Toward Shaping the Agenda: A National Survey of Catholic Religious Education, Survey of Religion Teachers/catechists, 1993

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Survey of Religion Teachers (FORMTYPE)
TOTAL%
3) 1025100.0
TOTAL1025100.0
2) ID Number (IDNUM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1025517.72301
3) Parish Code (PARISHCD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10231863.9251079
4) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-24 years626.1
2) 25-29 years706.9
3) 30-49 years69168.3
4) 50-64 years15315.1
5) 65 and older353.5
Missing14 
TOTAL1011100.0
5) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female88686.9
2) Male13413.1
Missing5 
TOTAL1020100.0
6) What is your church status? (CHURSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Religious14314.2
2) Lay86685.8
Missing16 
TOTAL1009100.0
7) What is your marital status? (MARSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Single15715.6
2) Married77877.3
3) Divorced/Separated454.5
4) Widow/Widower272.7
Missing18 
TOTAL1007100.0
8) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: Is your spouse also Catholic? (SPOUCATH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes65482.7
2) No13717.3
Missing234 
TOTAL791100.0
9) Do you have one or more children in the religious education program? (RECHILD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes57659.7
2) No38940.3
Missing60 
TOTAL965100.0
10) To which racial/ethnic group do you belong? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White89087.9
2) African American131.3
3) Hispanic818.0
4) Asian American141.4
5) Native American60.6
6) Other90.9
Missing12 
TOTAL1013100.0
11) What is your highest level of educational attainment? (EDATTAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Not a high school graduate232.3
2) High school graduate15515.2
3) Some college21821.4
4) College graduate27627.0
5) Some graduate study17417.0
6) Master's/Doctorate17517.1
Missing4 
TOTAL1021100.0
12) What is your estimate of the typical household income in your neighborhood? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Under $15,000232.4
2) $15,000-24,99912212.8
3) $25,000-39,99926527.8
4) $40,000-59,99934135.7
5) $60,000-79,99913414.0
6) $80,000 and over697.2
Missing71 
TOTAL954100.0
13) When were you baptized as a Catholic? (BAPTIZED)
TOTAL%
1) In infancy or early childhood91490.5
2) Later, as a youth or adult969.5
Missing15 
TOTAL1010100.0
14) To what extent has your schooling taken place in Catholic schools? -- No Catholic schooling (CASKOOL1)
TOTAL%
1) Checked32331.5
2) Not checked70268.5
TOTAL1025100.0
15) To what extent has your schooling taken place in Catholic schools? -- Some Catholic elementary school (CASKOOL2)
TOTAL%
1) Checked10610.3
2) Not checked91989.7
TOTAL1025100.0
16) To what extent has your schooling taken place in Catholic schools? -- Complete Catholic elementary school (CASKOOL3)
TOTAL%
1) Checked40739.7
2) Not checked61860.3
TOTAL1025100.0
17) To what extent has your schooling taken place in Catholic schools? -- Some Catholic high school (CASKOOL4)
TOTAL%
1) Checked636.1
2) Not checked96293.9
TOTAL1025100.0
18) To what extent has your schooling taken place in Catholic schools? -- Complete Catholic high school (CASKOOL5)
TOTAL%
1) Checked34433.6
2) Not checked68166.4
TOTAL1025100.0
19) To what extent has your schooling taken place in Catholic schools? -- Some Catholic college (CASKOOL6)
TOTAL%
1) Checked878.5
2) Not checked93891.5
TOTAL1025100.0
20) To what extent has your schooling taken place in Catholic schools? -- Complete Catholic college (CASKOOL7)
TOTAL%
1) Checked14714.3
2) Not checked87885.7
TOTAL1025100.0
21) In which region of the United States do you now reside? (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) East37137.1
2) Midwest40740.7
3) South14614.6
4) West777.7
Missing24 
TOTAL1001100.0
22) Please identify the kinds of reading materials which you routinely read. -- Daily newspaper(s) (READMAT1)
TOTAL%
1) Checked82680.6
2) Not checked19919.4
TOTAL1025100.0
23) Please identify the kinds of reading materials which you routinely read. -- Magazines (for a general readership) (READMAT2)
TOTAL%
1) Checked79577.6
2) Not checked23022.4
TOTAL1025100.0
24) Please identify the kinds of reading materials which you routinely read. -- Specialized or professional journals (READMAT3)
TOTAL%
1) Checked51149.9
2) Not checked51450.1
TOTAL1025100.0
25) Please identify the kinds of reading materials which you routinely read. -- Catholic newspaper(s) (READMAT4)
TOTAL%
1) Checked50349.1
2) Not checked52250.9
TOTAL1025100.0
26) Please identify the kinds of reading materials which you routinely read. -- Catholic magazine(s) (READMAT5)
TOTAL%
1) Checked38037.1
2) Not checked64562.9
TOTAL1025100.0
27) During the past year, approximately how many nonfiction books or serious articles have you read? -- Nonfiction (in general) (NFBOOKS)
TOTAL%
1) 1-328728.8
2) 4-826026.1
3) 9-1515615.6
4) Over 1529429.5
Missing28 
TOTAL997100.0
28) During the past year, approximately how many nonfiction books or serious articles have you read? -- Books on religious subjects (RELBOOKS)
TOTAL%
1) 1-353255.8
2) 4-823124.2
3) 9-15565.9
4) Over 1513414.1
Missing72 
TOTAL953100.0
29) Does your household have a video player? (VIDEO1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes97395.8
2) No434.2
Missing9 
TOTAL1016100.0
30) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A VIDEO PLAYER IN THEIR HOUSEHOLD: About how many video tapes do you own? (VIDEO2)
TOTAL%
1) None303.1
2) 1-3858.7
3) 4-611812.0
4) 7-1013013.2
5) Over 1061963.0
Missing43 
TOTAL982100.0
31) During the past year, have you viewed any videos related to religion or religious themes? (VIDEO3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes82781.7
2) No15815.6
3) Not sure272.7
Missing13 
TOTAL1012100.0
32) Do you have access to reading materials from a parish or regional Catholic library? (RDGMATL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes82080.9
2) No818.0
3) Not sure11311.1
Missing11 
TOTAL1014100.0
33) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ACCESS TO READING MATERIALS FROM A PARISH OR REGIONAL CATHOLIC LIBRARY: In the past year, have you or your spouse used this video library? (RDGLIBRY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes46154.5
2) No37444.2
3) Not sure111.3
Missing179 
TOTAL846100.0
34) Do you have access to religious videos from a parish or regional Catholic library? (RELVIDEO)
TOTAL%
1) Yes70369.5
2) No11911.8
3) Not sure19018.8
Missing13 
TOTAL1012100.0
35) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ACCESS TO RELIGIOUS VIDEOS FROM A PARISH OR REGIONAL CATHOLIC LIBRARY: In the past year, have you or your spouse used this library? (VIDLIBRY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes41052.3
2) No36246.2
3) Not sure121.5
Missing241 
TOTAL784100.0
36) Please describe your present status as a religion teacher/catechist. I teach (TEACHST)
TOTAL%
1) In a Catholic school18017.7
2) In a parish program78777.5
3) In both484.7
Missing10 
TOTAL1015100.0
37) At what grade level are you teaching? -- Preschool (GRDLEVL1)
TOTAL%
1) Checked1009.8
2) Not checked92590.2
TOTAL1025100.0
38) At what grade level are you teaching? -- Primary (1-3) (GRDLEVL2)
TOTAL%
1) Checked28828.1
2) Not checked73771.9
TOTAL1025100.0
39) At what grade level are you teaching? -- Elementary (4-6) (GRDLEVL3)
TOTAL%
1) Checked30629.9
2) Not checked71970.1
TOTAL1025100.0
40) At what grade level are you teaching? -- Junior high (7-8) (GRDLEVL4)
TOTAL%
1) Checked13913.6
2) Not checked88686.4
TOTAL1025100.0
41) At what grade level are you teaching? -- High school (9-12) (GRDLEVL5)
TOTAL%
1) Checked11010.7
2) Not checked91589.3
TOTAL1025100.0
42) At what grade level are you teaching? -- Special education (GRDLEVL6)
TOTAL%
1) Checked10.1
2) Not checked102499.9
TOTAL1025100.0
43) At what grade level are you teaching? -- Adult (GRDLEVL7)
TOTAL%
1) Checked242.3
2) Not checked100197.7
TOTAL1025100.0
44) How many students are in your typical religion class? (NUMSTUDS)
TOTAL%
1) 1-5353.9
2) 6-1020622.7
3) 11-2039843.9
4) 21-3020722.8
5) Over 30616.7
Missing118 
TOTAL907100.0
45) How frequently does your religion class meet during the school year? (FREQMEET)
TOTAL%
1) Less than once a month50.6
2) Once or twice a month606.7
3) Once a week64371.3
4) 2-3 times per week161.8
5) 4 or more times per week17819.7
Missing123 
TOTAL902100.0
46) What kind of students do you teach in religion class? -- Students from actively Catholic families (STUDS1)
TOTAL%
1) Checked89387.1
2) Not checked13212.9
TOTAL1025100.0
47) What kind of students do you teach in religion class? -- Students from Spanish-speaking families (STUDS2)
TOTAL%
1) Checked17917.5
2) Not checked84682.5
TOTAL1025100.0
48) What kind of students do you teach in religion class? -- Students from Asian-language families (STUDS3)
TOTAL%
1) Checked696.7
2) Not checked95693.3
TOTAL1025100.0
49) What kind of students do you teach in religion class? -- Students from disadvantaged families (STUDS4)
TOTAL%
1) Checked31330.5
2) Not checked71269.5
TOTAL1025100.0
50) What kind of students do you teach in religion class? -- Students from affluent families (STUDS5)
TOTAL%
1) Checked45444.3
2) Not checked57155.7
TOTAL1025100.0
51) What kind of students do you teach in religion class? -- Students from single-parent families (STUDS6)
TOTAL%
1) Checked64262.6
2) Not checked38337.4
TOTAL1025100.0
52) How long have you been a catechist/religion teacher? (TENURE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than one year848.6
2) 1-2 years20921.4
3) 3-5 years29029.7
4) 6-10 years18418.9
5) More than 10 years20921.4
Missing49 
TOTAL976100.0
53) Listed below are ways you might view your work as a catechist/religion teacher. I see it as -- One of the duties of a Catholic school teacher (VUWORK1)
TOTAL%
1) Checked20019.5
2) Not checked82580.5
TOTAL1025100.0
54) Listed below are ways you might view your work as a catechist/religion teacher. I see it as -- A way to share my faith with others (VUWORK2)
TOTAL%
1) Checked89487.2
2) Not checked13112.8
TOTAL1025100.0
55) Listed below are ways you might view your work as a catechist/religion teacher. I see it as -- A form of ministry in the Church (VUWORK3)
TOTAL%
1) Checked81179.1
2) Not checked21420.9
TOTAL1025100.0
56) Listed below are ways you might view your work as a catechist/religion teacher. I see it as -- A kind of additional career for which I take courses, study and prepare myself (VUWORK4)
TOTAL%
1) Checked20019.5
2) Not checked82580.5
TOTAL1025100.0
57) Listed below are ways you might view your work as a catechist/religion teacher. I see it as -- A temporary position, helping out in a pinch for a year or so (VUWORK5)
TOTAL%
1) Checked696.7
2) Not checked95693.3
TOTAL1025100.0
58) Listed below are ways you might view your work as a catechist/religion teacher. I see it as -- Some way to help out while my children are in the program (VUWORK6)
TOTAL%
1) Checked28027.3
2) Not checked74572.7
TOTAL1025100.0
59) Listed below are ways you might view your work as a catechist/religion teacher. I see it as -- Something I do because I enjoy teaching children and young people (VUWORK7)
TOTAL%
1) Checked74772.9
2) Not checked27827.1
TOTAL1025100.0
60) Listed below are ways you might view your work as a catechist/religion teacher. I see it as -- Leading eventually to my seeking a DRE [Director of Religious Education] position (VUWORK8)
TOTAL%
1) Checked181.8
2) Not checked100798.2
TOTAL1025100.0
61) Listed below are ways you might view your work as a catechist/religion teacher. I see it as -- Other (VUWORK9)
TOTAL%
1) Checked888.6
2) Not checked93791.4
TOTAL1025100.0
62) In terms of your preparedness for teaching your students this year as a catechist/religion teacher, please check the description that comes closest to being correct. I see myself as (PREPARED)
TOTAL%
1) Very well-prepared18919.3
2) Well-prepared48549.4
3) Generally prepared28729.3
4) Not well-prepared181.8
5) Poorly prepare20.2
Missing44 
TOTAL981100.0
63) Does your diocese have a certification program for catechists/religion teachers? (CERT1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes71872.7
2) No878.8
3) Not sure18218.4
Missing38 
TOTAL987100.0
64) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE DIOCESE HAS A CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR CATECHISTS/RELIGION TEACHERS: Which of the following comes closest to describing your standing vis-a-vis this program? I am: (CERT2)
TOTAL%
1) Already certified (initial certification)27936.7
2) Working toward initial certification17422.9
3) Interested but not actually working toward initial certification19926.1
4) No longer interested, having tried earlier121.6
5) Not interested; not seen as necessary9712.7
Missing264 
TOTAL761100.0
65) During the past two years, have you participated in any of the following? -- College course in theology, Scripture, or religious education (15 hours or more in class) (PROFDEV1)
TOTAL%
1) Checked989.6
2) Not checked92790.4
TOTAL1025100.0
66) During the past two years, have you participated in any of the following? -- Short courses in the above areas [theology, Scripture, or religious education](2-3 hours) provided by parish or diocese (PROFDEV2)
TOTAL%
1) Checked41140.1
2) Not checked61459.9
TOTAL1025100.0
67) During the past two years, have you participated in any of the following? -- Study groups for catechists (PROFDEV3)
TOTAL%
1) Checked20019.5
2) Not checked82580.5
TOTAL1025100.0
68) During the past two years, have you participated in any of the following? -- Catechists' in-service days at your parish (PROFDEV4)
TOTAL%
1) Checked45144.0
2) Not checked57456.0
TOTAL1025100.0
69) During the past two years, have you participated in any of the following? -- Religious education congress/institute (PROFDEV5)
TOTAL%
1) Checked16315.9
2) Not checked86284.1
TOTAL1025100.0
70) During the past two years, have you participated in any of the following? -- Parish or regional adult education program (PROFDEV6)
TOTAL%
1) Checked22421.9
2) Not checked80178.1
TOTAL1025100.0
71) During the past two years, have you participated in any of the following? -- Bible study or discussion group (PROFDEV7)
TOTAL%
1) Checked29729.0
2) Not checked72871.0
TOTAL1025100.0
72) When you prepare for your class or session, which of the following statements describe your situation? -- I am, by and large, on my own. (SITUAT1)
TOTAL%
1) Checked58356.9
2) Not checked44243.1
TOTAL1025100.0
73) When you prepare for your class or session, which of the following statements describe your situation? -- I work closely with a mentor or my DRE. (SITUAT2)
TOTAL%
1) Checked18818.3
2) Not checked83781.7
TOTAL1025100.0
74) When you prepare for your class or session, which of the following statements describe your situation? -- I first figure out the main points and then decide how best to get these points across. (SITUAT3)
TOTAL%
1) Checked68466.7
2) Not checked34133.3
TOTAL1025100.0
75) When you prepare for your class or session, which of the following statements describe your situation? -- I depend almost entirely on the textbook with its teacher's guide as my principal resource. (SITUAT4)
TOTAL%
1) Checked51650.3
2) Not checked50949.7
TOTAL1025100.0
76) When you prepare for your class or session, which of the following statements describe your situation? -- I often have the option of using a video that will present the basic content of the class. (SITUAT5)
TOTAL%
1) Checked30429.7
2) Not checked72170.3
TOTAL1025100.0
77) When you prepare for your class or session, which of the following statements describe your situation? -- I often have the option of using a video that can be related, at least indirectly, to the topic I'm teaching. (SITUAT6)
TOTAL%
1) Checked25925.3
2) Not checked76674.7
TOTAL1025100.0
78) When you prepare for your class or session, which of the following statements describe your situation? -- I have, for each unit, a selection of first-rate graphic materials from which to choose (overheads, slides, etc.) (SITUAT7)
TOTAL%
1) Checked353.4
2) Not checked99096.6
TOTAL1025100.0
79) When you prepare for your class or session, which of the following statements describe your situation? -- I am guided by the diocesan course of study that points out in detail what content needs to be emphasized. (SITUAT8)
TOTAL%
1) Checked23923.3
2) Not checked78676.7
TOTAL1025100.0
80) When you prepare for your class or session, which of the following statements describe your situation? -- I have a methods manual with useful pointers and sample materials. (SITUAT9)
TOTAL%
1) Checked35034.1
2) Not checked67565.9
TOTAL1025100.0
81) When you prepare for your class or session, which of the following statements describe your situation? -- I have ready access to an instructional materials resource center, where I can most often find what I need for a first-rate presentation. (SITUAT10)
TOTAL%
1) Checked27026.3
2) Not checked75573.7
TOTAL1025100.0
82) When you prepare for your class or session, which of the following statements describe your situation? -- I buy the instructional supplies I need at a retail store. (SITUAT11)
TOTAL%
1) Checked21220.7
2) Not checked81379.3
TOTAL1025100.0
83) When you prepare for your class or session, which of the following statements describe your situation? -- I have a budget allowance that covers all of the instructional materials I purchase. (SITUAT12)
TOTAL%
1) Checked828.0
2) Not checked94392.0
TOTAL1025100.0
84) Please rate your strengths and weaknesses on the various aspects of the work of a catechist/religion teacher. Please be candid; this survey is completely confidential. Rate each on the five-point scale (1-5) in terms of whether, for you, it is a strength or a weakness. -- Maintaining an orderly climate for learning in the class (STRNWK1)
TOTAL%
1) Definite strength34534.7
2) 36837.0
3) 21621.7
4) 474.7
5) Definite weakness191.9
Missing30 
TOTAL995100.0
85) Please rate your strengths and weaknesses on the various aspects of the work of a catechist/religion teacher. Please be candid; this survey is completely confidential. Rate each on the five-point scale (1-5) in terms of whether, for you, it is a strength or a weakness. -- Knowing what is important in doctrine and being able to explain it in different ways (STRNWK2)
TOTAL%
1) Definite strength21922.0
2) 42642.8
3) 26126.2
4) 767.6
5) Definite weakness131.3
Missing30 
TOTAL995100.0
86) Please rate your strengths and weaknesses on the various aspects of the work of a catechist/religion teacher. Please be candid; this survey is completely confidential. Rate each on the five-point scale (1-5) in terms of whether, for you, it is a strength or a weakness. -- Understanding and explaining the moral teaching of the Church (STRNWK3)
TOTAL%
1) Definite strength23723.8
2) 47547.7
3) 24024.1
4) 323.2
5) Definite weakness121.2
Missing29 
TOTAL996100.0
87) Please rate your strengths and weaknesses on the various aspects of the work of a catechist/religion teacher. Please be candid; this survey is completely confidential. Rate each on the five-point scale (1-5) in terms of whether, for you, it is a strength or a weakness. -- Organizing a clear and interesting presentation (STRNWK4)
TOTAL%
1) Definite strength26326.5
2) 43143.4
3) 25325.5
4) 393.9
5) Definite weakness70.7
Missing32 
TOTAL993100.0
88) Please rate your strengths and weaknesses on the various aspects of the work of a catechist/religion teacher. Please be candid; this survey is completely confidential. Rate each on the five-point scale (1-5) in terms of whether, for you, it is a strength or a weakness. -- Ability to use videos so that students are actively watching (STRNWK5)
TOTAL%
1) Definite strength14315.2
2) 27128.8
3) 27028.7
4) 15516.5
5) Definite weakness10310.9
Missing83 
TOTAL942100.0
89) Please rate your strengths and weaknesses on the various aspects of the work of a catechist/religion teacher. Please be candid; this survey is completely confidential. Rate each on the five-point scale (1-5) in terms of whether, for you, it is a strength or a weakness. -- Ability to create lively discussions on topics related to the unit (STRNWK6)
TOTAL%
1) Definite strength27627.7
2) 40140.3
3) 26626.7
4) 474.7
5) Definite weakness60.6
Missing29 
TOTAL996100.0
90) Please rate your strengths and weaknesses on the various aspects of the work of a catechist/religion teacher. Please be candid; this survey is completely confidential. Rate each on the five-point scale (1-5) in terms of whether, for you, it is a strength or a weakness. -- Having rapport with my students (STRNWK7)
TOTAL%
1) Definite strength51051.5
2) 35435.8
3) 10410.5
4) 121.2
5) Definite weakness101.0
Missing35 
TOTAL990100.0
91) Please rate your strengths and weaknesses on the various aspects of the work of a catechist/religion teacher. Please be candid; this survey is completely confidential. Rate each on the five-point scale (1-5) in terms of whether, for you, it is a strength or a weakness. -- Assessing whether or not students learned the main points of the sessions (STRNWK8)
TOTAL%
1) Definite strength21221.4
2) 44544.9
3) 26626.8
4) 606.1
5) Definite weakness80.8
Missing34 
TOTAL991100.0
92) Please rate your strengths and weaknesses on the various aspects of the work of a catechist/religion teacher. Please be candid; this survey is completely confidential. Rate each on the five-point scale (1-5) in terms of whether, for you, it is a strength or a weakness. -- Working effectively with parents (STRNWK9)
TOTAL%
1) Definite strength13614.3
2) 27729.1
3) 31332.8
4) 14014.7
5) Definite weakness879.1
Missing72 
TOTAL953100.0
93) Please rate your strengths and weaknesses on the various aspects of the work of a catechist/religion teacher. Please be candid; this survey is completely confidential. Rate each on the five-point scale (1-5) in terms of whether, for you, it is a strength or a weakness. -- Using story-telling effectively (STRNWK10)
TOTAL%
1) Definite strength27227.5
2) 35736.1
3) 25425.7
4) 838.4
5) Definite weakness232.3
Missing36 
TOTAL989100.0
94) Please rate your strengths and weaknesses on the various aspects of the work of a catechist/religion teacher. Please be candid; this survey is completely confidential. Rate each on the five-point scale (1-5) in terms of whether, for you, it is a strength or a weakness. -- Providing prayer experiences in my sessions beyond regular prayers (STRNWK11)
TOTAL%
1) Definite strength19319.4
2) 29329.4
3) 27928.0
4) 17717.8
5) Definite weakness545.4
Missing29 
TOTAL996100.0
95) Please rate your strengths and weaknesses on the various aspects of the work of a catechist/religion teacher. Please be candid; this survey is completely confidential. Rate each on the five-point scale (1-5) in terms of whether, for you, it is a strength or a weakness. -- Offering students a positive experience of Church (STRNWK12)
TOTAL%
1) Definite strength30230.4
2) 41942.1
3) 21821.9
4) 424.2
5) Definite weakness141.4
Missing30 
TOTAL995100.0
96) Please rate your strengths and weaknesses on the various aspects of the work of a catechist/religion teacher. Please be candid; this survey is completely confidential. Rate each on the five-point scale (1-5) in terms of whether, for you, it is a strength or a weakness. -- Ability to relate to the culture and experience of my students (STRNWK13)
TOTAL%
1) Definite strength28728.8
2) 47247.4
3) 18618.7
4) 393.9
5) Definite weakness121.2
Missing29 
TOTAL996100.0
97) What is your perception of the effectiveness of the religious education program with which you are involved? Which of the following best describes your program? (PROGEFEC)
TOTAL%
1) A strong program, very effective19019.1
2) A good program, generally effective51752.0
3) An adequate program, probably effective21421.5
4) A so-so program, possibly effective636.3
5) A weak program, probably not effective101.0
Missing31 
TOTAL994100.0
98) What is your perception of the trend in the quality of your religious education program? (TRNDQUAL)
TOTAL%
1) Continually improving in quality50050.9
2) Consistent, mostly the same, year after year, in quality43243.9
3) Inconsistent, strong one year, weak the next313.2
4) Steadily declining in quality202.0
Missing42 
TOTAL983100.0
99) Have you participated in a diocesan or regional catechist or religion teacher training program in the past three years? (This could be a one-day program or several evening sessions.) (TRNGYORN)
TOTAL%
1) Checked55756.1
2) Not checked43643.9
Missing32 
TOTAL993100.0
100) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN A DIOCESAN OR REGIONAL CATECHIST OR RELIGION TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM IN THE PAST THREE YEARS: Please check off the features that accurately describe the most recent catechist or religion teacher program you attended. -- The program was a forum for one or several religious educators to share their ideas and experience. (TRPROG1)
TOTAL%
1) Checked28928.2
2) Not checked73671.8
TOTAL1025100.0
101) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN A DIOCESAN OR REGIONAL CATECHIST OR RELIGION TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM IN THE PAST THREE YEARS: Please check off the features that accurately describe the most recent catechist or religion teacher program you attended. -- The program followed a preset, detailed plan (a diocesan syllabus). (TRPROG2)
TOTAL%
1) Checked18618.1
2) Not checked83981.9
TOTAL1025100.0
102) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN A DIOCESAN OR REGIONAL CATECHIST OR RELIGION TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM IN THE PAST THREE YEARS: Please check off the features that accurately describe the most recent catechist or religion teacher program you attended. -- Participants received, at most, a brief outline and occasional handouts. (TRPROG3)
TOTAL%
1) Checked23322.7
2) Not checked79277.3
TOTAL1025100.0
103) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN A DIOCESAN OR REGIONAL CATECHIST OR RELIGION TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM IN THE PAST THREE YEARS: Please check off the features that accurately describe the most recent catechist or religion teacher program you attended. -- Participants received a substantial notebook/packet with detailed materials directly related to the training program. (TRPROG4)
TOTAL%
1) Checked18217.8
2) Not checked84382.2
TOTAL1025100.0
104) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN A DIOCESAN OR REGIONAL CATECHIST OR RELIGION TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM IN THE PAST THREE YEARS: Please check off the features that accurately describe the most recent catechist or religion teacher program you attended. -- Presentations were mainly lectures with a question-and-answer session. (TRPROG5)
TOTAL%
1) Checked27426.7
2) Not checked75173.3
TOTAL1025100.0
105) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN A DIOCESAN OR REGIONAL CATECHIST OR RELIGION TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM IN THE PAST THREE YEARS: Please check off the features that accurately describe the most recent catechist or religion teacher program you attended. -- Presentations included large-group presentations with breakout groups. (TRPROG6)
TOTAL%
1) Checked27727.0
2) Not checked74873.0
TOTAL1025100.0
106) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN A DIOCESAN OR REGIONAL CATECHIST OR RELIGION TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM IN THE PAST THREE YEARS: Please check off the features that accurately describe the most recent catechist or religion teacher program you attended. -- Presentations were all in a small-group format. (TRPROG7)
TOTAL%
1) Checked12312.0
2) Not checked90288.0
TOTAL1025100.0
107) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN A DIOCESAN OR REGIONAL CATECHIST OR RELIGION TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM IN THE PAST THREE YEARS: Please check off the features that accurately describe the most recent catechist or religion teacher program you attended. -- One or several videos were used in the program. (TRPROG8)
TOTAL%
1) Checked19218.7
2) Not checked83381.3
TOTAL1025100.0
108) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN A DIOCESAN OR REGIONAL CATECHIST OR RELIGION TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM IN THE PAST THREE YEARS: Please check off the features that accurately describe the most recent catechist or religion teacher program you attended. -- Most graphics used were obviously homemade. (TRPROG9)
TOTAL%
1) Checked676.5
2) Not checked95893.5
TOTAL1025100.0
109) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN A DIOCESAN OR REGIONAL CATECHIST OR RELIGION TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM IN THE PAST THREE YEARS: Please check off the features that accurately describe the most recent catechist or religion teacher program you attended. -- Most graphics used were attractively done. (TRPROG10)
TOTAL%
1) Checked15214.8
2) Not checked87385.2
TOTAL1025100.0
110) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN A DIOCESAN OR REGIONAL CATECHIST OR RELIGION TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM IN THE PAST THREE YEARS: Please check off the features that accurately describe the most recent catechist or religion teacher program you attended. -- Assessment was limited to a participant's evaluation sheet for rating each component. (TRPROG11)
TOTAL%
1) Checked15915.5
2) Not checked86684.5
TOTAL1025100.0
111) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN A DIOCESAN OR REGIONAL CATECHIST OR RELIGION TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM IN THE PAST THREE YEARS: Please check off the features that accurately describe the most recent catechist or religion teacher program you attended. -- Participants were called on to demonstrate their understanding of the program's content. (TRPROG12)
TOTAL%
1) Checked10910.6
2) Not checked91689.4
TOTAL1025100.0
112) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN A DIOCESAN OR REGIONAL CATECHIST OR RELIGION TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM IN THE PAST THREE YEARS: Please check off the features that accurately describe the most recent catechist or religion teacher program you attended. -- All participants were expected to do was attend, listen, and if need be, ask questions. (TRPROG13)
TOTAL%
1) Checked21521.0
2) Not checked81079.0
TOTAL1025100.0
113) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN A DIOCESAN OR REGIONAL CATECHIST OR RELIGION TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM IN THE PAST THREE YEARS: Please check off the features that accurately describe the most recent catechist or religion teacher program you attended. -- The program was well-organized and effectively presented. (TRPROG14)
TOTAL%
1) Checked37736.8
2) Not checked64863.2
TOTAL1025100.0
114) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN A DIOCESAN OR REGIONAL CATECHIST OR RELIGION TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM IN THE PAST THREE YEARS: Please check off the features that accurately describe the most recent catechist or religion teacher program you attended. -- The program was not that well-organized and uneven in quality. (TRPROG15)
TOTAL%
1) Checked363.5
2) Not checked98996.5
TOTAL1025100.0
115) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN A DIOCESAN OR REGIONAL CATECHIST OR RELIGION TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM IN THE PAST THREE YEARS: Please check off the features that accurately describe the most recent catechist or religion teacher program you attended. -- Program encouraged active involvement by participants. (TRPROG16)
TOTAL%
1) Checked27526.8
2) Not checked75073.2
TOTAL1025100.0
116) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN A DIOCESAN OR REGIONAL CATECHIST OR RELIGION TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM IN THE PAST THREE YEARS: Please check off the features that accurately describe the most recent catechist or religion teacher program you attended. -- Program offered much helpful information. (TRPROG17)
TOTAL%
1) Checked34233.4
2) Not checked68366.6
TOTAL1025100.0
117) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- The decrees of the Second Vatican Council are a major source of Catholic doctrine. (YRVUS1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree23123.2
2) Agree47047.2
3) Not sure/I do not know24224.3
4) Disagree444.4
5) Strongly disagree80.8
Missing30 
TOTAL995100.0
118) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- Mary's Immaculate Conception and Assumption into heaven are as central in the teachings of the Church as the doctrine of the Trinity and the Incarnation. (YRVUS2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree27527.4
2) Agree41541.4
3) Not sure/I do not know15915.9
4) Disagree12312.3
5) Strongly disagree303.0
Missing23 
TOTAL1002100.0
119) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- The Church fundamentally is the community of believers. (YRVUS3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree50550.2
2) Agree41241.0
3) Not sure/I do not know505.0
4) Disagree333.3
5) Strongly disagree60.6
Missing19 
TOTAL1006100.0
120) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- As I see it, a communion service with readings conducted by a lay minister is not that different from the Eucharistic celebration (the Mass). (YRVUS4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree454.5
2) Agree14114.1
3) Not sure/I do not know13013.0
4) Disagree39839.8
5) Strongly disagree28728.7
Missing24 
TOTAL1001100.0
121) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- Original sin refers to a single event in the prehistory of the human race. (YRVUS5)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree15815.9
2) Agree33433.6
3) Not sure/I do not know15815.9
4) Disagree23123.2
5) Strongly disagree11311.4
Missing31 
TOTAL994100.0
122) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- The Church's social teaching affirms the right of employees to organize for collective bargaining. (YRVUS6)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree11111.2
2) Agree25225.5
3) Not sure/I do not know49550.1
4) Disagree888.9
5) Strongly disagree424.3
Missing37 
TOTAL988100.0
123) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- Food, clothing, shelter, education, and health care are defined by the Church as basic rights to which everyone is entitled. (YRVUS7)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree39739.5
2) Agree43843.6
3) Not sure/I do not know12312.2
4) Disagree343.4
5) Strongly disagree131.3
Missing20 
TOTAL1005100.0
124) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- The biblical account of the Ascension of Jesus does not describe an actual event but tells us in a symbolic way that Jesus was exalted. (YRVUS8)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree606.1
2) Agree26226.6
3) Not sure/I do not know16917.2
4) Disagree31331.8
5) Strongly disagree18118.4
Missing40 
TOTAL985100.0
125) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- If you have to make a choice, it is more important to attend Sunday Mass than to help a friend in a crisis. (YRVUS9)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree343.4
2) Agree676.7
3) Not sure/I do not know595.9
4) Disagree48248.2
5) Strongly disagree35835.8
Missing25 
TOTAL1000100.0
126) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- The Reformation and Protestant Christianity began in the 16th century. (YRVUS10)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree10010.4
2) Agree25026.0
3) Not sure/I do not know55157.3
4) Disagree525.4
5) Strongly disagree90.9
Missing63 
TOTAL962100.0
127) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- To be Catholic means to honor Mary. (YRVUS11)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree19719.9
2) Agree47247.8
3) Not sure/I do not know737.4
4) Disagree18618.8
5) Strongly disagree606.1
Missing37 
TOTAL988100.0
128) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- Ecumenism refers to ongoing efforts between Catholics and Protestants to gain a better, mutual understanding. (YRVUS12)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree23523.8
2) Agree42643.2
3) Not sure/I do not know28729.1
4) Disagree303.0
5) Strongly disagree80.8
Missing39 
TOTAL986100.0
129) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- The Church teaches that the life of an enemy soldier is as important as the life of an unborn child. (YRVUS13)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree28828.9
2) Agree41842.0
3) Not sure/I do not know18218.3
4) Disagree868.6
5) Strongly disagree222.2
Missing29 
TOTAL996100.0
130) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- The Church affirms the practice of unlimited economic competition. (YRVUS14)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree202.0
2) Agree838.5
3) Not sure/I do not know47047.9
4) Disagree30431.0
5) Strongly disagree10510.7
Missing43 
TOTAL982100.0
131) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- I see attendance at Sunday Mass as a somewhat burdensome duty. (YRVUS15)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree121.2
2) Agree454.5
3) Not sure/I do not know212.1
4) Disagree41341.2
5) Strongly disagree51151.0
Missing23 
TOTAL1002100.0
132) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- I think that religion is a subject that is best avoided in conversations with friends and neighbors. (YRVUS16)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree404.0
2) Agree14514.5
3) Not sure/I do not know686.8
4) Disagree54554.4
5) Strongly disagree20420.4
Missing23 
TOTAL1002100.0
133) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- My neighbors and people who know me know that I'm a Catholic. (YRVUS17)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree57657.3
2) Agree39239.0
3) Not sure/I do not know232.3
4) Disagree60.6
5) Strongly disagree80.8
Missing20 
TOTAL1005100.0
134) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- I tend to speak up for my Christian beliefs. (YRVUS18)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree40640.5
2) Agree55054.9
3) Not sure/I do not know282.8
4) Disagree151.5
5) Strongly disagree30.3
Missing23 
TOTAL1002100.0
135) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- I am willing to travel an extra distance to take part in a more meaningful Sunday Eucharistic celebration. (YRVUS19)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree29629.5
2) Agree41941.7
3) Not sure/I do not know14013.9
4) Disagree12712.6
5) Strongly disagree222.2
Missing21 
TOTAL1004100.0
136) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- I find it interesting to learn about the beliefs and practices of other religions. (YRVUS20)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree28228.0
2) Agree58157.8
3) Not sure/I do not know848.3
4) Disagree525.2
5) Strongly disagree70.7
Missing19 
TOTAL1006100.0
137) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- Most Sunday sermons I have heard in the past year were inspiring or instructive or both. (YRVUS21)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree20620.5
2) Agree54454.0
3) Not sure/I do not know616.1
4) Disagree16716.6
5) Strongly disagree292.9
Missing18 
TOTAL1007100.0
138) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- I look for opportunities to privately read and reflect on the Scriptures or other religious works. (YRVUS22)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree18218.1
2) Agree48448.2
3) Not sure/I do not know12512.5
4) Disagree19819.7
5) Strongly disagree151.5
Missing21 
TOTAL1004100.0
139) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- I see deciding to follow Christ as a one-time event rather than a daily challenge. (YRVUS23)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree252.5
2) Agree434.3
3) Not sure/I do not know272.7
4) Disagree40840.8
5) Strongly disagree49849.8
Missing24 
TOTAL1001100.0
140) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- I tend to avoid any kind of interfaith program. (YRVUS24)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree252.5
2) Agree10010.1
3) Not sure/I do not know15315.4
4) Disagree50951.3
5) Strongly disagree20520.7
Missing33 
TOTAL992100.0
141) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- I like to join in the singing at Sunday Mass. (YRVUS25)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree59259.3
2) Agree32832.9
3) Not sure/I do not know222.2
4) Disagree484.8
5) Strongly disagree80.8
Missing27 
TOTAL998100.0
142) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- The Sunday Eucharist means a lot to me; I look forward to it. (YRVUS26)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree56956.7
2) Agree36236.1
3) Not sure/I do not know414.1
4) Disagree313.1
5) Strongly disagree10.1
Missing21 
TOTAL1004100.0
143) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- I value and seek out opportunities to discuss my faith with individuals or groups that share my faith. (YRVUS27)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree25725.6
2) Agree42842.6
3) Not sure/I do not know14314.2
4) Disagree17317.2
5) Strongly disagree40.4
Missing20 
TOTAL1005100.0
144) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- Jesus asks a lot from His followers. (YRVUS28)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree27227.1
2) Agree35135.0
3) Not sure/I do not know464.6
4) Disagree26025.9
5) Strongly disagree737.3
Missing23 
TOTAL1002100.0
145) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- I believe I have a serious moral obligation to take care of my health and avoid unhealthy habits. (YRVUS29)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree36936.7
2) Agree55054.7
3) Not sure/I do not know585.8
4) Disagree232.3
5) Strongly disagree50.5
Missing20 
TOTAL1005100.0
146) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- I believe women and men can be equally effective as leaders in the Church. (YRVUS30)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree54153.7
2) Agree36035.7
3) Not sure/I do not know424.2
4) Disagree484.8
5) Strongly disagree161.6
Missing18 
TOTAL1007100.0
147) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- I believe that sexual intercourse outside of marriage is seriously wrong under all circumstances. (YRVUS31)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree33333.1
2) Agree26926.7
3) Not sure/I do not know14114.0
4) Disagree21121.0
5) Strongly disagree525.2
Missing19 
TOTAL1006100.0
148) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- I believe that the BEST way a person can improve the world is to mind his or her own personal and family business. (YRVUS32)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree282.8
2) Agree858.4
3) Not sure/I do not know858.4
4) Disagree53553.2
5) Strongly disagree27327.1
Missing19 
TOTAL1006100.0
149) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- I believe a woman is morally free to have a legal abortion if she so chooses. (YRVUS33)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree676.7
2) Agree989.8
3) Not sure/I do not know959.5
4) Disagree20120.1
5) Strongly disagree54154.0
Missing23 
TOTAL1002100.0
150) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- I believe that it is by their own efforts that people earn their place in heaven. (YRVUS34)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree23723.7
2) Agree36836.8
3) Not sure/I do not know767.6
4) Disagree18118.1
5) Strongly disagree13713.7
Missing26 
TOTAL999100.0
151) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- From the time of the Apostles until recently, all Catholic worship was in Latin. (YRVUS35)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree373.7
2) Agree15215.2
3) Not sure/I do not know24624.6
4) Disagree35735.7
5) Strongly disagree20920.9
Missing24 
TOTAL1001100.0
152) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- For Catholics, religious education should focus most of all on children in grades one to eight. (YRVUS36)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree434.3
2) Agree16416.3
3) Not sure/I do not know494.9
4) Disagree48348.0
5) Strongly disagree26826.6
Missing18 
TOTAL1007100.0
153) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- Parishes seem to be funding religious education at an appropriate level. (YRVUS37)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree434.3
2) Agree33032.9
3) Not sure/I do not know32031.9
4) Disagree24224.1
5) Strongly disagree696.9
Missing21 
TOTAL1004100.0
154) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- Our parish has a program that serves teenagers at least adequately. (YRVUS38)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree10910.9
2) Agree53853.9
3) Not sure/I do not know13213.2
4) Disagree16516.5
5) Strongly disagree555.5
Missing26 
TOTAL999100.0
155) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- Religious education seems to be a casual affair carried out mostly by volunteers without much advanced preparation. (YRVUS39)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree686.8
2) Agree27127.0
3) Not sure/I do not know11511.4
4) Disagree44344.1
5) Strongly disagree10810.7
Missing20 
TOTAL1005100.0
156) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- I do not see the family as the place for any serious religious education. (YRVUS40)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree171.7
2) Agree363.6
3) Not sure/I do not know282.8
4) Disagree34133.9
5) Strongly disagree58358.0
Missing20 
TOTAL1005100.0
157) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- For Catholics, religious education should be more of a family matter than it is now. (YRVUS41)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree39338.9
2) Agree50149.7
3) Not sure/I do not know464.6
4) Disagree505.0
5) Strongly disagree191.9
Missing16 
TOTAL1009100.0
158) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- Adults should be the main focus in Catholic religious education. (YRVUS42)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree484.8
2) Agree15315.3
3) Not sure/I do not know14314.3
4) Disagree55054.9
5) Strongly disagree10710.7
Missing24 
TOTAL1001100.0
159) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- Families would welcome and use first-rate videos to create informed discussions about religion at home. (YRVUS43)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree11010.9
2) Agree40240.0
3) Not sure/I do not know34734.5
4) Disagree13513.4
5) Strongly disagree111.1
Missing20 
TOTAL1005100.0
160) In this section, you are asked to express your perceptions and personal views on a number of statements on the teachings of the Church. Remember that this survey is confidential. Please candidly share your views and perceptions by responding to each statement. -- I would contribute to an annual collection in all parishes to fund the development of top quality videos for religious education. (YRVUS44)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree999.9
2) Agree45345.3
3) Not sure/I do not know31231.2
4) Disagree10410.4
5) Strongly disagree333.3
Missing24 
TOTAL1001100.0
161) I-AGE: What is your age? (for use with on-line analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-24 years626.1
2) 25-29 years706.9
3) 30-49 years69168.3
4) 50-64 years15315.1
5) 65 and older353.5
Missing14 
TOTAL1011100.0
162) I-SEX: What is your sex? (for use with on-line analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female88686.9
2) Male13413.1
Missing5 
TOTAL1020100.0
163) I-MARITAL: What is your marital status? (for use with on-line analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Single15715.6
2) Married77877.3
3) Divorced/Separated454.5
4) Widow/Widower272.7
Missing18 
TOTAL1007100.0
164) I-RACE: To which racial/ethnic group do you belong? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
0) White89087.9
1) Other12312.1
Missing12 
TOTAL1013100.0
165) I-EDUCATN: What is your highest level of educational attainment? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-EDUCATN)
TOTAL%
0) HS or less17817.4
1) Some coll.21821.4
2) Coll. grad27627.0
3) Some grad.17417.0
4) Grad degr.17517.1
Missing4 
TOTAL1021100.0
166) I-INCOME: What is your estimate of the typical household income in your neighborhood? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
0) Under 25K14515.2
1) 25K-39,99926527.8
2) 40K-59,99934135.7
3) 70K-79,99913414.0
4) 80K & up697.2
Missing71 
TOTAL954100.0
167) I-REGION: In which region of the United States do you now reside? (for use with on-line analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) East37137.1
2) Midwest40740.7
3) South14614.6
4) West777.7
Missing24 
TOTAL1001100.0