Toward Shaping the Agenda: A National Survey of Catholic Religious Education, Survey of Diocesan Leaders, 1993

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Survey of Diocesan Leaders (FORMTYPE)
TOTAL%
10) 197100.0
TOTAL197100.0
2) ID number (IDNUM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1979957
3) Which of the following best describes your position? (TITLE)
TOTAL%
1) Religious education program8241.6
2) School program5427.4
3) Other194.6
7) Other25226.4
TOTAL197100.0
4) How long have you been in this position in this or another parish? (TENURE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than two years3115.8
2) 2-4 years5226.5
3) 5-10 years7136.2
4) Over 10 years4221.4
Missing1 
TOTAL196100.0
5) Please check those areas listed below that are within your areas of responsibility. -- Catholic school religious education (RESPON1)
TOTAL%
1) Checked15076.1
2) Not checked4723.9
TOTAL197100.0
6) Please check those areas listed below that are within your areas of responsibility. -- Parish programs in religious education/catechesis (RESPON2)
TOTAL%
1) Checked12965.5
2) Not checked6834.5
TOTAL197100.0
7) Please check those areas listed below that are within your areas of responsibility. -- Adult education - parish (RESPON3)
TOTAL%
1) Checked10352.3
2) Not checked9447.7
TOTAL197100.0
8) Please check those areas listed below that are within your areas of responsibility. -- RCIA (RESPON4)
TOTAL%
1) Checked6131.0
2) Not checked13669.0
TOTAL197100.0
9) Please check those areas listed below that are within your areas of responsibility. -- Youth programs/ministry (RESPON5)
TOTAL%
1) Checked6432.5
2) Not checked13367.5
TOTAL197100.0
10) Please check those areas listed below that are within your areas of responsibility. -- Catechist/religion teacher training (RESPON6)
TOTAL%
1) Checked15478.2
2) Not checked4321.8
TOTAL197100.0
11) Please check those areas listed below that are within your areas of responsibility. -- Young adult ministry (RESPON7)
TOTAL%
1) Checked3819.3
2) Not checked15980.7
TOTAL197100.0
12) You are a [priest, brother, sister, layman, or laywoman] (STATUS)
TOTAL%
1) Priest2814.3
2) Brother42.0
3) Sister7940.3
4) Layman3618.4
5) Laywoman4925.0
Missing1 
TOTAL196100.0
13) Do you hold an advanced degree in theology, religious education or a closely related field? (ADVANCD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14072.5
2) No5327.5
Missing4 
TOTAL193100.0
14) In the past 12 months, related to your own professional interests, how much time have you spent in reading, preparing presentations, conference attendance, giving seminars or workshops, etc., in each of the following areas? -- Catechetics and catechetical theory (INTRST1)
TOTAL%
1) No hours94.7
2) 1-4 hours2010.4
3) 5-15 hours5226.9
4) 16-30 hours168.3
5) Over 30 hours9649.7
Missing4 
TOTAL193100.0
15) In the past 12 months, related to your own professional interests, how much time have you spent in reading, preparing presentations, conference attendance, giving seminars or workshops, etc., in each of the following areas? -- Theological studies (INTRST2)
TOTAL%
1) No hours189.2
2) 1-4 hours3015.4
3) 5-15 hours4925.1
4) 16-30 hours3417.4
5) Over 30 hours6432.8
Missing2 
TOTAL195100.0
16) In the past 12 months, related to your own professional interests, how much time have you spent in reading, preparing presentations, conference attendance, giving seminars or workshops, etc., in each of the following areas? -- Contemporary social issues (INTRST3)
TOTAL%
1) No hours31.5
2) 1-4 hours3015.3
3) 5-15 hours6231.6
4) 16-30 hours5427.6
5) Over 30 hours4724.0
Missing1 
TOTAL196100.0
17) In the past 12 months, related to your own professional interests, how much time have you spent in reading, preparing presentations, conference attendance, giving seminars or workshops, etc., in each of the following areas? -- Instructional technology (INTRST4)
TOTAL%
1) No hours147.2
2) 1-4 hours4121.0
3) 5-15 hours6533.3
4) 16-30 hours3920.0
5) Over 30 hours3618.5
Missing2 
TOTAL195100.0
18) In the past 12 months, related to your own professional interests, how much time have you spent in reading, preparing presentations, conference attendance, giving seminars or workshops, etc., in each of the following areas? -- Psychology/sociology (INTRST5)
TOTAL%
1) No hours2010.3
2) 1-4 hours5829.9
3) 5-15 hours5528.4
4) 16-30 hours4020.6
5) Over 30 hours2110.8
Missing3 
TOTAL194100.0
19) In the past 12 months, related to your own professional interests, how much time have you spent in reading, preparing presentations, conference attendance, giving seminars or workshops, etc., in each of the following areas? -- Church history (INTRST6)
TOTAL%
1) No hours4121.4
2) 1-4 hours5729.7
3) 5-15 hours5428.1
4) 16-30 hours2211.5
5) Over 30 hours189.4
Missing5 
TOTAL192100.0
20) In the past 12 months, related to your own professional interests, how much time have you spent in reading, preparing presentations, conference attendance, giving seminars or workshops, etc., in each of the following areas? -- Contemporary Church reform issues (INTRST7)
TOTAL%
1) No hours94.6
2) 1-4 hours4221.4
3) 5-15 hours6030.6
4) 16-30 hours4824.5
5) Over 30 hours3718.9
Missing1 
TOTAL196100.0
21) In the past 12 months, related to your own professional interests, how much time have you spent in reading, preparing presentations, conference attendance, giving seminars or workshops, etc., in each of the following areas? -- Ecumenical studies (INTRST8)
TOTAL%
1) No hours5126.6
2) 1-4 hours7237.5
3) 5-15 hours4322.4
4) 16-30 hours178.9
5) Over 30 hours94.7
Missing5 
TOTAL192100.0
22) In the past 12 months, related to your own professional interests, how much time have you spent in reading, preparing presentations, conference attendance, giving seminars or workshops, etc., in each of the following areas? -- Multicultural issues (INTRST9)
TOTAL%
1) No hours84.1
2) 1-4 hours5327.0
3) 5-15 hours5930.1
4) 16-30 hours4321.9
5) Over 30 hours3316.8
Missing1 
TOTAL196100.0
23) In the past 12 months, related to your own professional interests, how much time have you spent in reading, preparing presentations, conference attendance, giving seminars or workshops, etc., in each of the following areas? -- Research related to religious education (INTRST10)
TOTAL%
1) No hours157.7
2) 1-4 hours3819.5
3) 5-15 hours3517.9
4) 16-30 hours4623.6
5) Over 30 hours6131.3
Missing2 
TOTAL195100.0
24) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Has a clear faith identity (QUAL1A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important13066.0
2) Very important5025.4
3) Important178.6
TOTAL197100.0
25) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Has a clear faith identity (QUAL1B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree10353.1
2) To some degree8744.8
3) To only a slight degree, if any42.1
Missing3 
TOTAL194100.0
26) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Considers him/herself a disciple of Jesus (QUAL2A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important13669.4
2) Very important4623.5
3) Important147.1
Missing1 
TOTAL196100.0
27) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Considers him/herself a disciple of Jesus (QUAL2B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree8343.2
2) To some degree9750.5
3) To only a slight degree, if any126.3
Missing5 
TOTAL192100.0
28) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Is committed to the proclamation of the Gospel (QUAL3A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important10252.0
2) Very important7236.7
3) Important2211.2
Missing1 
TOTAL196100.0
29) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Is committed to the proclamation of the Gospel (QUAL3B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree6031.3
2) To some degree11459.4
3) To only a slight degree, if any189.4
Missing5 
TOTAL192100.0
30) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Values participation in meaningful celebrations of the liturgy (QUAL4A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important8643.9
2) Very important8241.8
3) Important2814.3
Missing1 
TOTAL196100.0
31) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Values participation in meaningful celebrations of the liturgy (QUAL4B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree6031.3
2) To some degree10755.7
3) To only a slight degree, if any2513.0
Missing5 
TOTAL192100.0
32) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Participates in a continuing witness in charity (QUAL5A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important9850.3
2) Very important7437.9
3) Important2311.8
Missing2 
TOTAL195100.0
33) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Participates in a continuing witness in charity (QUAL5B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree4121.5
2) To some degree12062.8
3) To only a slight degree, if any3015.7
Missing6 
TOTAL191100.0
34) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Has an attitude of conversion (QUAL6A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important8241.8
2) Very important7739.3
3) Important3718.9
Missing1 
TOTAL196100.0
35) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Has an attitude of conversion (QUAL6B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree3920.5
2) To some degree10756.3
3) To only a slight degree, if any4423.2
Missing7 
TOTAL190100.0
36) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Is committed to the transformation of family life in the light of the Gospel (QUAL7A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important8442.9
2) Very important8241.8
3) Important3015.3
Missing1 
TOTAL196100.0
37) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Is committed to the transformation of family life in the light of the Gospel. (QUAL7B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree3317.4
2) To some degree12264.2
3) To only a slight degree, if any3518.4
Missing7 
TOTAL190100.0
38) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Is committed to the transformation of society in the light of the Gospel (QUAL8A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important8844.9
2) Very important7940.3
3) Important2914.8
Missing1 
TOTAL196100.0
39) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Is committed to the transformation of society in the light of the Gospel (QUAL8B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree3518.4
2) To some degree12465.3
3) To only a slight degree, if any3116.3
Missing7 
TOTAL190100.0
40) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Is committed to the transformation of one's working life in the light of the Gospel (QUAL9A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important8141.5
2) Very important8141.5
3) Important3316.9
Missing2 
TOTAL195100.0
41) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Is committed to the transformation of one's working life in the light of the Gospel (QUAL9B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree3216.8
2) To some degree12063.2
3) To only a slight degree, if any3820.0
Missing7 
TOTAL190100.0
42) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Understands the great themes of the Christian religion (God, Trinity, Christ, Church, etc.) (QUAL10A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important6030.6
2) Very important8543.4
3) Important5126.0
Missing1 
TOTAL196100.0
43) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Understands the great themes of the Christian religion (God, Trinity, Christ, Church, etc.) (QUAL10B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree14576.3
2) To some degree3618.9
3) To only a slight degree, if any94.7
Missing7 
TOTAL190100.0
44) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Is well versed in the moral/ethical implications of the Christian vision (QUAL11A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important7638.6
2) Very important9045.7
3) Important3115.7
TOTAL197100.0
45) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Is well versed in the moral/ethical implications of the Christian vision (QUAL11B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree12565.4
2) To some degree6031.4
3) To only a slight degree, if any63.1
Missing6 
TOTAL191100.0
46) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Shows an ability to evaluate aspects of the socio-cultural order and changes in today's world in the light of faith (QUAL12A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important5427.7
2) Very important8041.0
3) Important6131.3
Missing2 
TOTAL195100.0
47) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Shows an ability to evaluate aspects of the socio-cultural order and changes in today's world in the light of faith (QUAL12B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree6835.8
2) To some degree10253.7
3) To only a slight degree, if any2010.5
Missing7 
TOTAL190100.0
48) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Periodically reads and reflects on sacred scripture (QUAL13A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important8442.9
2) Very important8442.9
3) Important2814.3
Missing1 
TOTAL196100.0
49) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Periodically reads and reflects on sacred scripture (QUAL13B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree8243.4
2) To some degree8947.1
3) To only a slight degree, if any189.5
Missing8 
TOTAL189100.0
50) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Is knowledgeable about key elements in the Church's history (QUAL14A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important2110.7
2) Very important6332.1
3) Important11257.1
Missing1 
TOTAL196100.0
51) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Is knowledgeable about key elements in the Church's history (QUAL14B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree11761.6
2) To some degree6232.6
3) To only a slight degree, if any115.8
Missing7 
TOTAL190100.0
52) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Is knowledgeable about key elements in the Church's social doctrine (QUAL15A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important3919.9
2) Very important11156.6
3) Important4623.5
Missing1 
TOTAL196100.0
53) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Is knowledgeable about key elements in the Church's social doctrine (QUAL15B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree11460.0
2) To some degree7137.4
3) To only a slight degree, if any52.6
Missing7 
TOTAL190100.0
54) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Recognizes and values linguistic and cultural differences in the church community (QUAL16A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important3517.9
2) Very important7538.3
3) Important8643.9
Missing1 
TOTAL196100.0
55) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Recognizes and values linguistic and cultural differences in the church community (QUAL16B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree3820.0
2) To some degree11158.4
3) To only a slight degree, if any4121.6
Missing7 
TOTAL190100.0
56) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Is willing to face questions that challenge the faith (QUAL17A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important7538.3
2) Very important8643.9
3) Important3517.9
Missing1 
TOTAL196100.0
57) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Is willing to face questions that challenge the faith (QUAL17B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree5227.4
2) To some degree11359.5
3) To only a slight degree, if any2513.2
Missing7 
TOTAL190100.0
58) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Has a particular awareness of his or her own value and dignity as a human being (QUAL18A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important16182.6
2) Very important2512.8
3) Important94.6
Missing2 
TOTAL195100.0
59) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Has a particular awareness of his or her own value and dignity as a human being (QUAL18B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree7539.5
2) To some degree10253.7
3) To only a slight degree, if any136.8
Missing7 
TOTAL190100.0
60) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Has a practical spirituality for today's world (QUAL19A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important11659.2
2) Very important6332.1
3) Important178.7
Missing1 
TOTAL196100.0
61) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Has a practical spirituality for today's world (QUAL19B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree5126.8
2) To some degree11560.5
3) To only a slight degree, if any2412.6
Missing7 
TOTAL190100.0
62) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Seeks opportunities for ecumenical encounters and discussions (QUAL20A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important115.7
2) Very important4422.7
3) Important13971.6
Missing3 
TOTAL194100.0
63) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Seeks opportunities for ecumenical encounters and discussions (QUAL20B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree2211.6
2) To some degree8745.8
3) To only a slight degree, if any8142.6
Missing7 
TOTAL190100.0
64) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Can communicate the content of faith to others (QUAL21A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important5025.5
2) Very important8241.8
3) Important6432.7
Missing1 
TOTAL196100.0
65) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Can communicate the content of faith to others (QUAL21B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree7841.1
2) To some degree9449.5
3) To only a slight degree, if any189.5
Missing7 
TOTAL190100.0
66) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Participates actively in the life of the Church (QUAL22A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important12965.5
2) Very important5527.9
3) Important136.6
TOTAL197100.0
67) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Participates actively in the life of the Church (QUAL22B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree6232.6
2) To some degree9952.1
3) To only a slight degree, if any2915.3
Missing7 
TOTAL190100.0
68) How large is your diocese? -- Number of parishes (NUMPRSH)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL189129.71484
69) How large is your diocese? -- Number of students in Catholic school (elem./sec.) (CATSKLSD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL16320602.51528655
70) How large is your diocese? -- Number of students in parish religious education programs (PRESTUDS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL13733966.14654246
71) Does your diocese have one or more Video/AV resource centers for religious educators? (VIDEO1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18696.9
2) No63.1
Missing5 
TOTAL192100.0
72) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ONE OR MORE VIDEO/AV RESOURCE CENTERS FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATORS: Where is/are they located? (VIDEO2)
TOTAL%
1) In one location14276.3
2) In several locations4423.7
Missing11 
TOTAL186100.0
73) In the training of catechists/religion teachers, which of the following descriptions apply to your diocese? -- The design and delivery of training is left to parish DREs [Directors of Religious Education] or clusters of parishes. (TRAIN1)
TOTAL%
1) Checked6734.0
2) Not checked13066.0
TOTAL197100.0
74) In the training of catechists/religion teachers, which of the following descriptions apply to your diocese? -- Training is designed and delivered under the direction of the diocesan office. (TRAIN2)
TOTAL%
1) Checked16483.2
2) Not checked3316.8
TOTAL197100.0
75) In the training of catechists/religion teachers, which of the following descriptions apply to your diocese? -- A certain amount of training is a requirement for certification. (TRAIN3)
TOTAL%
1) Checked16483.2
2) Not checked3316.8
TOTAL197100.0
76) In the training of catechists/religion teachers, which of the following descriptions apply to your diocese? -- Certification is primarily a self-study/examination process with training available as a supplement. (TRAIN4)
TOTAL%
1) Checked73.6
2) Not checked19096.4
TOTAL197100.0
77) In the training of catechists/religion teachers, which of the following descriptions apply to your diocese? -- Training courses follow a detailed diocesan syllabus. (TRAIN5)
TOTAL%
1) Checked7940.1
2) Not checked11859.9
TOTAL197100.0
78) In the training of catechists/religion teachers, which of the following descriptions apply to your diocese? -- Training courses follow a general diocesan outline with the specific contents determined by the presenters. (TRAIN6)
TOTAL%
1) Checked10955.3
2) Not checked8844.7
TOTAL197100.0
79) In the training of catechists/religion teachers, which of the following descriptions apply to your diocese? -- Presenters in training courses are themselves briefed or prepared by the diocesan office. (TRAIN7)
TOTAL%
1) Checked10553.3
2) Not checked9246.7
TOTAL197100.0
80) In the training of catechists/religion teachers, which of the following descriptions apply to your diocese? -- The diocese simply selects the best available trainers and leaves the program up to them. (TRAIN8)
TOTAL%
1) Checked2512.7
2) Not checked17287.3
TOTAL197100.0
81) In the training of catechists/religion teachers, which of the following descriptions apply to your diocese? -- The diocese has an ongoing effort to plan and update its catechist training program. (TRAIN9)
TOTAL%
1) Checked16885.3
2) Not checked2914.7
TOTAL197100.0
82) In the training of catechists/religion teachers, which of the following descriptions apply to your diocese? -- The diocese has collaborated with other dioceses or national organizations in developing its training program. (TRAIN10)
TOTAL%
1) Checked10754.3
2) Not checked9045.7
TOTAL197100.0
83) In the training of catechists/religion teachers, which of the following descriptions apply to your diocese? -- The catechist training program in this diocese is one of the best in the country. (TRAIN11)
TOTAL%
1) Checked5025.4
2) Not checked14774.6
TOTAL197100.0
84) In reviewing textbooks, materials, and new programs for religious education, what approach does your diocese take? -- There is no formal mechanism; reviewing is done informally. (TEXTBK1)
TOTAL%
1) Checked7940.1
2) Not checked11859.9
TOTAL197100.0
85) In reviewing textbooks, materials, and new programs for religious education, what approach does your diocese take? -- Staff or a committee systematically reviews new textbooks, materials, etc. (TEXTBK2)
TOTAL%
1) Checked8945.2
2) Not checked10854.8
TOTAL197100.0
86) In reviewing textbooks, materials, and new programs for religious education, what approach does your diocese take? -- A committee is established as needed to select textbooks and other materials. (TEXTBK3)
TOTAL%
1) Checked4723.9
2) Not checked15076.1
TOTAL197100.0
87) In reviewing textbooks, materials, and new programs for religious education, what approach does your diocese take? -- Other (TEXTBK4)
TOTAL%
1) Checked3015.2
2) Not checked16784.8
TOTAL197100.0
88) Does your diocese promote any form of program evaluation or assessment in religious education? (EVAL1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13570.7
2) No5629.3
Missing6 
TOTAL191100.0
89) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE DIOCESE PROMOTES ANY FORM OF PROGRAM EVALUATION OR ASSESSMENT IN RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: Is this evaluation mandatory or optional for parishes and schools? (EVAL2)
TOTAL%
1) Mandatory3727.8
2) Optional9672.2
Missing64 
TOTAL133100.0
90) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE DIOCESE PROMOTES ANY FORM OF PROGRAM EVALUATION OR ASSESSMENT IN RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: What forms of evaluation or assessment are encouraged? -- Evaluation from parents (EVAL3)
TOTAL%
1) Checked6432.5
2) Not checked13367.5
TOTAL197100.0
91) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE DIOCESE PROMOTES ANY FORM OF PROGRAM EVALUATION OR ASSESSMENT: What forms of evaluation or assessment are encouraged? -- Evaluation from students (EVAL4)
TOTAL%
1) Checked5326.9
2) Not checked14473.1
TOTAL197100.0
92) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE DIOCESE PROMOTES ANY FORM OF PROGRAM EVALUATION OR ASSESSMENT: What forms of evaluation or assessment are encouraged? -- Published criteria for program effectiveness (EVAL5)
TOTAL%
1) Checked4824.4
2) Not checked14975.6
TOTAL197100.0
93) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE DIOCESE PROMOTES ANY FORM OF PROGRAM EVALUATION OR ASSESSMENT: What forms of evaluation or assessment are encouraged? -- Standardized outcomes assessments (e.g., ACRE) (EVAL6)
TOTAL%
1) Checked7739.1
2) Not checked12060.9
TOTAL197100.0
94) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE DIOCESE PROMOTES ANY FORM OF PROGRAM EVALUATION OR ASSESSMENT: What forms of evaluation or assessment are encouraged? -- Diocesan-wide student exams/exercises (EVAL7)
TOTAL%
1) Checked94.6
2) Not checked18895.4
TOTAL197100.0
95) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE DIOCESE PROMOTES ANY FORM OF PROGRAM EVALUATION OR ASSESSMENT: What forms of evaluation or assessment are encouraged? -- Other (EVAL8)
TOTAL%
1) Checked4020.3
2) Not checked15779.7
TOTAL197100.0
96) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- Discrepancy between the way most classes are taught and the way young people learn today (ISSUE1)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious2914.9
2) Serious11056.4
3) Not really serious4824.6
4) Not an issue or problem at all84.1
Missing2 
TOTAL195100.0
97) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- Discrepancy between the way most classes are taught and the way adults learn (ISSUE2)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious4221.4
2) Serious8945.4
3) Not really serious5729.1
4) Not an issue or problem at all84.1
Missing1 
TOTAL196100.0
98) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- The scarcity of family-focused learning programs (ISSUE3)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious4221.5
2) Serious10754.9
3) Not really serious3819.5
4) Not an issue or problem at all84.1
Missing2 
TOTAL195100.0
99) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- The lack of top-quality video presentations as a basic classroom tool for catechists/religion teachers (ISSUE4)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious73.6
2) Serious3920.1
3) Not really serious10453.6
4) Not an issue or problem at all4422.7
Missing3 
TOTAL194100.0
100) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- The lack of top-quality print and video materials for the training of catechists nationwide (ISSUE5)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious2814.5
2) Serious5629.0
3) Not really serious7739.9
4) Not an issue or problem at all3216.6
Missing4 
TOTAL193100.0
101) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- Need for top-quality text and video materials at the youth and adult levels (ISSUE6)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious2613.7
2) Serious7036.8
3) Not really serious7338.4
4) Not an issue or problem at all2111.1
Missing7 
TOTAL190100.0
102) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- An emphasis on current issues more than on traditional teachings (ISSUE7)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious105.2
2) Serious6232.1
3) Not really serious9951.3
4) Not an issue or problem at all2211.4
Missing4 
TOTAL193100.0
103) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- The quantity and quality of assistance and materials provided to catechists (ISSUE8)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious2613.4
2) Serious7639.2
3) Not really serious7639.2
4) Not an issue or problem at all168.2
Missing3 
TOTAL194100.0
104) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- The absence of market incentives for publishers to develop quality materials for Hispanic and multicultural programs (ISSUE9)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious4524.1
2) Serious10556.1
3) Not really serious2613.9
4) Not an issue or problem at all115.9
Missing10 
TOTAL187100.0
105) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- Inadequate recognition of value conflicts experienced by language-minority families and children (ISSUE10)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious3820.4
2) Serious11260.2
3) Not really serious3016.1
4) Not an issue or problem at all63.2
Missing11 
TOTAL186100.0
106) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- The development of secure and financially viable careers for lay persons in Church ministry (ISSUE11)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious12060.9
2) Serious6533.0
3) Not really serious126.1
TOTAL197100.0
107) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- Selection of diocesan educational leaders without regard to their theological qualifications (ISSUE12)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious4020.5
2) Serious6332.3
3) Not really serious6633.8
4) Not an issue or problem at all2613.3
Missing2 
TOTAL195100.0
108) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- Dwindling pool from which to recruit parish directors of religious education with appropriate theological and ministerial preparation (ISSUE13)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious8644.3
2) Serious9146.9
3) Not really serious157.7
4) Not an issue or problem at all21.0
Missing3 
TOTAL194100.0
109) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- Absence of a national approach to the certification of catechists/religion teachers (ISSUE14)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious2914.9
2) Serious6030.8
3) Not really serious7437.9
4) Not an issue or problem at all3216.4
Missing2 
TOTAL195100.0
110) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- An absence of clear goals/objectives for Catholic religious education at the various levels (ISSUE15)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious3115.8
2) Serious9548.5
3) Not really serious5930.1
4) Not an issue or problem at all115.6
Missing1 
TOTAL196100.0
111) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- A need to shift major attention from youth to adult religious education (ISSUE16)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious5930.1
2) Serious7739.3
3) Not really serious5025.5
4) Not an issue or problem at all105.1
Missing1 
TOTAL196100.0
112) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- The absence of uniformity in religious education within and among dioceses (ISSUE17)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious157.7
2) Serious5528.1
3) Not really serious9649.0
4) Not an issue or problem at all3015.3
Missing1 
TOTAL196100.0
113) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- The need for more and better research in religious education (ISSUE18)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious5025.4
2) Serious9548.2
3) Not really serious4422.3
4) Not an issue or problem at all84.1
TOTAL197100.0
114) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- The need for assessment tools and processes to evaluate local programs (ISSUE19)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious4824.4
2) Serious10452.8
3) Not really serious3819.3
4) Not an issue or problem at all73.6
TOTAL197100.0
115) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- The impact of the Church's financial crises on religious education (ISSUE20)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious10252.3
2) Serious7538.5
3) Not really serious126.2
4) Not an issue or problem at all63.1
Missing2 
TOTAL195100.0
116) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- Widespread perception that religious educational/catechetical programs can be offered at no significant cost (ISSUE21)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious12061.5
2) Serious5829.7
3) Not really serious168.2
4) Not an issue or problem at all10.5
Missing2 
TOTAL195100.0
117) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- Lack of a widely shared vision of what makes up the catechetical ministry (ISSUE22)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious9247.4
2) Serious8342.8
3) Not really serious168.2
4) Not an issue or problem at all31.5
Missing3 
TOTAL194100.0
118) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- Lack of broad agreement on the priorities of the religious educational mission (ISSUE23)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious8543.6
2) Serious8845.1
3) Not really serious189.2
4) Not an issue or problem at all42.1
Missing2 
TOTAL195100.0
119) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- Increasing presence of traditionalist groups seeking to shape religious education (ISSUE24)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious7739.5
2) Serious7035.9
3) Not really serious3819.5
4) Not an issue or problem at all105.1
Missing2 
TOTAL195100.0
120) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- The general perception of the Church as out of touch with the times (ISSUE25)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious6131.3
2) Serious9749.7
3) Not really serious3115.9
4) Not an issue or problem at all63.1
Missing2 
TOTAL195100.0
121) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- Disillusionment from the perception that Vatican II delivered fewer real changes than expected (ISSUE26)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious178.7
2) Serious7940.5
3) Not really serious8242.1
4) Not an issue or problem at all178.7
Missing2 
TOTAL195100.0
122) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- The impact of child abuse concerns on working with youth (ISSUE27)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious3517.9
2) Serious10955.6
3) Not really serious4724.0
4) Not an issue or problem at all52.6
Missing1 
TOTAL196100.0
123) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- Lack of a widely shared understanding among Catholics about the mission of the Church (ISSUE28)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious7136.6
2) Serious9951.0
3) Not really serious2110.8
4) Not an issue or problem at all31.5
Missing3 
TOTAL194100.0
124) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- Need for theological and ministerial preparation for lay parish ministers (ISSUE29)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious8844.7
2) Serious9648.7
3) Not really serious126.1
4) Not an issue or problem at all10.5
TOTAL197100.0
125) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- Need in some areas for small ecclesial communities as alternatives to traditional parishes (ISSUE30)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious4322.2
2) Serious9448.5
3) Not really serious4422.7
4) Not an issue or problem at all136.7
Missing3 
TOTAL194100.0
126) One purpose of this study is to contribute to planning for the future of Catholic religious education. Sketched briefly here are several possibilities or new approaches. Please give your rating on each of these possibilities. -- Home Video/Family Discussion Approach: A parent would lead a family discussion periodically on a religious/moral theme. To assist this discussion, a top-quality video including print materials/discussion guides on the subject would be rented from the parish and shown on a VCR, provided, if needed by the parish. (APPRO1)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely promising2211.3
2) Definitely promising4925.3
3) Somewhat promising8845.4
4) Not promising3417.5
5) To be avoided10.5
Missing3 
TOTAL194100.0
127) One purpose of this study is to contribute to planning for the future of Catholic religious education. Sketched briefly here are several possibilities or new approaches. Please give your rating on each of these possibilities. -- Regional Team Approach: Parents whose children/youth are not in Catholic schools would sign up their children/youth for 2-3 intensive one-day sessions per year. These small group sessions (30-40 students) would be intensive, well-designed sessions conducted with top-quality presentation/video materials in a well-equipped facility. Each four-member regional catechetical team would work full time in the preparation and delivery of these sessions (40 per year). The costs would be paid for chiefly by parent fees. (APPRO2)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely promising126.1
2) Definitely promising3618.4
3) Somewhat promising6633.7
4) Not promising6131.1
5) To be avoided2110.7
Missing1 
TOTAL196100.0
128) One purpose of this study is to contribute to planning for the future of Catholic religious education. Sketched briefly here are several possibilities or new approaches. Please give your rating on each of these possibilities. -- Adult Video Discussion Series: Adult discussion groups or couples at home would view a video series. The videos and accompanying print materials would examine issues and themes relating Catholic doctrine and principles to contemporary situations, often in a case-study format. (APPRO3)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely promising4020.5
2) Definitely promising7940.5
3) Somewhat promising6533.3
4) Not promising94.6
5) To be avoided21.0
Missing2 
TOTAL195100.0
129) One purpose of this study is to contribute to planning for the future of Catholic religious education. Sketched briefly here are several possibilities or new approaches. Please give your rating on each of these possibilities. -- Family-Focused Sacramental Preparation: Parish staff would prepare parents of young children to assume the ministry of preparation of families for the Sacraments of Penance and Eucharist. Preparation for this ministry would include understanding of history and theology of the sacrament, preparation of the liturgical celebration, catechetical considerations, and home activities to supplement catechesis. The vehicle for preparing parents would be small-group sessions facilitated by lead parents. (APPRO4)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely promising4925.0
2) Definitely promising8744.4
3) Somewhat promising3819.4
4) Not promising189.2
5) To be avoided42.0
Missing1 
TOTAL196100.0
130) One purpose of this study is to contribute to planning for the future of Catholic religious education. Sketched briefly here are several possibilities or new approaches. Please give your rating on each of these possibilities. -- Parish High Tech Learning Centers: Parish or regional 'high-tech' interactive learning centers staffed with well-prepared catechists would operate after school and on evenings and weekends (using computer-based scheduling) with small groups of students. These facilities would operate 40 weeks per year. Students would learn basic religious concepts, explore religious values and applications, and receive personal feedback on their views/learning, including printouts they could share with their parents. The centers would have 5-10 microcomputers and a room set up for small group (5-10) interactive video-disk instruction with a key pad for every student. Students (parents) would pay a per-use fee and schedule, on average, one session per month. (APPRO5)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely promising147.3
2) Definitely promising4322.4
3) Somewhat promising6433.3
4) Not promising5126.6
5) To be avoided2010.4
Missing5 
TOTAL192100.0
131) One purpose of this study is to contribute to planning for the future of Catholic religious education. Sketched briefly here are several possibilities or new approaches. Please give your rating on each of these possibilities. -- National Program for New Technology: The U.S. Bishops would establish a National Religious Education Consortium funded in the range of $5 million-$8 million a year by advance diocesan subscriptions and a national collection in parishes on Catechetical Sunday. This consortium would plan and develop a top-quality video-based religious education program by funding proposals submitted by commercial firms responding to a competitive bidding procedure. (APPRO6)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely promising189.3
2) Definitely promising3618.7
3) Somewhat promising6634.2
4) Not promising4623.8
5) To be avoided2714.0
Missing4 
TOTAL193100.0
132) One purpose of this study is to contribute to planning for the future of Catholic religious education. Sketched briefly here are several possibilities or new approaches. Please give your rating on each of these possibilities. -- Event-Oriented Religious Education: In place of traditional weekly classes, parishes would offer event-based programs in which short periods (10 to 12 weekly sessions) of more intensive instruction would prepare students for coming events such as First Communion, Confirmation, Moving Ahead in Your Life (Entering Middle School/Junior High), Increasing Personal Responsibility (Entering High School), Examining Life Choices (Leaving High School). (APPRO7)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely promising3116.1
2) Definitely promising6433.3
3) Somewhat promising6031.3
4) Not promising2814.6
5) To be avoided94.7
Missing5 
TOTAL192100.0
133) One purpose of this study is to contribute to planning for the future of Catholic religious education. Sketched briefly here are several possibilities or new approaches. Please give your rating on each of these possibilities. -- Lectionary-Based/Liturgical Approach: In place of traditional weekly classes, children would receive their instruction in the context of a separate Children's Liturgy of the Word each Sunday throughout the year. The content of the instruction would be based on the Lectionary Readings for the Church year. (APPRO8)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely promising168.4
2) Definitely promising5026.2
3) Somewhat promising6835.6
4) Not promising2613.6
5) To be avoided3116.2
Missing6 
TOTAL191100.0
134) One purpose of this study is to contribute to planning for the future of Catholic religious education. Sketched briefly here are several possibilities or new approaches. Please give your rating on each of these possibilities. -- Youth Activities Approach: In place of traditional weekly classes for high school age, youth parish religious education would take the form of a youth ministry in which students meet periodically in an informal group format for socializing, service activities, group discussions, group prayer, and group counseling. Major aspects of religious education (sacraments, morality, scripture) would be included in the group discussions. Students would be actively involved in planning and conducting these youth ministry sessions under the supervision of a well-prepared youth minister. (APPRO9)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely promising5729.7
2) Definitely promising6332.8
3) Somewhat promising4322.4
4) Not promising2211.5
5) To be avoided73.6
Missing5 
TOTAL192100.0
135) I-TENURE: How long have you been in this position in this or another parish? (for use with on-line analysis) (I-TENURE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than two years3115.8
2) 2-4 years5226.5
3) 5-10 years7136.2
4) Over 10 years4221.4
Missing1 
TOTAL196100.0
136) I-STATUS: You are a [priest, brother, sister, layman, or laywoman] (for use with on-line analysis) (I-STATUS)
TOTAL%
1) Priest2814.3
2) Brother42.0
3) Sister7940.3
4) Layman3618.4
5) Laywoman4925.0
Missing1 
TOTAL196100.0
137) I-DEGREE: Do you hold an advanced degree in theology, religious education or a closely related field? (for use with on-line analysis) (I-DEGREE)
TOTAL%
1) Advanced degree14072.5
2) No advanced degree5327.5
Missing4 
TOTAL193100.0
138) I-#STUDNTS: How large is your diocese? -- Number of students in Catholic school (elem./sec.) (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-#STUDNTS)
TOTAL%
1) 5K & under4930.1
2) 5001-10K3219.6
3) 10001-15K2817.2
4) 15001-20K169.8
5) Over 20K3823.3
Missing34 
TOTAL163100.0