Notre Dame Study of Catholic Parish Life: Volunteer Leaders Sample, 1983

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Respondent ID Number (RESPONID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2027123.42172
2) What month were you first assigned to this parish as a volunteer leader? (ASSIGNED)
TOTAL%
1) January157.5
2) February42.0
3) March105.0
4) April10.5
10) October2914.5
11) November11155.5
12) December3015.0
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
3) Day questionnaire completed (DAY)
TOTAL%
1) 3115.5
2) 63.0
3) 84.0
4) 147.0
5) 31.5
6) 42.0
7) 115.5
8) 84.0
9) 63.0
11) 10.5
12) 31.5
13) 21.0
14) 94.5
15) 84.0
16) 10.5
17) 10.5
18) 52.5
19) 52.5
20) 42.0
21) 42.0
22) 147.0
23) 42.0
24) 31.5
27) 21.0
28) 2110.5
30) 63.0
31) 168.0
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
4) Year questionnaire completed (YEAR)
TOTAL%
3) 198317586.6
4) 19842713.4
TOTAL202100.0
5) Parish ID code (PARID)
TOTAL%
1) Parish 1, MA63.0
2) Parish 1, MD73.5
3) Parish 1, KS63.0
4) Parish 2, MS42.0
5) Parish 1, MT94.5
6) Parish 1, RI63.0
7) Parish 2, MA63.0
8) Parish 1, IL73.5
9) Parish 1, LA21.0
10) Parish 1, WA73.5
11) Parish 2, WA42.0
12) Parish 1, VA63.0
13) Parish 1, NC73.5
14) Parish 2, VA21.0
15) Parish 1, WI21.0
16) Parish 2, LA84.0
17) Parish 3, MA94.5
18) Parish 3, WA84.0
19) Parish 1, TX84.0
20) Parish 2, MD52.5
21) Parish 4, MA52.5
22) Parish 3, LA84.0
23) Parish 3, MD21.0
24) Parish 2, IL21.0
25) Parish 1, OR63.0
26) Parish 2, KS21.0
27) Parish 1, CO136.4
28) Parish 1, ID31.5
29) Parish 5, MA94.5
30) Parish 2, CO42.0
31) Parish 3, IL63.0
32) Parish 4, WA84.0
34) Parish 3, CO63.0
35) Parish 5, WA63.0
36) Parish 2, MT31.5
TOTAL202100.0
6) Do you live within the territorial boundaries of this parish? (LIVE)
TOTAL%
1) No2010.3
2) Yes17288.2
3) I am not certain.31.5
Missing7 
TOTAL195100.0
7) Are there any other parishes where you attend Mass on Sunday or Saturday evening? - First parish (OTHPAR1)
TOTAL%
1) Nearby parish4021.4
2) Distant parish2412.8
8) None12365.8
Missing15 
TOTAL187100.0
8) Percent who attend other parishes - First parish (OTHPAR1A)
TOTAL%
0) 12369.5
1) 74.0
2) 21.1
3) 42.3
4) 63.4
5) 52.8
6) 10.6
7) 21.1
8) 10.6
10) 74.0
12) 10.6
15) 21.1
17) 10.6
20) 42.3
25) 63.4
30) 10.6
50) 21.1
80) 10.6
88) Not applic10.6
Missing25 
TOTAL177100.0
9) Are there any other parishes where you attend Mass on Sunday or Saturday evening? - Second parish (OTHPAR2)
TOTAL%
0) No other parish4423.5
1) Nearby parish94.8
2) Distant parish126.4
8) None12265.2
Missing15 
TOTAL187100.0
10) Percent who attend other parishes - Second parish (OTHPAR2A)
TOTAL%
0) 16690.7
1) 31.6
2) 31.6
5) 21.1
6) 10.5
10) 31.6
12) 21.1
15) 10.5
17) 10.5
88) Not applicable10.5
Missing19 
TOTAL183100.0
11) Are there any special reasons why you attend Masses at these other parishes? - Reason one (REASON1)
TOTAL%
0) Do not go elsewhere9851.3
1) Convenient place73.7
2) Convenient time189.4
3) Visiting friends52.6
4) Vacation168.4
5) Like pastor21.0
6) Like liturgy94.7
7) Like people10.5
12) Types of ministry21.0
15) Like sermons21.0
16) Childhood church10.5
18) Comparable spiritual experiences10.5
19) Work there21.0
88) Not applicable2714.1
Missing11 
TOTAL191100.0
12) Are there any special reasons why you attend Masses at these other parishes? - Reason two (REASON2)
TOTAL%
0) Do not go elsewhere14274.7
1) Convenient place10.5
2) Convenient time31.6
3) Visiting friends21.1
4) Vacation73.7
6) Like liturgy10.5
7) Like people10.5
16) Childhood church10.5
19) Work there31.6
88) Not applicable2915.3
Missing12 
TOTAL190100.0
13) When you were growing up, did you live in this parish or attend the parish school? (LIVEPAR)
TOTAL%
1) No, I neither lived in the parish nor attended the school.14072.5
2) I lived in the parish but did not attend the school.2311.9
3) I lived in the parish and attended the school.2814.5
4) I did not live in the parish, but I did attend the parish school.21.0
Missing9 
TOTAL193100.0
14) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO LIVED IN THIS PARISH - How long, altogether, did you live in this parish? - Years (YEARPAR)
TOTAL%
6) 10.5
9) 10.5
10) 10.5
11) 31.6
12) 10.5
13) 10.5
16) 10.5
18) 63.2
21) 31.6
22) 10.5
23) 10.5
24) 10.5
26) 42.1
30) 10.5
33) 21.1
34) 21.1
35) 21.1
36) 21.1
40) 21.1
42) 42.1
43) 10.5
44) 10.5
45) 21.1
46) 21.1
50) 21.1
51) 10.5
52) 10.5
53) 10.5
54) 31.6
57) 21.1
58) 21.1
61) 21.1
62) 10.5
63) 10.5
64) 21.1
68) 10.5
70) 21.1
88) Not applic12364.7
Missing12 
TOTAL190100.0
15) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO LIVED IN THIS PARISH - How long, altogether, did you live in this parish? - Months (MONPAR)
TOTAL%
0) 4021.1
1) 31.6
2) 31.6
3) 31.6
4) 10.5
5) 10.5
6) 63.2
7) 21.1
9) 42.1
10) 31.6
11) 10.5
88) Not applic12364.7
Missing12 
TOTAL190100.0
16) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO ATTENDED THE PARISH SCHOOL - Altogether, for how long did you attend the parish school? - Years (YEARSCHL)
TOTAL%
0) 115.8
2) 10.5
3) 10.5
4) 21.1
5) 21.1
8) 147.4
9) 42.1
12) 52.6
46) 10.5
88) Not applic14878.3
Missing13 
TOTAL189100.0
17) Are you now, or have you ever been, a religious, a priest, a seminarian or a candidate for religious life and/or priesthood? (CANDIDTE)
TOTAL%
1) No17788.5
2) Yes, I was a candidate in the past but not now.63.0
3) Yes, I was a religious, but I left and am a member of the laity.42.0
4) Yes, I am now a religious.126.0
5) Yes, I am now in formation for religious life.10.5
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
18) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY WERE CANDIDATES IN THE PAST - For what were you a candidate? (CNDIDTE1)
TOTAL%
3) Sister, order unspecified10.5
5) Diaconate, unspecified10.5
50) Sister, order specified10.5
88) Not applicable19698.5
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
19) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE NOW A RELIGIOUS OR PRIEST - For what are you a religious or priest? (RELPRST)
TOTAL%
2) Religious, status unspecified10.5
3) Sister, order unspecified31.5
4) Brother, order unspecified10.5
5) Diaconate, unspecified63.0
50) Sister, order specified10.5
88) Not applicable18693.9
Missing4 
TOTAL198100.0
20) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE IN FORMATION FOR RELIGIOUS LIFE - For what are you in formation for religious life? (RELGLIFE)
TOTAL%
5) Diaconate, unspecified10.5
88) Not applicable19899.5
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
21) How long were you, or have you been, in this state of religious life? - Years (RELGLIF1)
TOTAL%
0) 29.1
1) 29.1
2) 313.6
3) 29.1
4) 313.6
5) 14.5
6) 14.5
11) 14.5
20) 14.5
25) 14.5
30) 29.1
33) 14.5
47) 14.5
48) 14.5
Missing180 
TOTAL22100.0
22) How long were you, or have you been, in this state of religious life? - Months (RELGLIF2)
TOTAL%
0) 627.3
1) 313.6
2) 29.1
3) 29.1
4) 313.6
6) 14.5
8) 14.5
9) 29.1
11) 14.5
60) 14.5
Missing180 
TOTAL22100.0
23) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE NOT NOW OR HAVE NEVER BEEN A RELIGIOUS, A PRIEST, A SEMINARIAN OR A CANDIDATE FOR RELIGIOUS LIFE AND/OR PRIESTHOOD - Did you ever give serious thought to becoming a religious, a priest or a candidate for religious life or priesthood? (THOUGHT)
TOTAL%
1) No11963.0
2) Yes4724.9
8) Not applicable2312.2
Missing13 
TOTAL189100.0
24) How long have you worked in other parishes? - Years (WORKPAR1)
TOTAL%
0) 2621.1
1) 75.7
2) 97.3
3) 21.6
4) 32.4
5) 21.6
6) 43.3
7) 32.4
8) 54.1
9) 10.8
10) 108.1
12) 21.6
13) 10.8
14) 10.8
15) 54.1
16) 10.8
18) 43.3
20) 64.9
21) 10.8
23) 21.6
25) 32.4
28) 32.4
29) 32.4
30) 54.1
31) 10.8
32) 10.8
35) 21.6
40) 21.6
44) 10.8
45) 10.8
46) 10.8
48) 10.8
88) Not applic43.3
Missing79 
TOTAL123100.0
25) How long have you worked in other parishes? - Months (WORKPAR2)
TOTAL%
0) 10484.6
2) 43.3
3) 10.8
4) 10.8
6) 64.9
8) 10.8
9) 10.8
30) 10.8
88) Not applic43.3
Missing79 
TOTAL123100.0
26) How long have you worked in non-parish settings? - Years (NONPAR1)
TOTAL%
0) 6164.2
1) 22.1
2) 22.1
3) 33.2
4) 55.3
5) 22.1
6) 11.1
7) 22.1
8) 22.1
9) 22.1
10) 44.2
12) 11.1
20) 11.1
24) 11.1
25) 11.1
30) 22.1
35) 11.1
88) Not applic22.1
Missing107 
TOTAL95100.0
27) How long have you worked in non-parish settings? - Months (NONPAR2)
TOTAL%
0) 9094.7
2) 11.1
4) 11.1
6) 11.1
88) Not applic22.1
Missing107 
TOTAL95100.0
28) How many days in the last three years have you spent in courses, workshops, seminars, etc., to increase your own religious education or to develop skills directly related to your parish work? (COURSES)
TOTAL%
1) I haven't spent any days in such training.5930.3
2) I have spent between one and six days in such training.5327.2
3) I have spent between seven and thirteen days in such training.2713.8
4) I have spent between fourteen and thirty days in such training.2311.8
5) I have spent more than thirty days in such training.3316.9
Missing7 
TOTAL195100.0
29) How many days in the last three years have you spent on retreat? (RETREAT)
TOTAL%
1) I haven't spent any days on retreat.9045.0
2) I have spent between one and six days on retreat.7135.5
3) I have spent between seven and thirteen days on retreat.199.5
4) I have spent between fourteen days thirty days on retreat.168.0
5) I have spent more than thirty days on retreat.42.0
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
30) During the past year, approximately how many books or articles have you read that related to your faith or your work in the parish? (BOOKS)
TOTAL%
1) I haven't read any.2411.9
2) I've read one.94.5
3) I've read between two to five.5125.2
4) I've read between six to nine.2411.9
5) I've read between ten to twenty.3215.8
6) I've read between twenty to fifty.3215.8
7) I've read more than fifty.3014.9
TOTAL202100.0
31) In general, how attached to this parish do you feel? (ATTCHYOU)
TOTAL%
1) Not attached at all21.0
2) Somewhat attached168.0
3) Very attached18391.0
Missing1 
TOTAL201100.0
32) In general, how attached to this parish is the average parishioner? (ATTCHPAR)
TOTAL%
1) Not attached at all73.5
2) Somewhat attached11858.4
3) Very attached7738.1
TOTAL202100.0
33) In general, how well does this parish meet - Your spiritual needs? (NEEDS1)
TOTAL%
1) Completely5125.4
2) Very well12260.7
3) Not very well2612.9
4) Not at all21.0
Missing1 
TOTAL201100.0
34) In general, how well does this parish meet - Your social needs? (NEEDS2)
TOTAL%
1) Completely199.5
2) Very well11859.0
3) Not very well4824.0
4) Not at all157.5
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
35) In general, how well does this parish meet - The spiritual needs of other parishioners? (NEEDS3)
TOTAL%
1) Completely189.0
2) Very well14572.9
3) Not very well3417.1
4) Not at all21.0
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
36) In general, how well does this parish meet - The social needs of other parishioners? (NEEDS4)
TOTAL%
1) Completely73.5
2) Very well11156.1
3) Not very well6733.8
4) Not at all136.6
Missing4 
TOTAL198100.0
37) Think of the five persons who are your closest friends. How many of these friends are also - Parishioners in this parish? (FRIENDS1)
TOTAL%
0) No friends2412.1
1) One157.5
2) Two4221.1
3) Three3618.1
4) Four3517.6
5) Five4723.6
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
38) Think of the five persons who are your closest friends. How many of these friends are also - Members of the parish staff? (FRIENDS2)
TOTAL%
0) No friends8242.5
1) One3819.7
2) Two3719.2
3) Three136.7
4) Four21.0
5) Five2110.9
Missing9 
TOTAL193100.0
39) How frequently do you have longer conversations with the following people during the course of an "average" month? - Pastor (CONVERS1)
TOTAL%
1) Never73.5
2) Seldom6432.0
3) Frequently12361.5
4) Daily52.5
5) Do not have this person10.5
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
40) How frequently do you have longer conversations with the following people during the course of an "average" month? - Associate or assistant pastor (CONVERS2)
TOTAL%
1) Never52.6
2) Seldom2211.5
3) Frequently6634.6
4) Daily63.1
5) Do not have this person9248.2
Missing11 
TOTAL191100.0
41) How frequently do you have longer conversations with the following people during the course of an "average" month? - Parish secretary/receptionist (CONVERS3)
TOTAL%
1) Never199.7
2) Seldom4824.5
3) Frequently6231.6
4) Daily63.1
5) Do not have this person6131.1
Missing6 
TOTAL196100.0
42) How frequently do you have longer conversations with the following people during the course of an "average" month? - Principal of the school (CONVERS4)
TOTAL%
1) Never3418.2
2) Seldom3820.3
3) Frequently2412.8
4) Daily21.1
5) Do not have this person8947.6
Missing15 
TOTAL187100.0
43) How frequently do you have longer conversations with the following people during the course of an "average" month? - Director of religious education (CONVERS5)
TOTAL%
1) Never2714.1
2) Seldom6232.3
3) Frequently5930.7
4) Daily52.6
5) Do not have this person3920.3
Missing10 
TOTAL192100.0
44) How frequently do you have longer conversations with the following people during the course of an "average" month? - Head of the parish council (CONVERS6)
TOTAL%
1) Never3317.6
2) Seldom5931.4
3) Frequently6233.0
4) Daily73.7
5) Do not have this person2714.4
Missing14 
TOTAL188100.0
45) How frequently do you have longer conversations with the following people during the course of an "average" month? - Teachers at the parish school (CONVERS7)
TOTAL%
1) Never3719.5
2) Seldom3719.5
3) Frequently4322.6
4) Daily42.1
5) Do not have this person6936.3
Missing12 
TOTAL190100.0
46) How frequently do you have longer conversations with the following people during the course of an "average" month? - Other parish members (CONVERS8)
TOTAL%
1) Never52.6
2) Seldom199.8
3) Frequently13770.6
4) Daily3317.0
Missing8 
TOTAL194100.0
47) How frequently do you have longer conversations with the following people during the course of an "average" month? - Other parish staff (CONVERS9)
TOTAL%
1) Never136.7
2) Seldom6634.0
3) Frequently8041.2
4) Daily73.6
5) Do not have this person2814.4
Missing8 
TOTAL194100.0
48) In what year did you start attending this parish? - 19_ (ATTEND)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL19961.05517
49) What kind of changes have occurred in this parish since you started attending? - First mention (CHANGE1)
TOTAL%
0) No change mentioned52.7
4) Younger families10.5
5) Racial change - white flight63.2
6) Racial change - black to white10.5
7) Ethnic assimilation10.5
8) Decrease in parish size10.5
9) Parish grows94.8
10) Longtime pastor left31.6
11) Frequent pastor changes31.6
13) New pastor is progressive.52.7
14) One pastor10.5
18) Lay leaders10.5
19) Deacons10.5
21) No longer have a school10.5
24) Build a new church21.1
25) Renovate the church10.5
27) Sell property10.5
30) Change to English2613.8
31) Priest faces people10.5
32) Remove rail/altar21.1
34) Lay communion ministers2714.4
35) Lectors, etc.73.7
36) Increased congregational participation73.7
37) Folk Masses31.6
38) Women liturgy roles21.1
42) Informal liturgy21.1
43) Rigid liturgy10.5
49) More exciting celebrant21.1
57) American bishops31.6
59) Change in church laws10.5
60) Liturgy styles for racial groups10.5
61) Ethnic parish to usual10.5
62) Active parish council21.1
63) Active lay leaders21.1
65) Social activity42.1
66) More spiritual renewal21.1
68) Improve youth programs10.5
80) More liberal attitudes31.6
84) Improvements in lay/clergy relations21.1
88) Improved financial support of parish10.5
90) Positive reaction to the lay ministry10.5
91) Negative reaction to the lay ministry10.5
92) Welcome liturgical change94.8
95) More emphasis on voluntary participation10.5
96) Parish as community10.5
97) Liturgical change2613.8
98) Change in role of laypersons31.6
Missing14 
TOTAL188100.0
50) What kind of changes have occurred in this parish since you started attending? - Second mention (CHANGE2)
TOTAL%
0) No change mentioned115.9
2) Regenerating neighborhood10.5
3) Aging membership21.1
5) Racial change - white flight10.5
7) Ethnic assimilation52.7
9) Parish grows31.6
10) Longtime pastor left10.5
11) Frequent pastor changes21.1
13) New pastor is progressive.21.1
16) Decline in nuns10.5
17) General vocations10.5
18) Lay leaders21.1
24) Build a new church10.5
25) Renovate the church31.6
26) Add buildings10.5
29) Increased staff size21.1
30) Change to English10.5
31) Priest faces people73.7
34) Lay communion ministers2915.4
35) Lectors, etc.3418.1
36) Increased congregational participation73.7
38) Women liturgy roles10.5
39) Decreased lay liturgy participation21.1
41) Improved music42.1
42) Informal liturgy31.6
44) Child liturgy10.5
47) More convenient Mass21.1
49) More exciting celebrant31.6
55) More ecumenism10.5
57) American bishops31.6
62) Active parish council21.1
63) Active lay leaders42.1
64) Less active lay leaders10.5
65) Social activity73.7
67) Develop CCD programs21.1
77) Education or development programs10.5
78) Fewer organizations/less activities10.5
80) More liberal attitudes21.1
84) Improvements in lay/clergy relations10.5
87) Tense staff relations10.5
90) Positive reaction to the lay ministry21.1
92) Welcome liturgical change42.1
95) More volunteer participation10.5
96) Parish as community10.5
97) Liturgical change73.7
98) Change in role of laypersons147.4
Missing14 
TOTAL188100.0
51) What kind of changes have occurred in this parish since you started attending? - Third mention (CHANGE3)
TOTAL%
0) No change mentioned4926.1
3) Aging membership10.5
5) Racial change - white flight21.1
6) Racial change - black to white10.5
7) Ethnic assimilation10.5
9) Parish grows10.5
12) New pastor is conservative.21.1
16) Decline in nuns10.5
18) Lay leaders21.1
25) Renovate the church31.6
26) Add buildings31.6
29) Increased staff size21.1
30) Change to English42.1
31) Priest faces people21.1
32) Remove rail/altar10.5
33) Communion of both types21.1
34) Lay communion ministers2312.2
35) Lectors, etc.2613.8
36) Increased congregational participation63.2
37) Folk Masses10.5
38) Women liturgy roles21.1
41) Improved music10.5
42) Informal liturgy31.6
46) Liturgy for families10.5
49) More exciting celebrants21.1
54) Church marriage laws10.5
55) More ecumenism21.1
57) American bishops10.5
62) Active parish council31.6
63) Active lay leaders84.3
65) Social activity42.1
66) More spiritual renewal31.6
67) Develop CCD programs10.5
75) Better programs for the aged10.5
77) Education or development programs21.1
82) Positive changes in race relations10.5
84) Improvements in lay/clergy relations42.1
85) Intense lay/clergy relations21.1
88) Improvement in financial support of parish21.1
90) Positive reaction to the lay ministry10.5
92) Welcome liturgy change10.5
93) Dislike liturgy change10.5
96) Parish as community10.5
97) Liturgical change31.6
98) Change in role of laypersons42.1
Missing14 
TOTAL188100.0
52) What kind of changes have occurred in this parish since you started attending? - Fourth mention (CHANGE4)
TOTAL%
0) No change mentioned9751.6
4) Younger families10.5
5) Racial change - white flight31.6
6) Racial change - black to white10.5
8) Decrease in parish size10.5
9) Parish grows21.1
15) Share priest10.5
16) Decline in nuns21.1
18) Lay leaders31.6
19) Deacons10.5
24) Build a new church10.5
26) Add buildings10.5
30) Change to English10.5
32) Remove rail/altar10.5
33) Communion of both types42.1
34) Lay communion ministers42.1
35) Lectors, etc.94.8
36) Increased congregational participation42.1
37) Folk Masses21.1
38) Women liturgy roles42.1
39) Decreased lay liturgy participation10.5
41) Improved music21.1
42) Informal liturgy10.5
49) More exciting celebrants31.6
56) Changes in confession10.5
57) American bishops10.5
62) Active parish council21.1
63) Active lay leaders73.7
65) Social activity10.5
66) More spiritual renewal52.7
67) Develop CCD programs42.1
73) Better programs for psychological development10.5
78) Fewer organizations/less activities10.5
82) Positive changes in race relations10.5
84) Improvements in lay/clergy relations21.1
85) Intense lay/clergy relations10.5
87) Tense staff relations10.5
90) Positive reaction to the lay ministry10.5
92) Welcome liturgy change52.7
93) Dislike liturgy change10.5
94) Dislike church music10.5
96) Parish as community21.1
Missing14 
TOTAL188100.0
53) What kind of changes have occurred in this parish since you started attending? - Fifth mention (CHANGE5)
TOTAL%
0) No change mentioned13370.7
3) Aging membership10.5
5) Racial changes - white flight10.5
7) Ethnic assimilation21.1
9) Parish grows21.1
11) Frequent pastor changes10.5
15) Share priest10.5
18) Lay leaders10.5
19) Deacons10.5
21) No longer have a school10.5
31) Priest faces people10.5
33) Communion of both types10.5
34) Lay communion ministers31.6
35) Lectors, etc.31.6
36) Increased congregational participation31.6
37) Folk Masses10.5
38) Women liturgy roles21.1
41) Improved music21.1
42) Informal liturgy10.5
49) More exciting celebrants21.1
56) Changes in confession21.1
63) Active lay leaders31.6
65) Social activity42.1
66) More spiritual renewal10.5
67) Develop CCD programs31.6
69) Improve ministry to the divorced10.5
75) Better programs for the aged10.5
78) Fewer organizations/less activities10.5
84) Improvements in lay/clergy relations10.5
88) Improved financial support of parish10.5
90) Positive reaction to the lay ministry10.5
92) Welcome liturgy change21.1
95) More volunteer participation10.5
96) Parish as community21.1
98) Change in role of laypersons10.5
Missing14 
TOTAL188100.0
54) Number of changes that have occurred in this parish since you started attending (CHANGE6)
TOTAL%
0) No changes52.7
1) One63.2
2) Two3921.0
3) Three4825.8
4) Four3418.3
5) Five2815.1
6) Six2010.8
7) Seven31.6
8) Eight to ten changes31.6
Missing16 
TOTAL186100.0
55) In your own words, what do you think the main purpose of a parish is supposed to be? - First mention (PARPURP1)
TOTAL%
1) Eucharist/sacrament10.5
2) Emphasize worship/liturgy/music63.1
3) Emphasize Christ presence52.6
4) Emphasize Catholic faith10.5
5) Emphasize community charity42.1
6) Emphasize spiritual growth52.6
7) Emphasize social and emotional support21.0
8) Emphasize Christian education10.5
9) Emphasize word of God21.0
20) General reference to spiritual enrichment5930.3
21) General reference to strengthen faith31.5
22) Emphasize close to God84.1
23) Emphasize love of God21.0
24) Emphasize Bible52.6
25) Emphasize Gospel42.1
28) Emphasize Mass63.1
29) Emphasize liturgy and prayer42.1
32) Emphasize evangelizing the unchurched10.5
36) Emphasize service to the needy10.5
46) Emphasize support life cycle21.0
48) Emphasize witness of the Gospel10.5
50) Collective community2512.8
51) Special reference to building community3115.9
52) Special reference to community belief126.2
53) General emphasis on social functions10.5
54) General emphasis friendly10.5
58) Caring pastor10.5
80) Does everything well10.5
Missing7 
TOTAL195100.0
56) In your own words, what do you think the main purpose of a parish is supposed to be? - Second mention (PARPURP2)
TOTAL%
0) No purpose5628.7
1) Emphasize Eucharist/sacrament21.0
2) Emphasize worship/liturgy/music21.0
5) Emphasize community charity73.6
6) Emphasize spiritual growth31.5
7) Emphasize social and emotional support73.6
8) Emphasize Christian education21.0
9) Emphasize word of God21.0
20) General reference to spiritual enrichment178.7
21) General reference to strengthen faith31.5
22) Emphasize close to God21.0
23) Emphasize love of God52.6
24) Emphasize Bible63.1
25) Emphasize Gospel63.1
27) Emphasize salvation31.5
28) Emphasize Mass31.5
29) Emphasize liturgy and prayer10.5
31) Emphasize preaching, homilies10.5
32) Emphasize evangelizing the unchurched21.0
33) Emphasize Catechism, CCD21.0
34) Emphasize education, children's parish school10.5
35) Emphasize religious education to older people10.5
36) Emphasize service to the needy21.0
38) Emphasize ministry to the bereaved10.5
42) Emphasize ministry to the young10.5
44) Emphasize social justice10.5
46) Emphasize support life cycle73.6
48) Emphasize witness of the Gospel42.1
50) Collective community147.2
51) Special reference to building community157.7
52) Special reference to community belief94.6
53) General emphasis on social functions10.5
54) General emphasis friendly10.5
55) General reference do good deeds10.5
56) General reference to teaching respect21.0
58) Caring pastor10.5
75) Moral direction10.5
Missing7 
TOTAL195100.0
57) In your own words, what do you think the main purpose of a parish is supposed to be? - Third mention (PARPURP3)
TOTAL%
0) No purpose12664.6
2) Emphasize worship/liturgy/music10.5
3) Emphasize Christ presence10.5
5) Emphasize community charity10.5
6) Emphasize spiritual growth31.5
7) Emphasize social and emotional support31.5
8) Emphasize Christian education10.5
9) Emphasize word of God10.5
20) General reference spiritual enrichment42.1
21) General reference to strengthen faith42.1
23) Emphasize love of God10.5
24) Emphasize Bible10.5
27) Emphasize salvation10.5
28) Emphasize Mass10.5
29) Emphasize liturgy and prayer10.5
32) Emphasize evangelizing the unchurched10.5
33) Emphasize Catechism, CCD10.5
34) Emphasize education, children's parish school10.5
35) Emphasize religious education to older people10.5
36) Emphasize service to the needy52.6
37) Emphasize aid to the elderly10.5
38) Emphasize ministry to the bereaved10.5
42) Emphasize ministry to the young10.5
44) Emphasize social justice21.0
46) Emphasize support life cycle21.0
48) Emphasize witness of the Gospel21.0
50) Collective community63.1
51) Special reference to building community63.1
52) Special reference community belief21.0
53) General emphasis on social functions94.6
55) General reference to doing good deeds21.0
56) General reference to teaching respect10.5
58) Caring pastor10.5
Missing7 
TOTAL195100.0
58) In your own words, what do you think the main purpose of a parish is supposed to be? - Fourth mention (PARPURP4)
TOTAL%
0) No purpose17288.2
4) Emphasize Catholic faith10.5
8) Emphasize Christian education10.5
21) General reference to strengthen faith10.5
22) Emphasize close to God10.5
24) Emphasize Bible10.5
26) Emphasize Catholic beliefs10.5
27) Emphasize salvation10.5
29) Emphasize liturgy and prayer10.5
32) Emphasize evangelizing the unchurched10.5
35) Emphasize religious education to older people10.5
42) Emphasize ministry to the young10.5
46) Emphasize support life cycle31.5
48) Emphasize witness of the Gospel10.5
51) Special reference to building community21.0
52) Special reference community belief10.5
53) General emphasis on social functions21.0
55) General reference to doing good deeds21.0
58) Caring pastor10.5
Missing7 
TOTAL195100.0
59) In your own words, what do you think the main purpose of a parish is supposed to be? - Fifth mention (PARPURP5)
TOTAL%
0) No purpose19399.0
36) Emphasize service to the needy10.5
75) Moral direction10.5
Missing7 
TOTAL195100.0
60) People go to church for different reasons. What is the most important reason why you attend Mass at your church? - The Church requires that I attend. (MASREA1)
TOTAL%
0) Unimportant19598.0
1) Important42.0
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
61) People go to church for different reasons. What is the most important reason why you attend Mass at your church? - Mainly, it is a habit. (MASREA2)
TOTAL%
0) Unimportant19598.0
1) Important42.0
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
62) People go to church for different reasons. What is the most important reason why you attend Mass at your church? - I want to please or satisfy someone close to me (like a spouse or parent). (MASREA3)
TOTAL%
0) Unimportant199100.0
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
63) People go to church for different reasons. What is the most important reason why you attend Mass at your church? - I want to set an example for my children. (MASREA4)
TOTAL%
0) Unimportant18894.5
1) Important115.5
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
64) People go to church for different reasons. What is the most important reason why you attend Mass at your church? - I enjoy being with other persons in our church. (MASREA5)
TOTAL%
0) Unimportant19095.5
1) Important94.5
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
65) People go to church for different reasons. What is the most important reason why you attend Mass at your church? - I enjoy taking part in the service itself and experiencing the liturgy. (MASREA6)
TOTAL%
0) Unimportant11356.8
1) Important8643.2
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
66) People go to church for different reasons. What is the most important reason why you attend Mass at your church? - I enjoy the feeling of meditating and communicating with God. (MASREA7)
TOTAL%
0) Unimportant15879.4
1) Important4120.6
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
67) People go to church for different reasons. What is the most important reason why you attend Mass at your church? - I feel a need to hear God's word. (MASREA8)
TOTAL%
0) Unimportant16984.9
1) Important3015.1
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
68) People go to church for different reasons. What is the most important reason why you attend Mass at your church? - I feel a need to receive the sacrament of Holy Communion. (MASREA9)
TOTAL%
0) Unimportant15175.9
1) Important4824.1
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
69) People go to church for different reasons. What is the most important reason why you attend Mass at your church? - Other reasons (MASREA10)
TOTAL%
0) Unimportant17587.9
1) Important2412.1
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
70) How would you rate the quality of your parish - Music? (PARQUAL1)
TOTAL%
1) Generally unsatisfactory157.5
2) Could be improved6633.2
3) Generally satisfactory11859.3
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
71) How would you rate the quality of your parish - Readings? (PARQUAL2)
TOTAL%
1) Generally unsatisfactory31.5
2) Could be improved3517.6
3) Generally satisfactory16180.9
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
72) How would you rate the quality of your parish - Singing? (PARQUAL3)
TOTAL%
1) Generally unsatisfactory199.5
2) Could be improved8442.0
3) Generally satisfactory9748.5
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
73) How would you rate the quality of your parish - Prayers? (PARQUAL4)
TOTAL%
1) Generally unsatisfactory52.5
2) Could be improved4321.4
3) Generally satisfactory15376.1
Missing1 
TOTAL201100.0
74) How would you rate the quality of your parish - Ritual? (PARQUAL5)
TOTAL%
1) Generally unsatisfactory42.0
2) Could be improved4019.9
3) Generally satisfactory15778.1
Missing1 
TOTAL201100.0
75) How would you describe a typical homily that is given during Sunday (or Saturday afternoon/evening) Mass at your parish church? (HOMILY1)
TOTAL%
1) Uninspiring42.1
2) Less uninspiring136.8
3) In between uninspiring and inspiring7036.6
4) More inspiring than uninspiring7840.8
5) Inspiring2613.6
Missing11 
TOTAL191100.0
76) How would you describe a typical homily that is given during Sunday (or Saturday afternoon/evening) Mass at your parish church? - Dull or interesting? (HOMILY2)
TOTAL%
1) Dull52.6
2) Less dull147.4
3) In between dull and interesting6031.6
4) More interesting than dull8645.3
5) Interesting2513.2
Missing12 
TOTAL190100.0
77) How would you describe a typical homily that is given during Sunday (or Saturday afternoon/evening) Mass at your parish church? - Informative or uninformative? (HOMILY3)
TOTAL%
1) Informative3820.1
2) Less informative7238.1
3) In between informative and uninformative5931.2
4) More uninformative than informative189.5
5) Uninformative21.1
Missing13 
TOTAL189100.0
78) How would you describe a typical homily that is given during Sunday (or Saturday afternoon/evening) Mass at your parish church? - Helps your faith to grow or does not help your faith to grow? (HOMILY4)
TOTAL%
1) Helps faith to grow4925.3
2) Less helps faith to grow5829.9
3) In between helps and does not help faith to grow6533.5
4) More not than helps faith to grow189.3
5) Does not help faith to grow42.1
Missing8 
TOTAL194100.0
79) How do you feel about the following aspects of Mass? - Hymn-singing by the congregation (ASPECT1)
TOTAL%
0) Our parish does not do this.52.5
1) I wish it were omitted.31.5
2) I do not mind.3015.0
3) I am happy it has been added.16281.0
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
80) How do you feel about the following aspects of Mass? - Communal confession of the sins during the service (ASPECT2)
TOTAL%
0) Our parish does not do this.12864.6
1) I wish it were omitted.21.0
2) I do not mind.2010.1
3) I am happy it has been added.4824.2
Missing4 
TOTAL198100.0
81) How do you feel about the following aspects of Mass? - Exchanging a sign of peace (ASPECT3)
TOTAL%
0) Our parish does not do this.73.5
1) I wish it were omitted.105.0
2) I do not mind.2713.4
3) I am happy it has been added.15878.2
TOTAL202100.0
82) How do you feel about the following aspects of Mass? - Communion from the cup (ASPECT4)
TOTAL%
0) Our parish does not do this.3417.2
1) I wish it were omitted.168.1
2) I do not mind.3919.7
3) I am happy it has been added.10955.1
Missing4 
TOTAL198100.0
83) How do you feel about the following aspects of Mass? - Communion in the hand (ASPECT5)
TOTAL%
1) I wish it were omitted.126.0
2) I do not mind.3316.4
3) I am happy it has been added.15677.6
Missing1 
TOTAL201100.0
84) How do you feel about the following aspects of Mass? - Lay readers (ASPECT6)
TOTAL%
1) I wish it were omitted.52.5
2) I do not mind.3718.7
3) I am happy it has been added.15678.8
Missing4 
TOTAL198100.0
85) How do you feel about the following aspects of Mass? - Silence after readings and the homily (ASPECT7)
TOTAL%
0) Our parish does not do this.5527.5
1) I wish it were omitted.31.5
2) I do not mind.5125.5
3) I am happy it has been added.9145.5
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
86) How do you feel about the following aspects of Mass? - Lay men communion ministers (ASPECT8)
TOTAL%
0) Our parish does not do this.115.5
1) I wish it were omitted.147.0
2) I do not mind.4622.9
3) I am happy it has been added.13064.7
Missing1 
TOTAL201100.0
87) How do you feel about the following aspects of Mass? - Women communion ministers (ASPECT9)
TOTAL%
0) Our parish does not do this.2512.4
1) I wish it were omitted.168.0
2) I do not mind.4019.9
3) I am happy it has been added.12059.7
Missing1 
TOTAL201100.0
88) At one time, it is said, people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays, many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies or professionals outside the parish. To whom would you turn if you had the following needs? - Death of a parishioner's family member (HELP1)
TOTAL%
1) Friends6633.8
2) Parish staff12664.6
3) Professionals or agencies outside the parish21.0
7) Friends/parish/professionals10.5
Missing7 
TOTAL195100.0
89) At one time, it is said, people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays, many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies or professionals outside the parish. To whom would you turn if you had the following needs? - Severe marital problems (HELP2)
TOTAL%
1) Friends126.3
2) Parish staff8745.8
3) Professionals or agencies outside the parish9147.9
Missing12 
TOTAL190100.0
90) At one time, it is said, people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays, many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies or professionals outside the parish. To whom would you turn if you had the following needs? - Alcohol/drug abuse (HELP3)
TOTAL%
1) Friends84.1
2) Parish staff2211.4
3) Professionals or agencies outside the parish16384.5
Missing9 
TOTAL193100.0
91) At one time, it is said, people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays, many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies or professionals outside the parish. To whom would you turn if you had the following needs? - Unemployment (HELP4)
TOTAL%
1) Friends4422.9
2) Parish staff73.6
3) Professionals or agencies outside the parish14173.4
Missing10 
TOTAL192100.0
92) At one time, it is said, people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays, many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies or professionals outside the parish. To whom would you turn if you had the following needs? - Counseling at time of sickness (HELP5)
TOTAL%
1) Friends3216.4
2) Parish staff12363.1
3) Professionals or agencies outside the parish4020.5
Missing7 
TOTAL195100.0
93) At one time, it is said, people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays, many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies or professionals outside the parish. To whom would you turn if you had the following needs? - Severe money problems (HELP6)
TOTAL%
1) Friends4121.5
2) Parish staff105.2
3) Professionals or agencies outside the parish14073.3
Missing11 
TOTAL191100.0
94) At one time, it is said, people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays, many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies or professionals outside the parish. To whom would you turn if you had the following needs? - Unwanted pregnancy (HELP7)
TOTAL%
1) Friends2212.3
2) Parish staff8648.0
3) Professionals or agencies outside the parish7139.7
Missing23 
TOTAL179100.0
95) At one time, it is said, people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays, many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies or professionals outside the parish. To whom would you turn if you had the following needs? - Religious education for yourself (HELP8)
TOTAL%
1) Friends42.0
2) Parish staff17187.2
3) Professionals or agencies outside the parish2110.7
Missing6 
TOTAL196100.0
96) At one time, it is said, people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays, many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies or professionals outside the parish. To whom would you turn if you had the following needs? - Support for faith (HELP9)
TOTAL%
1) Friends3015.5
2) Parish staff15982.0
3) Professionals or agencies outside the parish52.6
Missing8 
TOTAL194100.0
97) At one time, it is said, people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays, many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies or professionals outside the parish. To whom would you turn if you had the following needs? - Premarital counseling or renewal counseling (HELP10)
TOTAL%
1) Friends84.2
2) Parish staff16284.8
3) Professionals or agencies outside the parish2111.0
Missing11 
TOTAL191100.0
98) At one time, it is said, people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays, many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies or professionals outside the parish. To whom would you turn if you had the following needs? - Family problems (HELP11)
TOTAL%
1) Friends3216.8
2) Parish staff9449.5
3) Professionals or agencies outside the parish6433.7
Missing12 
TOTAL190100.0
99) At one time, it is said, people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays, many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies or professionals outside the parish. To whom would you turn if you had the following needs? - Religious education for children (HELP12)
TOTAL%
1) Friends52.6
2) Parish staff18394.3
3) Professionals or agencies outside the parish63.1
Missing8 
TOTAL194100.0
100) At one time, it is said, people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays, many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies or professionals outside the parish. To whom would you turn if you had the following needs? - Opportunities to serve others (HELP13)
TOTAL%
1) Friends3116.3
2) Parish staff13671.6
3) Professionals or agencies outside the parish2312.1
Missing12 
TOTAL190100.0
101) At one time, it is said, people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays, many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies or professionals outside the parish. To whom would you turn if you had the following needs? - A place to express your doubts without fear of judgment (HELP14)
TOTAL%
1) Friends6332.8
2) Parish staff11459.4
3) Professionals or agencies outside the parish157.8
Missing10 
TOTAL192100.0
102) At one time, it is said, people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays, many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies or professionals outside the parish. To whom would you turn if you had the following needs? - Handling of painful memories (HELP15)
TOTAL%
1) Friends6936.1
2) Parish staff8745.5
3) Professionals or agencies outside the parish3518.3
Missing11 
TOTAL191100.0
103) At one time, it is said, people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays, many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies or professionals outside the parish. How likely would you be to use a service from your parish if you had the following needs? - Death of a family member (LIKHLP1)
TOTAL%
1) Likely21.0
8) Not applicable19599.0
Missing5 
TOTAL197100.0
104) At one time, it is said, people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays, many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies or professionals outside the parish. How likely would you be to use a service from your parish if you had the following needs? - Severe marital problems (LIKHLP2)
TOTAL%
1) Likely6131.8
2) Unlikely3015.6
8) Not applicable10152.6
Missing10 
TOTAL192100.0
105) At one time, it is said, people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays, many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies or professionals outside the parish. How likely would you be to use a service from your parish if you had the following needs? - Alcohol/drug abuse (LIKHLP3)
TOTAL%
1) Likely10254.3
2) Unlikely5428.7
8) Not applicable3217.0
Missing14 
TOTAL188100.0
106) At one time, it is said, people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays, many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies or professionals outside the parish. How likely would you be to use a service from your parish if you had the following needs? - Unemployment (LIKHLP4)
TOTAL%
1) Likely7741.2
2) Unlikely5730.5
8) Not applicable5328.3
Missing15 
TOTAL187100.0
107) At one time, it is said, people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays, many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies or professionals outside the parish. How likely would you be to use a service from your parish if you had the following needs? - Counseling at time of sickness (LIKHLP5)
TOTAL%
1) Likely2915.0
2) Unlikely94.7
8) Not applicable15580.3
Missing9 
TOTAL193100.0
108) At one time, it is said, people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays, many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies or professionals outside the parish. How likely would you be to use a service from your parish if you had the following needs? - Severe money problems (LIKHLP6)
TOTAL%
1) Likely6736.0
2) Unlikely6534.9
8) Not applicable5429.0
Missing16 
TOTAL186100.0
109) At one time, it is said, people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays, many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies or professionals outside the parish. How likely would you be to use a service from your parish if you had the following needs? - Unwanted pregnancy (LIKHLP7)
TOTAL%
1) Likely4625.4
2) Unlikely2312.7
8) Not applicable11261.9
Missing21 
TOTAL181100.0
110) At one time, it is said, people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays, many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies or professionals outside the parish. How likely would you be to use a service from your parish if you had the following needs? - Religious education for yourself (LIKHLP8)
TOTAL%
1) Likely2010.3
2) Unlikely10.5
8) Not applicable17489.2
Missing7 
TOTAL195100.0
111) At one time, it is said, people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays, many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies or professionals outside the parish. How likely would you be to use a service from your parish if you had the following needs? - Support for faith (LIKHLP9)
TOTAL%
1) Likely52.6
8) Not applicable19097.4
Missing7 
TOTAL195100.0
112) At one time, it is said, people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays, many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies or professionals outside the parish. How likely would you be to use a service from your parish if you had the following needs? - Premarital counseling or marital renewal counseling (LIKHLP10)
TOTAL%
1) Likely199.8
2) Unlikely21.0
8) Not applicable17389.2
Missing8 
TOTAL194100.0
113) At one time, it is said, people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays, many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies or professionals outside the parish. How likely would you be to use a service from your parish if you had the following needs? - Family problems (LIKHLP11)
TOTAL%
1) Likely5026.2
2) Unlikely136.8
8) Not applicable12867.0
Missing11 
TOTAL191100.0
114) At one time, it is said, people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays, many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies or professionals outside the parish. How likely would you be to use a service from your parish if you had the following needs? - Religious education of children (LIKHLP12)
TOTAL%
1) Likely42.1
2) Unlikely10.5
8) Not applicable18997.4
Missing8 
TOTAL194100.0
115) At one time, it is said, people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays, many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies or professionals outside the parish. How likely would you be to use a service from your parish if you had the following needs? - Opportunities to serve others (LIKHLP13)
TOTAL%
1) Likely199.9
2) Unlikely31.6
8) Not applicable17088.5
Missing10 
TOTAL192100.0
116) At one time, it is said, people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays, many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies or professionals outside the parish. How likely would you be to use a service from your parish if you had the following needs? - A place to express your doubts without fear of judgment (LIKHLP14)
TOTAL%
1) Likely115.7
2) Unlikely31.6
8) Not applicable17892.7
Missing10 
TOTAL192100.0
117) At one time, it is said, people turned to their parish or priest for help on all sorts of things. Nowadays, many parishes do not provide such help or people prefer to seek help elsewhere. They turn to friends, special agencies or professionals outside the parish. How likely would you be to use a service from your parish if you had the following needs? - Handling of painful memories (LIKHLP15)
TOTAL%
1) Likely2915.2
2) Unlikely52.6
8) Not applicable15782.2
Missing11 
TOTAL191100.0
118) Given limited resources within your parish, toward which of the following activities should the parish direct much of its attention? - Enhancing the religious education of preteens (ATTN1)
TOTAL%
2) Give less attention10.5
3) Give as much attention as now7942.7
4) Give more attention3820.5
5) Give much more attention6736.2
Missing17 
TOTAL185100.0
119) Given limited resources within your parish, toward which of the following activities should the parish direct much of its attention? - Enhancing the religious education of teenagers (ATTN2)
TOTAL%
2) Give less attention10.5
3) Give as much attention as now4523.6
4) Give more attention4925.7
5) Give much more attention9650.3
Missing11 
TOTAL191100.0
120) Given limited resources within your parish, toward which of the following activities should the parish direct much of its attention? - Enhancing the religious education of adults (ATTN3)
TOTAL%
1) Give much less attention21.1
2) Give less attention21.1
3) Give as much attention as now6033.1
4) Give more attention3418.8
5) Give much more attention8345.9
Missing21 
TOTAL181100.0
121) Given limited resources within your parish, toward which of the following activities should the parish direct much of its attention? - Making converts and/or reclaiming church dropouts (ATTN4)
TOTAL%
1) Give much less attention31.5
2) Give less attention42.0
3) Give as much attention as now6532.8
4) Give more attention5226.3
5) Give much more attention7437.4
Missing4 
TOTAL198100.0
122) Given limited resources within your parish, toward which of the following activities should the parish direct much of its attention? - Helping poor people within the parish (ATTN5)
TOTAL%
2) Give less attention52.5
3) Give as much attention as now8140.7
4) Give more attention5125.6
5) Give much more attention6231.2
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
123) Given limited resources within your parish, toward which of the following activities should the parish direct much of its attention? - Helping poor people outside the parish (ATTN6)
TOTAL%
1) Give much less attention94.6
2) Give less attention147.2
3) Give as much attention as now10051.5
4) Give more attention4322.2
5) Give much more attention2814.4
Missing8 
TOTAL194100.0
124) Given limited resources within your parish, toward which of the following activities should the parish direct much of its attention? - Improving the liturgy (ATTN7)
TOTAL%
1) Give much less attention31.5
2) Give less attention52.5
3) Give as much attention as now10050.5
4) Give more attention5527.8
5) Give much more attention3517.7
Missing4 
TOTAL198100.0
125) Given limited resources within your parish, toward which of the following activities should the parish direct much of its attention? - Improving the social life of the parish (ATTN8)
TOTAL%
1) Give much less attention84.0
2) Give less attention73.5
3) Give as much attention as now9246.2
4) Give more attention4723.6
5) Give much more attention4522.6
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
126) Given limited resources within your parish, toward which of the following activities should the parish direct much of its attention? - Improving contacts with non-Catholic churches within our neighborhood (ATTN9)
TOTAL%
1) Give much less attention73.6
2) Give less attention157.7
3) Give as much attention as now8141.3
4) Give more attention5930.1
5) Give much more attention3417.3
Missing6 
TOTAL196100.0
127) Given limited resources within your parish, toward which of the following activities should the parish direct much of its attention? - Working to change unjust socioeconomic conditions (ATTN10)
TOTAL%
1) Give much less attention147.1
2) Give less attention157.7
3) Give as much attention as now7337.2
4) Give more attention5327.0
5) Give much more attention4120.9
Missing6 
TOTAL196100.0
128) Are there any other activities toward which you would like to see the parish direct its attention? - First mention (ACTIVE1)
TOTAL%
0) No other priority13266.0
1) Improve the parish government organization63.0
2) Family-oriented ministry168.0
3) Ministry to the sick, aged and bereaved157.5
4) Improve prayer and spirituality147.0
5) Nurture conservative social issues126.0
7) Improve physical plant10.5
8) Train lay ministers42.0
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
129) Are there any other activities toward which you would like to see the parish direct its attention? - Second mention (ACTIVE2)
TOTAL%
0) No other priority18190.5
1) Improve the parish government organization21.0
2) Family-oriented ministry84.0
3) Ministry to the sick, aged and bereaved52.5
5) Nurture conservative social issues31.5
8) Train lay ministers10.5
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
130) Are there any other activities toward which you would like to see the parish direct its attention? - Third mention (ACTIVE3)
TOTAL%
0) No other priority19698.0
3) Ministry to the sick, aged and bereaved21.0
4) Improve prayer and spirituality21.0
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
131) Are there any other activities toward which you would like to see the parish direct its attention? - Fourth mention (ACTIVE4)
TOTAL%
0) No other priority19999.5
4) Improve prayer and spirituality10.5
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
132) Do you have any children who attend the parish school? (CHLDSCHL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, I have at least one child who presently attends.178.5
2) I had at least one child who attended in the past.4321.6
3) No, none of my children attended the parish school.2512.6
4) No, I have no children.2311.6
5) Our parish does not have a school.9145.7
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
133) Which of the following is a good way of describing your parish school? - The parish school offers better academic training than other schools. (PARSCHL1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5429.7
2) No3117.0
8) Not applicable9753.3
Missing20 
TOTAL182100.0
134) Which of the following is a good way of describing your parish school? - The parish school has higher quality teachers than other schools. (PARSCHL2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4424.4
2) No3921.7
8) Not applicable9753.9
Missing22 
TOTAL180100.0
135) Which of the following is a good way of describing your parish school? - There is daily instruction offered in religion. (PARSCHL3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7440.2
2) No137.1
8) Not applicable9752.7
Missing18 
TOTAL184100.0
136) Which of the following is a good way of describing your parish school? - The parish school provides a more disciplined environment than other schools. (PARSCHL4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7239.1
2) No158.2
8) Not applicable9752.7
Missing18 
TOTAL184100.0
137) Which of the following is a good way of describing your parish school? - The parish school displays more concern for the students than is true in other schools. (PARSCHL5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6335.6
2) No179.6
8) Not applicable9754.8
Missing25 
TOTAL177100.0
138) Which of the following is a good way of describing your parish school? - The parish school teaches values I want instilled in my children. (PARSCHL6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7843.3
2) No52.8
8) Not applicable9753.9
Missing22 
TOTAL180100.0
139) Which of the following is a good way of describing your parish school? - Other (PARSCHL7)
TOTAL%
0) No other reason6334.4
11) It is sinful not to send children to the parish school.21.1
88) Not applicable11864.5
Missing19 
TOTAL183100.0
140) Which one reason is/was the most important reason you sent your child to the parish school? (PARSCHL8)
TOTAL%
1) Better academic training52.6
3) Daily religious education136.7
4) More discipline21.0
5) Faculty care about the students52.6
6) Value training3015.5
7) Better students21.0
11) It is sinful not to send children to the parish school.10.5
88) Not applicable13670.1
Missing8 
TOTAL194100.0
141) Many Catholics either cannot or prefer not to send their child to a Catholic school. In your own words, indicate your principal reason for not sending your child to the parish school. - First reason (NOTSEND1)
TOTAL%
0) No other reason84.1
1) Financial factors21.0
2) Distance10.5
3) Poor faculty84.1
5) Bad attitude21.0
6) No space available21.0
7) Child not old enough10.5
8) Not applicable17287.8
Missing6 
TOTAL196100.0
142) Many Catholics either cannot or prefer not to send their child to a Catholic school. In your own words, indicate your principal reason for not sending your child to the parish school. - Second reason (NOTSEND2)
TOTAL%
0) No other reason147.1
1) Financial factors42.0
2) Distance10.5
3) Poor faculty31.5
4) Poor extracurricular activity10.5
5) Bad attitude10.5
8) Not applicable17287.8
Missing6 
TOTAL196100.0
143) What kind of things does your parish do best? - First mention (PARBEST1)
TOTAL%
2) Emphasize worship/liturgy/music74.0
4) Emphasize Catholic faith10.6
5) Emphasize community charity63.4
7) Emphasize social and emotional support21.1
8) Emphasize Christian education52.8
10) Center for religious activity42.3
20) General reference spiritual enrichment126.8
21) General reference to strengthen faith10.6
23) Emphasize love of God10.6
24) Emphasize Bible10.6
25) Emphasize Gospel10.6
26) Emphasize Catholic beliefs10.6
28) Emphasize Mass74.0
29) Emphasize liturgy and prayer2815.8
30) Emphasize music, liturgy and art31.7
31) Emphasize preaching, homilies10.6
33) Emphasize Catechism, CCD84.5
34) Emphasize education, children's parish school126.8
35) Emphasize religious education to older people21.1
36) Emphasize service to the needy42.3
38) Emphasize ministry to the bereaved10.6
42) Emphasize ministry to the young42.3
43) Emphasize financial support63.4
46) Emphasize support life cycle42.3
47) Emphasize ecumenism10.6
49) Emphasize lay ministries42.3
50) Collective community147.9
51) Special reference to building community137.3
52) Special reference community belief52.8
53) General emphasis on social functions74.0
54) General emphasis friendly42.3
58) Caring pastor31.7
59) Communication/newsletter10.6
63) Educate inner-city youths10.6
71) Progressive adjustment10.6
80) Does everything well10.6
Missing25 
TOTAL177100.0
144) What kind of things does your parish do best? - Second mention (PARBEST2)
TOTAL%
0) No purpose7341.2
2) Emphasize worship/liturgy/music21.1
4) Emphasize Catholic faith10.6
5) Emphasize community charity21.1
7) Emphasize social and emotional support31.7
8) Emphasize Christian education31.7
10) Center for religious activity31.7
20) General reference to spiritual enrichment21.1
21) General reference to strengthen faith10.6
25) Emphasize Gospel10.6
26) Emphasize Catholic beliefs10.6
28) Emphasize Mass52.8
29) Emphasize liturgy and prayer21.1
30) Emphasize music, liturgy and art10.6
31) Emphasize preaching, homilies21.1
33) Emphasize Catechism, CCD95.1
34) Emphasize education, children's parish school42.3
35) Emphasize religious education to older people31.7
36) Emphasize service to the needy31.7
37) Emphasize aid to the elderly52.8
38) Emphasize ministry to the bereaved21.1
42) Emphasize ministry to the young42.3
43) Emphasize financial support21.1
44) Emphasize social justice10.6
46) Emphasize support life cycle31.7
47) Emphasize ecumenism10.6
49) Emphasize lay ministries42.3
50) Collective community63.4
51) Special reference to building community42.3
52) Special reference community belief10.6
53) General emphasis on social functions126.8
54) General emphasis friendly42.3
55) General reference to doing good deeds10.6
56) General reference teach respect10.6
57) Increase various programs21.1
58) Caring pastor21.1
71) Progressive adjustment10.6
Missing25 
TOTAL177100.0
145) What kind of things does your parish do best? - Third mention (PARBEST3)
TOTAL%
0) No purpose13073.4
2) Emphasize worship/liturgy/music10.6
5) Emphasize community charity10.6
8) Emphasize Christian education10.6
29) Emphasize liturgy and prayer10.6
30) Emphasize music, liturgy and art21.1
32) Emphasize evangelizing the unchurched21.1
33) Emphasize Catechism, CCD21.1
34) Emphasize education, children's parish school42.3
35) Emphasize religious education to older people21.1
36) Emphasize service to the needy21.1
37) Emphasize aid to the elderly10.6
38) Emphasize ministry to the bereaved21.1
41) Emphasize ministry to intact families10.6
42) Emphasize ministry to the young21.1
43) Emphasize financial support21.1
46) Emphasize support life cycle21.1
47) Emphasize ecumenism10.6
49) Emphasize lay ministries31.7
50) Collective community31.7
51) Special reference to building community21.1
52) Special reference community belief10.6
53) General emphasis on social functions31.7
54) General emphasis friendly10.6
55) General reference to doing good deeds10.6
56) General reference teach respect10.6
58) Caring pastor21.1
59) Communication/newsletter10.6
Missing25 
TOTAL177100.0
146) What kind of things does your parish do best? - Fourth mention (PARBEST4)
TOTAL%
0) No purpose15185.3
26) Emphasize Catholic beliefs10.6
28) Emphasize Mass10.6
29) Emphasize liturgy and prayer10.6
30) Emphasize music, liturgy and art10.6
32) Emphasize evangelizing the unchurched10.6
35) Emphasize religious education to older people31.7
38) Emphasize ministry to the bereaved31.7
42) Emphasize ministry to the young10.6
43) Emphasize financial support10.6
44) Emphasize social justice10.6
46) Emphasize support life cycle10.6
47) Emphasize ecumenism21.1
50) Collective community10.6
51) Special reference to building community10.6
53) General emphasis on social functions42.3
54) General emphasis friendly10.6
56) General reference to teaching respect10.6
58) Caring pastor10.6
Missing25 
TOTAL177100.0
147) What is the most important reason an average parishioner has for being attracted to this parish? - It's their parish; they live in this neighborhood. (ATRACT1)
TOTAL%
0) No10854.0
1) Yes9246.0
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
148) What is the most important reason an average parishioner has for being attracted to this parish? - Quality of friendliness and/or concern among members of our parish (ATRACT2)
TOTAL%
0) No17085.0
1) Yes3015.0
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
149) What is the most important reason an average parishioner has for being attracted to this parish? - The opportunities for becoming a lay leader in our congregation (ATRACT3)
TOTAL%
0) No19597.5
1) Yes52.5
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
150) What is the most important reason an average parishioner has for being attracted to this parish? - The atmosphere of the Church building itself (ATRACT4)
TOTAL%
0) No19698.0
1) Yes42.0
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
151) What is the most important reason an average parishioner has for being attracted to this parish? - The quality of pastoral care and concern provided by the parish priests (ATRACT5)
TOTAL%
0) No16482.0
1) Yes3618.0
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
152) What is the most important reason an average parishioner has for being attracted to this parish? - The quality of the preaching at Mass (ATRACT6)
TOTAL%
0) No19195.5
1) Yes94.5
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
153) What is the most important reason an average parishioner has for being attracted to this parish? - The opportunities for parishioners to participate in community service (ATRACT7)
TOTAL%
0) No19195.5
1) Yes94.5
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
154) What is the most important reason an average parishioner has for being attracted to this parish? - The "status" of our parish (ATRACT8)
TOTAL%
0) No19899.0
1) Yes21.0
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
155) What is the most important reason an average parishioner has for being attracted to this parish? - The style of worship that is typical of the parish (ATRACT9)
TOTAL%
0) No18592.5
1) Yes157.5
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
156) What is the most important reason an average parishioner has for being attracted to this parish? - The fact that many of his/her friends and/or relatives belong to this parish (ATRACT10)
TOTAL%
0) No19597.5
1) Yes52.5
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
157) What is the most important reason an average parishioner has for being attracted to this parish? - The opportunity to get his/her children into the parish school (ATRACT11)
TOTAL%
0) No19698.0
1) Yes42.0
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
158) What is the most important reason an average parishioner has for being attracted to this parish? - Other reasons (ATRACT12)
TOTAL%
1) Distance from the nearest parish84.0
2) Ethnicity of parish42.0
3) Types of ministries73.5
4) Parishioner attitude31.5
7) Assigned10.5
8) No other response17788.5
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
159) If you had to make a guess, how much money do you think you and your immediate family (your spouse and children) contributed to your parish last year? (CONTRIB1)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $5021.0
2) Between $50 and $14963.1
3) Between $150 and $249126.2
4) Between $250 and $4994121.0
5) Between $500 and $9995327.2
6) Between $1,000 and $1,9994020.5
7) Between $2,000 and $2,9992311.8
8) Between $3,000 and $4,999126.2
9) Between $5,000 and $9,99931.5
10) $10,000 or more31.5
Missing7 
TOTAL195100.0
160) If you had to make a guess, how much money do you think you and your immediate family (your spouse and children) contributed last year to Catholic activities, organizations and charities outside your parish (e.g., Catholic Relief Fund, Catholic Charities, college fund)? (CONTRIB2)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $503116.1
2) Between $50 and $1495729.5
3) Between $150 and $2493819.7
4) Between $250 and $4992714.0
5) Between $500 and $9992110.9
6) Between $1,000 and $1,999105.2
7) Between $2,000 and $2,99952.6
8) Between $3,000 and $4,99910.5
9) Between $5,000 and $9,99931.6
Missing9 
TOTAL193100.0
161) In your judgment, how much do the various parishes in your community differ from one another? (DIFFER)
TOTAL%
1) No other Catholic parishes are located in our town.4924.6
2) There are major basic difference among parishes.4522.6
3) There are minor basic differences among parishes.4522.6
4) There are really no basic differences among parishes.136.5
5) I have no idea about the extent of differences.4723.6
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
162) Does your parish encourage unchurched people to become members of the parish? (ENCOURG1)
TOTAL%
1) No efforts have been made to do this.4424.9
2) Some efforts have been made to do this.6838.4
3) Continuing efforts have been made to do this.6536.7
Missing25 
TOTAL177100.0
163) Does your parish encourage inactive Catholics to become active in the parish? (ENCOURG2)
TOTAL%
1) No efforts have been made to do this.2111.1
2) Some efforts have been made to do this.9349.2
3) Continuing efforts have been made to do this.7539.7
Missing13 
TOTAL189100.0
164) How much do you expect the parish to change in the next ten years? (PARCHNG)
TOTAL%
1) Very much5025.1
2) Some change12964.8
3) No change2010.1
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
165) If any, what kind of changes do you expect the parish to go through in the next ten years? - First mention (PARCHNG1)
TOTAL%
0) No change mentioned126.4
4) Younger families10.5
5) Racial change - white flight73.7
6) Racial change - black to white10.5
8) Decrease in parish size84.3
9) Parish grows105.3
10) Longtime pastor left147.5
11) Frequent pastor changes31.6
13) New pastor is progressive.31.6
15) Share priest42.1
17) General vocations42.1
18) Lay leaders42.1
19) Deacons10.5
21) No longer have a school10.5
24) Build a new church105.3
25) Renovate the church10.5
29) Increased staff size10.5
34) Lay communion ministers31.6
35) Lectors, etc.42.1
36) Increased congregational participation31.6
38) Women liturgy roles21.1
41) Improved music21.1
42) Informal liturgy21.1
49) More exciting celebrants21.1
50) Married priests10.5
53) Lay run parish administration21.1
54) Church marriage laws10.5
55) More ecumenism10.5
56) Changes in confession21.1
57) American bishops10.5
58) Go back - old ways10.5
62) Active parish council42.1
63) Active lay leaders2513.4
65) Social activity42.1
66) More spiritual renewal31.6
67) Develop CCD programs10.5
75) Better programs for the aged10.5
80) More liberal attitudes21.1
88) Improved financial support of parish63.2
92) Welcome liturgy change21.1
95) More volunteer participation10.5
97) Liturgical change126.4
98) Change in role of laypersons147.5
Missing15 
TOTAL187100.0
166) If any, what kind of changes do you expect the parish to go through in the next ten years? - Second mention (PARCHNG2)
TOTAL%
0) No change mentioned5931.6
3) Aging membership31.6
4) Younger families10.5
5) Racial change - white flight31.6
7) Ethnic assimilation10.5
9) Parish grows42.1
10) Longtime pastor left52.7
13) New pastor is progressive.10.5
14) One pastor10.5
15) Share priest42.1
17) General vocations52.7
18) Lay leaders63.2
20) Parish consolidation10.5
21) No longer have a school10.5
24) Build a new church31.6
28) Decreased staff size10.5
34) Lay communion ministers84.3
35) Lectors, etc.84.3
38) Women liturgy roles21.1
39) Decreased lay liturgy participation10.5
41) Improved music31.6
43) Rigid liturgy10.5
49) More exciting celebrants21.1
50) Married priests21.1
53) Lay run parish administration21.1
55) More ecumenism10.5
56) Changes in confession21.1
63) Active lay leaders126.4
64) Less active lay leaders10.5
65) Social activity31.6
66) More spiritual renewal42.1
69) Improve ministry to the divorced21.1
71) Increased emphasis on charity/poor10.5
79) Increased interaction10.5
80) More liberal attitudes31.6
81) Increased conservative/regressive attitudes10.5
82) Positive changes in race relations10.5
87) Tense staff relations10.5
88) Improved financial support of parish52.7
90) Positive reaction to the lay ministry10.5
91) Negative reaction to the lay ministry10.5
92) Welcome liturgy change10.5
96) Parish as community21.1
97) Liturgical change84.3
98) Change in role of laypersons84.3
Missing15 
TOTAL187100.0
167) If any, what kind of changes do you expect the parish to go through in the next ten years? - Third mention (PARCHNG3)
TOTAL%
0) No change mentioned11159.4
3) Aging membership10.5
5) Racial change - white flight52.7
8) Decrease in parish size10.5
9) Parish growth21.1
10) Longtime pastor left10.5
14) One pastor10.5
15) Share priest10.5
18) Lay leaders42.1
19) Deacons21.1
21) No longer have school10.5
26) Add buildings10.5
34) Lay communion ministers31.6
35) Lectors, etc.84.3
36) Increased congregational participation21.1
42) Informal liturgy21.1
43) Rigid liturgy10.5
46) Liturgy for families10.5
51) Female priests10.5
53) Lay run parish administration10.5
58) Go back - old ways10.5
63) Active lay leaders94.8
65) Social activity21.1
66) More spiritual renewal21.1
67) Develop CCD programs21.1
68) Improve youth programs10.5
72) Emphasize justice and peace10.5
74) Better programs for yuppies10.5
77) Education or development programs21.1
84) Improved lay/clergy relations10.5
88) Improved financial support of parish52.7
90) Positive reaction to the lay ministers10.5
95) More emphasis on voluntary participation10.5
96) Greater emphasis on parish as a community21.1
97) Liturgical change21.1
98) Change in role of laypersons42.1
Missing15 
TOTAL187100.0
168) If any, what kind of changes do you expect the parish to go through in the next ten years? - Fourth mention (PARCHNG4)
TOTAL%
0) No change mentioned15180.7
3) Aging membership10.5
5) Racial changes - white flight10.5
8) Decrease in parish size10.5
17) General vocations10.5
18) Lay leaders42.1
25) Renovate the church10.5
35) Lectors, etc.31.6
57) American bishops10.5
60) Liturgy styles for racial groups10.5
62) Active parish council21.1
63) Active lay leaders42.1
65) Social activity21.1
66) More spiritual renewal10.5
67) Develop CCD programs21.1
69) Improve ministry to the divorced10.5
78) Fewer organizations/less activities10.5
88) Improved financial support of parish63.2
90) Positive reaction to lay ministers10.5
92) Welcome liturgical change10.5
93) Dislike liturgical change10.5
Missing15 
TOTAL187100.0
169) If any, what kind of changes do you expect the parish to go through in the next ten years? - Fifth mention (PARCHNG5)
TOTAL%
0) No change mentioned17392.5
15) Share priest10.5
18) Lay leaders10.5
19) Deacons10.5
21) No longer have a school10.5
42) Informal liturgy10.5
65) Social activity10.5
66) More spiritual renewal21.1
88) Improved financial support of parish63.2
Missing15 
TOTAL187100.0
170) Total number of changes you expect the parish to go through in the next ten years (PARCHNG6)
TOTAL%
0) None126.4
1) One4725.1
2) Two5428.9
3) Three3920.9
4) Four2211.8
5) Five63.2
6) Six21.1
8) Eight or more52.7
Missing15 
TOTAL187100.0
171) Do you feel your parish should be more or less involved in the following issues in your local community? - Rights of minorities (INVOLVE1)
TOTAL%
1) Less involved179.4
2) A bit more involved84.4
3) In between less and more involved9854.4
4) Much more than less involved4726.1
5) More involved105.6
Missing22 
TOTAL180100.0
172) Do you feel your parish should be more or less involved in the following issues in your local community? - Local zoning laws (INVOLVE2)
TOTAL%
1) Less involved4123.0
2) A bit more involved2212.4
3) In between less and more involved9452.8
4) Much more than less involved137.3
5) More involved84.5
Missing24 
TOTAL178100.0
173) Do you feel your parish should be more or less involved in the following issues in your local community? - Handling of crime and criminals (INVOLVE3)
TOTAL%
1) Less involved3016.5
2) A bit more involved1910.4
3) In between less and more involved9652.7
4) Much more than less involved2915.9
5) More involved84.4
Missing20 
TOTAL182100.0
174) Do you feel your parish should be more or less involved in the following issues in your local community? - Prevention of drug/alcohol abuse (INVOLVE4)
TOTAL%
1) Less involved94.9
2) A bit more involved21.1
3) In between less and more involved4926.8
4) Much more than less involved8848.1
5) More involved3519.1
Missing19 
TOTAL183100.0
175) Do you feel your parish should be more or less involved in the following issues in your local community? - Medical care issues (INVOLVE5)
TOTAL%
1) Less involved1910.6
2) A bit more involved179.5
3) In between less and more involved7039.1
4) Much more than less involved5933.0
5) More involved147.8
Missing23 
TOTAL179100.0
176) Do you feel your parish should be more or less involved in the following issues in your local community? - Local elections (INVOLVE6)
TOTAL%
1) Less involved3016.5
2) A bit more involved2513.7
3) In between less and more involved8848.4
4) Much more than less involved2413.2
5) More involved158.2
Missing20 
TOTAL182100.0
177) Do you feel your parish should be more or less involved in the following issues in your local community? - Business/government relations (INVOLVE7)
TOTAL%
1) Less involved3217.6
2) A bit more involved2815.4
3) In between less and more involved9954.4
4) Much more than less involved168.8
5) More involved73.8
Missing20 
TOTAL182100.0
178) Do you feel your parish should be more or less involved in the following issues in your local community? - Quality of public education (INVOLVE8)
TOTAL%
1) Less involved168.5
2) A bit more involved136.9
3) In between less and more involved8143.1
4) Much more than less involved4624.5
5) More involved3217.0
Missing14 
TOTAL188100.0
179) In your judgment, should persons be considered true Catholics if they - Rarely go to Mass? (TRUECAT1)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely yes168.1
2) I think so.5326.9
3) I don't think so.9347.2
4) Definitely no2512.7
5) Refuse to judge105.1
Missing5 
TOTAL197100.0
180) In your judgment, should persons be considered true Catholics if they - Live together outside of marriage? (TRUECAT2)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely yes147.1
2) I think so.5527.9
3) I don't think so.6131.0
4) Definitely no5728.9
5) Refuse to judge105.1
Missing5 
TOTAL197100.0
181) In your judgment, should persons be considered true Catholics if they - Are married "outside" the Church? (TRUECAT3)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely yes2110.8
2) I think so.7438.1
3) I don't think so.5427.8
4) Definitely no3518.0
5) Refuse to judge105.2
Missing8 
TOTAL194100.0
182) In your judgment, should persons be considered true Catholics if they - Oppose racial integration? (TRUECAT4)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely yes178.8
2) I think so.4422.8
3) I don't think so.8142.0
4) Definitely no4121.2
5) Refuse to judge105.2
Missing9 
TOTAL193100.0
183) In your judgment, should persons be considered true Catholics if they - Oppose nuclear disarmament? (TRUECAT5)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely yes5226.9
2) I think so.8946.1
3) I don't think so.2412.4
4) Definitely no189.3
5) Refuse to judge105.2
Missing9 
TOTAL193100.0
184) In your judgment, should persons be considered true Catholics if they - Urge or undergo abortion? (TRUECAT6)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely yes84.1
2) I think so.2713.9
3) I don't think so.5628.9
4) Definitely no9247.4
5) Refuse to judge115.7
Missing8 
TOTAL194100.0
185) In your judgment, should persons be considered true Catholics if they - Practice homosexuality? (TRUECAT7)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely yes136.8
2) I think so.4322.4
3) I don't think so.5729.7
4) Definitely no6835.4
5) Refuse to judge115.7
Missing10 
TOTAL192100.0
186) In your judgment, should persons be considered true Catholics if they - Commit "minor" crimes? (TRUECAT8)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely yes2211.6
2) I think so.9047.6
3) I don't think so.4523.8
4) Definitely no2211.6
5) Refuse to judge105.3
Missing13 
TOTAL189100.0
187) In your judgment, should persons be considered true Catholics if they - Commit "serious" crimes? (TRUECAT9)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely yes136.8
2) I think so.4925.7
3) I don't think so.5428.3
4) Definitely no6534.0
5) Refuse to judge105.2
Missing11 
TOTAL191100.0
188) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male8642.6
2) Female11657.4
TOTAL202100.0
189) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never married2110.4
2) Married15978.7
3) Separated21.0
4) Divorced, single21.0
5) Divorced, remarried42.0
6) Widow/widower146.9
TOTAL202100.0
190) How many children do you have? (CHILDREN)
TOTAL%
0) 3416.9
1) 73.5
2) 3718.4
3) 3919.4
4) 3617.9
5) 2010.0
6) 105.0
7) 63.0
8) 73.5
9) 21.0
10) 10.5
14) 10.5
15) 10.5
Missing1 
TOTAL201100.0
191) Age of first child (CHILD1)
TOTAL%
0) No children3417.1
1) 10.5
2) 10.5
3) 21.0
4) 10.5
5) 21.0
6) 31.5
7) 31.5
8) 10.5
9) 52.5
10) 42.0
11) 31.5
12) 52.5
13) 21.0
14) 21.0
15) 63.0
16) 52.5
17) 94.5
18) 10.5
19) 63.0
20) 52.5
21) 63.0
22) 31.5
23) 42.0
24) 21.0
25) 105.0
26) 42.0
27) 42.0
28) 73.5
29) 52.5
30) 31.5
31) 52.5
32) 21.0
33) 63.0
34) 84.0
35) 42.0
36) 31.5
37) 63.0
39) 10.5
40) 42.0
41) 10.5
42) 21.0
44) 42.0
46) 10.5
53) 10.5
56) 10.5
60) 10.5
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
192) Age of second child (CHILD2)
TOTAL%
0) No children4221.1
1) 42.0
2) 21.0
3) 31.5
4) 31.5
5) 31.5
6) 31.5
7) 21.0
8) 73.5
9) 31.5
10) 10.5
11) 10.5
12) 52.5
13) 52.5
14) 31.5
15) 21.0
16) 42.0
17) 52.5
18) 42.0
19) 52.5
20) 31.5
21) 52.5
22) 21.0
23) 94.5
24) 52.5
25) 31.5
26) 42.0
27) 63.0
28) 73.5
29) 42.0
30) 52.5
31) 73.5
32) 31.5
33) 73.5
34) 52.5
35) 42.0
36) 21.0
38) 31.5
40) 10.5
41) 21.0
42) 10.5
43) 10.5
45) 10.5
49) 10.5
52) 10.5
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
193) Age of third child (CHILD3)
TOTAL%
0) No children7839.2
1) 10.5
3) 21.0
4) 21.0
5) 21.0
6) 21.0
7) 52.5
8) 21.0
9) 21.0
10) 31.5
11) 10.5
12) 21.0
13) 21.0
14) 21.0
15) 42.0
16) 21.0
18) 52.5
19) 63.0
20) 21.0
21) 52.5
22) 52.5
23) 73.5
24) 42.0
25) 31.5
26) 94.5
27) 42.0
28) 31.5
29) 52.5
30) 42.0
31) 31.5
32) 31.5
33) 73.5
35) 10.5
36) 42.0
39) 31.5
41) 10.5
44) 10.5
47) 10.5
48) 10.5
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
194) Age of fourth child (CHILD4)
TOTAL%
0) No children11758.5
1) 10.5
2) 21.0
4) 21.0
5) 10.5
6) 21.0
7) 10.5
8) 10.5
9) 10.5
11) 10.5
12) 10.5
13) 21.0
14) 10.5
15) 42.0
16) 52.5
17) 10.5
18) 42.0
19) 10.5
20) 42.0
21) 73.5
22) 73.5
23) 31.5
24) 31.5
25) 21.0
26) 21.0
27) 21.0
28) 52.5
29) 31.5
30) 42.0
31) 31.5
32) 31.5
33) 10.5
35) 10.5
39) 10.5
44) 10.5
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
195) Age of fifth child (CHILD5)
TOTAL%
0) No children15376.1
3) 10.5
9) 21.0
10) 21.0
11) 10.5
12) 21.0
14) 10.5
15) 31.5
16) 10.5
17) 10.5
19) 42.0
20) 31.5
21) 31.5
22) 10.5
23) 21.0
24) 10.5
25) 21.0
26) 10.5
27) 63.0
28) 21.0
29) 31.5
30) 21.0
31) 21.0
32) 10.5
37) 10.5
Missing1 
TOTAL201100.0
196) Age of sixth child (CHILD6)
TOTAL%
0) No children17386.1
7) 21.0
11) 10.5
13) 21.0
14) 10.5
16) 10.5
19) 21.0
20) 10.5
21) 52.5
23) 10.5
24) 21.0
25) 10.5
26) 21.0
27) 21.0
29) 31.5
31) 21.0
Missing1 
TOTAL201100.0
197) Age of seventh child (CHILD7)
TOTAL%
0) No children18491.5
11) 10.5
15) 10.5
16) 10.5
18) 21.0
19) 21.0
21) 10.5
22) 21.0
25) 21.0
26) 10.5
27) 21.0
28) 10.5
30) 10.5
Missing1 
TOTAL201100.0
198) Age of eighth child (CHILD8)
TOTAL%
0) No children18994.0
9) 10.5
15) 10.5
16) 21.0
17) 10.5
20) 21.0
23) 10.5
24) 10.5
26) 10.5
27) 21.0
Missing1 
TOTAL201100.0
199) Age of ninth child (CHILD9)
TOTAL%
0) No children19697.5
21) 21.0
24) 10.5
25) 10.5
26) 10.5
Missing1 
TOTAL201100.0
200) Age of tenth child (CHILD10)
TOTAL%
0) No children19898.5
16) 10.5
23) 10.5
24) 10.5
Missing1 
TOTAL201100.0
201) Age of eleventh child (CHILD11)
TOTAL%
0) No children19999.0
21) 10.5
23) 10.5
Missing1 
TOTAL201100.0
202) Age of twelfth child (CHILD12)
TOTAL%
0) No children19999.0
19) 10.5
22) 10.5
Missing1 
TOTAL201100.0
203) Please indicate the highest level of education completed by you. (EDUCATE)
TOTAL%
1) Eighth grade or less84.0
2) Some high school42.0
3) High school graduate5226.3
4) Some college3216.2
5) Technical school or two-year (junior college) degree2110.6
6) Completed college2914.6
7) Some graduate work2211.1
8) Postgraduate or professional degree (M.A., Ph.D., M.D., etc.3015.2
Missing4 
TOTAL198100.0
204) Please indicate the highest level of education completed by your spouse. (SPOUSEDU)
TOTAL%
0) No such person2814.7
1) Eighth grade or less84.2
2) Some high school73.7
3) High school graduate5126.7
4) Some college2714.1
5) Technical school or two-year (junior college) degree157.9
6) Completed college3317.3
7) Some graduate work84.2
8) Postgraduate or professional degree (M.A., Ph.D., M.D., etc.147.3
Missing11 
TOTAL191100.0
205) Please indicate the highest level of education completed by your father. (POPEDUC)
TOTAL%
0) No such person42.2
1) Eighth grade or less7339.9
2) Some high school2915.8
3) High school graduate4122.4
4) Some college158.2
5) Technical school or two-year (junior college) degree31.6
6) Completed college126.6
7) Some graduate work21.1
8) Postgraduate or professional degree (M.A., Ph.D., M.D., etc.42.2
Missing19 
TOTAL183100.0
206) Please indicate the highest level of education completed by your mother. (MOMEDUC)
TOTAL%
0) No such person42.2
1) Eighth grade or less5731.1
2) Some high school2915.8
3) High school graduate4926.8
4) Some college189.8
5) Technical school or two-year (junior college) degree126.6
6) Completed college116.0
8) Postgraduate or professional degree (M.A., Ph.D., M.D., etc.31.6
Missing19 
TOTAL183100.0
207) When you were growing up, did you attend a - Public grade school? (SCHOOL1)
TOTAL%
0) No10049.5
1) Yes10250.5
TOTAL202100.0
208) When you were growing up, did you attend a - Private/non-religious grade school? (SCHOOL2)
TOTAL%
0) No202100.0
TOTAL202100.0
209) When you were growing up, did you attend a - Catholic/parochial grade school? (SCHOOL3)
TOTAL%
0) No9848.5
1) Yes10451.5
TOTAL202100.0
210) When you were growing up, did you attend a - Non-Catholic, church-related grade school? (SCHOOL4)
TOTAL%
0) No202100.0
TOTAL202100.0
211) When you were growing up, did you attend a - Not applicable? (SCHOOL5)
TOTAL%
0) No20199.5
1) Yes10.5
TOTAL202100.0
212) When you were growing up, did you attend a - Public junior high school? (SCHOOL6)
TOTAL%
0) No11858.4
1) Yes8441.6
TOTAL202100.0
213) When you were growing up, did you attend a - Private, non-religious junior high school? (SCHOOL7)
TOTAL%
0) No202100.0
TOTAL202100.0
214) When you were growing up, did you attend a - Catholic/parochial junior high school? (SCHOOL8)
TOTAL%
0) No12963.9
1) Yes7336.1
TOTAL202100.0
215) When you were growing up, did you attend a - Non-Catholic, church-related junior high school? (SCHOOL9)
TOTAL%
0) No20099.0
1) Yes21.0
TOTAL202100.0
216) When you were growing up, did you attend a - Not applicable? (SCHOOL10)
TOTAL%
0) No17084.2
1) Yes3215.8
TOTAL202100.0
217) When you were growing up, did you attend a - Public high school? (SCHOOL11)
TOTAL%
0) No8944.1
1) Yes11355.9
TOTAL202100.0
218) When you were growing up, did you attend a - Private, non-religious high school? (SCHOOL12)
TOTAL%
0) No20099.0
1) Yes21.0
TOTAL202100.0
219) When you were growing up, did you attend a - Catholic/parochial high school? (SCHOOL13)
TOTAL%
0) No12963.9
1) Yes7336.1
TOTAL202100.0
220) When you were growing up, did you attend a - Non-Catholic, church-related high school? (SCHOOL14)
TOTAL%
0) No20099.0
1) Yes21.0
TOTAL202100.0
221) When you were growing up, did you attend a - Not applicable? (SCHOOL15)
TOTAL%
0) No19496.0
1) Yes84.0
TOTAL202100.0
222) When you were growing up, did you attend a - Public college? (SCHOOL16)
TOTAL%
0) No12461.4
1) Yes7838.6
TOTAL202100.0
223) When you were growing up, did you attend a - Private, non-religious college? (SCHOOL17)
TOTAL%
0) No19094.1
1) Yes125.9
TOTAL202100.0
224) When you were growing up, did you attend a - Catholic parochial college? (SCHOOL18)
TOTAL%
0) No16280.2
1) Yes4019.8
TOTAL202100.0
225) When you were growing up, did you attend a - Non-Catholic, church-related college? (SCHOOL19)
TOTAL%
0) No19797.5
1) Yes52.5
TOTAL202100.0
226) When you were growing up, did you attend a - Not applicable? (SCHOOL20)
TOTAL%
0) No13667.3
1) Yes6632.7
TOTAL202100.0
227) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
21) 10.5
26) 42.0
28) 10.5
30) 21.0
31) 52.6
32) 10.5
33) 42.0
34) 10.5
35) 73.6
36) 73.6
37) 84.1
38) 52.6
39) 52.6
40) 42.0
41) 52.6
42) 84.1
43) 52.6
44) 42.0
45) 31.5
46) 73.6
47) 42.0
48) 21.0
49) 52.6
50) 73.6
51) 63.1
52) 52.6
53) 73.6
54) 52.6
55) 31.5
56) 52.6
57) 52.6
58) 105.1
59) 52.6
60) 21.0
61) 115.6
62) 31.5
64) 42.0
65) 21.0
66) 10.5
67) 21.0
68) 21.0
69) 21.0
70) 21.0
71) 10.5
72) 10.5
74) 21.0
78) 21.0
79) 10.5
82) 10.5
84) 10.5
Missing6 
TOTAL196100.0
228) What is the age of your spouse? (SPOUSAGE)
TOTAL%
0) Not applic3819.0
26) 31.5
28) 10.5
30) 21.0
31) 31.5
32) 52.5
33) 31.5
35) 63.0
36) 63.0
37) 63.0
38) 42.0
39) 31.5
40) 52.5
41) 42.0
42) 42.0
43) 42.0
44) 10.5
45) 31.5
46) 52.5
47) 42.0
48) 31.5
49) 84.0
50) 42.0
51) 10.5
52) 84.0
53) 31.5
54) 52.5
55) 84.0
56) 84.0
57) 31.5
58) 42.0
59) 63.0
60) 31.5
61) 21.0
62) 42.0
63) 52.5
65) 31.5
66) 21.0
67) 31.5
68) 10.5
69) 10.5
70) 10.5
74) 10.5
75) 10.5
78) 10.5
85) 10.5
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
229) Besides being an American, what is your main nationality background? (NATION)
TOTAL%
1) English105.0
2) Irish5828.7
3) Italian115.4
4) French2914.4
5) German4522.3
6) Polish94.5
7) Other Eastern European (e.g., Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Russian115.4
8) Scandinavian31.5
9) Black or Afro-American209.9
10) Hispanic31.5
14) 1410.5
16) Austrian10.5
21) Basque/Spanish10.5
TOTAL202100.0
230) Besides being an American, what is the main nationality background of your spouse? (SPOUSNAT)
TOTAL%
0) Not married3819.0
1) English136.5
2) Irish3316.5
3) Italian73.5
4) French2412.0
5) German4723.5
6) Polish63.0
7) Other Eastern European (e.g., Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Russ105.0
8) Scandinavian42.0
9) Black or Afro-American115.5
11) Asian (Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, etc.)10.5
13) American Indian10.5
14) Canadian10.5
17) Swiss21.0
18) Scottish10.5
22) Portuguese10.5
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
231) Do you have a political party preference? If so, which one? (POLPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) No preference3818.8
2) Republican3818.8
3) Democrat9145.0
4) Independent3517.3
TOTAL202100.0
232) Does your spouse have a political party preference? If so, which one? (SPOUSPRT)
TOTAL%
0) Not married3819.2
1) No preference3115.7
2) Republican3417.2
3) Democrat6633.3
4) Independent2914.6
Missing4 
TOTAL198100.0
233) Which of the following labels best describes your political position? (POLVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) Very liberal42.0
2) Liberal189.1
3) Moderate12462.9
4) Conservative4723.9
5) Very conservative42.0
Missing5 
TOTAL197100.0
234) Which of the following labels best describes your spouse's political position? (SPOUSPOL)
TOTAL%
0) Not married3819.7
1) Very liberal21.0
2) Liberal168.3
3) Moderate8745.1
4) Conservative4623.8
5) Very conservative21.0
6) Other21.0
Missing9 
TOTAL193100.0
235) What is your present denomination? (RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic19999.5
10) None10.5
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
236) What is the present denomination of your spouse? (SPOUSRLG)
TOTAL%
0) Not married3819.2
1) Catholic15276.8
3) Presbyterian10.5
4) Baptist21.0
5) Methodist10.5
9) Eastern Orthodox10.5
10) None21.0
15) Christian non-denominational10.5
Missing4 
TOTAL198100.0
237) What denomination were you raised in? (RLGRAIS)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic16586.8
3) Presbyterian31.6
4) Baptist42.1
5) Methodist105.3
6) Episcopalian10.5
7) Pentecostal10.5
10) None31.6
11) Congregational10.5
15) Christian non-denominational21.1
Missing12 
TOTAL190100.0
238) What denomination was your spouse raised in? (SPSRAIS)
TOTAL%
0) Not married3819.7
1) Catholic11057.0
2) Lutheran84.1
3) Presbyterian63.1
4) Baptist84.1
5) Methodist84.1
6) Episcopalian10.5
9) Eastern Orthodox10.5
10) None94.7
11) Congregational31.6
15) Christian non-denominational10.5
Missing9 
TOTAL193100.0
239) What other denominations are you affiliated with? (OTHRLG)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic10.5
2) Lutheran10.5
3) Presbyterian10.5
4) Baptist10.5
88) No other denomination19698.0
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
240) What other denominations is your spouse affiliated with? (SPOUSOTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not married3718.4
2) Lutheran10.5
88) No other denomination16381.1
Missing1 
TOTAL201100.0
241) What is your employment status? (EMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Presently employed14270.6
2) Unemployed21.0
3) Retired2411.9
4) Housewife3316.4
Missing1 
TOTAL201100.0
242) If you are presently employed, what is your occupation? (See summary documentation for category labels) (YOURJOB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL202432.639357
243) What is the employment status of your spouse? (SPOUSEMP)
TOTAL%
1) Presently employed11356.2
2) Unemployed10.5
3) Retired178.5
4) Housewife3115.4
5) Student10.5
8) Not applicable3818.9
Missing1 
TOTAL201100.0
244) If your spouse is presently employed, what is his/her occupation? (See summary documentation for category labels) (SPOUSJOB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL202421.431380
245) How many years have you lived at your current residence? (RESIDE)
TOTAL%
1) 94.5
2) 73.5
3) 73.5
4) 84.0
5) 136.5
6) 84.0
7) 115.5
8) 84.0
9) 31.5
10) 84.0
11) 52.5
12) 136.5
13) 42.0
14) 21.0
15) 31.5
16) 52.5
17) 31.5
18) 73.5
19) 52.5
20) 31.5
21) 73.5
22) 84.0
23) 52.5
25) 52.5
26) 21.0
27) 52.5
28) 21.0
30) 73.5
32) 10.5
33) 31.5
34) 21.0
35) 21.0
37) 42.0
42) 31.5
43) 10.5
45) 31.5
46) 10.5
50) 10.5
52) 10.5
53) 10.5
55) 10.5
64) 10.5
74) 10.5
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
246) How many times have you moved during the past 15 years? (MOVE)
TOTAL%
0) None8944.9
1) One4120.7
2) Two178.6
3) Three157.6
4) Four136.6
5) Five147.1
6) Six42.0
7) Seven42.0
8) Eight10.5
Missing4 
TOTAL198100.0
247) How many of these moves were within the neighborhood served by the parish you now attend most frequently? (MOVEPAR)
TOTAL%
0) None8140.1
1) One3818.8
2) Two136.4
3) Three10.5
4) Four10.5
7) Seven10.5
8) Eight6230.7
9) Nine or more52.5
TOTAL202100.0
248) How far is your present home from the parish church you attend? (DISTANCE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than half a mile4824.0
2) Less than one mile3919.5
3) One to two miles3919.5
4) Two to three miles3216.0
5) Four to five miles199.5
6) Five to ten miles157.5
7) More than ten miles84.0
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
249) With many demands on our time, it's probably difficult for most people to participate in any professional groups or organizations outside their parish. Do you belong to any such groups or organizations, either secular or religious, as labor unions, veterans' groups, political groups, neighborhood organizations, social and recreational clubs, youth groups, Right to Life, Knights of Columbus, diocesan council, etc.? - First mention (ORG1)
TOTAL%
0) I do not belong to any groups outside my parish church.6934.5
1) Fraternal31.5
2) Service168.0
3) Veterans31.5
4) Political94.5
5) Labor union31.5
6) Sports group21.0
7) Youth group42.0
8) School service group63.0
9) Hobby/social club126.0
10) Sorority10.5
11) Nationality group10.5
12) Farm organization21.0
14) Professional/academic society2211.0
15) Neighborhood association21.0
21) Church fraternal group147.0
22) Church service group84.0
24) Church political group21.0
28) Church school service group10.5
31) Church nationality group10.5
33) Church liturgy/discussion study136.5
34) Church professional/academic society63.0
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
250) With many demands on our time, it's probably difficult for most people to participate in any professional groups or organizations outside their parish. Do you belong to any such groups or organizations, either secular or religious, as labor unions, veterans' groups, political groups, neighborhood organizations, social and recreational clubs, youth groups, Right to Life, Knights of Columbus, diocesan council, etc.? - Second mention (ORG2)
TOTAL%
0) I do not belong to any groups outside my parish church.10150.5
1) Fraternal31.5
2) Service136.5
3) Veterans21.0
4) Political115.5
6) Sports group52.5
7) Youth group31.5
8) School service group42.0
9) Hobby/social club73.5
10) Sorority10.5
11) Nationality group21.0
12) Farm organization42.0
14) Professional/academic society147.0
21) Church fraternal group42.0
22) Church service group63.0
24) Church political group21.0
25) Church labor union10.5
27) Church youth group10.5
33) Church liturgy/discussion study105.0
34) Church professional/academic society63.0
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
251) With many demands on our time, it's probably difficult for most people to participate in any professional groups or organizations outside their parish. Do you belong to any such groups or organizations, either secular or religious, as labor unions, veterans' groups, political groups, neighborhood organizations, social and recreational clubs, youth groups, Right to Life, Knights of Columbus, diocesan council, etc.? - Third mention (ORG3)
TOTAL%
0) I do not belong to any groups outside my parish church.13969.5
1) Fraternal10.5
2) Service31.5
3) Veterans10.5
4) Political42.0
6) Sports group42.0
7) Youth group21.0
8) School service group21.0
9) Hobby/social club73.5
10) Sorority10.5
11) Nationality group10.5
13) Liturgy/discussion/study group10.5
14) Professional/academic society189.0
15) Neighborhood association21.0
21) Church fraternal group10.5
22) Church service group31.5
26) Church sports group10.5
27) Church youth group10.5
28) Church school service group31.5
33) Church liturgy/discussion study31.5
34) Church professional/academic society21.0
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
252) With many demands on our time, it's probably difficult for most people to participate in any professional groups or organizations outside their parish. Do you belong to any such groups or organizations, either secular or religious, as labor unions, veterans' groups, political groups, neighborhood organizations, social and recreational clubs, youth groups, Right to Life, Knights of Columbus, diocesan council, etc.? - Fourth mention (ORG4)
TOTAL%
0) I do not belong to any groups outside my parish church.16281.0
1) Fraternal10.5
2) Service21.0
6) Sports group42.0
7) Youth group21.0
8) School service group10.5
9) Hobby/social club42.0
10) Sorority10.5
12) Farm organization10.5
13) Liturgy/discussion/study group10.5
14) Professional/academic society147.0
15) Neighborhood association21.0
21) Church fraternal group10.5
28) Church school service group10.5
33) Church liturgy/discussion study31.5
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
253) With many demands on our time, it's probably difficult for most people to participate in any professional groups or organizations outside their parish. Do you belong to any such groups or organizations, either secular or religious, as labor unions, veterans' groups, political groups, neighborhood organizations, social and recreational clubs, youth groups, Right to Life, Knights of Columbus, diocesan council, etc.? - Fifth mention (ORG5)
TOTAL%
0) I do not belong to any groups outside my parish church.18090.0
1) Fraternal10.5
2) Service52.5
4) Political10.5
6) Sports group31.5
7) Youth group10.5
9) Hobby/social club31.5
10) Sorority10.5
12) Farm organization10.5
14) Professional/academic society42.0
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
254) With many demands on our time, it's probably difficult for most people to participate in any professional groups or organizations outside their parish. Do you belong to any such groups or organizations, either secular or religious, as labor unions, veterans' groups, political groups, neighborhood organizations, social and recreational clubs, youth groups, Right to Life, Knights of Columbus, diocesan council, etc.? - Sixth mention (ORG6)
TOTAL%
0) I do not belong to any groups outside my parish church.19195.5
2) Service10.5
4) Political10.5
6) Sports group10.5
7) Youth group10.5
12) Farm organization10.5
14) Professional/academic society21.0
15) Neighborhood association10.5
34) Church professional/academic society10.5
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
255) With many demands on our time, it's probably difficult for most people to participate in any professional groups or organizations outside their parish. Do you belong to any such groups or organizations, either secular or religious, as labor unions, veterans' groups, political groups, neighborhood organizations, social and recreational clubs, youth groups, Right to Life, Knights of Columbus, diocesan council, etc.? - Seventh mention (ORG7)
TOTAL%
0) I do not belong to any groups outside my parish church.19597.5
2) Service10.5
7) Youth group10.5
9) Hobby/social club10.5
22) Church service group10.5
34) Church professional/academic society10.5
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
256) To how many professional groups or organizations outside your parish do you belong? (ORG8)
TOTAL%
0) None7236.0
1) One3115.5
2) Two3819.0
3) Three2211.0
4) Four178.5
5) Five115.5
6) Six31.5
7) Seven52.5
10) Ten or more10.5
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
257) Name the group or organization to which you give the most time. (TIMEORG)
TOTAL%
1) Fraternal21.1
2) Service158.4
3) Veterans52.8
4) Political84.5
5) Labor union21.1
6) Sports group31.7
7) Youth group73.9
8) School service group42.2
9) Hobby/social club116.1
10) Sorority21.1
12) Farm organization10.6
13) Liturgy/discussion/study group10.6
14) Professional/academic society84.5
21) Church fraternal group84.5
22) Church service group116.1
24) Church political group21.1
27) Church youth group10.6
28) Church school service group10.6
33) Church liturgy/discussion study137.3
34) Church professional/academic society52.8
88) Not applicable6938.5
Missing23 
TOTAL179100.0
258) Indicate roughly how many hours per month you give to the organization to which you give the most time? (TIMEORG1)
TOTAL%
0) 42.3
1) 42.3
2) 74.0
3) 105.7
4) 158.6
5) 84.6
6) 116.3
7) 42.3
8) 31.7
9) 42.3
10) 63.4
12) 63.4
14) 21.1
15) 42.3
16) 10.6
20) 74.0
22) 10.6
30) 31.7
32) 21.1
35) 10.6
45) 10.6
70) 10.6
88) Not applic6939.7
Missing28 
TOTAL174100.0
259) In what manner do you participate in the organization to which you give the most time? (TIMEORG2)
TOTAL%
1) Leader3518.5
2) Active worker3719.6
3) Regular participant3317.5
4) Occasional participant189.5
8) Not applicable6634.9
Missing13 
TOTAL189100.0
260) In which of the categories listed below would you put your total family income for last year? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Under $10,000136.5
2) Between $10,000 and $19,9993015.1
3) Between $20,000 and $29,9994924.6
4) Between $30,000 and $34,999199.5
5) Between $35,000 and $39,999178.5
6) Between $40,000 and $44,999199.5
7) Between $45,000 and $49,999115.5
8) Between $50,000 and $59,999136.5
9) $60,000 and over2814.1
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
261) How often do you go to - Mass on Sunday/Saturday evening? (GOTO1)
TOTAL%
2) Once a year10.5
3) Several times a year31.5
4) Once a month10.5
5) Two or three times a month84.1
6) Once a week18493.4
Missing5 
TOTAL197100.0
262) How often do you go to - Daily Mass? (GOTO2)
TOTAL%
1) Never2110.9
2) Once a year178.9
3) Several times a year6533.9
4) Once a month126.3
5) Two or three times a month178.9
6) Once a week52.6
7) Several times a week3116.1
8) Daily2412.5
Missing10 
TOTAL192100.0
263) How often do you go to - Benediction? (GOTO3)
TOTAL%
1) Never4524.7
2) Once a year6334.6
3) Several times a year6033.0
4) Once a month105.5
5) Two or three times a month21.1
6) Once a week10.5
8) Daily10.5
Missing20 
TOTAL182100.0
264) How often do you go to - Stations of the Cross? (GOTO4)
TOTAL%
1) Never3016.0
2) Once a year6735.6
3) Several times a year7539.9
4) Once a month10.5
5) Two or three times a month21.1
6) Once a week94.8
7) Several times a week10.5
8) Daily31.6
Missing14 
TOTAL188100.0
265) How often do you go to - Public rosary? (GOTO5)
TOTAL%
1) Never7038.9
2) Once a year3921.7
3) Several times a year5329.4
4) Once a month73.9
5) Two or three times a month42.2
6) Once a week31.7
7) Several times a week31.7
8) Daily10.6
Missing22 
TOTAL180100.0
266) How often do you go to - Novenas? (GOTO6)
TOTAL%
1) Never13172.0
2) Once a year2513.7
3) Several times a year179.3
4) Once a month31.6
6) Once a week42.2
8) Daily21.1
Missing20 
TOTAL182100.0
267) How often do you go to - Communal penance services? (GOTO7)
TOTAL%
1) Never4625.0
2) Once a year6334.2
3) Several times a year7540.8
Missing18 
TOTAL184100.0
268) How often do you go to - Communion? (GOTO8)
TOTAL%
1) Never10.5
2) Once a year21.0
3) Several times a year31.5
4) Once a month21.0
5) Two or three times a month63.0
6) Once a week12060.3
7) Several times a week4120.6
8) Daily2412.1
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
269) How often do you go to - Confession? (GOTO9)
TOTAL%
1) Never3015.2
2) Once a year6432.3
3) Several times a year8743.9
4) Once a month126.1
5) Two or three times a month42.0
6) Once a week10.5
Missing4 
TOTAL198100.0
270) How often do you do the following? - Read or study the Bible on your own (ACTS1)
TOTAL%
1) Daily or several times a day2814.1
2) Several times a week3819.1
3) Once a week147.0
4) Two or three times a month199.5
5) Once a month147.0
6) Several times a year3216.1
7) Once a year or less2412.1
8) Never3015.1
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
271) How often do you do the following? - Read or study the Bible with friends or as part of a study group (ACTS2)
TOTAL%
1) Daily or several times a day21.0
2) Several times a week52.6
3) Once a week3920.0
4) Two or three times a month115.6
5) Once a month105.1
6) Several times a year2713.8
7) Once a year or less136.7
8) Never8845.1
Missing7 
TOTAL195100.0
272) How often do you do the following? - Say grace before meals (ACTS3)
TOTAL%
1) Daily or several times a day13065.7
2) Several times a week3015.2
3) Once a week31.5
4) Two or three times a month52.5
5) Once a month21.0
6) Several times a year189.1
7) Once a year or less63.0
8) Never42.0
Missing4 
TOTAL198100.0
273) How often do you do the following? - Share your religious beliefs with other Catholics who have similar beliefs (ACTS4)
TOTAL%
1) Daily or several times a day2010.0
2) Several times a week4824.0
3) Once a week3618.0
4) Two or three times a month2311.5
5) Once a month2110.5
6) Several times a year4120.5
7) Once a year or less63.0
8) Never52.5
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
274) How often do you do the following? - Share your religious beliefs with other Catholics who have different beliefs (ACTS5)
TOTAL%
1) Daily or several times a day105.2
2) Several times a week157.8
3) Once a week136.8
4) Two or three times a month157.8
5) Once a month2211.5
6) Several times a year6433.3
7) Once a year or less2412.5
8) Never2915.1
Missing10 
TOTAL192100.0
275) How often do you do the following? - Share your religious beliefs with non-Catholics who have similar beliefs (ACTS6)
TOTAL%
1) Daily or several times a day84.1
2) Several times a week147.1
3) Once a week126.1
4) Two or three times a month168.1
5) Once a month126.1
6) Several times a year9146.2
7) Once a year or less2110.7
8) Never2311.7
Missing5 
TOTAL197100.0
276) How often do you do the following? - Share your religious beliefs with non-Catholics who have different beliefs (ACTS7)
TOTAL%
1) Daily or several times a day52.6
2) Several times a week115.7
3) Once a week84.2
4) Two or three times a month126.3
5) Once a month94.7
6) Several times a year6533.9
7) Once a year or less3920.3
8) Never4322.4
Missing10 
TOTAL192100.0
277) How often do you do the following? - Listen to a religious program on the radio (ACTS8)
TOTAL%
1) Daily or several times a day73.7
2) Several times a week63.2
3) Once a week136.9
4) Two or three times a month63.2
5) Once a month63.2
6) Several times a year2412.8
7) Once a year or less2211.7
8) Never10455.3
Missing14 
TOTAL188100.0
278) How often do you do the following? - Watch a religious program on television (ACTS9)
TOTAL%
1) Daily or several times a day31.6
2) Several times a week115.7
3) Once a week136.7
4) Two or three times a month52.6
5) Once a month21.0
6) Several times a year5226.9
7) Once a year or less3216.6
8) Never7538.9
Missing9 
TOTAL193100.0
279) How often do you do the following? - Pray with friends or members of your family or household, other than grace at meals (ACTS10)
TOTAL%
1) Daily or several times a day3015.3
2) Several times a week2412.2
3) Once a week2613.3
4) Two or three times a month189.2
5) Once a month115.6
6) Several times a year4523.0
7) Once a year or less147.1
8) Never2814.3
Missing6 
TOTAL196100.0
280) How often do you do the following? - Pray privately (ACTS11)
TOTAL%
1) Daily or several times a day14773.9
2) Several times a week3417.1
3) Once a week52.5
4) Two or three times a month31.5
5) Once a month63.0
6) Several times a year31.5
8) Never10.5
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
281) How often do you do the following? - Fast or abstain from meat on certain days (ACTS12)
TOTAL%
1) Daily or several times a day10.5
2) Several times a week73.5
3) Once a week2211.1
4) Two or three times a month105.0
5) Once a month105.0
6) Several times a year12261.3
7) Once a year or less105.0
8) Never178.5
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
282) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO LISTEN TO RELIGIOUS PROGRAMS ON THE RADIO - Which program(s) do you listen to? - First mention (RADPROG1)
TOTAL%
0) No mention5728.4
1) Sunday Mass31.5
2) Daily Mass10.5
3) Mass for shut-ins10.5
4) Rosary21.0
6) Choir Sunday10.5
22) Billy Graham21.0
24) Chuck Swindall10.5
26) Oral Roberts10.5
28) Garner Ted Armstrong10.5
36) Joni and Friends10.5
38) Local religious programs189.0
39) Various ministers31.5
40) Gospel Hour21.0
42) Focus on the Family10.5
60) Local station unspecified10.5
88) Not applicable10552.2
Missing1 
TOTAL201100.0
283) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO LISTEN TO RELIGIOUS PROGRAMS ON THE RADIO - Which program(s) do you listen to? - Second mention (RADPROG2)
TOTAL%
0) No mention9245.8
38) Local religious programs10.5
39) Various ministers10.5
41) Celebration Rock10.5
43) To Be Of Service10.5
88) Not applicable10552.2
Missing1 
TOTAL201100.0
284) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO LISTEN TO RELIGIOUS PROGRAMS ON THE RADIO - Which program(s) do you listen to? - Third mention (RADPROG3)
TOTAL%
0) No mention9446.8
38) Local religious programs10.5
40) Gospel Hour10.5
88) Not applicable10552.2
Missing1 
TOTAL201100.0
285) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WATCH RELIGIOUS PROGRAMS ON TELEVISION - Which program(s) do you listen to? - First mention (TVPROG1)
TOTAL%
0) No mention6029.9
1) Sunday Mass52.5
3) Mass for shut-ins10.5
5) Holy Mass10.5
7) Mother Angelica10.5
9) Special Mass21.0
10) Christophers21.0
21) Ken Copeland10.5
22) Billy Graham73.5
23) Oral Roberts10.5
25) Jim Swaggart21.0
39) Various programs10.5
40) 700 Club105.0
41) Real to Reel10.5
45) PTL42.0
49) Local religious programs147.0
50) Episodic136.5
88) Not applicable7537.3
Missing1 
TOTAL201100.0
286) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WATCH RELIGIOUS PROGRAMS ON TELEVISION - Which program(s) do you listen to? - Second mention (TVPROG2)
TOTAL%
0) No mention11657.7
4) Holiday Mass10.5
22) Billy Graham31.5
23) Oral Roberts10.5
40) 700 Club10.5
49) Local religious programs42.0
88) Not applicable7537.3
Missing1 
TOTAL201100.0
287) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WATCH RELIGIOUS PROGRAMS ON TELEVISION - Which program(s) do you listen to? - Third mention (TVPROG3)
TOTAL%
0) No mention12361.2
5) Holy Mass Rome10.5
23) Oral Roberts10.5
49) Local religious programs10.5
88) Not applicable7537.3
Missing1 
TOTAL201100.0
288) Which one of the following activities do the most to fulfill your religious needs? - First mention (RELNEED1)
TOTAL%
1) Weekend Mass6231.6
2) Daily Mass2814.3
3) Benediction21.0
4) Stations of the Cross10.5
8) Communion2412.2
10) Read the Bible daily178.7
11) Bible study group63.1
12) Say grace before meals21.0
13) Share beliefs with Catholics who have similar beliefs105.1
14) Share beliefs with Catholics who have different beliefs31.5
15) Share beliefs with non-Catholics who have similar beliefs21.0
16) Share beliefs with non-Catholics who have different beliefs10.5
17) Listen to a religious program on the radio21.0
18) Watch a religious program on TV10.5
19) Pray with friends/family73.6
20) Pray privately2814.3
Missing6 
TOTAL196100.0
289) Which one of the following activities do the most to fulfill your religious needs? - Second mention (RELNEED2)
TOTAL%
0) None52.6
1) Weekend Mass168.4
2) Daily Mass31.6
3) Benediction10.5
4) Stations of the Cross21.0
5) Public rosary21.0
6) Novenas21.0
8) Communion2513.1
9) Confession52.6
10) Read the Bible daily2111.0
11) Bible study group147.3
12) Say grace before meals10.5
13) Share beliefs with Catholics who have similar beliefs136.8
14) Share beliefs with Catholics who have different beliefs21.0
15) Share beliefs with non-Catholics who have similar beliefs73.7
16) Share beliefs with non-Catholics who have different beliefs10.5
17) Listen to a religious program on the radio21.0
18) Watch a religious program on TV21.0
19) Pray with friends/family178.9
20) Pray privately4925.7
21) Fast or abstain from meat on certain days10.5
Missing11 
TOTAL191100.0
290) Describe briefly to whom you usually pray. - First mention (PRAYTO1)
TOTAL%
1) Trinity73.5
2) Lord31.5
3) Father6633.2
4) Jesus9648.2
5) Holy Spirit63.0
6) Mary147.0
8) Sacred Heart31.5
9) Rosary (Mary)10.5
10) St. Jude10.5
19) Unspecified Saints10.5
80) No one in particular10.5
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
291) Describe briefly to whom you usually pray. - Second mention (PRAYTO2)
TOTAL%
0) None6432.2
1) Trinity10.5
2) Lord21.0
3) Father157.5
4) Jesus4723.6
5) Holy Spirit199.5
6) Mary4221.1
7) St. Joseph21.0
9) Rosary (Mary)10.5
10) St. Jude21.0
19) Unspecified Saints31.5
29) St. Dymphsin10.5
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
292) Describe briefly to whom you usually pray. - Third mention (PRAYTO3)
TOTAL%
0) None11155.8
1) Trinity21.0
2) Lord21.0
3) Father42.0
4) Jesus31.5
5) Holy Spirit2412.1
6) Mary2613.1
7) St. Joseph31.5
8) Sacred Heart10.5
10) St. Jude63.0
11) St. Theresa10.5
13) St. Anthony42.0
14) St. Rita10.5
19) Unspecified Saints94.5
25) St. George10.5
27) Deceased relatives10.5
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
293) Describe briefly to whom you usually pray. - Fourth mention (PRAYTO4)
TOTAL%
0) None16984.9
1) Trinity10.5
3) Father10.5
6) Mary126.0
7) St. Joseph21.0
9) Rosary (Mary)10.5
10) St. Jude31.5
11) St. Theresa10.5
12) St. Anne10.5
13) St. Anthony10.5
17) St. Katherine10.5
19) Unspecified Saints52.5
26) St. Stephen10.5
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
294) Describe briefly to whom you usually pray. - Fifth mention (PRAYTO5)
TOTAL%
0) None18693.5
5) Holy Spirit10.5
7) St. Joseph31.5
10) St. Jude10.5
11) St. Theresa10.5
13) St. Anthony31.5
19) Unspecified Saints31.5
27) Deceased relatives10.5
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
295) Describe briefly the content of your prayer or meditation; that is, what do you pray about? - First mention (CONPRAY1)
TOTAL%
0) No prayer content31.5
1) Help health63.1
2) Emotions2211.3
3) Guidance147.2
4) Thanks4422.6
5) Growth, success31.5
6) Be a good person105.1
9) Forgiveness52.6
10) Family safety31.5
11) Family health52.6
12) Family emotions10.5
13) Family guidance21.0
14) Family thanks105.1
15) Repose of soul10.5
16) Good parent21.0
17) Spiritual growth52.6
18) Others welfare2211.3
29) Christian unity10.5
31) Peace63.1
40) Godhead105.1
42) Sacred Heart21.0
43) Corpus Christi10.5
44) Saints10.5
45) Stillness42.1
50) Souls in purgatory31.5
51) Rosary10.5
52) To get to heaven10.5
60) Dialogue with God52.6
80) God's will to be done21.0
Missing7 
TOTAL195100.0
296) Describe briefly the content of your prayer or meditation; that is, what do you pray about? - Second mention (CONPRAY2)
TOTAL%
0) No prayer content3216.5
1) Help health21.0
2) Emotions2010.3
3) Guidance168.2
4) Thanks157.7
5) Growth, success63.1
6) Be a good person126.2
7) Safety10.5
9) Forgiveness52.6
10) Family safety42.1
11) Family health73.6
12) Family emotions42.1
13) Family guidance10.5
14) Family thanks63.1
15) Repose of soul21.0
16) Good parent21.0
17) Spiritual growth21.0
18) Others welfare189.3
19) Family financial security10.5
21) Help pastor31.5
26) Ministry to the poor52.6
28) Pope or bishops10.5
30) National crisis21.0
31) Peace94.6
33) Local/national policy10.5
40) Godhead21.0
41) Mary10.5
45) Stillness21.0
50) Souls in purgatory10.5
70) Event in scripture10.5
80) God's will to be done105.2
Missing8 
TOTAL194100.0
297) Describe briefly the content of your prayer or meditation; that is, what do you pray about? - Third mention (CONPRAY3)
TOTAL%
0) No prayer content8945.9
1) Help health10.5
2) Emotions63.1
3) Guidance52.6
4) Thanks147.2
5) Growth, success21.0
6) Be a good person94.6
8) Financial security21.0
9) Forgiveness73.6
10) Family safety21.0
11) Family health63.1
12) Family emotions21.0
14) Family thanks10.5
15) Repose of soul21.0
16) Good parent10.5
17) Spiritual growth94.6
18) Others welfare94.6
26) Ministry to the poor42.1
27) Vocations10.5
28) Pope or bishops10.5
31) Peace84.1
32) Social justice10.5
34) Peacemakers21.0
40) Godhead21.0
44) Saints10.5
45) Stillness10.5
50) Souls in purgatory21.0
80) God's will to be done42.1
Missing8 
TOTAL194100.0
298) When you attend Mass, do you say your own prayers or follow the prayers said by the entire congregation? (OWNPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) I pray along with the congregation.13767.8
2) I usually say some prayers of my choosing and say some prayers with the congregation.6230.7
3) I usually say prayers of my own choosing privately.31.5
TOTAL202100.0
299) Below is a list of images that could be used to describe God. Indicate how accurate you feel each image is a description of God. - Judge (IMAGE1)
TOTAL%
1) Completely inaccurate105.1
2) Less inaccurate189.1
3) In between inaccurate and accurate5427.4
4) More accurate3316.8
5) Completely accurate8241.6
Missing5 
TOTAL197100.0
300) Below is a list of images that could be used to describe God. Indicate how accurate you feel each image is a description of God. - Protector (IMAGE2)
TOTAL%
1) Completely inaccurate21.0
2) Less inaccurate21.0
3) In between inaccurate and accurate168.0
4) More accurate4321.6
5) Completely accurate13668.3
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
301) Below is a list of images that could be used to describe God. Indicate how accurate you feel each image is a description of God. - Redeemer (IMAGE3)
TOTAL%
1) Completely inaccurate21.0
3) In between inaccurate and accurate115.4
4) More accurate2311.4
5) Completely accurate16682.2
TOTAL202100.0
302) Below is a list of images that could be used to describe God. Indicate how accurate you feel each image is a description of God. - Lover (IMAGE4)
TOTAL%
1) Completely inaccurate105.2
2) Less inaccurate52.6
3) In between inaccurate and accurate2110.8
4) More accurate2311.9
5) Completely accurate13569.6
Missing8 
TOTAL194100.0
303) Below is a list of images that could be used to describe God. Indicate how accurate you feel each image is a description of God. - Master (IMAGE5)
TOTAL%
1) Completely inaccurate73.6
2) Less inaccurate126.1
3) In between inaccurate and accurate2613.3
4) More accurate2713.8
5) Completely accurate12463.3
Missing6 
TOTAL196100.0
304) Below is a list of images that could be used to describe God. Indicate how accurate you feel each image is a description of God. - Mother (IMAGE6)
TOTAL%
1) Completely inaccurate5730.5
2) Less inaccurate2211.8
3) In between inaccurate and accurate3518.7
4) More accurate2312.3
5) Completely accurate5026.7
Missing15 
TOTAL187100.0
305) Below is a list of images that could be used to describe God. Indicate how accurate you feel each image is a description of God. - Creator (IMAGE7)
TOTAL%
1) Completely inaccurate10.5
3) In between inaccurate and accurate21.0
4) More accurate146.9
5) Completely accurate18591.6
TOTAL202100.0
306) Below is a list of images that could be used to describe God. Indicate how accurate you feel each image is a description of God. - Father (IMAGE8)
TOTAL%
1) Completely inaccurate21.0
3) In between inaccurate and accurate84.1
4) More accurate2914.7
5) Completely accurate15880.2
Missing5 
TOTAL197100.0
307) Below is a list of images that could be used to describe God. Indicate how accurate you feel each image is a description of God. - Friend (IMAGE9)
TOTAL%
1) Completely inaccurate31.5
3) In between inaccurate and accurate105.1
4) More accurate2914.8
5) Completely accurate15478.6
Missing6 
TOTAL196100.0
308) As you read each of the following phrases, indicate how true it is for you. - God is faithful. (GOD1)
TOTAL%
1) Not true at all10.5
3) In between untrue and true42.0
4) More true2211.2
5) Extremely true17086.3
Missing5 
TOTAL197100.0
309) As you read each of the following phrases, indicate how true it is for you. - God is dependable. (GOD2)
TOTAL%
1) Not true at all10.5
3) In between untrue and true63.0
4) More true2713.6
5) Extremely true16582.9
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
310) As you read each of the following phrases, indicate how true it is for you. - God is forgiving. (GOD3)
TOTAL%
3) In between untrue and true31.5
4) More true2010.1
5) Extremely true17688.4
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
311) As you read each of the following phrases, indicate how true it is for you. - God is mysterious. (GOD4)
TOTAL%
1) Not true at all63.0
2) Less true105.1
3) In between untrue and true3216.2
4) More true2613.2
5) Extremely true12362.4
Missing5 
TOTAL197100.0
312) As you read each of the following phrases, indicate how true it is for you. - God is more present in relationships with others than in an individual's life. (GOD5)
TOTAL%
1) Not true at all6534.4
2) Less true2814.8
3) In between untrue and true5227.5
4) More true2211.6
5) Extremely true2211.6
Missing13 
TOTAL189100.0
313) As you read each of the following phrases, indicate how true it is for you. - God is distant. (GOD6)
TOTAL%
1) Not true at all10654.9
2) Less true4523.3
3) In between untrue and true2714.0
4) More true115.7
5) Extremely true42.1
Missing9 
TOTAL193100.0
314) As you read each of the following phrases, indicate how true it is for you. - God is permissive. (GOD7)
TOTAL%
1) Not true at all6434.8
2) Less true3217.4
3) In between untrue and true5429.3
4) More true168.7
5) Extremely true189.8
Missing18 
TOTAL184100.0
315) As you read each of the following phrases, indicate how true it is for you. - God is a creative force. (GOD8)
TOTAL%
1) Not true at all94.8
2) Less true31.6
3) In between untrue and true2412.7
4) More true3920.6
5) Extremely true11460.3
Missing13 
TOTAL189100.0
316) As you read each of the following phrases, indicate how true it is for you. - God is aware of everything I think. (GOD9)
TOTAL%
2) Less true31.5
3) In between untrue and true115.6
4) More true2110.6
5) Extremely true16382.3
Missing4 
TOTAL198100.0
317) As you read each of the following phrases, indicate how true it is for you. - God is close. (GOD10)
TOTAL%
2) Less true10.5
3) In between untrue and true178.7
4) More true3517.9
5) Extremely true14272.8
Missing7 
TOTAL195100.0
318) As you read each of the following phrases, indicate how true it is for you. - God is vindictive. (GOD11)
TOTAL%
1) Not true at all13672.0
2) Less true2814.8
3) In between untrue and true189.5
4) More true10.5
5) Extremely true63.2
Missing13 
TOTAL189100.0
319) As you read each of the following phrases, indicate how true it is for you. - God is my constant companion. (GOD12)
TOTAL%
1) Not true at all21.0
2) Less true52.5
3) In between untrue and true2010.2
4) More true3316.8
5) Extremely true13769.5
Missing5 
TOTAL197100.0
320) As you read each of the following phrases, indicate how true it is for you. - God is strict. (GOD13)
TOTAL%
1) Not true at all2010.5
2) Less true2814.7
3) In between untrue and true6735.3
4) More true2814.7
5) Extremely true4724.7
Missing12 
TOTAL190100.0
321) As you read each of the following phrases, indicate how true it is for you. - God is clearly knowable. (GOD14)
TOTAL%
1) Not true at all105.1
2) Less true189.2
3) In between untrue and true4321.9
4) More true3919.9
5) Extremely true8643.9
Missing6 
TOTAL196100.0
322) As you read each of the following phrases, indicate how true it is for you. - God is in my life more as a symbol than as a real presence I can feel. (GOD15)
TOTAL%
1) Not true at all9750.3
2) Less true3719.2
3) In between untrue and true2714.0
4) More true2513.0
5) Extremely true73.6
Missing9 
TOTAL193100.0
323) As you read each of the following phrases, indicate how true it is for you. - God is all-powerful. (GOD16)
TOTAL%
2) Less true42.0
3) In between untrue and true94.6
4) More true2311.7
5) Extremely true16081.6
Missing6 
TOTAL196100.0
324) As you read each of the following phrases, indicate how true it is for you. - God is awesome. (GOD17)
TOTAL%
1) Not true at all84.2
2) Less true94.7
3) In between untrue and true2513.1
4) More true2714.1
5) Extremely true12263.9
Missing11 
TOTAL191100.0
325) As you read each of the following phrases, indicate how true it is for you. - God is fascinating. (GOD18)
TOTAL%
1) Not true at all42.1
2) Less true94.8
3) In between untrue and true2915.3
4) More true2513.2
5) Extremely true12264.6
Missing13 
TOTAL189100.0
326) As you read each of the following phrases, indicate how true it is for you. - God is judgmental. (GOD19)
TOTAL%
1) Not true at all3920.4
2) Less true3116.2
3) In between untrue and true4925.7
4) More true2714.1
5) Extremely true4523.6
Missing11 
TOTAL191100.0
327) As you read each of the following phrases, indicate how true it is for you. - God is indifferent. (GOD20)
TOTAL%
1) Not true at all15279.2
2) Less true2513.0
3) In between untrue and true63.1
4) More true31.6
5) Extremely true63.1
Missing10 
TOTAL192100.0
328) What do you think is the basic human problem that religion deals with? - First response (PROB1)
TOTAL%
0) No mention given167.9
10) Void in my life5326.2
11) Sinfulness8642.6
12) No human community3215.8
13) Fear of the unknown10.5
15) Lack of love of God115.4
18) Lack of conviction31.5
TOTAL202100.0
329) What do you think is the basic human problem that religion deals with? - Second response (PROB2)
TOTAL%
0) No mention given167.9
12) No human community21.0
20) Doing good deeds2110.4
21) Forgiveness, prayer8240.6
22) Church sacraments2411.9
23) Working hard4120.3
24) Living the best life10.5
25) Enhance other lives31.5
26) Following God's will105.0
27) Accepting Jesus21.0
TOTAL202100.0
330) What do you think is the basic human problem that religion deals with? - Third response (PROB3)
TOTAL%
0) No mention given178.4
20) Doing good deeds10.5
21) Forgiveness, prayer42.0
22) Church sacraments21.0
23) Working hard42.0
24) Living the best life21.0
26) Following God's will10.5
27) Accepting Jesus21.0
29) Developing beliefs21.0
30) Feel fulfillment4622.8
31) Live in heaven7537.1
32) The world will change.4019.8
33) Mutual respect10.5
35) Christian victory52.5
TOTAL202100.0
331) What do you think is the basic human problem that religion deals with? - Fourth response (PROB4)
TOTAL%
0) No mention given17687.1
23) Working hard10.5
29) Developing beliefs10.5
30) Feel fulfillment42.0
31) Live in heaven136.4
32) The world will change.52.5
33) Mutual respect10.5
35) Christian victory10.5
TOTAL202100.0
332) What do you think is the basic human problem that religion deals with? - Fifth response (PROB5)
TOTAL%
0) No mention given19697.0
30) Feel fulfillment10.5
32) The world will change.52.5
TOTAL202100.0
333) What do you think is the basic human problem that religion deals with? - Sixth response (PROB6)
TOTAL%
0) No mention given20099.0
31) Live in heaven21.0
TOTAL202100.0
334) What do you think is the path to salvation? - First response (SALVAT1)
TOTAL%
0) No mention given17385.6
10) Void in my life10.5
11) Sinfulness2512.4
12) No human community21.0
15) Lack of love of God10.5
TOTAL202100.0
335) What do you think is the path to salvation? - Second response (SALVAT2)
TOTAL%
0) No mention given17385.6
20) Doing good deeds10.5
21) Forgiveness, prayer188.9
22) Church sacraments63.0
23) Working hard42.0
TOTAL202100.0
336) What do you think is the path to salvation? - Third response (SALVAT3)
TOTAL%
0) No mention given17385.6
30) Feel fulfillment94.5
31) Live in heaven146.9
32) The world will change.52.5
35) Christian victory10.5
TOTAL202100.0
337) What do you think is the path to salvation? - Fourth response (SALVAT4)
TOTAL%
0) No mention given20099.0
31) Live in heaven10.5
33) Mutual respect10.5
TOTAL202100.0
338) What do you think is the outcome of salvation? - First response (OUTSALV1)
TOTAL%
0) No mention given17888.1
11) Sinfulness10.5
12) No human community2311.4
TOTAL202100.0
339) What do you think is the outcome of salvation? - Second response (OUTSALV2)
TOTAL%
0) No mention given17888.1
20) Doing good deeds31.5
21) Forgiveness, prayer10.5
22) Church sacraments10.5
23) Working hard188.9
25) Enhance other lives10.5
TOTAL202100.0
340) What do you think is the outcome of salvation? - Third response (OUTSALV3)
TOTAL%
0) No mention given17888.1
30) Feel fulfillment10.5
31) Live in heaven21.0
32) The world will change.209.9
33) Mutual respect10.5
TOTAL202100.0
341) What do you think is the outcome of salvation? - Fourth response (OUTSALV4)
TOTAL%
0) No mention given20199.5
32) The world will change.10.5
TOTAL202100.0
342) Which one of these statements best symbolizes your own idea of God's relationship to the world? (GODWORLD)
TOTAL%
1) God and the world are one.2211.2
2) The world is part of God, but God is greater and larger than the world.5528.1
3) Human beings are part of God.6131.1
4) God sets the world in motion but does not play an active role in the world.21.0
5) God transcends the world, entering the world infrequently.10.5
6) God transcends the world but is actively involved in the world.5528.1
Missing6 
TOTAL196100.0
343) Which of the following statements comes closest to the way you see the interrelationship of God, Jesus Christ and ourselves? (GODUS)
TOTAL%
1) God has sent His son, Jesus, to save us and since He has completed that, each of us individually can approach God directly.3216.3
2) God has sent His son, Jesus, to save us and since He has done that and continues to do it, each of us individually can approach God through Jesus.5327.0
3) God has sent His son, Jesus, who continues to live in the Church. As a result, the Church teaches and sanctifies us for God.3216.3
4) Since the Church is Christ's body and since we, its members, are the Church, together we approach God directly.6131.1
6) Trinity variant84.1
7) Complex three21.0
8) Other84.1
Missing6 
TOTAL196100.0
344) Do you feel that God has given us rules to live by? (GODRULES)
TOTAL%
1) God has given us very clear, detailed rules to apply to everyone.9547.5
2) God has given us some general rules, but we must decide to apply them to our own situation.4623.0
3) God has given rules, but the rules may be different for different people.42.0
4) God has given ideals, rather than rules, and we must try to live up to them.4723.5
5) I do not think that God has given us rules.10.5
6) I am not really sure.73.5
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
345) The following questions deal with your feelings of "closeness" to God in different situations. How close to God do you feel while - Reading the Gospels? (GDCLOS1)
TOTAL%
1) Not close at all21.0
2) Somewhat close105.0
3) Close7236.0
4) Very close6030.0
5) Extremely close5628.0
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
346) The following questions deal with your feelings of "closeness" to God in different situations. How close to God do you feel while - Obeying Church rules? (GDCLOS2)
TOTAL%
1) Not close at all147.1
2) Somewhat close3718.7
3) Close7135.9
4) Very close4723.7
5) Extremely close2914.6
Missing4 
TOTAL198100.0
347) The following questions deal with your feelings of "closeness" to God in different situations. How close to God do you feel while - Gathering with the congregation during Mass? (GDCLOS3)
TOTAL%
1) Not close at all21.0
2) Somewhat close31.5
3) Close4020.0
4) Very close7638.0
5) Extremely close7939.5
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
348) The following questions deal with your feelings of "closeness" to God in different situations. How close to God do you feel while - Chanting and praying the liturgy? (GDCLOS4)
TOTAL%
1) Not close at all21.0
2) Somewhat close105.0
3) Close4723.5
4) Very close6834.0
5) Extremely close7336.5
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
349) The following questions deal with your feelings of "closeness" to God in different situations. How close to God do you feel while - Being absolved or anointed, etc.? (GDCLOS5)
TOTAL%
1) Not close at all31.5
2) Somewhat close42.0
3) Close3216.1
4) Very close5628.1
5) Extremely close10452.3
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
350) The following questions deal with your feelings of "closeness" to God in different situations. How close to God do you feel while - Receiving Holy Communion? (GDCLOS6)
TOTAL%
1) Not close at all10.5
2) Somewhat close21.0
3) Close105.0
4) Very close4321.6
5) Extremely close14371.9
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
351) The following questions deal with your feelings of "closeness" to God in different situations. How close to God do you feel while - Praying privately? (GDCLOS7)
TOTAL%
1) Not close at all10.5
3) Close2010.0
4) Very close6030.0
5) Extremely close11959.5
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
352) The following questions deal with your feelings of "closeness" to God in different situations. How close to God do you feel while - Helping others in need? (GDCLOS8)
TOTAL%
1) Not close at all10.5
2) Somewhat close21.0
3) Close4221.0
4) Very close7738.5
5) Extremely close7839.0
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
353) The following questions deal with your feelings of "closeness" to God in different situations. How close to God do you feel while - Working for justice and peace? (GDCLOS9)
TOTAL%
1) Not close at all73.6
2) Somewhat close94.6
3) Close6633.8
4) Very close6633.8
5) Extremely close4724.1
Missing7 
TOTAL195100.0
354) The following questions deal with your feelings of "closeness" to God in different situations. How close to God do you feel while - Being with a person you love? (GDCLOS10)
TOTAL%
1) Not close at all31.5
2) Somewhat close84.0
3) Close4723.7
4) Very close5326.8
5) Extremely close8743.9
Missing4 
TOTAL198100.0
355) The following questions deal with your feelings of "closeness" to God in different situations. How close to God do you feel while - Praying in a charismatic group? (GDCLOS11)
TOTAL%
1) Not close at all2917.1
2) Somewhat close2313.5
3) Close5029.4
4) Very close3118.2
5) Extremely close3721.8
Missing32 
TOTAL170100.0
356) How often in your life have you had an experience where you felt as though you were very close to a powerful, spiritual force that seemed to lift you out of yourself? (RELEXPER)
TOTAL%
1) Never in my life6633.5
2) Once or twice5427.4
3) Several times5628.4
4) Often2110.7
Missing5 
TOTAL197100.0
357) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE HAD A RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE - What was the nature of the experience(s)? - First mention (RELEXPR1)
TOTAL%
0) No experience189.1
1) Deep peace168.1
2) Certainty73.6
3) Love is all21.0
4) Joy63.0
5) Unity of all63.0
6) Universe alive10.5
7) New life10.5
8) Confidence survival21.0
11) Psychological expansion10.5
12) Need to be content10.5
13) Taken over42.0
14) Warmth of heat21.0
15) Bathed in light10.5
17) Desolation10.5
18) Loss of concern31.5
19) Emotional intensity21.0
21) Other feeling94.6
22) Tongues10.5
24) Crying10.5
25) Greater being115.6
26) Commune with the dead31.5
27) Physical healing42.0
28) Closeness to God2713.7
62) In church service10.5
88) Not applicable6633.5
Missing5 
TOTAL197100.0
358) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE HAD A RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE - What was the trigger for the experience(s)? - First mention (TRIGEX1)
TOTAL%
0) No experience199.6
62) In church service94.6
63) Church alone21.0
64) Listen to homily21.0
66) Read Bible out of church31.5
67) Reflect out of church42.0
68) Quietly pray out of church2613.2
69) Community prayer out of church84.1
70) Community prayer in church10.5
71) Observe nature63.0
77) At childbirth31.5
82) Group drug trip10.5
83) Near death84.1
85) Life passages147.1
86) Catechesis73.6
87) During healing21.0
88) Not applicable6633.5
89) During confession31.5
90) Other time136.6
Missing5 
TOTAL197100.0
359) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE HAD A RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE - What was the nature of the experience(s)? - Second mention (RELEXPR2)
TOTAL%
0) No experience8241.6
1) Deep peace73.6
2) Certainty21.0
3) Love is all10.5
4) Joy31.5
5) Unity of all21.0
6) Universe alive21.0
9) Increase understanding21.0
11) Psychological expansion31.5
12) Need to be content10.5
15) Bathed light10.5
18) Loss of concern31.5
20) Indescribable10.5
21) Other feeling42.0
25) Greater being42.0
28) Closeness to God136.6
88) Not applicable6633.5
Missing5 
TOTAL197100.0
360) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE HAD A RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE - What was the trigger for the experience(s)? - Second mention (TRIGEX2)
TOTAL%
0) No experience8945.2
61) Religious music10.5
62) In church service10.5
63) Church alone21.0
66) Read Bible out of church31.5
68) Quietly pray out of church42.0
69) Community prayer out of church31.5
70) Community prayer in church21.0
71) Observe nature10.5
72) Observe human acts of love10.5
77) At childbirth21.0
82) Group drug trip10.5
83) Near death10.5
85) Life passages52.5
86) Catechesis21.0
88) Not applicable6633.5
90) Other time126.1
92) During baptism10.5
Missing5 
TOTAL197100.0
361) What do you think is the primary task of the Holy Spirit? (HOLYSPIR)
TOTAL%
1) To guide the Pope and the bishops73.5
2) To guide each of us (if we pray)10050.0
3) To unite us to Christ6030.0
4) To unite us together in the Church2211.0
6) To heal the world115.5
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
362) The following questions relate to a variety of issues facing the Church and the changes Roman Catholicism has experienced during the past twenty years. Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements. - The Church should become more people-oriented; less concerned about its organizational structure and rules. (ISSUE1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree94.5
2) Disagree3517.6
3) Agree10552.8
4) Strongly agree5025.1
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
363) The following questions relate to a variety of issues facing the Church and the changes Roman Catholicism has experienced during the past twenty years. Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements. - The Church should stress a personal, spiritual relationship to Christ. (ISSUE2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree10.5
2) Disagree52.5
3) Agree9145.3
4) Strongly agree10451.7
Missing1 
TOTAL201100.0
364) The following questions relate to a variety of issues facing the Church and the changes Roman Catholicism has experienced during the past twenty years. Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements. - The Church should listen more to the voice of ordinary lay Catholics. (ISSUE3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree31.5
2) Disagree3115.6
3) Agree11155.8
4) Strongly agree5427.1
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
365) The following questions relate to a variety of issues facing the Church and the changes Roman Catholicism has experienced during the past twenty years. Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements. - The Church should put more emphasis on spreading the faith. (ISSUE4)
TOTAL%
2) Disagree147.0
3) Agree13266.0
4) Strongly agree5427.0
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
366) The following questions relate to a variety of issues facing the Church and the changes Roman Catholicism has experienced during the past twenty years. Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements. - The Church should make more effort to understand family life. (ISSUE5)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree10.5
2) Disagree115.5
3) Agree10250.7
4) Strongly agree8743.3
Missing1 
TOTAL201100.0
367) The following questions relate to a variety of issues facing the Church and the changes Roman Catholicism has experienced during the past twenty years. Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements. - The Church should put less emphasis on lay participation in the Mass or liturgy. (ISSUE6)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree9045.5
2) Disagree9045.5
3) Agree157.6
4) Strongly agree31.5
Missing4 
TOTAL198100.0
368) The following questions relate to a variety of issues facing the Church and the changes Roman Catholicism has experienced during the past twenty years. Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements. - The Church should follow through more on changes and guidelines that resulted from Vatican II. (ISSUE7)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree63.1
2) Disagree168.3
3) Agree13369.3
4) Strongly agree3719.3
Missing10 
TOTAL192100.0
369) The following questions relate to a variety of issues facing the Church and the changes Roman Catholicism has experienced during the past twenty years. Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements. - The Church should remain strong in its opposition to the use of contraceptives. (ISSUE8)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree3819.4
2) Disagree7638.8
3) Agree4724.0
4) Strongly agree3517.9
Missing6 
TOTAL196100.0
370) The following questions relate to a variety of issues facing the Church and the changes Roman Catholicism has experienced during the past twenty years. Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements. - The Church should remain strong in its opposition to abortion. (ISSUE9)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree31.5
2) Disagree73.5
3) Agree4421.9
4) Strongly agree14773.1
Missing1 
TOTAL201100.0
371) The following questions relate to a variety of issues facing the Church and the changes Roman Catholicism has experienced during the past twenty years. Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements. - The Church should liberalize its position on divorce. (ISSUE10)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree2211.3
2) Disagree8141.8
3) Agree7840.2
4) Strongly agree136.7
Missing8 
TOTAL194100.0
372) The following questions relate to a variety of issues facing the Church and the changes Roman Catholicism has experienced during the past twenty years. Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements. - The Church should allow women to become priests. (ISSUE11)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree6433.2
2) Disagree5428.0
3) Agree5729.5
4) Strongly agree189.3
Missing9 
TOTAL193100.0
373) The following questions relate to a variety of issues facing the Church and the changes Roman Catholicism has experienced during the past twenty years. Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements. - The Church should allow married men to become priests. (ISSUE12)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree3015.3
2) Disagree3216.3
3) Agree9448.0
4) Strongly agree4020.4
Missing6 
TOTAL196100.0
374) The following questions relate to a variety of issues facing the Church and the changes Roman Catholicism has experienced during the past twenty years. Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements. - The Church should encourage communion between Catholics and non-Catholic Christians. (ISSUE13)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree115.6
2) Disagree4523.0
3) Agree10955.6
4) Strongly agree3115.8
Missing6 
TOTAL196100.0
375) Do you think your pastor strongly disagrees, disagrees, agrees or strongly agrees with the direction the parish should move on these issues? - The Church should become more people-oriented; less concerned about its organizational structure and rules. (PASTOR1)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor strongly disagrees105.4
2) Pastor disagrees3820.7
3) Pastor agrees10154.9
4) Pastor strongly agrees3519.0
Missing18 
TOTAL184100.0
376) Do you think your pastor strongly disagrees, disagrees, agrees or strongly agrees with the direction the parish should move on these issues? - The Church should stress a personal, spiritual relationship to Christ. (PASTOR2)
TOTAL%
2) Pastor disagrees52.7
3) Pastor agrees11361.1
4) Pastor strongly agrees6736.2
Missing17 
TOTAL185100.0
377) Do you think your pastor strongly disagrees, disagrees, agrees or strongly agrees with the direction the parish should move on these issues? - The Church should listen more to the voice of ordinary lay Catholics. (PASTOR3)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor strongly disagrees105.5
2) Pastor disagrees4424.2
3) Pastor agrees10959.9
4) Pastor strongly agrees1910.4
Missing20 
TOTAL182100.0
378) Do you think your pastor strongly disagrees, disagrees, agrees or strongly agrees with the direction the parish should move on these issues? - The Church should put more emphasis on spreading the faith. (PASTOR4)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor strongly disagrees21.1
2) Pastor disagrees105.4
3) Pastor agrees12165.1
4) Pastor strongly agrees5328.5
Missing16 
TOTAL186100.0
379) Do you think your pastor strongly disagrees, disagrees, agrees or strongly agrees with the direction the parish should move on these issues? - The Church should make more effort to understand family life. (PASTOR5)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor strongly disagrees10.5
2) Pastor disagrees2111.4
3) Pastor agrees12467.0
4) Pastor strongly agrees3921.1
Missing17 
TOTAL185100.0
380) Do you think your pastor strongly disagrees, disagrees, agrees or strongly agrees with the direction the parish should move on these issues? - The Church should put less emphasis on lay participation in the Mass or liturgy. (PASTOR6)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor strongly disagrees4725.7
2) Pastor disagrees8546.4
3) Pastor agrees3720.2
4) Pastor strongly agrees147.7
Missing19 
TOTAL183100.0
381) Do you think your pastor strongly disagrees, disagrees, agrees or strongly agrees with the direction the parish should move on these issues? - The Church should follow through more on changes and guidelines that resulted from Vatican II. (PASTOR7)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor strongly disagrees21.1
2) Pastor disagrees2514.0
3) Pastor agrees11564.6
4) Pastor strongly agrees3620.2
Missing24 
TOTAL178100.0
382) Do you think your pastor strongly disagrees, disagrees, agrees or strongly agrees with the direction the parish should move on these issues? - The Church should remain strong in its opposition to the use of contraceptives. (PASTOR8)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor strongly disagrees21.1
2) Pastor disagrees3418.9
3) Pastor agrees7541.7
4) Pastor strongly agrees6938.3
Missing22 
TOTAL180100.0
383) Do you think your pastor strongly disagrees, disagrees, agrees or strongly agrees with the direction the parish should move on these issues? - The Church should remain strong in its opposition to abortion. (PASTOR9)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor strongly disagrees31.6
2) Pastor disagrees84.2
3) Pastor agrees4322.8
4) Pastor strongly agrees13571.4
Missing13 
TOTAL189100.0
384) Do you think your pastor strongly disagrees, disagrees, agrees or strongly agrees with the direction the parish should move on these issues? - The Church should liberalize its position on divorce. (PASTOR10)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor strongly disagrees3620.1
2) Pastor disagrees8044.7
3) Pastor agrees4927.4
4) Pastor strongly agrees147.8
Missing23 
TOTAL179100.0
385) Do you think your pastor strongly disagrees, disagrees, agrees or strongly agrees with the direction the parish should move on these issues? - The Church should allow women to become priests. (PASTOR11)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor strongly disagrees8447.2
2) Pastor disagrees6637.1
3) Pastor agrees2312.9
4) Pastor strongly agrees52.8
Missing24 
TOTAL178100.0
386) Do you think your pastor strongly disagrees, disagrees, agrees or strongly agrees with the direction the parish should move on these issues? - The Church should allow married men to become priests. (PASTOR12)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor strongly disagrees4927.7
2) Pastor disagrees7341.2
3) Pastor agrees4726.6
4) Pastor strongly agrees84.5
Missing25 
TOTAL177100.0
387) Do you think your pastor strongly disagrees, disagrees, agrees or strongly agrees with the direction the parish should move on these issues? - The Church should encourage communion between Catholics and non-Catholic Christians. (PASTOR13)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor strongly disagrees1810.3
2) Pastor disagrees5531.6
3) Pastor agrees8548.9
4) Pastor strongly agrees169.2
Missing28 
TOTAL174100.0
388) Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree with the following statements? - It is morally wrong for couples to live together when they are not married. (STATE1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree9246.7
2) Agree7035.5
3) Disagree2914.7
4) Strongly disagree63.0
Missing5 
TOTAL197100.0
389) Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree with the following statements? - Interracial marriages are morally acceptable. (STATE2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree5427.4
2) Agree11256.9
3) Disagree2613.2
4) Strongly disagree52.5
Missing5 
TOTAL197100.0
390) Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree with the following statements? - It is best if the wife stays at home and husband works to support the family. (STATE3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2311.7
2) Agree9045.9
3) Disagree6231.6
4) Strongly disagree2110.7
Missing6 
TOTAL196100.0
391) Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree with the following statements? - Both father and mother have the responsibility to care for small children. (STATE4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree12060.3
2) Agree7738.7
3) Disagree10.5
4) Strongly disagree10.5
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
392) Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree with the following statements? - Strict, "old-fashioned" upbringing is still the best way to raise children. (STATE5)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree3316.8
2) Agree6935.2
3) Disagree8744.4
4) Strongly disagree73.6
Missing6 
TOTAL196100.0
393) Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree with the following statements? - The husband should have the "final say" in the family's decision making. (STATE6)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree178.5
2) Agree4120.5
3) Disagree10653.0
4) Strongly disagree3618.0
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
394) Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree with the following statements? - Parents should have the right to censor textbooks and books selected for the public library. (STATE7)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree3115.8
2) Agree7839.8
3) Disagree7236.7
4) Strongly disagree157.7
Missing6 
TOTAL196100.0
395) Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree with the following statements? - Schools share with parents the responsibility for educating children in sexuality. (STATE8)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2814.2
2) Agree12462.9
3) Disagree4120.8
4) Strongly disagree42.0
Missing5 
TOTAL197100.0
396) Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree with the following statements? - Secular humanism has greatly eroded the moral fiber of our society. (STATE9)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree5028.2
2) Agree8950.3
3) Disagree3620.3
4) Strongly disagree21.1
Missing25 
TOTAL177100.0
397) Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree with the following statements? - Communism is a serious threat within our country. (STATE10)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4623.7
2) Agree8141.8
3) Disagree5930.4
4) Strongly disagree84.1
Missing8 
TOTAL194100.0
398) Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree with the following statements? - The government should let parents deduct some of the costs of sending their children to parochial schools. (STATE11)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree7437.2
2) Agree9145.7
3) Disagree2512.6
4) Strongly disagree94.5
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
399) Which of the following statements comes closest to your views about abortion? (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Abortion is always acceptable.10.5
2) Abortion is acceptable under most circumstances.21.0
3) Abortion is acceptable only under certain extreme circumstances, like a threat to the mother's life, rape or incest.10452.8
4) Abortion is never acceptable.9045.7
Missing5 
TOTAL197100.0
400) Do you think religious organizations should or should not try to persuade senators, representatives or city council members to enact legislation they would like to see become law? (LEGISLAT)
TOTAL%
1) They should.16484.1
2) They should not.3115.9
Missing7 
TOTAL195100.0
401) To what degree do you feel your religious beliefs and values guide or influence your voting decisions? (RELVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all168.0
2) Only to a small degree4723.5
3) To a large degree11155.5
4) My voting decisions are completely determined by my religious beliefs.2613.0
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
402) Below we have listed two common positions on the best way to approach social problems (e.g., crime, violence, pollution, poverty). Which one is the closest to your beliefs? Statement 1: Social problems can be solved best by first focusing on changing the hearts (that is, attitudes, beliefs, consciences) of individuals. Statement 2: Social problems can be solved best by first focusing on transforming human institutions and environments in which people live. (SOCPROB)
TOTAL%
1) Statement 1: individual change14373.3
2) Statement 2: structural change5226.7
Missing7 
TOTAL195100.0
403) Catholics in the United States hold various positions on a variety of social and Church issues confronting Americans today. Below are statements that address some issues of significance to all Americans. Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose or strongly oppose these statements? - Registration of all firearms (POSIT1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor7437.0
2) Favor6532.5
3) Oppose3718.5
4) Strongly oppose2412.0
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
404) Catholics in the United States hold various positions on a variety of social and Church issues confronting Americans today. Below are statements that address some issues of significance to all Americans. Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose or strongly oppose these statements? - Death penalty for persons convicted of murder (POSIT2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor178.8
2) Favor6734.7
3) Oppose7639.4
4) Strongly oppose3317.1
Missing9 
TOTAL193100.0
405) Catholics in the United States hold various positions on a variety of social and Church issues confronting Americans today. Below are statements that address some issues of significance to all Americans. Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose or strongly oppose these statements? - The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) (POSIT3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor2914.7
2) Favor9146.2
3) Oppose5527.9
4) Strongly oppose2211.2
Missing5 
TOTAL197100.0
406) Catholics in the United States hold various positions on a variety of social and Church issues confronting Americans today. Below are statements that address some issues of significance to all Americans. Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose or strongly oppose these statements? - Requiring prayer in public schools (POSIT4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor2914.6
2) Favor9849.2
3) Oppose6633.2
4) Strongly oppose63.0
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
407) Catholics in the United States hold various positions on a variety of social and Church issues confronting Americans today. Below are statements that address some issues of significance to all Americans. Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose or strongly oppose these statements? - Requiring public schools to give equal time for the teaching of creation theory and evolution theory about man's origins (POSIT5)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor3015.4
2) Favor9749.7
3) Oppose5729.2
4) Strongly oppose115.6
Missing7 
TOTAL195100.0
408) Catholics in the United States hold various positions on a variety of social and Church issues confronting Americans today. Below are statements that address some issues of significance to all Americans. Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose or strongly oppose these statements? - Allowing homosexuals to teach in public schools (POSIT6)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor73.6
2) Favor6332.6
3) Oppose7840.4
4) Strongly oppose4523.3
Missing9 
TOTAL193100.0
409) Catholics in the United States hold various positions on a variety of social and Church issues confronting Americans today. Below are statements that address some issues of significance to all Americans. Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose or strongly oppose these statements? - Working to achieve racial integration in the public schools (POSIT7)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor52.5
2) Favor4522.8
3) Oppose10754.3
4) Strongly oppose4020.3
Missing5 
TOTAL197100.0
410) Catholics in the United States hold various positions on a variety of social and Church issues confronting Americans today. Below are statements that address some issues of significance to all Americans. Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose or strongly oppose these statements? - Increased spending for national defense (POSIT8)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor52.5
2) Favor5929.9
3) Oppose9447.7
4) Strongly oppose3919.8
Missing5 
TOTAL197100.0
411) Catholics in the United States hold various positions on a variety of social and Church issues confronting Americans today. Below are statements that address some issues of significance to all Americans. Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose or strongly oppose these statements? - Boycotting or not buying the products of those companies that sponsor television shows in which there is morally objectionable content (POSIT9)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor5326.5
2) Favor10954.5
3) Oppose3316.5
4) Strongly oppose52.5
Missing2 
TOTAL200100.0
412) Catholics in the United States hold various positions on a variety of social and Church issues confronting Americans today. Below are statements that address some issues of significance to all Americans. Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose or strongly oppose these statements? - Urging our own government to "freeze" the development of nuclear weapons, regardless of what the Soviet Union does (POSIT10)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor2613.3
2) Favor5628.7
3) Oppose9146.7
4) Strongly oppose2211.3
Missing7 
TOTAL195100.0
413) Catholics in the United States hold various positions on a variety of social and Church issues confronting Americans today. Below are statements that address some issues of significance to all Americans. Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose or strongly oppose these statements? - A joint "freeze" on the development of nuclear weapons by both the U.S. and the Soviet Union (POSIT11)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor11959.2
2) Favor7637.8
3) Oppose42.0
4) Strongly oppose21.0
Missing1 
TOTAL201100.0
414) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: the Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - The Pope on aid to poor countries (POPTALK1)
TOTAL%
0) Pope should not speak4824.1
1) Pope should speak15175.9
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
415) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: the Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - The Pope on eliminating poverty from this country (POPTALK2)
TOTAL%
0) Pope should not speak15678.4
1) Pope should speak4321.6
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
416) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: the Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - The Pope on birth control (POPTALK3)
TOTAL%
0) Pope should not speak10050.3
1) Pope should speak9949.7
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
417) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: the Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - The Pope on equal opportunities for advancement regardless of worker's sex (POPTALK4)
TOTAL%
0) Pope should not speak13065.3
1) Pope should speak6934.7
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
418) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: the Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - The Pope on sex and violence on TV (POPTALK5)
TOTAL%
0) Pope should not speak13567.8
1) Pope should speak6432.2
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
419) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: the Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - The Pope on action for world disarmament (POPTALK6)
TOTAL%
0) Pope should not speak3919.6
1) Pope should speak16080.4
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
420) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: the Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - The Pope on racial integration (POPTALK7)
TOTAL%
0) Pope should not speak10552.8
1) Pope should speak9447.2
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
421) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: the Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - The Bishops on aid to poor countries (BISTALK1)
TOTAL%
0) 7939.7
1) 12060.3
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
422) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: the Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - The Bishops on eliminating poverty from this country (BISTALK2)
TOTAL%
0) Bishops should not speak3417.1
1) Bishops should speak16582.9
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
423) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: the Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - The Bishops on birth control (BISTALK3)
TOTAL%
0) Bishops should not speak14874.4
1) Bishops should speak5125.6
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
424) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: the Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - The Bishops on equal opportunities for advancement regardless of worker's sex (BISTALK4)
TOTAL%
0) Bishops should not speak8442.2
1) Bishops should speak11557.8
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
425) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: the Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - The Bishops on sex and violence on TV (BISTALK5)
TOTAL%
0) Bishops should not speak8341.7
1) Bishops should speak11658.3
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
426) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: the Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - The Bishops on action for world disarmament (BISTALK6)
TOTAL%
0) Bishops should not speak9346.7
1) Bishops should speak10653.3
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
427) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: the Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - The Bishops on racial integration (BISTALK7)
TOTAL%
0) Bishops should not speak7236.2
1) Bishops should speak12763.8
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
428) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: the Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Priests on aid to poor countries (PRITALK1)
TOTAL%
0) Priests should not speak9648.2
1) Priests should speak10351.8
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
429) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: the Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Priests on eliminating poverty from this country (PRITALK2)
TOTAL%
0) Priests should not speak9447.2
1) Priests should speak10552.8
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
430) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: the Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Priests on birth control (PRITALK3)
TOTAL%
0) Priests should not speak13869.3
1) Priests should speak6130.7
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
431) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: the Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Priests on equal opportunities for advancement regardless of worker's sex (PRITALK4)
TOTAL%
0) Priests should not speak10954.8
1) Priests should speak9045.2
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
432) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: the Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Priests on sex and violence on TV (PRITALK5)
TOTAL%
0) Priests should not speak7437.2
1) Priests should speak12562.8
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
433) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: the Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Priests on action for world disarmament (PRITALK6)
TOTAL%
0) Priests should not speak11356.8
1) Priests should speak8643.2
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
434) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: the Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Priests on racial integration (PRITALK7)
TOTAL%
0) Priests should not speak8542.7
1) Priests should speak11457.3
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
435) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: the Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Individuals on aid to poor countries (INDJUDG1)
TOTAL%
0) This is a moral judgement that should not be made only by the individual Catholic17889.4
1) This is a moral judgement that should be made only by the individual Catholic2110.6
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
436) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: the Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Individuals on eliminating poverty from this country (INDJUDG2)
TOTAL%
0) This is a moral judgement that should not be made only by the individual Catholic17286.4
1) This is a moral judgement that should be made only by the individual Catholic2713.6
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
437) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: the Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Individuals on birth control (INDJUDG3)
TOTAL%
0) This is a moral judgement that should not be made only by the individual Catholic9648.2
1) This is a moral judgement that should be made only by the individual Catholic10351.8
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
438) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: the Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Individuals on equal opportunities for advancement regardless of worker's sex (INDJUDG4)
TOTAL%
0) This is a moral judgement that should not be made only by the individual Catholic14271.4
1) This is a moral judgement that should be made only by the individual Catholic5728.6
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
439) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: the Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Individuals on sex and violence on TV (INDJUDG5)
TOTAL%
0) This is a moral judgement that should not be made only by the individual Catholic13969.8
1) This is a moral judgement that should be made only by the individual Catholic6030.2
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
440) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: the Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Individuals on action for world disarmament (INDJUDG6)
TOTAL%
0) This is a moral judgement that should not be made only by the individual Catholic16683.4
1) This is a moral judgement that should be made only by the individual Catholic3316.6
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
441) The Church offers guidance and teaching on current issues in a number of different ways: the Pope may issue an encyclical (e.g., on birth control); the bishops may issue a joint statement (e.g., on nuclear disarmament); priests may preach sermons or issue parish newsletters (e.g., on local issues); or it may be an issue on which only the individual Catholic should make a judgment. For each issue below, please indicate which level of authority, if any, ought to speak on that matter. - Individuals on racial integration (INDJUDG7)
TOTAL%
0) This is a moral judgement that should not be made only by the individual Catholic15075.4
1) This is a moral judgement that should be made only by the individual Catholic4924.6
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
442) Please list the following personal characteristics of a parish priest in order of their importance to you as a leader in this parish. - Knowledge of learning (PARCHR1)
TOTAL%
1) Most valued2110.8
2) Second most valued2814.4
3) Third most valued2914.9
4) Fourth most valued2814.4
5) Fifth most valued168.2
6) Sixth most valued2211.3
7) Seventh most valued2613.4
8) Eighth most valued147.2
9) Ninth most valued73.6
10) Least important31.5
Missing8 
TOTAL194100.0
443) Please list the following personal characteristics of a parish priest in order of their importance to you as a leader in this parish. - Sensitivity to other's needs (PARCHR2)
TOTAL%
1) Most valued7136.8
2) Second most valued4322.3
3) Third most valued3618.7
4) Fourth most valued157.8
5) Fifth most valued94.7
6) Sixth most valued73.6
7) Seventh most valued73.6
8) Eighth most valued21.0
9) Ninth most valued21.0
10) Least important10.5
Missing9 
TOTAL193100.0
444) Please list the following personal characteristics of a parish priest in order of their importance to you as a leader in this parish. - Holiness (PARCHR3)
TOTAL%
1) Most valued6734.5
2) Second most valued2713.9
3) Third most valued178.8
4) Fourth most valued2110.8
5) Fifth most valued168.2
6) Sixth most valued126.2
7) Seventh most valued115.7
8) Eighth most valued84.1
9) Ninth most valued94.6
10) Least important63.1
Missing8 
TOTAL194100.0
445) Please list the following personal characteristics of a parish priest in order of their importance to you as a leader in this parish. - Humanity (PARCHR4)
TOTAL%
1) Most valued2010.4
2) Second most valued2513.0
3) Third most valued2513.0
4) Fourth most valued2211.5
5) Fifth most valued2412.5
6) Sixth most valued2714.1
7) Seventh most valued178.9
8) Eighth most valued136.8
9) Ninth most valued136.8
10) Least important63.1
Missing10 
TOTAL192100.0
446) Please list the following personal characteristics of a parish priest in order of their importance to you as a leader in this parish. - Good preacher or speaker (PARCHR5)
TOTAL%
1) Most valued94.6
2) Second most valued168.2
3) Third most valued199.7
4) Fourth most valued147.2
5) Fifth most valued178.7
6) Sixth most valued2713.8
7) Seventh most valued3216.4
8) Eighth most valued3316.9
9) Ninth most valued199.7
10) Least important94.6
Missing7 
TOTAL195100.0
447) Please list the following personal characteristics of a parish priest in order of their importance to you as a leader in this parish. - Good listener (PARCHR6)
TOTAL%
1) Most valued73.6
2) Second most valued199.8
3) Third most valued178.8
4) Fourth most valued2814.4
5) Fifth most valued3719.1
6) Sixth most valued2713.9
7) Seventh most valued2512.9
8) Eighth most valued2311.9
9) Ninth most valued115.7
Missing8 
TOTAL194100.0
448) Please list the following personal characteristics of a parish priest in order of their importance to you as a leader in this parish. - Good organizer (PARCHR7)
TOTAL%
1) Most valued73.6
2) Second most valued105.2
3) Third most valued105.2
4) Fourth most valued84.1
5) Fifth most valued136.7
6) Sixth most valued147.2
7) Seventh most valued157.7
8) Eighth most valued2713.9
9) Ninth most valued5829.9
10) Least important3216.5
Missing8 
TOTAL194100.0
449) Please list the following personal characteristics of a parish priest in order of their importance to you as a leader in this parish. - Moderate or middle-of-the-road views on most issues (PARCHR8)
TOTAL%
1) Most valued21.0
2) Second most valued21.0
3) Third most valued42.1
4) Fourth most valued42.1
5) Fifth most valued42.1
6) Sixth most valued63.1
7) Seventh most valued115.7
8) Eighth most valued2814.6
9) Ninth most valued3116.1
10) Least important10052.1
Missing10 
TOTAL192100.0
450) Please list the following personal characteristics of a parish priest in order of their importance to you as a leader in this parish. - Patience (PARCHR9)
TOTAL%
1) Most valued10.5
2) Second most valued199.7
3) Third most valued2412.3
4) Fourth most valued4121.0
5) Fifth most valued3216.4
6) Sixth most valued2512.8
7) Seventh most valued168.2
8) Eighth most valued178.7
9) Ninth most valued147.2
10) Least important63.1
Missing7 
TOTAL195100.0
451) Please list the following personal characteristics of a parish priest in order of their importance to you as a leader in this parish. - Sense of humor (PARCHR10)
TOTAL%
1) Most valued42.1
2) Second most valued84.1
3) Third most valued136.7
4) Fourth most valued126.2
5) Fifth most valued2513.0
6) Sixth most valued2513.0
7) Seventh most valued3116.1
8) Eighth most valued2814.5
9) Ninth most valued2613.5
10) Least important2110.9
Missing9 
TOTAL193100.0
452) Please list the following activities of a parish priest in order of their importance from your viewpoint. - Preaching (PASCHR1)
TOTAL%
1) Most valued115.6
2) Second most valued8643.7
3) Third most valued2613.2
4) Fourth most valued2713.7
5) Fifth most valued2613.2
6) Sixth most valued147.1
7) Seventh most valued73.6
Missing5 
TOTAL197100.0
453) Please list the following activities of a parish priest in order of their importance from your viewpoint. - Celebrating Mass and the sacraments (PASCHR2)
TOTAL%
1) Most valued16282.2
2) Second most valued2412.2
3) Third most valued73.6
4) Fourth most valued21.0
5) Fifth most valued10.5
6) Sixth most valued10.5
Missing5 
TOTAL197100.0
454) Please list the following activities of a parish priest in order of their importance from your viewpoint. - Visiting the sick and elderly (PASCHR3)
TOTAL%
1) Most valued31.5
2) Second most valued2814.2
3) Third most valued5829.4
4) Fourth most valued5527.9
5) Fifth most valued3216.2
6) Sixth most valued168.1
7) Seventh most valued52.5
Missing5 
TOTAL197100.0
455) Please list the following activities of a parish priest in order of their importance from your viewpoint. - Leading the parish in projects to help the poor and minorities attain justice (PASCHR4)
TOTAL%
1) Most valued31.5
2) Second most valued52.6
3) Third most valued157.7
4) Fourth most valued2613.3
5) Fifth most valued3417.3
6) Sixth most valued5930.1
7) Seventh most valued5427.6
Missing6 
TOTAL196100.0
456) Please list the following activities of a parish priest in order of their importance from your viewpoint. - Administering the parish, its organizations and finances (PASCHR5)
TOTAL%
1) Most valued115.6
2) Second most valued199.7
3) Third most valued2814.4
4) Fourth most valued2412.3
5) Fifth most valued3015.4
6) Sixth most valued3517.9
7) Seventh most valued4824.6
Missing7 
TOTAL195100.0
457) Please list the following activities of a parish priest in order of their importance from your viewpoint. - Counseling those who are troubled (PASCHR6)
TOTAL%
1) Most valued147.1
2) Second most valued2914.8
3) Third most valued5126.0
4) Fourth most valued5126.0
5) Fifth most valued3115.8
6) Sixth most valued168.2
7) Seventh most valued42.0
Missing6 
TOTAL196100.0
458) Please list the following activities of a parish priest in order of their importance from your viewpoint. - Teaching in CCD or continuing education programs (PASCHR7)
TOTAL%
1) Most valued52.6
2) Second most valued42.1
3) Third most valued105.1
4) Fourth most valued105.1
5) Fifth most valued4020.5
6) Sixth most valued5327.2
7) Seventh most valued7337.4
Missing7 
TOTAL195100.0
459) When did you begin working for this parish in your present leadership position? - Month (WORK1)
TOTAL%
1) January1911.6
2) February84.9
3) March95.5
4) April137.9
5) May2112.8
6) June1710.4
7) July106.1
8) August127.3
9) September3118.9
10) October1710.4
11) November53.0
12) December21.2
Missing38 
TOTAL164100.0
460) What year did you begin working for this parish in your present leadership position? - 19_ (WORK2)
TOTAL%
30) 10.6
44) 10.6
48) 10.6
53) 21.2
60) 21.2
61) 21.2
66) 21.2
68) 10.6
69) 21.2
70) 31.7
71) 10.6
72) 42.3
73) 31.7
74) 21.2
75) 105.8
76) 31.7
77) 74.1
78) 95.2
79) 1911.0
80) 1911.0
81) 2112.2
82) 2514.5
83) 3118.0
84) 10.6
Missing30 
TOTAL172100.0
461) Did you ever work for this parish in any other capacity? (WORK3)
TOTAL%
0) No5831.7
1) Yes12568.3
Missing19 
TOTAL183100.0
462) Please list your previous assignments. - First previous position (ASGNMNT1)
TOTAL%
1) Parish council chair52.7
2) Parish council member116.0
4) Deacon10.5
5) Secretary, bookkeeper52.7
6) Extraordinary communion minister10.5
7) Parish administration or business manager21.1
10) Liturgy group, chair42.2
11) Liturgy group, member21.1
12) Liturgy/music, head21.1
13) Organist/choir/cantor31.6
15) Choir, music member10.5
16) Eucharistic minister21.1
17) Altar/bread preparation/server21.1
18) Homilist/lector/read21.1
19) Usher, greeter21.1
20) Education group, head31.6
21) Education group, member94.9
22) Principal, director of religious education42.2
23) Parish school teacher31.6
24) CCD, catechism teacher2312.6
26) Preschool, nursery10.5
28) Parent Teacher Organization member10.5
38) Spirit growth member21.1
39) Church social participation31.6
40) Hospitality activity10.5
41) Sodality, women's club137.1
42) Knights of Columbus/Holy Name/men42.2
44) Youth ministry/scouts/Catholic Youth Organization10.5
48) Bingo10.5
49) Fund-raising/finance52.7
50) Charity/poor help31.6
54) Right-to-Life member10.5
70) Building committee21.1
88) Not applicable5831.7
Missing19 
TOTAL183100.0
463) Was your first previous position paid? (PAID1)
TOTAL%
0) No11263.3
1) Yes95.1
8) Not applicable5631.6
Missing25 
TOTAL177100.0
464) Please list the year you began your previous assignments. - First previous position - 19_ (BEGIN1)
TOTAL%
38) 3810.6
53) 5310.6
55) 5510.6
57) 5710.6
60) 6052.9
61) 6121.2
62) 6221.2
65) 6531.7
66) 6631.7
67) 6710.6
68) 6810.6
69) 6910.6
70) 7063.5
71) 7110.6
72) 7252.9
73) 7342.3
74) 7452.9
75) 7584.6
76) 7631.7
77) 7795.2
78) 7852.9
79) 79137.5
80) 80137.5
81) 81137.5
82) 8263.5
83) 8321.2
88) Not applicable5833.5
Missing29 
TOTAL173100.0
465) Please list the year you ended your previous assignments. - First previous position - 19_ (END1)
TOTAL%
54) 5410.6
62) 6231.9
63) 6310.6
64) 6421.3
65) 6521.3
67) 6710.6
68) 6810.6
69) 6910.6
70) 7010.6
71) 7121.3
72) 7231.9
73) 7321.3
74) 7442.6
75) 7521.3
76) 7674.5
77) 7753.2
78) 7842.6
79) 7942.6
80) 8042.6
81) 8195.8
82) 821610.3
83) 83149.0
84) 8485.1
85) 8510.6
88) Not applicable5837.2
Missing46 
TOTAL156100.0
466) Please list your previous assignments. - Second previous position (ASGNMNT2)
TOTAL%
0) No other position4223.0
1) Parish council, chair42.2
2) Parish council, member116.0
5) Secretary, bookkeeper42.2
6) Extraordinary communion minister10.5
7) Parish administration or business manager10.5
10) Liturgy group, chair21.1
11) Liturgy group, member21.1
13) Organist/choir/cantor10.5
14) Guitarist/folk, head10.5
15) Choir, music member10.5
16) Eucharistic minister10.5
17) Altar/bread preparation/server21.1
18) Homilist/lector/reader21.1
19) Usher, greeter10.5
20) Education group, head63.3
21) Education group, member52.7
22) Principal, director of religious education21.1
23) Parish school teacher10.5
24) CCD, catechism teacher137.1
28) Parent Teacher Organization member10.5
30) Evangelism member10.5
35) Divorced/single parish member10.5
37) Marriage enactment member21.1
39) Church social participant31.6
40) Hospitality activity10.5
41) Sodality, women's club63.3
42) Knights of Columbus/Holy Name/men10.5
44) Youth ministry/scouts/Catholic Youth Organization10.5
47) Janitor/maintenance10.5
49) Fund-raising/finance31.6
50) Charity/poor help10.5
80) Parish communication10.5
85) Member staff, unspecified10.5
88) Not applicable5630.6
Missing19 
TOTAL183100.0
467) Was your second previous position paid? (PAID2)
TOTAL%
0) No7742.5
1) Yes42.2
8) Not applicable10055.2
Missing21 
TOTAL181100.0
468) Please list the year you began your previous assignments. - Second previous position - 19_ (BEGIN2)
TOTAL%
11) 1110.6
50) 5010.6
58) 5810.6
59) 5921.1
60) 6021.1
62) 6210.6
63) 6310.6
65) 6531.7
66) 6631.7
68) 6831.7
70) 7010.6
71) 7110.6
72) 7242.3
73) 7321.1
74) 7463.4
75) 7563.4
76) 7642.3
77) 7774.0
78) 7863.4
79) 7942.3
80) 8074.0
81) 8184.5
82) 8231.7
83) 8310.6
88) Not applicable9955.9
Missing25 
TOTAL177100.0
469) Please list the year you ended your previous assignments. - Second previous position - 19_ (END2)
TOTAL%
0) 04325.4
11) 1110.6
62) 6221.2
64) 6410.6
65) 6510.6
66) 6610.6
68) 6810.6
69) 6921.2
70) 7021.2
72) 7231.8
74) 7410.6
75) 7542.4
76) 7631.8
77) 7721.2
78) 7884.7
79) 7963.6
80) 8042.4
81) 8163.6
82) 8242.4
83) 83105.9
84) 8484.7
88) Not applicable5633.1
Missing33 
TOTAL169100.0
470) Please list your previous assignments. - Third previous position (ASGNMNT3)
TOTAL%
0) No other position7641.5
1) Parish council, chair31.6
2) Parish council, member31.6
6) Extraordinary communion minister10.5
11) Liturgy group, member21.1
15) Choir, music member21.1
16) Eucharistic minister10.5
18) Homilist/lector/reader21.1
21) Education group, member31.6
23) Parish school teacher10.5
24) CCD, catechism teacher147.7
27) Part-time Bible study10.5
28) Parent Teacher Organization member10.5
30) Evangelism member10.5
34) Pre-CANA participant10.5
39) Church social participant21.1
41) Sodality, women's club31.6
42) Knights of Columbus/Holy Name/men10.5
43) Athletic/recreational10.5
44) Youth ministry/scouts/Catholic Youth Organization42.2
49) Fund-raising/finance21.1
50) Charity/poor help10.5
80) Parish communication10.5
88) Not applicable5630.6
Missing19 
TOTAL183100.0
471) Was your third previous position paid? (PAID3)
TOTAL%
0) No4927.1
1) Yes10.6
8) Not applicable13172.4
Missing21 
TOTAL181100.0
472) Please list the year you began your previous assignments. - Third previous position - 19_ (BEGIN3)
TOTAL%
11) 1110.6
58) 5821.1
60) 6010.6
63) 6310.6
64) 6421.1
66) 6610.6
67) 6710.6
68) 6810.6
69) 6910.6
71) 7110.6
72) 7210.6
73) 7321.1
74) 7431.7
75) 7510.6
76) 7642.2
77) 7731.7
78) 7852.8
79) 7942.2
80) 8031.7
81) 8142.2
82) 8242.2
88) Not applicable13374.3
Missing23 
TOTAL179100.0
473) Please list the year you ended your previous assignments. - Third previous position - 19_ (END3)
TOTAL%
11) 1110.6
66) 6610.6
69) 6910.6
70) 7031.7
73) 7310.6
74) 7410.6
75) 7531.7
76) 7610.6
77) 7710.6
78) 7821.1
79) 7910.6
80) 8074.0
81) 8163.4
82) 8252.9
83) 8352.9
84) 8421.1
88) Not applicable13376.4
Missing28 
TOTAL174100.0
474) Please list your previous assignments. - Fourth previous position (ASGNMNT4)
TOTAL%
0) No other position9350.8
1) Parish council, chair10.5
2) Parish council, member42.2
5) Secretary, bookkeeper31.6
11) Liturgy group, member21.1
17) Altar/bread preparation/server10.5
18) Homilist/lector/reader21.1
21) Education group, member10.5
22) Principal, director of religious education10.5
24) CCD, catechism teacher31.6
27) Participant Bible study10.5
30) Evangelism member10.5
31) Non-charismatic participant10.5
33) Renewal participant10.5
37) Marriage enactment member21.1
38) Spiritual growth member10.5
40) Hospitality activity10.5
41) Sodality, women's club10.5
44) Youth ministry/scouts/Catholic Youth Organization21.1
47) Janitor/maintenance10.5
49) Fund-raising/finance21.1
50) Charity/poor help10.5
70) Building committee10.5
88) Not applicable5630.6
Missing19 
TOTAL183100.0
475) Was your fourth previous position paid? (PAID4)
TOTAL%
0) No3217.5
1) Yes21.1
8) Not applicable14981.4
Missing19 
TOTAL183100.0
476) Please list the year you began your previous assignments. - Fourth previous position - 19_ (BEGIN4)
TOTAL%
11) 1110.5
14) 1410.5
54) 5410.5
57) 5710.5
65) 6510.5
68) 6831.6
70) 7021.1
72) 7210.5
74) 7410.5
75) 7510.5
76) 7642.2
77) 7710.5
78) 7842.2
79) 7921.1
80) 8031.6
81) 8131.6
82) 8210.5
83) 8321.1
88) Not applicable14981.9
Missing20 
TOTAL182100.0
477) Please list the year you ended your previous assignments. - Fourth previous position - 19_ (END4)
TOTAL%
11) 1110.6
55) 5510.6
57) 5710.6
69) 6931.7
70) 7010.6
75) 7521.1
78) 7831.7
79) 7921.1
80) 8042.3
81) 8110.6
82) 8210.6
83) 8331.7
84) 8431.7
88) Not applicable14985.1
Missing27 
TOTAL175100.0
478) Please list your previous assignments. - Fifth previous position (ASGNMNT5)
TOTAL%
0) No other position11160.7
11) Liturgy group, member10.5
18) Homilist/lector/reader10.5
22) Principal, director of religious education10.5
24) CCD, catechism teacher21.1
27) Participant Bible study10.5
31) Non-charismatic participant10.5
37) Marriage enactment member10.5
38) Spiritual growth member10.5
39) Church social participant10.5
48) Bingo21.1
50) Charity/poor help10.5
51) Ministry to the sick21.1
70) Building committee10.5
88) Not applicable5630.6
Missing19 
TOTAL183100.0
479) Was your fifth previous position paid? (PAID5)
TOTAL%
0) No168.7
1) Yes10.5
8) Not applicable16690.7
Missing19 
TOTAL183100.0
480) Please list the year you began your previous assignments. - Fifth previous position - 19_ (BEGIN5)
TOTAL%
11) 1110.5
58) 5810.5
62) 6210.5
70) 7010.5
73) 7310.5
75) 7521.1
77) 7710.5
78) 7821.1
80) 8021.1
81) 8121.1
83) 8310.5
88) Not applicable16791.8
Missing20 
TOTAL182100.0
481) Please list the year you ended your previous assignments. - Fifth previous position - 19_ (END5)
TOTAL%
11) 1110.6
65) 6510.6
72) 7210.6
74) 7410.6
78) 7810.6
79) 7910.6
81) 8110.6
84) 8431.7
85) 8510.6
88) Not applicable16793.8
Missing24 
TOTAL178100.0
482) Please list your previous assignments. - Sixth previous position (ASGNMNT6)
TOTAL%
0) No other position12367.2
11) Liturgy group, member10.5
16) Eucharistic minister10.5
24) CCD, catechism teacher10.5
37) Marriage enactment member10.5
88) Not applicable5630.6
Missing19 
TOTAL183100.0
483) Was your sixth previous position paid? (PAID6)
TOTAL%
0) No31.6
1) Yes10.5
8) Not applicable17997.8
Missing19 
TOTAL183100.0
484) Please list the year you began your previous assignments. - Sixth previous position - 19_ (BEGIN6)
TOTAL%
11) 10.5
64) 10.5
76) 10.5
80) 10.5
88) Not applicable17997.8
Missing19 
TOTAL183100.0
485) Please list the year you ended your previous assignments. - Sixth previous position - 19_ (END6)
TOTAL%
11) 1110.5
77) 7710.5
84) 8410.5
88) Not applicable17998.4
Missing20 
TOTAL182100.0
486) Presently, what formal position (or positions) do you hold in this parish (e.g., are you president of the parish council, head of the Home and School Association, etc.)? - First current staff position (PRESPOS1)
TOTAL%
0) No other position21.0
1) Parish council, chair3316.4
2) Parish council, member2512.4
4) Deacon94.5
5) Secretary, bookkeeper63.0
6) Extraordinary communion minister21.0
7) Parish administration or business manager42.0
8) Pastoral associate10.5
10) Liturgy group, chair84.0
11) Liturgy group, member42.0
12) Liturgy/music, head10.5
13) Organist/choir/cantor105.0
14) Guitarist/folk, head10.5
16) Eucharistic minister31.5
17) Altar/bread preparation/server21.0
18) Homilist/lector/reader31.5
19) Usher, greeter10.5
20) Education group, head31.5
21) Education group, member21.0
22) Principal, director of religious education73.5
23) Parish school teacher31.5
24) CCD, catechism teacher63.0
30) Evangelism member21.0
32) Charismatic participant10.5
33) Renewal participant42.0
34) Pre-CANA participant10.5
37) Marriage enactment member10.5
38) Spiritual growth member21.0
39) Church social participant21.0
41) Sodality, women's club136.5
42) Knights of Columbus/Holy Name/men31.5
44) Youth ministry/scouts/Catholic Youth Organization52.5
46) Seniors group/social31.5
48) Bingo10.5
49) Fund-raising/finance31.5
50) Charity/poor help73.5
51) Ministry to the sick84.0
59) Representing diocesan10.5
62) Leader, mission10.5
70) Building committee31.5
71) Property committee21.0
81) Parish development21.0
Missing1 
TOTAL201100.0
487) Presently, what formal position (or positions) do you hold in this parish (e.g., are you president of the parish council, head of the Home and School Association, etc.)? - Second current staff position (PRESPOS2)
TOTAL%
0) 013868.7
2) Parish council, member31.5
6) Extraordinary communion minister10.5
10) Liturgy group, chair52.5
11) Liturgy group, member21.0
13) Organist/choir/cantor10.5
16) Eucharistic minister31.5
17) Altar/bread preparation/server10.5
18) Homilist/lector/reader52.5
19) Usher, greeter10.5
20) Education group, head10.5
21) Education group, member10.5
24) CCD, catechism teacher52.5
25) Discussion leader10.5
27) Participant Bible study21.0
33) Renewal participant21.0
34) Pre-CANA participant10.5
39) Church social participant10.5
40) Hospitality activity10.5
41) Sodality, women's club31.5
42) Knights of Columbus/Holy Name/men10.5
44) Youth ministry/scouts/Catholic Youth Organization10.5
46) Seniors group/social10.5
49) Fund-raising/finance105.0
50) Charity/poor help31.5
51) Ministry to the sick31.5
54) Right-to-Life member10.5
70) Building committee21.0
80) Parish communication10.5
Missing1 
TOTAL201100.0
488) Presently, what formal position (or positions) do you hold in this parish (e.g., are you president of the parish council, head of the Home and School Association, etc.)? - Third current staff position (PRESPOS3)
TOTAL%
0) No other position18089.6
2) Parish council, member21.0
10) Liturgy group, chair10.5
11) Liturgy group, member21.0
16) Eucharistic minister21.0
18) Homilist/lector/reader10.5
24) CCD, catechism teacher10.5
31) Non-charismatic participant10.5
39) Church social participant10.5
41) Sodality, women's club31.5
49) Fund-raising/finance21.0
51) Ministry to the sick42.0
80) Parish communication10.5
Missing1 
TOTAL201100.0
489) Do staff members have - Any budget control? (STAFF1)
TOTAL%
0) No12771.3
1) Yes5128.7
Missing24 
TOTAL178100.0
490) Do staff members have - Authority for clerical management? (STAFF2)
TOTAL%
0) No15077.7
1) Yes4322.3
Missing9 
TOTAL193100.0
491) Do staff members have - Authority for financial management? (STAFF3)
TOTAL%
0) No13569.9
1) Yes5830.1
Missing9 
TOTAL193100.0
492) Do staff members have - Authority to staff committees? (STAFF4)
TOTAL%
0) No13771.0
1) Yes5629.0
Missing9 
TOTAL193100.0
493) Do staff members have - Authority to represent the pastor? (STAFF5)
TOTAL%
0) No16786.5
1) Yes2613.5
Missing9 
TOTAL193100.0
494) Do staff members have - Authority to plan liturgies? (STAFF6)
TOTAL%
0) No14474.6
1) Yes4925.4
Missing9 
TOTAL193100.0
495) Do staff members have - Authority to lead liturgies? (STAFF7)
TOTAL%
0) No18595.9
1) Yes84.1
Missing9 
TOTAL193100.0
496) Do staff members have - Authority to preach or homilize? (STAFF8)
TOTAL%
0) No18796.9
1) Yes63.1
Missing9 
TOTAL193100.0
497) Do staff members have - Other formal roles at liturgies? (STAFF9)
TOTAL%
0) No16183.4
1) Yes3216.6
Missing9 
TOTAL193100.0
498) Is a staff member - Responsible for sacramental preparation? (STFMEM1)
TOTAL%
0) No18193.8
1) Yes126.2
Missing9 
TOTAL193100.0
499) Is a staff member - The religious education director? (STFMEM2)
TOTAL%
0) No17892.2
1) Yes157.8
Missing9 
TOTAL193100.0
500) Is a staff member - The religious education teacher? (STFMEM3)
TOTAL%
0) No16686.0
1) Yes2714.0
Missing9 
TOTAL193100.0
501) Is a staff member - Responsible for counseling? (STFMEM4)
TOTAL%
0) No18294.8
1) Yes105.2
Missing10 
TOTAL192100.0
502) Is a staff member - Responsible for ministry to youth? (STFMEM5)
TOTAL%
0) No18093.3
1) Yes136.7
Missing9 
TOTAL193100.0
503) Is a staff member - Responsible for ministry to elderly? (STFMEM6)
TOTAL%
0) No16987.6
1) Yes2412.4
Missing9 
TOTAL193100.0
504) Is a staff member - Responsible for social ministry? (STFMEM7)
TOTAL%
0) No15580.3
1) Yes3819.7
Missing9 
TOTAL193100.0
505) Is a staff member - Responsible for parish renewal? (STFMEM8)
TOTAL%
0) No17992.7
1) Yes147.3
Missing9 
TOTAL193100.0
506) Describe how you came to serve the parish in your present position (e.g., I was asked to apply by the parish priest; I was doing other volunteer work for the parish and became interested in this position; the parish council nominating committee asked me to run and I was elected). (HIRE)
TOTAL%
1) Assigned by bishop52.7
2) Assigned by order31.6
3) Recruited by pastor6635.1
4) Recruited by staff5328.2
5) Applied for position5830.9
6) Volunteer position to paid10.5
7) Part-time to full-time10.5
8) Active in renewal10.5
Missing14 
TOTAL188100.0
507) With so many competing demands placed on our time, it's often difficult to get involved in many activities, committees, auxiliaries or ministries in a parish. For what types of such activities have you been able to find time? - First mention (COMMIT1)
TOTAL%
0) No activities4422.1
1) Parish council, chair42.0
2) Parish council, member126.0
6) Extraordinary communion minister10.5
7) Parish administration or business manager10.5
10) Liturgy group, chair21.0
11) Liturgy group, member84.0
14) Guitarist/folk, head10.5
15) Choir/music, member63.0
16) Eucharistic minister115.5
17) Altar/bread preparation/server52.5
18) Homilist/lector/reader105.0
20) Education group, head10.5
21) Education group, member10.5
24) CCD, catechism teacher126.0
27) Participant Bible study42.0
28) Parent Teacher Organization member10.5
30) Evangelism member21.0
31) Non-charismatic participant52.5
33) Renewal participant31.5
34) Pre-CANA participant21.0
36) Ecumenism participant10.5
37) Marriage enactment member10.5
38) Spiritual growth member21.0
39) Church social participant157.5
40) Hospitality activity31.5
41) Sodality, women's club84.0
42) Knights of Columbus/Holy Name/men84.0
43) Athletic/recreational10.5
44) Youth ministry/scouts/Catholic Youth Organization10.5
47) Janitor/maintenance42.0
48) Bingo42.0
49) Fund-raising/finance31.5
50) Charity/poor help42.0
51) Ministry to the sick63.0
53) Social justice and peace10.5
80) Parish communication10.5
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
508) With so many competing demands placed on our time, it's often difficult to get involved in many activities, committees, auxiliaries or ministries in a parish. For what types of such activities have you been able to find time? - Second mention (COMMIT2)
TOTAL%
0) No activities9145.7
1) Parish council, chair10.5
2) Parish council, member94.5
5) Secretary, bookkeeper21.0
6) Extraordinary communion minister21.0
8) Pastoral associate10.5
9) Priest in parish residence10.5
11) Liturgy group, member31.5
12) Liturgy/music, head21.0
15) Choir/music, member31.5
16) Eucharistic minister52.5
17) Altar/bread preparation/server31.5
18) Homilist/lector/reader21.0
21) Education group, member21.0
24) CCD, catechism teacher94.5
27) Participant Bible study73.5
30) Evangelism member10.5
31) Non-charismatic participant31.5
32) Charismatic participant21.0
33) Renewal participant52.5
34) Pre-CANA participant21.0
37) Marriage enactment member10.5
38) Spiritual growth member10.5
39) Church social participant115.5
41) Sodality, women's club42.0
42) Knights of Columbus/Holy Name/men42.0
44) Youth ministry/scouts/Catholic Youth Organization10.5
45) Singles group/social10.5
46) Seniors group/social10.5
47) Janitor/maintenance52.5
49) Fund-raising/finance63.0
50) Charity/poor help31.5
51) Ministry to the sick42.0
52) Neighborhood kitchen10.5
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
509) With so many competing demands placed on our time, it's often difficult to get involved in many activities, committees, auxiliaries or ministries in a parish. For what types of such activities have you been able to find time? - Third mention (COMMIT3)
TOTAL%
0) No activities12964.8
1) Parish council, chair10.5
2) Parish council, member52.5
5) Secretary, bookkeeper21.0
6) Extraordinary communion minister21.0
11) Liturgy group, member31.5
12) Liturgy/music, head10.5
15) Choir/music, member21.0
16) Eucharistic minister42.0
18) Homilist/lector/reader10.5
19) Usher, greeter10.5
20) Education group, head10.5
21) Education group, member10.5
24) CCD, catechism teacher31.5
25) Discussion leader10.5
26) Preschool, nursery10.5
27) Participant Bible study52.5
28) Parent Teacher Organization member10.5
30) Evangelism member10.5
31) Non-charismatic participant21.0
33) Renewal participant21.0
36) Ecumenism participant10.5
37) Marriage enactment member10.5
39) Church social participant52.5
41) Sodality, women's club21.0
42) Knights of Columbus/Holy Name/men21.0
43) Athletic/recreational10.5
44) Youth ministry/scouts/Catholic Youth Organization10.5
47) Janitor/maintenance10.5
49) Fund-raising/finance52.5
50) Charity/poor help31.5
52) Neighborhood kitchen10.5
57) Counseling ministry10.5
70) Building committee31.5
71) Property committee10.5
80) Parish communication21.0
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
510) With so many competing demands placed on our time, it's often difficult to get involved in many activities, committees, auxiliaries or ministries in a parish. For what types of such activities have you been able to find time? - Fourth mention (COMMIT4)
TOTAL%
0) No activities15778.9
2) Parish council, member10.5
5) Secretary, bookkeeper10.5
11) Liturgy group, member10.5
16) Eucharistic minister10.5
17) Altar/bread preparation/server21.0
18) Homilist/lector/reader21.0
19) Usher, greeter21.0
21) Education group, member10.5
24) CCD, catechism teacher21.0
31) Non-charismatic participant21.0
33) Renewal participant21.0
34) Pre-CANA participant42.0
37) Marriage enactment member21.0
39) Church social participant73.5
40) Hospitality activity10.5
41) Sodality, women's club10.5
43) Athletic/recreational10.5
44) Youth ministry/scouts/Catholic Youth Organization10.5
46) Seniors group/social10.5
47) Janitor/maintenance21.0
49) Fund-raising/finance21.0
50) Charity/poor help21.0
71) Property committee10.5
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
511) With so many competing demands placed on our time, it's often difficult to get involved in many activities, committees, auxiliaries or ministries in a parish. For what types of such activities have you been able to find time? - Fifth mention (COMMIT5)
TOTAL%
0) No activities17688.4
2) Parish council, member10.5
6) Extraordinary communion minister10.5
8) Pastoral associate10.5
16) Eucharistic minister21.0
17) Altar/bread preparation/server21.0
18) Homilist/lector/reader21.0
19) Usher, greeter10.5
24) CCD, catechism teacher10.5
27) Participant Bible study21.0
39) Church social participant42.0
43) Athletic/recreational10.5
49) Fund-raising/finance21.0
50) Charity/poor help10.5
51) Ministry to the sick10.5
57) Counseling ministry10.5
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
512) With so many competing demands placed on our time, it's often difficult to get involved in many activities, committees, auxiliaries or ministries in a parish. For what types of such activities have you been able to find time? - Sixth mention (COMMIT6)
TOTAL%
0) No activities18894.5
5) Secretary, bookkeeper10.5
11) Liturgy group, member10.5
16) Eucharistic minister10.5
27) Part-time Bible study10.5
37) Marriage enactment member10.5
38) Spiritual growth member10.5
41) Sodality, women's club10.5
44) Youth ministry/scouts/Catholic Youth Organization10.5
48) Bingo10.5
58) Marriage tribunal10.5
70) Building committee10.5
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
513) How many hours per month do you spend on parish activities? - First activity (HOURS1)
TOTAL%
0) 5126.0
1) 2010.2
2) 2412.2
3) 178.7
4) 2110.7
5) 168.2
6) 73.6
8) 84.1
9) 10.5
10) 63.1
11) 21.0
12) 94.6
14) 10.5
15) 10.5
16) 21.0
18) 10.5
20) 21.0
25) 21.0
27) 10.5
45) 10.5
50) 10.5
76) 10.5
96) 10.5
Missing6 
TOTAL196100.0
514) How many hours per month do you spend on parish activities? - Second activity (HOURS2)
TOTAL%
0) 9749.0
1) 168.1
2) 199.6
3) 105.1
4) 126.1
5) 52.5
6) 126.1
7) 10.5
8) 73.5
9) 10.5
10) 52.5
12) 52.5
15) 21.0
16) 10.5
20) 10.5
30) 31.5
50) 10.5
Missing4 
TOTAL198100.0
515) How many hours per month do you spend on parish activities? - Third activity (HOURS3)
TOTAL%
0) 12965.5
1) 105.1
2) 168.1
3) 52.5
4) 126.1
5) 31.5
6) 42.0
8) 52.5
10) 42.0
11) 10.5
12) 31.5
15) 21.0
18) 10.5
25) 10.5
30) 10.5
Missing5 
TOTAL197100.0
516) How many hours per month do you spend on parish activities? - Fourth activity (HOURS4)
TOTAL%
0) 16081.2
1) 94.6
2) 52.5
3) 42.0
4) 63.0
5) 10.5
6) 31.5
7) 10.5
10) 31.5
15) 10.5
18) 10.5
20) 21.0
22) 10.5
Missing5 
TOTAL197100.0
517) How many hours per month do you spend on parish activities? - Fifth activity (HOURS5)
TOTAL%
0) 17788.9
1) 42.0
2) 21.0
3) 31.5
4) 42.0
5) 31.5
6) 21.0
8) 10.5
10) 10.5
20) 10.5
21) 10.5
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
518) How many hours per month do you spend on parish activities? - Sixth activity (HOURS6)
TOTAL%
0) 18894.5
1) 10.5
2) 31.5
3) 10.5
4) 31.5
5) 21.0
18) 10.5
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
519) How much of a feeling of community is there in your parish? (FEELCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) There is no feeling of community.115.5
2) The parish shows some feeling of community.7537.3
3) The parish shows a strong feeling of community.11557.2
Missing1 
TOTAL201100.0
520) Are there any alienated or "marginal" groups within your parish? (OUTGROP)
TOTAL%
0) No12364.1
1) Yes6835.4
8) Not applicable10.5
Missing10 
TOTAL192100.0
521) Describe the groups that are alienated or "marginal" within your parish. - First mention (OUTGROP1)
TOTAL%
0) No such group12063.5
1) Clique control group73.7
2) Alienated from divinity laws63.2
3) Traditionalists189.5
5) Ethnic/minority42.1
6) Youths73.7
7) Charismatics63.2
8) Newcomers, singles2111.1
Missing13 
TOTAL189100.0
522) Describe the groups that are alienated or "marginal" within your parish. - Second mention (OUTGROP2)
TOTAL%
0) No such group15883.6
1) Clique control group52.6
2) Alienated from divinity laws31.6
3) Traditionalists10.5
4) Progressives10.5
5) Ethnic/minority52.6
6) Youths63.2
8) Newcomers, singles105.3
Missing13 
TOTAL189100.0
523) Are there many identifiable "communities" within your parish (e.g., base communities, mini-parishes, ethnic or regional groupings, etc.)? (COMUNIT)
TOTAL%
0) No14074.9
1) Yes4725.1
Missing15 
TOTAL187100.0
524) Describe the identifiable "communities" within your parish (e.g., base communities, mini-parishes, ethnic or regional groupings, etc.). - First mention (COMUNIT1)
TOTAL%
0) No communities14075.7
1) Movements1910.3
2) Ethnic, racial group147.6
3) Traditionalists10.5
5) School parents10.5
6) Different groups for Masses31.6
7) Functional community42.2
8) Cliques who control31.6
Missing17 
TOTAL185100.0
525) Describe the identifiable "communities" within your parish (e.g., base communities, mini-parishes, ethnic or regional groupings, etc.). - Second mention (COMUNIT2)
TOTAL%
0) No communities17594.6
2) Ethnic, racial group31.6
4) Progressives10.5
5) School parents10.5
7) Functional community31.6
8) Cliques who control21.1
Missing17 
TOTAL185100.0
526) How upsetting would it be for you if you had to move and were forced to leave this parish? (UPSET)
TOTAL%
1) Very upsetting8944.3
2) Mildly upsetting6632.8
3) Not very upsetting2512.4
4) Not upsetting at all2110.4
Missing1 
TOTAL201100.0
527) Why would you or wouldn't you be upset if you had to move and were forced to leave this parish? - First reason (UPSET1)
TOTAL%
0) No reason10.5
1) Parishes are the same.115.7
2) Pastor and the staff are the same.42.1
3) Cities are the same.31.5
4) Liturgy programs are the same.94.6
6) Ministries are the same.21.0
9) Personal attachments10.5
11) Other people are better.42.1
12) Other staff is better.10.5
14) Dislike this liturgy10.5
16) Parish fails in ministry21.0
21) No better people4422.7
22) No better staff115.7
23) Attached to the place3216.5
24) No better liturgy31.5
26) No better ministry42.1
27) Keep family together10.5
28) Feel a mission here52.6
29) Enjoy the work3116.0
31) Need a change31.5
32) Need new direction42.1
33) Trust God52.6
34) Afraid of change84.1
35) Go where assigned42.1
Missing8 
TOTAL194100.0
528) Why would you or wouldn't you be upset if you had to move and were forced to leave this parish? - Second reason (UPSET2)
TOTAL%
0) No reason10453.3
1) Parishes are the same.31.5
2) Pastor and the staff are the same.10.5
4) Liturgy programs are the same.21.0
6) Ministries are the same.42.1
9) Personal attachments10.5
12) Other staff is better.31.5
14) Dislike this liturgy10.5
21) No better people147.2
22) No better staff73.6
23) Attached to the place115.6
24) No better liturgy42.1
26) No better ministry21.0
27) Keep family together31.5
28) Feel a mission here42.1
29) Enjoy the work199.7
32) Need new direction52.6
33) Trust God31.5
34) Afraid of change21.0
35) Go where assigned21.0
Missing7 
TOTAL195100.0
529) Do you have a parish council? (COUNCIL)
TOTAL%
0) Never had a parish council106.0
1) No, but we once did53.0
4) Yes, we have a parish council15191.0
Missing36 
TOTAL166100.0
530) How frequently does your parish council meet? (COUNCIL1)
TOTAL%
0) Never86.1
2) Every four to six months75.3
3) Every two to three months75.3
4) Monthly10378.6
8) Not applicable64.6
Missing71 
TOTAL131100.0
531) How are members of the parish council chosen? (COUNCIL2)
TOTAL%
0) No council96.7
1) Elected only4835.8
2) Elected and appointed1813.4
3) Elected, appointed and ex officio2115.7
4) Elected and ex officio2115.7
5) Appointed only53.7
6) Appointed and ex officio64.5
8) Not applicable64.5
Missing68 
TOTAL134100.0
532) At the parish council meetings - Does the pastor report? (PARCNCL1)
TOTAL%
0) No8655.8
1) Yes6240.3
8) Not applicable63.9
Missing48 
TOTAL154100.0
533) At the parish council meetings - Does all of the staff report? (PARCNCL2)
TOTAL%
0) No10467.1
1) Yes4529.0
8) Not applicable63.9
Missing47 
TOTAL155100.0
534) At the parish council meetings - Do you engage in planning? (PARCNCL3)
TOTAL%
0) No6643.1
1) Yes8152.9
8) Not applicable63.9
Missing49 
TOTAL153100.0
535) At the parish council meetings - Do you engage in informing? (PARCNCL4)
TOTAL%
0) No6643.1
1) Yes8152.9
8) Not applicable63.9
Missing49 
TOTAL153100.0
536) At the parish council meetings - Do you discuss administration and finances? (PARCNCL5)
TOTAL%
0) No8152.9
1) Yes6643.1
8) Not applicable63.9
Missing49 
TOTAL153100.0
537) In general, who normally makes most of the final decisions about the following? - Parish finances (DECISIN1)
TOTAL%
0) Not applicable10.5
1) Pastor5628.9
2) Parish council63.1
3) Parish council and pastor9549.0
4) Parish staff and pastor105.2
5) Staff, council and pastor126.2
6) Staff, committee and pastor10.5
7) Appropriate committee42.1
8) Not applicable94.6
Missing8 
TOTAL194100.0
538) In general, who normally makes most of the final decisions about the following? - Parish schools (DECISIN2)
TOTAL%
0) Not applicable2619.1
1) Pastor1511.0
2) Parish council21.5
3) Parish council and pastor2115.4
4) Parish staff and pastor2820.6
5) Staff, council and pastor118.1
6) Staff, committee, and pastor107.4
7) Appropriate committee64.4
8) Not applicable1712.5
Missing66 
TOTAL136100.0
539) In general, who normally makes most of the final decisions about the following? - Parish organizations (DECISIN3)
TOTAL%
0) Not applicable31.7
1) Pastor3519.6
2) Parish council95.0
3) Parish council and pastor6938.5
4) Parish staff and pastor1910.6
5) Staff, council, and pastor1810.1
6) Staff, committee, and pastor105.6
7) Appropriate committee126.7
8) Not applicable42.2
Missing23 
TOTAL179100.0
540) In general, who normally makes most of the final decisions about the following? - Parish social activities (DECISIN4)
TOTAL%
0) Not applicable21.1
1) Pastor2513.6
2) Parish council2111.4
3) Parish council and pastor6635.9
4) Parish staff and pastor73.8
5) Staff, council, and pastor2714.7
6) Staff, committee, and pastor126.5
7) Appropriate committee158.2
8) Not applicable94.9
Missing18 
TOTAL184100.0
541) In general, who normally makes most of the final decisions about the following? - Liturgical practices (DECISIN5)
TOTAL%
0) Not applicable10.5
1) Pastor6634.9
2) Parish council42.1
3) Parish council and pastor3418.0
4) Parish staff and pastor4121.7
5) Staff, council, and pastor189.5
6) Staff, committee, and pastor84.2
7) Appropriate committee52.6
8) Not applicable126.3
Missing13 
TOTAL189100.0
542) In general, who normally makes most of the final decisions about the following? - Social action programs (DECISIN6)
TOTAL%
0) Not applicable42.2
1) Pastor3418.9
2) Parish council147.8
3) Parish council and pastor5832.2
4) Parish staff and pastor2011.1
5) Staff, council, and pastor3217.8
6) Staff, committee, and pastor73.9
7) Appropriate committee52.8
8) Not applicable63.3
Missing22 
TOTAL180100.0
543) Even among the most tightly knit staffs and parish councils, certain conflicts occur from time to time. - Where does conflict occur among leadership? (CONFLCT1)
TOTAL%
0) No conflicts2324.7
1) Initially locally in council2223.7
2) Initially diocese in council33.2
3) Pastor vs. council1516.1
4) Pastor vs. staff66.5
5) Staff vs. council99.7
6) Anyone vs. committee1516.1
Missing109 
TOTAL93100.0
544) Even among the most tightly knit staffs and parish councils, certain conflicts occur from time to time. - How is conflict resolved? (CONFLCT2)
TOTAL%
0) No conflicts2117.6
1) Resolved4437.0
2) Pastor wins2117.6
3) Council wins97.6
4) Reflect on issue32.5
5) Conflict grows97.6
6) Pray65.0
7) Other65.0
Missing83 
TOTAL119100.0
545) All parish leaders know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? - First leadership position (LEADER1)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor6344.4
2) Other clergy staff85.6
3) Other paid staff107.0
4) Volunteer leader2316.2
5) Parish council chair1712.0
6) Parish committee chair149.9
8) Other board chair74.9
Missing60 
TOTAL142100.0
546) All parish leaders know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? - Second leadership position (LEADER2)
TOTAL%
0) No other2114.6
1) Pastor74.9
2) Other clergy staff149.7
3) Other paid staff2013.9
4) Volunteer leader2517.4
5) Parish council chair1812.5
6) Parish committee chair2416.7
7) Parish council64.2
8) Other board chair96.3
Missing58 
TOTAL144100.0
547) All parish leaders know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? - Third leadership position (LEADER3)
TOTAL%
0) No other2819.4
1) Pastor53.5
2) Other clergy staff64.2
3) Other paid staff2215.3
4) Volunteer leader3423.6
5) Parish council chair96.3
6) Parish committee chair2618.1
7) Parish council53.5
8) Other board chair96.3
Missing58 
TOTAL144100.0
548) All parish leaders know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? - Fourth leadership position (LEADER4)
TOTAL%
0) No other3725.9
1) Pastor21.4
2) Other clergy staff74.9
3) Other paid staff1611.2
4) Volunteer leader3423.8
5) Parish council chair85.6
6) Parish committee chair2114.7
7) Parish council42.8
8) Other board chair149.8
Missing59 
TOTAL143100.0
549) All parish leaders know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? - Fifth leadership position (LEADER5)
TOTAL%
0) No other4934.3
1) Pastor10.7
2) Other clergy staff42.8
3) Other paid staff1812.6
4) Volunteer leader3423.8
5) Parish council chair42.8
6) Parish committee chair128.4
7) Parish council74.9
8) Other board chair149.8
Missing59 
TOTAL143100.0
550) All parish leaders know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? - Sixth leadership position (LEADER6)
TOTAL%
0) No other5840.3
1) Pastor21.4
2) Other clergy staff74.9
3) Other paid staff1510.4
4) Volunteer leader3222.2
5) Parish council chair64.2
6) Parish committee chair85.6
7) Parish council21.4
8) Other board chair149.7
Missing58 
TOTAL144100.0
551) All parish leaders know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? - Seventh leadership position (LEADER7)
TOTAL%
0) No other7452.1
1) Pastor10.7
2) Other clergy staff42.8
3) Other paid staff128.5
4) Volunteer leader2819.7
5) Parish council chair32.1
6) Parish committee chair107.0
7) Parish council10.7
8) Other board chair96.3
Missing60 
TOTAL142100.0
552) All parish leaders know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? - Eighth leadership position (LEADER8)
TOTAL%
0) No other8156.3
1) Pastor21.4
2) Other clergy staff21.4
3) Other paid staff139.0
4) Volunteer leader2920.1
6) Parish committee chair74.9
7) Parish council42.8
8) Other board chair64.2
Missing58 
TOTAL144100.0
553) All parish leaders know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? - Ninth leadership position (LEADER9)
TOTAL%
0) No other8861.5
1) Pastor32.1
2) Other clergy staff32.1
3) Other paid staff42.8
4) Volunteer leader3121.7
5) Parish council chair10.7
6) Parish committee chair74.9
7) Parish council21.4
8) Other board chair42.8
Missing59 
TOTAL143100.0
554) All parish leaders know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? - Tenth leadership position (LEADER10)
TOTAL%
0) No other9465.7
1) Pastor32.1
2) Other clergy staff32.1
3) Other paid staff74.9
4) Volunteer leader2114.7
6) Parish committee chair85.6
7) Parish council21.4
8) Other board chair53.5
Missing59 
TOTAL143100.0
555) All parish leaders know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? - Leader one, first area of influence (LED1AR1)
TOTAL%
1) Liturgy, music2918.4
2) Religious education159.5
3) School106.3
4) Counseling21.3
5) Youth10.6
7) Finances, legal127.6
8) Physical plant31.9
9) General program8654.4
Missing44 
TOTAL158100.0
556) All parish leaders know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? - Leader one, second area of influence (LED1AR2)
TOTAL%
1) Liturgy, music48.3
2) Religious education510.4
3) School24.2
4) Counseling12.1
5) Youth12.1
6) Elderly12.1
7) Finances, legal510.4
8) Physical plant24.2
9) General program2756.3
Missing154 
TOTAL48100.0
557) All parish leaders know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? - Leader one, third area of influence (LED1AR3)
TOTAL%
2) Religious education13.3
3) School13.3
4) Counseling310.0
6) Elderly13.3
8) Physical plant13.3
9) General program2376.7
Missing172 
TOTAL30100.0
558) All parish leaders know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? - Leader two, first area of influence (LED2AR1)
TOTAL%
1) Liturgy, music2417.5
2) Religious education2316.8
3) School75.1
4) Counseling107.3
7) Finances, legal1813.1
8) Physical plant32.2
9) General program5238.0
Missing65 
TOTAL137100.0
559) All parish leaders know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? - Leader two, second area of influence (LED2AR2)
TOTAL%
1) Liturgy, music12.5
2) Religious education37.5
3) School37.5
4) Counseling615.0
8) Physical plant410.0
9) General program2357.5
Missing162 
TOTAL40100.0
560) All parish leaders know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? - Leader two, third area of influence (LED2AR3)
TOTAL%
2) Religious education14.0
7) Finances, legal14.0
8) Physical plant14.0
9) General program2288.0
Missing177 
TOTAL25100.0
561) All parish leaders know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? - Leader three, first area of influence (LED3AR1)
TOTAL%
1) Liturgy, music2316.9
2) Religious education1611.8
3) School96.6
4) Counseling1410.3
5) Youth21.5
6) Elderly21.5
7) Finances, legal1511.0
8) Physical plant107.4
9) General program4533.1
Missing66 
TOTAL136100.0
562) All parish leaders know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? - Leader three, second area of influence (LED3AR2)
TOTAL%
1) Liturgy, music25.3
3) School25.3
4) Counseling12.6
5) Youth12.6
7) Finances, legal25.3
8) Physical plant25.3
9) General program2873.7
Missing164 
TOTAL38100.0
563) All parish leaders know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? - Leader three, third area of influence (LED3AR3)
TOTAL%
2) Religious education14.2
8) Physical plant14.2
9) General program2291.7
Missing178 
TOTAL24100.0
564) All parish leaders know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? - Leader four, first area of influence (LED4AR1)
TOTAL%
1) Liturgy, music2217.6
2) Religious education2016.0
3) School64.8
4) Counseling1612.8
5) Youth43.2
6) Elderly21.6
7) Finances, legal86.4
8) Physical plant86.4
9) General program3931.2
Missing77 
TOTAL125100.0
565) All parish leaders know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? - Leader four, second area of influence (LED4AR2)
TOTAL%
1) Liturgy, music37.9
4) Counseling513.2
5) Youth12.6
6) Elderly25.3
7) Finances, legal12.6
8) Physical plant12.6
9) General program2565.8
Missing164 
TOTAL38100.0
566) All parish leaders know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? - Leader four, third area of influence (LED4AR3)
TOTAL%
7) Finances, legal14.0
8) Physical plant14.0
9) General program2392.0
Missing177 
TOTAL25100.0
567) All parish leaders know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? - Leader five, first area of influence (LED5AR1)
TOTAL%
1) Liturgy, music1917.1
2) Religious education1311.7
3) School54.5
4) Counseling1412.6
5) Youth43.6
6) Elderly32.7
7) Finances, legal1412.6
8) Physical plant65.4
9) General program3329.7
Missing91 
TOTAL111100.0
568) All parish leaders know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? - Leader five, second area of influence (LED5AR2)
TOTAL%
2) Religious education25.7
3) School12.9
4) Counseling411.4
5) Youth12.9
7) Finances, legal12.9
8) Physical plant38.6
9) General program2365.7
Missing167 
TOTAL35100.0
569) All parish leaders know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? - Leader five, third area of influence (LED5AR3)
TOTAL%
1) Liturgy, music13.7
2) Religious education13.7
4) Counseling13.7
7) Finances, legal13.7
8) Physical plant13.7
9) General program2281.5
Missing175 
TOTAL27100.0
570) All parish leaders know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? - Leader six, first area of influence (LED6AR1)
TOTAL%
1) Liturgy, music2624.5
2) Religious education1110.4
3) School54.7
4) Counseling98.5
5) Youth43.8
6) Elderly10.9
7) Finances, legal65.7
8) Physical plant32.8
9) General program4138.7
Missing96 
TOTAL106100.0
571) All parish leaders know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? - Leader six, second area of influence (LED6AR2)
TOTAL%
2) Religious education13.2
4) Counseling412.9
5) Youth13.2
8) Physical plant26.5
9) General program2374.2
Missing171 
TOTAL31100.0
572) All parish leaders know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? - Leader six, third area of influence (LED6AR3)
TOTAL%
4) Counseling14.2
8) Physical plant14.2
9) General program2291.7
Missing178 
TOTAL24100.0
573) All parish leaders know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? - Leader seven, first area of influence (LED7AR1)
TOTAL%
1) Liturgy, music1314.6
2) Religious education1011.2
3) School66.7
4) Counseling89.0
5) Youth55.6
6) Elderly22.2
7) Finances, legal77.9
8) Physical plant44.5
9) General program3438.2
Missing113 
TOTAL89100.0
574) All parish leaders know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? - Leader seven, second area of influence (LED7AR2)
TOTAL%
2) Religious education13.7
4) Counseling13.7
8) Physical plant27.4
9) General program2385.2
Missing175 
TOTAL27100.0
575) All parish leaders know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? - Leader seven, third area of influence (LED7AR3)
TOTAL%
4) Counseling14.2
8) Physical plant14.2
9) General program2291.7
Missing178 
TOTAL24100.0
576) All parish leaders know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? - Leader eight, first area of influence (LED8AR1)
TOTAL%
1) Liturgy, music1619.8
2) Religious education44.9
3) School22.5
4) Counseling78.6
5) Youth11.2
6) Elderly11.2
7) Finances, legal89.9
8) Physical plant89.9
9) General program3442.0
Missing121 
TOTAL81100.0
577) All parish leaders know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? - Leader eight, second area of influence (LED8AR2)
TOTAL%
1) Liturgy, music13.1
2) Religious education412.5
4) Counseling26.3
8) Physical plant26.3
9) General program2371.9
Missing170 
TOTAL32100.0
578) All parish leaders know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? - Leader eight, third area of influence (LED8AR3)
TOTAL%
5) Youth14.2
8) Physical plant14.2
9) General program2291.7
Missing178 
TOTAL24100.0
579) All parish leaders know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? - Leader nine, first area of influence (LED9AR1)
TOTAL%
1) Liturgy, music912.3
2) Religious education56.8
3) School34.1
4) Counseling68.2
5) Youth22.7
7) Finances, legal811.0
8) Physical plant34.1
9) General program3750.7
Missing129 
TOTAL73100.0
580) All parish leaders know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? - Leader nine, second area of influence (LED9AR2)
TOTAL%
1) Liturgy, music26.5
2) Religious education13.2
4) Counseling13.2
5) Youth13.2
7) Finances, legal26.5
8) Physical plant13.2
9) General program2374.2
Missing171 
TOTAL31100.0
581) All parish leaders know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? - Leader nine, third area of influence (LED9AR3)
TOTAL%
8) Physical plant14.3
9) General program2295.7
Missing179 
TOTAL23100.0
582) All parish leaders know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? - Leader ten, first area of influence (LED10AR1)
TOTAL%
1) Liturgy, music811.9
2) Religious education811.9
3) School11.5
4) Counseling811.9
6) Elderly11.5
7) Finances, legal57.5
8) Physical plant23.0
9) General program3450.7
Missing135 
TOTAL67100.0
583) All parish leaders know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? - Leader ten, second area of influence (LED10AR2)
TOTAL%
1) Liturgy, music13.4
4) Counseling413.8
8) Physical plant26.9
9) General program2275.9
Missing173 
TOTAL29100.0
584) All parish leaders know that certain people in the parish are more influential than others. Suppose you wanted to initiate a program or make an important change in your parish. What persons would you contact to help convince others of the wisdom of this initiative? - Leader ten, third area of influence (LED10AR3)
TOTAL%
8) Physical plant14.3
9) General program2295.7
Missing179 
TOTAL23100.0
585) In general, how much personal responsibility do you feel for this parish and how it operates? (PERSRESP)
TOTAL%
1) Tremendous amount9346.7
2) Some responsibility9246.2
3) Very little147.0
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
586) In some parishes, decisions are widely shared. In others, only the pastor or a small group of religious control everything. In general, when you do offer your suggestions and input about parish activities, do you think they actually influence - The decisions your pastor makes? (INFLNC1)
TOTAL%
1) No influence199.7
2) A little influence9749.7
3) A great deal of influence7840.0
8) Not applicable10.5
Missing7 
TOTAL195100.0
587) In some parishes, decisions are widely shared. In others, only the pastor or a small group of religious control everything. In general, when you do offer your suggestions and input about parish activities, do you think they actually influence - The decisions parish staff make? (INFLNC2)
TOTAL%
1) No influence2011.1
2) A little influence8245.6
3) A great deal of influence4726.1
8) Not applicable3117.2
Missing22 
TOTAL180100.0
588) In some parishes, decisions are widely shared. In others, only the pastor or a small group of religious control everything. In general, when you do offer your suggestions and input about parish activities, do you think they actually influence - The decisions the parish council makes? (INFLNC3)
TOTAL%
1) No influence189.2
2) A little influence8442.9
3) A great deal of influence7839.8
8) Not applicable168.2
Missing6 
TOTAL196100.0
589) Would you or other people like you like to have more say in determining how your parish is run? (MORESAY)
TOTAL%
0) No12161.4
1) Yes7638.6
Missing5 
TOTAL197100.0
590) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WOULD LIKE TO HAVE MORE SAY IN DETERMINING HOW THEIR PARISH IS RUN - Why would you like to have more say? - First reason (MORESAY1)
TOTAL%
0) No reason136.6
1) Reference to clergy control2311.7
2) Reference to clique control21.0
3) Reference to democratic participation136.6
4) Reference to limited ability115.6
5) Reference to the need for community136.6
6) Reference to program changes168.2
7) Access to the pastor9045.9
8) Not applicable157.7
Missing6 
TOTAL196100.0
591) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WOULD LIKE TO HAVE MORE SAY IN DETERMINING HOW THEIR PARISH IS RUN - Why would you like to have more say? - Second reason (MORESAY2)
TOTAL%
0) No reason12865.3
1) Reference to clergy control31.5
3) Reference to democratic participation136.6
4) Reference to limited ability63.1
5) Reference to the need for community136.6
6) Reference to program changes147.1
7) Access to the pastor42.0
8) Not applicable157.7
Missing6 
TOTAL196100.0
592) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WOULD LIKE TO HAVE MORE SAY IN DETERMINING HOW THEIR PARISH IS RUN - Indicate some of the things you would do if you had more say and some of the changes you might make. - First change (YOUCHNG1)
TOTAL%
0) No actions3517.9
1) The priest would respect parish input.105.1
2) Wider management157.7
3) Too much bishop control21.0
4) Committee is time-consuming10.5
5) Pastor to bishop10.5
6) Pastor/council control63.1
8) Need a parish council10.5
10) Staff needs workshops.21.0
15) Need parish renewal10.5
16) Develop identity21.0
17) People must have input.31.5
18) Need to study parish problems10.5
20) Visit parishioners' homes10.5
21) Develop a sense of community52.6
24) More cooperation between staff and parishioners31.5
25) Need stronger parish council21.0
26) Need greater autonomy10.5
27) Need better volunteers21.0
33) Liturgy for young parents21.0
40) Social action10.5
41) Ministry to the sick10.5
43) Ministry to the unwed10.5
52) More interest in the parish school21.0
53) More Bible study10.5
54) Need religious education coordinator10.5
60) More youth activity21.0
70) Sing the Mass, music21.0
76) Improve music, liturgy42.0
77) More active liturgy31.5
79) Use Bible more10.5
80) Better physical plant10.5
88) Not applicable7839.8
90) Effective fund-raising10.5
91) Control parish costs10.5
Missing6 
TOTAL196100.0
593) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WOULD LIKE TO HAVE MORE SAY IN DETERMINING HOW THEIR PARISH IS RUN - Indicate some of the things you would do if you had more say and some of the changes you might make. - Second change (YOUCHNG2)
TOTAL%
0) No actions6131.1
1) The priest would respect parish input.31.5
2) Wider management84.1
3) Too much bishop control21.0
6) Pastor/council control10.5
7) Pastor would be accountable to the parish10.5
8) Need a parish council10.5
16) Develop identity42.0
17) People must have input.21.0
18) Need to study parish problems10.5
19) Must accede to priest10.5
20) Visit parishioners' homes21.0
21) Develop a sense of community42.0
22) More cooperation between clergy and parishioners31.5
24) More cooperation between staff and parishioners10.5
25) Need stronger parish council10.5
28) Welcoming newcomers10.5
31) Help for divorced, single members10.5
40) Social action10.5
50) Better education21.0
51) Better adult education10.5
52) More interest in the parish school10.5
53) More Bible study21.0
61) Need singles group21.0
65) Need men's group10.5
70) Sing the Mass, music10.5
71) Two kinds of communion10.5
76) Improve music, liturgy31.5
81) Better building program10.5
88) Not applicable7739.3
90) Effective fund-raising21.0
91) Control parish costs21.0
92) Get act together10.5
Missing6 
TOTAL196100.0
594) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WOULD LIKE TO HAVE MORE SAY IN DETERMINING HOW THEIR PARISH IS RUN - Indicate some of the things you would do if you had more say and some of the changes you might make. - Third change (YOUCHNG3)
TOTAL%
0) No actions7739.3
2) Wider management31.5
6) Pastor/council control10.5
8) Need a parish council10.5
21) Develop a sense of community31.5
22) More cooperation between clergy and parishioners21.0
24) More cooperation between staff and parishioners31.5
25) Need stronger parish council31.5
26) Need greater autonomy10.5
33) Liturgy for young parents10.5
40) Social action42.0
50) Better education10.5
51) Better adult education21.0
53) More Bible study31.5
60) More youth activity42.0
61) Need singles group10.5
65) Need men's group10.5
70) Sing the Mass, music10.5
72) Lay Eucharist ministers10.5
76) Improve music, liturgy10.5
77) More active liturgy31.5
78) Conduct healing service10.5
88) Not applicable7739.3
91) Control parish costs10.5
Missing6 
TOTAL196100.0
595) Describe the type of formal religious training (if any) you have had to prepare you for your work in this parish. - First type (TRAIN1)
TOTAL%
0) No special training7743.3
1) Seminary21.1
2) Graduate theology10.6
3) Specific graduate work10.6
4) Specific graduate work-ministry21.1
5) Catholic education2614.6
6) Religious education degree31.7
7) Catechist training73.9
8) Workshops4123.0
9) Diaconate program84.5
10) Lay ministry52.8
11) Other52.8
Missing24 
TOTAL178100.0
596) Describe the type of formal religious training (if any) you have had to prepare you for your work in this parish. - Second type (TRAIN2)
TOTAL%
0) No special training14983.7
3) Specific graduate work10.6
5) Catholic education21.1
6) Religious education degree10.6
7) Catechist training21.1
8) Workshops137.3
9) Diaconate program21.1
10) Lay ministry31.7
11) Other52.8
Missing24 
TOTAL178100.0
597) Describe the type of formal religious training (if any) you have had to prepare you for your work in this parish. - Third type (TRAIN3)
TOTAL%
0) No special training17296.6
5) Catholic education10.6
6) Religious education degree21.1
9) Diaconate program10.6
11) Other21.1
Missing24 
TOTAL178100.0
598) In general, how would you characterize your present staff? - First characteristic (STAFCHR1)
TOTAL%
0) No other characteristics21.1
1) Competent, professional6134.5
2) Supports the pastor1810.2
3) Unified, teamwork2715.3
4) Takes initiative21.1
5) Sensitive to the parishioners158.5
6) Friendly74.0
7) Sexes collaborate10.6
9) Committed volunteer31.7
10) Tries to better the parish2111.9
11) Lacks competence52.8
12) Poor relations with the pastor31.7
13) Poor teamwork52.8
14) Lacks initiative42.3
16) Not friendly10.6
17) Sexes do not collaborate.10.6
19) Shortage of volunteers10.6
Missing25 
TOTAL177100.0
599) In general, how would you characterize your present staff? - Second characteristic (STAFCHR2)
TOTAL%
0) No other characteristics4022.6
1) Competent, professional105.6
2) Supports the pastor169.0
3) Unified, teamwork126.8
4) Takes initiative74.0
5) Sensitive to the parishioners2815.8
6) Friendly74.0
8) Welcomes Vatican II changes10.6
9) Committed volunteer42.3
10) Tries to better the parish95.1
11) Lacks competence31.7
13) Poor teamwork1810.2
14) Lacks initiative31.7
15) Insensitive84.5
16) Not friendly31.7
17) Sexes do not collaborate.10.6
18) Too traditional10.6
19) Shortage of volunteers42.3
20) There is not spiritual sharing.10.6
21) The bishop makes the assignments.10.6
Missing25 
TOTAL177100.0
600) In general, how would you characterize your present staff? - Third characteristic (STAFCHR3)
TOTAL%
0) No other characteristics9352.5
1) Competent, professional21.1
2) Supports the pastor21.1
3) Unified, teamwork52.8
4) Takes initiative63.4
5) Sensitive to the parishioners63.4
6) Friendly74.0
7) Sexes collaborate10.6
9) Committed volunteer42.3
10) Tries to better the parish84.5
11) Lacks competence10.6
12) Poor relations with the pastor74.0
13) Poor teamwork63.4
14) Lacks initiative42.3
15) Insensitive105.6
16) Not friendly63.4
17) Sexes do not collaborate.10.6
18) Too traditional10.6
19) Shortage of volunteers42.3
20) There is not spiritual sharing.31.7
Missing25 
TOTAL177100.0
601) In general, how would you characterize your present staff? - Fourth characteristic (STAFCHR4)
TOTAL%
0) No other characteristics13978.5
1) Competent, professional10.6
2) Supports the pastor10.6
4) Takes initiative42.3
5) Sensitive to the parishioners31.7
7) Sexes collaborate10.6
8) Welcomes Vatican II changes10.6
9) Committed volunteer42.3
10) Tries to better the parish105.6
12) Poor relations with the pastor10.6
13) Poor teamwork42.3
15) Insensitive31.7
16) Not friendly10.6
18) Too traditional10.6
19) Shortage of volunteers31.7
Missing25 
TOTAL177100.0
602) In general, how would you characterize your present staff? - Fifth characteristic (STAFCHR5)
TOTAL%
0) No other characteristics16291.5
2) Supports the pastor10.6
4) Takes initiative10.6
5) Sensitive to the parishioners21.1
9) Committed volunteer31.7
10) Tries to better the parish31.7
12) Poor relations with the pastor10.6
13) Poor teamwork21.1
15) Insensitive10.6
18) Too traditional10.6
Missing25 
TOTAL177100.0
603) In general, how would you characterize your present staff? - Sixth characteristic (STAFCHR6)
TOTAL%
0) No other characteristics17297.2
2) Supports the pastor10.6
4) Takes initiative31.7
8) Welcomes Vatican II changes10.6
Missing25 
TOTAL177100.0
604) Please describe your relationship with other staff members. (RELTSTAF)
TOTAL%
1) Very good5633.5
2) Good8047.9
3) Fair2112.6
4) Poor106.0
Missing35 
TOTAL167100.0
605) Since you began your present volunteer position, have changes been made in the parish staff? (STAFCHNG)
TOTAL%
0) No6837.0
1) Yes11663.0
Missing18 
TOTAL184100.0
606) Since you began your present volunteer position, have changes been made in the parish staff? What kinds of changes have been made? - First change (STAFCHN1)
TOTAL%
0) No changes5734.1
1) Normal clergy transition4526.9
2) Normal staff mobilization137.8
3) Clergy expansion31.8
4) Religious expansion10.6
5) Deacons expansion74.2
6) Laity expansion74.2
7) Clergy reduction31.8
8) Religious reduction10.6
10) Laity reduction21.2
11) Staff firings31.8
12) Discontented resignation21.2
14) Lay responsibility106.0
15) Better communication42.4
16) Better organization74.2
17) Vibrant faith community21.2
Missing35 
TOTAL167100.0
607) Since you began your present volunteer position, have changes been made in the parish staff? What kinds of changes have been made? - Second change (STAFCHN2)
TOTAL%
0) No changes12172.5
2) Normal staff mobilization63.6
4) Religious expansion21.2
5) Deacons expansion53.0
6) Laity expansion42.4
8) Religious reduction10.6
10) Laity reduction10.6
11) Staff firings21.2
12) Discontented resignation63.6
13) Staff collaboration10.6
14) Lay responsibility74.2
15) Better communication53.0
16) Better organization63.6
Missing35 
TOTAL167100.0
608) Since you began your present volunteer position, have changes been made in the parish staff? What kinds of changes have been made? - Third change (STAFCHN3)
TOTAL%
0) No changes14888.6
1) Normal clergy transition10.6
6) Laity expansion31.8
10) Laity reduction10.6
11) Staff firings31.8
12) Discontented resignation10.6
13) Staff collaboration10.6
14) Lay responsibility31.8
15) Better communication10.6
16) Better organization42.4
17) Vibrant faith community10.6
Missing35 
TOTAL167100.0
609) Since you began your present volunteer position, have changes been made in the parish staff? What kinds of changes have been made? - Fourth change (STAFCHN4)
TOTAL%
0) No changes16297.0
11) Staff firings10.6
12) Discontented resignation10.6
15) Better communication21.2
16) Better organization10.6
Missing35 
TOTAL167100.0
610) In general, what do you like best about the operation of your diocese in relation to your parish? What do you like least? - First mention (DIOCESE1)
TOTAL%
0) No other mentions43.6
1) Unity with the Church21.8
2) Moral leadership108.9
3) Support of priests87.1
4) Resources, expertise76.3
6) Educational resources10.9
7) Encourages lay leaders54.5
8) Good communication1210.7
10) Financial support43.6
11) Lack of unity10.9
12) Lacks moral leadership54.5
13) No support of priests21.8
16) Lacks educational resources10.9
17) Lacks lay leader encouragement21.8
18) Lacks communication87.1
20) Drains resources65.4
21) Administration is too top-heavy.10.9
22) Takes too much time21.8
23) Ideological battle21.8
30) Relationships are fine.1513.4
35) Minimal contact76.3
40) Independent of diocese76.3
Missing90 
TOTAL112100.0
611) In general, what do you like best about the operation of your diocese in relation to your parish? What do you like least? - Second mention (DIOCESE2)
TOTAL%
0) No other mentions4237.5
2) Moral leadership43.6
3) Support of priests32.7
4) Resources, expertise65.4
6) Educational resources21.8
7) Encourages lay leaders43.6
8) Good communication43.6
11) Lack of unity10.9
12) Lacks moral leadership87.1
13) No support of priests43.6
14) Lacks resources10.9
16) Lacks educational resources43.6
18) Lacks communication108.9
20) Drains resources32.7
21) Administration is too top-heavy.10.9
22) Takes too much time32.7
23) Ideological battle21.8
24) Diocese financial control10.9
30) Relationships are fine.32.7
35) Minimal contact65.4
Missing90 
TOTAL112100.0
612) In general, what do you like best about the operation of your diocese in relation to your parish? What do you like least? - Third mention (DIOCESE3)
TOTAL%
0) No other mentions8475.0
2) Moral leadership32.7
3) Support of priests10.9
4) Resources, expertise10.9
6) Educational resources43.6
7) Encourages lay leaders21.8
8) Good communication21.8
10) Financial support10.9
12) Lacks moral leadership10.9
13) No support of priests21.8
14) Lacks resources10.9
17) Lacks lay leader encouragement10.9
18) Lacks communication32.7
22) Takes too much time10.9
23) Ideological battle10.9
40) Independent of diocese21.8
50) Uses as guinea pigs21.8
Missing90 
TOTAL112100.0
613) In general, what do you like best about the operation of your diocese in relation to your parish? What do you like least? - Fourth mention (DIOCESE4)
TOTAL%
0) No other mentions9988.4
2) Moral leadership10.9
3) Support of priests10.9
4) Resources, expertise10.9
8) Good communication21.8
11) Lack of unity10.9
16) Lacks educational resources10.9
17) Lacks lay leader encouragement10.9
18) Lacks communication10.9
30) Relationships are fine.21.8
35) Minimal contact21.8
Missing90 
TOTAL112100.0
614) In general, what do you like best about the operation of your diocese in relation to your parish? What do you like least? - Fifth mention (DIOCESE5)
TOTAL%
0) No other mentions10997.3
2) Moral leadership10.9
8) Good communication10.9
50) Uses as guinea pigs10.9
Missing90 
TOTAL112100.0
615) Region of the U.S. (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast4120.3
2) Mid-Atlantic2914.4
3) Midwest2512.4
4) South3014.9
5) Inter-Mountain3818.8
6) Pacific3919.3
TOTAL202100.0
616) New Parish location (PARLOC)
TOTAL%
1) Urban parishes5326.2
2) Suburban parishes5527.2
3) Small-town parishes6733.2
4) Rural parishes2713.4
TOTAL202100.0
617) Race (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) Black209.9
2) White18290.1
TOTAL202100.0
618) String 1 (AGENTIC1)
TOTAL%
1) Agentic string99100.0
Missing103 
TOTAL99100.0
619) String 2 (AGENTIC2)
TOTAL%
1) Agentic string23100.0
Missing179 
TOTAL23100.0
620) String 3 (AGENTIC3)
TOTAL%
1) Agentic string1100.0
Missing201 
TOTAL1100.0
621) Category labels are not available. (PURENESS)
TOTAL%
1) 8097.6
3) 11.2
5) 11.2
Missing120 
TOTAL82100.0
622) Agentic/Communal (AGNCOM)
TOTAL%
1) Pure agentic person8352.9
3) Integrative person4226.8
5) Pure communal person3220.4
Missing45 
TOTAL157100.0
623) I-AGE: What is your age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 21-2963.1
2) 30-404925.0
3) 41-505025.5
4) 51-647136.2
5) 65 and over2010.2
Missing6 
TOTAL196100.0
624) I-EDUC: Please indicate the highest level of education completed by you. (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school126.1
2) High school graduate5226.3
3) Some college/technical school or two-year degree5326.8
4) Completed college2914.6
5) Some graduate work or post-graduate or professional degree5226.3
Missing4 
TOTAL198100.0
625) I-INCOME: In which of the categories listed below would you put your total family income for last year? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $20,0004321.6
2) $20,000-39,9998542.7
3) $40,000-59,9994321.6
4) $60,000 and over2814.1
Missing3 
TOTAL199100.0
626) I-PARTYID: Do you have a political party preference? If so, which one? (for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) No preference3818.8
2) Republican3818.8
3) Democrat9145.0
4) Independent3517.3
TOTAL202100.0
627) I-RACE: Race (for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) Black209.9
2) White18290.1
TOTAL202100.0
628) I-REGION: Region of the U.S. (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast4120.3
2) Mid-Atlantic2914.4
3) Midwest2512.4
4) South3014.9
5) Inter-Mountain3818.8
6) Pacific3919.3
TOTAL202100.0
629) I-SEX: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male8642.6
2) Female11657.4
TOTAL202100.0