Notre Dame Study of Catholic Parish Life: Paid Professional Staff Sample, 1983

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Respondent ID number (RESID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL896062.1835
2) Month questionnaire completed (MONTH)
TOTAL%
1) January67.0
2) February22.3
3) March33.5
4) April11.2
10) October1315.1
11) November5058.1
12) December1112.8
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
3) Day questionnaire completed (DAY)
TOTAL%
1) 11618.6
2) 211.2
3) 344.7
4) 455.8
5) 511.2
6) 611.2
7) 722.3
8) 81011.6
9) 944.7
11) 1122.3
13) 1311.2
14) 1444.7
15) 1533.5
16) 1622.3
17) 1711.2
18) 1811.2
19) 1911.2
21) 2122.3
22) 2222.3
23) 2311.2
27) 2711.2
28) 281112.8
30) 3011.2
31) 31910.5
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
4) Year questionnaire completed (YEAR)
TOTAL%
3) 19837384.9
4) 19841315.1
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
5) Parish ID Code (PARID)
TOTAL%
1) Parish 1, MA66.8
2) Parish 1, MD22.3
4) Parish 1, MS22.3
6) Parish 1, RI11.1
7) Parish 2, MA22.3
8) Parish 1, IL55.7
9) Parish 1, LA22.3
10) Parish 1, WA11.1
11) Parish 2, WA22.3
12) Parish 1, VA11.1
13) Parish 1, NC11.1
15) Parish 1, WI44.5
16) Parish 2, LA78.0
17) Parish 3, MA22.3
18) Parish 3, WA33.4
19) Parish 1, TX11.1
20) Parish 2, MD11.1
21) Parish 4, MA11.1
22) Parish 3, LA22.3
23) Parish 3, MD33.4
24) Parish 2, IL11.1
25) Parish 1, OR44.5
27) Parish 1, CO78.0
28) Parish 1, ID22.3
29) Parish 5, MA44.5
30) Parish 2, CO66.8
31) Parish 3, IL78.0
32) Parish 4, WA22.3
35) Parish 5, WA66.8
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
6) In most instances, a staff member is likely to attend Sunday (Saturday evening) Mass at the parish where he/she works. In some instances for a variety of reasons a staff member will attend Mass at a different parish. Please write the name of the parish where you usually attend. (PARAT)
TOTAL%
1) Parish 1, MA56.0
2) Parish 1, MD22.4
4) Parish 1, MS22.4
6) Parish 1, RI11.2
7) Parish 2, MA11.2
8) Parish 1, IL33.6
9) Parish 1, LA22.4
10) Parish 1, WA11.2
11) Parish 2, WA22.4
13) Parish 1, NC11.2
15) Parish 1, WI33.6
16) Parish 2, LA67.1
18) Parish 3, WA33.6
19) Parish 1, TX11.2
20) Parish 2, MD11.2
21) Parish 4, MA11.2
22) Parish 3, LA22.4
23) Parish 3, MD22.4
25) Parish 1, OR33.6
27) Parish 1, CO67.1
28) Parish 1, ID22.4
29) Parish 5, MA22.4
30) Parish 2, CO67.1
31) Parish 3, IL78.3
32) Parish 4, WA22.4
35) Parish 5, WA67.1
37) Other1113.1
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
7) Do you live within the territorial boundaries of the parish where you usually attend Mass? (LIVEPRSH)
TOTAL%
1) No1922.4
2) Yes6576.5
3) I am not certain.11.2
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
8) Are there any other parishes where you attend Mass on Sunday or Saturday evening? (PARAT1)
TOTAL%
1) Nearby parish1518.3
2) Distant parish1113.4
8) None5668.3
Missing7 
TOTAL82100.0
9) Are there any other parishes where you attend Mass on Sunday or Saturday evening? Write the percentage of time you have attended Sunday/Saturday evening Masses there in recent years. (PARATPC1)
TOTAL%
0) 5672.7
1) 22.6
2) 45.2
5) 33.9
10) 11.3
14) 11.3
17) 11.3
20) 33.9
25) 11.3
50) 45.2
98) 11.3
Missing12 
TOTAL77100.0
10) Are there any other parishes where you attend Mass on Sunday or Saturday evening? (PARAT2)
TOTAL%
1) Nearby parish22.5
2) Distant parish22.5
8) None7695.0
Missing9 
TOTAL80100.0
11) Are there any other parishes where you attend Mass on Sunday or Saturday evening? Write the percentage of time you have attended Sunday/Saturday evening Masses there in recent years. (PARATPC2)
TOTAL%
0) 7793.9
1) 11.2
3) 11.2
5) 11.2
20) 11.2
88) 11.2
Missing7 
TOTAL82100.0
12) (If you attend Mass at a parish other than the one where you work) Are there any special reasons why you attend Mass at these other parish(es)? (e.g., on vacation, special liturgies, closer to where I live, etc.) (PARATRS1)
TOTAL%
0) Do not go elsewhere5267.5
1) Convenient place67.8
2) Convenient time11.3
3) Visiting friends22.6
4) Vacation810.4
5) Like pastor11.3
6) Like liturgy33.9
12) Types of ministry11.3
18) Compare spirit experience22.6
19) Work there11.3
Missing12 
TOTAL77100.0
13) (If you attend Mass at a parish other than the one where you work) Are there any special reasons why you attend Mass at these other parish(es)? (e.g., on vacation, special liturgies, closer to where I live, etc.) (PARATRS2)
TOTAL%
0) Do not go elsewhere7593.8
4) Vacation11.3
6) Like liturgy11.3
12) Types of ministry11.3
14) Like buildings11.3
19) Work there11.3
Missing9 
TOTAL80100.0
14) When you were growing up, did you live in this parish or attend the parish school? (GROWPRSH)
TOTAL%
1) No, I neither lived in the parish nor attended the school.7790.6
2) I lived in the parish but didn't attend the school.33.5
3) I lived in the parish and attended the school.44.7
4) I didn't live in the parish but I did attend the school.11.2
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
15) How long, altogether, did you live in this parish - years? (LIVEYEAR)
TOTAL%
0) 1011.9
12) 11.2
21) 11.2
27) 11.2
42) 11.2
50) 11.2
54) 11.2
69) 11.2
88) NA6779.8
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
16) How long, altogether, did you live in this parish - months? (LIVEMNTH)
TOTAL%
0) 1416.7
1) 11.2
5) 11.2
6) 11.2
88) NA6779.8
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
17) Altogether, for how long did you attend the parish school - years? (ATTNDYR)
TOTAL%
0) 1011.9
3) 11.2
5) 11.2
8) 33.6
88) NA6982.1
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
18) Altogether, for how long did you attend the parish school - months? (ATTNDMS)
TOTAL%
0) 1517.9
88) NA6982.1
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
19) Are you now, or have you ever been a religious, a priest, a seminarian, or a candidate for religious life and/or priesthood? (RELDESIG)
TOTAL%
1) No.3943.8
2) Yes, I was a candidate in the past, but not now.11.1
3) Yes, I was a (RELDES1).66.7
4) Yes, I am now a (RELDES2).4247.2
5) Yes, I am now in formation for (RELDES3).11.1
TOTAL89100.0
20) IF YOU HAVE EVER BEEN A RELIGIOUS, PRIEST, SEMINARIAN OR CANDIDATE FOR RELIGIOUS LIFE AND/OR PRIESTHOOD: What were you? (RELDES1)
TOTAL%
2) Religious, unspecified11.1
3) Sister, order unspecified11.1
30) Priest, order specified22.3
50) Sister, order specified22.3
88) Not applicable8293.2
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
21) IF YOU ARE A RELIGIOUS, PRIEST, SEMINARIAN OR CANDIDATE FOR RELIGIOUS LIFE AND/OR PRIESTHOOD: What are you? (RELDES2)
TOTAL%
1) Priest, ordained/diocesan unspecified1112.5
2) Religious, unspecified22.3
3) Sister, order unspecified44.5
4) Brother, order unspecified11.1
5) Diaconate22.3
30) Priest, order specified44.5
50) Sister, order specified1719.3
70) Brother, order specified11.1
88) Not applicable4652.3
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
22) IF YOU ARE IN FORMATION TO BECOME A RELIGIOUS, PRIEST, SEMINARIAN OR CANDIDATE FOR RELIGIOUS LIFE AND/OR PRIESTHOOD: What will you be? (RELDES3)
TOTAL%
5) Diaconate11.1
88) Not applicable8698.9
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
23) IF YOU ARE, HAVE EVER BEEN OR ARE IN TRAINING TO BECOME A RELIGIOUS, PRIEST, SEMINARIAN OR CANDIDATE FOR RELIGIOUS LIFE AND/OR PRIESTHOOD: How long were you, or have you been in this state of life (RELDESIG) - years? (RELDESYR)
TOTAL%
2) 44.5
3) 33.4
6) 11.1
7) 22.3
8) 11.1
9) 11.1
10) 11.1
14) 11.1
17) 11.1
18) 11.1
19) 11.1
20) 11.1
22) 33.4
24) 11.1
25) 11.1
26) 22.3
29) 22.3
30) 11.1
33) 11.1
34) 22.3
35) 11.1
37) 22.3
38) 22.3
40) 11.1
41) 22.3
43) 33.4
46) 11.1
50) 11.1
52) 11.1
53) 22.3
58) 11.1
88) NA4045.5
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
24) IF YOU ARE, HAVE EVER BEEN OR ARE IN TRAINING TO BECOME A RELIGIOUS, PRIEST, SEMINARIAN OR CANDIDATE FOR RELIGIOUS LIFE AND/OR PRIESTHOOD: How long were you, or have you been in this state of life (RELDESIG) - months? (RELDESMS)
TOTAL%
0) 1517.0
1) 11.1
2) 89.1
3) 44.5
4) 44.5
5) 78.0
6) 44.5
8) 11.1
9) 11.1
10) 22.3
11) 11.1
88) NA4045.5
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
25) Are you presently under contract to the parish where you work? (CONTPRSH)
TOTAL%
1) No4046.0
2) Yes4754.0
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
26) Do you draw a salary/stipend from this parish? About what is the present salary/stipend level for your work? (PARSAL)
TOTAL%
1) No1011.5
2) Yes, less than $5,000 per year2528.7
3) Yes, $5,000 to $7,499 per year1314.9
4) Yes, $7,500 to 9,999 per year1314.9
5) Yes, $10,000 to $14,999 per year1618.4
6) Yes, $15,000 to $19,999 per year66.9
7) Yes, $20,000 to $ 24,999 per year22.3
8) Yes, $25,000 or more per year22.3
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
27) Do you draw a salary/stipend from any other religious organization? About what level of salary/stipend? (OTHSAL)
TOTAL%
1) No7994.0
2) Yes, less than $5,000 per year44.8
3) Yes, $5,000 to $7,499 per year11.2
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
28) Are you able to supplement your salary/stipend from any other personal sources of income? (SALSUPP)
TOTAL%
1) No4754.0
2) Yes4046.0
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
29) Did you ever give serious thought to becoming a religious, a priest, or a candidate for religious life or priesthood? (BERELDES)
TOTAL%
1) No3034.5
2) Yes89.2
8) Not applicable4956.3
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
30) How long have you worked in church- or parish-related jobs in other parishes - years? (PARYEAR)
TOTAL%
0) 2024.4
1) 56.1
2) 44.9
3) 22.4
4) 11.2
5) 44.9
7) 33.7
10) 44.9
11) 11.2
13) 22.4
14) 11.2
16) 11.2
18) 11.2
20) 33.7
21) 11.2
22) 22.4
25) 22.4
26) 22.4
30) 44.9
31) 11.2
32) 11.2
33) 33.7
34) 11.2
35) 33.7
37) 11.2
39) 11.2
40) 11.2
41) 11.2
43) 11.2
44) 11.2
46) 22.4
50) 11.2
88) NA11.2
Missing7 
TOTAL82100.0
31) How long have you worked in church- or parish- related jobs in other parishes - months? (PARMONS)
TOTAL%
0) 5668.3
1) 11.2
2) 33.7
3) 56.1
4) 33.7
5) 22.4
6) 67.3
8) 33.7
9) 11.2
10) 11.2
88) NA11.2
Missing7 
TOTAL82100.0
32) How long have you worked in church- or parish- related jobs in non-parish settings - years? (OTHYEAR)
TOTAL%
0) 5263.4
1) 11.2
2) 22.4
3) 67.3
4) 44.9
5) 22.4
8) 22.4
10) 11.2
15) 22.4
20) 44.9
26) 11.2
33) 22.4
88) NA33.7
Missing7 
TOTAL82100.0
33) How long have you worked in church- or parish- related jobs in non-parish settings - months? (OTHMONS)
TOTAL%
0) 7186.6
2) 11.2
3) 11.2
4) 11.2
5) 11.2
6) 33.7
11) 11.2
88) NA33.7
Missing7 
TOTAL82100.0
34) In an average week, how many hours do you spend working for this parish? (HRSPERWK)
TOTAL%
3) 33.4
4) 78.0
6) 11.1
7) 11.1
9) 11.1
11) 11.1
12) 11.1
13) 11.1
14) 11.1
15) 11.1
19) 11.1
20) 78.0
24) 11.1
25) 11.1
30) 11.1
31) 11.1
35) 33.4
36) 11.1
37) 33.4
38) 11.1
40) 1112.6
42) 11.1
43) 11.1
45) 55.7
46) 11.1
48) 22.3
49) 11.1
50) 1112.6
55) 44.6
60) 55.7
65) 11.1
68) 11.1
70) 22.3
73) 11.1
80) 22.3
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
35) How many days in the last 3 years have you spent in courses, workshops, seminars, etc. to increase your own religious education or to develop skills directly related to your parish work? (EDUCDAYS)
TOTAL%
1) I haven't spent any days in training.1011.2
2) I have spent between 1 and 6 days in such training.1516.9
3) I have spent between 7 and 13 days in such training.910.1
4) I have spent between 14 and 30 days in such training.2123.6
5) I have spent more than 30 days in such training.3438.2
TOTAL89100.0
36) How many days in the last 3 years have you spent on retreat? (RETRDAYS)
TOTAL%
1) I haven't spent any days on retreat.1415.7
2) I have spent between 1 and 6 days on retreat.2224.7
3) I have spent between 7 and 13 days on retreat.1112.4
4) I have spent between 14 and 30 days on retreat.2730.3
5) I have spent more than 30 days on retreat.1516.9
TOTAL89100.0
37) During the past year, approximately how many books or articles have you read that relate to your faith or your work in the parish? (NUMBOOKS)
TOTAL%
1) I haven't read any.33.4
2) I've read one.11.1
3) I've read between 2 to 5.1516.9
4) I've read between 6 to 9.1011.2
5) I've read between 10 to 20.2224.7
6) I've read between 21 to 50.2224.7
7) I've read more than 50.1618.0
TOTAL89100.0
38) Do you have a spiritual director? (SPIRDIR)
TOTAL%
1) No4853.9
2) Yes4146.1
TOTAL89100.0
39) In general, how attached to this parish do you feel? (YOUATTCH)
TOTAL%
1) Not attached at all33.4
2) Somewhat attached2427.3
3) Very attached6169.3
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
40) In general, how attached to this parish is the average parishioner? Answer the way you think he or she would answer. (OTHATTCH)
TOTAL%
2) Somewhat attached4854.5
3) Very attached4045.5
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
41) In general, how well do you feel this parish meets the spiritual needs of parishioners? (SPIRNEED)
TOTAL%
1) Completely89.0
2) Very well6876.4
3) Not very well1314.6
TOTAL89100.0
42) In general, how well do you feel this parish meets the social needs of parishioners? (SOCNEED)
TOTAL%
1) Completely44.5
2) Very well5359.6
3) Not very well3236.0
TOTAL89100.0
43) Think of five persons who are your closest friends. (Do not include relatives.) How many of these friends are also parishioners in this parish? (PARFRND)
TOTAL%
0) None2123.9
1) One1112.5
2) Two1719.3
3) Three1213.6
4) Four1011.4
5) Five or more1719.3
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
44) Think of five persons who are your closest friends. (Do not include relatives.) How many of these friends are also members of the parish staff? (STAFFRND)
TOTAL%
0) None3137.3
1) One2125.3
2) Two1922.9
3) Three67.2
4) Four11.2
5) Five or more56.0
Missing6 
TOTAL83100.0
45) How frequently do you have longer conversations with the following people during the course of an "average" month? - Pastor (CONVPAS)
TOTAL%
1) Never11.1
2) Seldom2629.2
3) Frequently4449.4
4) Daily1820.2
TOTAL89100.0
46) How frequently do you have longer conversations with the following people during the course of an "average" month? - Associate or Assistant Pastor (CONVASC)
TOTAL%
1) Never22.4
2) Seldom1619.0
3) Frequently1922.6
4) Daily1619.0
5) Don't have this person2529.8
8) I am that person.67.1
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
47) How frequently do you have longer conversations with the following people during the course of an "average" month? - Parish secretary/receptionist (CONVSEC)
TOTAL%
1) Never55.8
2) Seldom1315.1
3) Frequently2832.6
4) Daily1820.9
5) Don't have this person1011.6
8) I am that person.1214.0
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
48) How frequently do you have longer conversations with the following people during the course of an "average" month? - Principal of the school (CONVPRN)
TOTAL%
1) Never89.4
2) Seldom1315.3
3) Frequently1821.2
4) Daily89.4
5) Don't have this person2327.1
8) I am that person.1517.6
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
49) How frequently do you have longer conversations with the following people during the course of an "average" month? - Director of religious education (CONVDRE)
TOTAL%
1) Never67.1
2) Seldom1618.8
3) Frequently3945.9
4) Daily89.4
5) Don't have this person89.4
8) I am that person.89.4
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
50) How frequently do you have longer conversations with the following people during the course of an "average" month? - Head of parish council (CONVHPC)
TOTAL%
1) Never1416.3
2) Seldom4451.2
3) Frequently1922.1
4) Daily22.3
5) Don't have this person78.1
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
51) How frequently do you have longer conversations with the following people during the course of an "average" month? - Teachers at parish school (CONVTEA)
TOTAL%
1) Never1011.5
2) Seldom1618.4
3) Frequently2326.4
4) Daily1921.8
5) Don't have this person1820.7
8) I am that person.11.1
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
52) How frequently do you have longer conversations with the following people during the course of an "average" month? - Other parish members (CONVOTH)
TOTAL%
2) Seldom1213.5
3) Frequently5258.4
4) Daily2528.1
TOTAL89100.0
53) How frequently do you have longer conversations with the following people during the course of an "average" month? - Other parish staff (CONVOPS)
TOTAL%
1) Never11.1
2) Seldom2123.9
3) Frequently3843.2
4) Daily1921.6
5) Don't have this person89.1
8) I am that person.11.1
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
54) What is the most important reason an average parishioner has for being attracted to this parish? - It's his/her parish; he/she lives in this neighborhood. (ATTRACNB)
TOTAL%
0) No5158.0
1) Yes3742.0
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
55) What is the most important reason an average parishioner has for being attracted to this parish? - Quality of the friendliness and/or concern among members of our parish. (ATTRACQU)
TOTAL%
0) No6573.9
1) Yes2326.1
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
56) What is the most important reason an average parishioner has for being attracted to this parish? - The opportunities for becoming a lay leader in our congregation. (ATTRACOP)
TOTAL%
0) No88100.0
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
57) What is the most important reason an average parishioner has for being attracted to this parish? - The atmosphere of the church building itself. (ATTRACAT)
TOTAL%
0) No8798.9
1) Yes11.1
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
58) What is the most important reason an average parishioner has for being attracted to this parish? - The quality of the pastoral care and concern provided by the parish priests. (ATTRACPC)
TOTAL%
0) No7281.8
1) Yes1618.2
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
59) What is the most important reason an average parishioner has for being attracted to this parish? - The quality of the preaching at Mass. (ATTRACPR)
TOTAL%
0) No88100.0
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
60) What is the most important reason an average parishioner has for being attracted to this parish? - The opportunities for parishioners to participate in community service. (ATTRACSR)
TOTAL%
0) No8798.9
1) Yes11.1
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
61) What is the most important reason an average parishioner has for being attracted to this parish? - The "status" of our parish in the local community. (ATTRACST)
TOTAL%
0) No8798.9
1) Yes11.1
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
62) What is the most important reason an average parishioner has for being attracted to this parish? - The style of worship that is typical of the parish. (ATTRACWP)
TOTAL%
0) No8090.9
1) Yes89.1
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
63) What is the most important reason an average parishioner has for being attracted to this parish? - The fact that many of his/her friends and/or relatives belong to this parish. (ATTRACRE)
TOTAL%
0) No8798.9
1) Yes11.1
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
64) What is the most important reason an average parishioner has for being attracted to this parish? - The opportunity to get his/her children into the parish school. (ATTRACSC)
TOTAL%
0) No8798.9
1) Yes11.1
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
65) What is the most important reason an average parishioner has for being attracted to this parish? - Other reasons. (ATTRACOT)
TOTAL%
0) No other reasons8798.9
2) Ethnicity of parish11.1
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
66) In which of the following settings do you most frequently come into contact with parishioners? - Before or after Mass (CONTACTA)
TOTAL%
1) Ranked 1st4158.6
2) Ranked 2nd1622.9
3) Ranked 3rd912.9
4) Ranked 4th11.4
5) Ranked 5th34.3
Missing19 
TOTAL70100.0
67) In which of the following settings do you most frequently come into contact with parishioners? - Meetings related to parish school functions (CONTACTB)
TOTAL%
1) Ranked 1st916.4
2) Ranked 2nd814.5
3) Ranked 3rd712.7
4) Ranked 4th23.6
5) Ranked 5th59.1
6) Ranked 6th23.6
7) Ranked 7th35.5
8) Ranked 8th11.8
9) Ranked 9th23.6
10) Ranked 10th11.8
13) Ranked last11.8
88) Do not have this1425.5
Missing34 
TOTAL55100.0
68) In which of the following settings do you most frequently come into contact with parishioners? - Meetings of the parish council (CONTACTC)
TOTAL%
1) Ranked 1st11.7
2) Ranked 2nd610.3
3) Ranked 3rd712.1
4) Ranked 4th610.3
5) Ranked 5th46.9
6) Ranked 6th58.6
7) Ranked 7th58.6
8) Ranked 8th35.2
9) Ranked 9th23.4
10) Ranked 10th11.7
11) Ranked 11th46.9
12) Ranked 12th35.2
13) Ranked last23.4
88) Do not have this915.5
Missing31 
TOTAL58100.0
69) In which of the following settings do you most frequently come into contact with parishioners? - Counseling situations (CONTACTD)
TOTAL%
1) Ranked 1st11.9
2) Ranked 2nd35.8
3) Ranked 3rd23.8
4) Ranked 4th47.7
5) Ranked 5th611.5
6) Ranked 6th47.7
7) Ranked 7th11.9
8) Ranked 8th47.7
9) Ranked 9th815.4
10) Ranked 10th47.7
12) Ranked 12th47.7
88) Do not have this1121.2
Missing37 
TOTAL52100.0
70) In which of the following settings do you most frequently come into contact with parishioners? - Home visits (CONTACTE)
TOTAL%
1) Ranked 1st23.9
2) Ranked 2nd35.9
3) Ranked 3rd23.9
4) Ranked 4th59.8
5) Ranked 5th23.9
6) Ranked 6th23.9
7) Ranked 7th23.9
8) Ranked 8th815.7
9) Ranked 9th35.9
10) Ranked 10th35.9
11) Ranked 11th47.8
13) Ranked last35.9
88) Do not have this1223.5
Missing38 
TOTAL51100.0
71) In which of the following settings do you most frequently come into contact with parishioners? - Liturgy preparation (CONTACTF)
TOTAL%
1) Ranked 1st46.8
2) Ranked 2nd610.2
3) Ranked 3rd711.9
4) Ranked 4th35.1
5) Ranked 5th915.3
6) Ranked 6th11.7
7) Ranked 7th610.2
8) Ranked 8th610.2
9) Ranked 9th35.1
10) Ranked 10th23.4
11) Ranked 11th11.7
12) Ranked 12th46.8
88) Do not have this711.9
Missing30 
TOTAL59100.0
72) In which of the following settings do you most frequently come into contact with parishioners? - Physical plant maintenance (CONTACTG)
TOTAL%
1) Ranked 1st35.9
3) Ranked 3rd35.9
4) Ranked 4th35.9
5) Ranked 5th47.8
6) Ranked 6th611.8
7) Ranked 7th12.0
8) Ranked 8th12.0
9) Ranked 9th611.8
10) Ranked 10th23.9
11) Ranked 11th35.9
12) Ranked 12th35.9
13) Ranked last35.9
88) Do not have this1325.5
Missing38 
TOTAL51100.0
73) In which of the following settings do you most frequently come into contact with parishioners? - Marriage preparation (CONTACTH)
TOTAL%
1) Ranked 1st12.1
2) Ranked 2nd12.1
3) Ranked 3rd24.2
4) Ranked 4th24.2
5) Ranked 5th24.2
6) Ranked 6th36.3
7) Ranked 7th36.3
8) Ranked 8th24.2
10) Ranked 10th36.3
11) Ranked 11th12.1
12) Ranked 12th714.6
13) Ranked last510.4
88) Do not have this1633.3
Missing41 
TOTAL48100.0
74) In which of the following settings do you most frequently come into contact with parishioners? - Spiritual direction (CONTACTI)
TOTAL%
3) Ranked 3rd12.0
4) Ranked 4th48.0
5) Ranked 5th24.0
6) Ranked 6th48.0
7) Ranked 7th612.0
8) Ranked 8th36.0
9) Ranked 9th36.0
10) Ranked 10th12.0
11) Ranked 11th714.0
12) Ranked 12th12.0
13) Ranked last36.0
88) Do not have this1530.0
Missing39 
TOTAL50100.0
75) In which of the following settings do you most frequently come into contact with parishioners? - Prayer groups/auxiliaries (CONTACTJ)
TOTAL%
2) Ranked 2nd12.0
3) Ranked 3rd48.2
4) Ranked 4th36.1
5) Ranked 5th510.2
6) Ranked 6th48.2
7) Ranked 7th510.2
8) Ranked 8th612.2
9) Ranked 9th36.1
10) Ranked 10th24.1
12) Ranked 12th24.1
88) Do not have this1428.6
Missing40 
TOTAL49100.0
76) In which of the following settings do you most frequently come into contact with parishioners? - Meetings of parish societies and organizations (CONTACTK)
TOTAL%
1) Ranked 1st58.1
2) Ranked 2nd1727.4
3) Ranked 3rd1422.6
4) Ranked 4th1524.2
5) Ranked 5th58.1
6) Ranked 6th34.8
7) Ranked 7th11.6
9) Ranked 9th11.6
10) Ranked 10th11.6
Missing27 
TOTAL62100.0
77) In which of the following settings do you most frequently come into contact with parishioners? - CCD instruction (CONTACTL)
TOTAL%
1) Ranked 1st59.4
2) Ranked 2nd917.0
3) Ranked 3rd35.7
4) Ranked 4th611.3
5) Ranked 5th59.4
6) Ranked 6th35.7
7) Ranked 7th35.7
9) Ranked 9th11.9
10) Ranked 10th35.7
11) Ranked 11th47.5
12) Ranked 12th11.9
13) Ranked last11.9
88) Do not have this917.0
Missing36 
TOTAL53100.0
78) In which of the following settings do you most frequently come into contact with parishioners? - In social action programs (CONTACTM)
TOTAL%
1) Ranked 1st11.9
2) Ranked 2nd23.8
3) Ranked 3rd47.7
4) Ranked 4th713.5
5) Ranked 5th59.6
6) Ranked 6th47.7
7) Ranked 7th35.8
8) Ranked 8th11.9
9) Ranked 9th23.8
10) Ranked 10th59.6
11) Ranked 11th47.7
12) Ranked 12th23.8
13) Ranked last11.9
88) Do not have this1121.2
Missing37 
TOTAL52100.0
79) Would you like to have more opportunities for informal contact with parishioners? (CONTINFC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, much more contact would be desirable.3438.2
2) I have enough contact already.4651.7
3) No, informal contact is less important than other tasks I must do.910.1
TOTAL89100.0
80) Do you think the average parishioner would want to have more informal contact with you? (CONTPARC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3640.4
2) Present amount of contact is probably satisfactory4752.8
3) No66.7
TOTAL89100.0
81) At one time, it is said that people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies, or professionals outside the parish. Here is a list of personal needs or family problems. Think about the people in your parish. To whom would most of them turn if they had the following needs? - Death of a parishioner's family member (TRNHLPDE)
TOTAL%
1) Friends1214.0
2) Pastor and/or parish staff7283.7
3) Professionals or agencies outside the parish22.3
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
82) At one time, it is said that people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies, or professionals outside the parish. Here is a list of personal needs or family problems. Think about the people in your parish. To whom would most of them turn if they had the following needs? - Severe marital problems (TRNHLPMR)
TOTAL%
1) Friends33.5
2) Pastor and/or parish staff6373.3
3) Professionals or agencies outside the parish2023.3
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
83) At one time, it is said that people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies, or professionals outside the parish. Here is a list of personal needs or family problems. Think about the people in your parish. To whom would most of them turn if they had the following needs? - Alcohol/drug abuse (TRNHLPAL)
TOTAL%
1) Friends33.5
2) Pastor and/or parish staff1922.4
3) Professionals or agencies outside the parish6374.1
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
84) At one time, it is said that people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies, or professionals outside the parish. Here is a list of personal needs or family problems. Think about the people in your parish. To whom would most of them turn if they had the following needs? - Unemployment (TRNHLPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Friends1517.2
2) Pastor and/or parish staff1213.8
3) Professionals or agencies outside the parish6069.0
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
85) At one time, it is said that people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies, or professionals outside the parish. Here is a list of personal needs or family problems. Think about the people in your parish. To whom would most of them turn if they had the following needs? - Counseling at time of sickness (TRNHLPSC)
TOTAL%
1) Friends1112.8
2) Pastor and/or parish staff6980.2
3) Professionals or agencies outside the parish67.0
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
86) At one time, it is said that people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies, or professionals outside the parish. Here is a list of personal needs or family problems. Think about the people in your parish. To whom would most of them turn if they had the following needs? - Severe money problems (TRNHLPMC)
TOTAL%
1) Friends2225.6
2) Pastor and/or parish staff2124.4
3) Professionals or agencies outside the parish4350.0
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
87) At one time, it is said that people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies, or professionals outside the parish. Here is a list of personal needs or family problems. Think about the people in your parish. To whom would most of them turn if they had the following needs? - Unwanted pregnancy (TRNHLPPG)
TOTAL%
1) Friends1517.6
2) Pastor and/or parish staff3035.3
3) Professionals or agencies outside the parish4047.1
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
88) At one time, it is said that people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies, or professionals outside the parish. Here is a list of personal needs or family problems. Think about the people in your parish. To whom would most of them turn if they had the following needs? - Religious education for themselves (TRNHLPRE)
TOTAL%
2) Pastor and/or parish staff8396.5
3) Professionals or agencies outside the parish33.5
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
89) At one time, it is said that people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies, or professionals outside the parish. Here is a list of personal needs or family problems. Think about the people in your parish. To whom would most of them turn if they had the following needs? - Support for faith (TRNHLPFA)
TOTAL%
1) Friends1517.4
2) Pastor and/or parish staff7182.6
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
90) At one time, it is said that people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies, or professionals outside the parish. Here is a list of personal needs or family problems. Think about the people in your parish. To whom would most of them turn if they had the following needs? - Premarital counseling or marital renewal counseling (TRNHLPPR)
TOTAL%
1) Friends11.2
2) Pastor and/or parish staff7890.7
3) Professionals or agencies outside the parish78.1
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
91) At one time, it is said that people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies, or professionals outside the parish. Here is a list of personal needs or family problems. Think about the people in your parish. To whom would most of them turn if they had the following needs? - Family problems (TRNHLPFM)
TOTAL%
1) Friends1719.8
2) Pastor and/or parish staff5665.1
3) Professionals or agencies outside the parish1315.1
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
92) At one time, it is said that people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies, or professionals outside the parish. Here is a list of personal needs or family problems. Think about the people in your parish. To whom would most of them turn if they had the following needs? - Religious education for children (TRNHLPRC)
TOTAL%
1) Friends11.2
2) Pastor and/or parish staff8497.7
3) Professionals or agencies outside the parish11.2
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
93) At one time, it is said that people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies, or professionals outside the parish. Here is a list of personal needs or family problems. Think about the people in your parish. To whom would most of them turn if they had the following needs? - Opportunities to serve others (TRNHLPSR)
TOTAL%
1) Friends1011.6
2) Pastor and/or parish staff6272.1
3) Professionals or agencies outside the parish1416.3
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
94) At one time, it is said that people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies, or professionals outside the parish. Here is a list of personal needs or family problems. Think about the people in your parish. To whom would most of them turn if they had the following needs? - A place to express their doubts without fear of judgment (TRNHLPEX)
TOTAL%
1) Friends4350.0
2) Pastor and/or parish staff3439.5
3) Professionals or agencies outside the parish89.3
4) Friends and pastor and/or parish staff11.2
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
95) At one time, it is said that people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies, or professionals outside the parish. Here is a list of personal needs or family problems. Think about the people in your parish. To whom would most of them turn if they had the following needs? - Handling of painful memories (TRNHLPME)
TOTAL%
1) Friends3540.2
2) Pastor and/or parish staff3641.4
3) Professionals or agencies outside the parish1618.4
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
96) At one time, it is said that people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies, or professionals outside the parish. Here is a list of personal needs or family problems. Think about the people in your parish. Now suppose such help were available within your parish. Indicate whether they would be "very likely" or "unlikely" to use such a service from your parish if it were available. - Death of a parishioner's family member (AVLHLPDE)
TOTAL%
2) Unlikely22.3
8) Not applicable8597.7
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
97) At one time, it is said that people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies, or professionals outside the parish. Here is a list of personal needs or family problems. Think about the people in your parish. Now suppose such help were available within your parish. Indicate whether they would be "very likely" or "unlikely" to use such a service from your parish if it were available. - Severe marital problems (AVLHLPMR)
TOTAL%
1) Likely1517.4
2) Unlikely78.1
8) Not applicable6474.4
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
98) At one time, it is said that people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies, or professionals outside the parish. Here is a list of personal needs or family problems. Think about the people in your parish. Now suppose such help were available within your parish. Indicate whether they would be "very likely" or "unlikely" to use such a service from your parish if it were available. - Alcohol/drug abuse (AVLHLPAL)
TOTAL%
1) Likely3745.1
2) Unlikely2328.0
8) Not applicable2226.8
Missing7 
TOTAL82100.0
99) At one time, it is said that people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies, or professionals outside the parish. Here is a list of personal needs or family problems. Think about the people in your parish. Now suppose such help were available within your parish. Indicate whether they would be "very likely" or "unlikely" to use such a service from your parish if it were available. - Unemployment (AVLHLPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Likely2833.7
2) Unlikely2530.1
8) Not applicable3036.1
Missing6 
TOTAL83100.0
100) At one time, it is said that people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies, or professionals outside the parish. Here is a list of personal needs or family problems. Think about the people in your parish. Now suppose such help were available within your parish. Indicate whether they would be "very likely" or "unlikely" to use such a service from your parish if it were available. - Counseling at time of sickness (AVLHLPSC)
TOTAL%
1) Likely89.3
8) Not applicable7890.7
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
101) At one time, it is said that people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies, or professionals outside the parish. Here is a list of personal needs or family problems. Think about the people in your parish. Now suppose such help were available within your parish. Indicate whether they would be "very likely" or "unlikely" to use such a service from your parish if it were available. - Severe money problems (AVLHLPMN)
TOTAL%
1) Likely2226.2
2) Unlikely1821.4
8) Not applicable4452.4
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
102) At one time, it is said that people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies, or professionals outside the parish. Here is a list of personal needs or family problems. Think about the people in your parish. Now suppose such help were available within your parish. Indicate whether they would be "very likely" or "unlikely" to use such a service from your parish if it were available. - Unwanted pregnancy (AVLHLPPG)
TOTAL%
1) Likely1821.2
2) Unlikely2023.5
8) Not applicable4755.3
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
103) At one time, it is said that people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies, or professionals outside the parish. Here is a list of personal needs or family problems. Think about the people in your parish. Now suppose such help were available within your parish. Indicate whether they would be "very likely" or "unlikely" to use such a service from your parish if it were available. - Religious education for themselves (AVLHLPRE)
TOTAL%
1) Likely33.5
8) Not applicable8396.5
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
104) At one time, it is said that people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies, or professionals outside the parish. Here is a list of personal needs or family problems. Think about the people in your parish. Now suppose such help were available within your parish. Indicate whether they would be "very likely" or "unlikely" to use such a service from your parish if it were available. - Support for faith (AVLHLPFA)
TOTAL%
8) Not applicable86100.0
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
105) At one time, it is said that people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies, or professionals outside the parish. Here is a list of personal needs or family problems. Think about the people in your parish. Now suppose such help were available within your parish. Indicate whether they would be "very likely" or "unlikely" to use such a service from your parish if it were available. - Premarital counseling or marital renewal counseling (AVLHLPPR)
TOTAL%
1) Likely67.0
2) Unlikely11.2
8) Not applicable7991.9
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
106) At one time, it is said that people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies, or professionals outside the parish. Here is a list of personal needs or family problems. Think about the people in your parish. Now suppose such help were available within your parish. Indicate whether they would be "very likely" or "unlikely" to use such a service from your parish if it were available. - Family problems (AVLHLPFM)
TOTAL%
1) Likely1011.6
2) Unlikely33.5
8) Not applicable7384.9
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
107) At one time, it is said that people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies, or professionals outside the parish. Here is a list of personal needs or family problems. Think about the people in your parish. Now suppose such help were available within your parish. Indicate whether they would be "very likely" or "unlikely" to use such a service from your parish if it were available. - Religious education of children (AVLHLPRC)
TOTAL%
2) Unlikely11.1
8) Not applicable8698.9
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
108) At one time, it is said that people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies, or professionals outside the parish. Here is a list of personal needs or family problems. Think about the people in your parish. Now suppose such help were available within your parish. Indicate whether they would be "very likely" or "unlikely" to use such a service from your parish if it were available. - Opportunities to serve others (AVLHLPSR)
TOTAL%
1) Likely1112.8
2) Unlikely33.5
8) Not applicable7283.7
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
109) At one time, it is said that people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies, or professionals outside the parish. Here is a list of personal needs or family problems. Think about the people in your parish. Now suppose such help were available within your parish. Indicate whether they would be "very likely" or "unlikely" to use such a service from your parish if it were available. - A place to express their doubts without fear of judgment (AVLHLPEX)
TOTAL%
1) Likely78.1
2) Unlikely11.2
8) Not applicable7890.7
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
110) At one time, it is said that people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies, or professionals outside the parish. Here is a list of personal needs or family problems. Think about the people in your parish. Now suppose such help were available within your parish. Indicate whether they would be "very likely" or "unlikely" to use such a service from your parish if it were available. - Handling of painful memories (AVLHLPME)
TOTAL%
1) Likely1416.1
2) Unlikely11.1
8) Not applicable7282.8
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
111) Given limited resources within this parish, toward which of the following activities should the parish direct much of its attention? - Enhancing religious education of preteens (RESOURA1)
TOTAL%
1) Give much less attention11.2
2) Give less attention22.4
3) Give as much attention as now4351.2
4) Give more attention1517.9
5) Give much more attention2327.4
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
112) Given limited resources within this parish, toward which of the following activities should the parish direct much of its attention? - Enhancing religious education of teens (RESOURA2)
TOTAL%
3) Give as much attention as now2933.7
4) Give more attention2427.9
5) Give much more attention3338.4
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
113) Given limited resources within this parish, toward which of the following activities should the parish direct much of its attention? - Enhancing religious education of adults (RESOURA3)
TOTAL%
3) Give as much attention as now2731.8
4) Give more attention1922.4
5) Give much more attention3945.9
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
114) Given limited resources within this parish, toward which of the following activities should the parish direct much of its attention? - Making converts and/or reclaiming church dropouts (RESOURCB)
TOTAL%
2) Give less attention11.1
3) Give as much attention as now2730.7
4) Give more attention2528.4
5) Give much more attention3539.8
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
115) Given limited resources within this parish, toward which of the following activities should the parish direct much of its attention? - Helping poor people within the parish (RESOURCC)
TOTAL%
1) Give much less attention11.1
3) Give as much attention as now4045.5
4) Give more attention2629.5
5) Give much more attention2123.9
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
116) Given limited resources within this parish, toward which of the following activities should the parish direct much of its attention? - Helping poor people outside the parish (RESOURCD)
TOTAL%
1) Give much less attention33.4
2) Give less attention89.1
3) Give as much attention as now4348.9
4) Give more attention2326.1
5) Give much more attention1112.5
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
117) Given limited resources within this parish, toward which of the following activities should the parish direct much of its attention? - Improving liturgy (RESOURCE)
TOTAL%
1) Give much less attention11.1
2) Give less attention22.3
3) Give as much attention as now3236.8
4) Give more attention2731.0
5) Give much more attention2528.7
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
118) Given limited resources within this parish, toward which of the following activities should the parish direct much of its attention? - Improving the social life of the parish (RESOURCF)
TOTAL%
1) Give much less attention22.3
2) Give less attention66.8
3) Give as much attention as now3640.9
4) Give more attention1921.6
5) Give much more attention2528.4
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
119) Given limited resources within this parish, toward which of the following activities should the parish direct much of its attention? - Improving contacts with non-Catholic churches within our neighborhood (RESOURCG)
TOTAL%
1) Give much less attention55.7
2) Give less attention78.0
3) Give as much attention as now2933.0
4) Give more attention2629.5
5) Give much more attention2123.9
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
120) Given limited resources within this parish, toward which of the following activities should the parish direct much of its attention? - Working to change unjust socioeconomic conditions (RESOURCH)
TOTAL%
1) Give much less attention44.5
2) Give less attention89.1
3) Give as much attention as now3034.1
4) Give more attention1921.6
5) Give much more attention2730.7
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
121) Are there any other activities toward which you would like to see the parish direct its attention? First mention (RSRCACT1)
TOTAL%
0) No other priority5260.5
2) Family oriented ministry67.0
3) Minister to the sick, aged78.1
4) Implement praying in spirit78.1
5) Nurturing conversation for social issues910.5
6) Implement financial support11.2
7) Implement physical plant11.2
8) Train lay ministers33.5
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
122) Are there any other activities toward which you would like to see the parish direct its attention? Second mention (RSRCACT2)
TOTAL%
0) No other priority7688.4
1) Implement parish government organization11.2
2) Family oriented ministry44.7
3) Minister to the sick, aged22.3
5) Nurturing conversation for social issues22.3
8) Train lay ministers11.2
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
123) Are there any other activities toward which you would like to see the parish direct its attention? Third mention (RSRCACT3)
TOTAL%
0) No other priority8497.7
2) Family oriented ministry11.2
5) Nurturing conversation for social issues11.2
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
124) Are there any other activities toward which you would like to see the parish direct its attention? Fourth mention (RSRCACT4)
TOTAL%
0) No other priority86100.0
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
125) What kind of things does this parish do best? First mention (PARBEST1)
TOTAL%
0) No purpose, no other11.3
1) Emphasize Eucharist/sacraments11.3
2) Emphasize Worship/Liturgy/Music11.3
20) General REF spiritual enrichment22.5
28) Emphasize Mass45.1
29) Emphasize liturgy prayer1620.3
31) Emphasize preaching, homilies11.3
32) Emphasize evangelizing the unchurched11.3
33) Emphasize catechism, CCD22.5
34) Emphasize education, children's parish school33.8
35) Emphasize religious education older56.3
36) Emphasize service to needy67.6
37) Emphasize aid to elderly22.5
38) Emphasize ministry to the bereaved22.5
42) Emphasize ministry to young33.8
43) Emphasize financial support11.3
46) Emphasize support life cycle22.5
47) Emphasize ecumenism11.3
49) Emphasize lay ministries11.3
50) Collective community11.3
51) Special REF building community56.3
53) General emphasis on social functions810.1
54) General emphasis friendly56.3
58) Caring Pastor11.3
72) Charismatic heal prayer11.3
80) Does everything well33.8
Missing10 
TOTAL79100.0
126) What kind of things does this parish do best? First mention (PARBEST2)
TOTAL%
0) No purpose, no other1620.3
7) Emphasize social and emotional support11.3
8) Emphasize Christian education11.3
10) Center religious activities11.3
20) General REF spiritual enrichment22.5
29) Emphasize liturgy prayer67.6
30) Emphasize music, liturgy, art, expression11.3
33) Emphasize catechism, CCD33.8
34) Emphasize education, children's parish school78.9
35) Emphasize religious education older33.8
36) Emphasize service to needy67.6
37) Emphasize aid to elderly33.8
40) Emphasize ministry to singles11.3
41) Emphasize ministry to intact families22.5
46) Emphasize support life cycle11.3
49) Emphasize lay ministries56.3
50) Collective community22.5
51) Special REF building community11.3
52) Special REF community belief11.3
53) General emphasis on social functions56.3
54) General emphasis friendly22.5
55) General REF do good11.3
56) General REF teach respect22.5
57) Unspecified, increase various programs11.3
58) Caring Pastor33.8
73) Special devotions11.3
78) Emphasize devotional prayer11.3
Missing10 
TOTAL79100.0
127) What kind of things does this parish do best? First mention (PARBEST3)
TOTAL%
0) No purpose, no other2835.4
20) General REF spiritual enrichment22.5
31) Emphasize preaching, homilies22.5
33) Emphasize catechism, CCD22.5
34) Emphasize education, children's parish school11.3
35) Emphasize religious education older33.8
36) Emphasize service to needy22.5
37) Emphasize aid to elderly22.5
38) Emphasize ministry to the bereaved33.8
39) Emphasize ministry to the divorced11.3
42) Emphasize ministry to young45.1
43) Emphasize financial support45.1
44) Emphasize social justice11.3
46) Emphasize support life cycle56.3
47) Emphasize ecumenism11.3
48) Emphasize witness of the gospel11.3
49) Emphasize lay ministries33.8
50) Collective community11.3
53) General emphasis on social functions67.6
54) General emphasis friendly22.5
55) General REF do good11.3
58) Caring Pastor22.5
73) Special devotions11.3
78) Emphasize devotional prayer11.3
Missing10 
TOTAL79100.0
128) What kind of things does this parish do best? First mention (PARBEST4)
TOTAL%
0) No purpose, no other5772.2
29) Emphasize liturgy prayer22.5
31) Emphasize preaching, homilies11.3
34) Emphasize education, children's parish school33.8
35) Emphasize religious education older11.3
36) Emphasize service to needy22.5
38) Emphasize ministry to the bereaved11.3
43) Emphasize financial support22.5
49) Emphasize lay ministries22.5
50) Collective community11.3
53) General emphasis on social functions33.8
54) General emphasis friendly11.3
55) General REF do good11.3
58) Caring Pastor11.3
76) Enhance family life11.3
Missing10 
TOTAL79100.0
129) People attend church for different reasons. From the list below, please circle only the most important reason why an average parishioner attends Mass at this parish church. - The Church requires that he/she attend. (REASATT1)
TOTAL%
0) Unimportant6881.0
1) Important1619.0
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
130) People attend church for different reasons. From the list below, please circle only the most important reason why an average parishioner attends Mass at this parish church. - Mainly, it's a habit. (REASATT2)
TOTAL%
0) Unimportant7589.3
1) Important910.7
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
131) People attend church for different reasons. From the list below, please circle only the most important reason why an average parishioner attends Mass at this parish church. - He/she wants to please or satisfy someone close to him/her (like a spouse or parent). (REASATT3)
TOTAL%
0) Unimportant8398.8
1) Important11.2
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
132) People attend church for different reasons. From the list below, please circle only the most important reason why an average parishioner attends Mass at this parish church. - He/she wants to set an example for his/her children. (REASATT4)
TOTAL%
0) Unimportant7994.0
1) Important56.0
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
133) People attend church for different reasons. From the list below, please circle only the most important reason why an average parishioner attends Mass at this parish church. - He she enjoys being with other persons in our church. (REASATT5)
TOTAL%
0) Unimportant7589.3
1) Important910.7
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
134) People attend church for different reasons. From the list below, please circle only the most important reason why an average parishioner attends Mass at this parish church. - He/she enjoys taking part in the service itself and experiencing the liturgy. (REASATT6)
TOTAL%
0) Unimportant4958.3
1) Important3541.7
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
135) People attend church for different reasons. From the list below, please circle only the most important reason why an average parishioner attends Mass at this parish church. - He/she enjoys the feeling of communicating with God. (REASATT7)
TOTAL%
0) Unimportant7184.5
1) Important1315.5
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
136) People attend church for different reasons. From the list below, please circle only the most important reason why an average parishioner attends Mass at this parish church. - He/she feels a need to hear God's word. (REASATT8)
TOTAL%
0) Unimportant7690.5
1) Important89.5
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
137) People attend church for different reasons. From the list below, please circle only the most important reason why an average parishioner attends Mass at this parish church. - He/she feels a need to receive the sacrament of Holy Communion (REASATT9)
TOTAL%
0) Unimportant7690.5
1) Important89.5
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
138) People attend church for different reasons. From the list below, please circle only the most important reason why an average parishioner attends Mass at this parish church. - Other (REASAT10)
TOTAL%
0) Unimportant8397.6
1) Important22.4
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
139) How do you think the average parishioner would rate the quality of the parish's liturgy (that is, music, reading, singing, praying and ritual used during Mass)? - Music (LITURGY1)
TOTAL%
1) Generally unsatisfactory11.1
2) Could be improved3438.6
3) Generally satisfactory5360.2
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
140) How do you think the average parishioner would rate the quality of the parish's liturgy (that is, music, readings, singing, praying and ritual used during Mass)? - Readings (LITURGY2)
TOTAL%
2) Could be improved2123.9
3) Generally satisfactory6776.1
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
141) How do you think the average parishioner would rate the quality of the parish's liturgy (that is, music, readings, singing, praying and ritual used during Mass)? - Singing (LITURGY3)
TOTAL%
1) Generally unsatisfactory55.7
2) Could be improved4146.6
3) Generally satisfactory4247.7
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
142) How do you think the average parishioner would rate the quality of the parish's liturgy (that is, music, readings, singing, praying and ritual used during Mass)? - Prayers (LITURGY4)
TOTAL%
2) Could be improved2225.0
3) Generally satisfactory6675.0
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
143) How do you think the average parishioner would rate the quality of the parish's liturgy (that is, music, readings, singing, praying and ritual used during Mass)? - Ritual (LITURGY5)
TOTAL%
1) Generally unsatisfactory11.1
2) Could be improved1820.5
3) Generally satisfactory6978.4
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
144) How do you think the average parishioner would describe a typical homily that is given during Sunday (or Saturday afternoon/evening) Mass at this parish church? (Circle one number closest to the word that best fits your description) - Uninspiring or inspiring (HOMILY1)
TOTAL%
1) Uninspiring33.5
2) 55.9
3) 2327.1
4) 4249.4
5) Inspiring1214.1
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
145) How do you think the average parishioner would describe a typical homily that is given during Sunday (or Saturday afternoon/evening) Mass at this parish church? (Circle one number closest to the word that best fits your description) - Interesting or dull (HOMILY2)
TOTAL%
1) Interesting1618.6
2) 2630.2
3) 2933.7
4) 1315.1
5) Dull22.3
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
146) How do you think the average parishioner would describe a typical homily that is given during Sunday (or Saturday afternoon/evening) Mass at this parish church? (Circle one number closest to the word that best fits your description) - Informative or uninformative (HOMILY3)
TOTAL%
1) Informative1517.6
2) 2832.9
3) 3642.4
4) 67.1
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
147) How do you think the average parishioner would describe a typical homily that is given during Sunday (or Saturday afternoon/evening) Mass at this parish church? (Circle one number closest to the word that best fits your description) - Helps faith to grow or doesn't help faith to grow (HOMILY5)
TOTAL%
1) Helps faith to grow1922.6
2) 2934.5
3) 2934.5
4) 67.1
5) Doesn't help faith to grow11.2
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
148) How do you feel about the following aspects of the Mass? - Hymn-singing by the congregation (MASSA)
TOTAL%
2) I don't mind.1011.4
3) I'm happy it has been added.7888.6
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
149) How do you feel about the following aspects of the Mass? - Communal confessing of sins during the service (MASSB)
TOTAL%
0) Our parish doesn't do this.4046.0
1) I wish it were omitted.11.1
2) I don't mind.1719.5
3) I'm happy it has been added.2933.3
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
150) How do you feel about the following aspects of the Mass? - Exchanging a sign of peace (MASSC)
TOTAL%
1) I wish it were omitted.55.6
2) I don't mind.1719.1
3) I'm happy it has been added.6775.3
TOTAL89100.0
151) How do you feel about the following aspects of the Mass? - Communion from the cup (MASSD)
TOTAL%
0) Our parish doesn't do this.2730.3
1) I wish it were omitted.55.6
2) I don't mind.1516.9
3) I'm happy it has been added.4247.2
TOTAL89100.0
152) How do you feel about the following aspects of the Mass? - Communion in the hand (MASSE)
TOTAL%
1) I wish it were omitted.22.2
2) I don't mind.1618.0
3) I'm happy it has been added.7179.8
TOTAL89100.0
153) How do you feel about the following aspects of the Mass? - Lay readers (MASSF)
TOTAL%
0) Our parish doesn't do this.11.1
1) I wish it were omitted.22.2
2) I don't mind.1314.6
3) I'm happy it has been added.7382.0
TOTAL89100.0
154) How do you feel about the following aspects of the Mass? - Silence after readings and the homily (MASSG)
TOTAL%
0) Our parish doesn't do this.1820.2
1) I wish it were omitted.22.2
2) I don't mind.2123.6
3) I'm happy it has been added.4853.9
TOTAL89100.0
155) How do you feel about the following aspects of the Mass? - Lay men communion ministers (MASSH)
TOTAL%
0) Our parish doesn't do this.22.3
1) I wish it were omitted.22.3
2) I don't mind.1921.6
3) I'm happy it has been added.6573.9
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
156) How do you feel about the following aspects of the Mass? - Women communion ministers (MASSI)
TOTAL%
0) Our parish doesn't do this.44.5
1) I wish it were omitted.44.5
2) I don't mind.1921.6
3) I'm happy it has been added.6169.3
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
157) In your judgment, what is the most important reason an average parishioner has for sending his/her child/children to the parish school? - We do not have a parish school. (PARSCHND)
TOTAL%
0) No5462.8
1) Yes3237.2
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
158) In your judgment, what is the most important reason an average parishioner has for sending his/her child/children to the parish school? - The parish school offers better academic training than other schools. (PARSCHAC)
TOTAL%
0) No7991.9
1) Yes78.1
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
159) In your judgment, what is the most important reason an average parishioner has for sending his/her child/children to the parish school? - The parish school has higher quality teachers than other schools. (PARSCHQU)
TOTAL%
0) No8497.7
1) Yes22.3
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
160) In your judgment, what is the most important reason an average parishioner has for sending his/her child/children to the parish school? - There is daily instruction offered in religion. (PARSCHDI)
TOTAL%
0) No7486.0
1) Yes1214.0
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
161) In your judgment, what is the most important reason an average parishioner has for sending his/her child/children to the parish school? - The parish school provides a more disciplined environment than other schools. (PARSCHEN)
TOTAL%
0) No7991.9
1) Yes78.1
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
162) In your judgment, what is the most important reason an average parishioner has for sending his/her child/children to the parish school? - The parish school displays more concern for the students than is true in other schools. (PARSCHCD)
TOTAL%
0) No8396.5
1) Yes33.5
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
163) In your judgment, what is the most important reason an average parishioner has for sending his/her child/children to the parish school? - The parish school teaches values parishioners want instilled in their children. (PARSCHVA)
TOTAL%
0) No5968.6
1) Yes2731.4
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
164) In your judgment, what is the most important reason an average parishioner has for sending his/her child/children to the parish school? - The parish school has better students than other schools. (PARSCHBT)
TOTAL%
0) No8598.8
1) Yes11.2
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
165) In your judgment, what is the most important reason an average parishioner has for sending his/her child/children to the parish school? - Other (PARSCHOT)
TOTAL%
0) No8397.6
8) Not applicable22.4
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
166) In your own words, what do you think the main purpose of a parish is supposed to be? First mention (PURPOSE1)
TOTAL%
2) Emphasize Worship/Liturgy/Music22.3
3) Emphasize Christ presence33.4
4) Emphasize Catholic Faith11.1
5) Emphasize community charity11.1
6) Emphasize spiritual growth22.3
9) Emphasize work of God11.1
20) General reference spiritual enrichment910.2
21) General reference strengthen faith66.8
22) Emphasize close God55.7
23) Emphasize love of God22.3
24) Emphasize Bible44.5
25) Emphasize Gospel22.3
27) Emphasize salvation11.1
28) Emphasize Mass22.3
29) Emphasize liturgy prayer22.3
46) Emphasize support life cycle44.5
48) Emphasize witness of the gospel11.1
50) Collective community1415.9
51) Special reference building community1517.0
52) Special reference community belief89.1
54) General emphasis friendly22.3
55) General reference to do good11.1
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
167) In your own words, what do you think the main purpose of a parish is supposed to be? Second mention (PURPOSE2)
TOTAL%
0) No purpose, no other2225.0
2) Emphasize Worship/Liturgy/Music44.5
3) Emphasize Christ presence33.4
5) Emphasize community charity11.1
6) Emphasize spiritual growth44.5
21) General reference to strengthen faith11.1
22) Emphasize close God22.3
23) Emphasize love for God33.4
25) Emphasize Gospel11.1
26) Emphasize Catholic belief11.1
29) Emphasize liturgy prayer22.3
32) Emphasize evangelizing the unchurched11.1
34) Emphasize education, children's parish school11.1
36) Emphasize service to needy33.4
44) Emphasize social justice11.1
46) Emphasize support life cycle33.4
48) Emphasize witness of the gospel78.0
50) Collective community78.0
51) Special reference to building community55.7
52) Special reference to community belief78.0
53) General emphasis on social functions11.1
54) General emphasis friendly11.1
55) General reference to do good22.3
56) General reference teach respect44.5
58) Caring pastor11.1
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
168) In your own words, what do you think the main purpose of a parish is supposed to be? Third mention (PURPOSE3)
TOTAL%
0) No purpose, no other6270.5
1) Emphasize Eucharist/sacraments11.1
8) Emphasize Christian education11.1
10) Center religious activities11.1
20) General reference to spiritual enrichment11.1
21) General reference to strengthen faith11.1
23) Emphasize love for God11.1
24) Emphasize Bible22.3
25) Emphasize Gospel55.7
28) Emphasize Mass11.1
32) Emphasize evangelizing the unchurched11.1
35) Emphasize religious education older11.1
46) Emphasize support life cycle11.1
48) Emphasize witness of the gospel22.3
51) Special reference to building community33.4
55) General reference to do good33.4
56) General referecnce to teach respect11.1
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
169) In your own words, what do you think the main purpose of a parish is supposed to be? Fourth mention (PURPOSE4)
TOTAL%
0) No purpose, no other8192.0
6) Emphasize spiritual growth22.3
21) General reference to strengthen faith11.1
28) Emphasize Mass11.1
35) Emphasize religious education older11.1
36) Emphasize service to needy11.1
51) Special reference to building community11.1
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
170) In your own words, what do you think the main purpose of a parish is supposed to be? Fifth mention (PURPOSE5)
TOTAL%
0) No purpose, no other8697.7
48) Emphasize witness of the gospel11.1
50) Collective community11.1
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
171) Do you feel your parish should be more or less involved in the following issues in your local community? - Rights of minorities (INVOLMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Less involved22.3
2) 66.9
3) 3944.8
4) 2427.6
5) More involved1618.4
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
172) Do you feel your parish should be more or less involved in the following issues in your local community? - Local zoning laws (INVOLZON)
TOTAL%
1) Less involved1416.5
2) 1517.6
3) 4350.6
4) 910.6
5) More involved44.7
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
173) Do you feel your parish should be more or less involved in the following issues in your local community? - Handling of crime and criminals (INVOLCRI)
TOTAL%
1) Less involved55.9
2) 1315.3
3) 4148.2
4) 1922.4
5) More involved78.2
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
174) Do you feel your parish should be more or less involved in the following issues in your local community? - Prevention of drug/alcohol abuse (INVOLALC)
TOTAL%
1) Less involved11.1
2) 22.3
3) 2427.6
4) 3742.5
5) More involved2326.4
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
175) Do you feel your parish should be more or less involved in the following issues in your local community? - Medical care issues (INVOLMED)
TOTAL%
1) Less involved11.1
2) 1112.6
3) 4147.1
4) 2225.3
5) More involved1213.8
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
176) Do you feel your parish should be more or less involved in the following issues in your local community? - Local elections (INVOLELC)
TOTAL%
1) Less involved1315.1
2) 910.5
3) 4653.5
4) 1517.4
5) More involved33.5
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
177) Do you feel your parish should be more or less involved in the following issues in your local community? - Business-government relationships (INVOLBGO)
TOTAL%
1) Less involved1314.9
2) 1416.1
3) 4147.1
4) 1719.5
5) More involved22.3
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
178) Do you feel your parish should be more or less involved in the following issues in your local community? - Quality of public education (INVOLPUB)
TOTAL%
1) Less involved33.4
2) 66.9
3) 3944.8
4) 2933.3
5) More involved1011.5
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
179) In your judgment, should persons be considered true Catholics if they - Rarely go to Mass (TRUCATHA)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely yes78.1
2) I think so.2731.4
3) I don't think so.3540.7
4) Definitely no1517.4
5) Refuse to judge22.3
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
180) In your judgment, should persons be considered true Catholics if they - Live together outside marriage (TRUCATHB)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely yes1011.6
2) I think so.2225.6
3) I don't think so.2427.9
4) Definitely no2832.6
5) Refuse to judge22.3
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
181) In your judgment, should persons be considered true Catholics if they - Are married outside the Church (TRUCATHC)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely yes1113.1
2) I think so.3339.3
3) I don't think so.2428.6
4) Definitely no1416.7
5) Refuse to judge22.4
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
182) In your judgment, should persons be considered true Catholics if they - Oppose racial integration (TRUCATHD)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely yes67.3
2) I think so.2328.0
3) I don't think so.3239.0
4) Definitely no1923.2
5) Refuse to judge22.4
Missing7 
TOTAL82100.0
183) In your judgment, should persons be considered true Catholics if they - Oppose nuclear disarmament (TRUCATHE)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely yes2024.4
2) I think so.4048.8
3) I don't think so.1619.5
4) Definitely no44.9
5) Refuse to judge22.4
Missing7 
TOTAL82100.0
184) In your judgment, should persons be considered true Catholics if they - Urge or undergo abortion (TRUCATHF)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely yes78.4
2) I think so.1619.3
3) I don't think so.2125.3
4) Definitely no3744.6
5) Refuse to judge22.4
Missing6 
TOTAL83100.0
185) In your judgment, should persons be considered true Catholics if they - Practice homosexuality (TRUCATHG)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely yes1416.5
2) I think so.2731.8
3) I don't think so.2327.1
4) Definitely no1922.4
5) Refuse to judge22.4
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
186) In your judgment, should persons be considered true Catholics if they - Commit "minor" crimes (TRUCATHH)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely yes1416.5
2) I think so.4350.6
3) I don't think so.1315.3
4) Definitely no1214.1
5) Refuse to judge33.5
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
187) In your judgment, should persons be considered true Catholics if they - Commit "serious" crimes (TRUCATHI)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely yes1112.4
2) I think so.2629.2
3) I don't think so.2123.6
4) Definitely no2427.0
5) Refuse to judge33.4
8) 44.5
TOTAL89100.0
188) What are the basic changes that have occurred in this parish since you began working in it? Please summarize these changes as best as you can. (If you really don't feel you know enough about the parish to do this, just write DON'T KNOW and go on to the next question.) First mention (CHANGES1)
TOTAL%
0) No change1822.0
5) Racial change - White flight22.4
9) Parish growth11.2
10) Longtime pastor left44.9
11) Frequent pastor changes22.4
13) New pastor progressive22.4
14) One pastor11.2
18) Lay leaders11.2
21) No longer have school11.2
24) Build new church11.2
26) Add buildings11.2
30) Change to English11.2
34) Lay communion ministers22.4
35) Lectors, etc.11.2
36) Increased congregational participation22.4
39) Decreased lay liturgy participation11.2
41) Improved music22.4
42) Informal liturgy11.2
47) More convenient Mass11.2
49) More exciting celebrant22.4
62) Active parish council33.7
63) Active lay leaders11.2
64) Less active lay leaders11.2
65) Social activity33.7
66) More spiritual renewal78.5
67) Developed CCD program44.9
68) Improved youth program11.2
71) Increased emphasis on charity/poor11.2
75) Better program aged11.2
77) Education or development programs22.4
79) Increased interaction11.2
85) Intense lay/clergy relations11.2
87) Tense staff relations11.2
88) Improved financial support of parish22.4
89) Decreased financial support of parish11.2
92) Welcome liturgical change11.2
95) More emphasis on voluntary participation11.2
96) Greater emphasis on parish as a community33.7
Missing7 
TOTAL82100.0
189) What are the basic changes that have occurred in this parish since you began working in it? Please summarize these changes as best as you can. (If you really don't feel you know enough about the parish to do this, just write DON'T KNOW and go on to the next question.) Second mention (CHANGES2)
TOTAL%
0) No change2834.1
3) Aging membership11.2
4) Younger families11.2
8) Decrease in parish size11.2
9) Parish growth11.2
16) Decline in nuns11.2
17) General decreased vocations11.2
18) Lay leaders22.4
19) Deacons11.2
28) Decreased staff size11.2
31) Priest faces people11.2
33) Communion both types11.2
34) Lay communion ministers11.2
36) Increased congregational participation22.4
39) Decreased lay liturgy participation11.2
41) Improved music11.2
48) Less convenient Mass11.2
62) Active parish council33.7
63) Active lay leaders56.1
65) Social activity33.7
66) More spiritual renewal22.4
67) Developed CCD program33.7
68) Improved youth program44.9
69) Improved ministry to divorced/sinners11.2
73) Better programs for psychological development11.2
74) Better program yuppies11.2
75) Better program aged11.2
77) Education or development programs22.4
78) Fewer organization/less activities11.2
79) Increased interaction11.2
84) Improved lay/clergy relations11.2
85) Intense lay/clergy relations11.2
88) Improved financial support of parish11.2
90) Positive reaction to lay ministers11.2
92) Welcome liturgical change11.2
96) Greater emphasis on parish as a community22.4
97) Liturgical change11.2
Missing7 
TOTAL82100.0
190) What are the basic changes that have occurred in this parish since you began working in it? Please summarize these changes as best as you can. (If you really don't feel you know enough about the parish to do this, just write DON'T KNOW and go on to the next question.) Third mention (CHANGES3)
TOTAL%
0) No change4554.9
9) Parish growth22.4
18) Lay leaders22.4
24) Build new church11.2
27) Sell property11.2
34) Lay communion ministers33.7
35) Lectors, etc.22.4
44) Child liturgy11.2
63) Active lay leaders44.9
65) Social activity33.7
66) More spiritual renewal22.4
67) Developed CCD program11.2
68) Improved youth program33.7
70) Decreased emphasis on charity/poor11.2
71) Increased emphasis on charity/poor22.4
72) Emphasize justice and peace22.4
75) Better program aged11.2
77) Education or development programs11.2
89) Decreased financial support of parish11.2
90) Positive reaction to lay ministers11.2
95) More emphasis on voluntary participation11.2
96) Greater emphasis on parish as a community11.2
97) Liturgical change11.2
Missing7 
TOTAL82100.0
191) What are the basic changes that have occurred in this parish since you began working in it? Please summarize these changes as best as you can. (If you really don't feel you know enough about the parish to do this, just write DON'T KNOW and go on to the next question.) Fourth mention (CHANGES4)
TOTAL%
0) No change6174.4
3) Aging membership11.2
19) Deacons11.2
36) Increased congregational participation11.2
37) Folk Masses11.2
38) Women liturgy roles22.4
44) Child liturgy11.2
55) More ecumenism11.2
63) Active lay leaders11.2
65) Social activity22.4
71) Increased emphasis on charity/poor11.2
72) Emphasize justice and peace11.2
75) Better program aged11.2
77) Education or development programs11.2
84) Improved lay/clergy relations22.4
85) Intense lay/clergy relations11.2
88) Improved financial support of parish11.2
90) Positive reaction to lay ministers11.2
96) Greater emphasis on parish as a community11.2
Missing7 
TOTAL82100.0
192) What are the basic changes that have occurred in this parish since you began working in it? Please summarize these changes as best as you can. (If you really don't feel you know enough about the parish to do this, just write DON'T KNOW and go on to the next question.) Fifth mention (CHANGES5)
TOTAL%
0) No change7085.4
8) Decrease in parish size11.2
18) Lay leaders11.2
34) Lay communion ministers11.2
36) Increased congregational participation11.2
41) Improved music11.2
61) Ethnic parish to usual11.2
65) Social activity11.2
66) More spiritual renewal11.2
67) Developed CCD program11.2
84) Improved lay/clergy relations11.2
88) Improved financial support of parish11.2
93) Dislike liturgical change11.2
Missing7 
TOTAL82100.0
193) Number of changes reported since you began working in this parish. (CHANGENO)
TOTAL%
0) 1822.0
1) 1012.2
2) 1619.5
3) 1720.7
4) 911.0
5) 89.8
6) 22.4
7) 22.4
Missing7 
TOTAL82100.0
194) How much do you expect the parish to change in the next ten years? (CHANGMCH)
TOTAL%
1) Very much3338.4
2) Some change4855.8
3) No change55.8
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
195) If any, what kind of changes do you expect? (For example, style of liturgies, role of lay persons, ethnic or racial composition of parish, etc.) First mention (CHANGEX1)
TOTAL%
0) No change44.8
3) Aging membership11.2
5) Racial change - White flight22.4
6) Racial change Black to White11.2
7) Ethnic assimilation33.6
9) Parish growth11.2
10) Longtime pastor left89.6
11) Frequent pastor changes11.2
18) Lay leaders44.8
19) Deacons11.2
20) Parish consolidation11.2
21) No longer have school11.2
24) Build new church11.2
34) Lay communion ministers22.4
35) Lectors, etc.22.4
36) Increased congregational participation1012.0
41) Improved music22.4
42) Informal liturgy22.4
53) Lay run parish administration11.2
56) Changes confession11.2
58) Go back - old ways11.2
63) Active lay leaders67.2
65) Social activity11.2
66) More spiritual renewal11.2
69) Improved ministry to divorced/sinners11.2
79) Increased interaction11.2
80) More liberal attitudes33.6
84) Improved lay/clergy relations11.2
88) Improved financial support of parish33.6
90) Positive reaction to lay ministers11.2
97) Liturgical change910.8
98) Change in role of laypersons67.2
Missing6 
TOTAL83100.0
196) If any, what kind of changes do you expect? (For example, style of liturgies, role of lay persons, ethnic or racial composition of parish, etc.) Second mention (CHANGEX2)
TOTAL%
0) No change2631.3
1) Deteriorating neighborhood11.2
4) Younger families11.2
5) Racial change - White flight11.2
7) Ethnic assimilation11.2
8) Decrease in parish size11.2
10) Longtime pastor left11.2
14) One pastor11.2
16) Decline in nuns22.4
18) Lay leaders22.4
20) Parish consolidation11.2
21) No longer have school22.4
34) Lay communion ministers11.2
35) Lectors, etc.22.4
36) Increased congregational participation44.8
38) Women liturgy roles11.2
39) Decreased lay liturgy participation11.2
42) Informal liturgy11.2
49) More exciting celebrant11.2
52) Power deacons11.2
57) American bishops11.2
63) Active lay leaders1012.0
66) More spiritual renewal22.4
67) Developed CCD program11.2
71) Increased emphasis on charity/poor33.6
72) Emphasize justice and peace33.6
80) More liberal attitudes22.4
88) Improved financial support of parish11.2
96) Greater emphasis on parish as a community22.4
97) Liturgical change11.2
98) Change in role of laypersons56.0
Missing6 
TOTAL83100.0
197) If any, what kind of changes do you expect? (For example, style of liturgies, role of lay persons, ethnic or racial composition of parish, etc.) Third mention (CHANGEX3)
TOTAL%
0) No change5161.4
7) Ethnic assimilation22.4
14) One pastor11.2
17) General decreased vocations11.2
19) Deacons11.2
21) No longer have school11.2
24) Build new church11.2
34) Lay communion ministers22.4
36) Increased congregational participation22.4
41) Improved music11.2
49) More exciting celebrant11.2
53) Lay run parish administration22.4
60) Liturgy styles RAC GR11.2
63) Active lay leaders33.6
65) Social activity22.4
66) More spiritual renewal11.2
67) Developed CCD program11.2
68) Improved youth program11.2
73) Better programs for psychological development11.2
77) Education or development programs11.2
88) Improved financial support of parish22.4
89) Decreased financial support of parish22.4
96) Greater emphasis on parish as a community11.2
97) Liturgical change11.2
Missing6 
TOTAL83100.0
198) If any, what kind of changes do you expect? (For example, style of liturgies, role of lay persons, ethnic or racial composition of parish, etc.) Fourth mention (CHANGEX4)
TOTAL%
0) No change6679.5
7) Ethnic assimilation22.4
9) Parish growth11.2
18) Lay leaders22.4
24) Build new church22.4
36) Increased congregational participation22.4
42) Informal liturgy11.2
46) Liturgy for families11.2
59) Change church laws11.2
63) Active lay leaders11.2
66) More spiritual renewal11.2
68) Improved youth program11.2
72) Emphasize justice and peace11.2
88) Improved financial support of parish11.2
Missing6 
TOTAL83100.0
199) If any, what kind of changes do you expect? (For example, style of liturgies, role of lay persons, ethnic or racial composition of parish, etc.) Fifth mention (CHANGEX5)
TOTAL%
0) No change7388.0
9) Parish growth11.2
16) Decline in nuns11.2
29) Increased staff size11.2
49) More exciting celebrant11.2
67) Developed CCD program11.2
72) Emphasize justice and peace22.4
74) Better program yuppies11.2
88) Improved financial support of parish11.2
97) Liturgical change11.2
Missing6 
TOTAL83100.0
200) Total number of changes mentioned (CHANGTL)
TOTAL%
0) None44.8
1) One2226.5
2) Two2530.1
3) Three1619.3
4) Four67.2
5) Five67.2
6) Six22.4
7) Seven11.2
8) Eight or more11.2
Missing6 
TOTAL83100.0
201) In your judgment, how much do you think the average parishioner expects the parish to change in the next ten years? (CHANGPAR)
TOTAL%
1) Very much67.0
2) Some change7283.7
3) No change89.3
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
202) Sex of respondent (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male2831.5
2) Female6168.5
TOTAL89100.0
203) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never married5158.6
2) Married3236.8
4) Divorced and now single11.1
6) Widow or widower33.4
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
204) Do you have any children? If so, how many and what are their ages? (KIDS)
TOTAL%
0) 5058.1
1) 33.5
2) 1214.0
3) 78.1
4) 67.0
5) 55.8
6) 11.2
7) 11.2
8) 11.2
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
205) Age of first child (KIDAGE1)
TOTAL%
8) 33.6
10) 11.2
13) 11.2
14) 22.4
15) 11.2
16) 11.2
17) 22.4
18) 11.2
19) 22.4
20) 11.2
22) 22.4
23) 22.4
24) 11.2
25) 11.2
26) 11.2
29) 11.2
30) 11.2
32) 22.4
33) 11.2
34) 11.2
35) 11.2
37) 22.4
39) 11.2
41) 11.2
45) 11.2
46) 11.2
88) NA4958.3
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
206) Age of second child (KIDAGE2)
TOTAL%
4) 11.2
5) 11.2
6) 11.2
11) 11.2
14) 44.8
15) 11.2
16) 11.2
17) 22.4
19) 22.4
20) 22.4
23) 22.4
25) 11.2
27) 11.2
28) 11.2
31) 11.2
32) 33.6
33) 33.6
37) 22.4
40) 11.2
45) 11.2
88) NA5261.9
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
207) Age of third child (KIDAGE3)
TOTAL%
11) 11.2
13) 11.2
15) 22.4
16) 11.2
17) 22.4
18) 11.2
22) 22.4
24) 22.4
25) 22.4
27) 11.2
28) 11.2
30) 11.2
31) 11.2
35) 11.2
36) 11.2
44) 11.2
88) NA6375.0
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
208) Age of fourth child (KIDAGE4)
TOTAL%
12) 11.2
13) 22.4
14) 11.2
15) 11.2
17) 11.2
21) 11.2
22) 33.6
27) 11.2
30) 11.2
33) 22.4
88) NA7083.3
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
209) Age of fifth child (KIDAGE5)
TOTAL%
11) 11.2
17) 11.2
20) 22.4
23) 22.4
24) 11.2
27) 11.2
88) NA7690.5
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
210) Age of sixth child (KIDAGE6)
TOTAL%
5) 11.2
9) 11.2
27) 11.2
88) NA8196.4
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
211) Age of seventh child (KIDAGE7)
TOTAL%
2) 11.2
25) 11.2
88) NA8297.6
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
212) Age of eighth child (KIDAGE8)
TOTAL%
23) 11.2
88) NA8398.8
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
213) Age of ninth child (KIDAGE9)
TOTAL%
88) Not applicable84100.0
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
214) Please indicate the highest level of education you have completed. (EDUCSLF)
TOTAL%
1) Eighth grade or less11.1
3) High school graduate1011.5
4) Some college89.2
5) Technical school or two-year (junior college) degree89.2
6) Completed college55.7
7) Some graduate work78.0
8) Post-graduate or professional degree (M.A., Ph.D., M.D.)4855.2
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
215) Please indicate the highest level of education completed by your spouse. (EDUCSPS)
TOTAL%
0) No such person, unknown5461.4
1) Eighth grade or less11.1
2) Some high school33.4
3) High school graduate78.0
4) Some college55.7
5) Technical school or two-year (junior college) degree33.4
6) Completed college78.0
7) Some graduate work33.4
8) Post-graduate or professional degree (M.A., Ph.D., M.D.)55.7
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
216) Please indicate the highest level of education completed by your father. (EDUCPOP)
TOTAL%
1) Eighth grade or less2840.0
2) Some high school1115.7
3) High school graduate1622.9
4) Some college34.3
5) Technical school or two-year (junior college) degree22.9
6) Completed college710.0
7) Some graduate work22.9
8) Post-graduate or professional degree (M.A., Ph.D., M.D.)11.4
Missing19 
TOTAL70100.0
217) Please indicate the highest level of education completed by your mother. (EDUCMOM)
TOTAL%
1) Eighth grade or less2231.4
2) Some high school1217.1
3) High school graduate2332.9
4) Some college34.3
5) Technical school or two-year (junior college) degree22.9
6) Completed college57.1
7) Some graduate work22.9
8) Post-graduate or professional degree (M.A., Ph.D., M.D.)11.4
Missing19 
TOTAL70100.0
218) When you were growing up, what type of grade school did you attend - Public (GRSCHPUB)
TOTAL%
0) No5460.7
1) Yes3539.3
TOTAL89100.0
219) When you were growing up, what type of grade school did you attend - Private non-religious (GRSCHPRI)
TOTAL%
0) No8898.9
1) Yes11.1
TOTAL89100.0
220) When you were growing up, what type of grade school did you attend - Catholic parochial (GRSCHPAR)
TOTAL%
0) No3337.1
1) Yes5662.9
TOTAL89100.0
221) When you were growing up, what type of grade school did you attend - Non-Catholic, church-related (GRSCHNCR)
TOTAL%
0) No8898.9
1) Yes11.1
TOTAL89100.0
222) When you were growing up, what type of grade school did you attend - Not applicable (GRSCHNAP)
TOTAL%
0) No89100.0
TOTAL89100.0
223) When you were growing up, what type of junior high school did you attend - Public (JRSCHPUB)
TOTAL%
0) No5764.0
1) Yes3236.0
TOTAL89100.0
224) When you were growing up, what type of junior high school did you attend - Private, non-religious (JRSCHPRI)
TOTAL%
0) No8898.9
1) Yes11.1
TOTAL89100.0
225) When you were growing up, what type of junior high school did you attend - Catholic parochial (JRSCHPAR)
TOTAL%
0) No4044.9
1) Yes4955.1
TOTAL89100.0
226) When you were growing up, what type of junior high school did you attend - Non-Catholic, church-related (JRSCHNCR)
TOTAL%
0) No89100.0
TOTAL89100.0
227) When you were growing up, what type of junior high school did you attend - Not applicable (JRSCHNAP)
TOTAL%
0) No8696.6
1) Yes33.4
TOTAL89100.0
228) When you were growing up, what type of high school did you attend - Public (HISCHPUB)
TOTAL%
0) No5764.0
1) Yes3236.0
TOTAL89100.0
229) When you were growing up, what type of high school did you attend - Private, non-religious (HISCHPRI)
TOTAL%
0) No8898.9
1) Yes11.1
TOTAL89100.0
230) When you were growing up, what type of high school did you attend - Catholic parochial (HISCHPAR)
TOTAL%
0) No3539.3
1) Yes5460.7
TOTAL89100.0
231) When you were growing up, what type of high school did you attend - Non-Catholic, church-related (HISCHNCR)
TOTAL%
0) No8797.8
1) Yes22.2
TOTAL89100.0
232) When you were growing up, what type of high school did you attend - Not applicable (HISCHNAP)
TOTAL%
0) No89100.0
TOTAL89100.0
233) When you were growing up, what type of college did you attend - Public (CLSCHPUB)
TOTAL%
0) No6674.2
1) Yes2325.8
TOTAL89100.0
234) When you were growing up, what type of college did you attend - Private, non-religious (CLSCHPRI)
TOTAL%
0) No8393.3
1) Yes66.7
TOTAL89100.0
235) When you were growing up, what type of college did you attend - Catholic parochial (CLSCHPAR)
TOTAL%
0) No4247.2
1) Yes4752.8
TOTAL89100.0
236) When you were growing up, what type of college did you attend - Non-Catholic, church-related (CLSCHNCR)
TOTAL%
0) No8292.1
1) Yes77.9
TOTAL89100.0
237) When you were growing up, what type of college did you attend - Not applicable (CLSCHNAP)
TOTAL%
0) No7988.8
1) Yes1011.2
TOTAL89100.0
238) Age of respondent (AGE)
TOTAL%
22) 11.3
26) 22.5
27) 11.3
28) 33.8
29) 22.5
30) 11.3
31) 11.3
33) 11.3
34) 11.3
35) 11.3
36) 33.8
37) 11.3
38) 11.3
39) 45.0
41) 45.0
42) 45.0
43) 22.5
44) 45.0
46) 22.5
47) 11.3
48) 11.3
49) 11.3
51) 11.3
52) 56.3
53) 56.3
54) 33.8
55) 22.5
56) 22.5
57) 11.3
58) 22.5
59) 33.8
60) 22.5
63) 22.5
66) 11.3
69) 33.8
70) 22.5
71) 11.3
72) 11.3
75) 11.3
76) 11.3
Missing9 
TOTAL80100.0
239) Age of respondent's spouse (AGESPOUS)
TOTAL%
0) NA5564.0
36) 22.3
37) 11.2
38) 22.3
39) 11.2
40) 22.3
42) 11.2
44) 11.2
45) 22.3
46) 11.2
47) 44.7
48) 11.2
49) 11.2
50) 11.2
54) 11.2
55) 22.3
56) 22.3
58) 11.2
59) 22.3
61) 11.2
65) 11.2
69) 11.2
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
240) Besides being an American, what is your main nationality background? (NATIONR)
TOTAL%
1) English910.3
2) Irish2629.9
3) Italian44.6
4) French1416.1
5) German1416.1
6) Polish33.4
7) East European78.0
8) Scandinavian11.1
9) Black33.4
10) Hispanic22.3
15) French-Canadian11.1
16) Austrian11.1
18) Scottish11.1
19) Welsh11.1
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
241) Besides being an American, what is your spouse's main nationality background? (NATIONS)
TOTAL%
0) Not married5563.2
1) English55.7
2) Irish78.0
3) Italian11.1
4) French33.4
5) German44.6
7) East European11.1
8) Scandinavian33.4
9) Black22.3
10) Hispanic22.3
14) Canadian11.1
18) Scottish11.1
19) Welsh11.1
21) Basque/Spanish11.1
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
242) We are interested in the denominational background of you and your spouse. Circle the number for your present denominational background. (NOWDNSLF)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic8698.9
4) Baptist11.1
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
243) We are interested in the denominational background of you and your spouse. Circle the number for your spouse's present denominational background. (NOWDNSPS)
TOTAL%
0) Not married5563.2
1) Catholic3034.5
10) None22.3
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
244) We are interested in the denominational background of you and your spouse. Circle the number for the denomination in which you were raised. (PREDNSLF)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic7288.9
3) Presbyterian11.2
4) Baptist22.5
5) Methodist11.2
6) Episcopalian11.2
7) Pentecostal11.2
10) None11.2
11) United Church of Christ22.5
Missing8 
TOTAL81100.0
245) We are interested in the denominational background of you and your spouse. Circle the number for the denomination in which your spouse was raised. (PREDNPSP)
TOTAL%
0) Not married5563.2
1) Catholic2124.1
2) Lutheran11.1
3) Presbyterian11.1
4) Baptist33.4
5) Methodist33.4
10) None22.3
15) Christian non-denominational11.1
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
246) We are interested in the denominational background of you and your spouse. Circle the number for any other denomination to which you have belonged. (OTHDNSLF)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic11.2
5) Methodist22.3
6) Episcopalian11.2
88) No other denomination8295.3
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
247) We are interested in the denominational background of you and your spouse. Circle the number for any other denomination to which your spouse has belonged. (OTHDNSPS)
TOTAL%
0) Not married5562.5
4) Baptist11.1
6) Episcopalian11.1
88) No other denomination3135.2
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
248) Do you have a political party preference? If so, which one? (PLPTYSLF)
TOTAL%
1) No preference1416.3
2) Republican1214.0
3) Democrat4451.2
4) Independent1618.6
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
249) Does your spouse have a political party preference? If so, which one? (PLPTYSPS)
TOTAL%
0) Not married5564.0
1) No preference44.7
2) Republican78.1
3) Democrat1315.1
4) Independent78.1
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
250) Which of the following labels best describes your political position? (PLPOSSLF)
TOTAL%
1) Very liberal44.6
2) Liberal1213.8
3) Moderate5563.2
4) Conservative1618.4
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
251) Which of the following labels best describes your spouse's political position? (PLPOSSPS)
TOTAL%
0) Not married5563.2
2) Liberal44.6
3) Moderate2124.1
4) Conservative78.0
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
252) How many years have you lived in your residence? (RESYEARS)
TOTAL%
1) 1213.6
2) 1517.0
3) 1314.8
4) 66.8
5) 33.4
6) 44.5
7) 66.8
8) 44.5
9) 33.4
10) 11.1
12) 22.3
13) 11.1
14) 33.4
15) 11.1
17) 22.3
20) 11.1
22) 11.1
25) 11.1
27) 11.1
28) 11.1
33) 11.1
35) 44.5
45) 11.1
54) 11.1
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
253) How many times have you moved during the past 15 years? (MOVES)
TOTAL%
0) 1415.9
1) 1618.2
2) 78.0
3) 1820.5
4) 1921.6
5) 33.4
6) 44.5
7) 33.4
8) 11.1
9) 11.1
10) 11.1
12) 11.1
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
254) How many of these moves were within the neighborhood served by this parish? (PARMOVES)
TOTAL%
0) No moves5158.0
1) One2427.3
2) Two22.3
4) Four11.1
8) Not applicable1011.4
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
255) How far is your present home from this parish's church? (HOMEFAR)
TOTAL%
1) Less than half a mile2832.2
2) Less than one mile66.9
3) One to two miles1011.5
4) Two to three miles89.2
5) Four to five miles89.2
6) Five to ten miles1314.9
7) More than ten miles1416.1
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
256) With many demands on a staff member's time, it's difficult for most to participate in any groups or organizations outside the parish they serve. Do you belong to any such groups or organizations, either secular or religious, as labor unions, veterans' groups, political groups, neighborhood organizations, social and recreational clubs, youth groups, Right to Life, Knights of Columbus, diocesan council, etc.? First mention (ORGANIZA)
TOTAL%
0) Do not belong to any3743.0
2) Service33.5
3) Veterans22.3
4) Political22.3
5) Labor11.2
6) Sports group22.3
8) School service group11.2
9) Hobby/social club22.3
10) Sorority11.2
11) Nationality group11.2
13) Literary/discussion/study group11.2
14) Professional/academic society55.8
21) Church fraternal group22.3
22) Church service group22.3
27) Church youth group22.3
33) Church literature/discussion/study group22.3
34) Church professional/academic group2023.3
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
257) With many demands on a staff member's time, it's difficult for most to participate in any groups or organizations outside the parish they serve. do you belong to any such groups or organizations, either secular or religious, as labor unions, veterans' groups, political groups, neighborhood organizations, social and recreational clubs, youth groups, Right to Life, Knights of Columbus, diocesan council, etc.? Second mention (ORGANIZB)
TOTAL%
0) Do not belong to any5462.8
2) Service22.3
4) Political11.2
6) Sports group11.2
7) Youth group11.2
8) School service group44.7
9) Hobby/social club44.7
14) Professional/academic society33.5
15) Neighborhood association11.2
21) Church fraternal group22.3
22) Church service group22.3
24) Church political group11.2
33) Church literature/discussion/study group44.7
34) Church professional/academic group67.0
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
258) With many demands on a staff member's time, it's difficult for most to participate in any groups or organizations outside the parish they serve. Do you belong to any such groups or organizations, either secular or religious, as labor unions, veterans' groups, political groups, neighborhood organizations, social and recreational clubs, youth groups, Right to Life, Knights of Columbus, diocesan council, etc.? Third mention (ORGANIZC)
TOTAL%
0) Do not belong to any7384.9
4) Political11.2
7) Youth group11.2
8) School service group11.2
9) Hobby/social club33.5
14) Professional/academic society33.5
22) Church service group11.2
27) Church youth group11.2
34) Church professional/academic group22.3
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
259) With many demands on a staff member's time, it's difficult for most to participate in any groups or organizations outside the parish they serve. do you belong to any such groups or organizations, either secular or religious, as labor unions, veterans' groups, political groups, neighborhood organizations, social and recreational clubs, youth groups, Right to Life, Knights of Columbus, diocesan council, etc.? Fourth mention (ORGANIZD)
TOTAL%
0) Do not belong to any8093.0
13) Literary/discussion/study group11.2
14) Professional/academic society11.2
15) Neighborhood association11.2
22) Church service group11.2
32) Church farm organization11.2
34) Church professional/academic group11.2
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
260) With many demands on a staff member's time, it's difficult for most to participate in any groups or organizations outside the parish they serve. Do you belong to any such groups or organizations, either secular or religious, as labor unions, veterans' groups, political groups, neighborhood organizations, social and recreational clubs, youth groups, Right to Life, Knights of Columbus, diocesan council, etc.? Fifth mention (ORGANIZE)
TOTAL%
0) Do not belong to any8295.3
9) Hobby/social club11.2
22) Church service group11.2
32) Church farm organization11.2
34) Church professional/academic group11.2
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
261) With many demands on a staff member's time, it's difficult for most to participate in any groups or organizations outside the parish they serve. Do you belong to any such groups or organizations, either secular or religious, as labor unions, veterans' groups, political groups, neighborhood organizations, social and recreational clubs, youth groups, Right to Life, Knights of Columbus, diocesan council, etc.? Sixth mention (ORGANIZF)
TOTAL%
0) Do not belong to any8598.8
34) Church professional/academic group11.2
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
262) With many demands on a staff member's time, it's difficult for most to participate in any groups or organizations outside the parish they serve. Do you belong to any such groups or organizations, either secular or religious, as labor unions, veterans' groups, political groups, neighborhood organizations, social and recreational clubs, youth groups, Right to Life, Knights of Columbus, diocesan council, etc.? Seventh mention (ORGANIZG)
TOTAL%
0) Do not belong to any86100.0
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
263) Total number of organizational memberships (ORGANITL)
TOTAL%
0) 3844.2
1) 1719.8
2) 1820.9
3) 89.3
4) 22.3
5) 22.3
6) 11.2
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
264) Name the group or organization to which you give the most time. (ORGANTIM)
TOTAL%
0) Do not belong to any45.1
2) Service22.6
3) Veterans11.3
6) Sports group22.6
8) School service group22.6
9) Hobby/social club11.3
11) Nationality group11.3
14) Professional/academic society45.1
21) Church fraternal group22.6
22) Church service group33.8
27) Church youth group22.6
33) Church literature/discussion/study group45.1
34) Church professional/academic group1721.8
88) Not applicable3342.3
Missing11 
TOTAL78100.0
265) Indicate roughly how many hours per month you give to the organization you listed as giving the most time. (ORGANHRS)
TOTAL%
0) 45.3
1) 34.0
2) 56.7
3) 45.3
4) 22.7
6) 22.7
7) 11.3
8) 45.3
9) 22.7
10) 68.0
12) 22.7
15) 11.3
16) 22.7
20) 22.7
24) 11.3
30) 11.3
88) NA3344.0
Missing14 
TOTAL75100.0
266) In what manner do you participate in that organization? (ORGANPAR)
TOTAL%
1) Leader911.0
2) Active worker1315.9
3) Regular participant1417.1
4) Occasional participant911.0
8) Not applicable3745.1
Missing7 
TOTAL82100.0
267) In which of the categories listed below would you put your total family income (from all sources, before taxes) for last year? (If you are married, include your spouse's income.) (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Under $10,0002124.7
2) Between $10,000 and $19,9991720.0
3) Between $20,000 and 29,9991618.8
4) Between $30,000 and $34,99922.4
5) Between $35,000 and $39,99978.2
6) Between $40,000 and $44,99944.7
7) Between $45,000 and $50,99955.9
8) Between $50,000 and $59,00033.5
9) $60,000 and over1011.8
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
268) How often do you do each of the following? - Mass on Sunday/Saturday evening (GOAMAS)
TOTAL%
3) Several times a year33.5
5) 2 or 3 times a month33.5
6) Once a week7992.9
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
269) How often do you do each of the following? - Daily Mass (GOBDLY)
TOTAL%
1) Never89.1
2) About once a year22.3
3) Several times a year1719.3
5) 2 or 3 times a month66.8
6) Once a week22.3
7) Several times a week1415.9
8) Every day3944.3
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
270) How often do you do each of the following? - Benediction (GOCBEN)
TOTAL%
1) Never2428.6
2) About once a year3136.9
3) Several times a year1922.6
4) Once a month89.5
6) Once a week22.4
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
271) How often do you do each of the following? - Stations of the Cross (GODSTC)
TOTAL%
1) Never1517.4
2) About once a year1820.9
3) Several times a year4552.3
5) 2 or 3 times a month44.7
6) Once a week22.3
8) Every day22.3
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
272) How often do you do each of the following? - Public Rosary (GOERSY)
TOTAL%
1) Never3136.5
2) About once a year1112.9
3) Several times a year2428.2
4) Once a month67.1
5) 2 or 3 times a month33.5
6) Once a week55.9
7) Several times a week22.4
8) Every day33.5
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
273) How often do you do each of the following? - Novenas (GOFNOV)
TOTAL%
1) Never6172.6
2) About once a year89.5
3) Several times a year89.5
4) Once a month11.2
5) 2 or 3 times a month11.2
6) Once a week44.8
8) Every day11.2
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
274) How often do you do each of the following? - Communal Penance Services (GOGPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Never1517.4
2) About once a year2832.6
3) Several times a year3743.0
4) Once a month44.7
6) Once a week11.2
7) Several times a week11.2
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
275) How often do you do each of the following? - Communion (GOHCOM)
TOTAL%
1) Never11.1
3) Several times a year11.1
4) Once a month11.1
5) 2 or 3 times a month55.7
6) Once a week2326.1
7) Several times a week1820.5
8) Every day3944.3
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
276) How often do you do each of the following? - Confession (GOICON)
TOTAL%
1) Never78.0
2) About once a year2326.1
3) Several times a year4146.6
4) Once a month1213.6
5) 2 or 3 times a month55.7
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
277) How often do you do the following? - Read or study the Bible on your own (OFTNABIB)
TOTAL%
1) Daily or several times a day2831.8
2) Several times a week2123.9
3) Once a week1213.6
4) Two or more times a month910.2
5) Once a month11.1
6) Several times a year78.0
7) Once a year or less55.7
8) Never55.7
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
278) How often do you do the following? - Read or study the Bible with friends or as a part of a study group (OFTNBFRN)
TOTAL%
1) Daily or several times a day33.4
2) Several times a week66.9
3) Once a week1314.9
4) Two or more times a month66.9
5) Once a month910.3
6) Several times a year1719.5
7) Once a year or less55.7
8) Never2832.2
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
279) How often do you do the following? - Say grace before meals (OFTNCGRC)
TOTAL%
1) Daily or several times a day6776.1
2) Several times a week89.1
3) Once a week22.3
4) Two or more times a month33.4
6) Several times a year55.7
7) Once a year or less11.1
8) Never22.3
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
280) How often do you do the following? - Share your religious beliefs with other Catholics who have similar beliefs (OFTNDREL)
TOTAL%
1) Daily or several times a day2427.6
2) Several times a week2629.9
3) Once a week66.9
4) Two or more times a month1213.8
5) Once a month22.3
6) Several times a year1416.1
7) Once a year or less33.4
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
281) How often do you do the following? - Share your religious beliefs with other Catholics who have different beliefs (OFTNEDIF)
TOTAL%
1) Daily or several times a day1314.8
2) Several times a week1820.5
3) Once a week89.1
4) Two or more times a month1011.4
5) Once a month44.5
6) Several times a year2123.9
7) Once a year or less66.8
8) Never89.1
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
282) How often do you do the following? - Share your religious beliefs with non-Catholics who have similar beliefs (OFTNFNON)
TOTAL%
1) Daily or several times a day55.7
2) Several times a week1011.5
3) Once a week1011.5
4) Two or more times a month89.2
5) Once a month55.7
6) Several times a year2933.3
7) Once a year or less1011.5
8) Never1011.5
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
283) How often do you do the following? - Share your beliefs with non-Catholics who have different beliefs (OFTNGNDF)
TOTAL%
1) Daily or several times a day55.7
2) Several times a week910.3
3) Once a week44.6
4) Two or more times a month910.3
5) Once a month33.4
6) Several times a year3135.6
7) Once a year or less1314.9
8) Never1314.9
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
284) How often do you do the following? - Listen to a religious program on the radio (OFTNHRAD)
TOTAL%
1) Daily or several times a day11.2
2) Several times a week11.2
3) Once a week1011.9
4) Two or more times a month33.6
5) Once a month22.4
6) Several times a year1517.9
7) Once a year or less78.3
8) Never4553.6
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
285) How often do you do the following? - Watch a religious program on television (OFTNITEL)
TOTAL%
2) Several times a week11.2
3) Once a week67.3
5) Once a month11.2
6) Several times a year2429.3
7) Once a year or less1417.1
8) Never3643.9
Missing7 
TOTAL82100.0
286) How often do you do the following? - Pray with friends or members of your family or household, other than grace at meals (OFTNJPRA)
TOTAL%
1) Daily or several times a day2427.9
2) Several times a week1517.4
3) Once a week1011.6
4) Two or more times a month44.7
5) Once a month67.0
6) Several times a year1011.6
7) Once a year or less11.2
8) Never1618.6
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
287) How often do you do the following? - Pray privately (OFTNKPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily or several times a day7686.4
2) Several times a week66.8
3) Once a week22.3
4) Two or more times a month11.1
5) Once a month11.1
8) Never22.3
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
288) How often do you do the following? - Fast or abstain from meat on certain days (OFTNLFAS)
TOTAL%
1) Daily or several times a day22.3
2) Several times a week22.3
3) Once a week2225.6
4) Two or more times a month44.7
5) Once a month44.7
6) Several times a year4248.8
7) Once a year or less44.7
8) Never67.0
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
289) What specific religious radio programs do you listen to? First mention (RADIO1)
TOTAL%
0) No mention1821.7
1) Sunday Mass56.0
3) Mass for shut-ins11.2
4) Rosary11.2
5) Novena11.2
11) Father Randall11.2
23) Jim Dobson11.2
38) Local Religious programming910.8
43) To Be of Service11.2
45) Bible Times11.2
60) Local station, unspecified11.2
88) Not applicable4351.8
Missing6 
TOTAL83100.0
290) What specific religious radio programs do you listen to? Second mention (RADIO2)
TOTAL%
0) No mention4046.5
6) Choir Sunday22.3
26) Oral Roberts11.2
88) Not applicable4350.0
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
291) What specific religious radio programs do you listen to? Third mention (RADIO3)
TOTAL%
0) No mention4350.0
88) Not applicable4350.0
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
292) What specific religious television programs do you watch? First mention (TELEVIS1)
TOTAL%
0) No mention, no other2327.7
1) Sunday Mass33.6
2) Daily Mass11.2
3) Mass for shut-ins11.2
9) Mass specials22.4
22) Billy Graham22.4
23) Oral Roberts11.2
24) Bob Schuller22.4
40) 700 Club11.2
41) Real to Reel22.4
45) PTL11.2
49) Local religious programming44.8
50) Episodic Specials33.6
51) Other33.6
88) Not applicable3441.0
Missing6 
TOTAL83100.0
293) What specific religious television programs do you watch? Second mention (TELEVIS2)
TOTAL%
0) No mention, no other4553.6
21) Ken Copeland11.2
40) 700 Club11.2
41) Real to Reel11.2
50) Episodic Specials11.2
88) Not applicable3541.7
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
294) What specific religious television programs do you watch? Third mention (TELEVIS3)
TOTAL%
0) No mention, no other4857.1
23) Oral Roberts11.2
88) Not applicable3541.7
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
295) Reading over the things you do a lot in the previous questions, which two of these do the most to fulfill your religious needs? Most fulfilling (FULFILL1)
TOTAL%
1) Weekend Mass1820.7
2) Daily Mass2124.1
3) Benediction11.1
6) Novenas11.1
8) Communion22.3
9) Confession11.1
10) Daily Bible reading66.9
11) Bible study group22.3
13) Share beliefs with other Catholics910.3
14) Share different beliefs with other Catholics11.1
16) Share different beliefs with non-Catholics22.3
18) Religious television programming11.1
19) Praying with family and friends44.6
20) Praying privately1820.7
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
296) Reading over the things you do a lot in the previous questions, which two of these do the most to fulfill your religious needs? Second most fulfilling (FULFILL2)
TOTAL%
1) Weekend Mass1011.5
2) Daily Mass44.6
8) Communion78.0
10) Daily Bible reading1314.9
11) Bible study group33.4
12) Grace before meals33.4
13) Share beliefs with other Catholics89.2
14) Share different beliefs with other Catholics44.6
15) Share beliefs with non-Catholics11.1
16) Share different beliefs with non-Catholics11.1
19) Praying with family and friends89.2
20) Praying privately2427.6
21) Fasting or abstaining from eating meat on certain days11.1
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
297) In your judgment, which two activities listed in the above questions do the most to fulfill the religious needs of an average parishioner in your parish? Most fulfilling (FILLREL1)
TOTAL%
1) Weekend Mass5164.6
2) Daily Mass56.3
5) Public Rosary22.5
8) Communion22.5
10) Daily Bible reading78.9
11) Bible study group33.8
13) Share beliefs with other Catholics11.3
19) Praying with family and friends33.8
20) Praying privately56.3
Missing10 
TOTAL79100.0
298) In your judgment, which two activities listed in the above questions do the most to fulfill the religious needs of an average parishioner in your parish? Second most fulfilling (FILLREL2)
TOTAL%
1) Weekend Mass33.8
2) Daily Mass79.0
5) Public Rosary22.6
7) Communal penance33.8
8) Communion1316.7
10) Daily Bible reading45.1
11) Bible study group67.7
12) Grace before meals11.3
13) Share beliefs with other Catholics79.0
14) Share different beliefs with other Catholics11.3
16) Share different beliefs with non-Catholics22.6
17) Religious radio programming11.3
18) Religious television programming22.6
19) Praying with family and friends1012.8
20) Praying privately1620.5
Missing11 
TOTAL78100.0
299) Describe in your own words to whom you usually pray. First mention (PRAY1)
TOTAL%
1) Trinity44.8
2) Lord11.2
3) Father2529.8
4) Jesus4553.6
5) Holy Spirit44.8
6) Mary33.6
7) St. Joseph11.2
9) Rosary (Mary)11.2
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
300) Describe in your own words to whom you usually pray. Second mention (PRAY2)
TOTAL%
0) No other objects2833.3
2) Lord11.2
3) Father910.7
4) Jesus1821.4
5) Holy Spirit78.3
6) Mary1821.4
9) Rosary (Mary)11.2
10) St. Jude11.2
20) Divine office11.2
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
301) Describe in your own words to whom you usually pray. Third mention (PRAY3)
TOTAL%
0) No other objects5464.3
3) Father22.4
4) Jesus33.6
5) Holy Spirit1113.1
6) Mary67.1
7) St. Joseph33.6
10) St. Jude22.4
19) Saints, unspecified33.6
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
302) Describe in your own words to whom you usually pray. Fourth mention (PRAY4)
TOTAL%
0) No other objects6678.6
4) Jesus33.6
5) Holy Spirit22.4
6) Mary44.8
7) St. Joseph11.2
12) St. Anne11.2
13) St. Anthony22.4
19) Saints, unspecified44.8
24) Mother Seton11.2
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
303) Describe in your own words to whom you usually pray. Fifth mention (PRAY5)
TOTAL%
0) No other objects7994.0
3) Father11.2
6) Mary11.2
10) St. Jude11.2
13) St. Anthony22.4
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
304) Describe briefly in your own words the content of your prayer or meditation; that is, what do you pray about? First mention (PRACONT1)
TOTAL%
1) Help health22.4
2) Emotions1214.3
3) Guidance56.0
4) Thanks78.3
5) Growth, success44.8
6) Be good person1113.1
12) Family emotions22.4
14) Family thanks78.3
15) Repose of souls11.2
17) Spiritual growth11.2
18) Others' welfare67.1
21) Help pastor11.2
31) Peace22.4
34) Peacemakers11.2
40) Godhead78.3
45) Stillness56.0
52) To get to Heaven11.2
60) Dialogue with God33.6
70) Event in scripture56.0
80) Let God's will happen11.2
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
305) Describe briefly in your own words the content of your prayer or meditation; that is, what do you pray about? Second mention (PRACONT)
TOTAL%
0) No prayer content2226.2
1) Help health22.4
2) Emotions67.1
3) Guidance67.1
4) Thanks1113.1
5) Growth, success22.4
6) Be good person67.1
9) Forgiveness11.2
12) Family emotions22.4
13) Family guidance22.4
14) Family thanks33.6
16) Good parent11.2
18) Others' welfare78.3
22) Help school Christian education11.2
30) National crisis11.2
31) Peace22.4
40) Godhead44.8
45) Stillness22.4
46) Tongues11.2
52) To get to Heaven11.2
60) Dialogue with God11.2
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
306) Describe briefly in your own words the content of your prayer or meditation; that is, what do you pray about? Third mention (PRACONT2)
TOTAL%
0) No prayer content4553.6
2) Emotions22.4
3) Guidance11.2
4) Thanks44.8
5) Growth, success78.3
6) Be good person33.6
7) Safety11.2
8) Financial security11.2
9) Forgiveness33.6
10) Family safety11.2
12) Family emotions22.4
15) Repose of souls11.2
16) Good parent11.2
17) Spiritual growth22.4
18) Others' welfare11.2
22) Help school Christian education11.2
30) National crisis22.4
31) Peace11.2
33) Local/national policy11.2
45) Stillness33.6
60) Dialogue with God11.2
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
307) When you attend Mass, do you say your own prayers or follow the prayers said by the entire congregation? (CONGPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) I pray along with the congregation.7789.5
2) I usually say some prayers of my own choosing and say some prayers with the congregation.89.3
3) I usually say prayers of my own choosing privately.11.2
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
308) Below is a list of images that could be used to describe God. On a scale from 1 to 5, (with "1" being completely inaccurate and "5" being completely accurate) indicate how accurate you feel each image is as a description of God. - Judge (IMAGAJGE)
TOTAL%
1) Completely inaccurate89.3
2) 1416.3
3) 2832.6
4) 1517.4
5) Completely accurate2124.4
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
309) Below is a list of images that could be used to describe God. On a scale from 1 to 5, (with "1" being completely inaccurate and "5" being completely accurate) indicate how accurate you feel each image is as a description of God. - Protector (IMAGBPRO)
TOTAL%
1) Completely inaccurate11.2
3) 1214.0
4) 1315.1
5) Completely accurate6069.8
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
310) Below is a list of images that could be used to describe God. On a scale from 1 to 5, (with "1" being completely inaccurate and "5" being completely accurate) indicate how accurate you feel each image is as a description of God. - Redeemer (IMAGCRED)
TOTAL%
1) Completely inaccurate11.2
3) 22.3
4) 55.8
5) Completely accurate7890.7
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
311) Below is a list of images that could be used to describe God. On a scale from 1 to 5, (with "1" being completely inaccurate and "5" being completely accurate) indicate how accurate you feel each image is as a description of God. - Lover (IMAGDLOV)
TOTAL%
1) Completely inaccurate44.7
2) 22.3
3) 67.0
4) 78.1
5) Completely accurate6777.9
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
312) Below is a list of images that could be used to describe God. On a scale from 1 to 5, (with "1" being completely inaccurate and "5" being completely accurate) indicate how accurate you feel each image is as a description of God. - Master (IMAGEMAS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely inaccurate44.7
2) 67.0
3) 2427.9
4) 1112.8
5) Completely accurate4147.7
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
313) Below is a list of images that could be used to describe God. On a scale from 1 to 5, (with "1" being completely inaccurate and "5" being completely accurate) indicate how accurate you feel each image is as a description of God. - Mother (IMAGFMOM)
TOTAL%
1) Completely inaccurate1618.6
2) 1011.6
3) 2529.1
4) 89.3
5) Completely accurate2731.4
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
314) Below is a list of images that could be used to describe God. On a scale from 1 to 5, (with "1" being completely inaccurate and "5" being completely accurate) indicate how accurate you feel each image is as a description of God. - Creator (IMAGGCRE)
TOTAL%
3) 11.2
4) 1112.8
5) Completely accurate7486.0
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
315) Below is a list of images that could be used to describe God. On a scale from 1 to 5, (with "1" being completely inaccurate and "5" being completely accurate) indicate how accurate you feel each image is as a description of God. - Father (IMAGHPOP)
TOTAL%
3) 55.8
4) 78.1
5) Completely accurate7486.0
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
316) Below is a list of images that could be used to describe God. On a scale from 1 to 5, (with "1" being completely inaccurate and "5" being completely accurate) indicate how accurate you feel each image is as a description of God. - Friend (IMAGIFRI)
TOTAL%
3) 78.1
4) 1112.8
5) Completely accurate6879.1
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
317) As you read each of the following phrases, on a scale from 1 to 5 (with "1" being not true at all and "5" being extremely true) indicate how true it is for you. God is: - Faithful (TRUEAFAI)
TOTAL%
3) 33.4
4) 910.2
5) Extremely true7686.4
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
318) As you read each of the following phrases, on a scale from 1 to 5 (with "1" being not true at all and "5" being extremely true) indicate how true it is for you. God is: - Dependable (TRUEBDEP)
TOTAL%
3) 55.7
4) 1011.4
5) Extremely true7383.0
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
319) As you read each of the following phrases, on a scale from 1 to 5 (with "1" being not true at all and "5" being extremely true) indicate how true it is for you. God is: - Forgiving (TRUECFOR)
TOTAL%
4) 78.0
5) Extremely true8192.0
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
320) As you read each of the following phrases, on a scale from 1 to 5 (with "1" being not true at all and "5" being extremely true) indicate how true it is for you. God is: - Mysterious (TRUEDMYS)
TOTAL%
2) 44.5
3) 1314.8
4) 1011.4
5) Extremely true6169.3
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
321) As you read each of the following phrases, on a scale from 1 to 5 (with "1" being not true at all and "5" being extremely true) indicate how true it is for you. God is: - More present in relationships with others than in an individual's life (TRUEEREL)
TOTAL%
1) Not true at all2326.7
2) 1820.9
3) 2326.7
4) 1112.8
5) Extremely true1112.8
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
322) As you read each of the following phrases, on a scale from 1 to 5 (with "1" being not true at all and "5" being extremely true) indicate how true it is for you. God is: - Distant (TRUEFDIS)
TOTAL%
1) Not true at all4652.9
2) 2023.0
3) 1719.5
4) 33.4
5) Extremely true11.1
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
323) As you read each of the following phrases, on a scale from 1 to 5 (with "1" being not true at all and "5" being extremely true) indicate how true it is for you. God is: - Permissive (TRUEGPER)
TOTAL%
1) Not true at all2631.0
2) 1214.3
3) 2934.5
4) 910.7
5) Extremely true89.5
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
324) As you read each of the following phrases, on a scale from 1 to 5 (with "1" being not true at all and "5" being extremely true) indicate how true it is for you. God is: - A creative force in history (TRUEHCRE)
TOTAL%
1) Not true at all33.4
2) 22.3
3) 910.3
4) 1719.5
5) Extremely true5664.4
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
325) As you read each of the following phrases, on a scale from 1 to 5 (with "1" being not true at all and "5" being extremely true) indicate how true it is for you. God is: - Aware of everything I think (TRUEIAWA)
TOTAL%
1) Not true at all22.3
2) 44.6
3) 78.0
4) 910.3
5) Extremely true6574.7
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
326) As you read each of the following phrases, on a scale from 1 to 5 (with "1" being not true at all and "5" being extremely true) indicate how true it is for you. God is: - Close (TRUEJCLO)
TOTAL%
3) 89.4
4) 1214.1
5) Extremely true6576.5
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
327) As you read each of the following phrases, on a scale from 1 to 5 (with "1" being not true at all and "5" being extremely true) indicate how true it is for you. God is: - Vindictive (TRUEKVIN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true at all7080.5
2) 78.0
3) 89.2
5) Extremely true22.3
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
328) As you read each of the following phrases, on a scale from 1 to 5 (with "1" being not true at all and "5" being extremely true) indicate how true it is for you. God is: - My constant companion (TRUELCOM)
TOTAL%
2) 44.6
3) 910.3
4) 1820.7
5) Extremely true5664.4
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
329) As you read each of the following phrases, on a scale from 1 to 5 (with "1" being not true at all and "5" being extremely true) indicate how true it is for you. God is: - Strict (TRUEMSTR)
TOTAL%
1) Not true at all2731.4
2) 1416.3
3) 2630.2
4) 89.3
5) Extremely true1112.8
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
330) As you read each of the following phrases, on a scale from 1 to 5 (with "1" being not true at all and "5" being extremely true) indicate how true it is for you. God is: - Clearly knowable (TRUENKNO)
TOTAL%
1) Not true at all89.2
2) 78.0
3) 2629.9
4) 1618.4
5) Extremely true3034.5
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
331) As you read each of the following phrases, on a scale from 1 to 5 (with "1" being not true at all and "5" being extremely true) indicate how true it is for you. God is: - In my life more as a symbol or an idea than as a real presence I can feel (TRUEOSYM)
TOTAL%
1) Not true at all4653.5
2) 1416.3
3) 1315.1
4) 44.7
5) Extremely true910.5
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
332) As you read each of the following phrases, on a scale from 1 to 5 (with "1" being not true at all and "5" being extremely true) indicate how true it is for you. God is: - All-powerful (TRUEPPOW)
TOTAL%
1) Not true at all11.1
2) 22.3
3) 66.9
4) 1213.8
5) Extremely true6675.9
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
333) As you read each of the following phrases, on a scale from 1 to 5 (with "1" being not true at all and "5" being extremely true) indicate how true it is for you. God is: - Awesome (TRUEQAWE)
TOTAL%
1) Not true at all44.6
2) 33.4
3) 1112.6
4) 1112.6
5) Extremely true5866.7
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
334) As you read each of the following phrases, on a scale from 1 to 5 (with "1" being not true at all and "5" being extremely true) indicate how true it is for you. God is: - Fascinating (TRUERFAS)
TOTAL%
1) Not true at all22.3
2) 22.3
3) 1214.0
4) 1416.3
5) Extremely true5665.1
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
335) As you read each of the following phrases, on a scale from 1 to 5 (with "1" being not true at all and "5" being extremely true) indicate how true it is for you. God is: - Judgmental (TRUESJUD)
TOTAL%
1) Not true at all2529.1
2) 1719.8
3) 2225.6
4) 44.7
5) Extremely true1820.9
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
336) As you read each of the following phrases, on a scale from 1 to 5 (with "1" being not true at all and "5" being extremely true) indicate how true it is for you. God is: - Indifferent (TRUETIND)
TOTAL%
1) Not true at all7687.4
2) 44.6
3) 44.6
4) 11.1
5) Extremely true22.3
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
337) Religion always identifies a basic human problem, something that is wrong with humans and their world. Then religion talks about a path to salvation, that is, a way that basic human problems can be overcome. Finally, religion talks about outcomes of salvation - a change in persons' lives or the way the world is as a result of salvation. Below is part of a picture that shows several kinds of basic human problems, paths to salvation, and outcomes of salvation. Think about your religious beliefs. What do you think is the basic human problem that religion deals with? What do you think is the path to salvation? What is the outcome of salvation? - String 1, entry 1 (SALVST11)
TOTAL%
0) No mention given55.6
10) Void in my life1820.2
11) Sinfulness4146.1
12) No human community2022.5
14) Human imperfections11.1
15) Lack of love of God44.5
TOTAL89100.0
338) Religion always identifies a basic human problem, something that is wrong with humans and their world. Then religion talks about a path to salvation, that is, a way that basic human problems can be overcome. Finally, religion talks about outcomes of salvation - a change in persons' lives or the way the world is as a result of salvation. Below is part of a picture that shows several kinds of basic human problems, paths to salvation, and outcomes of salvation. Think about your religious beliefs. What do you think is the basic human problem that religion deals with? What do you think is the path to salvation? What is the outcome of salvation? - String 1, entry 2 (SALVST12)
TOTAL%
0) No mention given55.6
12) No human community11.1
15) Lack of love of God11.1
20) Doing Good Deeds66.7
21) Forgiveness, prayer3943.8
22) Church sacraments1011.2
23) Working hard2224.7
24) Living the best life11.1
26) Following God's will11.1
27) Accepting Jesus11.1
28) Accepting God's will11.1
29) Developing beliefs11.1
TOTAL89100.0
339) Religion always identifies a basic human problem, something that is wrong with humans and their world. Then religion talks about a path to salvation, that is, a way that basic human problems can be overcome. Finally, religion talks about outcomes of salvation - a change in persons' lives or the way the world is as a result of salvation. Below is part of a picture that shows several kinds of basic human problems, paths to salvation, and outcomes of salvation. Think about your religious beliefs. What do you think is the basic human problem that religion deals with? What do you think is the path to salvation? What is the outcome of salvation? - String 1, entry 3 (SALVST13)
TOTAL%
0) No mention given55.7
21) Forgiveness, prayer11.1
26) Following God's will11.1
27) Accepting Jesus22.3
30) Feel fulfillment2528.4
31) Live in heaven2629.5
32) World will change2326.1
33) Mutual respect44.5
35) Christian victory11.1
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
340) Religion always identifies a basic human problem, something that is wrong with humans and their world. Then religion talks about a path to salvation, that is, a way that basic human problems can be overcome. Finally, religion talks about outcomes of salvation - a change in persons' lives or the way the world is as a result of salvation. Below is part of a picture that shows several kinds of basic human problems, paths to salvation, and outcomes of salvation. Think about your religious beliefs. What do you think is the basic human problem that religion deals with? What do you think is the path to salvation? What is the outcome of salvation? - String 1, entry 4 (SALVST14)
TOTAL%
0) No mention given7484.1
22) Church sacraments11.1
24) Living the best life22.3
31) Live in heaven66.8
32) World will change44.5
35) Christian victory11.1
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
341) Religion always identifies a basic human problem, something that is wrong with humans and their world. Then religion talks about a path to salvation, that is, a way that basic human problems can be overcome. Finally, religion talks about outcomes of salvation - a change in persons' lives or the way the world is as a result of salvation. Below is part of a picture that shows several kinds of basic human problems, paths to salvation, and outcomes of salvation. Think about your religious beliefs. What do you think is the basic human problem that religion deals with? What do you think is the path to salvation? What is the outcome of salvation? - String 1, entry 5 (SALVST15)
TOTAL%
0) No mention given8393.3
23) Working hard11.1
30) Feel fulfillment11.1
32) World will change33.4
33) Mutual respect11.1
TOTAL89100.0
342) Religion always identifies a basic human problem, something that is wrong with humans and their world. Then religion talks about a path to salvation, that is, a way that basic human problems can be overcome. Finally, religion talks about outcomes of salvation - a change in persons' lives or the way the world is as a result of salvation. Below is part of a picture that shows several kinds of basic human problems, paths to salvation, and outcomes of salvation. Think about your religious beliefs. What do you think is the basic human problem that religion deals with? What do you think is the path to salvation? What is the outcome of salvation? - String 1, entry 6 (SALVST16)
TOTAL%
0) No mention given8696.6
31) Live in heaven22.2
33) Mutual respect11.1
TOTAL89100.0
343) Religion always identifies a basic human problem, something that is wrong with humans and their world. Then religion talks about a path to salvation, that is, a way that basic human problems can be overcome. Finally, religion talks about outcomes of salvation - a change in persons' lives or the way the world is as a result of salvation. Below is part of a picture that shows several kinds of basic human problems, paths to salvation, and outcomes of salvation. Think about your religious beliefs. What do you think is the basic human problem that religion deals with? What do you think is the path to salvation? What is the outcome of salvation? - String 2, entry 1 (SALVST21)
TOTAL%
0) No mention given7685.4
10) Void in my life11.1
11) Sinfulness1213.5
TOTAL89100.0
344) Religion always identifies a basic human problem, something that is wrong with humans and their world. Then religion talks about a path to salvation, that is, a way that basic human problems can be overcome. Finally, religion talks about outcomes of salvation - a change in persons' lives or the way the world is as a result of salvation. Below is part of a picture that shows several kinds of basic human problems, paths to salvation, and outcomes of salvation. Think about your religious beliefs. What do you think is the basic human problem that religion deals with? What do you think is the path to salvation? What is the outcome of salvation? - String 2, entry 2 (SALVST22)
TOTAL%
0) No mention given7685.4
21) Forgiveness, prayer55.6
22) Church sacraments89.0
TOTAL89100.0
345) Religion always identifies a basic human problem, something that is wrong with humans and their world. Then religion talks about a path to salvation, that is, a way that basic human problems can be overcome. Finally, religion talks about outcomes of salvation - a change in persons' lives or the way the world is as a result of salvation. Below is part of a picture that shows several kinds of basic human problems, paths to salvation, and outcomes of salvation. Think about your religious beliefs. What do you think is the basic human problem that religion deals with? What do you think is the path to salvation? What is the outcome of salvation? - String 2, entry 3 (SALVST23)
TOTAL%
0) No mention given7685.4
30) Feel fulfillment44.5
31) Live in heaven910.1
TOTAL89100.0
346) Religion always identifies a basic human problem, something that is wrong with humans and their world. Then religion talks about a path to salvation, that is, a way that basic human problems can be overcome. Finally, religion talks about outcomes of salvation - a change in persons' lives or the way the world is as a result of salvation. Below is part of a picture that shows several kinds of basic human problems, paths to salvation, and outcomes of salvation. Think about your religious beliefs. What do you think is the basic human problem that religion deals with? What do you think is the path to salvation? What is the outcome of salvation? - String 2, entry 4 (SALVST24)
TOTAL%
0) No mention given8797.8
31) Live in heaven11.1
32) World will change11.1
TOTAL89100.0
347) Religion always identifies a basic human problem, something that is wrong with humans and their world. Then religion talks about a path to salvation, that is, a way that basic human problems can be overcome. Finally, religion talks about outcomes of salvation - a change in persons' lives or the way the world is as a result of salvation. Below is part of a picture that shows several kinds of basic human problems, paths to salvation, and outcomes of salvation. Think about your religious beliefs. What do you think is the basic human problem that religion deals with? What do you think is the path to salvation? What is the outcome of salvation? - String 2, entry 5 (SALVST25)
TOTAL%
0) No mention given8898.9
32) World will change11.1
TOTAL89100.0
348) Religion always identifies a basic human problem, something that is wrong with humans and their world. Then religion talks about a path to salvation, that is, a way that basic human problems can be overcome. Finally, religion talks about outcomes of salvation - a change in persons' lives or the way the world is as a result of salvation. Below is part of a picture that shows several kinds of basic human problems, paths to salvation, and outcomes of salvation. Think about your religious beliefs. What do you think is the basic human problem that religion deals with? What do you think is the path to salvation? What is the outcome of salvation? - String 2, entry 6 (SALVST26)
TOTAL%
0) No mention given89100.0
TOTAL89100.0
349) Religion always identifies a basic human problem, something that is wrong with humans and their world. Then religion talks about a path to salvation, that is, a way that basic human problems can be overcome. Finally, religion talks about outcomes of salvation - a change in persons' lives or the way the world is as a result of salvation. Below is part of a picture that shows several kinds of basic human problems, paths to salvation, and outcomes of salvation. Think about your religious beliefs. What do you think is the basic human problem that religion deals with? What do you think is the path to salvation? What is the outcome of salvation? - String 3, entry 1 (SALVST31)
TOTAL%
0) No mention given7786.5
10) Void in my life11.1
11) Sinfulness11.1
12) No human community1011.2
TOTAL89100.0
350) Religion always identifies a basic human problem, something that is wrong with humans and their world. Then religion talks about a path to salvation, that is, a way that basic human problems can be overcome. Finally, religion talks about outcomes of salvation - a change in persons' lives or the way the world is as a result of salvation. Below is part of a picture that shows several kinds of basic human problems, paths to salvation, and outcomes of salvation. Think about your religious beliefs. What do you think is the basic human problem that religion deals with? What do you think is the path to salvation? What is the outcome of salvation? - String 3, entry 2 (SALVST32)
TOTAL%
0) No mention given7786.5
20) Doing good deeds11.1
23) Working hard1112.4
TOTAL89100.0
351) Religion always identifies a basic human problem, something that is wrong with humans and their world. Then religion talks about a path to salvation, that is, a way that basic human problems can be overcome. Finally, religion talks about outcomes of salvation - a change in persons' lives or the way the world is as a result of salvation. Below is part of a picture that shows several kinds of basic human problems, paths to salvation, and outcomes of salvation. Think about your religious beliefs. What do you think is the basic human problem that religion deals with? What do you think is the path to salvation? What is the outcome of salvation? - String 3, entry 3 (SALVST33)
TOTAL%
0) No mention given7786.5
30) Feel fulfillment11.1
31) Live in heaven11.1
32) World will change1011.2
TOTAL89100.0
352) Religion always identifies a basic human problem, something that is wrong with humans and their world. Then religion talks about a path to salvation, that is, a way that basic human problems can be overcome. Finally, religion talks about outcomes of salvation - a change in persons' lives or the way the world is as a result of salvation. Below is part of a picture that shows several kinds of basic human problems, paths to salvation, and outcomes of salvation. Think about your religious beliefs. What do you think is the basic human problem that religion deals with? What do you think is the path to salvation? What is the outcome of salvation? - String 3, entry 4 (SALVST34)
TOTAL%
0) No mention given8797.8
31) Live in heaven11.1
32) World will change11.1
TOTAL89100.0
353) Religion always identifies a basic human problem, something that is wrong with humans and their world. Then religion talks about a path to salvation, that is, a way that basic human problems can be overcome. Finally, religion talks about outcomes of salvation - a change in persons' lives or the way the world is as a result of salvation. Below is part of a picture that shows several kinds of basic human problems, paths to salvation, and outcomes of salvation. Think about your religious beliefs. What do you think is the basic human problem that religion deals with? What do you think is the path to salvation? What is the outcome of salvation? - String 3, entry 5 (SALVST35)
TOTAL%
0) No mention given8898.9
32) World will change11.1
TOTAL89100.0
354) Which one of these six pictures best symbolizes your own idea of God's relationship to the world? (WORLDGOD)
TOTAL%
1) God and the world are one.1011.8
2) The world is part of God, but God is greater and larger than the world.1720.0
3) Human beings are part of God.2630.6
5) God transcends the world, entering the world infrequently.11.2
6) God transcends the world but is actively involved in the world.3136.5
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
355) The nature of God has often been a matter of dispute in the history of the Church. Each of us carries around our own picture of the inter-relationship of God, Jesus Christ, and ourselves. Which of the following pictures comes closest to the way you see it? (JESUSGOD)
TOTAL%
1) God has sent His son, Jesus, to save us and since he has completed that, each of us individually can approach God directly.1315.3
2) God has sent His son, Jesus, to save us and since he has done that and continues to do it, each of us individually can approach God through Jesus.1416.5
3) God has sent His son, Jesus, who continues to live in the Church. As a result, the Church teaches and sanctifies us for God.2529.4
4) Since the Church is Christ's body and since we, its members, are the Church, together we approach God directly.2529.4
5) Jesus was a great man but not really God. Jesus showed us how to live our lives.11.2
6) Other - Trinity variant33.5
7) Other - Complex three33.5
8) Other11.2
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
356) Do you feel that God has given us rules to live by? (GODRULES)
TOTAL%
1) God has given very clear, detailed rules to apply to everyone.2832.2
2) God has given us some general rules, but we must decide how to apply them to our own situation.2528.7
3) God has given rules, but the rules may be different for different people.55.7
4) God has given ideals, rather than rules, and we must try to live up to them.2528.7
5) I do not think that God has given us rules.22.3
6) I'm not really sure.22.3
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
357) How often in your life have you had an experience where you felt as though you were very close to a powerful, spiritual force that seemed to lift you out of yourself? (EXPFORCE)
TOTAL%
1) Never in my life3035.3
2) Once or twice1618.8
3) Several times2630.6
4) Often1315.3
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
358) When you have or had these religious experiences, what happened? (e.g.,: When did it happen? How did it happen? How did you feel? Why did you think it was a spiritual force?) (NATURE1)
TOTAL%
0) No nature given33.6
1) Deep peace89.5
2) Certainty44.8
3) Love is all33.6
4) Joy11.2
5) Unity of all11.2
11) Psychological expansion11.2
13) Taken over44.8
14) Warmth of heat22.4
15) Bathed in light11.2
21) Other feeling44.8
25) Greater being33.6
28) Closeness to God1922.6
88) Not applicable3035.7
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
359) When you have or had these religious experiences, what happened? (e.g.,: When did it happen? How did it happen? How did you feel? Why did you think it was a spiritual force?) (TRIGGER1)
TOTAL%
0) No context/experience1012.2
61) Religious music11.2
62) In church service33.7
63) Church alone11.2
67) Reflection outside of church33.7
68) Quiet prayer outside of church1417.1
69) Communal prayer out of church11.2
70) Communal prayer to Christ22.4
71) Observing nature22.4
72) Observing human acts of love11.2
77) At childbirth11.2
83) Near death22.4
85) Life passages33.7
88) Not applicable3036.6
90) Other time67.3
92) During baptism22.4
Missing7 
TOTAL82100.0
360) When you have or had these religious experiences, what happened? (e.g.,: When did it happen? How did it happen? How did you feel? Why did you think it was a spiritual force?) (NATURE2)
TOTAL%
0) No nature given3845.2
1) Deep peace44.8
4) Joy11.2
7) New life11.2
9) Increased understanding11.2
11) Psychological expansion11.2
12) Need to continue11.2
13) Taken over11.2
14) Warmth of heat11.2
19) Emotional intensity11.2
25) Greater being11.2
28) Closeness to God33.6
88) Not applicable3035.7
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
361) When you have or had these religious experiences, what happened? (e.g.,: When did it happen? How did it happen? How did you feel? Why did you think it was a spiritual force?) (TRIGGER2)
TOTAL%
0) No context/experience3946.4
62) In church service22.4
66) Reading Bible out of church33.6
67) Reflection outside of church22.4
68) Quiet prayer outside of church56.0
71) Observing nature22.4
72) Observing human acts of love11.2
88) Not applicable3035.7
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
362) What do you think is the primary task of the Holy Spirit? (SPIRTASK)
TOTAL%
1) To guide the Pope and the bishops22.3
2) To guide each of us (if we pray)3034.5
3) To unite us to Christ2124.1
4) To unite us together2933.3
5) To heal sin11.1
6) To heal the world44.6
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
363) Below are some general directions the Catholic Church might consider taking in the years ahead. Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements by circling only one number beside each statement. - The Church should become more people-oriented; less concerned about its organizational structure and rules. (YFTRAPEO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree22.3
2) Disagree1213.6
3) Agree3944.3
4) Strongly agree3539.8
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
364) Below are some general directions the Catholic Church might consider taking in the years ahead. Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements by circling only one number beside each statement. - The Church should stress a personal, spiritual relationship to Christ. (YFTRBPER)
TOTAL%
2) Disagree33.4
3) Agree3438.2
4) Strongly agree5258.4
TOTAL89100.0
365) Below are some general directions the Catholic Church might consider taking in the years ahead. Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements by circling only one number beside each statement. - The Church should listen more to the voice of ordinary lay Catholics. (YFTRCLIS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree33.4
2) Disagree1112.4
3) Agree4955.1
4) Strongly agree2629.2
TOTAL89100.0
366) Below are some general directions the Catholic Church might consider taking in the years ahead. Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements by circling only one number beside each statement. - The Church should put more emphasis on spreading the faith. (YFTRDSPR)
TOTAL%
2) Disagree66.8
3) Agree5158.0
4) Strongly agree3135.2
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
367) Below are some general directions the Catholic Church might consider taking in the years ahead. Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements by circling only one number beside each statement. - The Church should make more effort to understand family life. (YFTREFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree11.1
2) Disagree44.5
3) Agree4853.9
4) Strongly agree3640.4
TOTAL89100.0
368) Below are some general directions the Catholic Church might consider taking in the years ahead. Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements by circling only one number beside each statement. - The Church should put less emphasis on lay participation in the Mass or liturgy. (YFTRFLES)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree4853.9
2) Disagree3236.0
3) Agree910.1
TOTAL89100.0
369) Below are some general directions the Catholic Church might consider taking in the years ahead. Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements by circling only one number beside each statement. - The Church should follow through more on changes and guidelines that resulted from Vatican II. (YFTRGCHG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree22.3
2) Disagree1011.5
3) Agree4551.7
4) Strongly agree3034.5
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
370) Below are some general directions the Catholic Church might consider taking in the years ahead. Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements by circling only one number beside each statement. - The Church should remain strong in its opposition to the use of contraceptives. (YFTRHCTP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1416.1
2) Disagree4147.1
3) Agree2023.0
4) Strongly agree1213.8
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
371) Below are some general directions the Catholic Church might consider taking in the years ahead. Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements by circling only one number beside each statement. - The Church should remain strong in its opposition to abortion. (YFTRIABT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree22.3
2) Disagree33.4
3) Agree2629.9
4) Strongly agree5664.4
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
372) Below are some general directions the Catholic Church might consider taking in the years ahead. Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements by circling only one number beside each statement. - The Church should liberalize its position on divorce. (YFTRJDIV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree78.0
2) Disagree3135.6
3) Agree3843.7
4) Strongly agree1112.6
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
373) Below are some general directions the Catholic Church might consider taking in the years ahead. Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements by circling only one number beside each statement. - The Church should allow women to become priests. (YFTRKALW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree2731.0
2) Disagree2023.0
3) Agree2124.1
4) Strongly agree1921.8
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
374) Below are some general directions the Catholic Church might consider taking in the years ahead. Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements by circling only one number beside each statement. - The Church should allow married men to become priests. (YFTRLALM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree910.3
2) Disagree1921.8
3) Agree3742.5
4) Strongly agree2225.3
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
375) Below are some general directions the Catholic Church might consider taking in the years ahead. Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements by circling only one number beside each statement. - The Church should encourage communion between Catholics and non-Catholic Christians. (YFTRMECU)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree44.5
2) Disagree1719.1
3) Agree4752.8
4) Strongly agree2123.6
TOTAL89100.0
376) How do you think an average parishioner in this parish feels about the direction the parish should move on these issues? - The Church should become more people-oriented; less concerned about its organizational structure and rules. (PFTRAPEO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree11.2
2) Disagree89.3
3) Agree5462.8
4) Strongly agree2326.7
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
377) How do you think an average parishioner in this parish feels about the direction the parish should move on these issues? - The Church should stress a personal, spiritual relationship to Christ. (PFTRBPER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree11.2
3) Agree5058.1
4) Strongly agree3540.7
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
378) How do you think an average parishioner in this parish feels about the direction the parish should move on these issues? - The Church should listen more to the voice of ordinary lay Catholics. (PFTRCLIS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree22.3
2) Disagree1315.1
3) Agree4248.8
4) Strongly agree2933.7
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
379) How do you think an average parishioner in this parish feels about the direction the parish should move on these issues? - The Church should put more emphasis on spreading the faith. (PFTRDSPR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree11.2
2) Disagree22.3
3) Agree5564.0
4) Strongly agree2832.6
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
380) How do you think an average parishioner in this parish feels about the direction the parish should move on these issues? - The Church should make more effort to understand family life. (PFTREFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree11.2
2) Disagree11.2
3) Agree3540.7
4) Strongly agree4957.0
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
381) How do you think an average parishioner in this parish feels about the direction the parish should move on these issues? - The Church should put less emphasis on lay participation in the Mass or liturgy. (PFTRFLES)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree2023.3
2) Disagree4552.3
3) Agree1820.9
4) Strongly agree33.5
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
382) How do you think an average parishioner from this parish feels about the direction the parish should move on these issues? - The Church should follow through more on changes and guidelines that resulted from Vatican II. (PFTRGCHG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree11.2
2) Disagree2631.0
3) Agree4857.1
4) Strongly agree910.7
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
383) How do you think an average parishioner from this parish feels about the direction the parish should move on these issues? - The Church should remain strong in its opposition to the use of contraceptives. (PFTRHCTP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree2124.4
2) Disagree3540.7
3) Agree2023.3
4) Strongly agree1011.6
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
384) How do you think an average parishioner from this parish feels about the direction the parish should move on these issues? - The Church should remain strong in its opposition to abortion. (PFTRIABT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree44.7
2) Disagree67.0
3) Agree3844.2
4) Strongly agree3844.2
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
385) How do you think an average parishioner from this parish feels about the direction the parish should move on these issues? - The Church should liberalize its position on divorce. (PFTRJDIV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree89.3
2) Disagree2731.4
3) Agree3945.3
4) Strongly agree1214.0
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
386) How do you think an average parishioner from this parish feels about the direction the parish should move on these issues? - The Church should allow women to become priests. (PFTRKALW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree2529.4
2) Disagree4350.6
3) Agree1618.8
4) Strongly agree11.2
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
387) How do you think an average parishioner from this parish feels about the direction the parish should move on these issues? - The Church should allow married men to become priests. (PFTRLALM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1011.8
2) Disagree3844.7
3) Agree3541.2
4) Strongly agree22.4
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
388) How do you think an average parishioner from this parish feels about the direction the parish should move on these issues? - The Church should encourage communion between Catholics and non-Catholic Christians. (PFTRMECU)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree67.0
2) Disagree3237.2
3) Agree4350.0
4) Strongly agree55.8
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
389) Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with the following statements? - It is morally wrong for couples to live together when they are not married. (ISSUALIV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree3337.5
2) Agree3843.2
3) Disagree1517.0
4) Strongly disagree22.3
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
390) Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with the following statements? - Interracial marriages are morally acceptable. (ISSUBIMR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree3640.4
2) Agree4146.1
3) Disagree77.9
4) Strongly disagree55.6
TOTAL89100.0
391) Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with the following statements? - It is best if the wife stays at home and the husband works to support the family. (ISSUCHOM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree55.7
2) Agree3539.8
3) Disagree3236.4
4) Strongly disagree1618.2
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
392) Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with the following statements? - Both father and mother have the responsibility to care for small children. (ISSUDBOT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree6269.7
2) Agree2528.1
3) Disagree11.1
4) Strongly disagree11.1
TOTAL89100.0
393) Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with the following statements? - Strict, "old-fashioned" upbringing is still the best way to raise children. (ISSUESTR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree78.2
2) Agree3136.5
3) Disagree4047.1
4) Strongly disagree78.2
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
394) Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with the following statements? - The husband should have the "final say" in the family's decision making. (ISSUFFIN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree22.2
2) Agree1719.1
3) Disagree4247.2
4) Strongly disagree2831.5
TOTAL89100.0
395) Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with the following statements? - Parents should have the right to censor textbooks and books selected for the public library. (ISSUGLEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree910.5
2) Agree3641.9
3) Disagree2832.6
4) Strongly disagree1315.1
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
396) Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with the following statements? - Schools share with parents the responsibility for educating children in sexuality. (ISSUHSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2629.2
2) Agree5258.4
3) Disagree1011.2
4) Strongly disagree11.1
TOTAL89100.0
397) Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with the following statements? - Secular humanism has greatly eroded the moral fiber of our society. (ISSUISEC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2427.3
2) Agree4652.3
3) Disagree1415.9
4) Strongly disagree44.5
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
398) Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with the following statements? - Communism is a serious threat within our country. (ISSUJCOM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1719.3
2) Agree3742.0
3) Disagree2831.8
4) Strongly disagree66.8
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
399) Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with the following statements? - The government should let parents deduct some of the costs of sending their children to parochial schools. (ISSUKGOV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4348.3
2) Agree3438.2
3) Disagree1011.2
4) Strongly disagree22.2
TOTAL89100.0
400) Which of the following statements comes closest to your views about abortion? (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
2) Abortion is acceptable under most circumstances.33.4
3) Abortion is acceptable only under certain extreme circumstances.3944.8
4) Abortion is never acceptable.4551.7
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
401) Do you think religious organizations should or should not try to persuade Senators, Representatives, or city council members to enact legislation they would like to see become law? (PERSUADE)
TOTAL%
1) They should.8495.5
2) They should not.44.5
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
402) To what degree do you feel your religious beliefs and values guide or influence your voting decisions? (VOTEREL)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all33.4
2) Only to a small degree1516.9
3) To a large degree5662.9
4) My voting decisions are completely determined by my religious beliefs and values.1516.9
TOTAL89100.0
403) Below we have listed two common positions on the best way to approach social problems (e.g., crime, violence, pollution, poverty). Which one is closest to your own beliefs? (SOCPROBS)
TOTAL%
1) Social problems can be solved best by first focusing on changing the hearts (that is, attitudes, beliefs, consciences) of individuals.6575.6
2) Social problems can be solved best by first focusing on transforming human institutions and environments in which people live.2124.4
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
404) Catholics in the United States hold various positions on a variety of social and Church issues confronting Americans today. Below are statements that address some issues of significance to all Americans. How do you feel about these statements? - Registration of all firearms (AMCTAREG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor4651.7
2) Favor3033.7
3) Oppose1112.4
4) Strongly oppose22.2
TOTAL89100.0
405) Catholics in the United States hold various positions on a variety of social and Church issues confronting Americans today. Below are statements that address some issues of significance to all Americans. How do you feel about these statements? - Death penalty for persons convicted of murder (AMCTBPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor78.0
2) Favor2326.1
3) Oppose3539.8
4) Strongly oppose2326.1
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
406) Catholics in the United States hold various positions on a variety of social and Church issues confronting Americans today. Below are statements that address some issues of significance to all Americans. How do you feel about these statements? - The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) (AMCTCERA)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor2326.1
2) Favor3539.8
3) Oppose1921.6
4) Strongly oppose1112.5
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
407) Catholics in the United States hold various positions on a variety of social and Church issues confronting Americans today. Below are statements that address some issues of significance to all Americans. How do you feel about these statements? - Requiring prayer in public schools (AMCTDPUB)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor1517.2
2) Favor3843.7
3) Oppose3034.5
4) Strongly oppose44.6
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
408) Catholics in the United States hold various positions on a variety of social and Church issues confronting Americans today. Below are statements that address some issues of significance to all Americans. How do you feel about these statements? - Requiring public schools to give equal time for the teaching of creation theory and evolution theory about man's origins (AMCTEEVO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor1820.9
2) Favor3237.2
3) Oppose3136.0
4) Strongly oppose55.8
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
409) Catholics in the United States hold various positions on a variety of social and Church issues confronting Americans today. Below are statements that address some issues of significance to all Americans. How do you feel about these statements? - Allowing homosexuals to teach in public schools (AMCTFHOM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor910.1
2) Favor3741.6
3) Oppose2528.1
4) Strongly oppose1820.2
TOTAL89100.0
410) Catholics in the United States hold various positions on a variety of social and Church issues confronting Americans today. Below are statements that address some issues of significance to all Americans. How do you feel about these statements? - Busing to achieve racial integration in the public schools (AMCTGBUS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor910.1
2) Favor1719.1
3) Oppose4449.4
4) Strongly oppose1921.3
TOTAL89100.0
411) Catholics in the United States hold various positions on a variety of social and Church issues confronting Americans today. Below are statements that address some issues of significance to all Americans. How do you feel about these statements? - Increased spending on national defense (AMCTHDEF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor22.3
2) Favor1415.9
3) Oppose4146.6
4) Strongly oppose3135.2
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
412) Catholics in the United States hold various positions on a variety of social and Church issues confronting Americans today. Below are statements that address some issues of significance to all Americans. How do you feel about these statements? - Boycotting or not buying the products of those companies who sponsor television shows in which there is morally objectionable content (AMCTIBOY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor2731.0
2) Favor5057.5
3) Oppose1011.5
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
413) Catholics in the United States hold various positions on a variety of social and Church issues confronting Americans today. Below are statements that address some issues of significance to all Americans. How do you feel about these statements? - Urging out own government to "freeze" the development of nuclear weapons regardless of what the Soviet Union does (AMCTJFRZ)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor2225.3
2) Favor2832.2
3) Oppose3034.5
4) Strongly oppose78.0
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
414) Catholics in the United States hold various positions on a variety of social and Church issues confronting Americans today. Below are statements that address some issues of significance to all Americans. How do you feel about these statements? - A joint "freeze" on the development of nuclear weapons by both the U.S. and Soviet Union (AMCTKNU)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor5564.0
2) Favor2933.7
3) Oppose11.2
4) Strongly oppose11.2
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
415) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: The Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Aid to poor countries: The Pope (SPKAPOP)
TOTAL%
0) Should not speak1415.7
1) Should speak7584.3
TOTAL89100.0
416) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: The Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Eliminating poverty from this country: The Pope (SPKBPOP)
TOTAL%
0) Should not speak6168.5
1) Should speak2831.5
TOTAL89100.0
417) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: The Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Birth control: The Pope (SPKCPOP)
TOTAL%
0) Should not speak4955.1
1) Should speak4044.9
TOTAL89100.0
418) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: The Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Equal opportunities for advancement regardless of worker's sex: The Pope (SPKDPOP)
TOTAL%
0) Should not speak4651.7
1) Should speak4348.3
TOTAL89100.0
419) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: The Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Sex and violence on TV: The Pope (SPKEPOP)
TOTAL%
0) Should not speak5865.2
1) Should speak3134.8
TOTAL89100.0
420) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: The Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Action for world disarmament: The Pope (SPKFPOP)
TOTAL%
0) Should not speak1415.7
1) Should speak7584.3
TOTAL89100.0
421) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: The Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Racial integration: The Pope (SPKGPOP)
TOTAL%
0) Should not speak4449.4
1) Should speak4550.6
TOTAL89100.0
422) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: The Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Aid to poor countries: Bishops (SPKABIS)
TOTAL%
0) Should not speak3236.0
1) Should speak5764.0
TOTAL89100.0
423) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: The Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Eliminating poverty from this country: Bishops (SPKBBIS)
TOTAL%
0) Should not speak1011.2
1) Should speak7988.8
TOTAL89100.0
424) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: The Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Birth control: Bishops (SPKCBIS)
TOTAL%
0) Should not speak5764.0
1) Should speak3236.0
TOTAL89100.0
425) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: The Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Equal opportunities for advancement regardless of worker's sex: Bishops (SPKDBIS)
TOTAL%
0) Should not speak3134.8
1) Should speak5865.2
TOTAL89100.0
426) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: The Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Sex and violence on TV: Bishops (SPKEBIS)
TOTAL%
0) Should not speak3236.0
1) Should speak5764.0
TOTAL89100.0
427) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: The Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Action for world disarmament: Bishops (SPKFBIS)
TOTAL%
0) Should not speak3236.0
1) Should speak5764.0
TOTAL89100.0
428) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: The Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Racial integration: Bishops (SPKGBIS)
TOTAL%
0) Should not speak1719.1
1) Should speak7280.9
TOTAL89100.0
429) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: The Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Aid to poor countries: Priests (SPKAPRI)
TOTAL%
0) Should not speak3741.6
1) Should speak5258.4
TOTAL89100.0
430) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: The Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Eliminating poverty from this country: Priests (SPKBPRI)
TOTAL%
0) Should not speak2831.5
1) Should speak6168.5
TOTAL89100.0
431) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: The Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Birth control: Priests (SPKCPRI)
TOTAL%
0) Should not speak5865.2
1) Should speak3134.8
TOTAL89100.0
432) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: The Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Equal opportunities for advancement regardless of worker's sex: Priests (SPKDPRI)
TOTAL%
0) Should not speak3943.8
1) Should speak5056.2
TOTAL89100.0
433) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: The Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Sex and violence on TV: Priests (SPKEPRI)
TOTAL%
0) Should not speak2224.7
1) Should speak6775.3
TOTAL89100.0
434) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: The Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Action for world disarmament: Priests (SPKFPRI)
TOTAL%
0) Should not speak3741.6
1) Should speak5258.4
TOTAL89100.0
435) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: The Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Racial integration: Priests (SPKGPRI)
TOTAL%
0) Should not speak2528.1
1) Should speak6471.9
TOTAL89100.0
436) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: The Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Aid to poor countries: This is a moral judgment that should be made only by the individual Catholic. (SPKAIND)
TOTAL%
0) No7280.9
1) Yes1719.1
TOTAL89100.0
437) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: The Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Eliminating poverty from this country: This is a moral judgment that should be made only by the individual Catholic. (SPKBIND)
TOTAL%
0) No7382.0
1) Yes1618.0
TOTAL89100.0
438) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: The Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Birth control: This is a moral judgment that should be made only by the individual Catholic. (SPKCIND)
TOTAL%
0) No3741.6
1) Yes5258.4
TOTAL89100.0
439) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: The Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Equal opportunities for advancement regardless of worker's sex: This is a moral judgment that should be made only by the individual Catholic. (SPKDIND)
TOTAL%
0) No6269.7
1) Yes2730.3
TOTAL89100.0
440) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: The Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Sex and violence on TV: This is a moral judgment that should be made only by the individual Catholic. (SPKEIND)
TOTAL%
0) No6876.4
1) Yes2123.6
TOTAL89100.0
441) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: The Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Action for world disarmament: This is a moral judgment that should be made only by the individual Catholic. (SPKFIND)
TOTAL%
0) No6876.4
1) Yes2123.6
TOTAL89100.0
442) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: The Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Racial integration: This is a moral judgment that should be made only by the individual Catholic. (SPKGIND)
TOTAL%
0) No6775.3
1) Yes2224.7
TOTAL89100.0
443) Please list the following personal characteristics of a parish priest in the order of their importance to you as a staff member in this parish. (Place a "1" in the space of the most important characteristic, a "2" in the space of the next most important, and so on until you have ranked all ten characteristics listed below.) - Knowledge or learning (PRCHAKNO)
TOTAL%
1) Ranked 1st78.1
2) Ranked 2nd1315.1
3) Ranked 3rd1214.0
4) Ranked 4th910.5
5) Ranked 5th1214.0
6) Ranked 6th1315.1
7) Ranked 7th1416.3
8) Ranked 8th33.5
9) Ranked 9th22.3
10) Ranked 10th11.2
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
444) Please list the following personal characteristics of a parish priest in the order of their importance to you as a staff member in this parish. (Place a "1" in the space of the most important characteristic, a "2" in the space of the next most important, and so on until you have ranked all ten characteristics listed below.) - Sensitivity to others' needs (PRCHBSEN)
TOTAL%
1) Ranked 1st2023.3
2) Ranked 2nd2731.4
3) Ranked 3rd1517.4
4) Ranked 4th1416.3
5) Ranked 5th33.5
6) Ranked 6th55.8
7) Ranked 7th22.3
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
445) Please list the following personal characteristics of a parish priest in the order of their importance to you as a staff member in this parish. (Place a "1" in the space of the most important characteristic, a "2" in the space of the next most important, and so on until you have ranked all ten characteristics listed below.) - Holiness (PRCHCHOL)
TOTAL%
1) Ranked 1st4350.0
2) Ranked 2nd1112.8
3) Ranked 3rd1011.6
4) Ranked 4th44.7
5) Ranked 5th55.8
6) Ranked 6th33.5
7) Ranked 7th33.5
8) Ranked 8th44.7
9) Ranked 9th11.2
10) Ranked 10th22.3
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
446) Please list the following personal characteristics of a parish priest in the order of their importance to you as a staff member in this parish. (Place a "1" in the space of the most important characteristic, a "2" in the space of the next most important, and so on until you have ranked all ten characteristics listed below.) - Humanity (PRCHDHMA)
TOTAL%
1) Ranked 1st1011.6
2) Ranked 2nd1416.3
3) Ranked 3rd1315.1
4) Ranked 4th1112.8
5) Ranked 5th910.5
6) Ranked 6th44.7
7) Ranked 7th55.8
8) Ranked 8th1112.8
9) Ranked 9th89.3
10) Ranked 10th11.2
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
447) Please list the following personal characteristics of a parish priest in the order of their importance to you as a staff member in this parish. (Place a "1" in the space of the most important characteristic, a "2" in the space of the next most important, and so on until you have ranked all ten characteristics listed below.) - Good preacher or speaker (PRCHEPRE)
TOTAL%
1) Ranked 1st22.3
2) Ranked 2nd44.7
3) Ranked 3rd67.0
4) Ranked 4th67.0
5) Ranked 5th1416.3
6) Ranked 6th1315.1
7) Ranked 7th1517.4
8) Ranked 8th1315.1
9) Ranked 9th89.3
10) Ranked 10th55.8
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
448) Please list the following personal characteristics of a parish priest in the order of their importance to you as a staff member in this parish. (Place a "1" in the space of the most important characteristic, a "2" in the space of the next most important, and so on until you have ranked all ten characteristics listed below.) - Good listener (PRCHFLIS)
TOTAL%
1) Ranked 1st11.2
2) Ranked 2nd89.3
3) Ranked 3rd1011.6
4) Ranked 4th1820.9
5) Ranked 5th1719.8
6) Ranked 6th1517.4
7) Ranked 7th67.0
8) Ranked 8th44.7
9) Ranked 9th55.8
10) Ranked 10th22.3
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
449) Please list the following personal characteristics of a parish priest in the order of their importance to you as a staff member in this parish. (Place a "1" in the space of the most important characteristic, a "2" in the space of the next most important, and so on until you have ranked all ten characteristics listed below.) - Good organizer of parish activities (PRCHGORG)
TOTAL%
1) Ranked 1st11.2
2) Ranked 2nd11.2
3) Ranked 3rd33.5
4) Ranked 4th78.1
5) Ranked 5th1011.6
6) Ranked 6th78.1
7) Ranked 7th89.3
8) Ranked 8th89.3
9) Ranked 9th3034.9
10) Ranked 10th1112.8
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
450) Please list the following personal characteristics of a parish priest in the order of their importance to you as a staff member in this parish. (Place a "1" in the space of the most important characteristic, a "2" in the space of the next most important, and so on until you have ranked all ten characteristics listed below.) - Moderate or middle-of-the-road views on most issues (PRCHHMOD)
TOTAL%
1) Ranked 1st11.2
3) Ranked 3rd11.2
5) Ranked 5th11.2
6) Ranked 6th11.2
7) Ranked 7th44.7
8) Ranked 8th78.2
9) Ranked 9th1416.5
10) Ranked 10th5665.9
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
451) Please list the following personal characteristics of a parish priest in the order of their importance to you as a staff member in this parish. (Place a "1" in the space of the most important characteristic, a "2" in the space of the next most important, and so on until you have ranked all ten characteristics listed below.) - Patience (PRCHIPAT)
TOTAL%
2) Ranked 2nd44.7
3) Ranked 3rd1112.8
4) Ranked 4th1112.8
5) Ranked 5th78.1
6) Ranked 6th1820.9
7) Ranked 7th1112.8
8) Ranked 8th1719.8
9) Ranked 9th67.0
10) Ranked 10th11.2
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
452) Please list the following personal characteristics of a parish priest in the order of their importance to you as a staff member in this parish. (Place a "1" in the space of the most important characteristic, a "2" in the space of the next most important, and so on until you have ranked all ten characteristics listed below.) - Humor (PRCHJHMO)
TOTAL%
1) Ranked 1st11.2
2) Ranked 2nd44.7
3) Ranked 3rd55.8
4) Ranked 4th67.0
5) Ranked 5th78.1
6) Ranked 6th89.3
7) Ranked 7th1820.9
8) Ranked 8th1820.9
9) Ranked 9th1315.1
10) Ranked 10th67.0
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
453) Please list the following personal characteristics of a parish priest in the order of their importance to an average parishioner in this parish. (Place a "1" in the space of the most important characteristic, a "2" in the space of the next most important, and so on until you have ranked all ten characteristics listed below.) - Knowledge or learning (PACHAKNO)
TOTAL%
1) Ranked 1st33.5
2) Ranked 2nd910.6
3) Ranked 3rd1315.3
4) Ranked 4th1112.9
5) Ranked 5th1011.8
6) Ranked 6th89.4
7) Ranked 7th1112.9
8) Ranked 8th78.2
9) Ranked 9th55.9
10) Ranked 10th89.4
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
454) Please list the following personal characteristics of a parish priest in the order of their importance to an average parishioner in this parish. (Place a "1" in the space of the most important characteristic, a "2" in the space of the next most important, and so on until you have ranked all ten characteristics listed below.) - Sensitivity to others' needs (PACHBSEN)
TOTAL%
1) Ranked 1st1922.4
2) Ranked 2nd2327.1
3) Ranked 3rd1517.6
4) Ranked 4th67.1
5) Ranked 5th910.6
6) Ranked 6th67.1
7) Ranked 7th44.7
8) Ranked 8th11.2
9) Ranked 9th22.4
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
455) Please list the following personal characteristics of a parish priest in the order of their importance to an average parishioner in this parish. (Place a "1" in the space of the most important characteristic, a "2" in the space of the next most important, and so on until you have ranked all ten characteristics listed below.) - Holiness (PACHCHOL)
TOTAL%
1) Ranked 1st3237.6
2) Ranked 2nd55.9
3) Ranked 3rd910.6
4) Ranked 4th1214.1
5) Ranked 5th1011.8
6) Ranked 6th55.9
7) Ranked 7th33.5
8) Ranked 8th33.5
9) Ranked 9th22.4
10) Ranked 10th44.7
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
456) Please list the following personal characteristics of a parish priest in the order of their importance to an average parishioner in this parish. (Place a "1" in the space of the most important characteristic, a "2" in the space of the next most important, and so on until you have ranked all ten characteristics listed below.) - Humanity (PACHDHMA)
TOTAL%
1) Ranked 1st44.7
2) Ranked 2nd1315.3
3) Ranked 3rd67.1
4) Ranked 4th910.6
5) Ranked 5th1011.8
6) Ranked 6th89.4
7) Ranked 7th67.1
8) Ranked 8th1315.3
9) Ranked 9th910.6
10) Ranked 10th78.2
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
457) Please list the following personal characteristics of a parish priest in the order of their importance to an average parishioner in this parish. (Place a "1" in the space of the most important characteristic, a "2" in the space of the next most important, and so on until you have ranked all ten characteristics listed below.) - Good preacher or speaker (PACHEPRE)
TOTAL%
1) Ranked 1st1821.2
2) Ranked 2nd1517.6
3) Ranked 3rd1315.3
4) Ranked 4th1214.1
5) Ranked 5th910.6
6) Ranked 6th89.4
7) Ranked 7th55.9
8) Ranked 8th44.7
10) Ranked 10th11.2
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
458) Please list the following personal characteristics of a parish priest in the order of their importance to an average parishioner in this parish. (Place a "1" in the space of the most important characteristic, a "2" in the space of the next most important, and so on until you have ranked all ten characteristics listed below.) - Good listener (PACHFLIS)
TOTAL%
1) Ranked 1st22.4
2) Ranked 2nd910.6
3) Ranked 3rd89.4
4) Ranked 4th1011.8
5) Ranked 5th1315.3
6) Ranked 6th1214.1
7) Ranked 7th1517.6
8) Ranked 8th33.5
9) Ranked 9th67.1
10) Ranked 10th78.2
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
459) Please list the following personal characteristics of a parish priest in the order of their importance to an average parishioner in this parish. (Place a "1" in the space of the most important characteristic, a "2" in the space of the next most important, and so on until you have ranked all ten characteristics listed below.) - Good organizer of parish activities (PACHGORG)
TOTAL%
1) Ranked 1st33.5
2) Ranked 2nd67.1
3) Ranked 3rd1112.9
4) Ranked 4th89.4
5) Ranked 5th67.1
6) Ranked 6th1214.1
7) Ranked 7th89.4
8) Ranked 8th1618.8
9) Ranked 9th1011.8
10) Ranked 10th55.9
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
460) Please list the following personal characteristics of a parish priest in the order of their importance to an average parishioner in this parish. (Place a "1" in the space of the most important characteristic, a "2" in the space of the next most important, and so on until you have ranked all ten characteristics listed below.) - Moderate or middle-of-the-road views on most issues (PACHHMOD)
TOTAL%
1) Ranked 1st22.4
2) Ranked 2nd11.2
3) Ranked 3rd33.6
4) Ranked 4th44.8
5) Ranked 5th67.1
6) Ranked 6th56.0
7) Ranked 7th56.0
8) Ranked 8th910.7
9) Ranked 9th1214.3
10) Ranked 10th3744.0
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
461) Please list the following personal characteristics of a parish priest in the order of their importance to an average parishioner in this parish. (Place a "1" in the space of the most important characteristic, a "2" in the space of the next most important, and so on until you have ranked all ten characteristics listed below.) - Patience (PACHIPAT)
TOTAL%
1) Ranked 1st22.4
2) Ranked 2nd22.4
3) Ranked 3rd44.7
4) Ranked 4th78.2
5) Ranked 5th55.9
6) Ranked 6th1517.6
7) Ranked 7th1214.1
8) Ranked 8th1517.6
9) Ranked 9th1720.0
10) Ranked 10th67.1
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
462) Please list the following personal characteristics of a parish priest in the order of their importance to an average parishioner in this parish. (Place a "1" in the space of the most important characteristic, a "2" in the space of the next most important, and so on until you have ranked all ten characteristics listed below.) - Humor (PACHJHMO)
TOTAL%
2) Ranked 2nd22.4
3) Ranked 3rd33.5
4) Ranked 4th67.1
5) Ranked 5th67.1
6) Ranked 6th67.1
7) Ranked 7th1618.8
8) Ranked 8th1416.5
9) Ranked 9th2327.1
10) Ranked 10th910.6
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
463) Please list the following activities of a parish priest in order of their importance from your viewpoint. (Place a "1" in the space of the most important activity a "2" in the space of the next important, and so on until you have ranked all seven activities listed. - Preaching (PRACAPRE)
TOTAL%
1) Most valued78.2
2) 2nd most valued3945.9
3) 3rd most valued1011.8
4) 4th most valued89.4
5) 5th most valued1315.3
6) 6th most valued78.2
7) Least important11.2
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
464) Please list the following activities of a parish priest in order of their importance from your viewpoint. (Place a "1" in the space of the most important activity a "2" in the space of the next important, and so on until you have ranked all seven activities listed. - Celebrating Mass and the sacraments (PRACBSAC)
TOTAL%
1) Most valued6374.1
2) 2nd most valued1315.3
3) 3rd most valued67.1
4) 4th most valued11.2
5) 5th most valued11.2
6) 6th most valued11.2
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
465) Please list the following activities of a parish priest in order of their importance from your viewpoint. (Place a "1" in the space of the most important activity a "2" in the space of the next important, and so on until you have ranked all seven activities listed. - Visiting the sick and elderly (PRACCVIS)
TOTAL%
1) Most valued22.4
2) 2nd most valued78.2
3) 3rd most valued2731.8
4) 4th most valued2428.2
5) 5th most valued1821.2
6) 6th most valued78.2
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
466) Please list the following activities of a parish priest in order of their importance from your viewpoint. (Place a "1" in the space of the most important activity a "2" in the space of the next important, and so on until you have ranked all seven activities listed. - Leading the parish in projects to help the poor and minorities attain justice (PRACDPOR)
TOTAL%
1) Most valued44.7
2) 2nd most valued22.4
3) 3rd most valued55.9
4) 4th most valued1214.1
5) 5th most valued1618.8
6) 6th most valued2225.9
7) Least important2428.2
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
467) Please list the following activities of a parish priest in order of their importance from your viewpoint. (Place a "1" in the space of the most important activity a "2" in the space of the next important, and so on until you have ranked all seven activities listed. - Administering the parish, its organizations and finances (PRACEADM)
TOTAL%
1) Most valued33.5
2) 2nd most valued89.4
3) 3rd most valued910.6
4) 4th most valued1416.5
5) 5th most valued1214.1
6) 6th most valued1922.4
7) Least important2023.5
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
468) Please list the following activities of a parish priest in order of their importance from your viewpoint. (Place a "1" in the space of the most important activity a "2" in the space of the next important, and so on until you have ranked all seven activities listed. - Counseling those who are troubled (PRACFTRB)
TOTAL%
1) Most valued67.1
2) 2nd most valued1618.8
3) 3rd most valued2327.1
4) 4th most valued2225.9
5) 5th most valued1416.5
6) 6th most valued44.7
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
469) Please list the following activities of a parish priest in order of their importance from your viewpoint. (Place a "1" in the space of the most important activity a "2" in the space of the next important, and so on until you have ranked all seven activities listed. - Teaching in CCD or continuing education programs (PRACGCCD)
TOTAL%
3) 3rd most valued67.1
4) 4th most valued44.7
5) 5th most valued1214.1
6) 6th most valued2428.2
7) Least important3945.9
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
470) Please list the following activities of a parish priest as you think an average parishioner would rate their importance (Place a "1" in the space of the most important activity a "2" in the space of the next important, and so on until you have ranked all seven activities listed. - Preaching (PAACAPRE)
TOTAL%
1) Most valued78.3
2) 2nd most valued3339.3
3) 3rd most valued1619.0
4) 4th most valued910.7
5) 5th most valued1416.7
6) 6th most valued56.0
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
471) Please list the following activities of a parish priest as you think an average parishioner would rate their importance (Place a "1" in the space of the most important activity a "2" in the space of the next important, and so on until you have ranked all seven activities listed. - Celebrating Mass and the sacraments (PAACBSAC)
TOTAL%
1) Most valued6071.4
2) 2nd most valued1315.5
3) 3rd most valued44.8
4) 4th most valued44.8
5) 5th most valued11.2
6) 6th most valued22.4
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
472) Please list the following activities of a parish priest as you think an average parishioner would rate their importance (Place a "1" in the space of the most important activity a "2" in the space of the next important, and so on until you have ranked all seven activities listed. - Visiting the sick and elderly (PAACCVIS)
TOTAL%
2) 2nd most valued1517.9
3) 3rd most valued3035.7
4) 4th most valued1517.9
5) 5th most valued1517.9
6) 6th most valued78.3
7) Least important22.4
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
473) Please list the following activities of a parish priest as you think an average parishioner would rate their importance (Place a "1" in the space of the most important activity a "2" in the space of the next important, and so on until you have ranked all seven activities listed. - Leading the parish in projects to help the poor and minorities attain justice (PAACDPOR)
TOTAL%
1) Most valued22.4
2) 2nd most valued44.8
3) 3rd most valued56.0
4) 4th most valued67.1
5) 5th most valued89.5
6) 6th most valued1517.9
7) Least important4452.4
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
474) Please list the following activities of a parish priest as you think an average parishioner would rate their importance (Place a "1" in the space of the most important activity a "2" in the space of the next important, and so on until you have ranked all seven activities listed. - Administering the parish, its organizations and finances (PAACEADM)
TOTAL%
1) Most valued1113.3
2) 2nd most valued1214.5
3) 3rd most valued1315.7
4) 4th most valued1619.3
5) 5th most valued1113.3
6) 6th most valued1416.9
7) Least important67.2
Missing6 
TOTAL83100.0
475) Please list the following activities of a parish priest as you think an average parishioner would rate their importance (Place a "1" in the space of the most important activity a "2" in the space of the next important, and so on until you have ranked all seven activities listed. - Counseling those who are troubled (PAACFTRB)
TOTAL%
1) Most valued44.8
2) 2nd most valued78.3
3) 3rd most valued1416.7
4) 4th most valued2529.8
5) 5th most valued2226.2
6) 6th most valued910.7
7) Least important33.6
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
476) Please list the following activities of a parish priest as you think an average parishioner would rate their importance (Place a "1" in the space of the most important activity a "2" in the space of the next important, and so on until you have ranked all seven activities listed. - Teaching in CCD or continuing education programs (PAACGCCD)
TOTAL%
3) 3rd most valued22.4
4) 4th most valued910.7
5) 5th most valued1315.5
6) 6th most valued3238.1
7) Least important2833.3
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
477) When did you begin working in [this] parish in your present position? - Month (PARMONTH)
TOTAL%
1) 55.8
2) 22.3
3) 11.2
4) 22.3
5) 11.2
6) 89.3
7) 1011.6
8) 2529.1
9) 2427.9
10) 44.7
11) 11.2
12) 33.5
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
478) When did you begin working in [this] parish in your present position? - Year (PARYEAR2)
TOTAL%
53) 195311.2
58) 195811.2
66) 196611.2
68) 196811.2
69) 196922.3
70) 197011.2
71) 197111.2
72) 197211.2
74) 197411.2
75) 197544.7
76) 197655.8
77) 197755.8
78) 197844.7
79) 19791011.6
80) 19801011.6
81) 19811517.4
82) 19821011.6
83) 19831315.1
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
479) Did you ever previously work on the staff of this parish in any other capacity? (PREVWORK)
TOTAL%
0) No, No other position6879.1
1) Yes1820.9
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
480) In the box below, list the previous staff positions held in this parish, whether you were paid or unpaid, and the dates you held these positions. - First previous position (POSITIN1)
TOTAL%
1) Parish council chair22.4
4) Deacon11.2
5) Secretary, bookkeeper11.2
8) Pastoral associate22.4
10) Liturgy group, chair11.2
11) Liturgy group, member11.2
13) Organist/choir/canticle11.2
15) Choir, music member11.2
22) Principal, director of parish education22.4
23) Parish school teacher44.7
24) CCD, catechism teacher11.2
47) Janitor/maintenance11.2
49) Fund raising/finance11.2
88) Not applicable6677.6
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
481) In the box below, list the previous staff positions held in this parish, whether you were paid or unpaid, and the dates you held these positions. - Was first position paid? (POSPAID1)
TOTAL%
0) No, no other position78.2
1) Yes1112.9
8) Not applicable6778.8
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
482) In the box below, list the previous staff positions held in this parish, whether you were paid or unpaid, and the dates you held these positions. - Year began first previous position (POSBGN1)
TOTAL%
49) 194911.2
58) 195811.2
60) 196011.2
64) 196411.2
71) 197111.2
73) 197311.2
74) 197411.2
75) 197522.4
77) 197711.2
78) 197811.2
79) 197922.4
80) 198011.2
81) 198111.2
82) 198222.4
88) Not applicable6779.8
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
483) In the box below, list the previous staff positions held in this parish, whether you were paid or unpaid, and the dates you held these positions. - Year ended first previous position (POSEND1)
TOTAL%
52) 195211.2
62) 196211.2
69) 196911.2
72) 197211.2
76) 197622.4
77) 197711.2
78) 197811.2
80) 198011.2
81) 198111.2
82) 198211.2
83) 198356.0
84) 198411.2
88) Not applicable6779.8
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
484) In the box below, list the previous staff positions held in this parish, whether you were paid or unpaid, and the dates you held these positions. - Second previous position (POSITIN2)
TOTAL%
0) None, no other position1416.5
1) Parish council chair22.4
2) Parish council member11.2
24) CCD, catechism teacher11.2
88) Not applicable6778.8
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
485) In the box below, list the previous staff positions held in this parish, whether you were paid or unpaid, and the dates you held these positions. - Was second position paid? (POSPAID2)
TOTAL%
0) No, no other position1821.2
8) Not applicable6778.8
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
486) In the box below, list the previous staff positions held in this parish, whether you were paid or unpaid, and the dates you held these positions. - Year began second previous position (POSBGN2)
TOTAL%
72) 197211.2
77) 197711.2
81) 198111.2
82) 198211.2
88) Not applicable8195.3
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
487) In the box below, list the previous staff positions held in this parish, whether you were paid or unpaid, and the dates you held these positions. - Year ended second previous position (POSEND2)
TOTAL%
75) 197511.2
80) 198011.2
82) 198211.2
83) 198311.2
88) Not applicable8195.3
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
488) Presently, what formal position (or positions) do you hold in this parish? (e.g., are you Director of Religious education, principal of parish school, etc.) - Current position 1 (NOWPOS1)
TOTAL%
3) Associate or assistant pastor1112.8
4) Deacon22.3
5) Secretary, bookkeeper1517.4
6) Extraord. committee minister11.2
7) Parish administrator or business manager11.2
8) Pastoral associate33.5
9) Priest in residence33.5
10) Liturgy group, chair11.2
12) Liturgy/music head44.7
13) Organist/choir/canticle67.0
19) Usher, greeter11.2
22) Principal, director of parish education3034.9
23) Parish school teacher22.3
24) CCD, catechism teacher11.2
29) School business manager11.2
47) Janitor/maintenance11.2
51) Ministry to sick22.3
58) Marriage tribunal11.2
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
489) Presently, what formal position (or positions) do you hold in this parish? (e.g., are you Director of Religious education, principal of parish school, etc.) - Current position 2 (NOWPOS2)
TOTAL%
0) None, no other position7587.2
4) Deacon11.2
12) Liturgy/music head11.2
13) Organist/choir/canticle11.2
23) Parish school teacher11.2
27) Participant in Bible study11.2
35) Divorced/single parent member11.2
44) Youth ministry/Scouts/ CYO11.2
50) Charity/poor help11.2
51) Ministry to sick11.2
57) Counseling ministry11.2
80) Parish communication11.2
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
490) Presently, what formal position (or positions) do you hold in this parish? (e.g., are you Director of Religious education, principal of parish school, etc.) - Current position 3 (NOWPOS3)
TOTAL%
0) None, no other position8497.7
23) Parish school teacher11.2
47) Janitor/maintenance11.2
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
491) Give a brief description of the responsibilities and requirements associated with this position. In particular, please indicate how much decision-making authority you have and what degree of control you have over the budget you administer, if any. - Budget control (RESPBUDG)
TOTAL%
0) No3950.0
1) Yes3950.0
Missing11 
TOTAL78100.0
492) Give a brief description of the responsibilities and requirements associated with this position. In particular, please indicate how much decision-making authority you have and what degree of control you have over the budget you administer, if any. - Authority over clerical management (RESPSECY)
TOTAL%
0) No4050.0
1) Yes4050.0
Missing9 
TOTAL80100.0
493) Give a brief description of the responsibilities and requirements associated with this position. In particular, please indicate how much decision-making authority you have and what degree of control you have over the budget you administer, if any. - Authority over financial management (RESPFINC)
TOTAL%
0) No3948.8
1) Yes4151.3
Missing9 
TOTAL80100.0
494) Give a brief description of the responsibilities and requirements associated with this position. In particular, please indicate how much decision-making authority you have and what degree of control you have over the budget you administer, if any. - Authority to staff committees (RESPSTAF)
TOTAL%
0) No4455.0
1) Yes3645.0
Missing9 
TOTAL80100.0
495) Give a brief description of the responsibilities and requirements associated with this position. In particular, please indicate how much decision-making authority you have and what degree of control you have over the budget you administer, if any. - Authority to represent pastor (RESPPAST)
TOTAL%
0) No5670.0
1) Yes2430.0
Missing9 
TOTAL80100.0
496) Give a brief description of the responsibilities and requirements associated with this position. In particular, please indicate how much decision-making authority you have and what degree of control you have over the budget you administer, if any. - Authority to plan liturgies (RESPLITY)
TOTAL%
0) No4961.3
1) Yes3138.8
Missing9 
TOTAL80100.0
497) Give a brief description of the responsibilities and requirements associated with this position. In particular, please indicate how much decision-making authority you have and what degree of control you have over the budget you administer, if any. - Authority to lead liturgies (RESPLEAD)
TOTAL%
0) No5670.0
1) Yes2430.0
Missing9 
TOTAL80100.0
498) Give a brief description of the responsibilities and requirements associated with this position. In particular, please indicate how much decision-making authority you have and what degree of control you have over the budget you administer, if any. - Authority to preach/homilize (RESPPREA)
TOTAL%
0) No6783.8
1) Yes1316.3
Missing9 
TOTAL80100.0
499) Give a brief description of the responsibilities and requirements associated with this position. In particular, please indicate how much decision-making authority you have and what degree of control you have over the budget you administer, if any. - Other formal role at liturgies (RESPOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) No6885.0
1) Yes1215.0
Missing9 
TOTAL80100.0
500) Give a brief description of the responsibilities and requirements associated with this position. In particular, please indicate how much decision-making authority you have and what degree of control you have over the budget you administer, if any. - Responsible for sacramental preparation (RESPSACP)
TOTAL%
0) No6075.0
1) Yes2025.0
Missing9 
TOTAL80100.0
501) Give a brief description of the responsibilities and requirements associated with this position. In particular, please indicate how much decision-making authority you have and what degree of control you have over the budget you administer, if any. - Religious education director (RESPEDDR)
TOTAL%
0) No6075.0
1) Yes2025.0
Missing9 
TOTAL80100.0
502) Give a brief description of the responsibilities and requirements associated with this position. In particular, please indicate how much decision-making authority you have and what degree of control you have over the budget you administer, if any. - Religious education teacher (RESPEDTC)
TOTAL%
0) No6378.8
1) Yes1721.3
Missing9 
TOTAL80100.0
503) Give a brief description of the responsibilities and requirements associated with this position. In particular, please indicate how much decision-making authority you have and what degree of control you have over the budget you administer, if any. - Responsible for counseling (RESPCOUN)
TOTAL%
0) No6783.8
1) Yes1316.3
Missing9 
TOTAL80100.0
504) Give a brief description of the responsibilities and requirements associated with this position. In particular, please indicate how much decision-making authority you have and what degree of control you have over the budget you administer, if any. - Responsible for youth ministry (RESPMINY)
TOTAL%
0) No7290.0
1) Yes810.0
Missing9 
TOTAL80100.0
505) Give a brief description of the responsibilities and requirements associated with this position. In particular, please indicate how much decision-making authority you have and what degree of control you have over the budget you administer, if any. - Responsible for ministry to the elderly (RESPMINO)
TOTAL%
0) No7492.5
1) Yes67.5
Missing9 
TOTAL80100.0
506) Give a brief description of the responsibilities and requirements associated with this position. In particular, please indicate how much decision-making authority you have and what degree of control you have over the budget you administer, if any. - Responsible for social ministry (RESPSOCM)
TOTAL%
0) No7998.8
1) Yes11.3
Missing9 
TOTAL80100.0
507) Give a brief description of the responsibilities and requirements associated with this position. In particular, please indicate how much decision-making authority you have and what degree of control you have over the budget you administer, if any. - Responsible for parish renewal (RESPRENW)
TOTAL%
0) No7695.0
1) Yes45.0
Missing9 
TOTAL80100.0
508) Describe how you came to serve the parish in your present position (e.g., my religious order assigned me to the position; I was asked to apply by Father Schmidt; I was doing volunteer work for the parish when the parish council turned it into a paid staff position). (APPOINTD)
TOTAL%
1) Assigned by bishop89.1
2) Assigned by order1618.2
3) Recruited by pastor2629.5
4) Recruited by staff78.0
5) Applied for position2528.4
6) Volunteer position to paid33.4
7) Part-time to full-time22.3
8) Active in renewal11.1
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
509) Were you living in this parish when you were appointed (or hired) to your present position? (LIVEHIRE)
TOTAL%
0) No5865.2
1) Yes3134.8
TOTAL89100.0
510) Who actually made your appointment or hired you? (e.g., Father Schmidt, my superior, the principal, the parish council president.) (WHOHIRED)
TOTAL%
1) Bishop1011.4
2) Pastor4450.0
3) Order superior1415.9
4) Pastor or associate1415.9
5) Principal11.1
6) Other staff11.1
7) Parish council44.5
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
511) With so many competing demands placed on our time, it's often difficult to get involved in many activities, committees, auxiliaries, or ministries in a parish. For what types of such activities have you been able to find time? - Activity 1 (PARACT1)
TOTAL%
0) None, no other position1820.2
2) Parish council member1213.5
10) Liturgy group, chair11.1
11) Liturgy group, member89.0
12) Liturgy/music head11.1
15) Choir, music member11.1
16) Eucharistic minister66.7
18) Homilist/lector/reader33.4
21) Education group, member44.5
22) Principal, director of parish education11.1
24) CCD, catechism teacher22.2
25) Discussion leader11.1
27) Participant in Bible study33.4
31) Non-charismatic participant33.4
33) Renew Participant33.4
38) Spiritual growth member22.2
39) Church social participant44.5
41) Sodality, women's club44.5
42) Knights of Columbus/Holy Name/Men11.1
44) Youth ministry/Scouts/ CYO22.2
46) Seniors group/social22.2
49) Fund raising/finance22.2
50) Charity/poor help11.1
51) Ministry to sick33.4
55) Ministry to retarded11.1
TOTAL89100.0
512) With so many competing demands placed on our time, it's often difficult to get involved in many activities, committees, auxiliaries, or ministries in a parish. For what types of such activities have you been able to find time? - Activity 2 (PARACT2)
TOTAL%
0) None, no other position4044.9
1) Parish council chair11.1
2) Parish council member22.2
11) Liturgy group, member55.6
15) Choir, music member11.1
16) Eucharistic minister22.2
17) Alter/bread prepare/server11.1
21) Education group, member33.4
23) Parish school teacher22.2
24) CCD, catechism teacher22.2
27) Participant in Bible study44.5
28) P.T.O. member22.2
30) Evangelism member11.1
33) Renew Participant22.2
34) Pre-Cana Participant22.2
36) Ecumenism participant11.1
39) Church social participant33.4
41) Sodality, women's club55.6
42) Knights of Columbus/Holy Name/Men22.2
44) Youth ministry/Scouts/ CYO11.1
49) Fund raising/finance33.4
51) Ministry to sick33.4
52) Neighborhood kitchen11.1
TOTAL89100.0
513) With so many competing demands placed on our time, it's often difficult to get involved in many activities, committees, auxiliaries, or ministries in a parish. For what types of such activities have you been able to find time? - Activity 3 (PARACT3)
TOTAL%
0) None, no other position4853.9
2) Parish council member55.6
11) Liturgy group, member44.5
15) Choir, music member11.1
16) Eucharistic minister55.6
17) Alter/bread prepare/server22.2
18) Homilist/lector/reader11.1
21) Education group, member11.1
24) CCD, catechism teacher22.2
27) Participant in Bible study33.4
31) Non-charismatic participant11.1
36) Ecumenism participant11.1
39) Church social participant33.4
41) Sodality, women's club22.2
42) Knights of Columbus/Holy Name/Men22.2
43) Athletic/recreational11.1
50) Charity/poor help22.2
51) Ministry to sick33.4
70) Building committee11.1
80) Parish communication11.1
TOTAL89100.0
514) With so many competing demands placed on our time, it's often difficult to get involved in many activities, committees, auxiliaries, or ministries in a parish. For what types of such activities have you been able to find time? - Activity 4 (PARACT4)
TOTAL%
0) None, no other position6674.2
2) Parish council member22.2
11) Liturgy group, member44.5
16) Eucharistic minister11.1
18) Homilist/lector/reader11.1
21) Education group, member11.1
22) Principal, director of parish education11.1
24) CCD, catechism teacher11.1
27) Participant in Bible study11.1
31) Non-charismatic participant11.1
39) Church social participant11.1
41) Sodality, women's club22.2
48) Bingo11.1
49) Fund raising/finance22.2
50) Charity/poor help22.2
51) Ministry to sick11.1
80) Parish communication11.1
TOTAL89100.0
515) With so many competing demands placed on our time, it's often difficult to get involved in many activities, committees, auxiliaries, or ministries in a parish. For what types of such activities have you been able to find time? - Activity 5 (PARACT5)
TOTAL%
0) None, no other position7483.1
2) Parish council member11.1
5) Secretary, bookkeeper11.1
15) Choir, music member11.1
16) Eucharistic minister11.1
28) P.T.O. member11.1
31) Non-charismatic participant11.1
33) Renew Participant11.1
34) Pre-Cana Participant11.1
39) Church social participant22.2
44) Youth ministry/Scouts/ CYO11.1
45) Singles group/social11.1
49) Fund raising/finance11.1
50) Charity/poor help11.1
51) Ministry to sick11.1
TOTAL89100.0
516) With so many competing demands placed on our time, it's often difficult to get involved in many activities, committees, auxiliaries, or ministries in a parish. For what types of such activities have you been able to find time? - Activity 6 (PARACT6)
TOTAL%
0) None, no other position8393.3
11) Liturgy group, member11.1
24) CCD, catechism teacher22.2
27) Participant in Bible study11.1
43) Athletic/recreational11.1
46) Seniors group/social11.1
TOTAL89100.0
517) With so many competing demands placed on our time, it's often difficult to get involved in many activities, committees, auxiliaries, or ministries in a parish. For the activities previously listed, on the average, about how many hours per month do you participate in each? - Hours spent on first parish activity (PARHRS1)
TOTAL%
0) 1921.8
1) 910.3
2) 1618.4
3) 1112.6
4) 55.7
5) 55.7
6) 44.6
8) 44.6
9) 22.3
10) 44.6
13) 11.1
14) 11.1
15) 22.3
20) 22.3
25) 11.1
36) 11.1
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
518) With so many competing demands placed on our time, it's often difficult to get involved in many activities, committees, auxiliaries, or ministries in a parish. For the activities previously listed, on the average, about how many hours per month do you participate in each? - Hours spent on parish second activity (PARHRS2)
TOTAL%
0) 4146.6
1) 33.4
2) 1314.8
3) 89.1
4) 66.8
5) 22.3
6) 33.4
7) 11.1
8) 22.3
9) 33.4
10) 11.1
12) 33.4
28) 11.1
30) 11.1
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
519) With so many competing demands placed on our time, it's often difficult to get involved in many activities, committees, auxiliaries, or ministries in a parish. For the activities previously listed, on the average, about how many hours per month do you participate in each? - Hours spent on parish third activity (PARHRS3)
TOTAL%
0) 4955.1
1) 55.6
2) 1820.2
3) 22.2
4) 55.6
5) 11.1
6) 11.1
7) 11.1
8) 33.4
10) 11.1
12) 11.1
13) 11.1
16) 11.1
TOTAL89100.0
520) With so many competing demands placed on our time, it's often difficult to get involved in many activities, committees, auxiliaries, or ministries in a parish. For the activities previously listed, on the average, about how many hours per month do you participate in each? - Hours spent on parish fourth activity (PARHRS4)
TOTAL%
0) 6674.2
1) 55.6
2) 66.7
3) 66.7
4) 11.1
5) 22.2
8) 11.1
10) 11.1
15) 11.1
TOTAL89100.0
521) With so many competing demands placed on our time, it's often difficult to get involved in many activities, committees, auxiliaries, or ministries in a parish. For the activities previously listed, on the average, about how many hours per month do you participate in each? - Hours spent on parish fifth activity (PARHRS5)
TOTAL%
0) 7483.1
1) 33.4
2) 44.5
3) 11.1
4) 11.1
6) 22.2
8) 22.2
9) 11.1
19) 11.1
TOTAL89100.0
522) With so many competing demands placed on our time, it's often difficult to get involved in many activities, committees, auxiliaries, or ministries in a parish. For the activities previously listed, on the average, about how many hours per month do you participate in each? - Hours spent on parish sixth activity (PARHRS6)
TOTAL%
0) 8393.3
1) 11.1
2) 22.2
4) 33.4
TOTAL89100.0
523) How much of a feeling of community is there in this parish? (FEELCOMM)
TOTAL%
2) The parish shows some feeling of community.3438.6
3) The parish shows a strong feeling of community.5461.4
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
524) Are there any alienated or "marginal" groups within this parish? (GROUPMRG)
TOTAL%
0) No3944.8
1) Yes4855.2
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
525) Describe any alienated or "marginal" groups within this parish. - Group 1 (MRGGRP1)
TOTAL%
0) No such group3744.6
1) Clique control group910.8
2) Alienated from divisive laws67.2
3) Traditionalists89.6
4) Progressives11.2
5) Ethnic, minority67.2
6) Youths44.8
7) Charismatics33.6
8) Newcomers, singles910.8
Missing6 
TOTAL83100.0
526) Describe any alienated or "marginal" groups within this parish. - Group 2 (MRGGRP2)
TOTAL%
0) No such group6983.1
4) Progressives11.2
5) Ethnic, minority11.2
6) Youths33.6
7) Charismatics11.2
8) Newcomers, singles89.6
Missing6 
TOTAL83100.0
527) Are there any identifiable "communities" within the parish (e.g., base communities, mini-parishes, ethnic or regional groupings, etc.)? (IDGROUP)
TOTAL%
0) No5764.8
1) Yes3135.2
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
528) Describe the identifiable "communities" within the parish. - Group 1 (IDGRP1)
TOTAL%
0) No communities5765.5
1) Movements1517.2
2) Ethnic, racial group55.7
3) Traditionalists11.1
5) School parents11.1
6) Different groups for Masses11.1
7) Functional community44.6
8) Cliques who control33.4
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
529) Describe the identifiable "communities" within the parish. - Group 2 (IDGRP2)
TOTAL%
0) No communities7282.8
1) Movements89.2
2) Ethnic, racial group22.3
4) Progressives11.1
5) School parents11.1
7) Functional community22.3
8) Cliques who control11.1
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
530) In your judgment, how much do the various parishes in your community differ from one another? (PRSHDIFF)
TOTAL%
1) No other Catholic parishes are located in our town.1213.8
2) There are major basic differences among the parishes.2731.0
3) There are minor basic differences among parishes.1719.5
4) There are really no basic differences among parishes.1416.1
5) I have no idea about the extent of differences.1719.5
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
531) What kinds of differences did you have in mind between the parishes in your community? - First difference mentioned (PARDIFF1)
TOTAL%
1) Ethnicity, etc.89.8
2) Class, etc.56.1
3) Parish size33.7
5) Liturgy style2024.4
6) School56.1
7) Shared responsibility11.2
8) Not applicable4048.8
Missing7 
TOTAL82100.0
532) What kinds of differences did you have in mind between the parishes in your community? - Second difference mentioned (PARDIFF2)
TOTAL%
0) No differences1417.1
1) Ethnicity, etc.22.4
2) Class, etc.44.9
3) Parish size11.2
4) Staff size11.2
5) Liturgy style1214.6
6) School33.7
7) Shared responsibility56.1
8) Not applicable4048.8
Missing7 
TOTAL82100.0
533) How upsetting would it be for you if you had to move and were forced to leave this parish? (PRSHUPST)
TOTAL%
1) Very upsetting3236.4
2) Mildly upsetting3438.6
3) Not very upsetting1517.0
4) Not upsetting at all78.0
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
534) Why would you or wouldn't you be upset? (e.g., because you would miss your work, because of positive or negative personal relationships, etc.) - Reason 1 (WHYUPST1)
TOTAL%
3) Cities are the same33.5
4) Liturgy program the same11.2
6) Ministries the same22.4
11) Other people better11.2
12) Other staff better22.4
13) Dislike this city11.2
21) No better people1720.0
22) No better staff33.5
23) Attached to place1214.1
24) No better liturgy33.5
26) No better ministry11.2
27) Keep family together11.2
28) Feel a mission here67.1
29) Enjoy the work1821.2
31) Need change11.2
33) Trust God33.5
34) Afraid of change22.4
35) Go where assigned78.2
40) Feel unqualified11.2
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
535) Why would you or wouldn't you be upset? (e.g., because you would miss your work, because of positive or negative personal relationships, etc.) - Reason 2 (WHYUPST2)
TOTAL%
0) No reasons, no other reasons3945.9
1) Parishes are the same11.2
3) Cities are the same11.2
12) Other staff better11.2
19) Too many demands11.2
21) No better people910.6
22) No better staff910.6
23) Attached to place33.5
24) No better liturgy22.4
26) No better ministry33.5
27) Keep family together22.4
28) Feel a mission here33.5
29) Enjoy the work22.4
32) Need new direction22.4
33) Trust God11.2
35) Go where assigned67.1
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0
536) Does this parish encourage unchurched and/or inactive Catholics to become members or become active in the parish? - Unchurched (CATHUNCH)
TOTAL%
1) No efforts have been made to do this.1620.3
2) Some efforts have been made to do this.2936.7
3) Continuing efforts have been made to do this.3443.0
Missing10 
TOTAL79100.0
537) Does this parish encourage unchurched and/or inactive Catholics to become members or become active in the parish? - Inactive Catholics (CATHINAC)
TOTAL%
1) No efforts have been made to do this.1417.1
2) Some efforts have been made to do this.3239.0
3) Continuing efforts have been made to do this.3643.9
Missing7 
TOTAL82100.0
538) What kind of efforts have been made to encourage the unchurched and/or inactive Catholics to become members or become active in the parish? - First (EFFORTS1)
TOTAL%
1) Evangelization new1215.4
2) Evangelization old1012.8
3) Renew, prayer meeting79.0
4) Sacramental preparation11.3
5) RCIA, inquiry class2126.9
6) Contact through schools33.8
7) Ecumenical invitation1012.8
8) Not applicable1417.9
Missing11 
TOTAL78100.0
539) What kind of efforts have been made to encourage the unchurched and/or inactive Catholics to become members or become active in the parish? - Second (EFFORTS2)
TOTAL%
0) No efforts, no other efforts made2835.9
1) Evangelization new11.3
2) Evangelization old45.1
3) Renew, prayer meeting56.4
5) RCIA, inquiry class1417.9
7) Ecumenical invitation1215.4
8) Not applicable1417.9
Missing11 
TOTAL78100.0
540) Parishes and pastors differ greatly in their use of parish staff meetings and parish council meetings. Some have neither; some have both. We would like brief descriptions of each in this parish. Parish staff meetings: Does the parish staff hold meetings? How often? Who chairs the meetings? What kinds of topics are usually discussed? What do you or the chair do to make these meetings more productive? - Frequency (STFFREQ)
TOTAL%
0) Never1419.2
1) Rarely79.6
2) Occasionally811.0
3) 1 to 2 times a month3243.8
4) Weekly or more1216.4
Missing16 
TOTAL73100.0
541) Parishes and pastors differ greatly in their use of parish staff meetings and parish council meetings. Some have neither; some have both. We would like brief descriptions of each in this parish. Parish staff meetings: Does the parish staff hold meetings? How often? Who chairs the meetings? What kinds of topics are usually discussed? What do you or the chair do to make these meetings more productive? - Chair (STFCHAIR)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor3351.6
2) Other1828.1
8) Not applicable1320.3
Missing25 
TOTAL64100.0
542) Parishes and pastors differ greatly in their use of parish staff meetings and parish council meetings. Some have neither; some have both. We would like brief descriptions of each in this parish. Parish staff meetings: Does the parish staff hold meetings? How often? Who chairs the meetings? What kinds of topics are usually discussed? What do you or the chair do to make these meetings more productive? - Pastor reporting (STFCNA)
TOTAL%
0) Not mentioned1117.5
1) Mentioned3961.9
8) No staff1320.6
Missing26 
TOTAL63100.0
543) Parishes and pastors differ greatly in their use of parish staff meetings and parish council meetings. Some have neither; some have both. We would like brief descriptions of each in this parish. Parish staff meetings: Does the parish staff hold meetings? How often? Who chairs the meetings? What kinds of topics are usually discussed? What do you or the chair do to make these meetings more productive? - Staff reporting (STFCNB)
TOTAL%
0) Not mentioned1422.2
1) Mentioned3657.1
8) No staff1320.6
Missing26 
TOTAL63100.0
544) Parishes and pastors differ greatly in their use of parish staff meetings and parish council meetings. Some have neither; some have both. We would like brief descriptions of each in this parish. Parish staff meetings: Does the parish staff hold meetings? How often? Who chairs the meetings? What kinds of topics are usually discussed? What do you or the chair do to make these meetings more productive? - Reporting/problem solving (STFCNC)
TOTAL%
0) Not mentioned1523.8
1) Mentioned3555.6
8) No staff1320.6
Missing26 
TOTAL63100.0
545) Parishes and pastors differ greatly in their use of parish staff meetings and parish council meetings. Some have neither; some have both. We would like brief descriptions of each in this parish. Parish staff meetings: Does the parish staff hold meetings? How often? Who chairs the meetings? What kinds of topics are usually discussed? What do you or the chair do to make these meetings more productive? - Reporting, problem solving, planning (STFCND)
TOTAL%
0) Not mentioned1422.2
1) Mentioned3657.1
8) No staff1320.6
Missing26 
TOTAL63100.0
546) Parishes and pastors differ greatly in their use of parish staff meetings and parish council meetings. Some have neither; some have both. We would like brief descriptions of each in this parish. Parish council meetings: Do you have a parish council? How many people are on it, how are they chosen, what is the normal turnover? Are you or other parish staff members also on it? How often does it hold meetings? Who chairs the meetings? What kinds of topics are usually discussed? What do you or the chair do to make those meetings more productive? - Existence (CNLCON)
TOTAL%
0) No, never had a parish council33.7
1) No, had a parish council once67.3
2) No, forming a parish council11.2
3) No, have other mechanism33.7
4) Yes, have a parish council6984.1
Missing7 
TOTAL82100.0
547) Parishes and pastors differ greatly in their use of parish staff meetings and parish council meetings. Some have neither; some have both. We would like brief descriptions of each in this parish. Parish council meetings: Do you have a parish council? How many people are on it, how are they chosen, what is the normal turnover? Are you or other parish staff members also on it? How often does it hold meetings? Who chairs the meetings? What kinds of topics are usually discussed? What do you or the chair do to make those meetings more productive? - Frequency (CNLFREQ)
TOTAL%
0) Never46.1
2) Every 4-6 weeks11.5
3) Every 2-3 months69.1
4) Monthly4771.2
5) More than monthly23.0
8) No council69.1
Missing23 
TOTAL66100.0
548) Parishes and pastors differ greatly in their use of parish staff meetings and parish council meetings. Some have neither; some have both. We would like brief descriptions of each in this parish. Parish council meetings: Do you have a parish council? How many people are on it, how are they chosen, what is the normal turnover? Are you or other parish staff members also on it? How often does it hold meetings? Who chairs the meetings? What kinds of topics are usually discussed? What do you or the chair do to make those meetings more productive? - Membership (CNLMEM)
TOTAL%
1) Elected only2231.4
2) Elected and appointed1115.7
3) Elected, appointed and ex officio45.7
4) Elected and ex officio1825.7
5) Appointed only34.3
6) Appointed and ex officio11.4
8) No council1115.7
Missing19 
TOTAL70100.0
549) Parishes and pastors differ greatly in their use of parish staff meetings and parish council meetings. Some have neither; some have both. We would like brief descriptions of each in this parish. Parish council meetings: Do you have a parish council? How many people are on it, how are they chosen, what is the normal turnover? Are you or other parish staff members also on it? How often does it hold meetings? Who chairs the meetings? What kinds of topics are usually discussed? What do you or the chair do to make those meetings more productive? - Pastor reporting (CNLCNA)
TOTAL%
0) Not mentioned1319.1
1) Mentioned4464.7
8) No council1116.2
Missing21 
TOTAL68100.0
550) Parishes and pastors differ greatly in their use of parish staff meetings and parish council meetings. Some have neither; some have both. We would like brief descriptions of each in this parish. Parish council meetings: Do you have a parish council? How many people are on it, how are they chosen, what is the normal turnover? Are you or other parish staff members also on it? How often does it hold meetings? Who chairs the meetings? What kinds of topics are usually discussed? What do you or the chair do to make those meetings more productive? - All/Staff reporting (CNLCNB)
TOTAL%
0) Not mentioned1522.1
1) Mentioned4261.8
8) No council1116.2
Missing21 
TOTAL68100.0
551) Parishes and pastors differ greatly in their use of parish staff meetings and parish council meetings. Some have neither; some have both. We would like brief descriptions of each in this parish. Parish council meetings: Do you have a parish council? How many people are on it, how are they chosen, what is the normal turnover? Are you or other parish staff members also on it? How often does it hold meetings? Who chairs the meetings? What kinds of topics are usually discussed? What do you or the chair do to make those meetings more productive? - Planning (CNLCNC)
TOTAL%
0) Not mentioned1319.1
1) Mentioned4464.7
8) No council1116.2
Missing21 
TOTAL68100.0
552) Parishes and pastors differ greatly in their use of parish staff meetings and parish council meetings. Some have neither; some have both. We would like brief descriptions of each in this parish. Parish council meetings: Do you have a parish council? How many people are on it, how are they chosen, what is the normal turnover? Are you or other parish staff members also on it? How often does it hold meetings? Who chairs the meetings? What kind of topics are usually discussed? What do you or the chair do to make those meetings more productive? - Informing/ND reflections (CNLCND)
TOTAL%
0) Not mentioned913.2
1) Mentioned4870.6
8) No council1116.2
Missing21 
TOTAL68100.0
553) Parishes and pastors differ greatly in their use of parish staff meetings and parish council meetings. Some have neither; some have both. We would like brief descriptions of each in this parish. Parish council meetings: Do you have a parish council? How many people are on it, how are they chosen, what is the normal turnover? Are you or other parish staff members also on it? How often does it hold meetings? Who chairs the meetings? What kinds of topics are usually discussed? What do you or the chair do to make those meetings more productive? - Administration/finance (CNLCNE)
TOTAL%
0) Not mentioned1217.6
1) Mentioned4566.2
8) No council1116.2
Missing21 
TOTAL68100.0
554) In general, who normally makes most of the final decisions about the following? - Parish finances (DECIAFIN)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor2731.0
2) Parish council89.2
3) Parish council and pastor3540.2
4) Parish staff and pastor66.9
5) Staff, council and pastor1011.5
6) Staff, committee and pastor11.1
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
555) In general, who normally makes most of the final decisions about the following? - parish school (DECIBSCL)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor914.1
2) Parish council11.6
3) Parish council and pastor1117.2
4) Parish staff and pastor1117.2
5) Staff, council and pastor914.1
6) Staff, committee and pastor1320.3
7) Appropriate committee46.3
8) Other69.4
Missing25 
TOTAL64100.0
556) In general, who normally makes most of the final decisions about the following? - Parish organizations (DECICORG)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor1518.1
2) Parish council89.6
3) Parish council and pastor2530.1
4) Parish staff and pastor1214.5
5) Staff, council and pastor1113.3
6) Staff, committee and pastor67.2
7) Appropriate committee33.6
8) Other33.6
Missing6 
TOTAL83100.0
557) In general, who normally makes most of the final decisions about the following? - Parish social activities (DECIDACT)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor1011.9
2) Parish council1214.3
3) Parish council and pastor2226.2
4) Parish staff and pastor1315.5
5) Staff, council and pastor1315.5
6) Staff, committee and pastor67.1
7) Appropriate committee78.3
8) Other11.2
Missing5 
TOTAL84100.0
558) In general, who normally makes most of the final decisions about the following? - Liturgical practices (DECIELIT)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor2023.0
2) Parish council22.3
3) Parish council and pastor910.3
4) Parish staff and pastor3236.8
5) Staff, council and pastor1011.5
6) Staff, committee and pastor44.6
7) Appropriate committee89.2
8) Other22.3
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
559) In general, who normally makes most of the final decisions about the following? - Social action programs (DECIFSOC)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor1012.8
2) Parish council810.3
3) Parish council and pastor1823.1
4) Parish staff and pastor1417.9
5) Staff, council and pastor1417.9
6) Staff, committee and pastor56.4
7) Appropriate committee56.4
8) Other45.1
Missing11 
TOTAL78100.0
560) Even among the most tightly-knit parish councils, certain conflicts occur from time to time. When such conflicts occur among the staff or in the parish council, how are they handled? - Conflict location, leadership (PCCONF)
TOTAL%
0) No conflicts1726.6
1) Initiated locally in the council1421.9
2) Initiated in diocese in council11.6
3) Pastor vs. council69.4
4) Pastor vs. staff1117.2
5) Staff vs. council914.1
6) Anyone vs. committee69.4
Missing25 
TOTAL64100.0
561) Even among the most tightly-knit parish councils, certain conflicts occur from time to time. When such conflicts occur among the staff or in the parish council, how are they handled? - How is conflict resolved? (PCRESL)
TOTAL%
0) No conflicts1625.0
1) Resolved1320.3
2) Pastor wins1421.9
3) Council wins46.3
4) Reflect on issues23.1
5) Conflict grows914.1
6) Pray23.1
7) Other46.3
Missing25 
TOTAL64100.0
562) All staff members know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others are. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? List the names (and positions in the parish organization, if applicable) of the ten persons to whom you would turn most frequently. - First leadership position (INFLLD1)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor3855.1
2) Other clergy staff45.8
3) Other paid staff913.0
4) Volunteer leader57.2
5) Parish council chair57.2
6) Parish committee chair45.8
7) Parish council11.4
8) Other board chair34.3
Missing20 
TOTAL69100.0
563) All staff members know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others are. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? List the names (and positions in the parish organization, if applicable) of the ten persons to whom you would turn most frequently. - Second leadership position (INFLLD2)
TOTAL%
0) No other leader mentioned45.8
1) Pastor34.3
2) Other clergy staff1318.8
3) Other paid staff1927.5
4) Volunteer leader45.8
5) Parish council chair913.0
6) Parish committee chair68.7
7) Parish council34.3
8) Other board chair811.6
Missing20 
TOTAL69100.0
564) All staff members know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others are. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? List the names (and positions in the parish organization, if applicable) of the ten persons to whom you would turn most frequently. - Third leadership position (INFLLD3)
TOTAL%
0) No other leader mentioned913.0
1) Pastor22.9
2) Other clergy staff1014.5
3) Other paid staff1724.6
4) Volunteer leader1014.5
5) Parish council chair11.4
6) Parish committee chair811.6
7) Parish council45.8
8) Other board chair811.6
Missing20 
TOTAL69100.0
565) All staff members know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others are. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? List the names (and positions in the parish organization, if applicable) of the ten persons to whom you would turn most frequently. - Fourth leadership position (INFLLD4)
TOTAL%
0) No other leader mentioned1522.1
1) Pastor11.5
2) Other clergy staff68.8
3) Other paid staff1116.2
4) Volunteer leader1319.1
5) Parish council chair57.4
6) Parish committee chair811.8
7) Parish council11.5
8) Other board chair811.8
Missing21 
TOTAL68100.0
566) All staff members know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others are. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? List the names (and positions in the parish organization, if applicable) of the ten persons to whom you would turn most frequently. - Fifth leadership position (INFLLD5)
TOTAL%
0) No other leader mentioned1826.1
1) Pastor11.4
2) Other clergy staff34.3
3) Other paid staff913.0
4) Volunteer leader1927.5
5) Parish council chair68.7
6) Parish committee chair11.4
7) Parish council34.3
8) Other board chair913.0
Missing20 
TOTAL69100.0
567) All staff members know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others are. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? List the names (and positions in the parish organization, if applicable) of the ten persons to whom you would turn most frequently. - Sixth leadership position (INFLLD6)
TOTAL%
0) No other leader mentioned2637.7
1) Pastor22.9
2) Other clergy staff11.4
3) Other paid staff1115.9
4) Volunteer leader1318.8
5) Parish council chair11.4
6) Parish committee chair811.6
7) Parish council11.4
8) Other board chair68.7
Missing20 
TOTAL69100.0
568) All staff members know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others are. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? List the names (and positions in the parish organization, if applicable) of the ten persons to whom you would turn most frequently. - Seventh leadership position (INFLLD7)
TOTAL%
0) No other leader mentioned2840.6
2) Other clergy staff22.9
3) Other paid staff1115.9
4) Volunteer leader1420.3
5) Parish council chair11.4
6) Parish committee chair45.8
7) Parish council34.3
8) Other board chair68.7
Missing20 
TOTAL69100.0
569) All staff members know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others are. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? List the names (and positions in the parish organization, if applicable) of the ten persons to whom you would turn most frequently. - Eighth leadership position (INFLLD8)
TOTAL%
0) No other leader mentioned3246.4
2) Other clergy staff11.4
3) Other paid staff811.6
4) Volunteer leader1826.1
5) Parish council chair11.4
6) Parish committee chair34.3
7) Parish council11.4
8) Other board chair57.2
Missing20 
TOTAL69100.0
570) All staff members know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others are. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? List the names (and positions in the parish organization, if applicable) of the ten persons to whom you would turn most frequently. - Ninth leadership position (INFLLD9)
TOTAL%
0) No other leader mentioned3550.7
1) Pastor11.4
2) Other clergy staff11.4
3) Other paid staff710.1
4) Volunteer leader1420.3
5) Parish council chair11.4
6) Parish committee chair45.8
7) Parish council11.4
8) Other board chair57.2
Missing20 
TOTAL69100.0
571) All staff members know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others are. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? List the names (and positions in the parish organization, if applicable) of the ten persons to whom you would turn most frequently. - Tenth leadership position (INFLLD10)
TOTAL%
0) No other leader mentioned3550.7
2) Other clergy staff11.4
3) Other paid staff68.7
4) Volunteer leader1623.2
6) Parish committee chair34.3
7) Parish council22.9
8) Other board chair68.7
Missing20 
TOTAL69100.0
572) For the ten persons to whom you would turn most frequently to help you convince others of the wisdom of a change in your parish, list the program areas in which they would be most influential (e.g., school, change in liturgical setting, debt retirement fund, etc.) - Leader one, first area of influence (PRG1I1)
TOTAL%
0) No other, missing data22.2
1) Liturgy, music1213.5
2) Religious education55.6
3) School77.9
4) Counseling33.4
7) Finances, legal77.9
9) General program5359.6
TOTAL89100.0
573) For the ten persons to whom you would turn most frequently to help you convince others of the wisdom of a change in your parish, list the program areas in which they would be most influential (e.g., school, change in liturgical setting, debt retirement fund, etc.) - Leader one, second area of influence (PRG1I2)
TOTAL%
0) No other, missing data5764.0
1) Liturgy, music33.4
2) Religious education11.1
3) School11.1
4) Counseling22.2
7) Finances, legal11.1
9) General program2427.0
TOTAL89100.0
574) For the ten persons to whom you would turn most frequently to help you convince others of the wisdom of a change in your parish, list the program areas in which they would be most influential (e.g., school, change in liturgical setting, debt retirement fund, etc.) - Leader one, third area of influence (PRG1I3)
TOTAL%
0) No other, missing data6573.0
3) School11.1
4) Counseling11.1
9) General program2224.7
TOTAL89100.0
575) For the ten persons to whom you would turn most frequently to help you convince others of the wisdom of a change in your parish, list the program areas in which they would be most influential (e.g., school, change in liturgical setting, debt retirement fund, etc.) - Leader two, first area of influence (PRG2I1)
TOTAL%
0) No other, missing data55.6
1) Liturgy, music77.9
2) Religious education910.1
3) School1314.6
4) Counseling55.6
5) Youth44.5
7) Finances, legal1011.2
8) Physical plant11.1
9) General program3539.3
TOTAL89100.0
576) For the ten persons to whom you would turn most frequently to help you convince others of the wisdom of a change in your parish, list the program areas in which they would be most influential (e.g., school, change in liturgical setting, debt retirement fund, etc.) - Leader two, second area of influence (PRG2I2)
TOTAL%
0) No other, missing data5966.3
2) Religious education33.4
3) School11.1
4) Counseling22.2
5) Youth22.2
7) Finances, legal11.1
9) General program2123.6
TOTAL89100.0
577) For the ten persons to whom you would turn most frequently to help you convince others of the wisdom of a change in your parish, list the program areas in which they would be most influential (e.g., school, change in liturgical setting, debt retirement fund, etc.) - Leader two, third area of influence (PRG2I3)
TOTAL%
0) No other, missing data6775.3
6) Elderly11.1
9) General program2123.6
TOTAL89100.0
578) For the ten persons to whom you would turn most frequently to help you convince others of the wisdom of a change in your parish, list the program areas in which they would be most influential (e.g., school, change in liturgical setting, debt retirement fund, etc.) - Leader three, first area of influence (PRG3I1)
TOTAL%
0) No other, missing data1213.5
1) Liturgy, music1213.5
2) Religious education89.0
3) School1112.4
4) Counseling1213.5
5) Youth11.1
7) Finances, legal55.6
8) Physical plant22.2
9) General program2629.2
TOTAL89100.0
579) For the ten persons to whom you would turn most frequently to help you convince others of the wisdom of a change in your parish, list the program areas in which they would be most influential (e.g., school, change in liturgical setting, debt retirement fund, etc.) - Leader three, second area of influence (PRG3I2)
TOTAL%
0) No other, missing data6067.4
2) Religious education22.2
3) School22.2
4) Counseling11.1
5) Youth11.1
6) Elderly11.1
7) Finances, legal11.1
9) General program2123.6
TOTAL89100.0
580) For the ten persons to whom you would turn most frequently to help you convince others of the wisdom of a change in your parish, list the program areas in which they would be most influential (e.g., school, change in liturgical setting, debt retirement fund, etc.) - Leader three, third area of influence (PRG3I3)
TOTAL%
0) No other, missing data6775.3
4) Counseling11.1
9) General program2123.6
TOTAL89100.0
581) For the ten persons to whom you would turn most frequently to help you convince others of the wisdom of a change in your parish, list the program areas in which they would be most influential (e.g., school, change in liturgical setting, debt retirement fund, etc.) - Leader four, first area of influence (PRG4I1)
TOTAL%
0) No other, missing data1820.2
1) Liturgy, music55.6
2) Religious education77.9
3) School77.9
4) Counseling1011.2
6) Elderly11.1
7) Finances, legal77.9
8) Physical plant22.2
9) General program3236.0
TOTAL89100.0
582) For the ten persons to whom you would turn most frequently to help you convince others of the wisdom of a change in your parish, list the program areas in which they would be most influential (e.g., school, change in liturgical setting, debt retirement fund, etc.) - Leader four, second area of influence (PRG4I2)
TOTAL%
0) No other, missing data6573.0
1) Liturgy, music11.1
4) Counseling11.1
7) Finances, legal11.1
9) General program2123.6
TOTAL89100.0
583) For the ten persons to whom you would turn most frequently to help you convince others of the wisdom of a change in your parish, list the program areas in which they would be most influential (e.g., school, change in liturgical setting, debt retirement fund, etc.) - Leader four, third area of influence (PRG4I3)
TOTAL%
0) No other, missing data6775.3
4) Counseling11.1
9) General program2123.6
TOTAL89100.0
584) For the ten persons to whom you would turn most frequently to help you convince others of the wisdom of a change in your parish, list the program areas in which they would be most influential (e.g., school, change in liturgical setting, debt retirement fund, etc.) - Leader five, first area of influence (PRG5I1)
TOTAL%
0) No other, missing data1921.3
1) Liturgy, music1011.2
2) Religious education66.7
3) School22.2
4) Counseling1415.7
5) Youth22.2
7) Finances, legal66.7
8) Physical plant11.1
9) General program2932.6
TOTAL89100.0
585) For the ten persons to whom you would turn most frequently to help you convince others of the wisdom of a change in your parish, list the program areas in which they would be most influential (e.g., school, change in liturgical setting, debt retirement fund, etc.) - Leader five, second area of influence (PRG5I2)
TOTAL%
0) No other, missing data6573.0
1) Liturgy, music11.1
2) Religious education11.1
7) Finances, legal11.1
9) General program2123.6
TOTAL89100.0
586) For the ten persons to whom you would turn most frequently to help you convince others of the wisdom of a change in your parish, list the program areas in which they would be most influential (e.g., school, change in liturgical setting, debt retirement fund, etc.) - Leader five, third area of influence (PRG5I3)
TOTAL%
0) No other, missing data6876.4
9) General program2123.6
TOTAL89100.0
587) For the ten persons to whom you would turn most frequently to help you convince others of the wisdom of a change in your parish, list the program areas in which they would be most influential (e.g., school, change in liturgical setting, debt retirement fund, etc.) - Leader six, first area of influence (PRG6I1)
TOTAL%
0) No other, missing data2730.3
1) Liturgy, music22.2
2) Religious education44.5
3) School44.5
4) Counseling89.0
5) Youth33.4
6) Elderly44.5
7) Finances, legal55.6
8) Physical plant33.4
9) General program2932.6
TOTAL89100.0
588) For the ten persons to whom you would turn most frequently to help you convince others of the wisdom of a change in your parish, list the program areas in which they would be most influential (e.g., school, change in liturgical setting, debt retirement fund, etc.) - Leader six, second area of influence (PRG6I2)
TOTAL%
0) No other, missing data6471.9
2) Religious education11.1
4) Counseling22.2
7) Finances, legal11.1
9) General program2123.6
TOTAL89100.0
589) For the ten persons to whom you would turn most frequently to help you convince others of the wisdom of a change in your parish, list the program areas in which they would be most influential (e.g., school, change in liturgical setting, debt retirement fund, etc.) - Leader six, third area of influence (PRG6I3)
TOTAL%
0) No other, missing data6876.4
9) General program2123.6
TOTAL89100.0
590) For the ten persons to whom you would turn most frequently to help you convince others of the wisdom of a change in your parish, list the program areas in which they would be most influential (e.g., school, change in liturgical setting, debt retirement fund, etc.) - Leader seven, first area of influence (PRG7I1)
TOTAL%
0) No other, missing data2932.6
1) Liturgy, music89.0
2) Religious education33.4
3) School33.4
4) Counseling55.6
7) Finances, legal55.6
8) Physical plant44.5
9) General program3236.0
TOTAL89100.0
591) For the ten persons to whom you would turn most frequently to help you convince others of the wisdom of a change in your parish, list the program areas in which they would be most influential (e.g., school, change in liturgical setting, debt retirement fund, etc.) - Leader seven, second area of influence (PRG7I2)
TOTAL%
0) No other, missing data6269.7
2) Religious education11.1
3) School11.1
4) Counseling11.1
5) Youth11.1
7) Finances, legal11.1
9) General program2224.7
TOTAL89100.0
592) For the ten persons to whom you would turn most frequently to help you convince others of the wisdom of a change in your parish, list the program areas in which they would be most influential (e.g., school, change in liturgical setting, debt retirement fund, etc.) - Leader seven, third area of influence (PRG7I3)
TOTAL%
0) No other, missing data6876.4
9) General program2123.6
TOTAL89100.0
593) For the ten persons to whom you would turn most frequently to help you convince others of the wisdom of a change in your parish, list the program areas in which they would be most influential (e.g., school, change in liturgical setting, debt retirement fund, etc.) - Leader eight, first area of influence (PRG8I1)
TOTAL%
0) No other, missing data3438.2
1) Liturgy, music66.7
2) Religious education44.5
3) School44.5
4) Counseling55.6
5) Youth22.2
7) Finances, legal33.4
8) Physical plant44.5
9) General program2730.3
TOTAL89100.0
594) For the ten persons to whom you would turn most frequently to help you convince others of the wisdom of a change in your parish, list the program areas in which they would be most influential (e.g., school, change in liturgical setting, debt retirement fund, etc.) - Leader eight, second area of influence (PRG8I2)
TOTAL%
0) No other, missing data6370.8
1) Liturgy, music11.1
4) Counseling11.1
6) Elderly11.1
7) Finances, legal11.1
9) General program2224.7
TOTAL89100.0
595) For the ten persons to whom you would turn most frequently to help you convince others of the wisdom of a change in your parish, list the program areas in which they would be most influential (e.g., school, change in liturgical setting, debt retirement fund, etc.) - Leader eight, third area of influence (PRG8I3)
TOTAL%
0) No other, missing data6876.4
9) General program2123.6
TOTAL89100.0
596) For the ten persons to whom you would turn most frequently to help you convince others of the wisdom of a change in your parish, list the program areas in which they would be most influential (e.g., school, change in liturgical setting, debt retirement fund, etc.) - Leader nine, first area of influence (PRG9I1)
TOTAL%
0) No other, missing data3640.4
1) Liturgy, music44.5
2) Religious education33.4
3) School22.2
4) Counseling55.6
5) Youth44.5
7) Finances, legal33.4
8) Physical plant44.5
9) General program2831.5
TOTAL89100.0
597) For the ten persons to whom you would turn most frequently to help you convince others of the wisdom of a change in your parish, list the program areas in which they would be most influential (e.g., school, change in liturgical setting, debt retirement fund, etc.) - Leader nine, second area of influence (PRG9I2)
TOTAL%
0) No other, missing data6573.0
4) Counseling11.1
7) Finances, legal22.2
9) General program2123.6
TOTAL89100.0
598) For the ten persons to whom you would turn most frequently to help you convince others of the wisdom of a change in your parish, list the program areas in which they would be most influential (e.g., school, change in liturgical setting, debt retirement fund, etc.) - Leader nine, third area of influence (PRG9I3)
TOTAL%
0) No other, missing data6775.3
3) School11.1
9) General program2123.6
TOTAL89100.0
599) For the ten persons to whom you would turn most frequently to help you convince others of the wisdom of a change in your parish, list the program areas in which they would be most influential (e.g., school, change in liturgical setting, debt retirement fund, etc.) - Leader ten, first area of influence (PRGTI1)
TOTAL%
0) No other, missing data3640.4
1) Liturgy, music33.4
2) Religious education11.1
4) Counseling77.9
5) Youth22.2
6) Elderly33.4
7) Finances, legal44.5
8) Physical plant33.4
9) General program3033.7
TOTAL89100.0
600) For the ten persons to whom you would turn most frequently to help you convince others of the wisdom of a change in your parish, list the program areas in which they would be most influential (e.g., school, change in liturgical setting, debt retirement fund, etc.) - Leader ten, second area of influence (PRGTI2)
TOTAL%
0) No other, missing data6674.2
4) Counseling11.1
8) Physical plant11.1
9) General program2123.6
TOTAL89100.0
601) For the ten persons to whom you would turn most frequently to help you convince others of the wisdom of a change in your parish, list the program areas in which they would be most influential (e.g., school, change in liturgical setting, debt retirement fund, etc.) - Leader ten, third area of influence (PRGTI3)
TOTAL%
0) No other, missing data6876.4
9) General program2123.6
TOTAL89100.0
602) In general, how much personal responsibility do you feel for this parish and how it operates? (PERRESP)
TOTAL%
1) A tremendous amount3843.7
2) Some responsibility3742.5
3) Very little responsibility1213.8
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
603) Describe the type of formal religious training (if any) you have had to prepare you for your work in this parish. - First type of formal religious training (TRAIN1)
TOTAL%
0) No specific training1618.6
1) Seminary1214.0
2) Graduate theology67.0
3) Special graduate work2023.3
4) Special graduate work-ministry22.3
5) Catholic education1112.8
6) Religious education degree1011.6
7) Catechist training22.3
8) Workshops55.8
9) Diaconate program11.2
10) Lay ministry11.2
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
604) Describe the type of formal religious training (if any) you have had to prepare you for your work in this parish. - Second type of formal religious training (TRAIN2)
TOTAL%
0) No specific training4855.8
2) Graduate theology67.0
3) Special graduate work33.5
4) Special graduate work-ministry67.0
5) Catholic education11.2
6) Religious education degree910.5
7) Catechist training11.2
8) Workshops67.0
9) Diaconate program33.5
10) Lay ministry11.2
11) Other22.3
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
605) Describe the type of formal religious training (if any) you have had to prepare you for your work in this parish. - Third type of formal religious training (TRAIN3)
TOTAL%
0) No specific training7991.9
2) Graduate theology11.2
6) Religious education degree11.2
8) Workshops55.8
Missing3 
TOTAL86100.0
606) In general, how would you characterize the present parish staff within which you work? What do you like best about the staff? What do you like least about the staff? - First characteristic (STFCHR1)
TOTAL%
0) No other characteristic22.5
1) Competent, professional2025.3
2) Support pastor1215.2
3) Unified, teamwork1721.5
4) Takes initiative45.1
5) Sensitive to parishioners33.8
6) Friendly1113.9
9) Committed volunteers11.3
10) Tries to better parish33.8
11) Lacks competence11.3
12) Poor relations with pastor11.3
13) Poor teamwork33.8
17) Sexes do not collaborate11.3
Missing10 
TOTAL79100.0
607) In general, how would you characterize the present parish staff within which you work? What do you like best about the staff? What do you like least about the staff? - Second characteristic (STFCHR2)
TOTAL%
0) No other characteristic1113.9
1) Competent, professional11.3
2) Support pastor67.6
3) Unified, teamwork1721.5
4) Takes initiative1215.2
5) Sensitive to parishioners22.5
6) Friendly45.1
9) Committed volunteers33.8
10) Tries to better parish33.8
12) Poor relations with pastor810.1
13) Poor teamwork45.1
14) Lacks initiative33.8
15) Insensitive11.3
18) Too traditional22.5
19) Shortage of volunteers11.3
20) No spiritual sharing11.3
Missing10 
TOTAL79100.0
608) In general, how would you characterize the present parish staff within which you work? What do you like best about the staff? What do you like least about the staff? - Third characteristic (STFCHR3)
TOTAL%
0) No other characteristic3341.8
2) Support pastor22.5
3) Unified, teamwork67.6
4) Takes initiative22.5
5) Sensitive to parishioners67.6
6) Friendly56.3
8) Welcomes Vatican II changes22.5
9) Committed volunteers22.5
12) Poor relations with pastor11.3
13) Poor teamwork1113.9
14) Lacks initiative45.1
15) Insensitive11.3
19) Shortage of volunteers22.5
20) No spiritual sharing22.5
Missing10 
TOTAL79100.0
609) In general, how would you characterize the present parish staff within which you work? What do you like best about the staff? What do you like least about the staff? - Fourth characteristic (STFCHR4)
TOTAL%
0) No other characteristic6379.7
3) Unified, teamwork33.8
4) Takes initiative22.5
7) Sexes collaborate11.3
10) Tries to better parish11.3
12) Poor relations with pastor56.3
13) Poor teamwork22.5
15) Insensitive11.3
20) No spiritual sharing11.3
Missing10 
TOTAL79100.0
610) In general, how would you characterize the present parish staff within which you work? What do you like best about the staff? What do you like least about the staff? - Fifth characteristic (STFCHR5)
TOTAL%
0) No other characteristic7392.4
7) Sexes collaborate11.3
9) Committed volunteers11.3
12) Poor relations with pastor11.3
14) Lacks initiative22.5
18) Too traditional11.3
Missing10 
TOTAL79100.0
611) In general, how would you characterize the present parish staff within which you work? What do you like best about the staff? What do you like least about the staff? - Sixth characteristic (STFCHR6)
TOTAL%
0) No other characteristic7898.7
19) Shortage of volunteers11.3
Missing10 
TOTAL79100.0
612) Describe your relationships to other staff members (including the pastor) and the strong points and weak points you can identify. (RELATEST)
TOTAL%
1) Very good1722.7
2) Good3749.3
3) Fair1824.0
4) Poor34.0
Missing14 
TOTAL75100.0
613) Since you began in your present position on this staff, have changes been made in the staff? (STFCHG)
TOTAL%
0) No1619.5
1) Yes6680.5
Missing7 
TOTAL82100.0
614) What kinds of changes have been made and why? First change (SCHANGE1)
TOTAL%
0) No changes1316.7
1) Normal clergy transitions2532.1
2) Normal staff mobility1012.8
4) Religious expansion22.6
5) Deacons expansion11.3
6) Laity expansion810.3
10) Laity reduction56.4
11) Staff-firings33.8
12) Discontent resign45.1
13) Staff collaboration11.3
14) Lay responsibility22.6
15) Better communication22.6
16) Better organization22.6
Missing11 
TOTAL78100.0
615) What kinds of changes have been made and why? Second change (SCHANGE2)
TOTAL%
0) No changes4558.4
2) Normal staff mobility911.7
6) Laity expansion33.9
7) Clergy reduction22.6
11) Staff-firings33.9
12) Discontent resign56.5
13) Staff collaboration33.9
14) Lay responsibility45.2
15) Better communication11.3
16) Better organization22.6
Missing12 
TOTAL77100.0
616) What kinds of changes have been made and why? Third change (SCHANGE3)
TOTAL%
0) No changes6482.1
1) Normal clergy transitions11.3
2) Normal staff mobility11.3
5) Deacons expansion11.3
6) Laity expansion22.6
7) Clergy reduction11.3
12) Discontent resign22.6
13) Staff collaboration22.6
14) Lay responsibility33.8
15) Better communication11.3
Missing11 
TOTAL78100.0
617) What kinds of changes have been made and why? Fourth change (SCHANGE4)
TOTAL%
0) No changes7494.9
12) Discontent resign11.3
13) Staff collaboration11.3
16) Better organization22.6
Missing11 
TOTAL78100.0
618) In general what do you like best about the operation of your diocese in relation to this parish? What do you like least? - First parish relationship with diocese (DIOREL1)
TOTAL%
0) No other mentions11.4
1) Unity with church45.8
2) Moral leadership1217.4
3) Support of priests68.7
4) Resources, expertise710.1
5) Liturgical resources11.4
6) Educational resources22.9
7) Encourage Lay leadership34.3
8) Good communication1115.9
9) Helpful marriage tribunal11.4
10) Financial support22.9
11) Lack of unity11.4
12) Lack of moral leadership22.9
13) No support priests11.4
17) Lack of lay encouragement22.9
18) Lack of communication22.9
19) Insensitive11.4
20) Drains resources11.4
30) Relationships fine22.9
35) Minimal contact68.7
40) Independent of diocese11.4
Missing20 
TOTAL69100.0
619) In general what do you like best about the operation of your diocese in relation to this parish? What do you like least? - Second parish relationship with diocese (DIOREL2)
TOTAL%
0) No other mentions2434.3
1) Unity with church11.4
2) Moral leadership57.1
3) Support of priests34.3
4) Resources, expertise45.7
6) Educational resources34.3
7) Encourage Lay leadership57.1
8) Good communication912.9
12) Lack of moral leadership34.3
13) No support priests11.4
14) Lack of resources22.9
16) Lack of educational resources11.4
17) Lack of lay encouragement11.4
18) Lack of communication11.4
20) Drains resources22.9
22) Takes too much time22.9
23) Ideological battle22.9
35) Minimal contact11.4
Missing19 
TOTAL70100.0
620) In general what do you like best about the operation of your diocese in relation to this parish? What do you like least? - Third parish relationship with diocese (DIOREL3)
TOTAL%
0) No other mentions4970.0
1) Unity with church11.4
3) Support of priests11.4
4) Resources, expertise34.3
7) Encourage Lay leadership22.9
8) Good communication22.9
9) Helpful marriage tribunal11.4
11) Lack of unity11.4
12) Lack of moral leadership11.4
13) No support priests11.4
16) Lack of educational resources11.4
18) Lack of communication11.4
20) Drains resources22.9
22) Takes too much time11.4
23) Ideological battle11.4
35) Minimal contact22.9
Missing19 
TOTAL70100.0
621) In general what do you like best about the operation of your diocese in relation to this parish? What do you like least? - Fourth parish relationship with diocese (DIOREL4)
TOTAL%
0) No other mentions5882.9
3) Support of priests22.9
4) Resources, expertise11.4
5) Liturgical resources11.4
7) Encourage Lay leadership11.4
8) Good communication11.4
11) Lack of unity11.4
13) No support priests11.4
21) Administration top-heavy11.4
22) Takes too much time34.3
Missing19 
TOTAL70100.0
622) In general what do you like best about the operation of your diocese in relation to this parish? What do you like least? - Fifth parish relationship with diocese (DIOREL5)
TOTAL%
0) No other mentions6390.0
11) Lack of unity11.4
14) Lack of resources11.4
17) Lack of lay encouragement11.4
20) Drains resources11.4
23) Ideological battle34.3
Missing19 
TOTAL70100.0
623) In general what do you like best about the operation of your diocese in relation to this parish? What do you like least? - Sixth parish relationship with diocese (DIOREL6)
TOTAL%
0) No other mentions6998.6
11) Lack of unity11.4
Missing19 
TOTAL70100.0
624) In general what do you like best about the operation of your diocese in relation to this parish? What do you like least? - Seventh parish relationship with diocese (DIOREL7)
TOTAL%
0) No other mentions6998.6
11) Lack of unity11.4
Missing19 
TOTAL70100.0
625) In general what do you like best about the operation of your diocese in relation to this parish? What do you like least? - Eighth parish relationship with diocese (DIOREL8)
TOTAL%
0) No other mentions6998.6
11) Lack of unity11.4
Missing19 
TOTAL70100.0
626) Region of the United States (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast1618.2
2) Mid-Atlantic89.1
3) Midwest1719.3
4) South1415.9
5) Inter-Mountain1517.0
6) Pacific1820.5
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
627) New parish location variable (PARLOC)
TOTAL%
1) Urban parishes3034.1
2) Suburban parishes2730.7
3) Small town parishes2933.0
4) Rural parishes22.3
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
628) Race (BLACK)
TOTAL%
1) Black33.4
2) White8496.6
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
629) Agentic/communal variable (SALVST)
TOTAL%
1) Pure agentic person2738.0
3) Integrated person2940.8
5) Pure communal person1521.1
Missing18 
TOTAL71100.0
630) I-SEX: Sex of respondent (for use with on-line analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male2831.5
2) Female6168.5
TOTAL89100.0
631) I-RACE: Race (for use with on-line analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) Black33.4
2) White8496.6
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
632) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never married5158.6
2) Married3236.8
4) Divorced11.1
5) Widow/er33.4
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
633) I-REGION: Region of the United States (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) NE/Mid-Atlantic2427.3
2) Midwest1719.3
3) South1415.9
4) Inter-mnt1517.0
5) Pacific1820.5
Missing1 
TOTAL88100.0
634) I-EDUCSLF: Please indicate the highest level of education you have completed. (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-EDUCSLF)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school11.1
2) High school grad2629.9
3) College grad1213.8
4) Post college4855.2
Missing2 
TOTAL87100.0
635) I-INCOME: In which of the categories listed below would you put your total family income (from all sources, before taxes) for last year? (If you are married, include your spouse's income.) (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $20K3844.7
2) $20K-39,9992529.4
3) $40K+2225.9
Missing4 
TOTAL85100.0