The purpose of this study was to evaluate the Permanent Diaconate in the U.S. Catholic Church and help to determine its future direction. The National Study on the Permanent Diaconate of the Catholic Church in the United States consisted of a four-phase, two-year study. The Study of Deacons' Wives was Phase II.
- Data File
- Cases: 1,165
Weight Variable: None
- Data Collection
- Date Collected: 1994-1995
- Funded By
- The National Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Catholic Church Extension Society of the United States of America
- Collection Procedures
- Self-administered mail survey
- Sampling Procedures
- From the 5,379 deacon questionnaires, 1,850 names and addresses of wives were randomly taken. These 1,850 names constituted the random sample. Of the 1,850 questionnaires sent out, 1,194 or 64 percent were returned.
- Principal Investigators
- Bishop Dale J. Melczek, Reverend Eugene Hemrick, Dr. James R. Kelly, Deacon Samuel M. Taub.
- Related Publications
- A National Study on the Permanent Diaconate of the Catholic Church in the United States, 1994-1995.