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

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) What is your vocational status? (VOCATION)
TOTAL%
1) Lay person50.9
2) Religious brother10.2
3) Religious sister193.6
4) Permanent deacon346.5
5) Priest46488.0
6) Bishop40.8
Missing4 
TOTAL527100.0
2) In the diaconate program, what does your role involve? (DIACONAT)
TOTAL%
1) Director of diocesan program for deacons448.5
2) Supervisor of deacon interns who are in formation366.9
3) Long-term supervisor of deacons24547.3
4) Other19337.3
Missing13 
TOTAL518100.0
3) Overall, how committed is your diocese to the process of supervising, providing counseling and giving direction to permanent deacons? (COMMITTD)
TOTAL%
1) Very committed28454.3
2) Somewhat committed18335.0
3) Not very committed448.4
4) Not committed at all122.3
Missing8 
TOTAL523100.0
4) Have you had formal training which has prepared you for your role? (TRAINING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21842.4
2) No29657.6
Missing17 
TOTAL514100.0
5) Please evaluate the training for your role. (EVALTRNG)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfactory9220.6
2) Satisfactory14231.8
3) Unsatisfactory102.2
4) Very unsatisfactory40.9
5) No training19844.4
Missing85 
TOTAL446100.0
6) Was there preparation for your role? (SATSTRNG)
TOTAL%
0) No10.4
1) Yes24999.6
Missing281 
TOTAL250100.0
7) Please estimate the total number of hours of preparation for your role. (PREPARTN)
TOTAL%
0) 32.0
1) 10.7
2) 117.4
3) 85.4
4) 64.0
5) 85.4
6) 21.3
7) 21.3
8) 74.7
9) 10.7
10) 85.4
12) 64.0
13) 10.7
15) 42.7
16) 32.0
20) 149.4
24) 74.7
25) 53.4
26) 10.7
30) 53.4
32) 10.7
34) 10.7
40) 53.4
45) 10.7
46) 10.7
50) 53.4
60) 32.0
80) 10.7
90) 10.7
99) 42.7
100) 74.7
104) 10.7
120) 32.0
130) 10.7
141) 10.7
200) 32.0
360) 10.7
400) 10.7
450) 10.7
500) 10.7
999) 32.0
Missing382 
TOTAL149100.0
8) In light or your experience, how was the time you spent preparing for your role? (ROLEPREP)
TOTAL%
1) Very adequate12730.1
2) Somewhat adequate9322.0
3) Somewhat inadequate225.2
4) Very inadequate112.6
5) I had no preparation16940.0
Missing109 
TOTAL422100.0
9) Who appointed you to your role? (APPTROLE)
TOTAL%
1) Bishop25653.9
2) Diocesan personnel board91.9
3) Pastor122.5
4) Director of permanent diaconate program4910.3
5) Myself9119.2
6) Other5812.2
Missing56 
TOTAL475100.0
10) How many years have you been in this role? (YRSROLE)
TOTAL%
0) 10.2
1) 224.6
2) 5311.0
3) 5411.2
4) 377.7
5) 489.9
6) 367.5
7) 275.6
8) 214.3
9) 183.7
10) 347.0
11) 61.2
12) 204.1
13) 132.7
14) 71.4
15) 173.5
16) 112.3
17) 81.7
18) 51.0
19) 30.6
20) 153.1
21) 20.4
22) 40.8
24) 10.2
25) 51.0
27) 10.2
28) 10.2
30) 10.2
32) 30.6
34) 10.2
35) 20.4
36) 10.2
38) 10.2
40) 10.2
51) 20.4
55) 10.2
Missing48 
TOTAL483100.0
11) If you had a choice, would you be in this role? (PICKROLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42186.8
2) No255.2
3) Don't know398.0
Missing46 
TOTAL485100.0
12) Which of the following statements characterizes how you understand your responsibilities? (RSPNSBLT)
TOTAL%
1) Follow written role description20340.5
2) Do not follow written description142.8
3) Mutual understanding that works well24448.7
4) Mutual understanding that does not work well295.8
5) Other112.2
Missing30 
TOTAL501100.0
13) If there is a written role description, who wrote it? (WRTNROLE)
TOTAL%
1) Bishop2710.7
2) Diocesan personnel board114.4
3) Pastor197.5
4) Director of permanent diaconate program10842.9
5) Myself3915.5
6) Other4819.0
Missing279 
TOTAL252100.0
14) Does the role description still accurately describe your actual responsibilities? (ROLEDESC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16442.4
2) No22357.6
Missing144 
TOTAL387100.0
15) In general, what is your personal reaction to the restoration of the permanent diaconate? (RSTRDCNT)
TOTAL%
1) Very positive34065.3
2) Somewhat positive15028.8
3) Somewhat negative254.8
4) Very negative40.8
5) Can't say20.4
Missing10 
TOTAL521100.0
16) Has any literature helped you as supervisor? (LTRATURE)
TOTAL%
0) No25347.6
1) Yes27852.4
TOTAL531100.0
17) Could the ministries that your deacons perform be performed equally by a lay person or this same person without ordination? (LAYPRSON)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely not16732.3
2) Probably not12023.2
3) Maybe7915.3
4) Probably yes10520.3
5) Definitely yes468.9
Missing14 
TOTAL517100.0
18) The diocesan bishop in general is supportive of the permanent diaconate. (DBISHOP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree24646.6
2) Agree22141.9
3) Disagree193.6
4) Strongly disagree122.3
5) Don't know305.7
Missing3 
TOTAL528100.0
19) Diocesan priests are supportive of the permanent diaconate. (DPRIESTS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree407.6
2) Agree37170.4
3) Disagree7113.5
4) Strongly disagree112.1
5) Don't know346.5
Missing4 
TOTAL527100.0
20) Parishioners understand the role of deacons for the most part. (PRSHNRD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree417.8
2) Agree32762.2
3) Disagree12423.6
4) Strongly disagree203.8
5) Don't know142.7
Missing5 
TOTAL526100.0
21) Priests have grown more supportive of the diaconate than they were years ago. (PRIESTSD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree9317.6
2) Agree32862.1
3) Disagree519.7
4) Strongly disagree91.7
5) Don't know478.9
Missing3 
TOTAL528100.0
22) Parishioners have come to understand the role of deacons better than years ago. (PARSHNRD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree9518.0
2) Agree35667.6
3) Disagree5410.2
4) Strongly disagree61.1
5) Don't know163.0
Missing4 
TOTAL527100.0
23) Sisters have come to appreciate the role of deacon. (SISTERSD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree418.0
2) Agree17333.8
3) Disagree8316.2
4) Strongly disagree254.9
5) Don't know19037.1
Missing19 
TOTAL512100.0
24) Parish staffs have come to appreciate the role of deacon. (PRSHSTFD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree11722.2
2) Agree32161.0
3) Disagree448.4
4) Strongly disagree51.0
5) Don't know397.4
Missing5 
TOTAL526100.0
25) The permanent diaconate is needed more now than when it was first restored. (PDCNATE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree21841.5
2) Agree19937.9
3) Disagree468.8
4) Strongly disagree152.9
5) Don't know479.0
Missing6 
TOTAL525100.0
26) The diaconate will grow substantially in numbers in the next five years in our diocese. (DCNTEGRW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree8315.8
2) Agree16331.1
3) Disagree9518.1
4) Strongly disagree254.8
5) Don't know15830.2
Missing7 
TOTAL524100.0
27) Granted this varies from parish to parish, overall, how well are most of the deacons introduced to the community they serve? (DCNCMMTY)
TOTAL%
1) Very well24548.1
2) Somewhat well22544.2
3) Not well305.9
4) Almost never happens71.4
5) Nonexistent20.4
Missing22 
TOTAL509100.0
28) How much ongoing instruction and updating on the role of the permanent diaconate is happening with the parishioners? (UPDTPRSH)
TOTAL%
1) Very regular basis316.1
2) Somewhat regular basis10320.1
3) Somewhat irregular18135.4
4) Very irregular9919.3
5) Almost nonexistent8216.0
6) Don't know163.1
Missing19 
TOTAL512100.0
29) How much ongoing instruction and updating on the role of the permanent diaconate is happening with the priests? (UPDTPRST)
TOTAL%
1) Very regular basis326.3
2) Somewhat regular basis12825.3
3) Somewhat irregular16031.6
4) Very irregular8717.2
5) Almost nonexistent7314.4
6) Don't know265.1
Missing25 
TOTAL506100.0
30) How much ongoing instruction and updating on the role of the permanent diaconate is happening with the religious? (UPDTRLGS)
TOTAL%
1) Very regular basis173.6
2) Somewhat regular basis7515.7
3) Somewhat irregular9820.5
4) Very irregular5411.3
5) Almost nonexistent7014.7
6) Don't know16334.2
Missing54 
TOTAL477100.0
31) How much ongoing instruction and updating on the role of the permanent diaconate is happening with the bishops? (UPDTBSHP)
TOTAL%
1) Very regular basis7616.5
2) Somewhat regular basis6213.4
3) Somewhat irregular4610.0
4) Very irregular132.8
5) Almost nonexistent214.5
6) Don't know24452.8
Missing69 
TOTAL462100.0
32) How much ongoing instruction and updating on the role of the permanent diaconate is happening with the parish staffs? (UPDTPRSS)
TOTAL%
1) Very regular basis418.1
2) Somewhat regular basis12324.2
3) Somewhat irregular16532.5
4) Very irregular7615.0
5) Almost nonexistent6512.8
6) Don't know387.5
Missing23 
TOTAL508100.0
33) Do deacons with whom you work have a written delineation of their responsibilities? (DLNTION1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes40778.6
2) No11121.4
Missing13 
TOTAL518100.0
34) Do you think deacons need a written delineation of their responsibilities? (DLNTION2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes45588.0
2) No6212.0
Missing14 
TOTAL517100.0
35) In general, how would you describe the relationship between most deacons' wives and the priests with whom they minister? (DCNWIVES)
TOTAL%
1) Very warm and respectful25247.8
2) Somewhat warm and respectful18735.5
3) Somewhat distant438.2
4) Very distant40.8
5) Can't say356.6
6) Does not pertain61.1
Missing4 
TOTAL527100.0
36) In general, how much collaboration do you see between deacons and their pastors? (DCNPSTOR)
TOTAL%
1) Very much collaboration20739.4
2) Some collaboration27151.5
3) Very little collaboration336.3
4) No collaboration30.6
5) Don't know122.3
Missing5 
TOTAL526100.0
37) In general, how much satisfaction or dissatisfaction is expressed over this collaboration? (DCNSTSFC)
TOTAL%
1) Very much satisfaction13826.4
2) Some satisfaction20338.8
3) Some dissatisfaction10920.8
4) Great dissatisfaction193.6
5) Don't know5410.3
Missing8 
TOTAL523100.0
38) In general, how much collaboration do you see between deacons and parish staff? (DCNPRSH)
TOTAL%
1) Very much collaboration16331.1
2) Some collaboration27452.3
3) Very little collaboration5510.5
4) No collaboration81.5
5) Don't know244.6
Missing7 
TOTAL524100.0
39) In general, how much satisfaction or dissatisfaction is expressed over this collaboration? (PRSHSTSF)
TOTAL%
1) Very much satisfaction11722.5
2) Some satisfaction21040.3
3) Some dissatisfaction11421.9
4) Great dissatisfaction122.3
5) Don't know6813.1
Missing10 
TOTAL521100.0
40) In general, how much do you see deacons and priests collaborating as a team? (DCNPRST)
TOTAL%
1) Great degree16531.8
2) Fair degree28154.1
3) Very little6712.9
4) Almost no degree61.2
Missing12 
TOTAL519100.0
41) How many deacons are you presently directing or supervising? (DCNSPRVS)
TOTAL%
0) 357.1
1) 18236.8
2) 12024.3
3) 6413.0
4) 275.5
5) 112.2
6) 61.2
7) 10.2
9) 10.2
10) 10.2
11) 10.2
13) 10.2
14) 10.2
17) 20.4
18) 10.2
19) 10.2
22) 10.2
23) 10.2
24) 30.6
27) 10.2
29) 10.2
31) 10.2
35) 10.2
37) 10.2
38) 10.2
46) 10.2
47) 10.2
48) 10.2
50) 10.2
51) 20.4
52) 10.2
53) 10.2
54) 10.2
56) 10.2
81) 10.2
85) 10.2
90) 10.2
97) 10.2
99) 61.2
131) 10.2
164) 10.2
195) 10.2
196) 10.2
200) 10.2
219) 10.2
285) 10.2
300) 10.2
Missing37 
TOTAL494100.0
42) What do you consider to be an appropriate number of deacons to work with? (NMBRDCN)
TOTAL%
0) 10.3
1) 3913.2
2) 9331.4
3) 7625.7
4) 237.8
5) 227.4
6) 113.7
7) 31.0
8) 10.3
10) 41.4
12) 10.3
20) 41.4
22) 10.3
25) 10.3
27) 20.7
30) 41.4
45) 10.3
50) 51.7
52) 10.3
70) 10.3
72) 10.3
99) 10.3
Missing235 
TOTAL296100.0
43) How did you and the deacons you supervise decide on how often you should meet to discuss the deacons' ministry positions? (MEETINGS)
TOTAL%
1) Part of written role description5414.2
2) Understood by time of ordination112.9
3) Suggested by bishop184.7
4) Suggested by pastor133.4
5) My suggestion7118.7
6) Supervisee's suggestion61.6
7) Both decided16343.0
8) Don't recall4311.3
Missing152 
TOTAL379100.0
44) Does your diocese have guidelines about how frequently supervisors and deacons should meet? (MEETFREQ)
TOTAL%
1) No11328.5
2) Yes15839.8
3) Don't know12631.7
Missing134 
TOTAL397100.0
45) In general, do you find the frequency of your meetings with the deacons you direct and counsel: (FREQMEET)
TOTAL%
1) About right28171.1
2) Not often enough10827.3
3) Too many61.5
Missing136 
TOTAL395100.0
46) Over time, have you found the frequency of your meetings with the deacons you supervise: (MEETGOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Increasing7719.5
2) Decreasing7819.8
3) About the same23960.7
Missing137 
TOTAL394100.0
47) In general, how frequently do you generally discuss the deacon's ministry with him? (MEETDISC)
TOTAL%
1) Weekly6317.3
2) Monthly11230.8
3) Every few months11230.8
4) Yearly5214.3
5) Rarely or never256.9
Missing167 
TOTAL364100.0
48) How would you broadly characterize your relationship with the deacons you direct and counsel? (DCNRLTN)
TOTAL%
1) Nodding acquaintance61.6
2) Aware and interested in each other's work10026.7
3) Senior-Junior colleague, allocating work as needs13435.7
4) Captain-First Mate7520.0
5) Expert-Novice92.4
6) Other5113.6
Missing156 
TOTAL375100.0
49) Do you believe that the deacons you direct and counsel would devote the same time to their present ministry if not ordained? (DCNDEVOT)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely not10326.9
2) Probably not14738.4
3) Maybe6115.9
4) Probably yes6115.9
5) Definitely yes112.9
Missing148 
TOTAL383100.0
50) Did you know the deacons you direct and counsel before they became a candidate for the permanent diaconate? (KNOWDCN)
TOTAL%
1) Most of them9424.5
2) Few of them23060.1
3) None of them5915.4
Missing148 
TOTAL383100.0
51) If yes, did you personally encourage these men to pursue ordination to the diaconate? (PRSUORDN)
TOTAL%
1) Most of them9444.5
2) Few of them9746.0
3) None of them209.5
Missing320 
TOTAL211100.0
52) How would you rate the overall effectiveness of most deacons you direct and counsel in preparing and giving homilies? (HOMILIES)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective13835.6
2) Somewhat effective19650.5
3) Ineffective246.2
4) Deacon does not perform this ministry266.7
5) Don't know41.0
Missing143 
TOTAL388100.0
53) How would you rate the overall effectiveness of most deacons you direct and counsel in religious education? (EDUCTION)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective11329.5
2) Somewhat effective19350.4
3) Ineffective143.7
4) Deacon does not perform this ministry5213.6
5) Don't know112.9
Missing148 
TOTAL383100.0
54) How would you rate the overall effectiveness of most deacons you direct and counsel in participation in parish/diocesan administration? (ADMNSRTN)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective7619.9
2) Somewhat effective15340.1
3) Ineffective236.0
4) Deacon does not perform this ministry11931.2
5) Don't know112.9
Missing149 
TOTAL382100.0
55) How would you rate the overall effectiveness of most deacons you direct and counsel with the poor? (CNSLPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective12933.8
2) Somewhat effective14437.7
3) Ineffective153.9
4) Deacon does not perform this ministry7118.6
5) Don't know236.0
Missing149 
TOTAL382100.0
56) How would you rate the overall effectiveness of most deacons you direct and counsel in the pro-life movement? (PROLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective7620.2
2) Somewhat effective14137.5
3) Ineffective164.3
4) Deacon does not perform this ministry11330.1
5) Don't know308.0
Missing155 
TOTAL376100.0
57) How would you rate the overall effectiveness of most deacons you direct and counsel in prison ministry? (PRISON)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective6718.3
2) Somewhat effective5314.4
3) Ineffective164.4
4) Deacon does not perform this ministry19553.1
5) Don't know369.8
Missing164 
TOTAL367100.0
58) How would you rate the overall effectiveness of most deacons you direct and counsel in working with small base communities? (COMMUNTY)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective4913.6
2) Somewhat effective8222.8
3) Ineffective215.8
4) Deacon does not perform this ministry18050.1
5) Don't know277.5
Missing172 
TOTAL359100.0
59) How would you rate the overall effectiveness of most deacons you direct and counsel in visiting the sick and elderly? (SICKELDR)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective20653.6
2) Somewhat effective13434.9
3) Ineffective92.3
4) Deacon does not perform this ministry307.8
5) Don't know51.3
Missing147 
TOTAL384100.0
60) How would you rate the overall effectiveness of most deacons you direct and counsel in promoting human and civil rights? (CIVLRGHT)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective5715.3
2) Somewhat effective14037.6
3) Ineffective267.0
4) Deacon does not perform this ministry11430.6
5) Don't know359.4
Missing159 
TOTAL372100.0
61) How would you rate the overall effectiveness of most deacons you direct and counsel in sacramental activities, e.g. baptisms, marriages, liturgies? (LITRGIES)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective22558.4
2) Somewhat effective14036.4
3) Ineffective82.1
4) Deacon does not perform this ministry82.1
5) Don't know41.0
Missing146 
TOTAL385100.0
62) How would you rate the overall effectiveness of most deacons you direct and counsel in counseling? (CNSLING)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective8121.4
2) Somewhat effective15240.2
3) Ineffective215.6
4) Deacon does not perform this ministry9424.9
5) Don't know307.9
Missing153 
TOTAL378100.0
63) How would you rate the overall effectiveness of most deacons you direct and counsel in Rite of Christian Initiation inquiry classes? (RCIA)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective14638.5
2) Somewhat effective11730.9
3) Ineffective143.7
4) Deacon does not perform this ministry9124.0
5) Don't know112.9
Missing152 
TOTAL379100.0
64) How would you rate the overall effectiveness of most deacons you direct and counsel in leadership of prayer groups, charismatics, marriage encounter? (ENCOUNTR)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective12833.9
2) Somewhat effective9324.6
3) Ineffective174.5
4) Deacon does not perform this ministry12733.6
5) Don't know133.4
Missing153 
TOTAL378100.0
65) How would you rate the overall effectiveness of most deacons you direct and counsel in evangelization? (EVNGLZTN)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective8121.5
2) Somewhat effective17045.2
3) Ineffective205.3
4) Deacon does not perform this ministry8322.1
5) Don't know225.9
Missing155 
TOTAL376100.0
66) How would you rate the overall effectiveness of most deacons you direct and counsel in preaching, teaching, or informing others about the social teachings of the Catholic Church? (SOCLTCHN)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective7921.0
2) Somewhat effective17546.5
3) Ineffective318.2
4) Deacon does not perform this ministry6818.1
5) Don't know236.1
Missing155 
TOTAL376100.0
67) How would you rate the overall effectiveness of most deacons you direct and council in other areas not previously listed -- Answer One? (EFTVDCN1)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective7463.2
2) Somewhat effective4034.2
3) Ineffective10.9
4) Deacon does not perform this ministry21.7
Missing414 
TOTAL117100.0
68) How would you rate the overall effectiveness of most deacons you direct and council in other areas not previously listed -- Answer Two? (EFTVDCN2)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective3363.5
2) Somewhat effective1732.7
3) Ineffective23.8
Missing479 
TOTAL52100.0
69) How would you rate the overall effectiveness of most deacons you direct and council in other areas not previously listed -- Answer Three? (EFTVDCN3)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective1565.2
2) Somewhat effective834.8
Missing508 
TOTAL23100.0
70) Since its restoration, has the ministry of the diaconate turned out as you expected? (TURNOUT)
TOTAL%
1) Very much so8015.5
2) Pretty much so27954.0
3) Don't know6111.8
4) Not quite8215.9
5) Much different152.9
Missing14 
TOTAL517100.0
71) Do you feel the diaconal formation programs with which you are familiar are adequate? (ADEQUATE)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfactory9718.7
2) Satisfactory25448.9
3) Not satisfactory9919.1
4) Very dissatisfactory265.0
5) Don't know438.3
Missing12 
TOTAL519100.0
72) How effective do you believe your role has been? (EFFECTVE)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective10620.6
2) Somewhat effective33064.1
3) Not very effective438.3
4) Ineffective91.7
5) Don't know275.2
Missing16 
TOTAL515100.0
73) How much do you use the 1984 guidelines on the permanent diaconate which were published by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops? (GUIDLINE)
TOTAL%
1) Very often499.5
2) Somewhat often10119.5
3) Seldom15329.5
4) Almost never7614.7
5) Haven't read13926.8
Missing13 
TOTAL518100.0
74) To whom do you give an accounting of your supervision or direction/counseling of deacons? (ACCNTNT)
TOTAL%
1) No one19437.3
2) Bishop11121.3
3) Pastor81.5
4) Personnel board51.0
5) Director of diaconate program18435.4
6) Other183.5
Missing11 
TOTAL520100.0
75) In general, how well do you feel deacons are trained to work with other leadership groups in the parish? (DCNTRAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very well8315.8
2) Fairly well26951.1
3) Somewhat poorly10520.0
4) Very poorly234.4
5) Don't know468.7
Missing5 
TOTAL526100.0
76) All things being equal, in general, who do you think would make the best director for deacons? (DCNDRCTR)
TOTAL%
1) Priests17233.7
2) Bishops132.5
3) Religious brothers10.2
4) Religious sisters20.4
5) Lay persons91.8
6) Permanent deacons21141.3
7) Can't say7614.9
8) Other275.3
Missing20 
TOTAL511100.0
77) Things being equal, in general, who do you think would make the best supervisor/counselor for deacons? (DCNCNSLR)
TOTAL%
1) Priests22244.0
2) Bishops71.4
3) Religious brothers20.4
4) Religious sisters20.4
5) Lay persons71.4
6) Permanent deacons15631.0
7) Can't say7514.9
8) Other336.5
Missing27 
TOTAL504100.0
78) Deacons promise not to marry if they become widowed. From your experience, do you think their formation programs adequately teach the meaning of this rule? (DCNMARRY)
TOTAL%
1) Very adequately8616.9
2) Adequately15229.9
3) Don't know18736.8
4) Inadequately5210.2
5) Very inadequately316.1
Missing23 
TOTAL508100.0
79) Deacons sometimes speak of an 'identity problem.' Is this generally true in your experience? (INDTYPRB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21642.0
2) No29858.0
Missing17 
TOTAL514100.0
80) Does your role ever bring you into contact with the deacon's family and wife? (DCNFMLY)
TOTAL%
1) Not applicable61.1
2) Never40.8
3) Rarely468.8
4) Sometimes17132.6
5) Often29856.8
Missing6 
TOTAL525100.0
81) In your experience, have the deacons' ministerial duties ever conflicted with their family obligations? (FMLYOBLG)
TOTAL%
1) Does not apply101.9
2) Often499.5
3) Sometimes356.8
4) Rarely25248.7
5) Never17133.1
Missing14 
TOTAL517100.0
82) Have you ever been asked to counsel a deacon's wife? (CNSLWIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Never35667.8
2) Once or twice9017.1
3) A few times7213.7
4) Often71.3
Missing6 
TOTAL525100.0
83) Have you ever been asked to counsel a deacon and his wife? (CNCLDCNW)
TOTAL%
1) Never39876.2
2) Once or twice7514.4
3) A few times448.4
4) Often51.0
Missing9 
TOTAL522100.0
84) What is your age as of your last birthday? (AGE)
TOTAL%
33) 10.2
35) 20.4
36) 40.8
37) 20.4
38) 30.6
39) 30.6
40) 132.5
41) 91.7
42) 61.2
43) 122.3
44) 163.1
45) 193.7
46) 193.7
47) 152.9
48) 254.9
49) 132.5
50) 173.3
51) 91.7
52) 214.1
53) 224.3
54) 173.3
55) 265.0
56) 163.1
57) 81.6
58) 265.0
59) 193.7
60) 203.9
61) 183.5
62) 122.3
63) 142.7
64) 193.7
65) 254.9
66) 142.7
67) 122.3
68) 61.2
69) 71.4
70) 61.2
71) 61.2
72) 40.8
73) 40.8
74) 30.6
75) 10.2
80) 10.2
Missing16 
TOTAL515100.0
85) If you work within a parish structure, which of the following best describes your position? (POSITION)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor42787.9
2) Associate pastor122.5
3) Parish staff member153.1
4) Other326.6
Missing45 
TOTAL486100.0
86) If you are a priest, permanent deacon or member of a religious community, for how many years have you been ordained or professed? (YRSORDND)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL50926.96911
87) What is the highest academic degree you have achieved? (DEGREE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than college degree132.5
2) B.A., STB, or other bachelor's10920.9
3) M.A. STL, M. DIV., M.S., or other master's33864.9
4) Doctorate6111.7
Missing10 
TOTAL521100.0
88) What is your predominant racial/ethnic background? (ETHNIC)
TOTAL%
1) African-American10.2
2) Caucasian49293.7
3) Hispanic91.7
4) Native American101.9
5) Asian30.6
6) Other101.9
Missing6 
TOTAL525100.0
89) ID (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL531272.394160
90) I-AGE: What is your age as of your last birthday? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) <5016231.5
1) 50-5918135.1
2) 60-6914728.5
3) 70&over254.9
Missing16 
TOTAL515100.0
91) I-RACE: What is your predominant racial/ethnic background? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
0) Caucasian49293.7
1) Hispanic91.7
2) Native Am.101.9
3) African-Am10.2
4) Other132.5
Missing6 
TOTAL525100.0
92) I-EDUCATN: What is the highest academic degree you have achieved? (I-EDUCATN)
TOTAL%
1) Less than college degree132.5
2) B.A., STB, or other bachelor's10920.9
3) M.A. STL, M. DIV., M.S., or other master's33864.9
4) Doctorate6111.7
Missing10 
TOTAL521100.0