New Parish Ministers Survey of Lay and Religious, 1992

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Parish (PARISH)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3781725.3731254
2) For each relationship shown below, please indicate how close you feel on a scale from 1 (very close) to 5 (not at all close). - How close do you feel to God most of the time? (CLOSE1)
TOTAL%
1) Very close18348.7
2) 14939.6
3) 4110.9
4) 30.8
Missing2 
TOTAL376100.0
3) For each relationship shown below, please indicate how close you feel on a scale from 1 (very close) to 5 (not at all close). - How close did you feel to God five years ago? (CLOSE2)
TOTAL%
1) Very close13335.6
2) 13736.6
3) 7820.9
4) 195.1
5) Not at all close71.9
Missing4 
TOTAL374100.0
4) For each relationship shown below, please indicate how close you feel on a scale from 1 (very close) to 5 (not at all close). - How close do you feel today to the Catholic Church? (CLOSE3)
TOTAL%
1) Very close13335.7
2) 12834.3
3) 8522.8
4) 205.4
5) Not at all close71.9
Missing5 
TOTAL373100.0
5) For each relationship shown below, please indicate how close you feel on a scale from 1 (very close) to 5 (not at all close). - How close did you feel to the Catholic Church five years ago? (CLOSE4)
TOTAL%
1) Very close10327.7
2) 11932.0
3) 10528.2
4) 256.7
5) Not at all close205.4
Missing6 
TOTAL372100.0
6) For each relationship shown below, please indicate how close you feel on a scale from 1 (very close) to 5 (not at all close). - How close do you feel today to the parish where you worship? (CLOSE5)
TOTAL%
1) Very close19652.4
2) 11229.9
3) 359.4
4) 225.9
5) Not at all close92.4
Missing4 
TOTAL374100.0
7) For each relationship shown below, please indicate how close you feel on a scale from 1 (very close) to 5 (not at all close). - How close did you feel to the parish where you worshipped five years ago? (CLOSE6)
TOTAL%
1) Very close12934.9
2) 10929.5
3) 6718.1
4) 4010.8
5) Not at all close256.8
Missing8 
TOTAL370100.0
8) For each relationship shown below, please indicate how close you feel on a scale from 1 (very close) to 5 (not at all close). - How close do you feel to the parish where you work in a paid capacity today? (CLOSE7)
TOTAL%
1) Very close19452.0
2) 11230.0
3) 4512.1
4) 164.3
5) Not at all close61.6
Missing5 
TOTAL373100.0
9) For each relationship shown below, please indicate how close you feel on a scale from 1 (very close) to 5 (not at all close). - How close did you feel to the parish where you worked in a paid capacity five years ago? (CLOSE8)
TOTAL%
1) Very close8636.6
2) 7933.6
3) 3916.6
4) 187.7
5) Not at all close135.5
Missing143 
TOTAL235100.0
10) Were you formerly employed full time in a field other than parish ministry? (OCCUPATN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27974.2
2) No9725.8
Missing2 
TOTAL376100.0
11) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY WERE FORMERLY EMPLOYED FULL TIME IN A FIELD OTHER THAN PARISH MINISTRY: What was your most recent occupation outside parish ministry? (See summary documentation for category labels.) (OCCUPAT1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL27540.73834
12) Did you at some point in your life determine to pursue a lifetime ministry in the Church? (LIFEMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27273.1
2) No10026.9
Missing6 
TOTAL372100.0
13) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY DID AT SOME POINT IN THEIR LIVES DETERMINE TO PURSUE A LIFETIME MINISTRY IN THE CHURCH: Which of the following factors most influenced you? - First factor (LIFEMIN1)
TOTAL%
1) Response to God's call14054.1
2) Attracted to this life as a higher spiritual calling93.5
3) Attracted by the charisma/mission of the order72.7
5) Desire to live in the religious vows31.2
6) To pursue an active prayer life/spiritual life41.5
7) To be part of Church life in a more active way124.6
8) To be of service to the church93.5
9) To be of service to people186.9
10) Wanted my life's work to reflect what I believe in and care about3312.7
11) Wanted to work in a supportive environment20.8
12) Encouragement by family10.4
13) Encouragement by friends10.4
14) Encouragement by religious sisters or brothers41.5
15) Encouragement by priests41.5
16) Other124.6
Missing119 
TOTAL259100.0
14) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY DID AT SOME POINT IN THEIR LIVES DETERMINE TO PURSUE A LIFETIME MINISTRY IN THE CHURCH: Which of the following factors most influenced you? - Second factor (LIFEMIN2)
TOTAL%
1) Response to God's call2610.0
2) Attracted to this life as a higher spiritual calling207.7
3) Attracted by the charisma/mission of the order145.4
4) Desire to live in community51.9
5) Desire to live in the religious vows31.2
6) To pursue an active prayer life/spiritual life166.2
7) To be part of Church life in a more active way2810.8
8) To be of service to the church259.7
9) To be of service to people5521.2
10) Wanted my life's work to reflect what I believe in and care about3915.1
11) Wanted to work in a supportive environment20.8
12) Encouragement by family72.7
13) Encouragement by friends41.5
14) Encouragement by religious sisters or brothers62.3
15) Encouragement by priests20.8
16) Other72.7
Missing119 
TOTAL259100.0
15) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY DID AT SOME POINT IN THEIR LIVES DETERMINE TO PURSUE A LIFETIME MINISTRY IN THE CHURCH: Which of the following factors most influenced you? - Third factor (LIFEMIN3)
TOTAL%
1) Response to God's call228.8
2) Attracted to this life as a higher spiritual calling62.4
3) Attracted by the charisma/mission of the order156.0
4) Desire to live in community104.0
5) Desire to live in the religious vows31.2
6) To pursue an active prayer life/spiritual life114.4
7) To be part of Church life in a more active way2811.2
8) To be of service to the church228.8
9) To be of service to people4618.3
10) Wanted my life's work to reflect what I believe in and care about4216.7
11) Wanted to work in a supportive environment62.4
12) Encouragement by family72.8
13) Encouragement by friends72.8
14) Encouragement by religious sisters or brothers104.0
15) Encouragement by priests145.6
16) Other20.8
Missing127 
TOTAL251100.0
16) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY DID AT SOME POINT IN THEIR LIVES DETERMINE TO PURSUE A LIFETIME MINISTRY IN THE CHURCH AND OTHER FACTORS MOST INFLUENCED THEM: Which of the following factors most influenced you? - Other mention (LIFEMIN4)
TOTAL%
17) To introduce everyone to Jesus14.8
18) Wanted to help shape Church ministry14.8
19) Desire for give-it-all-up life14.8
20) Response to my baptism14.8
21) Training and family background14.8
22) Desire to witness the good news14.8
23) Spiritual director/discernment14.8
24) A promise made to Lord14.8
25) To share my gifts with others14.8
26) Seeing frustration of women14.8
27) Knew it was God's will for me14.8
28) Attracted by personal contact with sisters14.8
29) To make use of creative talent14.8
30) The example and witness of priests and religious14.8
31) Interest in Catholic liturgy14.8
32) Use of talents God gave me14.8
33) Glory of God and salvation of souls14.8
34) Older sister and aunt were nuns14.8
35) Gratitude to God for all I am14.8
36) Interested in theological questions14.8
37) A place to use my musical skill14.8
Missing357 
TOTAL21100.0
17) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY DID AT SOME POINT IN THEIR LIVES DETERMINE TO PURSUE A LIFETIME MINISTRY IN THE CHURCH: What led you to enter parish ministry? - First factor (LIFEENT1)
TOTAL%
1) Lost my previous ministry position72.8
2) Attracted by the variety in parish life4216.6
3) Like ministry in a local community2610.3
4) Invited by the pastor4618.2
5) Invited by a parish leader other than the pastor166.3
6) Wanted to work with particular ethnic/income group52.0
7) Best fit my area of competence and interests6224.5
8) Wanted a change of ministry2811.1
9) Other218.3
Missing125 
TOTAL253100.0
18) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY DID AT SOME POINT IN THEIR LIVES DETERMINE TO PURSUE A LIFETIME MINISTRY IN THE CHURCH: What led you to enter parish ministry? Second factor (LIFEENT2)
TOTAL%
1) Lost my previous ministry position41.7
2) Attracted by the variety in parish life4218.3
3) Like ministry in a local community4117.8
4) Invited by the pastor2912.6
5) Invited by a parish leader other than the pastor208.7
6) Wanted to work with particular ethnic/income group20.9
7) Best fit my area of competence and interests6829.6
8) Wanted a change of ministry156.5
9) Other93.9
Missing148 
TOTAL230100.0
19) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY DID AT SOME POINT IN THEIR LIVES DETERMINE TO PURSUE A LIFETIME MINISTRY IN THE CHURCH: What led you to enter parish ministry? - Third factor (LIFEENT3)
TOTAL%
1) Lost my previous ministry position10.5
2) Attracted by the variety in parish life4320.4
3) Like ministry in a local community4119.4
4) Invited by the pastor199.0
5) Invited by a parish leader other than the pastor115.2
6) Wanted to work with particular ethnic/income group104.7
7) Best fit my area of competence and interests5526.1
8) Wanted a change of ministry188.5
9) Other136.2
Missing167 
TOTAL211100.0
20) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY DID AT SOME POINT IN THEIR LIVES DETERMINE TO PURSUE A LIFETIME MINISTRY IN THE CHURCH AND OTHER FACTORS LED THEM TO ENTER THE PARISH MINISTRY: What led you to enter parish ministry? - Other mention (LIFEENT4)
TOTAL%
10) Need income and benefits12.0
11) I just knew that I had to be inside.12.0
12) Needs of my religious community12.0
13) Enjoy work and almost can live on the salary12.0
14) Always involved in parish ministry12.0
15) New challenge/time to move on12.0
16) Desire to live faith openly12.0
17) Need to support children12.0
18) Needed a job24.1
19) Discernment24.1
20) Opportunity for employment related to my training12.0
21) Wanted to work with specific groups12.0
22) Time to move on12.0
24) Felt I had something to offer12.0
25) Seminary12.0
26) Felt called by God48.2
27) Contribute to the viability of the ministry12.0
28) Saw a need for ministry to the sick and elderly12.0
29) What was open to the laity12.0
30) Out of college looking for work12.0
31) Poverty of spiritual opportunity for adults12.0
32) Allowed me to be a wife/mother and to work12.0
33) Wanted to work for the Church12.0
34) Couldn't find a teaching job12.0
35) Asked by a superior12.0
36) Wanted to change from a secular position12.0
37) Work and people12.0
38) Desire to teach faith to children12.0
39) Began teaching religion at 1512.0
40) Pastor retired and wasn't replaced12.0
41) College/young adults12.0
42) Needed more in life12.0
43) Religious director resigned12.0
44) Assignment12.0
45) Need to help others in their faith12.0
46) New job/ministry position12.0
47) Community needed to fill position12.0
48) Strengthen teens religion12.0
49) Ordained deacon12.0
50) Experienced a sense of community12.0
51) Wanted to work with teens12.0
52) Desire to let poor know God's love12.0
53) Through Jesuit volunteer corporation12.0
54) Only thing when I needed12.0
Missing329 
TOTAL49100.0
21) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY DID NOT AT SOME POINT IN THEIR LIVES DETERMINE TO PURSUE A LIFETIME MINISTRY IN THE CHURCH: Identify which of the following factors most influenced your taking a position in parish ministry. - First factor (LIFENOT1)
TOTAL%
1) Response to God's call2828.9
2) Invited by the pastor2121.6
3) Invited by a parish leader other than the pastor2020.6
4) Encouragement by family11.0
5) Encouragement by friends44.1
6) To be of service to the Church (in general)22.1
7) To be of service to the parish (in particular)44.1
8) To be of service to people66.2
10) Wanted to work in a supportive environment11.0
11) The job fit my circumstances44.1
12) Wanted to be part of the church in a more active way22.1
13) Other44.1
Missing281 
TOTAL97100.0
22) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY DID NOT AT SOME POINT IN THEIR LIVES DETERMINE TO PURSUE A LIFETIME MINISTRY IN THE CHURCH: Identify which of the following factors most influenced your taking a position in parish ministry. - Second factor (LIFENOT2)
TOTAL%
1) Response to God's call1111.6
2) Invited by the pastor99.5
3) Invited by a parish leader other than the pastor99.5
4) Encouragement by family33.2
5) Encouragement by friends22.1
6) To be of service to the Church (in general)88.4
7) To be of service to the parish (in particular)1616.8
8) To be of service to people1111.6
9) To enhance my spiritual life44.2
10) Wanted to work in a supportive environment22.1
11) The job fit my circumstances1313.7
12) Wanted to be part of the church in a more active way55.3
13) Other22.1
Missing283 
TOTAL95100.0
23) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY DID NOT AT SOME POINT IN THEIR LIVES DETERMINE TO PURSUE A LIFETIME MINISTRY IN THE CHURCH: Identify which of the following factors most influenced your taking a position in parish ministry. - Third factor (LIFENOT3)
TOTAL%
1) Response to God's call88.4
2) Invited by the pastor44.2
3) Invited by a parish leader other than the pastor55.3
4) Encouragement by family88.4
5) Encouragement by friends77.4
6) To be of service to the Church (in general)33.2
7) To be of service to the parish (in particular)77.4
8) To be of service to people1717.9
9) To enhance my spiritual life77.4
10) Wanted to work in a supportive environment33.2
11) The job fit my circumstances1212.6
12) Wanted to be part of the church in a more active way1313.7
13) Other11.1
Missing283 
TOTAL95100.0
24) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY DID NOT AT SOME POINT IN THEIR LIVES DETERMINE TO PURSUE A LIFETIME MINISTRY IN THE CHURCH: Identify which of the following factors most influenced your taking a position in parish ministry. - Other mention (LIFENOT4)
TOTAL%
14) Mother superior114.3
15) Job fit my talents at the time114.3
16) I volunteered for five years/thought it was fun114.3
17) Vested interest in my own child114.3
18) The need was evident.114.3
19) Help youth114.3
20) Help my husband and share his ministry114.3
Missing371 
TOTAL7100.0
25) The following are some movements/organizations. Please indicate those you were involved in prior to becoming a paid parish minister. - Marriage Encounter (MVMNT1)
TOTAL%
0) No31483.7
1) Yes6116.3
Missing3 
TOTAL375100.0
26) The following are some movements/organizations. Please indicate those you were involved in prior to becoming a paid parish minister. - Charismatic Renewal (MVMNT2)
TOTAL%
0) No28676.3
1) Yes8923.7
Missing3 
TOTAL375100.0
27) The following are some movements/organizations. Please indicate those you were involved in prior to becoming a paid parish minister. - Cursillo/Christ Renews His Parish (MVMNT3)
TOTAL%
0) No30781.9
1) Yes6818.1
Missing3 
TOTAL375100.0
28) The following are some movements/organizations. Please indicate those you were involved in prior to becoming a paid parish minister. - Christian Family Movement (MVMNT4)
TOTAL%
0) No36096.0
1) Yes154.0
Missing3 
TOTAL375100.0
29) The following are some movements/organizations. Please indicate those you were involved in prior to becoming a paid parish minister. - Youth renewal movements: Search, TEC, etc. (MVMNT5)
TOTAL%
0) No29779.2
1) Yes7820.8
Missing3 
TOTAL375100.0
30) The following are some movements/organizations. Please indicate those you were involved in prior to becoming a paid parish minister. - RENEW (MVMNT6)
TOTAL%
0) No29378.6
1) Yes8021.4
Missing5 
TOTAL373100.0
31) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THAT THEY WERE INVOLVED IN MOVEMENTS/ORGANIZATIONS PRIOR TO BECOMING A PAID PARISH MINISTER: In what other movement/organizations were you involved? (MVMNT7)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL7928.63319
32) Which statement best describes your own personal prayer life, aside from the prayers you lead as part of your ministry? (PRAYLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) I follow a regular routine of prayer.18752.4
2) I follow no regular routine; it changes day to day.15242.6
3) I pray mainly (and seldom apart from) the prayer activities of my ministry.185.0
Missing21 
TOTAL357100.0
33) How often do you participate in Mass or a communion service? (MASS)
TOTAL%
1) Daily8423.7
2) Several times a week14340.3
3) Weekly11933.5
4) Several times a month61.7
5) Monthly10.3
6) Several times a year10.3
7) Fewer than several times a year10.3
Missing23 
TOTAL355100.0
34) How often do you go on retreats? (RETREATS)
TOTAL%
1) Annually20556.9
2) Occasionally12434.4
3) Never318.6
Missing18 
TOTAL360100.0
35) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Perhaps you read some of these as well. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - America (READ1)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly349.0
2) Often4010.6
3) Seldom10227.1
4) Never20053.2
Missing2 
TOTAL376100.0
36) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Perhaps you read some of these as well. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - The Cara Report (READ2)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly20.5
2) Often82.1
3) Seldom123.2
4) Never35594.2
Missing1 
TOTAL377100.0
37) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Perhaps you read some of these as well. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - The Catechist (READ3)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly10427.7
2) Often4612.3
3) Seldom6918.4
4) Never15641.6
Missing3 
TOTAL375100.0
38) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Perhaps you read some of these as well. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Catechumenate (READ4)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly4211.2
2) Often215.6
3) Seldom6116.2
4) Never25267.0
Missing2 
TOTAL376100.0
39) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Perhaps you read some of these as well. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Chicago Studies (READ5)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly112.9
2) Often143.7
3) Seldom328.5
4) Never32084.9
Missing1 
TOTAL377100.0
40) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Perhaps you read some of these as well. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Church (READ6)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly318.2
2) Often256.6
3) Seldom5614.9
4) Never26570.3
Missing1 
TOTAL377100.0
41) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Perhaps you read some of these as well. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Church Personnel Issues (READ7)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly20.5
2) Often61.6
3) Seldom102.7
4) Never35895.2
Missing2 
TOTAL376100.0
42) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Perhaps you read some of these as well. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Commonweal (READ8)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly51.3
2) Often205.3
3) Seldom7219.1
4) Never28074.3
Missing1 
TOTAL377100.0
43) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Perhaps you read some of these as well. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Crux of the News (READ9)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly143.7
2) Often102.7
3) Seldom164.2
4) Never33789.4
Missing1 
TOTAL377100.0
44) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Perhaps you read some of these as well. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Emmanuel (READ10)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly41.1
2) Often102.7
3) Seldom236.1
4) Never34090.2
Missing1 
TOTAL377100.0
45) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Perhaps you read some of these as well. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Homiletic and Pastoral Review (READ11)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly30.8
2) Often112.9
3) Seldom349.0
4) Never32887.2
Missing2 
TOTAL376100.0
46) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Perhaps you read some of these as well. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Liguorian (READ12)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly246.4
2) Often3910.4
3) Seldom9525.4
4) Never21657.8
Missing4 
TOTAL374100.0
47) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Perhaps you read some of these as well. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Living Light (READ13)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly20.5
2) Often112.9
3) Seldom308.0
4) Never33388.6
Missing2 
TOTAL376100.0
48) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Perhaps you read some of these as well. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - National Catholic Register (READ14)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly41.1
2) Often164.3
3) Seldom4010.6
4) Never31684.0
Missing2 
TOTAL376100.0
49) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Perhaps you read some of these as well. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - National Catholic Reporter (READ15)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly9425.1
2) Often5815.5
3) Seldom6316.8
4) Never16042.7
Missing3 
TOTAL375100.0
50) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Perhaps you read some of these as well. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - New Theology Review (READ16)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly51.3
2) Often154.0
3) Seldom379.8
4) Never32084.9
Missing1 
TOTAL377100.0
51) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Perhaps you read some of these as well. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Origins (READ17)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly236.1
2) Often4712.5
3) Seldom8422.3
4) Never22359.2
Missing1 
TOTAL377100.0
52) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Perhaps you read some of these as well. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Our Sunday Visitor (READ18)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly205.3
2) Often328.5
3) Seldom8021.3
4) Never24364.8
Missing3 
TOTAL375100.0
53) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Perhaps you read some of these as well. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Mensaje (READ19)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly10.3
2) Often10.3
3) Seldom61.6
4) Never36897.9
Missing2 
TOTAL376100.0
54) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Perhaps you read some of these as well. Please indicate how frequently you read these. - Pastoral Music (READ20)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly3810.1
2) Often164.2
3) Seldom236.1
4) Never30079.6
Missing1 
TOTAL377100.0
55) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Perhaps you read some of these as well. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Praying (READ21)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly359.3
2) Often297.7
3) Seldom5314.1
4) Never26069.0
Missing1 
TOTAL377100.0
56) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Perhaps you read some of these as well. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - The Priest (READ22)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly10.3
2) Often51.3
3) Seldom112.9
4) Never35795.5
Missing4 
TOTAL374100.0
57) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Perhaps you read some of these as well. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Review of Religious Research (READ23)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly164.2
2) Often215.6
3) Seldom379.8
4) Never30380.4
Missing1 
TOTAL377100.0
58) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Perhaps you read some of these as well. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Revista/Maryknoll (READ24)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly154.0
2) Often256.6
3) Seldom5715.1
4) Never28074.3
Missing1 
TOTAL377100.0
59) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Perhaps you read some of these as well. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Salt (READ25)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly92.4
2) Often184.8
3) Seldom5614.9
4) Never29478.0
Missing1 
TOTAL377100.0
60) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Perhaps you read some of these as well. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Sojourners (READ26)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly112.9
2) Often236.1
3) Seldom6617.6
4) Never27673.4
Missing2 
TOTAL376100.0
61) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Perhaps you read some of these as well. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - St. Anthony's Messenger (READ27)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly225.9
2) Often7118.9
3) Seldom9826.1
4) Never18549.2
Missing2 
TOTAL376100.0
62) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Perhaps you read some of these as well. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Theological Studies (READ28)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly61.6
2) Often215.6
3) Seldom4211.1
4) Never30881.7
Missing1 
TOTAL377100.0
63) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Perhaps you read some of these as well. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Today's Parish (READ29)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly4010.6
2) Often5213.8
3) Seldom7620.2
4) Never20955.4
Missing1 
TOTAL377100.0
64) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Perhaps you read some of these as well. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Twin Circle (READ30)
TOTAL%
2) Often41.1
3) Seldom71.9
4) Never36697.1
Missing1 
TOTAL377100.0
65) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Perhaps you read some of these as well. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - U.S. Catholic (READ31)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly4812.7
2) Often5213.8
3) Seldom7820.7
4) Never19952.8
Missing1 
TOTAL377100.0
66) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Perhaps you read some of these as well. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - The Wanderer (READ32)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly30.8
2) Often61.6
3) Seldom123.2
4) Never35594.4
Missing2 
TOTAL376100.0
67) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Perhaps you read some of these as well. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Worship (READ33)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly143.7
2) Often205.3
3) Seldom5414.4
4) Never28876.6
Missing2 
TOTAL376100.0
68) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Perhaps you read some of these as well. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Your diocesan newspaper (READ34)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly25166.9
2) Often5213.9
3) Seldom349.1
4) Never3810.1
Missing3 
TOTAL375100.0
69) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO REPORTED READING ADDITIONAL PERIODICALS: What other periodicals do you read? - First mention (see summary documentation for category labels) (READ35)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL169178.959149
70) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO REPORTED READING ADDITIONAL PERIODICALS: What other periodicals do you read? - Second mention (see summary documentation for category labels) (READ36)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL97223.536164
71) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO REPORTED READING ADDITIONAL PERIODICALS: What other periodicals do you read? - Third mention (see summary documentation for category labels) (READ37)
TOTAL%
10) 36.5
20) 48.7
32) 12.2
34) 12.2
67) 12.2
72) 12.2
121) 12.2
134) 12.2
167) 12.2
189) 12.2
332) 12.2
346) 12.2
347) 24.3
360) 24.3
365) 12.2
377) 12.2
389) 12.2
395) 12.2
404) 12.2
415) 12.2
416) 12.2
417) 12.2
418) 12.2
419) 12.2
420) 12.2
421) 12.2
422) 12.2
423) 12.2
424) 12.2
425) 12.2
426) 12.2
427) 12.2
428) 12.2
429) 12.2
430) 12.2
431) 12.2
432) 12.2
433) 12.2
434) 12.2
Missing332 
TOTAL46100.0
72) Please indicate the number on the continuum which best describes the religious behavior of your family when you were growing up. (FAMBEHAV)
TOTAL%
1) Very religious10628.3
2) 13937.1
3) 8923.7
4) 297.7
5) Not at all religious123.2
Missing3 
TOTAL375100.0
73) Is this your first paid ministry related position? (PAIDMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14037.6
2) No23262.4
Missing6 
TOTAL372100.0
74) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THIS IS NOT THEIR FIRST PAID MINISTRY-RELATED POSITION: Prior to your current position, in which area of ministry were you most recently employed? (PAIDMIN1)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic school administrator, principal or teacher at school affiliated with current parish209.5
2) Catholic school administrator, principal or teacher at school not affiliated with current parish3717.6
3) Parish administration at current parish10.5
4) Parish administration at another parish83.8
5) Parish minister at current parish52.4
6) Parish minister at another parish8641.0
7) Minister in some other church-related institution5325.2
Missing168 
TOTAL210100.0
75) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY WERE MINISTERS IN SOME OTHER CHURCH-RELATED INSTITUTION PRIOR TO THEIR CURRENT MINISTRY POSITION: Prior to your current position, specify in which area in some other church-related institution were you most recently employed? (PAIDMIN2)
TOTAL%
8) Director of my own ministry23.6
9) Tepeyac Institute11.8
10) Catholic high school/Director of Catechesis11.8
11) Religious formation novitiate11.8
12) College dean of students11.8
13) Religious education coordinator712.5
14) Home for the elderly in Mexico11.8
15) Chaplain in Newman community11.8
17) Youth ministry47.1
18) Religious education11.8
19) Music814.3
21) My religious congregation11.8
22) Diocesan work47.1
23) School teacher47.1
25) Campus ministry35.4
28) Retreat work23.6
30) Leadership team in religious community11.8
31) Couples ministry11.8
32) Women's ordination conference11.8
34) Preaching team in evangelical center11.8
36) Social services23.6
38) Hospital chaplain11.8
39) Marriage tribunal23.6
40) Professor of pastoral theology11.8
45) Catholic television production11.8
47) Social ministry11.8
48) Ministry in religious community11.8
49) Foreign missionary11.8
Missing322 
TOTAL56100.0
76) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THIS IS NOT THEIR FIRST PAID MINISTRY-RELATED POSITION. RELATED TO THE AREA OF MINISTRY WERE THEY WERE MOST RECENTLY EMPLOYED PRIOR TO THEIR CURRENT POSITION: What is the main reason you left that position? (See summary documentation for category labels.) (PAIDMIN3)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL20838.92835
77) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THIS IS NOT THEIR FIRST PAID MINISTRY-RELATED POSITION: Please indicate if you were ever employed in these areas of ministry. - Catholic school administrator, principal, or teacher (PAIDAR1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13760.6
2) No8939.4
Missing152 
TOTAL226100.0
78) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THIS IS NOT THEIR FIRST PAID MINISTRY-RELATED POSITION AND THAT THEY WERE PREVIOUSLY EMPLOYED AS A CATHOLIC SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR, PRINCIPAL, OR TEACHER: Please indicate the total number of years you served in as a Catholic school administrator, principal, or teacher. (PAIDAR1A)
TOTAL%
1) 85.9
2) 64.4
3) 64.4
4) 107.4
5) 53.7
6) 75.2
7) 43.0
8) 32.2
9) 43.0
10) 85.9
11) 32.2
12) 64.4
13) 43.0
14) 53.7
15) 64.4
16) 10.7
17) 43.0
18) 43.0
20) 10.7
22) 32.2
23) 32.2
24) 21.5
25) 10.7
26) 43.0
27) 21.5
28) 21.5
29) 21.5
30) 53.7
31) 32.2
32) 21.5
33) 32.2
35) 43.0
40) 10.7
41) 10.7
43) 10.7
45) 10.7
Missing243 
TOTAL135100.0
79) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THIS IS NOT THEIR FIRST PAID MINISTRY-RELATED POSITION: Please indicate if you were ever employed in these areas of ministry. - Parish administration (e.g., secretary, administrative assistant, business manager, bookkeepers, etc.) (PAIDAR2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes146.2
2) No21193.8
Missing153 
TOTAL225100.0
80) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THIS IS NOT THEIR FIRST PAID MINISTRY-RELATEDPOSITION AND THAT THEY WERE PREVIOUSLY EMPLOYED IN PARISH ADMINISTRATION: Please indicate the total number of years you served in parish administration (e.g., secretary, administrative assistant, business manager, bookkeepers, etc.). (PAIDAR2A)
TOTAL%
1) 428.6
2) 214.3
3) 428.6
5) 17.1
6) 17.1
13) 17.1
34) 17.1
Missing364 
TOTAL14100.0
81) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THIS IS NOT THEIR FIRST PAID MINISTRY-RELATED POSITION: Please indicate if you were ever employed in these areas of ministry. - Parish minister in another parish or in a different position in the parish which currently employs you (excluding present position). (PAIDAR3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12656.0
2) No9944.0
Missing153 
TOTAL225100.0
82) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THIS IS NOT THEIR FIRST PAID MINISTRY-RELATED POSITION AND THAT THEY WERE PREVIOUSLY EMPLOYED AS A PARISH MINISTER IN ANOTHER PARISH OR IN A DIFFERENT POSISION IN THE CURRENT PARISH: Please indicate the total number of years you served as a parish minister in another parish or in a different position in the parish which currently employs you (excluding present position). (PAIDAR3A)
TOTAL%
1) 86.7
2) 75.9
3) 1512.6
4) 108.4
5) 97.6
6) 1310.9
7) 97.6
8) 54.2
9) 65.0
10) 54.2
11) 21.7
12) 43.4
13) 75.9
15) 75.9
16) 21.7
18) 10.8
19) 10.8
20) 32.5
22) 10.8
23) 10.8
25) 10.8
28) 10.8
40) 10.8
Missing259 
TOTAL119100.0
83) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THIS IS NOT THEIR FIRST PAID MINISTRY-RELATED POSITION: Please indicate if you were ever employed in these areas of ministry. - Other church ministry not mentioned above (PAIDAR4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8236.3
2) No14463.7
Missing152 
TOTAL226100.0
84) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THIS IS NOT THEIR FIRST PAID MINISTRY-RELATED POSITION AND THAT THEY WERE PREVIOUSLY EMPLOYED IN SOME OTHER CHURCH MINISTRY NOT MENTIONED: Please indicate the total number of years you served in another church ministry not mentioned above. (PAIDAR4A)
TOTAL%
1) 46.0
2) 1116.4
3) 34.5
4) 34.5
5) 1014.9
6) 69.0
7) 34.5
8) 34.5
9) 11.5
10) 46.0
11) 34.5
12) 11.5
13) 11.5
14) 11.5
15) 23.0
16) 11.5
18) 11.5
22) 11.5
25) 57.5
26) 23.0
30) 11.5
Missing311 
TOTAL67100.0
85) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THIS IS NOT THEIR FIRST PAID MINISTRY-RELATED POSITION AND THAT THEY WERE EMPLOYED IN ANOTHER CHURCH MINISTRY NOT MENTIONED: Please specify the other church ministry area. (PAIDAR4B)
TOTAL%
6) Free-lance11.2
7) Religious education1619.8
8) Pastoral ministry11.2
9) Lay extension volunteer11.2
10) Child care11.2
11) Religious formation11.2
13) University campus ministry78.6
14) Mission in Mexico11.2
16) Social ministry11.2
17) Youth ministry67.4
19) Administration of religious community11.2
20) Executive director of association of churches11.2
22) Music1012.3
23) Hospital chaplain22.5
24) Vocation promotion11.2
25) Worked at two parishes concurrently22.5
26) Diocesan worship office67.4
27) Youth center director11.2
28) Pastor11.2
29) Parish visitor11.2
30) Retreat minister11.2
32) Paid Catechist11.2
33) Couples ministry11.2
34) Religious community service11.2
38) Migrant ministry11.2
39) Preaching in parishes11.2
40) General council11.2
43) Pastoral coordinator11.2
45) Marriage tribunal11.2
46) Seminary theological education11.2
47) Youth office11.2
49) Retreat work11.2
51) Covenant house/faith community11.2
52) Diocesan renewal center11.2
53) Pastoral associate11.2
54) School social work11.2
55) Diocesan11.2
56) Foreign ministry11.2
57) Chancery11.2
Missing297 
TOTAL81100.0
86) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THIS IS NOT THEIR FIRST PAID MINISTRY-RELATED POSITION: Were you volunteering at the parish where you first became a paid parish minister? (PAIDFIR1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7231.6
2) No15668.4
Missing150 
TOTAL228100.0
87) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THIS IS NOT THEIR FIRST PAID MINISTRY-RELATED POSITION: Had you been a parishioner in the parish where you first became a paid parish minister? (PAIDFIR2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8235.3
2) No15064.7
Missing146 
TOTAL232100.0
88) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THIS IS NOT THEIR FIRST PAID MINISTRY-RELATED POSITION: Had you previously worked with the pastor who hired you in this parish? (PAIDPAS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7130.7
2) No16069.3
Missing147 
TOTAL231100.0
89) Do you usually worship at the parish where you work? (WORSHIP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33389.8
2) No3810.2
Missing7 
TOTAL371100.0
90) How did you first learn about your present ministry position? (LEARN)
TOTAL%
1) National newspaper/magazine advertisement102.9
2) Diocesan newspaper/magazine advertisement92.6
3) Diocesan ministry placement network226.5
4) National ministry placement network10.3
5) Diocesan personnel office185.3
6) Parish advertisement51.5
7) Word of mouth6418.8
8) Religious order network133.8
9) Contacted and asked to apply by pastor9828.8
10) Contacted and asked to apply by other parish staff member6418.8
11) Other3610.6
Missing38 
TOTAL340100.0
91) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO LEARNED ABOUT THEIR PRESENT MINISTRY POSITION IN OTHER WAYS: How did you first learn about your present ministry position? (LEARN1)
TOTAL%
12) Contacted and asked to apply513.5
14) Diocesans pastoral ministry newsletter12.7
15) Asked if they could use services12.7
16) By the pastor12.7
17) Asked to apply by parish council member12.7
18) Head of program suggest to apply12.7
19) I was a volunteer.12.7
20) Ad at NPM convention12.7
21) Started playing for funeral liturgies12.7
22) Need for coordinator for senior services12.7
23) Contacted to apply by predecessor12.7
24) National Catholic Reporter12.7
25) Referred by mutual contact12.7
26) Parish Sun Bulletin12.7
27) Local newspaper12.7
28) Called up and asked12.7
29) Work became full time and pastor started salary12.7
30) Became a volunteer in my program ministry12.7
31) Saw need and discussed with pastor12.7
32) Call Chancery and asked12.7
33) Contacted by regional director12.7
34) Pastor wasn't replaced.12.7
35) Already worked as a catechist12.7
36) Worked with former religious education director12.7
37) I contacted the pastor.12.7
38) Sent resumes to pastors in the area12.7
39) Contacted by diocese director12.7
40) Contacted by pastoral council member12.7
41) Pastor announced opening at liturgy12.7
42) Jesuit volunteer corp12.7
43) Invited by bishop12.7
44) Catholic charities12.7
45) Religious order network, asked to apply by pastor12.7
Missing341 
TOTAL37100.0
92) What professional certification or academic credentials were required for your present position? (CERTIF)
TOTAL%
1) Bachelor's degree or equivalent6718.1
2) Master's degree or equivalent7520.2
3) Diocesan certification or special training4411.9
4) None5314.3
5) Other215.7
6) Bachelor's degree or equivalent and Master's degree or equivalent92.4
7) Bachelor's degree or equivalent and Diocesan certification or special training328.6
8) Bachelor's degree or equivalent and other51.3
9) Master's degree or equivalent and Diocesan certification or special training215.7
10) Master's degree or equivalent and Other30.8
11) Diocesan certification or special training and none10.3
12) Diocesan certification or special training and other102.7
13) None and other51.3
14) Bachelor's degree or equivalent and Master's degree or equivalent and Diocesan certification or special training102.7
15) Bachelor's degree or equivalent and Master's degree or equivalent and other41.1
16) Bachelor's degree or equivalent, Diocesan certification or special training, and other41.1
17) Bachelor's degree or equivalent, none, and other10.3
18) Master's degree or equivalent, Diocesan certification or special training, and none41.1
19) Bachelor's degree or equivalent and Master's degree or equivalent, Diocesan certification or special training, and other20.5
Missing7 
TOTAL371100.0
93) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE PRESENT POSITION REQUIRES ANOTHER FORM OF PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION OR ACADEMIC CREDENTIAL: What professional certification or academic credentials were required for your present position? (CERTIF1)
TOTAL%
6) M.A.814.5
7) None ordained with above credentials11.8
8) Experience1629.1
9) Guts and creativity11.8
10) Knowledge of Spanish11.8
11) Master's in religious education11.8
13) Certification and preparation in Mexico11.8
15) Certification from a Catholic college11.8
16) References11.8
17) Special training in pastoral ministry11.8
19) Ordination23.6
20) Certified as a gerontologist11.8
21) Food provider training11.8
22) Music training35.5
23) Interviewed and liked by parish staff11.8
24) Life experiences11.8
25) Courses and workshops23.6
26) Ministry institute11.8
28) Level I and II11.8
29) Asked to fill in11.8
30) Diaconate training11.8
32) Hold a doctorate of ministry11.8
33) Continuing education11.8
34) B.A. or equivalent or certification11.8
35) School teacher certification/chaplain11.8
36) Council interested11.8
37) Skills related to management and administration11.8
38) Pastoral formation institute11.8
39) Strong faith life11.8
Missing323 
TOTAL55100.0
94) Do you have a written job description? (JOBDES)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, and I helped write it.17347.0
2) Yes, and it was given to me.13837.5
3) No5715.5
Missing10 
TOTAL368100.0
95) Do you have a written job contract? (JOBCON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, drawn up by diocese5615.6
2) Yes, drawn up by parish13136.6
3) Yes, drawn up by my religious order164.5
4) Yes, other185.0
5) No13738.3
Missing20 
TOTAL358100.0
96) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ANOTHER FORM OF A WRITTEN JOB CONTRACT: Please explain (JOBCON1)
TOTAL%
6) Drawn up by religious order and parish15.6
7) Drawn up by another religious order15.6
8) Church changed policy to no contract15.6
9) Drawn up by parish diocese15.6
10) Former RCIA coordinator and parish staff15.6
11) I wrote it.211.1
12) Letter of hire15.6
13) Pastor/staff316.7
14) Verbal15.6
15) A one-sided contractual "statement"15.6
16) Drawn up by me and parish15.6
17) By diocese; I helped write it.15.6
18) Drawn up by my partner and me15.6
19) Previous-do not have current contract15.6
20) Catholic charities15.6
Missing360 
TOTAL18100.0
97) Do you receive a formal performance evaluation at least once a year? (PERFEVAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17848.6
2) No18851.4
Missing12 
TOTAL366100.0
98) Do you regularly meet with your supervisor to review your job performance? (MEETSUP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17848.1
2) No19251.9
Missing8 
TOTAL370100.0
99) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO REGULARLY MEET WITH THEIR SUPERVISORS TO REVIEW THEIR JOB PERFORMANCES: How often do you meet with your supervisor to review your job performance? (MEETSUP1)
TOTAL%
1) Annually7341.5
2) Semi-annually2614.8
3) Quarterly3218.2
4) Monthly4525.6
Missing202 
TOTAL176100.0
100) Does the parish provide housing for you? (HOUSING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5314.2
2) No32085.8
Missing5 
TOTAL373100.0
101) Does the parish provide a car and/or mileage reimbursement for the use of your own car? (CAR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14037.8
2) No23062.2
Missing8 
TOTAL370100.0
102) How often do evening and weekend ministry obligations create a conflict with your other obligations? (EVECON)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly7319.9
2) Often10829.4
3) Seldom16444.7
4) Never226.0
Missing11 
TOTAL367100.0
103) Are you given sufficient authority to carry out your ministry? (AUTHRTY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34292.2
2) No297.8
Missing7 
TOTAL371100.0
104) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THEY ARE NOT GIVEN SUFFICIENT AUTHORITY TO CARRY OUT THEIR MINISTRY: Indicate the main reason why you are not given sufficient authority to carry out your responsibilities. (AUTHRTY1)
TOTAL%
2) Lack of understanding by others of my role1139.3
3) Restrictions in church law13.6
4) Restrictions by the pastor1242.9
5) Other414.3
Missing350 
TOTAL28100.0
105) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THERE ARE OTHER REASONS WHY THEY ARE NOT GIVEN SUFFICIENT AUTHORITY TO CARRY OUT THEIR MINISTRY: Please explain (AUTHRTY2)
TOTAL%
6) Pastoral ministry is viewed as wrong program120.0
7) Restrictions by long time employment120.0
8) Restrictions on preaching120.0
9) Direct supervisor very controlling120.0
10) Expectations of parishioners120.0
Missing373 
TOTAL5100.0
106) Is there a special budget for your ministry other than your salary and benefits? (BUDGET)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29479.9
2) No7420.1
Missing10 
TOTAL368100.0
107) Do you feel free to discuss difficulties and differences of opinion with the pastor? (DISDIFF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32388.5
2) No4211.5
Missing13 
TOTAL365100.0
108) Is there a grievance procedure in your parish or diocese? (GRIEVNC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17647.6
2) No5514.9
3) Unsure13937.6
Missing8 
TOTAL370100.0
109) Members of parish staffs report interacting in various ways. Here is a list of some staff activities. For each of the following, describe how important the activity is to you on a scale of 1 (very important) to 5 (not at all important). - Staff meetings (ACTIMPR1)
TOTAL%
1) Very important19754.0
2) 9425.8
3) 5214.2
4) 123.3
5) Not at all important102.7
Missing13 
TOTAL365100.0
110) Members of parish staffs report interacting in various ways. Here is a list of some staff activities. For each of the following, describe how important the activity is to you on a scale of 1 (very important) to 5 (not at all important). - Staff prayer (over and above meetings) (ACTIMPR2)
TOTAL%
1) Very important16245.5
2) 8824.7
3) 7621.3
4) 185.1
5) Not at all important123.4
Missing22 
TOTAL356100.0
111) Members of parish staffs report interacting in various ways. Here is a list of some staff activities. For each of the following, describe how important the activity is to you on a scale of 1 (very important) to 5 (not at all important). - Socializing with staff (outside of work) (ACTIMPR3)
TOTAL%
1) Very important6117.1
2) 7521.1
3) 12033.7
4) 6718.8
5) Not at all important339.3
Missing22 
TOTAL356100.0
112) Members of parish staffs report interacting in various ways. Here is a list of some staff activities. For each of the following, describe how important the activity is to you on a scale of 1 (very important) to 5 (not at all important). - Staff work retreats (overnights or special full days) (ACTIMPR4)
TOTAL%
1) Very important9426.7
2) 10931.0
3) 7521.3
4) 3610.2
5) Not at all important3810.8
Missing26 
TOTAL352100.0
113) Members of parish staffs report interacting in various ways. Here is a list of some staff activities. For each of the following, describe how important the activity is to you on a scale of 1 (very important) to 5 (not at all important). - Staff spiritual days of recollection or retreats (ACTIMPR5)
TOTAL%
1) Very important10429.3
2) 10830.4
3) 7521.1
4) 3810.7
5) Not at all important308.5
Missing23 
TOTAL355100.0
114) Members of parish staffs report interacting in various ways. Here is a list of some staff activities. For each of the following, describe how important the activity is to you on a scale of 1 (very important) to 5 (not at all important). - Staff faith-sharing (ACTIMPR6)
TOTAL%
1) Very important15342.6
2) 9426.2
3) 6718.7
4) 277.5
5) Not at all important185.0
Missing19 
TOTAL359100.0
115) Members of parish staffs report interacting in various ways. Here is a list of some staff activities. For each of the following, describe the frequency with which the activity actually takes place. - Staff meetings (ACTACT1)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly25872.9
2) Occasionally5816.4
3) Never3810.7
Missing24 
TOTAL354100.0
116) Members of parish staffs report interacting in various ways. Here is a list of some staff activities. For each of the following, describe the frequency with which the activity actually takes place. - Staff prayer (over and above meetings) (ACTACT2)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly9728.0
2) Occasionally11232.3
3) Never13839.8
Missing31 
TOTAL347100.0
117) Members of parish staffs report interacting in various ways. Here is a list of some staff activities. For each of the following, describe the frequency with which the activity actually takes place. - Socializing with staff (outside of work) (ACTACT3)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly5616.2
2) Occasionally23768.5
3) Never5315.3
Missing32 
TOTAL346100.0
118) Members of parish staffs report interacting in various ways. Here is a list of some staff activities. For each of the following, describe the frequency with which the activity actually takes place. - Staff work retreats (overnights or special full days) (ACTACT4)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly4914.1
2) Occasionally10229.4
3) Never19656.5
Missing31 
TOTAL347100.0
119) Members of parish staffs report interacting in various ways. Here is a list of some staff activities. For each of the following, describe the frequency with which the activity actually takes place. - Staff spiritual days of recollection or retreats (ACTACT5)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly3810.9
2) Occasionally11533.0
3) Never19656.2
Missing29 
TOTAL349100.0
120) Members of parish staffs report interacting in various ways. Here is a list of some staff activities. For each of the following, describe the frequency with which the activity actually takes place. - Staff faith-sharing (ACTACT6)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly7521.6
2) Occasionally12536.0
3) Never14742.4
Missing31 
TOTAL347100.0
121) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE STAFF MEETINGS: How often do they occur? (STFMEET)
TOTAL%
1) Weekly10331.2
2) Every other week10030.3
3) Monthly7322.1
4) Less than monthly5416.4
Missing48 
TOTAL330100.0
122) Regarding working styles, all things considered, which statement best describes the way the parish staff works together? (WORK)
TOTAL%
1) We work together on most ministries of the parish.205.4
2) We work together on some ministries of the parish, but each is basically responsible for her/his own work.27173.2
3) We each tend to work on our own.7420.0
4) Other51.4
Missing8 
TOTAL370100.0
123) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THERE ARE OTHER WAYS TO DESCRIBE HOW THE PARISH STAFF WORKS TOGETHER: Please explain (WORK1)
TOTAL%
5) Unfortunately, we work on our own.120.0
6) Lots of turf120.0
7) Teams work together120.0
8) My ministry is managing our thrift.120.0
9) Mixed, depending on staff member120.0
Missing373 
TOTAL5100.0
124) Regarding communications, all things considered, which statement best describes the way the parish staff communicates? (COMM)
TOTAL%
1) There is full and open communication among all members of the staff.16746.0
2) The pastor and each staff member try to keep in communication.14640.2
3) Communication among members of the staff is very limited.5013.8
Missing15 
TOTAL363100.0
125) Regarding decisions, all things considered, indicate the statement which best describes the way the parish staff makes decisions. (DECISN)
TOTAL%
1) The pastoral staff makes most major parish ministry-related decisions jointly with the pastor and the parish council.7320.9
2) The pastoral staff as a group makes most major parish ministry-related decisions with the pastor.8223.4
3) Each pastoral staff member makes major ministry-related decisions regarding her or his area of parish ministry with the pastor.13438.3
4) Each pastoral staff member makes major ministry-related decisions regarding her or his area of parish ministry independent of the pastor.133.7
5) The pastor makes most major ministry-related decisions.3911.1
6) Other92.6
Missing28 
TOTAL350100.0
126) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THERE ARE OTHER WAYS TO DESCRIBE THE WAY THE PARISH STAFF MAKES DECISIONS: Please explain: (DECISN1)
TOTAL%
7) Each pastoral staff member makes major ministry-related decisions regarding her or his area of parish ministry with the pastor and the administrator.110.0
8) We work as a team.220.0
10) Committee meets and recommends to pastor.110.0
11) What happens happens.110.0
12) Mostly each pastoral staff member makes major ministry-related decisions regarding her or his area of parish ministry independent of the pastor, except when pastor decides.110.0
13) Shares decisions at meetings110.0
14) Varies, pastor and staff110.0
15) Pastoral team consults staff and parish.110.0
16) Each pastoral staff makes major decisions.110.0
Missing368 
TOTAL10100.0
127) Regarding support, by which of the following do you feel adequately supported? - Pastor (SUPPORT1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30885.1
2) No4713.0
3) Not applicable71.9
Missing16 
TOTAL362100.0
128) Regarding support, by which of the following do you feel adequately supported? - Other ordained staff (SUPPORT2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20858.3
2) No308.4
3) Not applicable11933.3
Missing21 
TOTAL357100.0
129) Regarding support, by which of the following do you feel adequately supported? - Lay persons on staff (SUPPORT3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31386.0
2) No328.8
3) Not applicable195.2
Missing14 
TOTAL364100.0
130) Regarding support, by which of the following do you feel adequately supported? - Religious on staff (SUPPORT4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17249.1
2) No246.9
3) Not applicable15444.0
Missing28 
TOTAL350100.0
131) Regarding support, by which of the following do you feel adequately supported? - Parish council/leadership (SUPPORT5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25070.2
2) No5716.0
3) Not applicable4913.8
Missing22 
TOTAL356100.0
132) Regarding support, by which of the following do you feel adequately supported? - Parishioners in general (SUPPORT6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33792.3
2) No256.8
3) Not applicable30.8
Missing13 
TOTAL365100.0
133) Which of the following best characterizes the way you work with the pastor? (WORKPAS)
TOTAL%
1) Team member10028.5
2) Staff member12736.2
3) Colleague5014.2
4) Employee4613.1
5) Helper72.0
6) Friend216.0
Missing27 
TOTAL351100.0
134) Describe the pastoral staff as a group by indicating the appropriate number on the continuum. - Team vs. staff (STAFF1)
TOTAL%
1) Team4613.1
2) 7220.5
3) 9827.9
4) 7621.7
5) Staff5916.8
Missing27 
TOTAL351100.0
135) Describe the pastoral staff as a group by indicating the appropriate number on the continuum. - Co-workers vs. friends (STAFF2)
TOTAL%
1) Co-workers4312.2
2) 8022.7
3) 13438.1
4) 7220.5
5) Friends236.5
Missing26 
TOTAL352100.0
136) Describe the pastoral staff as a group by indicating the appropriate number on the continuum. - Collaborative vs. work independently (STAFF3)
TOTAL%
1) Collaborative339.5
2) 7120.3
3) 13538.7
4) 7120.3
5) Work independently3911.2
Missing29 
TOTAL349100.0
137) Describe the pastoral staff as a group by indicating the appropriate number on the continuum. - Serious vs. light-hearted (STAFF4)
TOTAL%
1) Serious195.4
2) 4512.8
3) 17650.1
4) 9025.6
5) Light-hearted216.0
Missing27 
TOTAL351100.0
138) Describe the pastoral staff as a group by indicating the appropriate number on the continuum. - Laid-back vs. constant initiative (STAFF5)
TOTAL%
1) Laid-back144.0
2) 5315.1
3) 15845.1
4) 10229.1
5) Constant initiative236.6
Missing28 
TOTAL350100.0
139) Describe the pastoral staff as a group by indicating the appropriate number on the continuum. - Liberal vs. conservative (STAFF6)
TOTAL%
1) Liberal226.3
2) 8423.9
3) 17549.9
4) 5415.4
5) Conservative164.6
Missing27 
TOTAL351100.0
140) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Indicate your level of regular responsibility. - Liturgy planning/development (RESROL1)
TOTAL%
1) Leader7621.5
2) Take part14541.0
3) Not part of my responsibility12936.4
4) Parish does not have41.1
Missing24 
TOTAL354100.0
141) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Are you adequately prepared to carry out these responsibilities? - Liturgy planning/development (RESPRE1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20289.0
2) No2511.0
Missing151 
TOTAL227100.0
142) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Indicate your level of regular responsibility. - Liturgical music: performing/conducting (RESROL2)
TOTAL%
1) Leader6117.1
2) Take part4813.5
3) Not part of my responsibility24769.4
Missing22 
TOTAL356100.0
143) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Are you adequately prepared to carry out these responsibilities? - Liturgical music: performing/conducting (RESPRE2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10168.2
2) No4731.8
Missing230 
TOTAL148100.0
144) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Indicate your level of regular responsibility. - Liturgy leadership (RESROL3)
TOTAL%
1) Leader5515.5
2) Take part10930.8
3) Not part of my responsibility18853.1
4) Parish does not have20.6
Missing24 
TOTAL354100.0
145) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Are you adequately prepared to carry out these responsibilities? - Liturgy leadership (RESPRE3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15087.2
2) No2212.8
Missing206 
TOTAL172100.0
146) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Indicate your level of regular responsibility. - Marriage preparation (RESROL4)
TOTAL%
1) Leader298.2
2) Take part5916.8
3) Not part of my responsibility25973.6
4) Parish does not have51.4
Missing26 
TOTAL352100.0
147) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Are you adequately prepared to carry out these responsibilities? - Marriage preparation (RESPRE4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9071.4
2) No3628.6
Missing252 
TOTAL126100.0
148) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Indicate your level of regular responsibility. - Ministry to separated/divorced (RESROL5)
TOTAL%
1) Leader133.8
2) Take part329.3
3) Not part of my responsibility25574.1
4) Parish does not have4412.8
Missing34 
TOTAL344100.0
149) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Are you adequately prepared to carry out these responsibilities? - Ministry to separated/divorced (RESPRE5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4144.6
2) No5155.4
Missing286 
TOTAL92100.0
150) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Indicate your level of regular responsibility. - Sacramental preparation (RESROL6)
TOTAL%
1) Leader20056.2
2) Take part8323.3
3) Not part of my responsibility7320.5
Missing22 
TOTAL356100.0
151) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Are you adequately prepared to carry out these responsibilities? - Sacramental preparation (RESPRE6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25994.2
2) No165.8
Missing103 
TOTAL275100.0
152) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Indicate your level of regular responsibility. - Religious education (children/youth) (RESROL7)
TOTAL%
1) Leader19854.7
2) Take part5615.5
3) Not part of my responsibility10829.8
Missing16 
TOTAL362100.0
153) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Are you adequately prepared to carry out these responsibilities? - Religious education (children/youth) (RESPRE7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23893.0
2) No187.0
Missing122 
TOTAL256100.0
154) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Indicate your level of regular responsibility. - Religious education (adults) (RESROL8)
TOTAL%
1) Leader12936.0
2) Take part10328.8
3) Not part of my responsibility12334.4
4) Parish does not have30.8
Missing20 
TOTAL358100.0
155) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Are you adequately prepared to carry out these responsibilities? - Religious education (adults) (RESPRE8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21793.9
2) No146.1
Missing147 
TOTAL231100.0
156) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Indicate your level of regular responsibility. - Catechumenate (RESROL9)
TOTAL%
1) Leader10530.6
2) Take part8524.8
3) Not part of my responsibility15043.7
4) Parish does not have30.9
Missing35 
TOTAL343100.0
157) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Are you adequately prepared to carry out these responsibilities? - Catechumenate (RESPRE9)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18189.6
2) No2110.4
Missing176 
TOTAL202100.0
158) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Indicate your level of regular responsibility. - Youth/young adult ministry (RESROL10)
TOTAL%
1) Leader10429.8
2) Take part7521.5
3) Not part of my responsibility16447.0
4) Parish does not have61.7
Missing29 
TOTAL349100.0
159) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Are you adequately prepared to carry out these responsibilities? - Youth/young adult ministry (RESPRE10)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15480.2
2) No3819.8
Missing186 
TOTAL192100.0
160) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Indicate your level of regular responsibility. - Prayer/reflection: small groups (RESROL11)
TOTAL%
1) Leader9125.9
2) Take part12435.3
3) Not part of my responsibility12736.2
4) Parish does not have92.6
Missing27 
TOTAL351100.0
161) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Are you adequately prepared to carry out these responsibilities? - Prayer/reflection: small groups (RESPRE11)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18891.3
2) No188.7
Missing172 
TOTAL206100.0
162) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Indicate your level of regular responsibility. - Counseling/spiritual directing (RESROL12)
TOTAL%
1) Leader5916.9
2) Take part9828.0
3) Not part of my responsibility18352.3
4) Parish does not have102.9
Missing28 
TOTAL350100.0
163) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Are you adequately prepared to carry out these responsibilities? - Counseling/spiritual directing (RESPRE12)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12168.0
2) No5732.0
Missing200 
TOTAL178100.0
164) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Indicate your level of regular responsibility. - Social service (meeting individual needs) (RESROL13)
TOTAL%
1) Leader5014.2
2) Take part11733.1
3) Not part of my responsibility17750.1
4) Parish does not have92.5
Missing25 
TOTAL353100.0
165) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Are you adequately prepared to carry out these responsibilities? - Social service (meeting individual needs) (RESPRE13)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13470.5
2) No5629.5
Missing188 
TOTAL190100.0
166) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Indicate your level of regular responsibility. - Social action (action for change) (RESROL14)
TOTAL%
1) Leader3510.3
2) Take part8625.2
3) Not part of my responsibility19456.9
4) Parish does not have267.6
Missing37 
TOTAL341100.0
167) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Are you adequately prepared to carry out these responsibilities? - Social action (action for change) (RESPRE14)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9966.0
2) No5134.0
Missing228 
TOTAL150100.0
168) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Indicate your level of regular responsibility. - 12-step program (RESROL15)
TOTAL%
1) Leader20.6
2) Take part123.7
3) Not part of my responsibility23171.7
4) Parish does not have7723.9
Missing56 
TOTAL322100.0
169) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Are you adequately prepared to carry out these responsibilities? - 12-step program (RESPRE15)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2129.6
2) No5070.4
Missing307 
TOTAL71100.0
170) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Indicate your level of regular responsibility. - Evangelization (RESROL16)
TOTAL%
1) Leader6117.6
2) Take part17149.3
3) Not part of my responsibility9627.7
4) Parish does not have195.5
Missing31 
TOTAL347100.0
171) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Are you adequately prepared to carry out these responsibilities? - Evangelization (RESPRE16)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17779.0
2) No4721.0
Missing154 
TOTAL224100.0
172) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Indicate your level of regular responsibility. - Care of the sick/hospital ministry (RESROL17)
TOTAL%
1) Leader5014.0
2) Take part7320.4
3) Not part of my responsibility22964.1
4) Parish does not have51.4
Missing21 
TOTAL357100.0
173) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Are you adequately prepared to carry out these responsibilities? - Care of the sick/hospital ministry (RESPRE17)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11275.7
2) No3624.3
Missing230 
TOTAL148100.0
174) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Indicate your level of regular responsibility. - Ministry to bereaved (RESROL18)
TOTAL%
1) Leader5515.5
2) Take part8323.4
3) Not part of my responsibility20256.9
4) Parish does not have154.2
Missing23 
TOTAL355100.0
175) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Are you adequately prepared to carry out these responsibilities? - Ministry to the bereaved (RESPRE18)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11670.7
2) No4829.3
Missing214 
TOTAL164100.0
176) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Indicate your level of regular responsibility. - Ministry to the elderly (RESROL19)
TOTAL%
1) Leader5715.9
2) Take part7520.9
3) Not part of my responsibility21961.0
4) Parish does not have82.2
Missing19 
TOTAL359100.0
177) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Are you adequately prepared to carry out these responsibilities? - Ministry to the elderly (RESPRE19)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11875.6
2) No3824.4
Missing222 
TOTAL156100.0
178) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Indicate your level of regular responsibility. - Home visiting (RESROL20)
TOTAL%
1) Leader5816.1
2) Take part6818.9
3) Not part of my responsibility23063.9
4) Parish does not have41.1
Missing18 
TOTAL360100.0
179) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Are you adequately prepared to carry out these responsibilities? - Home visiting (RESPRE20)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12581.2
2) No2918.8
Missing224 
TOTAL154100.0
180) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Indicate your level of regular responsibility. - Hospitality ministry (RESROL21)
TOTAL%
1) Leader308.6
2) Take part10329.5
3) Not part of my responsibility20558.7
4) Parish does not have113.2
Missing29 
TOTAL349100.0
181) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Are you adequately prepared to carry out these responsibilities? - Hospitality ministry (RESPRE21)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12582.8
2) No2617.2
Missing227 
TOTAL151100.0
182) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Indicate your level of regular responsibility. - Parish fund-raising (RESROL22)
TOTAL%
1) Leader195.4
2) Take part9326.3
3) Not part of my responsibility23466.1
4) Parish does not have82.3
Missing24 
TOTAL354100.0
183) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Are you adequately prepared to carry out these responsibilities? - Parish fund-raising (RESPRE22)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7757.0
2) No5843.0
Missing243 
TOTAL135100.0
184) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Indicate your level of regular responsibility. - Finance/building management (RESROL23)
TOTAL%
1) Leader102.8
2) Take part4412.5
3) Not part of my responsibility29784.4
4) Parish does not have10.3
Missing26 
TOTAL352100.0
185) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Are you adequately prepared to carry out these responsibilities? - Finance/building management (RESPRE23)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4645.1
2) No5654.9
Missing276 
TOTAL102100.0
186) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Indicate your level of regular responsibility. - Hiring personnel (RESROL24)
TOTAL%
1) Leader246.8
2) Take part6718.9
3) Not part of my responsibility26173.5
4) Parish does not have30.8
Missing23 
TOTAL355100.0
187) Here is a list of ministry responsibilities. Are you adequately prepared to carry out these responsibilities? - Hiring personnel (RESPRE24)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8466.7
2) No4233.3
Missing252 
TOTAL126100.0
188) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be part of your work. Are you adequately prepared in these skills? - Administrating (SKLPRE1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27078.3
2) No7521.7
Missing33 
TOTAL345100.0
189) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be a part of your work. Are these skills, indeed, a part of your work? - Administrating (SKLWRK1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27678.6
2) No7521.4
Missing27 
TOTAL351100.0
190) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be part of your work. Are you adequately prepared in these skills? - Collaborating (SKLPRE2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32594.2
2) No205.8
Missing33 
TOTAL345100.0
191) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be a part of your work. Are these skills, indeed, a part of your work? - Collaborating (SKLWRK2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32592.3
2) No277.7
Missing26 
TOTAL352100.0
192) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be part of your work. Are you adequately prepared in these skills? - Communicating one-on-one (SKLPRE3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35598.3
2) No61.7
Missing17 
TOTAL361100.0
193) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be a part of your work. Are these skills, indeed, a part of your work? - Communicating one-on-one (SKLWRK3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35898.4
2) No61.6
Missing14 
TOTAL364100.0
194) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be part of your work. Are you adequately prepared in these skills? - Counseling (SKLPRE4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30588.4
2) No4011.6
Missing33 
TOTAL345100.0
195) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be a part of your work. Are these skills, indeed, a part of your work? - Counseling (SKLWRK4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32491.5
2) No308.5
Missing24 
TOTAL354100.0
196) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be part of your work. Are you adequately prepared in these skills? - Communicating to public groups (i.e., speaking, writing, etc.) (SKLPRE5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14848.1
2) No16051.9
Missing70 
TOTAL308100.0
197) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be a part of your work. Are these skills, indeed, a part of your work? - Communicating to public groups (i.e., speaking, writing, etc.) (SKLWRK5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17852.8
2) No15947.2
Missing41 
TOTAL337100.0
198) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be part of your work. Are you adequately prepared in these skills? - Facilitating events/meetings (SKLPRE6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33293.0
2) No257.0
Missing21 
TOTAL357100.0
199) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be a part of your work. Are these skills, indeed, a part of your work? - Facilitating events/meetings (SKLWRK6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33794.1
2) No215.9
Missing20 
TOTAL358100.0
200) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be part of your work. Are you adequately prepared in these skills? - Leading/co-leading prayer (SKLPRE7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32192.0
2) No288.0
Missing29 
TOTAL349100.0
201) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be a part of your work. Are these skills, indeed, a part of your work? - Leading/co-leading prayer (SKLWRK7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31790.3
2) No349.7
Missing27 
TOTAL351100.0
202) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be part of your work. Are you adequately prepared in these skills? - Managing conflict (SKLPRE8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19959.6
2) No13540.4
Missing44 
TOTAL334100.0
203) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be a part of your work. Are these skills, indeed, a part of your work? - Managing conflict (SKLWRK8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24872.9
2) No9227.1
Missing38 
TOTAL340100.0
204) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be part of your work. Are you adequately prepared in these skills? - Ministry training (skills) (SKLPRE9)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26578.4
2) No7321.6
Missing40 
TOTAL338100.0
205) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be a part of your work. Are these skills, indeed, a part of your work? - Ministry training (skills) (SKLWRK9)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27078.0
2) No7622.0
Missing32 
TOTAL346100.0
206) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be part of your work. Are you adequately prepared in these skills? - Motivating involvement (SKLPRE10)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24872.9
2) No9227.1
Missing38 
TOTAL340100.0
207) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be a part of your work. Are these skills, indeed, a part of your work? - Motivating involvement (SKLWRK10)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29285.1
2) No5114.9
Missing35 
TOTAL343100.0
208) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be part of your work. Are you adequately prepared in these skills? - Organizing projects (SKLPRE11)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33293.8
2) No226.2
Missing24 
TOTAL354100.0
209) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be a part of your work. Are these skills, indeed, a part of your work? - Organizing projects (SKLWRK11)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32491.5
2) No308.5
Missing24 
TOTAL354100.0
210) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be part of your work. Are you adequately prepared in these skills? - Planning (SKLPRE12)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33695.2
2) No174.8
Missing25 
TOTAL353100.0
211) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be a part of your work. Are these skills, indeed, a part of your work? - Planning (SKLWRK12)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34096.0
2) No144.0
Missing24 
TOTAL354100.0
212) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be part of your work. Are you adequately prepared in these skills? - Preaching (SKLPRE13)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12541.1
2) No17958.9
Missing74 
TOTAL304100.0
213) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be a part of your work. Are these skills, indeed, a part of your work? - Preaching (SKLWRK13)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10831.6
2) No23468.4
Missing36 
TOTAL342100.0
214) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be part of your work. Are you adequately prepared in these skills? - Preparing liturgies (SKLPRE14)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24875.6
2) No8024.4
Missing50 
TOTAL328100.0
215) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be a part of your work. Are these skills, indeed, a part of your work? - Preparing liturgies (SKLWRK14)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22465.1
2) No12034.9
Missing34 
TOTAL344100.0
216) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be part of your work. Are you adequately prepared in these skills? - Preparing/administering a budget (SKLPRE15)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19358.8
2) No13541.2
Missing50 
TOTAL328100.0
217) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be a part of your work. Are these skills, indeed, a part of your work? - Preparing/administering a budget (SKLWRK15)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21863.6
2) No12536.4
Missing35 
TOTAL343100.0
218) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be part of your work. Are you adequately prepared in these skills? - Recruiting volunteers (SKLPRE16)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31487.0
2) No4713.0
Missing17 
TOTAL361100.0
219) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be a part of your work. Are these skills, indeed, a part of your work? - Recruiting volunteers (SKLWRK16)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34295.3
2) No174.7
Missing19 
TOTAL359100.0
220) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be part of your work. Are you adequately prepared in these skills? - Spiritual directing (SKLPRE17)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13141.7
2) No18358.3
Missing64 
TOTAL314100.0
221) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be a part of your work. Are these skills, indeed, a part of your work? - Spiritual directing (SKLWRK17)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14842.3
2) No20257.7
Missing28 
TOTAL350100.0
222) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be part of your work. Are you adequately prepared in these skills? - Supervising others (SKLPRE18)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28884.2
2) No5415.8
Missing36 
TOTAL342100.0
223) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be a part of your work. Are these skills, indeed, a part of your work? - Supervising others (SKLWRK18)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29082.2
2) No6317.8
Missing25 
TOTAL353100.0
224) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be part of your work. Are you adequately prepared in these skills? - Teaching (SKLPRE19)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31389.9
2) No3510.1
Missing30 
TOTAL348100.0
225) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be a part of your work. Are these skills, indeed, a part of your work? - Teaching (SKLWRK19)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30686.4
2) No4813.6
Missing24 
TOTAL354100.0
226) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be part of your work. Are you adequately prepared in these skills? - Visiting (i.e., homes, hospitals, etc.) (SKLPRE20)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19461.0
2) No12439.0
Missing60 
TOTAL318100.0
227) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be a part of your work. Are these skills, indeed, a part of your work? - Visiting (i.e., homes, hospitals, etc.) (SKLWRK20)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14240.2
2) No21159.8
Missing25 
TOTAL353100.0
228) Which of the following content areas are important for your work in the parish? - Scripture (ARAIMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35097.0
2) No113.0
Missing17 
TOTAL361100.0
229) In which of the following content areas do you feel adequately prepared? - Scripture (ARAPRE1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27778.5
2) No7621.5
Missing25 
TOTAL353100.0
230) Which of the following content areas are important for your work in the parish? - Doctrine (ARAIMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31088.6
2) No4011.4
Missing28 
TOTAL350100.0
231) In which of the following content areas do you feel adequately prepared? -Doctrine (ARAPRE2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25875.9
2) No8224.1
Missing38 
TOTAL340100.0
232) Which of the following content areas are important for your work in the parish? - Moral theology (ARAIMP3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29184.1
2) No5515.9
Missing32 
TOTAL346100.0
233) In which of the following content areas do you feel adequately prepared? - Moral theology (ARAPRE3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23269.0
2) No10431.0
Missing42 
TOTAL336100.0
234) Which of the following content areas are important for your work in the parish? - Liturgy (ARAIMP4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29885.6
2) No5014.4
Missing30 
TOTAL348100.0
235) In which of the following content areas do you feel adequately prepared? - Liturgy (ARAPRE4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27480.1
2) No6819.9
Missing36 
TOTAL342100.0
236) Which of the following content areas are important for your work in the parish? - Spirituality (ARAIMP5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34194.7
2) No195.3
Missing18 
TOTAL360100.0
237) In which of the following content areas do you feel adequately prepared? - Spirituality (ARAPRE5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30888.0
2) No4212.0
Missing28 
TOTAL350100.0
238) Which of the following content areas are important for your work in the parish? - Family life (ARAIMP6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28682.2
2) No6217.8
Missing30 
TOTAL348100.0
239) In which of the following content areas do you feel adequately prepared? - Family life (ARAPRE6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22467.1
2) No11032.9
Missing44 
TOTAL334100.0
240) Which of the following content areas are important for your work in the parish? - Social services (ARAIMP7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20157.9
2) No14642.1
Missing31 
TOTAL347100.0
241) In which of the following content areas do you feel adequately prepared? - Social services (ARAPRE7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14645.2
2) No17754.8
Missing55 
TOTAL323100.0
242) Which of the following content areas are important for your work in the parish? - Justice concerns (ARAIMP8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25474.1
2) No8925.9
Missing35 
TOTAL343100.0
243) In which of the following content areas do you feel adequately prepared? - Justice concerns (ARAPRE8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17855.1
2) No14544.9
Missing55 
TOTAL323100.0
244) Which of the following content areas are important for your work in the parish? - Youth development (ARAIMP9)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24470.5
2) No10229.5
Missing32 
TOTAL346100.0
245) In which of the following content areas do you feel adequately prepared? - Youth development (ARAPRE9)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21063.6
2) No12036.4
Missing48 
TOTAL330100.0
246) Which of the following content areas are important for your work in the parish? - Elderly concerns (ARAIMP10)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14742.1
2) No20257.9
Missing29 
TOTAL349100.0
247) In which of the following content areas do you feel adequately prepared? - Elderly concerns (ARAPRE10)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13242.2
2) No18157.8
Missing65 
TOTAL313100.0
248) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - All things considered, your annual earnings are adequate for your personal, family or congregational family needs. (EARNING)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree8623.4
2) Agree somewhat13235.9
3) Disagree somewhat8322.6
4) Strongly disagree6718.2
Missing10 
TOTAL368100.0
249) Do you believe the parish or parishes employing you have the financial resources/capacity to pay you the annual salary you believe you should be paid? (FINRSRC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26973.5
2) No9726.5
Missing12 
TOTAL366100.0
250) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO RECEIVE A SALARY AND NOT A STIPEND: Based on the amount of work and expertise you provide, how satisfied are you with your annual earnings? (SALARY1)
TOTAL%
1) Completely satisfied8927.2
2) Somewhat satisfied13140.1
3) Somewhat dissatisfied8225.1
4) Completely dissatisfied257.6
Missing51 
TOTAL327100.0
251) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO RECEIVE A SALARY AND NOT A STIPEND: Based on the amount of work and expertise you provide, compared to others who work in a similar ministry capacity, are your current annual earnings... (SALARY2)
TOTAL%
1) Above average5216.3
2) About average16852.7
3) Below average9931.0
Missing59 
TOTAL319100.0
252) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO RECEIVE A SALARY AND NOT A STIPEND - What are your annual earnings? (SALARY3)
TOTAL%
1) Below $10,0003310.1
2) $10,000 to $14,9995015.2
3) $15,000 to $19,9995316.2
4) $20,000 to $24,9998927.1
5) $25,000 to $29,9995416.5
6) $30,000 to $34,999319.5
7) $35,000 to $39,999123.7
8) $40,000 to $44,99951.5
9) $45,000 to $49,99910.3
Missing50 
TOTAL328100.0
253) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO RECEIVE A SALARY AND NOT A STIPEND - If you are lay (and not a vowed religious), taking into consideration all working members of your household, what are your total household earnings? (SALARY4)
TOTAL%
1) Below $10,00020.8
2) $10,000 to $14,99962.3
3) $15,000 to $19,999124.6
4) $20,000 to $24,9993613.8
5) $25,000 to $29,999176.5
6) $30,000 to $34,999166.1
7) $35,000 to $39,9993011.5
8) $40,000 to $44,999228.4
9) $45,000 to $49,999145.4
10) $50,000 to $54,999238.8
11) $55,000 to $59,999166.1
12) $60,000 to $64,99983.1
13) $65,000 to $69,999124.6
14) $70,000 to $74,99993.4
15) $75,000 to $79,99962.3
16) $80,000 to $84,99910.4
17) $85,000 to $89,99962.3
18) $90,000 to $94,99972.7
19) $95,000 to $99,99951.9
20) Above $100,000135.0
Missing117 
TOTAL261100.0
254) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO RECEIVE A SALARY AND NOT A STIPEND: How easy or difficult would it be for you to obtain a job outside the church with better pay? (SALARY5)
TOTAL%
1) Very easy10632.5
2) Somewhat easy12939.6
3) Somewhat difficult7121.8
4) Very difficult206.1
Missing52 
TOTAL326100.0
255) Indicate the extent to which your own ministry efforts have affected your parish in the following aspects. - Deepening parish spirituality (ASPECT1)
TOTAL%
2) Continued what was there6719.1
3) Some improvement18251.9
4) Added considerably10229.1
Missing27 
TOTAL351100.0
256) Indicate the extent to which your own ministry efforts have affected your parish in the following aspects. - Ability to reach more parishioners (ASPECT2)
TOTAL%
2) Continued what was there3910.9
3) Some improvement16646.4
4) Added considerably15342.7
Missing20 
TOTAL358100.0
257) Indicate the extent to which your own ministry efforts have affected your parish in the following aspects. - Competency in more areas/skills (ASPECT3)
TOTAL%
2) Continued what was there5616.3
3) Some improvement16849.0
4) Added considerably11934.7
Missing35 
TOTAL343100.0
258) Indicate the extent to which your own ministry efforts have affected your parish in the following aspects. - Enabling parishioners to feel at home in the parish (ASPECT4)
TOTAL%
2) Continued what was there6217.3
3) Some improvement16445.7
4) Added considerably13337.0
Missing19 
TOTAL359100.0
259) Indicate the extent to which your own ministry efforts have affected your parish in the following aspects. - Quality of liturgy/worship (ASPECT5)
TOTAL%
2) Continued what was there11834.8
3) Some improvement12938.1
4) Added considerably9227.1
Missing39 
TOTAL339100.0
260) Indicate the extent to which your own ministry efforts have affected your parish in the following aspects. - Quality of religious education (ASPECT6)
TOTAL%
1) Made it worse10.3
2) Continued what was there7522.1
3) Some improvement11935.0
4) Added considerably14542.6
Missing38 
TOTAL340100.0
261) Indicate the extent to which your own ministry efforts have affected your parish in the following aspects. - Pastoral care to those with various needs (ASPECT7)
TOTAL%
1) Made it worse20.6
2) Continued what was there13341.2
3) Some improvement12137.5
4) Added considerably6720.7
Missing55 
TOTAL323100.0
262) Indicate the extent to which your own ministry efforts have affected your parish in the following aspects. - Counseling (ASPECT8)
TOTAL%
1) Made it worse31.0
2) Continued what was there17155.9
3) Some improvement10133.0
4) Added considerably3110.1
Missing72 
TOTAL306100.0
263) Indicate the extent to which your own ministry efforts have affected your parish in the following aspects. - Spirit of community (ASPECT9)
TOTAL%
2) Continued what was there6519.0
3) Some improvement16949.3
4) Added considerably10931.8
Missing35 
TOTAL343100.0
264) Indicate the extent to which your own ministry efforts have affected your parish in the following aspects. - Outreach to wider community concerns (ASPECT10)
TOTAL%
1) Made it worse10.3
2) Continued what was there12637.4
3) Some improvement13239.2
4) Added considerably7823.1
Missing41 
TOTAL337100.0
265) Indicate the extent to which your own ministry efforts have affected your parish in the following aspects. - Sensitivity to family needs (ASPECT11)
TOTAL%
1) Made it worse10.3
2) Continued what was there8625.0
3) Some improvement17250.0
4) Added considerably8524.7
Missing34 
TOTAL344100.0
266) Indicate the extent to which your own ministry efforts have affected your parish in the following aspects. - Sensitivity to women's concerns (ASPECT12)
TOTAL%
1) Made it worse10.3
2) Continued what was there14342.9
3) Some improvement12036.0
4) Added considerably6920.7
Missing45 
TOTAL333100.0
267) Indicate the extent to which your own ministry efforts have affected your parish in the following aspects. - Sensitivity to men's concerns (ASPECT13)
TOTAL%
1) Made it worse20.6
2) Continued what was there20864.2
3) Some improvement9228.4
4) Added considerably226.8
Missing54 
TOTAL324100.0
268) Indicate the extent to which your own ministry efforts have affected your parish in the following aspects. - Sensitivity to social justice concerns (ASPECT14)
TOTAL%
1) Made it worse10.3
2) Continued what was there11935.0
3) Some improvement15445.3
4) Added considerably6619.4
Missing38 
TOTAL340100.0
269) Indicate the extent to which your own ministry efforts have affected your parish in the following aspects. - Understanding of lay concerns (ASPECT15)
TOTAL%
1) Made it worse10.3
2) Continued what was there11434.1
3) Some improvement14543.4
4) Added considerably7422.2
Missing44 
TOTAL334100.0
270) Indicate the extent to which your own ministry efforts have affected your parish in the following aspects. - Involvement of women (ASPECT16)
TOTAL%
1) Made it worse10.3
2) Continued what was there10731.1
3) Some improvement14141.0
4) Added considerably9527.6
Missing34 
TOTAL344100.0
271) Indicate the extent to which your own ministry efforts have affected your parish in the following aspects. - Involvement of men (ASPECT17)
TOTAL%
2) Continued what was there15446.2
3) Some improvement13440.2
4) Added considerably4513.5
Missing45 
TOTAL333100.0
272) Indicate the extent to which your own ministry efforts have affected your parish in the following aspects. - Involvement of elderly (ASPECT18)
TOTAL%
1) Made it worse10.3
2) Continued what was there18154.4
3) Some improvement10932.7
4) Added considerably4212.6
Missing45 
TOTAL333100.0
273) Indicate the extent to which your own ministry efforts have affected your parish in the following aspects. - Involvement of youth (ASPECT19)
TOTAL%
2) Continued what was there10631.3
3) Some improvement13539.8
4) Added considerably9828.9
Missing39 
TOTAL339100.0
274) Indicate the extent to which your own ministry efforts have affected your parish in the following aspects. - Management of parish resources (ASPECT20)
TOTAL%
2) Continued what was there15547.0
3) Some improvement12638.2
4) Added considerably4914.8
Missing48 
TOTAL330100.0
275) Indicate the extent to which your own ministry efforts have affected your parish in the following aspects. - Communication within the parish (ASPECT21)
TOTAL%
2) Continued what was there6819.3
3) Some improvement18953.7
4) Added considerably9527.0
Missing26 
TOTAL352100.0
276) Indicate the extent to which your own ministry efforts have affected your parish in the following aspects. - General strengthening of parish life (ASPECT22)
TOTAL%
2) Continued what was there5716.3
3) Some improvement19656.2
4) Added considerably9627.5
Missing29 
TOTAL349100.0
277) Indicate the extent to which your own ministry efforts have affected your parish in the following aspects. - Staff collaboration (ASPECT23)
TOTAL%
1) Made it worse30.9
2) Continued what was there9427.2
3) Some improvement15645.1
4) Added considerably9326.9
Missing32 
TOTAL346100.0
278) Indicate the extent to which your own ministry efforts have affected your parish in the following aspects. - Parish vision and sense of mission (ASPECT24)
TOTAL%
2) Continued what was there10229.2
3) Some improvement16146.1
4) Added considerably8624.6
Missing29 
TOTAL349100.0
279) Indicate the extent to which your own ministry efforts have affected your parish in the following aspects. - Planning (ASPECT25)
TOTAL%
2) Continued what was there9126.2
3) Some improvement16146.4
4) Added considerably9527.4
Missing31 
TOTAL347100.0
280) In general, where in the following continuum would you place the overall climate of your parish? (CLIMATE)
TOTAL%
1) Very positive9626.0
2) 17748.0
3) 7720.9
4) 154.1
5) Not positive at all41.1
Missing9 
TOTAL369100.0
281) Do parishioners volunteer when new programs and services are presented? (VOLNTEER)
TOTAL%
1) Always4913.1
2) Usually16644.4
3) Sometimes13335.6
4) Seldom256.7
5) Never10.3
Missing4 
TOTAL374100.0
282) Given the limitations of the parish, indicate whether each of the following are adequate or inadequate for your work. - Location of office (WRKCON1)
TOTAL%
1) Adequate31684.7
2) Inadequate5715.3
Missing5 
TOTAL373100.0
283) Given the limitations of the parish, indicate whether each of the following are adequate or inadequate for your work. - Amount of space (WRKCON2)
TOTAL%
1) Adequate25368.0
2) Inadequate11932.0
Missing6 
TOTAL372100.0
284) Given the limitations of the parish, indicate whether each of the following are adequate or inadequate for your work. - Budget (WRKCON3)
TOTAL%
1) Adequate28076.5
2) Inadequate8623.5
Missing12 
TOTAL366100.0
285) Given the limitations of the parish, indicate whether each of the following are adequate or inadequate for your work. - Privacy of work area (WRKCON4)
TOTAL%
1) Adequate26471.9
2) Inadequate10328.1
Missing11 
TOTAL367100.0
286) Given the limitations of the parish, indicate whether each of the following are adequate or inadequate for your work. - Secretarial help (WRKCON5)
TOTAL%
1) Adequate20155.4
2) Inadequate16244.6
Missing15 
TOTAL363100.0
287) Given the limitations of the parish, indicate whether each of the following are adequate or inadequate for your work. - Meeting space (WRKCON6)
TOTAL%
1) Adequate24465.9
2) Inadequate12634.1
Missing8 
TOTAL370100.0
288) Given the limitations of the parish, indicate whether each of the following are adequate or inadequate for your work. - Room for meals/breaks (WRKCON7)
TOTAL%
1) Adequate28778.0
2) Inadequate8122.0
Missing10 
TOTAL368100.0
289) Given the limitations of the parish, indicate whether each of the following are adequate or inadequate for your work. - Access to professional publications (WRKCON8)
TOTAL%
1) Adequate29480.3
2) Inadequate7219.7
Missing12 
TOTAL366100.0
290) Given the limitations of the parish, indicate whether each of the following are adequate or inadequate for your work. - Access to office equipment (WRKCON9)
TOTAL%
1) Adequate32788.1
2) Inadequate4411.9
Missing7 
TOTAL371100.0
291) Given the limitations of the parish, indicate whether each of the following are adequate or inadequate for your work. - Access to personal computer (WRKCON10)
TOTAL%
1) Adequate24768.8
2) Inadequate11231.2
Missing19 
TOTAL359100.0
292) What roles does your diocese play regarding lay/religious parish ministry? - Recruiting lay/religious (DIODO1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17750.4
2) No5114.5
3) Don't know12335.0
Missing27 
TOTAL351100.0
293) What roles does your diocese play regarding lay/religious parish ministry? - Training lay/religious (DIODO2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28681.5
2) No257.1
3) Don't know4011.4
Missing27 
TOTAL351100.0
294) What roles does your diocese play regarding lay/religious parish ministry? - Screening lay/religious (DIODO3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15544.8
2) No5315.3
3) Don't know13839.9
Missing32 
TOTAL346100.0
295) What roles does your diocese play regarding lay/religious parish ministry? - Certifying lay/religious (DIODO4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27879.2
2) No246.8
3) Don't know4914.0
Missing27 
TOTAL351100.0
296) What roles does your diocese play regarding lay/religious parish ministry? - Commissioning lay/religious (DIODO5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21461.7
2) No6318.2
3) Don't know7020.2
Missing31 
TOTAL347100.0
297) What roles does your diocese play regarding lay/religious parish ministry? - Evaluating lay/religious (DIODO6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10630.6
2) No9828.3
3) Don't know14241.0
Missing32 
TOTAL346100.0
298) What roles does your diocese play regarding lay/religious parish ministry? - Establishing policies, ministry classifications, salary ranges (DIODO7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25874.6
2) No3510.1
3) Don't know5315.3
Missing32 
TOTAL346100.0
299) What roles does your diocese play regarding lay/religious parish ministry? - Continuing education (DIODO8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30185.8
2) No216.0
3) Don't know298.3
Missing27 
TOTAL351100.0
300) What roles does your diocese play regarding lay/religious parish ministry? - Inclusion in diocesan events (DIODO9)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30687.9
2) No205.7
3) Don't know226.3
Missing30 
TOTAL348100.0
301) What roles does your diocese play regarding lay/religious parish ministry? - Staff training and development (DIODO10)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23467.8
2) No5716.5
3) Don't know5415.7
Missing33 
TOTAL345100.0
302) What roles should your diocese play regarding lay/religious parish ministry? - Recruiting lay/religious (DIOSHD1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21182.4
2) No4517.6
Missing122 
TOTAL256100.0
303) What roles should your diocese play regarding lay/religious parish ministry? - Training lay/religious (DIOSHD2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25795.5
2) No124.5
Missing109 
TOTAL269100.0
304) What roles should your diocese play regarding lay/religious parish ministry? - Screening lay/religious (DIOSHD3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20780.2
2) No5119.8
Missing120 
TOTAL258100.0
305) What roles should your diocese play regarding lay/religious parish ministry? - Certifying lay/religious (DIOSHD4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24894.7
2) No145.3
Missing116 
TOTAL262100.0
306) What roles should your diocese play regarding lay/religious parish ministry? - Commissioning lay/religious (DIOSHD5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21884.8
2) No3915.2
Missing121 
TOTAL257100.0
307) What roles should your diocese play regarding lay/religious parish ministry? - Evaluating lay/religious (DIOSHD6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17266.2
2) No8833.8
Missing118 
TOTAL260100.0
308) What roles should your diocese play regarding lay/religious parish ministry? - Establishing policies, ministry classifications, salary ranges (DIOSHD7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24993.3
2) No186.7
Missing111 
TOTAL267100.0
309) What roles should your diocese play regarding lay/religious parish ministry? - Continuing education (DIOSHD8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26998.5
2) No41.5
Missing105 
TOTAL273100.0
310) What roles should your diocese play regarding lay/religious parish ministry? - Inclusion in diocesan events (DIOSHD9)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25998.1
2) No51.9
Missing114 
TOTAL264100.0
311) What roles should your diocese play regarding lay/religious parish ministry? - Staff training and development (DIOSHD10)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25493.7
2) No176.3
Missing107 
TOTAL271100.0
312) Did your diocese have a formal role in your job placement? (JOBPLC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11931.5
2) No25968.5
TOTAL378100.0
313) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEIR DIOCESE HAD A FORMAL ROLE IN THEIR JOB PLACEMENT: Indicate what types of roles. - Recruited me (JOBPLC1)
TOTAL%
0) No36295.8
1) Yes164.2
TOTAL378100.0
314) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEIR DIOCESE HAD A FORMAL ROLE IN THEIR JOB PLACEMENT: Indicate what types of roles. - Trained me (JOBPLC2)
TOTAL%
0) No34992.3
1) Yes297.7
TOTAL378100.0
315) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEIR DIOCESE HAD A FORMAL ROLE IN THEIR JOB PLACEMENT: Indicate what types of roles. - Screened me (JOBPLC3)
TOTAL%
0) No33488.4
1) Yes4411.6
TOTAL378100.0
316) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEIR DIOCESE HAD A FORMAL ROLE IN THEIR JOB PLACEMENT: Indicate what types of roles. - Certified me (JOBPLC4)
TOTAL%
0) No32786.5
1) Yes5113.5
TOTAL378100.0
317) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEIR DIOCESE HAD A FORMAL ROLE IN THEIR JOB PLACEMENT: Indicate what types of roles. - Commissioned me (JOBPLC5)
TOTAL%
0) No35293.1
1) Yes266.9
TOTAL378100.0
318) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEIR DIOCESE HAD A FORMAL ROLE IN THEIR JOB PLACEMENT: Indicate what types of roles. - Evaluates me (JOBPLC6)
TOTAL%
0) No35694.2
1) Yes225.8
TOTAL378100.0
319) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEIR DIOCESE HAD A FORMAL ROLE IN THEIR JOB PLACEMENT: Indicate what types of roles. - Established policies, ministry classifications, salary ranges (JOBPLC7)
TOTAL%
0) No29578.0
1) Yes8322.0
TOTAL378100.0
320) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEIR DIOCESE HAD A FORMAL ROLE IN THEIR JOB PLACEMENT: Indicate what types of roles. - Provides continuing education (JOBPLC8)
TOTAL%
0) No28876.2
1) Yes9023.8
TOTAL378100.0
321) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEIR DIOCESE HAD A FORMAL ROLE IN THEIR JOB PLACEMENT: Indicate what types of roles. - Includes me in diocesan events (JOBPLC9)
TOTAL%
0) No27873.5
1) Yes10026.5
TOTAL378100.0
322) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEIR DIOCESE HAD A FORMAL ROLE IN THEIR JOB PLACEMENT: Indicate what types of roles. - Provided or provides staff training and development (JOBPLC10)
TOTAL%
0) No31884.1
1) Yes6015.9
TOTAL378100.0
323) Are there ministry groups, organizations or associations available to you at the following levels? - Local area (GRPAVAL1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26476.5
2) No8123.5
Missing33 
TOTAL345100.0
324) Are there ministry groups, organizations or associations available to you at the following levels? - Diocesan (GRPAVAL2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31689.3
2) No3810.7
Missing24 
TOTAL354100.0
325) Are there ministry groups, organizations or associations available to you at the following levels? - Regional (GRPAVAL3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23475.2
2) No7724.8
Missing67 
TOTAL311100.0
326) Are there ministry groups, organizations or associations available to you at the following levels? - National (GRPAVAL4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26783.4
2) No5316.6
Missing58 
TOTAL320100.0
327) If there are ministry groups, organizations or associations available to you at the following levels, do you participate? - Local area (GRPPART1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22675.3
2) No7424.7
Missing78 
TOTAL300100.0
328) If there are ministry groups, organizations or associations available to you at the following levels, do you participate? - Diocesan (GRPPART2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26880.5
2) No6519.5
Missing45 
TOTAL333100.0
329) If there are ministry groups, organizations or associations available to you at the following levels, do you participate? - Regional (GRPPART3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13447.9
2) No14652.1
Missing98 
TOTAL280100.0
330) If there are ministry groups, organizations or associations available to you at the following levels, do you participate? - National (GRPPART4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12040.5
2) No17659.5
Missing82 
TOTAL296100.0
331) Year of birth (BORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3731947.31412
332) Gender (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female30380.2
2) Male7519.8
TOTAL378100.0
333) Racial/ethnic background (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) European-American33689.8
2) African-American51.3
3) Hispanic-American (Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or other Spanish background)123.2
4) Asian-American/Pacific Island descent10.3
5) North-American Indian/Alaskan Indian decent10.3
6) Other195.1
Missing4 
TOTAL374100.0
334) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THEY HAVE ANOTHER RACIAL/ETHNIC BACKGROUND: Please explain (RACE1)
TOTAL%
7) Born of Spanish and Mexican descent15.3
8) Mexican from Mexico15.3
9) Irish315.8
10) White American736.8
11) Asian15.3
12) Portuguese from Hawaii15.3
13) Middle Eastern15.3
14) Franco-American15.3
15) Canadian-American15.3
16) Italian-American15.3
17) Scandinavian15.3
Missing359 
TOTAL19100.0
335) Information on Baptism (BAPTISM)
TOTAL%
1) I was baptized Roman Catholic as a child.34992.3
2) I became a Catholic later.246.3
3) I am a baptized member of another Christian church.51.3
TOTAL378100.0
336) Marital status (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married18950.4
2) Widowed51.3
3) Divorced and annulled92.4
4) Divorced, no annulment154.0
5) Separated20.5
6) Single (never married)15541.3
Missing3 
TOTAL375100.0
337) For how many dependents under the age of 18 are you responsible? (DEPEND1)
TOTAL%
1) 3631.6
2) 4035.1
3) 2421.1
4) 1311.4
7) 10.9
Missing264 
TOTAL114100.0
338) How many dependents under the age of 18 live in your household? (DEPEND2)
TOTAL%
1) 3934.2
2) 3833.3
3) 2320.2
4) 1311.4
7) 10.9
Missing264 
TOTAL114100.0
339) Status (RELSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Lay person27373.6
2) Religious sister9525.6
3) Religious brother30.8
Missing7 
TOTAL371100.0
340) If you are not currently a member of a religious order, are you a former religious, an inactive priest, or neither? (RELGORD)
TOTAL%
1) A former religious339.6
3) Neither30990.4
Missing36 
TOTAL342100.0
341) Please indicate the highest education level you have attained. (EDUC)
TOTAL%
2) High school graduate133.5
3) Vocational school beyond high school92.4
4) Some college/associate degree5715.3
5) College graduate5314.2
6) Some graduate work5414.5
7) Masters (other than M.Div.)16845.2
8) M.Div.82.2
9) D.Min.30.8
10) Doctorate (other than D.Min.)71.9
Missing6 
TOTAL372100.0
342) Please indicate the major field of your highest degree (MAJOR)
TOTAL%
1) Administration113.4
2) Business113.4
3) Counseling/Psychology175.3
4) Education6118.9
5) Liberal arts216.5
6) Liturgy41.2
7) Music3310.2
8) Pastoral ministry4012.4
9) Religious education3912.1
10) Social sciences61.9
11) Social work41.2
12) Theology4012.4
13) Other3510.9
Missing56 
TOTAL322100.0
343) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A MAJOR FIELD OF THEIR HIGHEST DEGREE OTHER THAN THOSE PREVIOUSLY LISTED: What other major field do you have? (MAJOR1)
TOTAL%
14) Nursing13.0
15) History26.1
16) Communications13.0
17) Science teaching13.0
18) English education13.0
19) Certification13.0
20) Health care13.0
21) Took theology course last semester13.0
22) English13.0
23) Speech and hearing13.0
24) Spanish13.0
25) English/art13.0
26) Sociology/psychology13.0
27) Computer science13.0
28) Math13.0
29) Biology26.1
30) Natural science13.0
31) Religious studies13.0
32) Spirituality13.0
33) Philosophy13.0
34) Music education13.0
35) Engineering13.0
36) Zoology13.0
37) Linguistics13.0
38) Human relations13.0
39) Speech pathology13.0
40) Working on B.A. in pastoral leadership13.0
41) Medical record science13.0
42) Pastoral services13.0
43) Science13.0
44) American studies13.0
Missing345 
TOTAL33100.0
344) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A SECOND DEGREE EQUIVALENT TO THEIR HIGHEST DEGREE: If you have a second degree equivalent to your highest, please indicate the major field. (SECDGRE)
TOTAL%
1) Administration43.8
2) Business11.0
3) Counseling/Psychology32.9
4) Education2524.0
5) Liberal arts98.7
6) Liturgy32.9
7) Music32.9
8) Pastoral ministry1817.3
9) Religious education98.7
10) Social sciences54.8
11) Social work21.9
12) Theology109.6
13) Other1211.5
Missing274 
TOTAL104100.0
345) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY HAVE A SECOND MAJOR FIELD EQUIVALENT TO THEIR HIGHEST DEGREE OTHER THAN THOSE PREVIOUSLY LISTED: In what other major field do you have a second degree? (SECDGRE1)
TOTAL%
14) Public health19.1
15) Licensed broker19.1
16) Accounting19.1
17) English and humanities19.1
18) Library Science19.1
19) Social ministry19.1
20) Religious studies19.1
21) Engineering19.1
22) Mathematics19.1
23) Corrections19.1
24) Medical technology19.1
Missing367 
TOTAL11100.0
346) How many years did you attend Catholic school? (CATSCHOL)
TOTAL%
1) 62.1
2) 41.4
3) 41.4
4) 134.6
5) 41.4
6) 124.3
7) 72.5
8) 3111.0
9) 62.1
10) 103.5
11) 31.1
12) 6924.5
13) 124.3
14) 113.9
15) 72.5
16) 4516.0
17) 82.8
18) 145.0
20) 72.5
21) 10.4
22) 41.4
24) 10.4
25) 20.7
31) 10.4
Missing96 
TOTAL282100.0
347) Have you participated in any formal, non-degree educational courses or training programs (more extensive than isolated workshops) related to your current ministry? (CORS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25569.1
2) No11430.9
Missing9 
TOTAL369100.0
348) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN ANY FORMAL, NON-DEGREE EDUCATIONAL COURSES OR TRAINING PROGRAMS (MORE EXTENSIVE THAN ISOLATED WORKSHOPS) RELATED TO THEIR CURRENT MINISTRY: Indicate the field of the non-degreed educational or training program(s) in chronological order (beginning with the most recent). - First field (see summary documentation for category labels) (CORSFLD1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL23251.12942
349) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN ANY FORMAL, NON-DEGREE EDUCATIONAL COURSES OR TRAINING PROGRAMS (MORE EXTENSIVE THAN ISOLATED WORKSHOPS) RELATED TO THEIR CURRENT MINISTRY: Indicate the year the program was completed. - First field (CORSYR1)
TOTAL%
1973) 10.6
1975) 10.6
1976) 21.1
1978) 10.6
1979) 10.6
1980) 21.1
1981) 31.7
1982) 31.7
1983) 21.1
1985) 42.3
1986) 21.1
1987) 84.5
1988) 84.5
1989) 84.5
1990) 74.0
1991) 74.0
1992) 95.1
1993) 148.0
1994) 158.5
1995) 2212.5
1996) 4425.0
1997) 126.8
Missing202 
TOTAL176100.0
350) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN ANY FORMAL, NON-DEGREE EDUCATIONAL COURSES OR TRAINING PROGRAMS (MORE EXTENSIVE THAN ISOLATED WORKSHOPS) RELATED TO THEIR CURRENT MINISTRY: Indicate the field of the non-degreed educational or training program(s) in chronological order (beginning with the most recent). - Second field (see summary documentation for category labels) (CORSFLD2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10274.70662
351) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN ANY FORMAL, NON-DEGREE EDUCATIONAL COURSES OR TRAINING PROGRAMS (MORE EXTENSIVE THAN ISOLATED WORKSHOPS) RELATED TO THEIR CURRENT MINISTRY: Indicate the year the program was completed. - Second field (CORSYR2)
TOTAL%
1960) 11.2
1969) 11.2
1974) 11.2
1975) 11.2
1976) 11.2
1977) 11.2
1979) 11.2
1980) 33.5
1981) 22.4
1982) 11.2
1983) 22.4
1984) 55.9
1985) 22.4
1986) 44.7
1987) 11.2
1988) 11.2
1989) 44.7
1990) 67.1
1991) 22.4
1992) 1112.9
1993) 55.9
1994) 89.4
1995) 1011.8
1996) 1112.9
Missing293 
TOTAL85100.0
352) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN ANY FORMAL, NON-DEGREE EDUCATIONAL COURSES OR TRAINING PROGRAMS (MORE EXTENSIVE THAN ISOLATED WORKSHOPS) RELATED TO THEIR CURRENT MINISTRY: Indicate the field of the non-degreed educational or training program(s) in chronological order (beginning with the most recent). - Third field (see summary documentation for category labels) (CORSFLD3)
TOTAL%
1) 24.1
4) 12.0
9) 12.0
11) 12.0
16) 24.1
19) 612.2
29) 12.0
30) 510.2
54) 12.0
57) 12.0
58) 36.1
74) 24.1
84) 12.0
87) 24.1
134) 12.0
170) 12.0
178) 12.0
179) 12.0
180) 12.0
182) 12.0
183) 12.0
184) 12.0
186) 12.0
187) 12.0
188) 12.0
189) 12.0
191) 12.0
192) 12.0
193) 12.0
194) 12.0
195) 12.0
196) 12.0
199) 12.0
200) 12.0
Missing329 
TOTAL49100.0
353) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN ANY FORMAL, NON-DEGREE EDUCATIONAL COURSES OR TRAINING PROGRAMS (MORE EXTENSIVE THAN ISOLATED WORKSHOPS) RELATED TO THEIR CURRENT MINISTRY: Indicate the year the program was completed. - Third field (CORSYR3)
TOTAL%
0) 1018.5
1960) 11.9
1963) 11.9
1971) 11.9
1972) 23.7
1974) 11.9
1978) 23.7
1979) 11.9
1980) 11.9
1982) 11.9
1983) 23.7
1984) 11.9
1985) 11.9
1986) 11.9
1987) 11.9
1988) 23.7
1989) 35.6
1990) 35.6
1991) 35.6
1992) 35.6
1993) 23.7
1994) 47.4
1995) 47.4
1996) 35.6
Missing324 
TOTAL54100.0
354) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN ANY FORMAL, NON-DEGREE EDUCATIONAL COURSES OR TRAINING PROGRAMS (MORE EXTENSIVE THAN ISOLATED WORKSHOPS) RELATED TO THEIR CURRENT MINISTRY: Who sponsored these programs? (CORSSPN)
TOTAL%
1) Diocese10048.5
2) Seminary83.9
3) University3014.6
4) Professional organization2713.1
5) Parish136.3
6) Other2813.6
Missing172 
TOTAL206100.0
355) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN ANY FORMAL, NON-DEGREE EDUCATIONAL COURSES OR TRAINING PROGRAMS (MORE EXTENSIVE THAN ISOLATED WORKSHOPS) RELATED TO THEIR CURRENT MINISTRY AND THAT THEY WERE SPONSORED BY OTHER GROUPS NOT LISTED: What other groups sponsored these programs? (CORSSPN1)
TOTAL%
7) Hospital311.1
8) Religious community518.5
9) Public school13.7
10) U.S. Forum on the Catechumenate13.7
11) National organizations13.7
12) Senior employment13.7
13) Religious order27.4
14) National certificate program13.7
15) Local public school13.7
16) State Catholic Caris conference13.7
17) Community13.7
18) Pastoral institute13.7
19) Archdiocese13.7
20) Religious congregation/spirituality center13.7
21) Me13.7
22) Dominican priory13.7
23) Sisters13.7
24) Censacle sisters13.7
25) Personal endeavor13.7
26) Baptist medical center13.7
Missing351 
TOTAL27100.0
356) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN ANY FORMAL, NON-DEGREE EDUCATIONAL COURSES OR TRAINING PROGRAMS (MORE EXTENSIVE THAN ISOLATED WORKSHOPS) RELATED TO THEIR CURRENT MINISTRY: Did any of these programs lead to certification? (CORSCERT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15363.8
2) No8736.3
Missing138 
TOTAL240100.0
357) Think of your present working situation. What is it like most of the time? - Fascinating (WRKSIT1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25773.6
2) No9226.4
Missing29 
TOTAL349100.0
358) Think of your present working situation. What is it like most of the time? - Routine (WRKSIT2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10729.8
2) No25270.2
Missing19 
TOTAL359100.0
359) Think of your present working situation. What is it like most of the time? - Satisfying (WRKSIT3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35695.4
2) No174.6
Missing5 
TOTAL373100.0
360) Think of your present working situation. What is it like most of the time? - Boring (WRKSIT4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes82.2
2) No34897.8
Missing22 
TOTAL356100.0
361) Think of your present working situation. What is it like most of the time? - Good (WRKSIT5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35897.3
2) No102.7
Missing10 
TOTAL368100.0
362) Think of your present working situation. What is it like most of the time? - Creative (WRKSIT6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34092.9
2) No267.1
Missing12 
TOTAL366100.0
363) Think of your present working situation. What is it like most of the time? - Respected (WRKSIT7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33991.6
2) No318.4
Missing8 
TOTAL370100.0
364) Think of your present working situation. What is it like most of the time? - Tiresome (WRKSIT8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13338.0
2) No21762.0
Missing28 
TOTAL350100.0
365) Think of your present working situation. What is it like most of the time? - Challenging (WRKSIT9)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35495.2
2) No184.8
Missing6 
TOTAL372100.0
366) Think of your present working situation. What is it like most of the time? - Frustrating (WRKSIT10)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22764.1
2) No12735.9
Missing24 
TOTAL354100.0
367) Think of your present working situation. What is it like most of the time? - Gives sense of accomplishment (WRKSIT11)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35195.1
2) No184.9
Missing9 
TOTAL369100.0
368) Think of your present working situation. What is it like most of the time? - Spiritually rewarding (WRKSIT12)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35194.1
2) No225.9
Missing5 
TOTAL373100.0
369) Think of your present working situation. What is it like most of the time? - Meaningful (WRKSIT13)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35797.3
2) No102.7
Missing11 
TOTAL367100.0
370) Think of your present working situation. What is it like most of the time? - Overlooked (WRKSIT14)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9025.3
2) No26674.7
Missing22 
TOTAL356100.0
371) Think of your present working situation. What is it like most of the time? - Appreciated (WRKSIT15)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32188.4
2) No4211.6
Missing15 
TOTAL363100.0
372) Think of your present working situation. What is it like most of the time? - Stressful (WRKSIT16)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27075.6
2) No8724.4
Missing21 
TOTAL357100.0
373) Think of your present working situation. What is it like most of the time? - Unmeasurable (WRKSIT17)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21564.6
2) No11835.4
Missing45 
TOTAL333100.0
374) Think of your present working situation. What is it like most of the time? - Life-giving (WRKSIT18)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32389.5
2) No3810.5
Missing17 
TOTAL361100.0
375) Think of your present working situation. What is it like most of the time? - Tension-filled (WRKSIT19)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16346.4
2) No18853.6
Missing27 
TOTAL351100.0
376) Think of your present working situation. What is it like most of the time? - Demeaning (WRKSIT20)
TOTAL%
1) Yes195.3
2) No33894.7
Missing21 
TOTAL357100.0
377) Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. - Ministry has been affirming to me. (STATE1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree26471.4
2) Agree somewhat9124.6
3) Uncertain92.4
4) Disagree somewhat61.6
Missing8 
TOTAL370100.0
378) Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. - I am adequately able to develop and to use my talents in my present position. (STATE2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree23362.5
2) Agree somewhat10728.7
3) Uncertain102.7
4) Disagree somewhat164.3
5) Strongly disagree71.9
Missing5 
TOTAL373100.0
379) Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. - My supervisors in the parish are satisfied with my performance as a minister. (STATE3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree26070.8
2) Agree somewhat7420.2
3) Uncertain318.4
4) Disagree somewhat10.3
5) Strongly disagree10.3
Missing11 
TOTAL367100.0
380) Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. - Parishioners are satisfied with my performance as a minister. (STATE4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree25267.7
2) Agree somewhat10327.7
3) Uncertain164.3
4) Disagree somewhat10.3
Missing6 
TOTAL372100.0
381) Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. - Networking with other ministers has been a personal support to me. (STATE5)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree16445.4
2) Agree somewhat13236.6
3) Uncertain4211.6
4) Disagree somewhat205.5
5) Strongly disagree30.8
Missing17 
TOTAL361100.0
382) Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. - I would encourage others to enter parish ministry. (STATE6)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree20054.2
2) Agree somewhat11029.8
3) Uncertain3910.6
4) Disagree somewhat123.3
5) Strongly disagree82.2
Missing9 
TOTAL369100.0
383) Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. - Unless the church becomes more open in some of its policies, there may come a time when I can no longer continue to work for the church. (STATE7)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree6217.3
2) Agree somewhat8122.6
3) Uncertain6718.7
4) Disagree somewhat6016.7
5) Strongly disagree8924.8
Missing19 
TOTAL359100.0
384) Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. - I feel secure in my position. (STATE8)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree18950.8
2) Agree somewhat12533.6
3) Uncertain349.1
4) Disagree somewhat164.3
5) Strongly disagree82.2
Missing6 
TOTAL372100.0
385) Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. - My work is recognized and affirmed by the pastor. (STATE9)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree23262.9
2) Agree somewhat8322.5
3) Uncertain277.3
4) Disagree somewhat195.1
5) Strongly disagree82.2
Missing9 
TOTAL369100.0
386) Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. - There may come a time in the future when I may no longer be able to afford to continue working for the church. (STATE10)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree8623.6
2) Agree somewhat9125.0
3) Uncertain8723.9
4) Disagree somewhat4612.6
5) Strongly disagree5414.8
Missing14 
TOTAL364100.0
387) Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. - I feel I am part of a thriving community in which many of us are achieving spiritual growth. (STATE11)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree14839.9
2) Agree somewhat14940.2
3) Uncertain4010.8
4) Disagree somewhat246.5
5) Strongly disagree102.7
Missing7 
TOTAL371100.0
388) Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. - My work is recognized and affirmed by the parishioners I serve. (STATE12)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree22159.7
2) Agree somewhat12734.3
3) Uncertain133.5
4) Disagree somewhat71.9
5) Strongly disagree20.5
Missing8 
TOTAL370100.0
389) Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. - I feel my opinion is respected by the pastor in my field of expertise. (STATE13)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree22160.1
2) Agree somewhat9926.9
3) Uncertain277.3
4) Disagree somewhat164.3
5) Strongly disagree51.4
Missing10 
TOTAL368100.0
390) Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. - I would feel secure in my position if there was a change in pastor. (STATE14)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree8824.1
2) Agree somewhat8924.4
3) Uncertain8924.4
4) Disagree somewhat297.9
5) Strongly disagree7019.2
Missing13 
TOTAL365100.0
391) Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. - The opportunity to go back to school or college for further training is important to me. (STATE15)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree14042.3
2) Agree somewhat8626.0
3) Uncertain5516.6
4) Disagree somewhat3510.6
5) Strongly disagree154.5
Missing47 
TOTAL331100.0
392) Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. - The ability to transfer to a similar position in another diocese is important to me. (STATE16)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree8021.8
2) Agree somewhat8422.9
3) Uncertain8222.3
4) Disagree somewhat3910.6
5) Strongly disagree8222.3
Missing11 
TOTAL367100.0
393) Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. - Promotional opportunities are important to me. (STATE17)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree7520.4
2) Agree somewhat9124.8
3) Uncertain5615.3
4) Disagree somewhat7420.2
5) Strongly disagree7119.3
Missing11 
TOTAL367100.0
394) In the past 12months, how often have you considered leaving your current position? (LEAVING)
TOTAL%
1) Often6116.4
2) Sometimes9625.7
3) Rarely8823.6
4) Never12834.3
Missing5 
TOTAL373100.0
395) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO "OFTEN," "SOMETIMES" OR "RARELY" CONSIDERED LEAVING THEIR CURRENT POSITION: If you thought of leaving, what was the main reason? (See summary documentation for category labels.) (LEAVING1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL22924.05725
396) What is the length of your present contract/working agreement with the parish in months? (CONTRCT1)
TOTAL%
4) 20.7
6) 20.7
8) 20.7
10) 2810.4
11) 51.9
12) 21680.3
13) 10.4
14) 10.4
18) 10.4
24) 51.9
36) 31.1
48) 10.4
120) 10.4
148) 10.4
Missing109 
TOTAL269100.0
397) How many months remain on your present contract/working agreement with the parish? (CONTRCT2)
TOTAL%
0) 6319.6
1) 61.9
2) 72.2
3) 288.7
4) 9629.9
5) 5216.2
6) 4815.0
7) 61.9
10) 82.5
12) 20.6
16) 10.3
17) 10.3
18) 20.6
54) 10.3
Missing57 
TOTAL321100.0
398) How long do you envision remaining in church ministry of some sort? (CHRMIN)
TOTAL%
1) For the foreseeable future30485.2
2) For a few years beyond my present contract/working agreement with this parish3710.4
3) Until the end of my present contract/working agreement with this parish164.5
Missing21 
TOTAL357100.0
399) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO THOUGHT THEY WERE LEAVING THE CHURCH MINISTRY: What was the main reason? (See summary documentation for category labels.) (CHRMIN1)
TOTAL%
5) 76.7
6) 87.7
7) 11.0
8) 1716.3
11) 11.0
28) 11.0
44) 1211.5
48) 54.8
53) 21.9
56) 11.0
58) 21.9
67) 21.9
76) 11.0
97) 54.8
103) 11.0
104) 11.0
105) 11.0
106) 11.0
107) 11.0
108) 11.0
109) 11.0
110) 11.0
112) 11.0
113) 11.0
114) 11.0
115) 32.9
116) 11.0
117) 11.0
118) 11.0
119) 11.0
120) 21.9
121) 11.0
123) 11.0
124) 11.0
125) 11.0
126) 21.9
127) 11.0
128) 11.0
129) 11.0
130) 11.0
132) 11.0
133) 11.0
134) 11.0
135) 11.0
137) 11.0
138) 11.0
139) 11.0
140) 11.0
141) 11.0
Missing274 
TOTAL104100.0
400) How long do you envision remaining in parish ministry in general? (PARMIN)
TOTAL%
1) For the foreseeable future29081.2
2) For a few years beyond my present contract/working agreement with this parish4111.5
3) Until the end of my present contract/working agreement with this parish267.3
Missing21 
TOTAL357100.0
401) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED LEAVING THE PARISH MINISTRY IN GENERAL: What was the main reason? (See summary documentation for category labels.) (PARMIN1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL9289.70763
402) How long do you envision serving in your present position? (PRESPOS)
TOTAL%
1) For the foreseeable future22562.7
2) For a few years beyond my present contract/working agreement with this parish9025.1
3) Until the end of my present contract/working agreement with this parish4412.3
Missing19 
TOTAL359100.0
403) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED LEAVING THEIR PRESENT POSITION: What was the main reason? (See summary documentation for category labels.) (PRESPOS1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL11087.73665
404) Rank the three most satisfying characteristics about working at your parish. - First characteristic (CHARACT1)
TOTAL%
1) Spiritual life10528.6
2) Working conditions154.1
3) Interactions with clergy102.7
4) Interaction with parishioners7921.5
5) Challenging responsibilities4813.1
6) Affirmation from others71.9
7) Personal satisfaction5715.5
8) Salary30.8
9) Benefits20.5
10) Chance for continuing education10.3
12) Pride in serving the church3710.1
13) Job security30.8
Missing11 
TOTAL367100.0
405) Rank the three most satisfying characteristics about working at your parish. - Second characteristic (CHARACT2)
TOTAL%
1) Spiritual life3810.4
2) Working conditions3910.7
3) Interactions with clergy154.1
4) Interaction with parishioners8222.5
5) Challenging responsibilities7420.3
6) Affirmation from others205.5
7) Personal satisfaction4913.4
8) Salary61.6
9) Benefits10.3
10) Chance for continuing education61.6
12) Pride in serving the church318.5
13) Job security41.1
Missing13 
TOTAL365100.0
406) Rank the three most satisfying characteristics about working at your parish. - Third characteristic (CHARACT3)
TOTAL%
1) Spiritual life3810.6
2) Working conditions287.8
3) Interactions with clergy143.9
4) Interaction with parishioners4813.4
5) Challenging responsibilities4512.6
6) Affirmation from others349.5
7) Personal satisfaction6417.9
8) Salary102.8
9) Benefits102.8
10) Chance for continuing education51.4
11) Support from diocesan office92.5
12) Pride in serving the church4512.6
13) Job security72.0
Missing21 
TOTAL357100.0
407) Rank the three things most in need of improvement at your parish. - First characteristic (IMPROVE1)
TOTAL%
1) Spiritual life278.3
2) Working conditions257.7
3) Interactions with clergy5316.4
4) Interaction with parishioners134.0
5) Challenging responsibilities51.5
6) Affirmation from others164.9
7) Personal satisfaction61.9
8) Salary9027.8
9) Benefits134.0
10) Chance for continuing education134.0
11) Support from diocesan office3510.8
12) Pride in serving the church51.5
13) Job security237.1
Missing54 
TOTAL324100.0
408) Rank the three things most in need of improvement at your parish. - Second characteristic (IMPROVE2)
TOTAL%
1) Spiritual life206.8
2) Working conditions289.5
3) Interactions with clergy258.5
4) Interaction with parishioners62.0
5) Challenging responsibilities51.7
6) Affirmation from others206.8
7) Personal satisfaction51.7
8) Salary5619.0
9) Benefits5117.3
10) Chance for continuing education268.8
11) Support from diocesan office248.1
12) Pride in serving the church82.7
13) Job security217.1
Missing83 
TOTAL295100.0
409) Rank the three things most in need of improvement at your parish. - Third characteristic (IMPROVE3)
TOTAL%
1) Spiritual life218.1
2) Working conditions2810.8
3) Interactions with clergy228.5
4) Interaction with parishioners114.2
5) Challenging responsibilities51.9
6) Affirmation from others259.6
7) Personal satisfaction41.5
8) Salary2911.2
9) Benefits2610.0
10) Chance for continuing education2810.8
11) Support from diocesan office186.9
12) Pride in serving the church72.7
13) Job security3613.8
Missing118 
TOTAL260100.0
410) Rank the three best-developed factors affecting lay/religious parish ministry. - First factor (FACTOR1)
TOTAL%
1) Current preparation of lay/religious for parish ministry10833.9
2) Integration of lay/religious ministers into lay/religious parish ministry9128.5
3) Structures and policies for lay/religious ministers144.4
4) Readiness of priests for lay/religious parish ministers3711.6
5) Readiness of parishioners for lay/religious parish ministers4815.0
6) Current support structures for lay/religious parish ministers216.6
Missing59 
TOTAL319100.0
411) Rank the three best-developed factors affecting lay/religious parish ministry. - Second factor (FACTOR2)
TOTAL%
1) Current preparation of lay/religious for parish ministry3912.6
2) Integration of lay/religious ministers into lay/religious parish ministry9229.8
3) Structures and policies for lay/religious ministers3912.6
4) Readiness of priests for lay/religious parish ministers4715.2
5) Readiness of parishioners for lay/religious parish ministers6420.7
6) Current support structures for lay/religious parish ministers289.1
Missing69 
TOTAL309100.0
412) Rank the three best-developed factors affecting lay/religious parish ministry. - Third factor (FACTOR3)
TOTAL%
1) Current preparation of lay/religious for parish ministry4114.3
2) Integration of lay/religious ministers into lay/religious parish ministry4917.1
3) Structures and policies for lay/religious ministers5318.5
4) Readiness of priests for lay/religious parish ministers279.4
5) Readiness of parishioners for lay/religious parish ministers6322.0
6) Current support structures for lay/religious parish ministers5318.5
Missing92 
TOTAL286100.0
413) Rank the two factors most in need of improvement for the future of lay/religious parish ministry. - First factor (FUTURE1)
TOTAL%
1) Current preparation of lay/religious for parish ministry5517.0
2) Integration of lay/religious ministers into lay/religious parish ministry206.2
3) Structures and policies for lay/religious ministers4614.2
4) Readiness of priests for lay/religious parish ministers11435.2
5) Readiness of parishioners for lay/religious parish ministers3611.1
6) Current support structures for lay/religious parish ministers5316.4
Missing54 
TOTAL324100.0
414) Rank the two factors most in need of improvement for the future of lay/religious parish ministry. - Second factor (FUTURE2)
TOTAL%
1) Current preparation of lay/religious for parish ministry3411.2
2) Integration of lay/religious ministers into lay/religious parish ministry268.6
3) Structures and policies for lay/religious ministers5919.5
4) Readiness of priests for lay/religious parish ministers5217.2
5) Readiness of parishioners for lay/religious parish ministers6320.8
6) Current support structures for lay/religious parish ministers6922.8
Missing75 
TOTAL303100.0
415) I-GENDER: Gender (for use with on-line analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female30380.2
2) Male7519.8
TOTAL378100.0
416) I-BORN: Year of birth (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-BORN)
TOTAL%
1) 1916-1930287.5
2) 1931-19407720.6
3) 1941-195012032.2
4) 1951-19609926.5
5) 1961-19754913.1
Missing5 
TOTAL373100.0
417) I-RACE: Racial/ethnic background (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) Euro-Amer33689.8
2) NonEuroAmr3810.2
Missing4 
TOTAL374100.0
418) I-MARITAL: Marital status (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never marr15541.3
2) Married18950.4
3) Div/sep266.9
4) Widowed51.3
Missing3 
TOTAL375100.0
419) I-EDUC: Please indicate the highest education level you have attained. (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) 7921.2
2) College10728.8
3) MA/MDiv17647.3
4) DMin/PhD102.7
Missing6 
TOTAL372100.0
420) I-RELSTAT: Status (for use with on-line analysis) (I-RELSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Lay person27373.6
2) Religious sister9525.6
3) Religious brother30.8
Missing7 
TOTAL371100.0
421) I-BAPTISM: Were you baptized Roman Catholic as a child, later as an adult, in some other Christian church, or have you never been baptized? (For use with on-line analysis) (I-BAPTISM)
TOTAL%
1) RC as kid34992.3
2) RC adult246.3
3) Other Chr51.3
TOTAL378100.0