following individuals, groups, and experiences in your decision to consider the priesthood. -- Volunteer experiences, e.g. VISTA (VOLNTEER)
TOTAL%
0) Doesn't pertain8960.1
1) Not very influential2516.9
2) 32.0
3) 21.4
4) 32.0
5) 74.7
6) 128.1
7) Very influential74.7
Missing11 
TOTAL148100.0
65) Using the scale below, please indicate how influential was each of the following individuals, groups, and experiences in your decision to consider the priesthood. -- RCIA (THERCIA)
TOTAL%
0) Doesn't pertain10471.2
1) Not very influential3020.5
2) 42.7
3) 10.7
4) 32.1
5) 21.4
6) 10.7
7) Very influential10.7
Missing13 
TOTAL146100.0
66) Using the scale below, please indicate how influential was each of the following individuals, groups, and experiences in your decision to consider the priesthood. -- Protestant minister (MINISTER)
TOTAL%
0) Doesn't pertain8859.5
1) Not very influential3423.0
2) 21.4
3) 42.7
4) 42.7
5) 96.1
6) 21.4
7) Very influential53.4
Missing11 
TOTAL148100.0
67) Using the scale below, please indicate how influential was each of the following individuals, groups, and experiences in your decision to consider the priesthood. -- Non-Catholic religious experience (EXPERINC)
TOTAL%
0) Doesn't pertain7852.7
1) Not very influential2718.2
2) 42.7
3) 64.1
4) 85.4
5) 117.4
6) 85.4
7) Very influential64.1
Missing11 
TOTAL148100.0
68) Using the scale below, please indicate how influential was each of the following individuals, groups, and experiences in your decision to consider the priesthood. -- Work of Catholic Social Services (SOCSERVC)
TOTAL%
0) Doesn't pertain9060.8
1) Not very influential3624.3
2) 53.4
3) 42.7
4) 42.7
5) 42.7
6) 53.4
Missing11 
TOTAL148100.0
69) Using the scale below, please indicate how influential was each of the following individuals, groups, and experiences in your decision to consider the priesthood. -- Influences of other Catholic families (CATHFAMS)
TOTAL%
0) Doesn't pertain4026.5
1) Not very influential2717.9
2) 106.6
3) 96.0
4) 1711.3
5) 1912.6
6) 1610.6
7) Very influential138.6
Missing8 
TOTAL151100.0
70) Using the scale below, please indicate how influential was each of the following individuals, groups, and experiences in your decision to consider the priesthood. -- Black Catholic workshops and seminars (WORKSHOP)
TOTAL%
0) Doesn't pertain8657.7
1) Not very influential2919.5
2) 32.0
3) 64.0
4) 53.4
5) 42.7
6) 74.7
7) Very influential96.0
Missing10 
TOTAL149100.0
71) Please check which of the following best describes your vocational development: (VOCATION)
TOTAL%
1) Always primarily interested in religious priesthood5736.8
2) Always primarily interested in diocesan priesthood4831.0
3) Interest moved from religious to diocesan2113.5
4) Interest moved from diocesan to religious85.2
5) Interest moved from diocesan to religious because of racism85.2
6) Interest moved from religious to diocesan because of racism21.3
7) Other117.1
Missing4 
TOTAL155100.0
72) Using the scale given below, please indicate to what extent you feel the following are ministerial priorities for you. Please read through all the items, and then go back and evaluate. -- Making the Gospel message regarding the poor, needy and powerless a major theme of my teaching and preaching (GOSMESSG)
TOTAL%
1) Very low priority21.3
2) 10.7
3) 63.9
4) 95.9
5) 2214.5
6) 2919.1
7) Very high priority8354.6
Missing7 
TOTAL152100.0
73) Using the scale given below, please indicate to what extent you feel the following are ministerial priorities for you. Please read through all the items, and then go back and evaluate. -- Actively encouraging people to study and pray the scripture (STUDYSCR)
TOTAL%
1) Very low priority10.7
2) 21.3
3) 95.9
4) 159.8
5) 3422.2
6) 3925.5
7) Very high priority5334.6
Missing6 
TOTAL153100.0
74) Using the scale given below, please indicate to what extent you feel the following are ministerial priorities for you. Please read through all the items, and then go back and evaluate. -- Coordinating various ministries (CRDINATE)
TOTAL%
1) Very low priority127.9
2) 1711.3
3) 149.3
4) 4127.2
5) 2717.9
6) 2717.9
7) Very high priority138.6
Missing8 
TOTAL151100.0
75) Using the scale given below, please indicate to what extent you feel the following are ministerial priorities for you. Please read through all the items, and then go back and evaluate. -- Being an extension of the bishop and representing him to the people (EXTNSION)
TOTAL%
1) Very low priority3120.9
2) 2214.9
3) 1711.5
4) 1510.1
5) 1812.2
6) 2114.2
7) Very high priority2416.2
Missing11 
TOTAL148100.0
76) Using the scale given below, please indicate to what extent you feel the following are ministerial priorities for you. Please read through all the items, and then go back and evaluate. -- Forming a community in which people have a sense of mission and belonging (COMMUNTY)
TOTAL%
1) Very low priority21.3
2) 21.3
3) 53.2
4) 85.2
5) 1711.0
6) 3724.0
7) Very high priority8353.9
Missing5 
TOTAL154100.0
77) Using the scale given below, please indicate to what extent you feel the following are ministerial priorities for you. Please read through all the items, and then go back and evaluate. -- Clearly identifying and upholding the church's traditions and beliefs (TRADTION)
TOTAL%
1) Very low priority63.9
2) 85.3
3) 95.9
4) 1711.2
5) 2717.8
6) 2919.1
7) Very high priority5636.8
Missing7 
TOTAL152100.0
78) Using the scale given below, please indicate to what extent you feel the following are ministerial priorities for you. Please read through all the items, and then go back and evaluate. -- Being the liturgical leader of the community by presiding at eucharist and other sacraments (LTLEADER)
TOTAL%
1) Very low priority53.3
2) 10.7
3) 63.9
4) 74.6
5) 1912.5
6) 2617.1
7) Very high priority8857.9
Missing7 
TOTAL152100.0
79) Using the scale given below, please indicate to what extent you feel the following are ministerial priorities for you. Please read through all the items, and then go back and evaluate. -- Giving spiritual direction and leadership to the parish and individuals within it (LEADSHIP)
TOTAL%
1) Very low priority74.6
2) 63.9
3) 21.3
4) 138.6
5) 2717.8
6) 2818.4
7) Very high priority6945.4
Missing7 
TOTAL152100.0
80) Using the scale given below, please indicate to what extent you feel the following are ministerial priorities for you. Please read through all the items, and then go back and evaluate. -- Catechizing and educating (CATECHZ)
TOTAL%
1) Very low priority10.6
2) 31.9
3) 53.2
4) 1610.4
5) 3220.8
6) 4428.6
7) Very high priority5334.4
Missing5 
TOTAL154100.0
81) Using the scale given below, please indicate to what extent you feel the following are ministerial priorities for you. Please read through all the items, and then go back and evaluate. -- Living a celibate life as witness to the coming of the kingdom (CELIBACY)
TOTAL%
1) Very low priority1711.0
2) 63.9
3) 63.9
4) 2616.9
5) 1711.0
6) 2113.6
7) Very high priority6139.6
Missing5 
TOTAL154100.0
82) Using the scale given below, please indicate to what extent you feel the following are ministerial priorities for you. Please read through all the items, and then go back and evaluate. -- Living my personal life in a way that is consistent with gospel demands and as witness to Jesus Christ (GOSPLIFE)
TOTAL%
2) 10.7
4) 53.3
5) 1711.1
6) 2315.0
7) Very high priority10769.9
Missing6 
TOTAL153100.0
83) Using the scale given below, please indicate to what extent you feel the following are ministerial priorities for you. Please read through all the items, and then go back and evaluate. -- Developing new ministries and structures to more effectively serve the people (NEWSTRUC)
TOTAL%
1) Very low priority53.3
2) 85.3
3) 127.9
4) 2315.2
5) 3623.8
6) 3623.8
7) Very high priority3120.5
Missing8 
TOTAL151100.0
84) Using the scale given below, please indicate to what extent you feel the following are ministerial priorities for you. Please read through all the items, and then go back and evaluate. -- Developing my own spiritual life and prayer (SPRTLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Very low priority10.7
3) 32.0
4) 63.9
5) 1610.5
6) 3724.2
7) Very high priority9058.8
Missing6 
TOTAL153100.0
85) Using the scale given below, please indicate to what extent you feel the following are ministerial priorities for you. Please read through all the items, and then go back and evaluate. -- Preaching and homily preparation (PREACHNG)
TOTAL%
3) 21.3
4) 95.8
5) 1610.4
6) 4327.9
7) Very high priority8454.5
Missing5 
TOTAL154100.0
86) Using the scale given below, please indicate to what extent you feel the following are ministerial priorities for you. Please read through all the items, and then go back and evaluate. -- Counseling and advising on non-spiritual matters (COUSELNG)
TOTAL%
1) Very low priority74.6
2) 2214.6
3) 1912.6
4) 1912.6
5) 4529.8
6) 2717.9
7) Very high priority127.9
Missing8 
TOTAL151100.0
87) Using the scale given below, please indicate to what extent you feel the following are ministerial priorities for you. Please read through all the items, and then go back and evaluate. -- Actively promoting and encouraging vocations to the priesthood and other ministries (ENCOURAG)
TOTAL%
1) Very low priority74.7
2) 53.3
3) 64.0
4) 2516.7
5) 3322.0
6) 3624.0
7) Very high priority3825.3
Missing9 
TOTAL150100.0
88) Using the scale given below, please indicate to what extent you feel the following are ministerial priorities for you. Please read through all the items, and then go back and evaluate. -- Clearly identifying pastoral needs for African-American communities (NEEDPAST)
TOTAL%
1) Very low priority85.3
2) 63.9
3) 85.3
4) 117.2
5) 3019.7
6) 3925.7
7) Very high priority5032.9
Missing7 
TOTAL152100.0
89) Using the scale given below, please indicate to what extent you feel the following are ministerial priorities for you. Please read through all the items, and then go back and evaluate. -- Ministering to bring marginalized individuals into the community through effective evangelization and outreach. (OUTREACH)
TOTAL%
1) Very low priority42.6
2) 21.3
3) 127.9
4) 1610.6
5) 3925.8
6) 3422.5
7) Very high priority4429.1
Missing8 
TOTAL151100.0
90) Using the scale given below, please indicate to what extent you feel the following are ministerial priorities for you. Please read through all the items, and then go back and evaluate. -- Working with community organizations and political groups in social action activities to respond to the basic human needs of good clothing, housing, employment, etc. (SOCACTIV)
TOTAL%
1) Very low priority127.9
2) 117.2
3) 159.9
4) 2818.4
5) 3825.0
6) 2315.1
7) Very high priority2516.4
Missing7 
TOTAL152100.0
91) Using the scale given below, please indicate to what extent you feel the following are ministerial priorities for you. Please read through all the items, and then go back and evaluate. -- Direct personal ministry to basic human needs, such as food, housing, etc. (PERSONAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very low priority117.2
2) 106.5
3) 2113.7
4) 3321.6
5) 3220.9
6) 2214.4
7) Very high priority2415.7
Missing6 
TOTAL153100.0
92) Using the scale given below, please indicate to what extent you feel the following are ministerial priorities for you. Please read through all the items, and then go back and evaluate. -- Working on the problem of drug addiction and drug sales (DRUGSALE)
TOTAL%
1) Very low priority2315.0
2) 2013.1
3) 2315.0
4) 3019.6
5) 2717.6
6) 1811.8
7) Very high priority127.8
Missing6 
TOTAL153100.0
93) Using the scale given below, please indicate to what extent you feel the following are ministerial priorities for you. Please read through all the items, and then go back and evaluate. -- Ministering with single-parent families (SINGLEFM)
TOTAL%
1) Very low priority159.8
2) 1610.5
3) 3019.6
4) 2919.0
5) 3220.9
6) 2113.7
7) Very high priority106.5
Missing6 
TOTAL153100.0
94) Using the scale given below, please indicate to what extent you feel the following are ministerial priorities for you. Please read through all the items, and then go back and evaluate. -- Reaching out to the isolated aged (ISOLATED)
TOTAL%
1) Very low priority159.8
2) 138.5
3) 2113.7
4) 2214.4
5) 3824.8
6) 3120.3
7) Very high priority138.5
Missing6 
TOTAL153100.0
95) Using the scale given below, please indicate to what extent you feel the following are ministerial priorities for you. Please read through all the items, and then go back and evaluate. -- Working to increase neighborhood safety and reduce same-race crime (NHSAFETY)
TOTAL%
1) Very low priority2113.7
2) 1912.4
3) 2617.0
4) 2214.4
5) 2617.0
6) 2113.7
7) Very high priority1811.8
Missing6 
TOTAL153100.0
96) Using the scale given below, please indicate to what extent you feel the following are ministerial priorities for you. Please read through all the items, and then go back and evaluate. -- Youth ministry efforts, especially toward gang prevention (GANGPRVT)
TOTAL%
1) Very low priority2415.7
2) 159.8
3) 2315.0
4) 2214.4
5) 2818.3
6) 2315.0
7) Very high priority1811.8
Missing6 
TOTAL153100.0
97) Using the scale given below, please indicate to what extent you feel the following are ministerial priorities for you. Please read through all the items, and then go back and evaluate. -- Leading retreat programs (RETREATS)
TOTAL%
1) Very low priority3120.4
2) 138.6
3) 2617.1
4) 2919.1
5) 1811.8
6) 2214.5
7) Very high priority138.6
Missing7 
TOTAL152100.0
98) Using the scale given below, please indicate to what extent you feel the following are ministerial priorities for you. Please read through all the items, and then go back and evaluate. -- Leading Black Catholic Revival (REVIVALS)
TOTAL%
1) Very low priority3523.3
2) 1812.0
3) 1812.0
4) 2013.3
5) 2214.7
6) 1912.7
7) Very high priority1812.0
Missing9 
TOTAL150100.0
99) Using the scale given below, please indicate to what extent you feel the following are ministerial priorities for you. Please read through all the items, and then go back and evaluate. -- Increasing my knowledge and skills as a theologian (THEOLOGY)
TOTAL%
1) Very low priority10.7
2) 85.2
3) 127.8
4) 1610.5
5) 3422.2
6) 3120.3
7) Very high priority5133.3
Missing6 
TOTAL153100.0
100) Using the scale given below, please indicate to what extent you feel the following are ministerial priorities for you. Please read through all the items, and then go back and evaluate. -- Home or foreign missionary activity (MISSIONY)
TOTAL%
1) Very low priority3221.6
2) 2114.2
3) 2114.2
4) 2114.2
5) 1912.8
6) 149.5
7) Very high priority2013.5
Missing11 
TOTAL148100.0
101) Using the scale given below, please indicate to what extent you feel the following are ministerial priorities for you. Please read through all the items, and then go back and evaluate. -- Teaching or other work in high school, college or seminary (WORKSCHL)
TOTAL%
1) Very low priority3322.0
2) 1610.7
3) 106.7
4) 149.3
5) 2718.0
6) 2516.7
7) Very high priority2516.7
Missing9 
TOTAL150100.0
102) Using the scale given below, please indicate to what extent you feel the following are ministerial priorities for you. Please read through all the items, and then go back and evaluate. -- Being the final authority in the parish on all decisions (DECISION)
TOTAL%
1) Very low priority6544.2
2) 1812.2
3) 2013.6
4) 2215.0
5) 106.8
6) 106.8
7) Very high priority21.4
Missing12 
TOTAL147100.0
103) Using the scale given below, please indicate to what extent you feel the following are ministerial priorities for you. Please read through all the items, and then go back and evaluate. -- Creating a parish community where planning and decision-making are shared by priests, staff and people (SHAREDEC)
TOTAL%
1) Very low priority138.6
2) 53.3
3) 53.3
4) 117.2
5) 2214.5
6) 3825.0
7) Very high priority5838.2
Missing7 
TOTAL152100.0
104) Using the scale given below, please indicate to what extent you feel the following are ministerial priorities for you. Please read through all the items, and then go back and evaluate. -- Integrating African-American religious expression into Catholic worship and prayer (INTEGRAT)
TOTAL%
1) Very low priority96.0
2) 42.6
3) 117.3
4) 138.6
5) 1711.3
6) 3422.5
7) Very high priority6341.7
Missing8 
TOTAL151100.0
105) Using the scale given below, please indicate to what extent you feel the following are ministerial priorities for you. Please read through all the items, and then go back and evaluate. -- Actively work toward increasing sensitivity to racism in Church and society (SENSITVE)
TOTAL%
1) Very low priority42.6
2) 32.0
3) 42.6
4) 106.6
5) 2919.1
6) 2617.1
7) Very high priority7650.0
Missing7 
TOTAL152100.0
106) Using the scale given below, please indicate to what extent you feel the following are ministerial priorities for you. Please read through all the items, and then go back and evaluate. -- Prison ministry (PRISMINY)
TOTAL%
1) Very low priority5738.8
2) 1711.6
3) 149.5
4) 2517.0
5) 1510.2
6) 117.5
7) Very high priority85.4
Missing12 
TOTAL147100.0
107) Using the scale given below, please indicate to what extent you feel the following are ministerial priorities for you. Please read through all the items, and then go back and evaluate. -- Other (OTHPRACT)
TOTAL%
1) Very low priority414.8
4) 13.7
5) 311.1
6) 622.2
7) Very high priority1348.1
Missing132 
TOTAL27100.0
108) Please evaluate the following religious practices which you do, and how the use has changed since you entered the seminary, or became ordained, using the responses given below. -- Emmaus Group (EMMAUSGP)
TOTAL%
0) Never part of my spiritual life12884.2
1) Use has declined85.3
2) Use has stayed about the same53.3
3) Use has increased117.2
Missing7 
TOTAL152100.0
109) Please evaluate the following religious practices which you do, and how the use has changed since you entered the seminary, or became ordained, using the responses given below. -- Twelve-step program (STEPPROG)
TOTAL%
0) Never part of my spiritual life12280.3
1) Use has declined42.6
2) Use has stayed about the same85.3
3) Use has increased1811.8
Missing7 
TOTAL152100.0
110) Please evaluate the following religious practices which you do, and how the use has changed since you entered the seminary, or became ordained, using the responses given below. -- Revival (REVIVAL2)
TOTAL%
0) Never part of my spiritual life6241.1
1) Use has declined159.9
2) Use has stayed about the same4127.2
3) Use has increased3321.9
Missing8 
TOTAL151100.0
111) Please evaluate the following religious practices which you do, and how the use has changed since you entered the seminary, or became ordained, using the responses given below. -- Retreats (RETREAT2)
TOTAL%
0) Never part of my spiritual life53.3
1) Use has declined2315.0
2) Use has stayed about the same7045.8
3) Use has increased5535.9
Missing6 
TOTAL153100.0
112) Please evaluate the following religious practices which you do, and how the use has changed since you entered the seminary, or became ordained, using the responses given below. -- Prayer group (PRAYGRUP)
TOTAL%
0) Never part of my spiritual life4026.3
1) Use has declined3825.0
2) Use has stayed about the same4529.6
3) Use has increased2919.1
Missing7 
TOTAL152100.0
113) Please evaluate the following religious practices which you do, and how the use has changed since you entered the seminary, or became ordained, using the responses given below. -- Liturgical prayer (LITPRAYR)
TOTAL%
0) Never part of my spiritual life21.3
1) Use has declined63.9
2) Use has stayed about the same5536.2
3) Use has increased8958.6
Missing7 
TOTAL152100.0
114) Please evaluate the following religious practices which you do, and how the use has changed since you entered the seminary, or became ordained, using the responses given below. -- Rosary (ROSARIES)
TOTAL%
0) Never part of my spiritual life106.5
1) Use has declined5133.1
2) Use has stayed about the same5334.4
3) Use has increased4026.0
Missing5 
TOTAL154100.0
115) Please evaluate the following religious practices which you do, and how the use has changed since you entered the seminary, or became ordained, using the responses given below. -- Meditation (MEDITATE)
TOTAL%
1) Use has declined2315.2
2) Use has stayed about the same6241.1
3) Use has increased6643.7
Missing8 
TOTAL151100.0
116) Please evaluate the following religious practices which you do, and how the use has changed since you entered the seminary, or became ordained, using the responses given below. -- Divine office (DIVINEOF)
TOTAL%
0) Never part of my spiritual life32.0
1) Use has declined3422.4
2) Use has stayed about the same6341.4
3) Use has increased5234.2
Missing7 
TOTAL152100.0
117) Please evaluate the following religious practices which you do, and how the use has changed since you entered the seminary, or became ordained, using the responses given below. -- Devotional books (DEVBOOKS)
TOTAL%
0) Never part of my spiritual life159.8
1) Use has declined5737.3
2) Use has stayed about the same5334.6
3) Use has increased2818.3
Missing6 
TOTAL153100.0
118) Please evaluate the following religious practices which you do, and how the use has changed since you entered the seminary, or became ordained, using the responses given below. -- Gospel music (GOSMUSIC)
TOTAL%
0) Never part of my spiritual life2113.8
1) Use has declined1811.8
2) Use has stayed about the same3321.7
3) Use has increased8052.6
Missing7 
TOTAL152100.0
119) Please evaluate the following religious practices which you do, and how the use has changed since you entered the seminary, or became ordained, using the responses given below. -- Video/Audio tapes (VIDTAPES)
TOTAL%
0) Never part of my spiritual life4227.8
1) Use has declined2013.2
2) Use has stayed about the same4227.8
3) Use has increased4731.1
Missing8 
TOTAL151100.0
120) Please evaluate the following religious practices which you do, and how the use has changed since you entered the seminary, or became ordained, using the responses given below. -- Journal writing (JOURNALS)
TOTAL%
0) Never part of my spiritual life6845.9
1) Use has declined3523.6
2) Use has stayed about the same2718.2
3) Use has increased1812.2
Missing11 
TOTAL148100.0
121) Please evaluate the following religious practices which you do, and how the use has changed since you entered the seminary, or became ordained, using the responses given below. -- Other (OTPRIORT)
TOTAL%
0) Never part of my spiritual life211.1
1) Use has declined316.7
3) Use has increased1372.2
Missing141 
TOTAL18100.0
122) Please indicate how long, in years, it has been since you either entered the seminary/religious order (if you are a seminarian) or were ordained (if you are a priest). (YEARSSEM)
TOTAL%
1) 53.3
2) 42.7
3) 96.0
4) 64.0
5) 106.7
6) 42.7
7) 32.0
10) 64.0
11) 10.7
12) 64.0
13) 85.3
14) 85.3
15) 21.3
16) 64.0
17) 64.0
18) 85.3
19) 21.3
20) 21.3
21) 10.7
22) 10.7
23) 21.3
24) 10.7
25) 42.7
26) 32.0
27) 21.3
28) 53.3
30) 42.7
31) 21.3
32) 42.7
33) 10.7
34) 32.0
35) 21.3
36) 21.3
37) 21.3
40) 21.3
41) 10.7
42) 21.3
43) 10.7
44) 10.7
45) 21.3
46) 10.7
47) 10.7
50) 21.3
51) 10.7
52) 10.7
Missing9 
TOTAL150100.0
123) Are you affiliated with the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus? (MEMNBCCC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12177.6
2) No3522.4
Missing3 
TOTAL156100.0
124) Are you affiliated with any fraternal organization, e.g., Knights of Peter Claver? (FRATRNAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7246.2
2) No8453.8
Missing3 
TOTAL156100.0
125) Please evaluate your comfortableness and satisfaction with your vocational choice AT THIS TIME, using a number from 0 to 100, with 0 meaning total lack of comfortableness and maximum dissatisfaction, and with 100 representing complete comfortableness and maximum satisfaction. (COMFORTS)
TOTAL%
10) 10.6
20) 10.6
25) 10.6
40) 10.6
45) 21.3
50) 42.6
55) 10.6
56) 10.6
60) 21.3
62) 10.6
65) 21.3
68) 10.6
70) 31.9
75) 95.8
80) 21.3
84) 10.6
85) 117.1
88) 10.6
90) 3120.1
95) 2415.6
98) 42.6
99) 95.8
100) 4126.6
Missing5 
TOTAL154100.0
126) Using the scale given below, please express your agreement or disagreement with the following statements about the seminary. For priests, please respond as you might have when you WERE a seminarian. -- The academic courses here appear relevant to my projected needs in ministry. (ACADEMIC)
TOTAL%
1) Very strongly disagree96.1
2) 117.5
3) 138.8
4) 3221.8
5) 2517.0
6) 3523.8
7) Very strongly agree2215.0
Missing12 
TOTAL147100.0
127) Using the scale given below, please express your agreement or disagreement with the following statements about the seminary. For priests, please respond as you might have when you WERE a seminarian. -- My relationship with my family has improved since I became a seminarian. (CULTURES)
TOTAL%
1) Very strongly disagree149.6
2) 74.8
3) 96.2
4) 2617.8
5) 2215.1
6) 3020.5
7) Very strongly agree3826.0
Missing13 
TOTAL146100.0
128) Using the scale given below, please express your agreement or disagreement with the following statements about the seminary. For priests, please respond as you might have when you WERE a seminarian. -- The study of African-American history and culture is encouraged for members of other ethnic groups here. (NONSEMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very strongly disagree7550.7
2) 3020.3
3) 85.4
4) 74.7
5) 117.4
6) 85.4
7) Very strongly agree96.1
Missing11 
TOTAL148100.0
129) Using the scale given below, please express your agreement or disagreement with the following statements about the seminary. For priests, please respond as you might have when you WERE a seminarian. -- I have made many friends among seminarians who are not African-American. (NONBLACK)
TOTAL%
1) Very strongly disagree53.4
2) 32.0
3) 64.1
4) 96.1
5) 2416.2
6) 3221.6
7) Very strongly agree6946.6
Missing11 
TOTAL148100.0
130) Using the scale given below, please express your agreement or disagreement with the following statements about the seminary. For priests, please respond as you might have when you WERE a seminarian. -- Most people here have a difficult time understanding African-American culture and people. (UNDERSTD)
TOTAL%
1) Very strongly disagree96.0
2) 117.4
3) 96.0
4) 96.0
5) 2416.1
6) 3020.1
7) Very strongly agree5738.3
Missing10 
TOTAL149100.0
131) Using the scale given below, please express your agreement or disagreement with the following statements about the seminary. For priests, please respond as you might have when you WERE a seminarian. -- I feel very comfortable, being an African-American, here. (COMFRTBL)
TOTAL%
1) Very strongly disagree106.8
2) 1610.8
3) 149.5
4) 149.5
5) 2013.5
6) 2315.5
7) Very strongly agree5134.5
Missing11 
TOTAL148100.0
132) Using the scale given below, please express your agreement or disagreement with the following statements about the seminary. For priests, please respond as you might have when you WERE a seminarian. -- My family and friends have always supported my vocational choice. (SUPPORTD)
TOTAL%
1) Very strongly disagree53.3
2) 53.3
3) 95.9
4) 117.2
5) 1610.5
6) 2919.1
7) Very strongly agree7750.7
Missing7 
TOTAL152100.0
133) Using the scale given below, please express your agreement or disagreement with the following statements about the seminary. For priests, please respond as you might have when you WERE a seminarian. -- I can relate well with seminary officials in authority or leadership roles here. (RELATION)
TOTAL%
1) Very strongly disagree1711.3
2) 74.6
3) 149.3
4) 2214.6
5) 2516.6
6) 3422.5
7) Very strongly agree3221.2
Missing8 
TOTAL151100.0
134) Using the scale given below, please express your agreement or disagreement with the following statements about the seminary. For priests, please respond as you might have when you WERE a seminarian. -- Non-African-American seminarians relate well to me, can appreciate my culture. (APPRECAT)
TOTAL%
1) Very strongly disagree85.4
2) 1711.5
3) 1711.5
4) 3523.6
5) 3624.3
6) 2013.5
7) Very strongly agree1510.1
Missing11 
TOTAL148100.0
135) Using the scale given below, please express your agreement or disagreement with the following statements about the seminary. For priests, please respond as you might have when you WERE a seminarian. -- My friends from pre-seminary days have always supported my vocational choice. (PRESMINY)
TOTAL%
1) Very strongly disagree96.1
2) 53.4
3) 85.4
4) 2315.6
5) 2517.0
6) 3523.8
7) Very strongly agree4228.6
Missing12 
TOTAL147100.0
136) Using the scale given below, please express your agreement or disagreement with the following statements about the seminary. For priests, please respond as you might have when you WERE a seminarian. -- I have come to know my cultural roots better since coming to the seminary. (MYROOTS)
TOTAL%
1) Very strongly disagree4631.3
2) 117.5
3) 149.5
4) 106.8
5) 149.5
6) 2315.6
7) Very strongly agree2919.7
Missing12 
TOTAL147100.0
137) Using the scale given below, please express your agreement or disagreement with the following statements about the seminary. For priests, please respond as you might have when you WERE a seminarian. -- I have increased in good feelings about who I am, where I come from, and have felt my confidence and self-concept grow. (CONFIDNT)
TOTAL%
1) Very strongly disagree1611.0
2) 96.2
3) 96.2
4) 138.9
5) 1711.6
6) 3020.5
7) Very strongly agree5235.6
Missing13 
TOTAL146100.0
138) Using the scale given below, please express your agreement or disagreement with the following statements about the seminary. For priests, please respond as you might have when you WERE a seminarian. -- There is provision for safely expressing my opinions here. (EXPRESSN)
TOTAL%
1) Very strongly disagree2215.0
2) 1711.6
3) 1711.6
4) 2215.0
5) 2718.4
6) 2215.0
7) Very strongly agree2013.6
Missing12 
TOTAL147100.0
139) Using the scale given below, please express your agreement or disagreement with the following statements about the seminary. For priests, please respond as you might have when you WERE a seminarian. -- I have never felt vulnerable or helpless here. (HELPLESS)
TOTAL%
1) Very strongly disagree3825.7
2) 2718.2
3) 128.1
4) 2214.9
5) 1912.8
6) 1711.5
7) Very strongly agree138.8
Missing11 
TOTAL148100.0
140) Using the scale given below, please express your agreement or disagreement with the following statements about the seminary. For priests, please respond as you might have when you WERE a seminarian. -- I feel comfortable in expressing myself in ways appropriate to my culture and background here. (BACKGRND)
TOTAL%
1) Very strongly disagree2517.0
2) 2416.3
3) 117.5
4) 2416.3
5) 149.5
6) 2819.0
7) Very strongly agree2114.3
Missing12 
TOTAL147100.0
141) Using the scale given below, please express your agreement or disagreement with the following statements about the seminary. For priests, please respond as you might have when you WERE a seminarian. -- The Diocesan Vocation Director or Religious Formation Director has been helpful to me. (HELPFULS)
TOTAL%
1) Very strongly disagree3322.8
2) 1913.1
3) 85.5
4) 2114.5
5) 1913.1
6) 2517.2
7) Very strongly agree2013.8
Missing14 
TOTAL145100.0
142) Using the scale given below, please express your agreement or disagreement with the following statements about the seminary. For priests, please respond as you might have when you WERE a seminarian. -- There has been an emphasis on preparing for African-American ministry, even for those seminarians who are not African-American. (BLCKPREP)
TOTAL%
1) Very strongly disagree7852.7
2) 2516.9
3) 128.1
4) 74.7
5) 106.8
6) 106.8
7) Very strongly agree64.1
Missing11 
TOTAL148100.0
143) Using the scale given below, please express your agreement or disagreement with the following statements about the seminary. For priests, please respond as you might have when you WERE a seminarian. -- Overall, as an African-American seminarian, I feel satisfied with the seminary program, personnel and life. (LIKEPROG)
TOTAL%
1) Very strongly disagree3221.9
2) 1812.3
3) 2114.4
4) 2617.8
5) 2114.4
6) 1510.3
7) Very strongly agree138.9
Missing13 
TOTAL146100.0
144) Using the scale given below, please express your agreement or disagreement with the following statements about the seminary. For priests, please respond as you might have when you WERE a seminarian. -- My family feels comfortable in visiting the seminary. (VISITING)
TOTAL%
1) Very strongly disagree1410.4
2) 1410.4
3) 107.4
4) 1611.9
5) 1511.1
6) 3525.9
7) Very strongly agree3123.0
Missing24 
TOTAL135100.0
145) Using the scale given below, please express your agreement or disagreement with the following statements about the seminary. For priests, please respond as you might have when you WERE a seminarian. -- Food items particular to African-American culture appear on the menu here. (BLCKFOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Very strongly disagree7453.6
2) 2316.7
3) 75.1
4) 107.2
5) 107.2
6) 118.0
7) Very strongly agree32.2
Missing21 
TOTAL138100.0
146) Using the scale given below, please express your agreement or disagreement with the following statements about the seminary. For priests, please respond as you might have when you WERE a seminarian. -- I have a difficult time in integrating my spirituality and prayer into the spirituality here. (DIFFICLT)
TOTAL%
1) Very strongly disagree3523.5
2) 1912.8
3) 2617.4
4) 2416.1
5) 2013.4
6) 1711.4
7) Very strongly agree85.4
Missing10 
TOTAL149100.0
147) Using the scale given below, please express your agreement or disagreement with the following statements about the seminary. For priests, please respond as you might have when you WERE a seminarian. -- There are few things or people who make me feel uncomfortable or second-rate. (NOTCOMFT)
TOTAL%
1) Very strongly disagree2215.1
2) 1510.3
3) 2013.7
4) 2517.1
5) 2416.4
6) 3020.5
7) Very strongly agree106.8
Missing13 
TOTAL146100.0
148) Using the scale given below, please express your agreement or disagreement with the following statements about the seminary. For priests, please respond as you might have when you WERE a seminarian. -- I feel a strong need to be academically successful to meet my family's expectations. (FMEXPECT)
TOTAL%
1) Very strongly disagree4026.7
2) 1711.3
3) 149.3
4) 1610.7
5) 117.3
6) 2617.3
7) Very strongly agree2617.3
Missing9 
TOTAL150100.0
149) Using the scale given below, please express your agreement or disagreement with the following statements about the seminary. For priests, please respond as you might have when you WERE a seminarian. -- The seminary makes efforts to help me understand my roots and culture. (RTSCULTR)
TOTAL%
1) Very strongly disagree6242.5
2) 2718.5
3) 1611.0
4) 1913.0
5) 85.5
6) 85.5
7) Very strongly agree64.1
Missing13 
TOTAL146100.0
150) Using the scale given below, please express your agreement or disagreement with the following statements about the seminary. For priests, please respond as you might have when you WERE a seminarian. -- Adequate practicum or mentoring experiences in the African-American community are available here. (MNTORNG)
TOTAL%
1) Very strongly disagree7048.6
2) 2013.9
3) 128.3
4) 1711.8
5) 85.6
6) 128.3
7) Very strongly agree53.5
Missing15 
TOTAL144100.0
151) Using the scale given below, please express your agreement or disagreement with the following statements about the seminary. For priests, please respond as you might have when you WERE a seminarian. -- There are enough African-American role models here. (ROLEMODL)
TOTAL%
1) Very strongly disagree10070.9
2) 128.5
3) 64.3
4) 42.8
5) 64.3
6) 85.7
7) Very strongly agree53.5
Missing18 
TOTAL141100.0
152) Using the scale given below, please express your agreement or disagreement with the following statements about the seminary. For priests, please respond as you might have when you WERE a seminarian. -- I have not felt a sense of separation from my family or background since coming here. (SEPARATE)
TOTAL%
1) Very strongly disagree4127.5
2) 1610.7
3) 2416.1
4) 96.0
5) 1711.4
6) 1510.1
7) Very strongly agree2718.1
Missing10 
TOTAL149100.0
153) Using the scale given below, please express your agreement or disagreement with the following statements about the seminary. For priests, please respond as you might have when you WERE a seminarian. -- I feel that superiors and faculty expect a higher level of performance from African-American seminarians than from others. (MOREEXPT)
TOTAL%
1) Very strongly disagree3926.7
2) 2114.4
3) 96.2
4) 1812.3
5) 149.6
6) 2215.1
7) Very strongly agree2315.8
Missing13 
TOTAL146100.0
154) Using the scale given below, please express your agreement or disagreement with the following statements about the seminary. For priests, please respond as you might have when you WERE a seminarian. -- I expect that my racial background will be an advantage in future dealings with my bishop/superiors. (ADVANTAG)
TOTAL%
1) Very strongly disagree3624.8
2) 2114.5
3) 106.9
4) 2517.2
5) 1711.7
6) 1812.4
7) Very strongly agree1812.4
Missing14 
TOTAL145100.0
155) Using the scale given below, please express your agreement or disagreement with the following statements about the seminary. For priests, please respond as you might have when you WERE a seminarian. -- I think that other people, too, will regard my race as a plus, rather than a minus. (RACEGOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Very strongly disagree2718.8
2) 149.7
3) 106.9
4) 3222.2
5) 2819.4
6) 1711.8
7) Very strongly agree1611.1
Missing15 
TOTAL144100.0
156) Using the scale given below, please express your agreement or disagreement with the following statements about the seminary. For priests, please respond as you might have when you WERE a seminarian. -- I sometimes wonder if I will be completely happy as a priest. (HAPPINES)
TOTAL%
1) Very strongly disagree3624.8
2) 1812.4
3) 1510.3
4) 1812.4
5) 2517.2
6) 1711.7
7) Very strongly agree1611.0
Missing14 
TOTAL145100.0
157) Religious Order (RELORDER)
TOTAL%
1) 148.9
2) 31.9
3) 85.1
4) 31.9
5) 10.6
6) 21.3
7) 63.8
8) 10.6
9) 85.1
10) 31.9
11) 10.6
12) 10.6
13) 21.3
14) 42.5
15) 21.3
16) 21.3
17) 10.6
18) 10.6
19) 21.3
20) 10.6
21) 10.6
99) 9157.6
Missing1 
TOTAL158100.0
158) I-AGE: What is your age? (recoded for use with on-line analysis task) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) 21-29159.7
1) 30-392918.7
2) 40-494931.6
3) 50-644428.4
4) 65&over1811.6
Missing4 
TOTAL155100.0
159) I-INCOME: Please check which response best describes your total family income, from all sources, now if you are a seminarian. If you are ordained, think of 1992 dollars and choose the category which best describes your family income.(recoded for use with on-line analysis task) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
0) <15K4934.0
1) 15K-19,9992416.7
2) 20K-29,9992819.4
3) 30K-39,9992316.0
4) 40K&over2013.9
Missing15 
TOTAL144100.0
160) I-RELIGION: Which statement best describes your family? (for use with on-line analysis task) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Predominantly Protestant or non-Christian background4528.8
2) Mixed religious affiliations4025.6
3) Predominantly Catholic background7145.5
Missing3 
TOTAL156100.0