Toward Shaping the Agenda: A National Survey of Catholic Religious Education, Survey of Children Aged 10-11, 1993

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Survey of Ages 10-11 (FORMTYPE)
TOTAL%
8) 484100.0
Missing1068 
TOTAL484100.0
2) ID number (IDNUM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1552800.191490
3) Parish code (PARISHCD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL15471880.69911
4) Family code (FAMILYCD)
TOTAL%
1) 12.9
5) 12.9
10) 12.9
11) 12.9
21) 12.9
26) 12.9
37) 12.9
42) 12.9
44) 12.9
47) 12.9
54) 12.9
66) 12.9
67) 12.9
77) 12.9
80) 12.9
82) 12.9
88) 12.9
99) 12.9
103) 12.9
107) 12.9
125) 12.9
130) 12.9
137) 12.9
140) 12.9
142) 12.9
143) 12.9
146) 12.9
147) 12.9
149) 12.9
157) 12.9
159) 12.9
168) 12.9
181) 12.9
186) 12.9
190) 12.9
Missing1517 
TOTAL35100.0
5) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
5) 10.1
9) 90.6
10) 45430.2
11) 76050.6
12) 26117.4
13) 130.9
14) 30.2
Missing51 
TOTAL1501100.0
6) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female77051.2
2) Male73448.8
Missing48 
TOTAL1504100.0
7) To which racial/ethnic group do you belong? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White131788.2
2) African American432.9
3) Hispanic664.4
4) Asian American231.5
5) Native American90.6
6) Other362.4
Missing58 
TOTAL1494100.0
8) What year are you in school? Grade (GRADE)
TOTAL%
1) 10.1
3) 50.4
4) 332.4
5) 68649.7
6) 62045.0
7) 312.2
8) 20.1
9) 10.1
Missing173 
TOTAL1379100.0
9) Please describe the school you attend -- Public (SKOOLTP1)
TOTAL%
1) Checked91959.2
2) Not checked63340.8
TOTAL1552100.0
10) Please describe the school you attend -- Catholic (SKOOLTP2)
TOTAL%
1) Checked57737.2
2) Not checked97562.8
TOTAL1552100.0
11) Please describe the school you attend -- Private (not Catholic) (SKOOLTP3)
TOTAL%
1) Checked161.0
2) Not checked153699.0
TOTAL1552100.0
12) Please describe the school you attend -- Academic/Comprehensive (SKOOLTP4)
TOTAL%
1) Checked402.6
2) Not checked151297.4
TOTAL1552100.0
13) Please describe the school you attend -- Vocational/Technical (SKOOLTP5)
TOTAL%
2) Not checked1552100.0
TOTAL1552100.0
14) Please describe the school you attend -- Coeducational (SKOOLTP6)
TOTAL%
1) Checked724.6
2) Not checked148095.4
TOTAL1552100.0
15) How many years have you attended a Catholic school? (NUMYEARS)
TOTAL%
1) None68746.8
2) 1-3 years19113.0
3) 4-7 years59040.2
Missing84 
TOTAL1468100.0
16) Have you taken part in Scouting? (SCOUTING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25954.5
2) No21645.5
Missing1077 
TOTAL475100.0
17) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE TAKEN PART IN SCOUTING: Have you worked toward or received the 'I love my faith' award? (AWARD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6416.0
2) No33584.0
Missing1153 
TOTAL399100.0
18) What is the religion of your parents? -- Mother (RELIGMOM)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic44492.7
2) Other Christian church183.8
3) Jewish10.2
4) Other163.3
Missing1073 
TOTAL479100.0
19) What is the religion of your parents? -- Father (RELIGDAD)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic36378.4
2) Other Christian church4910.6
3) Jewish40.9
4) Other4710.2
Missing1089 
TOTAL463100.0
20) Do you live at home with one or both of your parents? (FAMILY)
TOTAL%
1) Both parents39982.8
2) One parent7816.2
3) Other51.0
Missing1070 
TOTAL482100.0
21) Did your parents attend Catholic schools? My father attended -- Catholic elementary school (DADATND1)
TOTAL%
1) Checked1207.7
2) Not checked143292.3
TOTAL1552100.0
22) Did your parents attend Catholic schools? My father attended -- Catholic high school (DADATND2)
TOTAL%
1) Checked956.1
2) Not checked145793.9
TOTAL1552100.0
23) Did your parents attend Catholic schools? My father attended -- Catholic college (DADATND3)
TOTAL%
1) Checked332.1
2) Not checked151997.9
TOTAL1552100.0
24) Did your parents attend Catholic schools? My father attended -- No Catholic schools (DADATND4)
TOTAL%
1) Checked1459.3
2) Not checked140790.7
TOTAL1552100.0
25) Did your parents attend Catholic schools? My father attended -- I don't know (DADATND5)
TOTAL%
1) Checked19112.3
2) Not checked136187.7
TOTAL1552100.0
26) Did your parents attend Catholic schools? My mother attended -- Catholic elementary school (MOMATND1)
TOTAL%
1) Checked16610.7
2) Not checked138689.3
TOTAL1552100.0
27) Did your parents attend Catholic schools? My mother attended -- Catholic high school (MOMATND2)
TOTAL%
1) Checked1217.8
2) Not checked143192.2
TOTAL1552100.0
28) Did your parents attend Catholic schools? My mother attended -- Catholic college (MOMATND3)
TOTAL%
1) Checked362.3
2) Not checked151697.7
TOTAL1552100.0
29) Did your parents attend Catholic schools? My mother attended -- No Catholic schools (MOMATND4)
TOTAL%
1) Checked1328.5
2) Not checked142091.5
TOTAL1552100.0
30) Did your parents attend Catholic schools? My mother attended -- I don't know (MOMATND5)
TOTAL%
1) Checked15810.2
2) Not checked139489.8
TOTAL1552100.0
31) How many years have you attended school-year or summer parish religious education programs (outside of Catholic schools)? (PARISHED)
TOTAL%
1) None46731.8
2) 1-3 years28619.5
3) 4-8 years69347.2
4) 9 or more years231.6
Missing83 
TOTAL1469100.0
32) Are you currently attending any religious education programs? (RENOW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes100167.4
2) No48532.6
Missing66 
TOTAL1486100.0
33) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY ATTENDING ANY RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAMS: How often do you attend? (HOWOFTEN)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly84880.7
2) Frequently969.1
3) Occasionally585.5
4) Seldom494.7
Missing501 
TOTAL1051100.0
34) Please indicate how many times you did each of the following during the past 30 days. -- Attended Sunday Mass with members of my family (RELACT1)
TOTAL%
1) None1409.4
2) Once906.0
3) 2-3 times31421.0
4) 4-5 times54736.6
5) 6 or more times40527.1
Missing56 
TOTAL1496100.0
35) Please indicate how many times you did each of the following during the past 30 days. -- Received Communion (RELACT2)
TOTAL%
1) None1308.7
2) Once1369.1
3) 2-3 times23515.7
4) 4-5 times41027.4
5) 6 or more times58839.2
Missing53 
TOTAL1499100.0
36) Please indicate how many times you did each of the following during the past 30 days. -- Prayed by myself (RELACT3)
TOTAL%
1) None1268.4
2) Once1338.9
3) 2-3 times28118.8
4) 4-5 times24716.6
5) 6 or more times70547.3
Missing60 
TOTAL1492100.0
37) Please indicate how many times you did each of the following during the past 30 days. -- Prayed with friends (RELACT4)
TOTAL%
1) None57738.8
2) Once17311.6
3) 2-3 times20513.8
4) 4-5 times17211.6
5) 6 or more times35924.2
Missing66 
TOTAL1486100.0
38) Please indicate how many times you did each of the following during the past 30 days. -- Felt close to Jesus (RELACT5)
TOTAL%
1) None1268.5
2) Once19513.2
3) 2-3 times30920.9
4) 4-5 times27418.5
5) 6 or more times57638.9
Missing72 
TOTAL1480100.0
39) Please indicate how many times you did each of the following during the past 30 days. -- Took part in grace before meals at home (RELACT6)
TOTAL%
1) None37525.2
2) Once16010.7
3) 2-3 times21014.1
4) 4-5 times1077.2
5) 6 or more times63942.9
Missing61 
TOTAL1491100.0
40) Please indicate how many times you did each of the following during the past 30 days. -- Read religious books or articles (RELACT7)
TOTAL%
1) None38325.8
2) Once24616.6
3) 2-3 times30820.8
4) 4-5 times25517.2
5) 6 or more times29019.6
Missing70 
TOTAL1482100.0
41) Please indicate how many times you did each of the following during the past 30 days. -- Read the Bible outside of Mass (RELACT8)
TOTAL%
1) None64643.9
2) Once27218.5
3) 2-3 times24216.4
4) 4-5 times1429.6
5) 6 or more times17011.5
Missing80 
TOTAL1472100.0
42) Please indicate how many times you did each of the following during the past 30 days. -- Discussed religious beliefs and values at home (RELACT9)
TOTAL%
1) None48232.5
2) Once30720.7
3) 2-3 times37325.2
4) 4-5 times16411.1
5) 6 or more times15710.6
Missing69 
TOTAL1483100.0
43) Please indicate how many times you did each of the following during the past 30 days. -- Discussed religious beliefs and values outside my home (RELACT10)
TOTAL%
1) None48932.8
2) Once24616.5
3) 2-3 times26918.0
4) 4-5 times18612.5
5) 6 or more times30220.2
Missing60 
TOTAL1492100.0
44) Please indicate how many times you did each of the following during the past 30 days. -- Helped a neighbor (RELACT11)
TOTAL%
1) None19213.0
2) Once23215.7
3) 2-3 times35724.2
4) 4-5 times27118.3
5) 6 or more times42528.8
Missing75 
TOTAL1477100.0
45) Please indicate how many times you did each of the following during the past 30 days. -- Took part in family prayer (other than grace at meals) (RELACT12)
TOTAL%
1) None36724.7
2) Once1288.6
3) 2-3 times21714.6
4) 4-5 times33422.5
5) 6 or more times44129.7
Missing65 
TOTAL1487100.0
46) How much do you know about the Catholic faith? (HOWMUCH)
TOTAL%
1) I know a lot.67045.5
2) I know a few things.74650.7
3) I do not know much at all.563.8
Missing80 
TOTAL1472100.0
47) In this section, you are asked about your views on Church teaching and about your values. Please remember that this survey is confidential. Please respond to each statement -- The Blessed Trinity is made up of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. (MYVU1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree25417.0
2) Agree31421.0
3) Not sure/I do not know45730.5
4) Disagree1479.8
5) Strongly disagree32421.7
Missing56 
TOTAL1496100.0
48) In this section, you are asked about your views on Church teaching and about your values. Please remember that this survey is confidential. Please respond to each statement -- The sacraments are signs of God's love and sources of God's life. (MYVU2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree62441.8
2) Agree56838.1
3) Not sure/I do not know24616.5
4) Disagree382.5
5) Strongly disagree161.1
Missing60 
TOTAL1492100.0
49) In this section, you are asked about your views on Church teaching and about your values. Please remember that this survey is confidential. Please respond to each statement -- Jesus is the Son of God who became man. (MYVU3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree112575.5
2) Agree25116.8
3) Not sure/I do not know563.8
4) Disagree291.9
5) Strongly disagree291.9
Missing62 
TOTAL1490100.0
50) In this section, you are asked about your views on Church teaching and about your values. Please remember that this survey is confidential. Please respond to each statement -- To be Catholic means to honor Mary. (MYVU4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree18112.1
2) Agree37024.8
3) Not sure/I do not know43729.3
4) Disagree32922.1
5) Strongly disagree17311.6
Missing62 
TOTAL1490100.0
51) In this section, you are asked about your views on Church teaching and about your values. Please remember that this survey is confidential. Please respond to each statement -- A community of Christians can celebrate Mass without a priest. (MYVU5)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1429.5
2) Agree23515.7
3) Not sure/I do not know44229.6
4) Disagree27918.7
5) Strongly disagree39526.5
Missing59 
TOTAL1493100.0
52) In this section, you are asked about your views on Church teaching and about your values. Please remember that this survey is confidential. Please respond to each statement -- Pentecost is a celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit. (MYVU6)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree47631.9
2) Agree42028.2
3) Not sure/I do not know52235.0
4) Disagree302.0
5) Strongly disagree442.9
Missing60 
TOTAL1492100.0
53) In this section, you are asked about your views on Church teaching and about your values. Please remember that this survey is confidential. Please respond to each statement -- The Pope is the head of the Catholic Church on earth. (MYVU7)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree80153.8
2) Agree34223.0
3) Not sure/I do not know20113.5
4) Disagree885.9
5) Strongly disagree563.8
Missing64 
TOTAL1488100.0
54) In this section, you are asked about your views on Church teaching and about your values. Please remember that this survey is confidential. Please respond to each statement -- The Sunday Eucharist means a lot to me; I look forward to it. (MYVU8)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree35824.2
2) Agree61641.6
3) Not sure/I do not know30420.6
4) Disagree1379.3
5) Strongly disagree644.3
Missing73 
TOTAL1479100.0
55) In this section, you are asked about your views on Church teaching and about your values. Please remember that this survey is confidential. Please respond to each statement -- People can commit serious sin without knowing it. (MYVU9)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree44429.8
2) Agree41327.7
3) Not sure/I do not know23115.5
4) Disagree18412.4
5) Strongly disagree21714.6
Missing63 
TOTAL1489100.0
56) In this section, you are asked about your views on Church teaching and about your values. Please remember that this survey is confidential. Please respond to each statement -- I believe that Jesus is really present in the Eucharist. (MYVU10)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree81054.2
2) Agree42428.4
3) Not sure/I do not know20013.4
4) Disagree312.1
5) Strongly disagree291.9
Missing58 
TOTAL1494100.0
57) In this section, you are asked about your views on Church teaching and about your values. Please remember that this survey is confidential. Please respond to each statement -- To love God with all of our hearts and to love our neighbors as ourselves are the two great commandments. (MYVU11)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree72648.6
2) Agree43529.1
3) Not sure/I do not know19613.1
4) Disagree865.8
5) Strongly disagree503.3
Missing59 
TOTAL1493100.0
58) In this section, you are asked about your views on Church teaching and about your values. Please remember that this survey is confidential. Please respond to each statement -- All Christians are Catholics. (MYVU12)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree16310.9
2) Agree20513.7
3) Not sure/I do not know37024.8
4) Disagree33122.2
5) Strongly disagree42328.4
Missing60 
TOTAL1492100.0
59) In this section, you are asked about your views on Church teaching and about your values. Please remember that this survey is confidential. Please respond to each statement -- I think that people who know me know that I'm a Catholic. (MYVU13)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree32121.5
2) Agree43028.8
3) Not sure/I do not know42328.3
4) Disagree18712.5
5) Strongly disagree1338.9
Missing58 
TOTAL1494100.0
60) In this section, you are asked about your views on Church teaching and about your values. Please remember that this survey is confidential. Please respond to each statement -- I see Jesus as one who asks a lot from His followers. (MYVU14)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1359.1
2) Agree19413.1
3) Not sure/I do not know32421.9
4) Disagree39626.7
5) Strongly disagree43329.2
Missing70 
TOTAL1482100.0
61) In this section, you are asked about your views on Church teaching and about your values. Please remember that this survey is confidential. Please respond to each statement -- I consider myself a follower of Christ. (MYVU15)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree68146.0
2) Agree55237.2
3) Not sure/I do not know18412.4
4) Disagree362.4
5) Strongly disagree292.0
Missing70 
TOTAL1482100.0
62) In this section, you are asked about your views on Church teaching and about your values. Please remember that this survey is confidential. Please respond to each statement -- The sixth commandment says 'Thou shalt not kill.' (MYVU16)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree38626.0
2) Agree33922.8
3) Not sure/I do not know49033.0
4) Disagree956.4
5) Strongly disagree17711.9
Missing65 
TOTAL1487100.0
63) In this section, you are asked about your views on Church teaching and about your values. Please remember that this survey is confidential. Please respond to each statement -- The Glory Be is a prayer in praise of the Trinity. (MYVU17)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree38225.9
2) Agree34523.4
3) Not sure/I do not know59440.2
4) Disagree624.2
5) Strongly disagree936.3
Missing76 
TOTAL1476100.0
64) In this section, you are asked about your views on Church teaching and about your values. Please remember that this survey is confidential. Please respond to each statement -- Because it was written so long ago, the Bible is not important to us today. (MYVU18)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree543.6
2) Agree513.4
3) Not sure/I do not know714.8
4) Disagree15710.6
5) Strongly disagree115177.6
Missing68 
TOTAL1484100.0
65) In this section, you are asked about your views on Church teaching and about your values. Please remember that this survey is confidential. Please respond to each statement -- At times, I feel God is too great to care about me. (MYVU19)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree906.1
2) Agree1308.8
3) Not sure/I do not know17211.6
4) Disagree32922.2
5) Strongly disagree76351.4
Missing68 
TOTAL1484100.0
66) In this section, you are asked about your views on Church teaching and about your values. Please remember that this survey is confidential. Please respond to each statement -- God loves me only when I am good. (MYVU20)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree473.2
2) Agree453.0
3) Not sure/I do not know1036.9
4) Disagree28919.4
5) Strongly disagree100467.5
Missing64 
TOTAL1488100.0
67) In this section, you are asked about your views on Church teaching and about your values. Please remember that this survey is confidential. Please respond to each statement -- It is possible for someone to turn away from God forever and be in hell. (MYVU21)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree30620.7
2) Agree34923.6
3) Not sure/I do not know47932.3
4) Disagree16411.1
5) Strongly disagree18312.4
Missing71 
TOTAL1481100.0
68) In this section, you are asked about your views on Church teaching and about your values. Please remember that this survey is confidential. Please respond to each statement -- I think of God more as a loving father than as a strict judge. (MYVU22)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree82155.6
2) Agree40227.2
3) Not sure/I do not know17511.8
4) Disagree392.6
5) Strongly disagree402.7
Missing75 
TOTAL1477100.0
69) In this section, you are asked about your views on Church teaching and about your values. Please remember that this survey is confidential. Please respond to each statement -- God speaks to us through those who wrote the Bible. (MYVU23)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree42028.2
2) Agree46531.3
3) Not sure/I do not know38926.1
4) Disagree1328.9
5) Strongly disagree825.5
Missing64 
TOTAL1488100.0
70) I-AGE: What is your age? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) 10 & under46430.9
1) 1176050.6
2) 12 & over27718.5
Missing51 
TOTAL1501100.0
71) I-SEX: What is your sex? (for use with on-line analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female77051.2
2) Male73448.8
Missing48 
TOTAL1504100.0
72) I-RACE: To which racial/ethnic group do you belong? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
0) White131788.2
1) Other17711.8
Missing58 
TOTAL1494100.0
73) I-YRSATTND: How many years have you attended a Catholic school? (for use with on-line analysis) (I-YRSATTND)
TOTAL%
1) None68746.8
2) 1-3 years19113.0
3) 4-7 years59040.2
Missing84 
TOTAL1468100.0