Typology of Dutch Catholic Parishes, 2003

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This dataset examines characteristics of Dutch Catholic Parishes, including their purpose, activities, participants, target group, visitors, and slogan or motto.

Data File
Cases: 103
Variables: 75
Weight Variable: None
Data Collection
Date Collected: 2003
Original Survey (Instrument)
Original survey
Funded By
Radboud University Nijmegen
Collection Procedures
Data were collected through self-administered questionnaires. They were sent by mail to the parish council, and a few members of the parish council were asked to complete the questionnaire.
Sampling Procedures
In 2003, there were 1,579 Catholic parishes in the Netherlands. This study examines a representative sample of 215 parishes, 103 of which responded (47.9% response rate).
Principal Investigators
Dr. Kees de Groot
Dr. Joris Kregting