Phase III of the National Study on the Permanent Diaconate: A Survey of Catholic Deacons' Supervisors, 1995

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CNSLPOOR

How would you rate the overall effectiveness of most deacons you direct and counsel with the poor?
  1) Very effective
  2) Somewhat effective
  3) Ineffective
  4) Deacon does not perform this ministry
  5) Don't know

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Very effective 129 33.8% 33.8% -.99
Somewhat effective 144 37.7% 71.5% -.2
Ineffective 15 3.9% 75.4% .59
Deacon does not perform this ministry 71 18.6% 94% 1.38
Don't know 23 6% 100% 2.17

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

<50 50-59 60-69 70&over TOTAL
Very effective 33.6%
45
36.8%
46
28.2%
29
38.5%
5
33.3%
125
Somewhat effective 32.1%
43
40.8%
51
40.8%
42
38.5%
5
37.6%
141
Ineffective 6.7%
9
3.2%
4
1.9%
2
0.0%
0
4.0%
15
Deacon does not perform this ministry 20.9%
28
16.8%
21
19.4%
20
15.4%
2
18.9%
71
Don't know 6.7%
9
2.4%
3
9.7%
10
7.7%
1
6.1%
23
TOTAL 100.0%
134
100.0%
125
100.0%
103
100.0%
13

375


Race (I-RACE)

Caucasian Hispanic Native Am. African-Am Other TOTAL
Very effective 33.5%
119
33.3%
2
44.4%
4
0.0%
0
33.3%
3
33.7%
128
Somewhat effective 37.5%
133
50.0%
3
44.4%
4
100.0%
1
22.2%
2
37.6%
143
Ineffective 4.2%
15
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
3.9%
15
Deacon does not perform this ministry 19.2%
68
16.7%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
22.2%
2
18.7%
71
Don't know 5.6%
20
0.0%
0
11.1%
1
0.0%
0
22.2%
2
6.1%
23
TOTAL 100.0%
355
100.0%
6
100.0%
9
100.0%
1
100.0%
9

380


Education (I-EDUCATN)

Less than college degree B.A., STB, or other bachelor's M.A. STL, M. DIV., M.S., or other master's Doctorate TOTAL
Very effective 83.3%
5
28.9%
22
33.6%
84
33.3%
15
33.4%
126
Somewhat effective 0.0%
0
40.8%
31
36.4%
91
44.4%
20
37.7%
142
Ineffective 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
5.6%
14
2.2%
1
4.0%
15
Deacon does not perform this ministry 16.7%
1
22.4%
17
18.8%
47
13.3%
6
18.8%
71
Don't know 0.0%
0
7.9%
6
5.6%
14
6.7%
3
6.1%
23
TOTAL 100.0%
6
100.0%
76
100.0%
250
100.0%
45

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