Phase I of the National Study on the Permanent Diaconate: A Survey of Catholic Deacons, 1995

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) In addition to a personal call from God, what primarily caused you to consider the diaconate? (DIACONAT)
TOTAL%
1) I was inspired by the ministry of another deacon.32210.7
2) I was inspired by the ministry of a priest.32310.7
3) I felt a need to deepen the service(s) I was already giving184461.0
4) My wife and family encouraged me to become a deacon.1404.6
5) Other39413.0
Missing21 
TOTAL3023100.0
2) Did you ever consider studying for the priesthood? (STDYPRST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes158852.4
2) No144447.6
Missing12 
TOTAL3032100.0
3) If you considered studying for the priesthood, how much would you say this influenced your becoming a deacon? (PRSTDEAC)
TOTAL%
1) It was a primary influence.19210.4
2) It was a strong influence, but not primary.47725.8
3) It was some influence, but not very strong.40021.7
4) It was little to no influence.40822.1
5) Does not pertain37020.0
Missing1197 
TOTAL1847100.0
4) Using the scale below, how would rate your relationship with the following? -- The bishop (RTBSHP)
TOTAL%
1) I feel like a team member whose work is personally appreciated.88830.2
2) I feel like a team member whose work is not known personally, but which is appreciated.130944.5
3) There is very little feeling of being a team member whose work is appreciated.36412.4
4) There is no feeling of being a team member whose work is appreciated.2929.9
5) Does not pertain913.1
Missing100 
TOTAL2944100.0
5) Using the scale below, how would rate your relationship with the following? -- Diocesan/religious priests I associate with in ministry (RTPRSTS)
TOTAL%
1) I feel like a team member whose work is personally appreciated.137846.9
2) I feel like a team member whose work is not known personally, but which is appreciated.82228.0
3) There is very little feeling of being a team member whose work is appreciated.48416.5
4) There is no feeling of being a team member whose work is appreciated.1685.7
5) Does not pertain862.9
Missing106 
TOTAL2938100.0
6) Using the scale below, how would rate your relationship with the following? -- Diocesan offices with whom I work (RTDIOCSN)
TOTAL%
1) I feel like a team member whose work is personally appreciated.80328.2
2) I feel like a team member whose work is not known personally, but which is appreciated.81428.6
3) There is very little feeling of being a team member whose work is appreciated.38913.6
4) There is no feeling of being a team member whose work is appreciated.2408.4
5) Does not pertain60521.2
Missing193 
TOTAL2851100.0
7) Using the scale below, how would rate your relationship with the following? -- My pastor (RTPASTOR)
TOTAL%
1) I feel like a team member whose work is personally appreciated.217873.3
2) I feel like a team member whose work is not known personally, but which is appreciated.2357.9
3) There is very little feeling of being a team member whose work is appreciated.30610.3
4) There is no feeling of being a team member whose work is appreciated.1936.5
5) Does not pertain602.0
Missing72 
TOTAL2972100.0
8) Using the scale below, how would rate your relationship with the following? -- My parish (RTPARISH)
TOTAL%
1) I feel like a team member whose work is personally appreciated.199266.9
2) I feel like a team member whose work is not known personally, but which is appreciated.68923.1
3) There is very little feeling of being a team member whose work is appreciated.1474.9
4) There is no feeling of being a team member whose work is appreciated.862.9
5) Does not pertain632.1
Missing67 
TOTAL2977100.0
9) Using the scale below, how would rate your relationship with the following? -- My supervisor (RTSUPRVS)
TOTAL%
1) I feel like a team member whose work is personally appreciated.140151.6
2) I feel like a team member whose work is not known personally, but which is appreciated.2077.6
3) There is very little feeling of being a team member whose work is appreciated.1324.9
4) There is no feeling of being a team member whose work is appreciated.903.3
5) Does not pertain88732.6
Missing327 
TOTAL2717100.0
10) Using the scale below, how would rate your relationship with the following? -- Other deacons with whom I work (RTOTHERS)
TOTAL%
1) I feel like a team member whose work is personally appreciated.158054.4
2) I feel like a team member whose work is not known personally, but which is appreciated.67423.2
3) There is very little feeling of being a team member whose work is appreciated.1806.2
4) There is no feeling of being a team member whose work is appreciated.652.2
5) Does not pertain40614.0
Missing139 
TOTAL2905100.0
11) Using the scale below, how would rate your relationship with the following? -- Lay parish staff (RTLAYSTF)
TOTAL%
1) I feel like a team member whose work is personally appreciated.163956.2
2) I feel like a team member whose work is not known personally, but which is appreciated.64422.1
3) There is very little feeling of being a team member whose work is appreciated.2759.4
4) There is no feeling of being a team member whose work is appreciated.1364.7
5) Does not pertain2237.6
Missing127 
TOTAL2917100.0
12) Using the scale below, how would rate your relationship with the following? -- My parish council (RTCOUNCL)
TOTAL%
1) I feel like a team member whose work is personally appreciated.123043.1
2) I feel like a team member whose work is not known personally, but which is appreciated.68924.1
3) There is very little feeling of being a team member whose work is appreciated.2699.4
4) There is no feeling of being a team member whose work is appreciated.1886.6
5) Does not pertain48016.8
Missing188 
TOTAL2856100.0
13) Using the scale below, how would rate your relationship with the following? -- Sisters with whom I work (RTSISTRS)
TOTAL%
1) I feel like a team member whose work is personally appreciated.113040.6
2) I feel like a team member whose work is not known personally, but which is appreciated.35312.7
3) There is very little feeling of being a team member whose work is appreciated.1696.1
4) There is no feeling of being a team member whose work is appreciated.1154.1
5) Does not pertain101736.5
Missing260 
TOTAL2784100.0
14) How would you describe your role? (YOURROLE)
TOTAL%
1) There is a written role description, and it is followed.112137.5
2) There is a written role description, but it is not followed.2949.8
3) There is no written role description, just a mutual understanding, which works well.123541.3
4) There is no written role description, just a mutual understanding, which does not work well.1786.0
5) Other arrangement(s).1605.4
Missing56 
TOTAL2988100.0
15) Using the scale below, how would you rate the vision of the permanent diaconate by the following persons? -- The bishop (PDBISHOP)
TOTAL%
1) There is a very clear vision of the role of the diaconate.167857.0
2) There is somewhat of an understanding of its role, but nothing very specific.66822.7
3) There is some confusion about its role.2197.4
4) There is much confusion about its role.1284.3
5) I don't really know.2398.1
6) NA120.4
Missing100 
TOTAL2944100.0
16) Using the scale below, how would you rate the vision of the permanent diaconate by the following persons? -- Diocesan priests I have met (PDDIPRST)
TOTAL%
1) There is a very clear vision of the role of the diaconate.53017.9
2) There is somewhat of an understanding of its role, but nothing very specific.125542.5
3) There is some confusion about its role.81427.5
4) There is much confusion about its role.30510.3
5) I don't really know.451.5
6) NA70.2
Missing88 
TOTAL2956100.0
17) Using the scale below, how would you rate the vision of the permanent diaconate by the following persons? -- The pastor (PDPASTOR)
TOTAL%
1) There is a very clear vision of the role of the diaconate.177959.8
2) There is somewhat of an understanding of its role, but nothing very specific.72024.2
3) There is some confusion about its role.2367.9
4) There is much confusion about its role.1474.9
5) I don't really know.521.7
6) NA411.4
Missing69 
TOTAL2975100.0
18) Using the scale below, how would you rate the vision of the permanent diaconate by the following persons? -- My supervisor (PDSUPRVS)
TOTAL%
1) There is a very clear vision of the role of the diaconate.123345.3
2) There is somewhat of an understanding of its role, but nothing very specific.37113.6
3) There is some confusion about its role.1033.8
4) There is much confusion about its role.612.2
5) I don't really know.802.9
6) NA87132.0
Missing325 
TOTAL2719100.0
19) Using the scale below, how would you rate the vision of the permanent diaconate by the following persons? -- The parishioners (PDPRSHRS)
TOTAL%
1) There is a very clear vision of the role of the diaconate.40613.6
2) There is somewhat of an understanding of its role, but nothing very specific.126942.6
3) There is some confusion about its role.89330.0
4) There is much confusion about its role.32510.9
5) I don't really know.612.0
6) NA250.8
Missing65 
TOTAL2979100.0
20) Using the scale below, how would you rate the vision of the permanent diaconate by the following persons? -- Lay parish (PDPARISH)
TOTAL%
1) There is a very clear vision of the role of the diaconate.81728.0
2) There is somewhat of an understanding of its role, but nothing very specific.114339.2
3) There is some confusion about its role.50617.3
4) There is much confusion about its role.2117.2
5) I don't really know.812.8
6) NA1595.5
Missing127 
TOTAL2917100.0
21) Using the scale below, how would you rate the vision of the permanent diaconate by the following persons? -- My wife (PDWIFE)
TOTAL%
1) There is a very clear vision of the role of the diaconate.235281.9
2) There is somewhat of an understanding of its role, but nothing very specific.30810.7
3) There is some confusion about its role.551.9
4) There is much confusion about its role.220.8
5) I don't really know.160.6
6) NA1184.1
Missing173 
TOTAL2871100.0
22) Using the scale below, how would you rate the vision of the permanent diaconate by the following persons? -- My children (PDCHILD)
TOTAL%
1) There is a very clear vision of the role of the diaconate.154053.5
2) There is somewhat of an understanding of its role, but nothing very specific.84729.4
3) There is some confusion about its role.2017.0
4) There is much confusion about its role.401.4
5) I don't really know.582.0
6) NA1956.8
Missing163 
TOTAL2881100.0
23) Using the scale below, how would you rate the vision of the permanent diaconate by the following persons? -- Diocesan permanent deacons (PDDEACON)
TOTAL%
1) There is a very clear vision of the role of the diaconate.168157.2
2) There is somewhat of an understanding of its role, but nothing very specific.72524.7
3) There is some confusion about its role.39013.3
4) There is much confusion about its role.722.5
5) I don't really know.511.7
6) NA190.6
Missing106 
TOTAL2938100.0
24) Using the scale below, how would you rate the vision of the permanent diaconate by the following persons? -- The parish council (PDCOUNCL)
TOTAL%
1) There is a very clear vision of the role of the diaconate.55719.4
2) There is somewhat of an understanding of its role, but nothing very specific.107737.6
3) There is some confusion about its role.48817.0
4) There is much confusion about its role.1876.5
5) I don't really know.1906.6
6) NA36912.9
Missing176 
TOTAL2868100.0
25) Using the scale below, how would you rate the vision of the permanent diaconate by the following persons? -- Sisters with whom I work (PDSISTER)
TOTAL%
1) There is a very clear vision of the role of the diaconate.71525.7
2) There is somewhat of an understanding of its role, but nothing very specific.62722.6
3) There is some confusion about its role.2408.6
4) There is much confusion about its role.1334.8
5) I don't really know.1525.5
6) NA91232.8
Missing265 
TOTAL2779100.0
26) How often do you meet with parish staff to discuss your participation in parish ministry? (MEETSTFF)
TOTAL%
1) Almost weekly54418.1
2) Every few weeks30610.2
3) Monthly56118.7
4) Every few months2167.2
5) A few times in the year35111.7
6) Almost never85928.6
7) NA, not in a parish1675.6
Missing40 
TOTAL3004100.0
27) Other than deacons with whom you work regularly, how often do you meet with other deacons to share ideas or pray together? (MEETDEAC)
TOTAL%
1) Almost always913.0
2) Every few weeks1284.2
3) Monthly66722.0
4) Every few months72123.8
5) A few times in the year94531.2
6) Almost never47515.7
Missing17 
TOTAL3027100.0
28) How would you rate your sense of the needs of the diocese? I discuss the needs of the diocese with persons who have knowledge of them: (NDDIOCES)
TOTAL%
1) To a large degree50616.7
2) To some degree119039.3
3) A little51517.0
4) Rarely59719.7
5) Never2217.3
Missing15 
TOTAL3029100.0
29) How well informed are you about diocesan meetings? (DIOCMTGS)
TOTAL%
1) I receive regular announcements.207368.7
2) Communication about them is irregular.52517.4
3) I receive very little to no communication about them.41813.9
Missing28 
TOTAL3016100.0
30) How often do you attend diocesan meetings for deacons, when you are invited? (ATTDMTGS)
TOTAL%
1) I almost always attend.148249.0
2) I attend with some frequency.76425.3
3) I seldom attend.40013.2
4) I almost never attend.1886.2
5) We never have diocesan meetings for deacons.1906.3
Missing20 
TOTAL3024100.0
31) If you "seldom" or "almost never attend," why is this so (see ATTDMTGS)? Please mark only those responses which pertain to you and rank them, with #1 being the first reason, #2 your second, etc. -- I feel diocesan meetings generally do not speak to diaconal interests. (RKDIOMTG)
TOTAL%
1) 9441.8
2) 5424.0
3) 3816.9
4) 3415.1
5) 52.2
Missing2819 
TOTAL225100.0
32) If you "seldom" or "almost never attend," why is this so (see ATTDMTGS)? Please mark only those responses which pertain to you and rank them, with #1 being the first reason, #2 your second, etc. -- I have all I can do to attend local parish meetings. (RKPRSMTG)
TOTAL%
1) 9241.6
2) 6127.6
3) 4018.1
4) 2611.8
5) 20.9
Missing2823 
TOTAL221100.0
33) If you "seldom" or "almost never attend," why is this so (see ATTDMTGS)? Please mark only those responses which pertain to you and rank them, with #1 being the first reason, #2 your second, etc. -- Distance makes it very difficult to attend. (RKDISTAN)
TOTAL%
1) 11945.6
2) 8432.2
3) 2810.7
4) 259.6
5) 51.9
Missing2783 
TOTAL261100.0
34) If you "seldom" or "almost never attend," why is this so (see ATTDMTGS)? Please mark only those responses which pertain to you and rank them, with #1 being the first reason, #2 your second, etc. -- The timing of diocesan meetings does not coincide with the time available to me. (RKAVAILB)
TOTAL%
1) 17953.4
2) 10431.0
3) 3510.4
4) 154.5
5) 20.6
Missing2709 
TOTAL335100.0
35) If you "seldom" or "almost never attend," why is this so (see ATTDMTGS)? Please mark only those responses which pertain to you and rank them, with #1 being the first reason, #2 your second, etc. -- Other. (RKOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) 8464.6
2) 2620.0
3) 96.9
4) 21.5
5) 96.9
Missing2914 
TOTAL130100.0
36) From the time you first began diaconal training to the day of ordination, how long was your total preparation? (Please respond in years. Any time over a half of a year should be considered a full year. Any time below half of a year should not be counted.) (TRAINING)
TOTAL%
1) One year90.3
2) Two years2879.6
3) Three years131643.9
4) Four years98432.9
5) Five years2959.8
6) Six years541.8
7) Seven years291.0
8) Eight years130.4
9) Nine years80.3
Missing49 
TOTAL2995100.0
37) How would you evaluate the training you received in formation? (EVALTRNG)
TOTAL%
1) In all of my courses, I felt I was being taught as if I were a young college student or seminarian.2448.2
2) In a good number of my courses, I felt I was being taught as a young college student or seminarian.43514.5
3) In a good number of courses, I felt I was being taught as a grown adult with experience.126342.2
4) In all of my courses, I felt I was being taught as a grown adult with experience.104935.1
Missing53 
TOTAL2991100.0
38) Using the scale below, how would you evaluate the courses you received in formation? -- Ecclesiology (EVCOURSE)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent92632.7
2) Good124344.0
3) Fair43915.5
4) Poor692.4
5) Did not have a course in this1515.3
Missing216 
TOTAL2828100.0
39) Using the scale below, how would you evaluate the courses you received in formation? -- Sacred Scripture (EVSCRIPT)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent158554.8
2) Good98434.0
3) Fair2528.7
4) Poor561.9
5) Did not have a course in this140.5
Missing153 
TOTAL2891100.0
40) Using the scale below, how would you evaluate the courses you received in formation? -- Spiritual theology (EVTHEOLG)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent100835.3
2) Good114640.1
3) Fair46716.4
4) Poor1113.9
5) Did not have a course in this1234.3
Missing189 
TOTAL2855100.0
41) Using the scale below, how would you evaluate the courses you received in formation? -- Liturgical theology (EVLITRGY)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent84429.5
2) Good99634.8
3) Fair63322.1
4) Poor2318.1
5) Did not have a course in this1545.4
Missing186 
TOTAL2858100.0
42) Using the scale below, how would you evaluate the courses you received in formation? -- Christology (EVCHRIST)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent118741.5
2) Good112239.2
3) Fair38113.3
4) Poor953.3
5) Did not have a course in this762.7
Missing183 
TOTAL2861100.0
43) Using the scale below, how would you evaluate the courses you received in formation? -- Moral theology (EVMORAL)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent108837.9
2) Good109138.0
3) Fair46816.3
4) Poor1575.5
5) Did not have a course in this652.3
Missing175 
TOTAL2869100.0
44) Using the scale below, how would you evaluate the courses you received in formation? -- Catechetics (EVCATECH)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent59621.2
2) Good105337.5
3) Fair62322.2
4) Poor1766.3
5) NA36212.9
Missing234 
TOTAL2810100.0
45) Using the scale below, how would you evaluate the courses you received in formation? -- Church history (EVHISTRY)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent99134.6
2) Good98934.6
3) Fair51017.8
4) Poor1876.5
5) Did not have a course in this1846.4
Missing183 
TOTAL2861100.0
46) Using the scale below, how would you evaluate the courses you received in formation? -- Canon law (EVCANON)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent74025.9
2) Good91131.9
3) Fair64922.7
4) Poor31010.9
5) Did not have a course in this2468.6
Missing188 
TOTAL2856100.0
47) Using the scale below, how would you evaluate the courses you received in formation? -- Homiletics (EVHOMILY)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent112639.0
2) Good88330.6
3) Fair52818.3
4) Poor2418.4
5) Did not have a course in this1063.7
Missing160 
TOTAL2884100.0
48) Using the scale below, how would you evaluate the courses you received in formation? -- Counseling (EVCOUNSL)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent61021.4
2) Good80528.3
3) Fair61921.7
4) Poor35312.4
5) Did not have a course in this46016.2
Missing197 
TOTAL2847100.0
49) Using the scale below, how would you evaluate the courses you received in formation? -- Vatican II documents (EVVATII)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent65723.0
2) Good97234.0
3) Fair64922.7
4) Poor2247.8
5) Did not have a course in this35812.5
Missing184 
TOTAL2860100.0
50) How well do you feel your talents are utilized in your ministry? (TALENTS)
TOTAL%
1) Used very much186161.5
2) Used somewhat82827.3
3) Used sparingly2578.5
4) Little to never used822.7
Missing16 
TOTAL3028100.0
51) Using the scale below, in your formation how much emphasis was given to social ministries, like ministering to groups such as the physically impaired, the destitute, those of various cultures, etc.? (SOCMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very strong emphasis38712.8
2) Somewhat strong emphasis60820.1
3) Fair emphasis91630.3
4) Little emphasis54518.0
5) Very little emphasis32210.6
6) Never received any emphasis to my recollection2498.2
Missing17 
TOTAL3027100.0
52) How would you rate your formation in preparing you to use social referral agencies like Catholic Charities and Family Life Bureaus, etc.? (REFERRAL)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent2588.5
2) Good78425.9
3) Fair98432.6
4) Poor65521.7
5) They were never addressed34211.3
Missing21 
TOTAL3023100.0
53) If married, did your wife participate in your formation? (WIFEPART)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, she participated in all formation142547.9
2) Yes, she participated in some formation83528.1
3) Yes, but she participated in very little formation46715.7
4) She did not participate in any of my formation1665.6
5) Doesn't pertain832.8
Missing68 
TOTAL2976100.0
54) If you have children, how would you rate the effort made by the formation program to help them understand the diaconal ministry you were aspiring to? (FORMCHLD)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent2127.2
2) Good55818.9
3) Fair60420.5
4) Poor41814.2
5) No effort was made81327.6
6) Does not pertain34411.7
Missing95 
TOTAL2949100.0
55) Did your formation program include seminarians training with you? (SEMTRNG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1846.1
2) No284793.9
Missing13 
TOTAL3031100.0
56) Did your formation program include lay persons training with you? (LAYTRNG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes94031.1
2) No208068.9
Missing24 
TOTAL3020100.0
57) If you had either seminarians or lay persons training with you during your formation, do you feel this was an asset to your training? (YOURTRNG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes70665.8
2) No17316.1
3) Not sure19418.1
Missing1971 
TOTAL1073100.0
58) If you had neither seminarians nor lay persons training with you during your formation, do you feel persons training for other ministries would have been an asset? (OTHRTRNG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes52323.2
2) No77334.3
3) Not sure95842.5
Missing790 
TOTAL2254100.0
59) How well do you feel your field training/internship prepared you? (PREPTRNG)
TOTAL%
1) Very well79926.5
2) Somewhat well92930.8
3) I am not sure2327.7
4) Somewhat poorly1876.2
5) Not at all642.1
6) I did not have field training/internship80926.8
Missing24 
TOTAL3020100.0
60) How much do you agree or not agree with the statement: Field training/internship should be more carefully chosen to better serve diocesan and community needs. (CRFLTRNG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree162253.9
2) Somewhat agree84728.2
3) Somewhat disagree1515.0
4) Strongly disagree481.6
5) I don't know33911.3
Missing37 
TOTAL3007100.0
61) How often during the year do you attend seminars/lectures/discussion groups that address topics important for your ministry? (ATTNDGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Almost weekly742.4
2) Every few weeks1424.7
3) Monthly2829.3
4) Every few months116938.7
5) Once or twice a year105234.8
6) Almost never30310.0
Missing22 
TOTAL3022100.0
62) Besides the Bible, what one book in particular among the books you've read do you consider especially important to your diaconal ministry? When did you read this book? (READBOOK)
TOTAL%
1) Before entering formation37017.0
2) During formation84438.8
3) After formation96044.2
Missing870 
TOTAL2174100.0
63) Besides the Bible, what one book in particular among the books you've read do you consider especially important to your diaconal ministry? Have you incorporated any of the ideas in this book into your homilies? (HMLYBOOK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes209379.8
2) No2268.6
3) Does not pertain, I don't give homilies30411.6
Missing421 
TOTAL2623100.0
64) Using the scale below, how familiar are you with the following? -- The Challenge of Peace (CHPEACE)
TOTAL%
1) Read it in its entirety48118.3
2) Read a good portion of it28510.9
3) Read some parts of it32312.3
4) Have not read it, but I am familiar with its contents through other resources.42016.0
5) I am not familiar with this work111542.5
Missing420 
TOTAL2624100.0
65) Using the scale below, how familiar are you with the following? -- Economic Justice For All (ECONJUST)
TOTAL%
1) Read it in its entirety59322.2
2) Read a good portion of it38414.4
3) Read some parts of it44516.7
4) Have not read it, but I am familiar with its contents through other resources.46417.4
5) I am not familiar with this work78529.4
Missing373 
TOTAL2671100.0
66) Using the scale below, how familiar are you with the following? -- The Consistent Ethic of Life (ETHCLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Read it in its entirety1847.3
2) Read a good portion of it1666.6
3) Read some parts of it2359.3
4) Have not read it, but I am familiar with its contents through other resources.42216.7
5) I am not familiar with this work152160.2
Missing516 
TOTAL2528100.0
67) Using the scale below, how familiar are you with the following? -- Sollicitudo Rei Socialis (Of Human Concerns) (SOCIALIS)
TOTAL%
1) Read it in its entirety1736.9
2) Read a good portion of it1606.3
3) Read some parts of it25310.0
4) Have not read it, but I am familiar with its contents through other resources.41316.4
5) I am not familiar with this work152560.4
Missing520 
TOTAL2524100.0
68) Using the scale below, how familiar are you with the following? -- Laborens Exercens (On Human Work) (LABORENS)
TOTAL%
1) Read it in its entirety31512.2
2) Read a good portion of it2359.1
3) Read some parts of it38615.0
4) Have not read it, but I am familiar with its contents through other resources.52220.3
5) I am not familiar with this work111843.4
Missing468 
TOTAL2576100.0
69) Using the scale below, how familiar are you with the following? -- Centesimus Annus (On the 100th Anniversary) (CENTANNS)
TOTAL%
1) Read it in its entirety2289.0
2) Read a good portion of it1616.4
3) Read some parts of it2299.1
4) Have not read it, but I am familiar with its contents through other resources.37314.8
5) I am not familiar with this work153060.7
Missing523 
TOTAL2521100.0
70) Using the scale below, how familiar are you with the following? -- On Evangelization in the Modern World (Evangelii Nuntiandi) (EVANGELN)
TOTAL%
1) Read it in its entirety78328.3
2) Read a good portion of it47417.1
3) Read some parts of it52619.0
4) Have not read it, but I am familiar with its contents through other resources.41314.9
5) I am not familiar with this work57020.6
Missing278 
TOTAL2766100.0
71) Using the scale below, how familiar are you with the following? -- Brothers and Sisters To Us (BRTRSSTR)
TOTAL%
1) Read it in its entirety1365.4
2) Read a good portion of it1064.2
3) Read some parts of it1435.7
4) Have not read it, but I am familiar with its contents through other resources.2519.9
5) I am not familiar with this work189474.9
Missing514 
TOTAL2530100.0
72) Using the scale below, how familiar are you with the following? -- National Pastoral Plan for Hispanic Ministry (HSPMNSTY)
TOTAL%
1) Read it in its entirety1566.1
2) Read a good portion of it973.8
3) Read some parts of it1124.4
4) Have not read it, but I am familiar with its contents through other resources.29711.5
5) I am not familiar with this work191074.3
Missing472 
TOTAL2572100.0
73) Using the scale below, how familiar are you with the following? -- The Church and Racism: Towards a More Fraternal Society (RACISM)
TOTAL%
1) Read it in its entirety1325.1
2) Read a good portion of it1365.3
3) Read some parts of it2098.1
4) Have not read it, but I am familiar with its contents through other resources.49519.2
5) I am not familiar with this work160862.3
Missing464 
TOTAL2580100.0
74) Using the scale below, how familiar are you with the following? -- On the Dignity and Vocation of Women (WOMEN)
TOTAL%
1) Read it in its entirety1616.3
2) Read a good portion of it1736.8
3) Read some parts of it27610.8
4) Have not read it, but I am familiar with its contents through other resources.57522.4
5) I am not familiar with this work137753.7
Missing482 
TOTAL2562100.0
75) Using the scale below, how familiar are you with the following? -- Redeemer of Man (Redemptor Hominis) (REDEEMER)
TOTAL%
1) Read it in its entirety34713.5
2) Read a good portion of it2399.3
3) Read some parts of it39315.3
4) Have not read it, but I am familiar with its contents through other resources.41516.1
5) I am not familiar with this work118345.9
Missing467 
TOTAL2577100.0
76) Using the scale below, how familiar are you with the following? -- The Hispanic Presence (HISPPRES)
TOTAL%
1) Read it in its entirety1224.8
2) Read a good portion of it712.8
3) Read some parts of it883.5
4) Have not read it, but I am familiar with its contents through other resources.2429.5
5) I am not familiar with this work201879.4
Missing503 
TOTAL2541100.0
77) Using the scale below, how familiar are you with the following? -- Here I Am Send Me (SENDME)
TOTAL%
1) Read it in its entirety33612.9
2) Read a good portion of it2409.2
3) Read some parts of it2559.8
4) Have not read it, but I am familiar with its contents through other resources.32912.6
5) I am not familiar with this work144155.4
Missing443 
TOTAL2601100.0
78) Using the scale below, how familiar are you with the following? -- What We Have Seen And Heard (SEENHEAR)
TOTAL%
1) Read it in its entirety1897.5
2) Read a good portion of it1345.3
3) Read some parts of it1927.6
4) Have not read it, but I am familiar with its contents through other resources.2409.5
5) I am not familiar with this work176270.0
Missing527 
TOTAL2517100.0
79) Using the scale below, how familiar are you with the following? -- Dogmatic Constitution on the Church (DOGMATIC)
TOTAL%
1) Read it in its entirety101136.3
2) Read a good portion of it61322.0
3) Read some parts of it52618.9
4) Have not read it, but I am familiar with its contents through other resources.2478.9
5) I am not familiar with this work38513.8
Missing262 
TOTAL2782100.0
80) Using the scale below, how familiar are you with the following? -- Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation (REVELATN)
TOTAL%
1) Read it in its entirety86832.1
2) Read a good portion of it48517.9
3) Read some parts of it50018.5
4) Have not read it, but I am familiar with its contents through other resources.28710.6
5) I am not familiar with this work56320.8
Missing341 
TOTAL2703100.0
81) Using the scale below, how familiar are you with the following? -- Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (SLITURGY)
TOTAL%
1) Read it in its entirety86641.2
2) Read a good portion of it44121.0
3) Read some parts of it39318.7
4) Have not read it, but I am familiar with its contents through other resources.1979.4
5) I am not familiar with this work2079.8
Missing940 
TOTAL2104100.0
82) Using the scale below, how familiar are you with the following? -- Constitution on the Church in the Modern World (CHCONSTN)
TOTAL%
1) Read it in its entirety92343.2
2) Read a good portion of it42519.9
3) Read some parts of it37717.6
4) Have not read it, but I am familiar with its contents through other resources.1788.3
5) I am not familiar with this work23310.9
Missing908 
TOTAL2136100.0
83) Using the scale below, how familiar are you with the following? -- Decree on Ecumenism (ECUMENSM)
TOTAL%
1) Read it in its entirety66131.7
2) Read a good portion of it36417.5
3) Read some parts of it40819.6
4) Have not read it, but I am familiar with its contents through other resources.28413.6
5) I am not familiar with this work36517.5
Missing962 
TOTAL2082100.0
84) Using the scale below, how familiar are you with the following? -- Decree on the Bishops' Pastoral Office in the Church (BSHPDECR)
TOTAL%
1) Read it in its entirety36218.2
2) Read a good portion of it24112.1
3) Read some parts of it30915.5
4) Have not read it, but I am familiar with its contents through other resources.37118.6
5) I am not familiar with this work71135.7
Missing1050 
TOTAL1994100.0
85) Using the scale below, how familiar are you with the following? -- Decree on Priestly Formation (PRSTFORM)
TOTAL%
1) Read it in its entirety30015.1
2) Read a good portion of it1698.5
3) Read some parts of it26913.5
4) Have not read it, but I am familiar with its contents through other resources.40020.1
5) I am not familiar with this work84842.7
Missing1058 
TOTAL1986100.0
86) Using the scale below, how familiar are you with the following? -- Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity (APOSTLAY)
TOTAL%
1) Read it in its entirety60228.9
2) Read a good portion of it31014.9
3) Read some parts of it40619.5
4) Have not read it, but I am familiar with its contents through other resources.32715.7
5) I am not familiar with this work43520.9
Missing964 
TOTAL2080100.0
87) Using the scale below, how familiar are you with the following? -- Decree on the Ministry and Life of Priests (MINLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Read it in its entirety27514.0
2) Read a good portion of it1397.1
3) Read some parts of it26313.3
4) Have not read it, but I am familiar with its contents through other resources.37619.1
5) I am not familiar with this work91846.6
Missing1073 
TOTAL1971100.0
88) Using the scale below, how familiar are you with the following? -- Decree on the Church's Missionary Activity (MISSIONS)
TOTAL%
1) Read it in its entirety30715.5
2) Read a good portion of it1799.0
3) Read some parts of it27714.0
4) Have not read it, but I am familiar with its contents through other resources.35417.9
5) I am not familiar with this work86443.6
Missing1063 
TOTAL1981100.0
89) Using the scale below, how familiar are you with the following? -- Declaration on Christian Education (CHREDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Read it in its entirety32216.2
2) Read a good portion of it1969.9
3) Read some parts of it29815.0
4) Have not read it, but I am familiar with its contents through other resources.35217.7
5) I am not familiar with this work82141.3
Missing1055 
TOTAL1989100.0
90) Using the scale below, how familiar are you with the following? -- Declaration on the Relationship of the Church to Non-Christian Religions (NONCHRST)
TOTAL%
1) Read it in its entirety36218.1
2) Read a good portion of it1929.6
3) Read some parts of it26813.4
4) Have not read it, but I am familiar with its contents through other resources.33917.0
5) I am not familiar with this work83541.8
Missing1048 
TOTAL1996100.0
91) Using the scale below, how familiar are you with the following? -- Declaration on Religious Freedom (RELGFREE)
TOTAL%
1) Read it in its entirety37218.8
2) Read a good portion of it1778.9
3) Read some parts of it25312.8
4) Have not read it, but I am familiar with its contents through other resources.33717.0
5) I am not familiar with this work84242.5
Missing1063 
TOTAL1981100.0
92) Please check any of the documents which you have taught about, or used in a sermon. -- The Challenge of Peace (DCPEACE)
TOTAL%
0) No223473.4
1) Yes81026.6
TOTAL3044100.0
93) Please check any of the documents which you have taught about, or used in a sermon. -- Economic Justice For All (DCECOJUS)
TOTAL%
0) No194964.0
1) Yes109536.0
TOTAL3044100.0
94) Please check any of the documents which you have taught about, or used in a sermon. -- The Consistent Ethic of Life (DCETHLIF)
TOTAL%
0) No258184.8
1) Yes46315.2
TOTAL3044100.0
95) Please check any of the documents which you have taught about, or used in a sermon. -- Sollicitudo Rei Socialis (Of Human Concerns) (DCSOCIAL)
TOTAL%
0) No278591.5
1) Yes2598.5
TOTAL3044100.0
96) Please check any of the documents which you have taught about, or used in a sermon. -- Laborens Exercens (On Human Work) (CDLABOR)
TOTAL%
0) No257084.4
1) Yes47415.6
TOTAL3044100.0
97) Please check any of the documents which you have taught about, or used in a sermon. -- Centesimus Annus (On the 100th Anniversary) (DCCENANN)
TOTAL%
0) No281092.3
1) Yes2347.7
TOTAL3044100.0
98) Please check any of the documents which you have taught about, or used in a sermon. -- On Evangelization in the Modern World (Evangelii Nuntiandi) (DCEVANGL)
TOTAL%
0) No182960.1
1) Yes121539.9
TOTAL3044100.0
99) Please check any of the documents which you have taught about, or used in a sermon. -- Brothers and Sisters To Us (DCBROSIS)
TOTAL%
0) No279691.9
1) Yes2488.1
TOTAL3044100.0
100) Please check any of the documents which you have taught about, or used in a sermon. -- National Pastoral Plan for Hispanic Ministry (DCHISMIN)
TOTAL%
0) No288594.8
1) Yes1595.2
TOTAL3044100.0
101) Please check any of the documents which you have taught about, or used in a sermon. -- The Church and Racism: Towards a More Fraternal Society (DCRACISM)
TOTAL%
0) No264086.7
1) Yes40413.3
TOTAL3044100.0
102) Please check any of the documents which you have taught about, or used in a sermon. -- On the Dignity and Vocation of Women (DCWOMEN)
TOTAL%
0) No262986.4
1) Yes41513.6
TOTAL3044100.0
103) Please check any of the documents which you have taught about, or used in a sermon. -- Redeemer of Man (Redemptor Hominis) (DCREDEEM)
TOTAL%
0) No254483.6
1) Yes50016.4
TOTAL3044100.0
104) Please check any of the documents which you have taught about, or used in a sermon. -- The Hispanic Presence (DCHISPRE)
TOTAL%
0) No287394.4
1) Yes1715.6
TOTAL3044100.0
105) Please check any of the documents which you have taught about, or used in a sermon. -- Here I Am Send Me (DCSENDME)
TOTAL%
0) No240979.1
1) Yes63520.9
TOTAL3044100.0
106) Please check any of the documents which you have taught about, or used in a sermon. -- What We Have Seen And Heard (DCSEEHEA)
TOTAL%
0) No279992.0
1) Yes2458.0
TOTAL3044100.0
107) Please check any of the documents which you have taught about, or used in a sermon. -- Dogmatic Constitution on the Church (CHCNST_1)
TOTAL%
0) No198765.3
1) Yes105734.7
TOTAL3044100.0
108) Please check any of the documents which you have taught about, or used in a sermon. -- Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation (DCREVEL)
TOTAL%
0) No223573.4
1) Yes80926.6
TOTAL3044100.0
109) Please check any of the documents which you have taught about, or used in a sermon. -- Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (DCSLITUR)
TOTAL%
0) No208468.5
1) Yes96031.5
TOTAL3044100.0
110) Please check any of the documents which you have taught about, or used in a sermon. -- Constitution on the Church in the Modern World (CHCNST_2)
TOTAL%
0) No198665.2
1) Yes105834.8
TOTAL3044100.0
111) Please check any of the documents which you have taught about, or used in a sermon. -- Decree on Ecumenism (DCECUMEN)
TOTAL%
0) No227274.6
1) Yes77225.4
TOTAL3044100.0
112) Please check any of the documents which you have taught about, or used in a sermon. -- Decree on the Bishops' Pastoral Office in the Church (DCBSHOFF)
TOTAL%
0) No281492.4
1) Yes2307.6
TOTAL3044100.0
113) Please check any of the documents which you have taught about, or used in a sermon. -- Decree on Priestly Formation (DCPRTFR4)
TOTAL%
0) No286794.2
1) Yes1775.8
TOTAL3044100.0
114) Please check any of the documents which you have taught about, or used in a sermon. -- Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity (DCAPOLAY)
TOTAL%
0) No212469.8
1) Yes92030.2
TOTAL3044100.0
115) Please check any of the documents which you have taught about, or used in a sermon. -- Decree on the Ministry and Life of Priests (DCMINLIF)
TOTAL%
0) No290095.3
1) Yes1444.7
TOTAL3044100.0
116) Please check any of the documents which you have taught about, or used in a sermon. -- Decree on the Church's Missionary Activity (DCMISSIO)
TOTAL%
0) No255884.0
1) Yes48616.0
TOTAL3044100.0
117) Please check any of the documents which you have taught about, or used in a sermon. -- Declaration on Christian Education (DCCHREDU)
TOTAL%
0) No257484.6
1) Yes47015.4
TOTAL3044100.0
118) Please check any of the documents which you have taught about, or used in a sermon. -- Declaration on the Relationship of the Church to Non-Christian Religions (DCNONCHR)
TOTAL%
0) No263486.5
1) Yes41013.5
TOTAL3044100.0
119) Please check any of the documents which you have taught about, or used in a sermon. -- Declaration on Religious Freedom (DCRELFRE)
TOTAL%
0) No260985.7
1) Yes43514.3
TOTAL3044100.0
120) Using the scale below, how would you rate your ministerial impact on the following? -- The work place (WORKPLAC)
TOTAL%
1) Very strong impact65822.6
2) Strong impact85829.5
3) Somewhat of an impact91031.3
4) Little impact2869.8
5) No impact to speak of1083.7
6) Never tried to impact on it903.1
Missing134 
TOTAL2910100.0
121) Using the scale below, how would you rate your ministerial impact on the following? -- Local government policies (LOCALGOV)
TOTAL%
1) Very strong impact802.8
2) Strong impact1816.3
3) Somewhat of an impact47816.6
4) Little impact72025.0
5) No impact to speak of66022.9
6) Never tried to impact on it75826.3
Missing167 
TOTAL2877100.0
122) Using the scale below, how would you rate your ministerial impact on the following? -- National government policies (NATLGOV)
TOTAL%
1) Very strong impact311.1
2) Strong impact742.6
3) Somewhat of an impact2227.8
4) Little impact60021.0
5) No impact to speak of91532.0
6) Never tried to impact on it101935.6
Missing183 
TOTAL2861100.0
123) Using the scale below, how would you rate your ministerial impact on the following? -- Advocacy or social change groups (ADGROUP)
TOTAL%
1) Very strong impact1716.0
2) Strong impact2739.5
3) Somewhat of an impact73625.6
4) Little impact54118.9
5) No impact to speak of48917.0
6) Never tried to impact on it66023.0
Missing174 
TOTAL2870100.0
124) Are you responsible for guiding a small Christian community within your parish, or in particular sectors in society? (CHRCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes140547.3
2) No156352.7
Missing76 
TOTAL2968100.0
125) Do you have any teaching responsibilities where you serve? (TEACHRES)
TOTAL%
1) Yes217272.5
2) No82327.5
Missing49 
TOTAL2995100.0
126) Have you been entrusted with pastoral care of a parish community that does not have a resident pastor? (RESPSTR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2287.6
2) No278292.4
Missing34 
TOTAL3010100.0
127) Using the scale below, how would you rate the efforts made to help you understand and deal with celibacy? -- During Formation (CELIBFRM)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful42614.8
2) Somewhat helpful57219.8
3) Can't say2679.3
4) Of little help44815.5
5) Very unhelpful692.4
6) No effort was ever made110338.2
Missing159 
TOTAL2885100.0
128) Using the scale below, how would you rate the efforts made to help you understand and deal with celibacy? -- Now (CELIBNOW)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful35312.7
2) Somewhat helpful37313.4
3) Can't say31411.3
4) Of little help37813.6
5) Very unhelpful722.6
6) No effort was ever made129646.5
Missing258 
TOTAL2786100.0
129) If you were married and your wife died, what would be your response toward mandatory celibacy? (CELIBWIF)
TOTAL%
1) I would accept celibacy as gift from God96932.4
2) I would consider it an obligation based on tradition89630.0
3) I would seek dispensation from the diaconate to be free to marry2127.1
4) I have not thought much about this57519.2
5) Other33711.3
Missing55 
TOTAL2989100.0
130) How much time do you set aside to meditate each day? (MEDITATE)
TOTAL%
1) 15 minutes or less49516.4
2) 15-30 minutes98232.6
3) 30-60 minutes83727.8
4) 60 or more minutes37412.4
5) I don't meditate each day, but do it sporadically32810.9
Missing28 
TOTAL3016100.0
131) Outside the context of the Liturgy and Divine Office, how often do you set time aside to read the Bible? (READBIBL)
TOTAL%
1) Almost every day85328.2
2) Several times a week81426.9
3) About once a week65721.7
4) About twice a month2036.7
5) About once a month1705.6
6) Once every few months or less1655.5
7) Almost never1595.3
Missing23 
TOTAL3021100.0
132) Other than those found in the Bible or Divine Office, how often do you read spiritual writers? (READWRIT)
TOTAL%
1) Almost every day43214.3
2) Several times a week64821.5
3) About once a week62620.7
4) About twice a month47915.9
5) About once a month1244.1
6) Once every few months or less51317.0
7) Almost never1956.5
Missing27 
TOTAL3017100.0
133) How often do you recite the rosary? (REROSARY)
TOTAL%
1) Almost every day81727.0
2) Several times a week35011.6
3) About once a week42013.9
4) About twice a month36512.1
5) About once a month43814.5
6) Once every few months or less63921.1
Missing15 
TOTAL3029100.0
134) How frequently do you receive the sacrament of penance? (PENANCE)
TOTAL%
1) Almost every day1163.8
2) Several times a week43014.2
3) About once a week100033.1
4) About twice a month124441.2
5) About once a month2327.7
Missing22 
TOTAL3022100.0
135) How important a role does the Divine Office play in your spiritual life? (DIVINOFF)
TOTAL%
1) It is the center of it44114.6
2) It plays a major role, but I wouldn't say it is the center of my spiritual life106035.0
3) It is important, but not major89229.5
4) It plays a minor to almost no role in my spiritual life43214.3
5) No role2006.6
Missing19 
TOTAL3025100.0
136) Please prioritize in importance the experiences you have had that most energize your spiritual life, with #1 being most important. Leave blank those experiences that do not pertain to you. -- Prayer/meditation (PRAYMED)
TOTAL%
1) 114339.9
2) 63322.1
3) 35812.5
4) 2589.0
5) 1876.5
6) 1374.8
7) 853.0
8) 421.5
9) 190.7
Missing182 
TOTAL2862100.0
137) Please prioritize in importance the experiences you have had that most energize your spiritual life, with #1 being most important. Leave blank those experiences that do not pertain to you. -- Retreats/days of renewal (RETREATS)
TOTAL%
1) 55821.6
2) 30711.9
3) 33112.8
4) 27210.5
5) 28411.0
6) 25910.0
7) 2349.0
8) 1847.1
9) 1586.1
Missing457 
TOTAL2587100.0
138) Please prioritize in importance the experiences you have had that most energize your spiritual life, with #1 being most important. Leave blank those experiences that do not pertain to you. -- My spiritual director (DIRECTOR)
TOTAL%
1) 20013.9
2) 16711.6
3) 18412.8
4) 15110.5
5) 16411.4
6) 1137.8
7) 1097.6
8) 1359.4
9) 22015.2
Missing1601 
TOTAL1443100.0
139) Please prioritize in importance the experiences you have had that most energize your spiritual life, with #1 being most important. Leave blank those experiences that do not pertain to you. -- The spirituality of a person to whom I minister (MINPERSO)
TOTAL%
1) 25514.6
2) 23713.6
3) 19611.2
4) 1337.6
5) 19010.9
6) 1619.2
7) 20211.6
8) 1639.3
9) 20811.9
Missing1299 
TOTAL1745100.0
140) Please prioritize in importance the experiences you have had that most energize your spiritual life, with #1 being most important. Leave blank those experiences that do not pertain to you. -- The Mass (MASS)
TOTAL%
1) 154053.2
2) 51517.8
3) 29610.2
4) 2006.9
5) 1465.0
6) 1003.5
7) 682.3
8) 210.7
9) 90.3
Missing149 
TOTAL2895100.0
141) Please prioritize in importance the experiences you have had that most energize your spiritual life, with #1 being most important. Leave blank those experiences that do not pertain to you. -- The sacrament of reconciliation (RECONCIL)
TOTAL%
1) 29714.7
2) 22110.9
3) 23011.4
4) 1628.0
5) 1859.1
6) 1899.3
7) 21710.7
8) 21910.8
9) 30315.0
Missing1021 
TOTAL2023100.0
142) Please prioritize in importance the experiences you have had that most energize your spiritual life, with #1 being most important. Leave blank those experiences that do not pertain to you. -- Administering the sacraments (SACRAMNT)
TOTAL%
1) 54121.5
2) 31012.3
3) 30612.2
4) 33513.3
5) 31012.3
6) 27410.9
7) 2178.6
8) 1295.1
9) 933.7
Missing529 
TOTAL2515100.0
143) Please prioritize in importance the experiences you have had that most energize your spiritual life, with #1 being most important. Leave blank those experiences that do not pertain to you. -- Administering to the sick and dying (SICKDIE)
TOTAL%
1) 49523.7
2) 26512.7
3) 22810.9
4) 22410.7
5) 21710.4
6) 2059.8
7) 1557.4
8) 1286.1
9) 1708.1
Missing957 
TOTAL2087100.0
144) Please prioritize in importance the experiences you have had that most energize your spiritual life, with #1 being most important. Leave blank those experiences that do not pertain to you. -- Giving homilies (HOMILIES)
TOTAL%
1) 46519.4
2) 33313.9
3) 31713.2
4) 27111.3
5) 29012.1
6) 2048.5
7) 1907.9
8) 1335.6
9) 1907.9
Missing651 
TOTAL2393100.0
145) Please prioritize in importance the experiences you have had that most energize your spiritual life, with #1 being most important. Leave blank those experiences that do not pertain to you. -- My wife/family (FAMILY)
TOTAL%
1) 103139.2
2) 49218.7
3) 34113.0
4) 2379.0
5) 1766.7
6) 1666.3
7) 732.8
8) 592.2
9) 542.1
Missing415 
TOTAL2629100.0
146) Please prioritize in importance the experiences you have had that most energize your spiritual life, with #1 being most important. Leave blank those experiences that do not pertain to you. -- Other (EXOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) 13136.2
2) 4713.0
3) 298.0
4) 298.0
5) 298.0
6) 102.8
7) 205.5
8) 164.4
9) 5114.1
Missing2682 
TOTAL362100.0
147) If you have one, please describe how often you meet with your spiritual director. (MEETDIR)
TOTAL%
1) We meet once about every six months2799.8
2) We meet once about every three months2398.4
3) We meet once about every two months2378.4
4) We meet almost monthly67523.8
5) Do not have a spiritual director140849.6
Missing206 
TOTAL2838100.0
148) If you have a spiritual director, who is he or she? (WHODIR)
TOTAL%
1) NA57127.0
2) A priest110552.3
3) Another deacon1225.8
4) A sister1627.7
5) A layman281.3
6) A laywomen633.0
7) Other633.0
Missing930 
TOTAL2114100.0
149) If you have a spiritual director, to what extent does he/she enhance your ministry? (MNDIRECT)
TOTAL%
1) NA54026.3
2) Very much87742.8
3) Somewhat55026.8
4) Very little572.8
5) No effect271.3
Missing993 
TOTAL2051100.0
150) How frequently do you make a retreat? (FRRETREA)
TOTAL%
1) Once every few months672.2
2) Twice a year66021.8
3) Once a year199165.9
4) Every few years2137.1
5) Almost never903.0
Missing23 
TOTAL3021100.0
151) How frequently do you make days of recollection or renewal? (FRRENWAL)
TOTAL%
1) Almost weekly250.8
2) Monthly1003.3
3) Every few months49116.3
4) About twice a year92330.7
5) Yearly70623.5
6) Almost never75925.3
Missing40 
TOTAL3004100.0
152) Is there a periodic evaluation of your diaconal ministry? (EVALMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes151250.5
2) No148449.5
Missing48 
TOTAL2996100.0
153) If there is a periodic evaluation of your diaconal ministry, is it (EVALKIND)
TOTAL%
1) A written evaluation87461.8
2) An oral evaluation54138.2
Missing1629 
TOTAL1415100.0
154) If there is a periodic evaluation of your diaconal ministry, how helpful is it? (EVALHELP)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful49732.0
2) Somewhat helpful72346.6
3) Very little help20113.0
4) Almost no help1318.4
Missing1492 
TOTAL1552100.0
155) To what degree has being a deacon enhanced your family life? (DEACLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) I don't have a family923.0
2) To a very great degree93430.9
3) To a large degree111236.8
4) Somewhat53617.8
5) To a small degree1204.0
6) No at all411.4
7) I am not sure1163.8
8) It has probably hindered more than enhanced our family life682.3
Missing25 
TOTAL3019100.0
156) To what degree has being a deacon enhanced your relationship with your wife? (DEAWIFE)
TOTAL%
1) I am not married1474.9
2) To a very great degree103834.4
3) To a large degree95831.8
4) Somewhat46815.5
5) To a small degree1414.7
6) Not at all822.7
7) I am not sure983.3
8) It has probably hindered more than enhanced our relationship822.7
Missing30 
TOTAL3014100.0
157) To what degree has being a deacon enhanced your relationship with your children? (DEAKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) I do not have children1836.1
2) To a very great degree58219.4
3) To a large degree87329.1
4) Somewhat75125.0
5) To a small degree2628.7
6) Not at all1274.2
7) I am not sure1625.4
8) It has probably hindered more than enhanced our relationship602.0
Missing44 
TOTAL3000100.0
158) What is your age as of your last birthday? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL300159.5549
159) In what year were you ordained a deacon? (ORDAINED)
TOTAL%
23) 10.0
53) 10.0
55) 10.0
56) 10.0
57) 20.1
68) 10.0
69) 10.0
70) 20.1
71) 50.2
72) 511.7
73) 270.9
74) 702.3
75) 722.4
76) 1495.0
77) 1214.0
78) 1755.9
79) 1775.9
80) 1695.7
81) 1454.9
82) 1545.2
83) 1585.3
84) 1414.7
85) 1294.3
86) 1414.7
87) 1836.1
88) 1796.0
89) 1214.0
90) 1244.1
91) 1535.1
92) 1836.1
93) 1464.9
94) 50.2
Missing56 
TOTAL2988100.0
160) What has been the nature of your assignments? (WHASSIGN)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly assigned to my home parish228975.9
2) Mostly assigned to parishes in the diocese other than my own2327.7
3) Assigned to a diocesan position602.0
4) I have a special assignment1204.0
5) Dually employed for my parish and the diocese1565.2
6) Other1605.3
Missing27 
TOTAL3017100.0
161) How were you assigned? (HWASSIGN)
TOTAL%
1) By the bishop180159.8
2) By those in charge of the diaconate program2528.4
3) By personal choice74624.8
4) Other2157.1
Missing30 
TOTAL3014100.0
162) In your opinion, what is the best way to be assigned to ministry? (BESTASGN)
TOTAL%
1) By the bishop128942.8
2) By those in charge of the diaconate program32910.9
3) By personal choice95131.6
4) Other44214.7
Missing33 
TOTAL3011100.0
163) Did the diaconate training you received help you to fulfill the requirements of your assignment? (ASGNTRNG)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely yes132743.9
2) Yes140846.6
3) Very little2488.2
4) Definitely no391.3
Missing22 
TOTAL3022100.0
164) How much did your internship/field training prepare you in your assignments? (PREPASGN)
TOTAL%
1) I did not have an internship/field training108636.4
2) It touched on many of the experiences I have experienced78726.4
3) It touched on some of the experiences I have experienced71724.0
4) It touched on very little of the experiences I have experienced2036.8
5) It touched on almost none of the experiences I have experienced1053.5
6) I am not sure842.8
Missing62 
TOTAL2982100.0
165) Before ordination, did you have a specific idea about the type of assignment you wanted? (ORDNASGN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes200566.3
2) No101933.7
Missing20 
TOTAL3024100.0
166) If you had a specific idea about the type of assignment you wanted, have your expectations been fulfilled? (TYPEASGN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, to a large extent123859.5
2) Yes, to some extent65531.5
3) No, to a large extent1276.1
4) No, not at all623.0
Missing962 
TOTAL2082100.0
167) After ordination, have your ideas about what assignment would be best for you changed? (ASGNCHNG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes95131.7
2) No176058.7
3) Not sure2889.6
Missing45 
TOTAL2999100.0
168) Would you recommend the diaconate to someone else? (RECDIAC)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely yes209069.2
2) Yes with reservations89329.5
3) Definitely no391.3
Missing22 
TOTAL3022100.0
169) What is your marital status? (MARITALS)
TOTAL%
1) Married280392.5
2) Single/never married953.1
3) Separated80.3
4) Divorced341.1
5) Widowed913.0
Missing13 
TOTAL3031100.0
170) If married, how many children are currently living at home? (CHILDREN)
TOTAL%
1) 58248.8
2) 33327.9
3) 16814.1
4) 665.5
5) 221.8
6) 100.8
7) 40.3
8) 40.3
9) 30.3
Missing1852 
TOTAL1192100.0
171) What is the highest level of education you have completed? (Excluding training for ministry) (EDUCATIO)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school591.9
2) High school graduate or equivalent45214.9
3) Some college85728.3
4) College graduate46015.2
5) Some graduate work32110.6
6) MA/MS or equivalent38312.6
7) Post master's work2749.0
8) Ph.D. or equivalent2257.4
Missing13 
TOTAL3031100.0
172) Are you bilingual? (BILINGUA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes67222.3
2) No233677.7
Missing36 
TOTAL3008100.0
173) Which of the following categories corresponds to the type of community in which you presently live? (COMMNTY)
TOTAL%
1) Farm (less than 5,000)2367.8
2) Village (5,001-10,000)2578.5
3) Town (10,001-20,000)42614.1
4) Small city (20,001-50,000)53017.5
5) Large city (50,000+)104434.5
6) Suburb of city52417.3
7) Military installation20.1
8) Migrant community70.2
Missing18 
TOTAL3026100.0
174) Which of the following best describes the main racial or national background, and with which you identify? (RACIAL)
TOTAL%
1) English, Scottish, Welsh, English-Canadian55518.5
2) Irish58919.6
3) German, Austrian, Dutch, Swiss45615.2
4) Italian2458.2
5) French, French-Canadian, Belgian1183.9
6) Polish, Slovak, Lithuanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Hungarian1896.3
7) Other Eastern European, e.g., Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, Croatian561.9
8) Hispanic, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Central or South American34411.4
9) Portuguese80.3
10) Asian, including Filipino180.6
11) African-American1153.8
12) African10.0
13) Native American, American Indian722.4
14) Other2398.0
Missing39 
TOTAL3005100.0
175) Which of the following categories best represents your occupation, or if retired, the occupation from which you retired? (OCCUPATN)
TOTAL%
1) Private household worker, laborer or service worker541.8
2) Operative of machine (semi-skilled)581.9
3) Foreman, craftsman, skilled worker2749.0
4) Clerical worker822.7
5) Sales worker1464.8
6) Manager, official or proprietor80626.6
7) Professional (doctor, lawyer, teacher, etc.)94731.3
8) Farmer (laborer)160.5
9) Farmer (manager)170.6
10) Full-time employed as a deacon2066.8
11) Other42314.0
Missing15 
TOTAL3029100.0
176) Please give the name and address of your wife (Check Not Applicable, if you don't have a wife) (WIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Not applicable533100.0
Missing2511 
TOTAL533100.0
177) Do you plan to relocate out of the diocese within the next five years? (RELOCATE)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely yes762.5
2) Yes1113.7
3) No192163.8
4) Definitely no46215.3
5) Not sure44214.7
Missing32 
TOTAL3012100.0
178) What is your understanding of incardination? Please prioritize what comes to mind, with #1 being your first idea of incardination. -- Being attached to a diocese (INCARDIN)
TOTAL%
1) 185472.8
2) 32912.9
3) 2128.3
4) 863.4
5) 451.8
6) 130.5
7) 50.2
8) 10.0
Missing499 
TOTAL2545100.0
179) What is your understanding of incardination? Please prioritize what comes to mind, with #1 being your first idea of incardination. -- Being a servant of the Church (SERVANT)
TOTAL%
1) 51330.2
2) 34520.3
3) 34320.2
4) 22413.2
5) 1669.8
6) 895.2
7) 100.6
8) 80.5
9) 10.1
Missing1345 
TOTAL1699100.0
180) What is your understanding of incardination? Please prioritize what comes to mind, with #1 being your first idea of incardination. -- Being an extension of the bishop (BSHPEXTN)
TOTAL%
1) 38122.0
2) 50629.2
3) 39022.5
4) 23313.4
5) 1518.7
6) 523.0
7) 130.7
8) 60.3
9) 20.1
Missing1310 
TOTAL1734100.0
181) What is your understanding of incardination? Please prioritize what comes to mind, with #1 being your first idea of incardination. -- Focusing one's service in one place (SERVICE)
TOTAL%
1) 13810.1
2) 17112.5
3) 24417.9
4) 29021.3
5) 26519.4
6) 20114.7
7) 453.3
8) 50.4
9) 50.4
Missing1680 
TOTAL1364100.0
182) What is your understanding of incardination? Please prioritize what comes to mind, with #1 being your first idea of incardination. -- Being assured of employment (EMPLOYED)
TOTAL%
1) 192.6
2) 162.2
3) 172.3
4) 212.9
5) 486.6
6) 425.8
7) 16322.4
8) 34747.6
9) 567.7
Missing2315 
TOTAL729100.0
183) What is your understanding of incardination? Please prioritize what comes to mind, with #1 being your first idea of incardination. -- Being assured of sustenance in ministry (SUSTENAN)
TOTAL%
1) 516.1
2) 344.1
3) 506.0
4) 506.0
5) 9311.1
6) 13215.8
7) 27132.4
8) 12414.8
9) 323.8
Missing2207 
TOTAL837100.0
184) What is your understanding of incardination? Please prioritize what comes to mind, with #1 being your first idea of incardination. -- Being identified with a diocese (IDENTIFY)
TOTAL%
1) 35519.9
2) 47926.9
3) 31217.5
4) 29716.7
5) 22312.5
6) 794.4
7) 251.4
8) 50.3
9) 50.3
Missing1264 
TOTAL1780100.0
185) What is your understanding of incardination? Please prioritize what comes to mind, with #1 being your first idea of incardination. -- Having an obligation to inform the bishop of one's actions (ACTIONS)
TOTAL%
1) 14210.7
2) 14911.3
3) 18814.2
4) 18814.2
5) 22116.7
6) 25519.3
7) 957.2
8) 735.5
9) 120.9
Missing1721 
TOTAL1323100.0
186) What is your understanding of incardination? Please prioritize what comes to mind with #1 being your first idea of incardination. -- Other (INOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) 4558.4
2) 45.2
3) 45.2
4) 79.1
5) 22.6
6) 33.9
7) 56.5
8) 33.9
9) 45.2
Missing2967 
TOTAL77100.0
187) Do you understand your obligation and rights as a cleric in accordance with the provisions of the 1983 Code of Canon Law? (CANONLAW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes235179.6
2) No60220.4
Missing91 
TOTAL2953100.0
188) Do you believe dioceses should have a pension fund for permanent deacons? (PENSION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes104735.0
2) No83327.8
3) I am not sure111337.2
Missing51 
TOTAL2993100.0
189) Do you believe dioceses should maintain a fund from which deacons could draw when faced with temporary financial emergencies? (DEACFUND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes172357.8
2) No49616.6
3) I am not sure76125.5
Missing64 
TOTAL2980100.0
190) Respondent identification (ID)
191) I-AGE: What is your age as of your last birthday? (recoded for use with on-line analysis task) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) <5042914.3
1) 50-59105535.2
2) 60-69107835.9
3) 70&over43914.6
Missing43 
TOTAL3001100.0
192) I-MARITAL: What is your marital status? (for use with on-line analysis task) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married280392.5
2) Single/never married953.1
3) Separated80.3
4) Divorced341.1
5) Widowed913.0
Missing13 
TOTAL3031100.0
193) I-EDUCATN: What is the highest level of education you have completed? (Excluding training for ministry) (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-EDUCATN)
TOTAL%
0) HS or less51116.9
1) Some coll.85728.3
2) Coll. grad46015.2
3) Some grad32110.6
4) Grad deg.88229.1
Missing13 
TOTAL3031100.0
194) I-COMMUNTY: Which of the following categories corresponds to the type of community in which you presently live? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-COMMUNTY)
TOTAL%
0) Farm/Village49316.3
1) Town/Small city95631.7
2) Large city104434.6
3) Suburb52417.4
Missing27 
TOTAL3017100.0
195) I-RACE: Which of the following best describes the main racial or national background, and with which you identify? (recoded for use with on-line analysis task) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
0) European221673.7
1) Hispanic34411.4
2) Asian180.6
3) African-Am1153.8
4) Other31210.4
Missing39 
TOTAL3005100.0