Toward Shaping the Agenda: A National Survey of Catholic Religious Education, Survey of Bishops, 1993

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Survey of Bishops (FORMTYPE)
TOTAL%
9) 133100.0
TOTAL133100.0
2) ID number (IDNUM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1336739
3) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Has a clear faith identity (QUAL1A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important9473.4
2) Very important2821.9
3) Important64.7
Missing5 
TOTAL128100.0
4) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Has a clear faith identity (QUAL1B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree7255.8
2) To some degree5542.6
3) To only a slight degree, if any21.6
Missing4 
TOTAL129100.0
5) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Considers him/herself a disciple of Jesus (QUAL2A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important9070.3
2) Very important2519.5
3) Important1310.2
Missing5 
TOTAL128100.0
6) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Considers him/herself a disciple of Jesus (QUAL2B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree6248.1
2) To some degree6046.5
3) To only a slight degree, if any75.4
Missing4 
TOTAL129100.0
7) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Is committed to the proclamation of the Gospel (QUAL3A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important4434.4
2) Very important5543.0
3) Important2922.7
Missing5 
TOTAL128100.0
8) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Is committed to the proclamation of the Gospel (QUAL3B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree4131.8
2) To some degree6550.4
3) To only a slight degree, if any2317.8
Missing4 
TOTAL129100.0
9) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Values participation in meaningful celebrations of the liturgy (QUAL4A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important4032.0
2) Very important7156.8
3) Important1411.2
Missing8 
TOTAL125100.0
10) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Values participation in meaningful celebrations of the liturgy (QUAL4B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree4032.0
2) To some degree7358.4
3) To only a slight degree, if any129.6
Missing8 
TOTAL125100.0
11) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Participates in a continuing witness in charity (QUAL5A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important4737.0
2) Very important5543.3
3) Important2519.7
Missing6 
TOTAL127100.0
12) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Participates in a continuing witness in charity (QUAL5B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree2822.0
2) To some degree6853.5
3) To only a slight degree, if any3124.4
Missing6 
TOTAL127100.0
13) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Has an attitude of conversion (QUAL6A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important3124.4
2) Very important6652.0
3) Important3023.6
Missing6 
TOTAL127100.0
14) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Has an attitude of conversion (QUAL6B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree2418.9
2) To some degree7256.7
3) To only a slight degree, if any3124.4
Missing6 
TOTAL127100.0
15) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Is committed to the transformation of family life in the light of the Gospel (QUAL7A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important3426.6
2) Very important7054.7
3) Important2418.8
Missing5 
TOTAL128100.0
16) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Is committed to the transformation of family life in the light of the Gospel (QUAL7B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree2217.2
2) To some degree7457.8
3) To only a slight degree, if any3225.0
Missing5 
TOTAL128100.0
17) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Is committed to the transformation of society in the light of the Gospel (QUAL8A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important2721.1
2) Very important7054.7
3) Important3124.2
Missing5 
TOTAL128100.0
18) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Is committed to the transformation of society in the light of the Gospel (QUAL8B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree1713.3
2) To some degree7760.2
3) To only a slight degree, if any3426.6
Missing5 
TOTAL128100.0
19) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Is committed to the transformation of one's working life in the light of the Gospel (QUAL9A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important2015.6
2) Very important7760.2
3) Important3124.2
Missing5 
TOTAL128100.0
20) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Is committed to the transformation of one's working life in the light of the Gospel (QUAL9B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree1713.3
2) To some degree7357.0
3) To only a slight degree, if any3829.7
Missing5 
TOTAL128100.0
21) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Understands the great themes of the Christian religion (God, Trinity, Christ, Church, etc.) (QUAL10A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important5845.3
2) Very important4434.4
3) Important2620.3
Missing5 
TOTAL128100.0
22) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Understands the great themes of the Christian religion (God, Trinity, Christ, Church, etc.) (QUAL10B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree8969.5
2) To some degree3124.2
3) To only a slight degree, if any86.3
Missing5 
TOTAL128100.0
23) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Is well-versed in the moral/ethical implications of the Christian vision (QUAL11A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important4333.6
2) Very important6853.1
3) Important1713.3
Missing5 
TOTAL128100.0
24) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Is well-versed in the moral/ethical implications of the Christian vision (QUAL11B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree6752.3
2) To some degree5341.4
3) To only a slight degree, if any86.3
Missing5 
TOTAL128100.0
25) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Shows an ability to evaluate aspects of the sociocultural order and changes in today's world in the light of the faith (QUAL12A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important1310.2
2) Very important5139.8
3) Important6450.0
Missing5 
TOTAL128100.0
26) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Shows an ability to evaluate aspects of the sociocultural order and changes in today's world in the light of faith (QUAL12B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree2015.6
2) To some degree7155.5
3) To only a slight degree, if any3728.9
Missing5 
TOTAL128100.0
27) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Periodically reads and reflects on sacred scripture (QUAL13A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important3225.0
2) Very important7054.7
3) Important2620.3
Missing5 
TOTAL128100.0
28) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Periodically reads and reflects on sacred scripture (QUAL13B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree4132.0
2) To some degree6450.0
3) To only a slight degree, if any2318.0
Missing5 
TOTAL128100.0
29) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Is knowledgeable about key elements in the Church's history (QUAL14A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important86.3
2) Very important3728.9
3) Important8364.8
Missing5 
TOTAL128100.0
30) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Is knowledgeable about key elements in the Church's history (QUAL14B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree4535.2
2) To some degree6046.9
3) To only a slight degree, if any2318.0
Missing5 
TOTAL128100.0
31) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Is knowledgeable about key elements in the Church's doctrine (QUAL15A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important1310.2
2) Very important6550.8
3) Important5039.1
Missing5 
TOTAL128100.0
32) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Is knowledgeable about key elements in the Church's doctrine (QUAL15B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree4333.9
2) To some degree6349.6
3) To only a slight degree, if any2116.5
Missing6 
TOTAL127100.0
33) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Recognizes and values linguistic and cultural difference in the church community (QUAL16A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important107.8
2) Very important4031.3
3) Important7860.9
Missing5 
TOTAL128100.0
34) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Recognizes and values linguistic and cultural differences in the church community (QUAL16B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree1814.0
2) To some degree6751.9
3) To only a slight degree, if any4434.1
Missing4 
TOTAL129100.0
35) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Is willing to face questions that challenge the faith (QUAL17A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important2015.6
2) Very important7860.9
3) Important3023.4
Missing5 
TOTAL128100.0
36) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Is willing to face questions that challenge the faith (QUAL17B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree3426.6
2) To some degree7357.0
3) To only a slight degree, if any2116.4
Missing5 
TOTAL128100.0
37) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Has a particular awareness of his or her own value and dignity as a human being (QUAL18A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important7961.7
2) Very important3527.3
3) Important1410.9
Missing5 
TOTAL128100.0
38) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Has a particular awareness of his or her own value and dignity as a human being (QUAL18B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree4333.6
2) To some degree7357.0
3) To only a slight degree, if any129.4
Missing5 
TOTAL128100.0
39) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Has a practical spirituality for today's world (QUAL19A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important4837.5
2) Very important5946.1
3) Important2116.4
Missing5 
TOTAL128100.0
40) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Has a practical spirituality for today's world (QUAL19B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree2418.8
2) To some degree7961.7
3) To only a slight degree, if any2519.5
Missing5 
TOTAL128100.0
41) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Seeks opportunities for ecumenical encounters and discussions (QUAL20A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important64.7
2) Very important2418.8
3) Important9876.6
Missing5 
TOTAL128100.0
42) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Seeks opportunities for ecumenical encounters and discussions (QUAL20B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree107.8
2) To some degree4635.9
3) To only a slight degree, if any7256.3
Missing5 
TOTAL128100.0
43) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Can communicate the content of faith to others (QUAL21A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important3124.2
2) Very important6953.9
3) Important2821.9
Missing5 
TOTAL128100.0
44) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Can communicate the content of faith to others (QUAL21B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree5139.8
2) To some degree6349.2
3) To only a slight degree, if any1410.9
Missing5 
TOTAL128100.0
45) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. You are asked to read through the entire list of qualities and then rate each one compared to the others in terms of the importance of that quality in Catholic life. -- Participates actively in the life of the Church (QUAL22A)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important8264.1
2) Very important4232.8
3) Important43.1
Missing5 
TOTAL128100.0
46) The following is a list of the qualities of Catholic adults who embody the intended outcomes of catechesis. All of these qualities are important. For each quality, please indicate whether or not, in your judgment, that quality can be fostered/developed in religious education programs. -- Participates actively in the life of the Church (QUAL22B)
TOTAL%
1) To a great degree4434.6
2) To some degree7256.7
3) To only a slight degree, if any118.7
Missing6 
TOTAL127100.0
47) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- Discrepancy between the way most classes are taught and the way young people learn today (ISSUE1)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious2015.5
2) Serious7457.4
3) Not really serious3527.1
Missing4 
TOTAL129100.0
48) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- Discrepancy between the way most classes are taught and the way adults learn (ISSUE2)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious1612.4
2) Serious6550.4
3) Not really serious4837.2
Missing4 
TOTAL129100.0
49) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- The scarcity of family-focused learning programs (ISSUE3)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious3929.5
2) Serious5743.2
3) Not really serious3123.5
4) Not an issue or problem at all53.8
Missing1 
TOTAL132100.0
50) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- The lack of top-quality video presentations as a basic classroom tool for catechists/religion teachers (ISSUE4)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious129.2
2) Serious4433.8
3) Not really serious6146.9
4) Not an issue or problem at all1310.0
Missing3 
TOTAL130100.0
51) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- The lack of top-quality print and video materials for the training of catechists nationwide (ISSUE5)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious1713.2
2) Serious5542.6
3) Not really serious4534.9
4) Not an issue or problem at all129.3
Missing4 
TOTAL129100.0
52) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- Need for top-quality text and video materials at the youth and adult levels (ISSUE6)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious3325.0
2) Serious6650.0
3) Not really serious2619.7
4) Not an issue or problem at all75.3
Missing1 
TOTAL132100.0
53) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- An emphasis on current issues more than on traditional teachings (ISSUE7)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious1712.8
2) Serious5440.6
3) Not really serious5037.6
4) Not an issue or problem at all129.0
TOTAL133100.0
54) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- The quantity and quality of assistance and materials provided to catechists (ISSUE8)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious1511.6
2) Serious5542.6
3) Not really serious5441.9
4) Not an issue or problem at all53.9
Missing4 
TOTAL129100.0
55) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- The absence of market incentives for publishers to develop quality materials for Hispanic and multicultural programs (ISSUE9)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious1915.0
2) Serious5845.7
3) Not really serious4333.9
4) Not an issue or problem at all75.5
Missing6 
TOTAL127100.0
56) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- Inadequate recognition of value conflicts experienced by language-minority families and children (ISSUE10)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious2015.4
2) Serious7053.8
3) Not really serious3728.5
4) Not an issue or problem at all32.3
Missing3 
TOTAL130100.0
57) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- The development of secure and financially viable careers for lay persons in Church ministry (ISSUE11)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious3828.8
2) Serious6247.0
3) Not really serious3022.7
4) Not an issue or problem at all21.5
Missing1 
TOTAL132100.0
58) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- Selection of diocesan educational leaders without regard to their theological qualifications (ISSUE12)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious3728.2
2) Serious5542.0
3) Not really serious3426.0
4) Not an issue or problem at all53.8
Missing2 
TOTAL131100.0
59) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- Dwindling pool from which to recruit parish directors of religious education with appropriate theological and ministerial preparation (ISSUE13)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious4030.8
2) Serious5643.1
3) Not really serious3123.8
4) Not an issue or problem at all32.3
Missing3 
TOTAL130100.0
60) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- Absence of a national approach to the certification of catechists/religion teachers (ISSUE14)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious2015.3
2) Serious2821.4
3) Not really serious7053.4
4) Not an issue or problem at all139.9
Missing2 
TOTAL131100.0
61) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- An absence of clear goals/objectives for Catholic religious education at the various levels (ISSUE15)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious3224.4
2) Serious7255.0
3) Not really serious2619.8
4) Not an issue or problem at all10.8
Missing2 
TOTAL131100.0
62) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- A need to shift major attention from youth to adult religious education (ISSUE16)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious1410.5
2) Serious5642.1
3) Not really serious5440.6
4) Not an issue or problem at all96.8
TOTAL133100.0
63) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- The absence of uniformity in religious education within and among dioceses (ISSUE17)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious1511.5
2) Serious5340.8
3) Not really serious5340.8
4) Not an issue or problem at all96.9
Missing3 
TOTAL130100.0
64) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- The need for more and better research in religious education (ISSUE18)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious2115.9
2) Serious6146.2
3) Not really serious4433.3
4) Not an issue or problem at all64.5
Missing1 
TOTAL132100.0
65) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- The need for assessment tools and processes to evaluate local programs (ISSUE19)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious2620.0
2) Serious6449.2
3) Not really serious3728.5
4) Not an issue or problem at all32.3
Missing3 
TOTAL130100.0
66) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- The impact of the Church's financial crises on religious education (ISSUE20)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious3324.8
2) Serious5440.6
3) Not really serious4433.1
4) Not an issue or problem at all21.5
TOTAL133100.0
67) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- Widespread perception that religious educational/catechetical programs can be offered at no significant cost (ISSUE21)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious2821.2
2) Serious6347.7
3) Not really serious3627.3
4) Not an issue or problem at all53.8
Missing1 
TOTAL132100.0
68) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- Lack of a widely shared vision of what makes up the catechetical ministry (ISSUE22)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious3022.9
2) Serious6448.9
3) Not really serious3728.2
Missing2 
TOTAL131100.0
69) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- Lack of broad agreement on the priorities of the religious educational mission (ISSUE23)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious2821.5
2) Serious7255.4
3) Not really serious3023.1
Missing3 
TOTAL130100.0
70) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- Increasing presence of traditionalist groups seeking to shape religious education (ISSUE24)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious2216.8
2) Serious4433.6
3) Not really serious5138.9
4) Not an issue or problem at all1410.7
Missing2 
TOTAL131100.0
71) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- The general perception of the Church as out of touch with the times (ISSUE25)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious2518.8
2) Serious6246.6
3) Not really serious4231.6
4) Not an issue or problem at all43.0
TOTAL133100.0
72) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- Disillusionment from the perception that Vatican II delivered fewer real changes than expected (ISSUE26)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious53.8
2) Serious3325.0
3) Not really serious7758.3
4) Not an issue or problem at all1712.9
Missing1 
TOTAL132100.0
73) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- The impact of child abuse concerns on working with youth (ISSUE27)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious2115.9
2) Serious6045.5
3) Not really serious4836.4
4) Not an issue or problem at all32.3
Missing1 
TOTAL132100.0
74) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- Lack of a widely shared understanding among Catholics about the mission of the Church (ISSUE28)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious4332.3
2) Serious7757.9
3) Not really serious139.8
TOTAL133100.0
75) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- Need for theological and ministerial preparation for lay parish ministers (ISSUE29)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious5339.8
2) Serious7153.4
3) Not really serious96.8
TOTAL133100.0
76) Listed below are possible issues or problems facing religious education today. You are asked to rate each possible issue or problem in terms of its seriousness or importance. -- Need in some areas for small ecclesial communities as alternatives to traditional parishes (ISSUE30)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious118.5
2) Serious4836.9
3) Not really serious5542.3
4) Not an issue or problem at all1612.3
Missing3 
TOTAL130100.0