Phase II of the National Study on the Permanent Diaconate: A Survey of Catholic Deacons' Wives, 1995

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) What is your religious denomination? (RELDENOM)
TOTAL%
1) Roman Catholic113998.1
2) Eastern Rite Catholic20.2
4) Protestant141.2
6) Other60.5
Missing4 
TOTAL1161100.0
2) If you are a Catholic, were you: (CATHOLIC)
TOTAL%
1) Born a Catholic92681.0
2) A convert21719.0
Missing22 
TOTAL1143100.0
3) If you are a convert, when did you convert? (CONVERT)
TOTAL%
1) Before my husband's ordination22397.4
2) After my husband's ordination62.6
Missing936 
TOTAL229100.0
4) Are you a member of any church-related organizations such as (circle as many as apply): -- Council of Catholic Women? (CATHCOUN)
TOTAL%
0) No100986.6
1) Yes15613.4
TOTAL1165100.0
5) Are you a member of any church-related organizations such as (circle as many as apply): -- Parish Council? (PRSHCOUN)
TOTAL%
0) No103588.8
1) Yes13011.2
TOTAL1165100.0
6) Are you a member of any church-related organizations such as (circle as many as apply): -- Sodality? (SODALITY)
TOTAL%
0) No107191.9
1) Yes948.1
TOTAL1165100.0
7) Are you a member of any church-related organizations such as (circle as many as apply): -- Legion of Mary? (LEGOMARY)
TOTAL%
0) No111896.0
1) Yes474.0
TOTAL1165100.0
8) Are you a member of any church-related organizations such as (circle as many as apply): -- Catholic Charismatic Renewal? (CHARSMAT)
TOTAL%
0) No100286.0
1) Yes16314.0
TOTAL1165100.0
9) Are you a member of any church-related organizations such as (circle as many as apply): -- Cursillo? (CURSILLO)
TOTAL%
0) No85173.0
1) Yes31427.0
TOTAL1165100.0
10) Are you a member of any church-related organizations such as (circle as many as apply): -- Marriage Encounter? (ENCOUNTR)
TOTAL%
0) No92979.7
1) Yes23620.3
TOTAL1165100.0
11) Are you a member of any church-related organizations such as (circle as many as apply): -- Other? (OTHERORG)
TOTAL%
0) No70060.1
1) Yes46539.9
TOTAL1165100.0
12) Do you participate in any parish or diocesan ministries? -- Lector? (LECTOR)
TOTAL%
0) No82871.1
1) Yes33728.9
TOTAL1165100.0
13) Do you participate in any parish or diocesan ministries? -- Extraordinary Eucharistic minister? (EUCHARST)
TOTAL%
0) No52445.0
1) Yes64155.0
TOTAL1165100.0
14) Do you participate in any parish or diocesan ministries? -- Catechist? (CATECHST)
TOTAL%
0) No91878.8
1) Yes24721.2
TOTAL1165100.0
15) Do you participate in any parish or diocesan ministries? -- Visiting the sick or shut-ins? (VISITING)
TOTAL%
0) No73863.3
1) Yes42736.7
TOTAL1165100.0
16) Do you participate in any parish or diocesan ministries? -- Prison ministry? (PRISONMY)
TOTAL%
0) No111996.1
1) Yes463.9
TOTAL1165100.0
17) Do you participate in any parish or diocesan ministries? -- Ministry to those of substance abuse? (SUBABUSE)
TOTAL%
0) No114097.9
1) Yes252.1
TOTAL1165100.0
18) Do you participate in any parish or diocesan ministries? -- Ministry to the poor or homeless? (HOMELESS)
TOTAL%
0) No102588.0
1) Yes14012.0
TOTAL1165100.0
19) Do you participate in any parish or diocesan ministries? -- Evangelization? (EVANGELC)
TOTAL%
0) No104489.6
1) Yes12110.4
TOTAL1165100.0
20) Do you participate in any parish or diocesan ministries? -- Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA)? (RITEOCIA)
TOTAL%
0) No91778.7
1) Yes24821.3
TOTAL1165100.0
21) Do you participate in any parish or diocesan ministries? -- Migrant/refugee ministry? (MIGRANTS)
TOTAL%
0) No114898.5
1) Yes171.5
TOTAL1165100.0
22) Do you participate in any parish or diocesan ministries? -- Battered women/children ministry? (BATTERED)
TOTAL%
0) No114097.9
1) Yes252.1
TOTAL1165100.0
23) Do you participate in any parish or diocesan ministries? -- Other? (OTHERMIN)
TOTAL%
0) No76265.4
1) Yes40334.6
TOTAL1165100.0
24) What is your age as of your last birthday? (BIRTHDAY)
TOTAL%
32) 10.1
33) 10.1
37) 60.5
38) 50.4
39) 60.5
40) 40.3
41) 70.6
42) 100.9
43) 141.2
44) 151.3
45) 151.3
46) 181.6
47) 332.8
48) 272.3
49) 242.1
50) 353.0
51) 453.9
52) 484.1
53) 423.6
54) 464.0
55) 403.4
56) 322.8
57) 453.9
58) 544.7
59) 353.0
60) 423.6
61) 353.0
62) 464.0
63) 625.3
64) 494.2
65) 383.3
66) 373.2
67) 433.7
68) 353.0
69) 282.4
70) 242.1
71) 211.8
72) 161.4
73) 181.6
74) 171.5
75) 100.9
76) 80.7
77) 80.7
78) 60.5
79) 40.3
81) 30.3
83) 10.1
86) 10.1
Missing5 
TOTAL1160100.0
25) How many children do you have living at home? (HOMEKIDS)
TOTAL%
0) 70863.4
1) 20418.3
2) 11610.4
3) 514.6
4) 211.9
5) 80.7
6) 40.4
7) 20.2
9) 20.2
Missing49 
TOTAL1116100.0
26) If you have children, what is the age of your youngest child? (YOUNGEST)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL102725.6989
27) How many years have you been married to your husband? (MARRIED2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL116136.23410
28) Which of the following best describes your main racial or national background? (BACKGRND)
TOTAL%
1) English, Scottish, Welsh, English-Canadian18718.1
2) Irish21821.1
3) German, Austrian, Dutch, Swiss24523.8
4) Italian12311.9
5) French, French-Canadian, Belgian646.2
6) Polish, Slovak, Lithuanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Hungarian787.6
7) Other Eastern European, e.g., Czech, Slovenian, Croatian181.7
8) Hispanic, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Central or South American484.7
9) Portuguese10.1
10) Asian, including Filipino10.1
11) African-American141.4
13) Native American343.3
Missing134 
TOTAL1031100.0
29) What is the highest level of education you have completed? (EDUCATIO)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school393.4
2) High school graduate or equivalent40435.0
3) Some college37432.4
4) College graduate15613.5
5) Some graduate work635.5
6) MA/MS or equivalent696.0
7) Post master's work393.4
8) Ph.D. or equivalent90.8
Missing12 
TOTAL1153100.0
30) Are you bilingual? (BILNGUAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14212.3
2) No100887.7
Missing15 
TOTAL1150100.0
31) Using the scale below, how often do you participate in the following? -- Participate in the arts, e.g., go to concerts, visit museums, etc. (CONCERTS)
TOTAL%
1) Once a week201.8
2) Once a month or more13111.8
3) A few times a year82674.3
4) Never13512.1
Missing53 
TOTAL1112100.0
32) Using the scale below, how often do you participate in the following? -- Participate in continuing education courses (EDCOURSE)
TOTAL%
1) Once a week484.4
2) Once a month or more968.8
3) A few times a year73166.9
4) Never21719.9
Missing73 
TOTAL1092100.0
33) Using the scale below, how often do you participate in the following? -- Participate in spiritual renewal opportunities, such as retreats days of reflection (RETREATS)
TOTAL%
1) Once a week161.4
2) Once a month or more716.4
3) A few times a year94585.1
4) Never797.1
Missing54 
TOTAL1111100.0
34) Are you presently employed outside the home and earning a salary? (EMPLOYMT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes56648.8
2) No59551.2
Missing4 
TOTAL1161100.0
35) If you are presently employed outside the home, how would you describe this work? (WORKTYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Part-time21837.7
2) Full-time36162.3
Missing586 
TOTAL579100.0
36) Beside employment, are you involved in other activities on a regular basis, such as volunteer work, being a student, etc. (VOLNTEER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes69362.3
2) No41937.7
Missing53 
TOTAL1112100.0
37) If you are involved in other activities on a regular basis, such as volunteer work, being a student, etc., how deeply involved are you? (INVOLVED)
TOTAL%
1) Quite involved31844.2
2) Involved36350.4
3) Rarely involved273.8
4) Never involved121.7
Missing445 
TOTAL720100.0
38) Do you have a formal ministry which is distinct from that of your husband's? (DISTINCT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes49243.7
2) No63556.3
Missing38 
TOTAL1127100.0
39) Did you participate in your husband's preparation for the diaconate? (DIACONAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes108193.6
2) No746.4
Missing10 
TOTAL1155100.0
40) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WIVES WHO PARTICIPATED IN THEIR HUSBAND'S PREPARATION FOR THE DIACONATE: Please check those areas in which you participated. (PARTICPT)
TOTAL%
1) Attended all or almost all formal sessions73166.2
2) Attended some formal sessions24221.9
3) Attended sessions designed especially for deacons' wives11210.1
4) Made days of spiritual renewal and retreat201.8
Missing60 
TOTAL1105100.0
41) How did you feel about the length of time in which you participated in your husband's formation? (TIMESPNT)
TOTAL%
1) I did not participate in his formation.615.5
2) It was just the right amount of time.88079.2
3) It should have been less time.433.9
4) It should have been more time.12711.4
Missing54 
TOTAL1111100.0
42) In what year was your husband ordained? (ORDAINED)
TOTAL%
19) 10.1
31) 10.1
39) 10.1
40) 10.1
51) 10.1
64) 10.1
71) 20.2
72) 131.2
73) 80.7
74) 222.0
75) 232.1
76) 554.9
77) 393.5
78) 726.5
79) 585.2
80) 665.9
81) 484.3
82) 615.5
83) 766.8
84) 615.5
85) 504.5
86) 554.9
87) 554.9
88) 605.4
89) 484.3
90) 474.2
91) 554.9
92) 787.0
93) 474.2
94) 60.5
97) 10.1
99) 10.1
Missing52 
TOTAL1113100.0
43) In your experience, how would you rate your husband's program of formation? (PROGRAM)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent45639.6
2) Good58650.9
3) Fair807.0
4) Poor121.0
5) Don't know171.5
Missing14 
TOTAL1151100.0
44) Regarding your husband's decision to pursue ordination to the diaconate, would you say: (DECISION)
TOTAL%
1) I was very supportive and encouraging from the beginning.86975.2
2) I was supportive but retained some reservations.25021.6
3) I was neutral with regard to his decision.242.1
4) I was not very supportive of his decision.70.6
5) I was antagonistic with regard to his decision.50.4
6) I really can't say.10.1
Missing9 
TOTAL1156100.0
45) Prior to your husband's ordination, how would you rate your involvement in church-related activities? (PREORDAN)
TOTAL%
1) Quite involved53246.0
2) Involved47140.7
3) Rarely involved13211.4
4) Never involved221.9
Missing8 
TOTAL1157100.0
46) Since your husband's ordination, how would you rate your personal involvement in church related activities? (POSTORDN)
TOTAL%
1) Quite involved46039.9
2) Involved50844.1
3) Rarely involved15913.8
4) Never involved252.2
Missing13 
TOTAL1152100.0
47) Since your husband's ordination, have you thought or reacted negatively to his ministry? (REACTION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23820.9
2) No89979.1
Missing28 
TOTAL1137100.0
48) If you have thought negatively of your husband's ordination, do you react negatively to: (NEGATIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Your husband's specific ministry3012.1
2) The diaconate in general5522.2
3) Something other16365.7
Missing917 
TOTAL248100.0
49) How would you describe your own spiritual growth: (PSGROWTH)
TOTAL%
1) Growing significantly49743.3
2) Growing slowly42837.3
3) About the same19416.9
4) Drying up292.5
Missing17 
TOTAL1148100.0
50) In terms of receiving affirmation from others, please rank the following persons or groups of persons by means of the following categories: -- Your children (AFFRMAT1)
TOTAL%
1) Very affirming52547.6
2) Affirming41637.7
3) Neutral14513.2
4) Non-affirming111.0
5) I don't know50.5
Missing63 
TOTAL1102100.0
51) In terms of receiving affirmation from others, please rank the following persons or groups of persons by means of the following categories: -- Your husband (AFFRMAT2)
TOTAL%
1) Very affirming83773.9
2) Affirming24321.4
3) Neutral403.5
4) Non-affirming50.4
5) I don't know80.7
Missing32 
TOTAL1133100.0
52) In terms of receiving affirmation from others, please rank the following persons or groups of persons by means of the following categories: -- Your pastor (AFFRMAT3)
TOTAL%
1) Very affirming39635.2
2) Affirming39735.3
3) Neutral18316.3
4) Non-affirming887.8
5) I don't know615.4
Missing40 
TOTAL1125100.0
53) In terms of receiving affirmation from others, please rank the following persons or groups of persons by means of the following categories: -- Other priests (AFFRMAT4)
TOTAL%
1) Very affirming22320.0
2) Affirming50745.4
3) Neutral22219.9
4) Non-affirming655.8
5) I don't know1009.0
Missing48 
TOTAL1117100.0
54) In terms of receiving affirmation from others, please rank the following persons or groups of persons by means of the following categories: -- Religious sisters (AFFRMAT5)
TOTAL%
1) Very affirming29026.7
2) Affirming41638.3
3) Neutral15214.0
4) Non-affirming524.8
5) I don't know17516.1
Missing80 
TOTAL1085100.0
55) In terms of receiving affirmation from others, please rank the following persons or groups of persons by means of the following categories: -- Longtime friends (AFFRMAT6)
TOTAL%
1) Very affirming45339.9
2) Affirming50744.7
3) Neutral14713.0
4) Non-affirming60.5
5) I don't know221.9
Missing30 
TOTAL1135100.0
56) In terms of receiving affirmation from others, please rank the following persons or groups of persons by means of the following categories: -- The bishop (AFFRMAT7)
TOTAL%
1) Very affirming33830.7
2) Affirming32329.3
3) Neutral14713.3
4) Non-affirming666.0
5) I don't know22820.7
Missing63 
TOTAL1102100.0
57) In terms of receiving affirmation from others, please rank the following persons or groups of persons by means of the following categories: -- Other deacons (AFFRMAT8)
TOTAL%
1) Very affirming52546.5
2) Affirming45540.3
3) Neutral786.9
4) Non-affirming70.6
5) I don't know645.7
Missing36 
TOTAL1129100.0
58) In terms of receiving affirmation from others, please rank the following persons or groups of persons by means of the following categories: -- Other deacons' wives (AFFRMAT9)
TOTAL%
1) Very affirming49644.0
2) Affirming44539.5
3) Neutral1029.1
4) Non-affirming141.2
5) I don't know696.1
Missing39 
TOTAL1126100.0
59) In terms of receiving affirmation from others, please rank the following persons or groups of persons by means of the following categories: -- Neighbors (AFFRMT10)
TOTAL%
1) Very affirming16915.3
2) Affirming36633.1
3) Neutral33029.8
4) Non-affirming262.3
5) I don't know21619.5
Missing58 
TOTAL1107100.0
60) In terms of receiving affirmation from others, please rank the following persons or groups of persons by means of the following categories: -- Others (AFFRMT11)
TOTAL%
1) Very affirming11833.2
2) Affirming9927.9
3) Neutral5214.6
4) Non-affirming123.4
5) I don't know7420.8
Missing810 
TOTAL355100.0
61) Using the scale below, how strongly do you agree or disagree with the following? -- I feel a sense of pride that my husband is an ordained minister. (PROUDHUS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree77867.2
2) Agree32828.3
3) Disagree100.9
4) Strongly disagree20.2
5) I really can't say232.0
6) Doesn't apply161.4
Missing8 
TOTAL1157100.0
62) Using the scale below, how strongly do you agree or disagree with the following? -- The priests my husband works with see him as a valuable colleague. (VALUABLE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree45839.7
2) Agree47140.8
3) Disagree1028.8
4) Strongly disagree423.6
5) I really can't say736.3
6) Doesn't apply90.8
Missing10 
TOTAL1155100.0
63) Using the scale below, how strongly do you agree or disagree with the following? -- Sometimes I feel that some priests resent working with a married deacon. (RESENTFL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree22619.6
2) Agree54347.1
3) Disagree14812.8
4) Strongly disagree464.0
5) I really can't say16114.0
6) Doesn't apply292.5
Missing12 
TOTAL1153100.0
64) Using the scale below, how strongly do you agree or disagree with the following? -- In general, the time I spend with my husband and family is very fulfilling. (FULFLING)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree76866.3
2) Agree36331.3
3) Disagree121.0
4) Strongly disagree20.2
5) I really can't say80.7
6) Doesn't apply50.4
Missing7 
TOTAL1158100.0
65) Using the scale below, how strongly do you agree or disagree with the following? -- I feel that my husband has the personal qualities required for diaconal ministry. (QUALITIS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree93480.4
2) Agree21018.1
3) Disagree40.3
4) Strongly disagree10.1
5) I really can't say110.9
6) Doesn't apply10.1
Missing4 
TOTAL1161100.0
66) Using the scale below, how strongly do you agree or disagree with the following? -- Since my husband's ordination, I feel I no longer have enough time to pursue my own interests. (ENUFTIME)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree151.3
2) Agree413.5
3) Disagree61352.9
4) Strongly disagree41535.8
5) I really can't say141.2
6) Doesn't apply605.2
Missing7 
TOTAL1158100.0
67) Using the scale below, how strongly do you agree or disagree with the following? -- I actively share in my husband's ministry. (SHAREMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree24821.8
2) Agree51945.6
3) Disagree21518.9
4) Strongly disagree312.7
5) I really can't say312.7
6) Doesn't apply938.2
Missing28 
TOTAL1137100.0
68) Using the scale below, how strongly do you agree or disagree with the following? -- The diaconate has had a positive effect on the way my husband and I relate to each other. (POSITIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree36331.6
2) Agree54647.5
3) Disagree685.9
4) Strongly disagree141.2
5) I really can't say938.1
6) Doesn't apply665.7
Missing15 
TOTAL1150100.0
69) Using the scale below, how strongly do you agree or disagree with the following? -- Most of the priests we know truly respect my husband because of his personal talents. (RESPECTD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree43537.6
2) Agree54547.1
3) Disagree595.1
4) Strongly disagree141.2
5) I really can't say1049.0
Missing8 
TOTAL1157100.0
70) Using the scale below, how strongly do you agree or disagree with the following? -- I think some deacons use their ministry as an excuse for not dealing with family problems. (EXCUSES4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree706.1
2) Agree23520.3
3) Disagree19416.8
4) Strongly disagree958.2
5) I really can't say53546.3
6) Doesn't apply262.3
Missing10 
TOTAL1155100.0
71) Using the scale below, how strongly do you agree or disagree with the following? -- My husband sometimes uses his ministry as an excuse for not dealing with family problems. (HUSEXCUS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree171.5
2) Agree665.7
3) Disagree45339.2
4) Strongly disagree54447.1
5) I really can't say332.9
6) Doesn't apply423.6
Missing10 
TOTAL1155100.0
72) Using the scale below, how strongly do you agree or disagree with the following? -- I feel the parish expects too much of me because of my husband's position as a deacon. (XTOOMUCH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree201.7
2) Agree514.4
3) Disagree62153.7
4) Strongly disagree31026.8
5) I really can't say827.1
6) Doesn't apply736.3
Missing8 
TOTAL1157100.0
73) Using the scale below, how strongly do you agree or disagree with the following? -- Since studying theology, my husband thinks he knows all there is about the faith. (KNOWLEDG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree161.4
2) Agree302.6
3) Disagree50643.7
4) Strongly disagree56348.6
5) I really can't say151.3
6) Doesn't apply292.5
Missing6 
TOTAL1159100.0
74) Using the scale below, how strongly do you agree or disagree with the following? -- I feel that the priests in our parish have a difficult time relating to me as the wife of an ordained minister. (HARDRELT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree544.7
2) Agree897.7
3) Disagree61053.0
4) Strongly disagree26723.2
5) I really can't say938.1
6) Doesn't apply383.3
Missing14 
TOTAL1151100.0
75) Using the scale below, how strongly do you agree or disagree with the following? -- Since ordination, my husband's interest in his own secular career or occupation has diminished. (NOCAREER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree393.5
2) Agree11410.1
3) Disagree50444.6
4) Strongly disagree30126.7
5) I really can't say171.5
6) Doesn't apply15413.6
Missing36 
TOTAL1129100.0
76) Using the scale below, how strongly do you agree or disagree with the following? -- My husband's ordination has had little or no impact on the way I choose to spend my time. (SPENDTME)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree12510.9
2) Agree47941.7
3) Disagree41035.7
4) Strongly disagree907.8
5) I really can't say141.2
6) Doesn't apply322.8
Missing15 
TOTAL1150100.0
77) Using the scale below, how strongly do you agree or disagree with the following? -- Because of his ordination, I feel that my husband is often used and taken advantage of. (ADVNTGOF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree615.3
2) Agree19917.3
3) Disagree64355.9
4) Strongly disagree18215.8
5) I really can't say514.4
6) Doesn't apply141.2
Missing15 
TOTAL1150100.0
78) Using the scale below, how strongly do you agree or disagree with the following? -- Since ordination, my husband sometimes has a "holier than thou" attitude about himself. (ATTITUDE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree141.2
2) Agree554.8
3) Disagree50744.0
4) Strongly disagree54847.5
5) I really can't say111.0
6) Doesn't apply181.6
Missing12 
TOTAL1153100.0
79) Using the scale below, how strongly do you agree or disagree with the following? -- Because of ordination, it seems we have less time as a couple "to get away from it all" and simply relax. (FREETIME)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree635.5
2) Agree24321.2
3) Disagree55048.0
4) Strongly disagree25422.1
5) I really can't say80.7
6) Doesn't apply292.5
Missing18 
TOTAL1147100.0
80) Using the scale below, how strongly do you agree or disagree with the following? -- I sometimes feel that I am in competition with the church for my husband's love and affection. (AFFECTN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree332.9
2) Agree1059.1
3) Disagree53646.4
4) Strongly disagree44838.8
5) I really can't say80.7
6) Doesn't apply242.1
Missing11 
TOTAL1154100.0
81) Using the scale below, how strongly do you agree or disagree with the following? -- I sometimes feel that the persons my husband serves treat him as a mere worker rather than a committed minister. (BADTREAT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree474.1
2) Agree24521.3
3) Disagree53846.7
4) Strongly disagree25422.0
5) I really can't say524.5
6) Doesn't apply161.4
Missing13 
TOTAL1152100.0
82) Using the scale below, how strongly do you agree or disagree with the following? -- I sometimes think most laity do not really understand that deacons are not "priest-assistants," but ordained clergy in our church. (CLERGMAN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree31427.3
2) Agree55248.0
3) Disagree16914.7
4) Strongly disagree363.1
5) I really can't say736.3
6) Doesn't apply70.6
Missing14 
TOTAL1151100.0
83) Using the scale below, how strongly do you agree or disagree with the following? -- My husband often puts his ministerial responsibilities ahead of his family responsibilities. (WRKFIRST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree252.2
2) Agree14412.5
3) Disagree62354.0
4) Strongly disagree32828.4
5) I really can't say131.1
6) Doesn't apply201.7
Missing12 
TOTAL1153100.0
84) Using the scale below, how strongly do you agree or disagree with the following? -- I sometimes think that my husband should devote the time and energy he gives to the diaconate to his own secular career or occupational advancement. (WORKMORE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree50.4
2) Agree423.7
3) Disagree56749.7
4) Strongly disagree33129.0
5) I really can't say171.5
6) Doesn't apply17815.6
Missing25 
TOTAL1140100.0
85) Using the scale below, how strongly do you agree or disagree with the following? -- In general, deacons spend an equivalent amount of time with their families as do other working men. (EQALTIME)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree625.4
2) Agree49543.1
3) Disagree24821.6
4) Strongly disagree534.6
5) I really can't say27924.3
6) Doesn't apply121.0
Missing16 
TOTAL1149100.0
86) Using the scale below, how strongly do you agree or disagree with the following? -- In general, I feel that my husband really wishes he had pursued ordination to the priesthood. (PRIESTHD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree262.3
2) Agree635.5
3) Disagree55848.5
4) Strongly disagree40435.1
5) I really can't say796.9
6) Doesn't apply201.7
Missing15 
TOTAL1150100.0
87) Using the scale below, how strongly do you agree or disagree with the following? -- Because of my husband's ordination, my own understanding of the Church's mission has increased. (INCREASE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree28925.2
2) Agree63055.0
3) Disagree14412.6
4) Strongly disagree262.3
5) I really can't say383.3
6) Doesn't apply181.6
Missing20 
TOTAL1145100.0
88) Using the scale below, how strongly do you agree or disagree with the following? -- As a result of my husband's ordination, my friends are not as open in our relationship. (MFRIENDS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree181.6
2) Agree806.9
3) Disagree67858.9
4) Strongly disagree31026.9
5) I really can't say453.9
6) Doesn't apply211.8
Missing13 
TOTAL1152100.0
89) Using the scale below, how strongly do you agree or disagree with the following? -- Since ordination, my husband tends to expect too much from the people to whom he ministers. (HIGHEXPT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree151.3
2) Agree302.6
3) Disagree64756.1
4) Strongly disagree40535.1
5) I really can't say413.6
6) Doesn't apply151.3
Missing12 
TOTAL1153100.0
90) During your husband's ordination, you heard him promise the bishop obedience and respect. What was your reaction to this? (REACTN2)
TOTAL%
1) It seems right with me.97486.0
2) I wondered how that would affect our marriage.756.6
3) I wondered how that would affect our family.474.1
4) I had negative feelings.373.3
Missing32 
TOTAL1133100.0
91) Since your husband became a deacon, do you feel the freedom to pursue your own religious practice in your own way? (PURSUERL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, entirely82872.3
2) Yes, to a great degree23420.4
3) I feel little less free585.1
4) I feel a lot less free80.7
5) I really can't say181.6
Missing19 
TOTAL1146100.0
92) Paragraph 72 of the diaconal guidelines reads: "The wives and families of married candidates should be involved in the various aspects of the formation program. Relationships among deacons and their wives and children are bound to be affected by the new commitments that deacons make. These changes will be handled much more easily if the wives and at least the older children gain an understanding and appreciation of the new ministry that their husbands and fathers will be undertaking and of how it will affect them. Diaconal commitments and family relationships will thus enrich and confirm one another." Does your experience correspond to the guidelines? (CORRESPD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes93682.7
2) No887.8
3) I am not sure1089.5
Missing33 
TOTAL1132100.0
93) If you knew then what you know now, would you have given your consent to your husband's ordination to the order of deacon? (UCONSENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes106192.4
2) No131.1
3) I am not sure746.4
Missing17 
TOTAL1148100.0
94) Have you ever felt the need for a support group to better understand your husband's ministry? (SUPPRTGR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37633.3
2) No75466.7
Missing35 
TOTAL1130100.0
95) Do you believe dioceses should help to take care of a deacon when he gets sick? (SICKCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes51545.8
2) No20418.1
3) I am not sure40636.1
Missing40 
TOTAL1125100.0
96) Respondent Identification (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1164583.386339
97) I-AGE: What is your age as of your last birthday? (recoded for use with on-line analysis task) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) <5018616.0
1) 50-5942236.4
2) 60-6941535.8
3) 70&over13711.8
Missing5 
TOTAL1160100.0
98) I-RACE: Which of the following best describes your main racial or national background? (recoded for use with on-line analysis task) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
0) European93490.6
1) Hispanic484.7
2) African-Am141.4
3) Native Am.343.3
4) Other10.1
Missing134 
TOTAL1031100.0
99) I-EDUCATN: What is the highest level of education you have completed? (recoded for use with on-line analysis task) (I-EDUCATN)
TOTAL%
0) HS or less44338.4
1) Some coll.37432.4
2) Coll. grad15613.5
3) Some grad635.5
4) Grad deg.11710.1
Missing12 
TOTAL1153100.0