New Parish Ministers Survey of Pastors, 1992

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Respondent identification (PARID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3711759.1051284
2) For each relationship, please indicate how close you feel on a scale of 1 (very close) to 5 (not very close). - How close do you feel to God most of the time? (CLOSE1)
TOTAL%
1) Very close16043.4
2) 16845.5
3) 3810.3
4) 30.8
Missing2 
TOTAL369100.0
3) For each relationship, please indicate how close you feel on a scale of 1 (very close) to 5 (not very close). - How close did you feel to God five years ago? (CLOSE2)
TOTAL%
1) Very close12032.5
2) 16243.9
3) 7921.4
4) 82.2
Missing2 
TOTAL369100.0
4) For each relationship, please indicate how close you feel on a scale of 1 (very close) to 5 (not very close). - How close do you feel today to the Catholic Church? (CLOSE3)
TOTAL%
1) Very close15742.5
2) 13536.6
3) 5615.2
4) 184.9
5) Not at all close30.8
Missing2 
TOTAL369100.0
5) For each relationship, please indicate how close you feel on a scale of 1 (very close) to 5 (not very close). - How close did you feel to the Catholic Church five years ago? (CLOSE4)
TOTAL%
1) Very close13937.7
2) 14539.3
3) 7119.2
4) 133.5
5) Not at all close10.3
Missing2 
TOTAL369100.0
6) For each relationship, please indicate how close you feel on a scale of 1 (very close) to 5 (not very close). - How close do you feel to the parish where you serve today? (CLOSE5)
TOTAL%
1) Very close20756.1
2) 10528.5
3) 4311.7
4) 133.5
5) Not at all close10.3
Missing2 
TOTAL369100.0
7) For each relationship, please indicate how close you feel on a scale of 1 (very close) to 5 (not very close). - How close did you feel to the parish where you served five years ago? (CLOSE6)
TOTAL%
1) Very close17246.9
2) 12333.5
3) 4913.4
4) 195.2
5) Not at all close41.1
Missing4 
TOTAL367100.0
8) On a scale of 1 (very religious) to 5 (not at all religious), how would you describe the religious behavior of your family when you were growing up? (RELFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Very religious11330.6
2) 16945.8
3) 6918.7
4) 102.7
5) Not at all religious82.2
Missing2 
TOTAL369100.0
9) 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.19653.3
2) I follow no regular routine; it changes day to day.11029.9
3) I pray mainly during (and seldom apart from) the prayer activities.6216.8
Missing3 
TOTAL368100.0
10) How often do you go on retreats? (RETREAT)
TOTAL%
1) Annually30682.7
2) Occasionally6116.5
3) Never30.8
Missing1 
TOTAL370100.0
11) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - America (READ1)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly11832.2
2) Often4512.3
3) Seldom7921.5
4) Never12534.1
Missing4 
TOTAL367100.0
12) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - The Cara Report (READ2)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly102.7
2) Often123.3
3) Seldom349.3
4) Never31084.7
Missing5 
TOTAL366100.0
13) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - The Catechist (READ3)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly92.5
2) Often246.5
3) Seldom9626.2
4) Never23864.9
Missing4 
TOTAL367100.0
14) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Catechumenate (READ4)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly92.5
2) Often154.1
3) Seldom6718.3
4) Never27675.2
Missing4 
TOTAL367100.0
15) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Chicago Studies (READ5)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly328.7
2) Often308.2
3) Seldom9927.0
4) Never20656.1
Missing4 
TOTAL367100.0
16) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Church (READ6)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly9024.7
2) Often6417.6
3) Seldom4813.2
4) Never16244.5
Missing7 
TOTAL364100.0
17) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Church Personnel Issues (READ7)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly20.5
2) Often102.7
3) Seldom297.9
4) Never32488.8
Missing6 
TOTAL365100.0
18) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Commonweal (READ8)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly256.8
2) Often226.0
3) Seldom7721.0
4) Never24266.1
Missing5 
TOTAL366100.0
19) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Crux of the News (READ9)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly4311.7
2) Often195.2
3) Seldom5214.2
4) Never25268.9
Missing5 
TOTAL366100.0
20) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Emmanuel (READ10)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly215.7
2) Often143.8
3) Seldom5615.3
4) Never27575.1
Missing5 
TOTAL366100.0
21) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Homiletic and Pastoral Review (READ11)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly174.6
2) Often205.5
3) Seldom7219.7
4) Never25770.2
Missing5 
TOTAL366100.0
22) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Liguorian (READ12)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly154.1
2) Often236.3
3) Seldom9225.1
4) Never23764.6
Missing4 
TOTAL367100.0
23) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Living Light (READ13)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly20.5
2) Often71.9
3) Seldom277.4
4) Never32890.1
Missing7 
TOTAL364100.0
24) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - National Catholic Register (READ14)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly133.5
2) Often154.1
3) Seldom4512.3
4) Never29480.1
Missing4 
TOTAL367100.0
25) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - National Catholic Reporter (READ15)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly13135.9
2) Often5615.3
3) Seldom6016.4
4) Never11832.3
Missing6 
TOTAL365100.0
26) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - New Theology Review (READ16)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly92.5
2) Often184.9
3) Seldom4612.6
4) Never29380.1
Missing5 
TOTAL366100.0
27) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Origins (READ17)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly5815.8
2) Often5013.6
3) Seldom10929.7
4) Never15040.9
Missing4 
TOTAL367100.0
28) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Our Sunday Visitor (READ18)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly205.5
2) Often236.3
3) Seldom8723.8
4) Never23664.5
Missing5 
TOTAL366100.0
29) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Mensaje (READ19)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly10.3
2) Often41.1
3) Seldom61.6
4) Never35597.0
Missing5 
TOTAL366100.0
30) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Pastoral Music (READ20)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly164.4
2) Often246.6
3) Seldom5314.5
4) Never27374.6
Missing5 
TOTAL366100.0
31) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Praying (READ21)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly154.1
2) Often184.9
3) Seldom4813.1
4) Never28577.9
Missing5 
TOTAL366100.0
32) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - The Priest (READ22)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly5815.8
2) Often287.6
3) Seldom7019.1
4) Never21157.5
Missing4 
TOTAL367100.0
33) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Review for Religious (READ23)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly51.4
2) Often92.5
3) Seldom287.7
4) Never32388.5
Missing6 
TOTAL365100.0
34) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Revista/Maryknoll (READ24)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly4311.7
2) Often4712.8
3) Seldom6016.4
4) Never21659.0
Missing5 
TOTAL366100.0
35) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Salt (READ25)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly51.4
2) Often113.0
3) Seldom4612.6
4) Never30483.1
Missing5 
TOTAL366100.0
36) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Sojourners (READ26)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly102.7
2) Often164.4
3) Seldom6718.4
4) Never27274.5
Missing6 
TOTAL365100.0
37) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - St. Anthony's Messenger (READ27)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly318.5
2) Often4913.4
3) Seldom10528.8
4) Never18049.3
Missing6 
TOTAL365100.0
38) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Theological Studies (READ28)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly195.2
2) Often4813.1
3) Seldom7319.9
4) Never22661.7
Missing5 
TOTAL366100.0
39) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Today's Parish (READ29)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly4712.8
2) Often5815.8
3) Seldom7219.7
4) Never18951.6
Missing5 
TOTAL366100.0
40) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Twin Circle (READ30)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly41.1
2) Often41.1
3) Seldom184.9
4) Never34092.9
Missing5 
TOTAL366100.0
41) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - U.S. Catholic (READ31)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly349.3
2) Often4412.1
3) Seldom10027.4
4) Never18751.2
Missing6 
TOTAL365100.0
42) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - The Wanderer (READ32)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly92.5
2) Often82.2
3) Seldom328.7
4) Never31886.6
Missing4 
TOTAL367100.0
43) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Worship (READ33)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly256.8
2) Often3710.1
3) Seldom9024.6
4) Never21458.5
Missing5 
TOTAL366100.0
44) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Your diocesan newspaper (READ34)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly27274.3
2) Often6618.0
3) Seldom184.9
4) Never102.7
Missing5 
TOTAL366100.0
45) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Other, first mention (READ35)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly11633.0
2) Often226.3
3) Seldom51.4
4) Never20959.4
Missing19 
TOTAL352100.0
46) What other periodicals do you read? - First mention (see summary documentation for categories) (READOTH1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL14237.76127
47) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Other, second mention (READ36)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly4613.3
2) Often144.0
4) Never28682.7
Missing25 
TOTAL346100.0
48) What other periodicals do you read? - Second mention (see summary documentation for categories) (READOTH2)
TOTAL%
3) 11.6
7) 11.6
12) 34.9
15) 23.3
20) 11.6
24) 11.6
25) 23.3
26) 11.6
34) 11.6
38) 11.6
47) 23.3
48) 11.6
51) 11.6
59) 23.3
65) 11.6
69) 11.6
72) 23.3
81) 11.6
89) 11.6
90) 11.6
96) 11.6
98) 11.6
99) 11.6
100) 11.6
101) 23.3
102) 11.6
103) 23.3
104) 23.3
105) 11.6
106) 11.6
107) 11.6
109) 23.3
110) 11.6
112) 11.6
113) 11.6
114) 11.6
115) 11.6
116) 11.6
118) 11.6
119) 11.6
120) 11.6
121) 11.6
122) 11.6
123) 11.6
125) 11.6
127) 11.6
128) 11.6
129) 11.6
130) 11.6
131) 11.6
Missing310 
TOTAL61100.0
49) Here is a list of periodicals ministers report reading. Please indicate how frequently you read these periodicals. - Other, third mention (READ37)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly308.6
2) Often20.6
3) Seldom10.3
4) Never31490.5
Missing24 
TOTAL347100.0
50) What other periodicals do you read? - Third mention (see summary documentation for categories) (READOTH3)
TOTAL%
3) 13.1
5) 13.1
6) 13.1
22) 13.1
26) 13.1
38) 13.1
59) 13.1
62) 13.1
69) 13.1
72) 39.4
132) 13.1
133) 13.1
134) 13.1
135) 26.3
136) 13.1
139) 13.1
141) 13.1
142) 13.1
143) 13.1
144) 13.1
145) 13.1
146) 13.1
147) 13.1
148) 13.1
149) 13.1
151) 13.1
153) 13.1
154) 13.1
155) 13.1
Missing339 
TOTAL32100.0
51) Here is a list of means by which pastors report recruiting lay and/or religious staff members. Please indicate how frequently you use these practices when you recruit parish staff. - One-to-one recruiting from people you know (RECRUIT1)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly18152.5
2) Often11934.5
3) Seldom349.9
4) Never113.2
Missing26 
TOTAL345100.0
52) Here is a list of means by which pastors report recruiting lay and/or religious staff members. Please indicate how frequently you use these practices when you recruit parish staff. - Advertisement in parish bulletin(s) (RECRUIT2)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly7622.6
2) Often12236.2
3) Seldom9127.0
4) Never4814.2
Missing34 
TOTAL337100.0
53) Here is a list of means by which pastors report recruiting lay and/or religious staff members. Please indicate how frequently you use these practices when you recruit parish staff. - Use of diocesan recruiting network or clearinghouse (RECRUIT3)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly6820.3
2) Often8224.5
3) Seldom8826.3
4) Never9729.0
Missing36 
TOTAL335100.0
54) Here is a list of means by which pastors report recruiting lay and/or religious staff members. Please indicate how frequently you use these practices when you recruit parish staff. - Advertisement in diocesan or other local papers (RECRUIT4)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly3610.8
2) Often4814.5
3) Seldom10030.1
4) Never14844.6
Missing39 
TOTAL332100.0
55) Here is a list of means by which pastors report recruiting lay and/or religious staff members. Please indicate how frequently you use these practices when you recruit parish staff. - Advertisement in national papers, publications (RECRUIT5)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly237.1
2) Often247.4
3) Seldom6821.1
4) Never20864.4
Missing48 
TOTAL323100.0
56) Here is a list of means by which pastors report recruiting lay and/or religious staff members. Please indicate how frequently you use these practices when you recruit parish staff. - Contact with religious orders (RECRUIT6)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly278.1
2) Often8726.2
3) Seldom11133.4
4) Never10732.2
Missing39 
TOTAL332100.0
57) Here is a list of means by which pastors report recruiting lay and/or religious staff members. Please indicate how frequently you use these practices when you recruit parish staff. - Contact with colleges, universities, etc. (RECRUIT7)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly123.7
2) Often5617.2
3) Seldom9729.8
4) Never16149.4
Missing45 
TOTAL326100.0
58) Here is a list of means by which pastors report recruiting lay and/or religious staff members. Please indicate how frequently you use these practices when you recruit parish staff. - Other (RECRUIT8)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly515.6
2) Often26.3
3) Seldom26.3
4) Never2371.9
Missing339 
TOTAL32100.0
59) What other means do you use when you recruit parish staff? (REOTHR)
TOTAL%
5) Word of mouth216.7
6) Diocesan offices18.3
7) Parishioner advice18.3
8) Have not done it18.3
9) Look at volunteers18.3
10) Employment services18.3
11) Staff intact for 10 or more years18.3
12) From within volunteer ministry18.3
13) The Channel Program18.3
14) Have not recruited18.3
15) Priest and lay friends18.3
Missing359 
TOTAL12100.0
60) Who is responsible for recruiting/hiring? - First response (RSPHIR1)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor/administrator35697.5
2) Other staff41.1
7) Other51.4
Missing6 
TOTAL365100.0
61) Who is responsible for recruiting/hiring? - Second response (RSPHIR2)
TOTAL%
2) Other staff16470.7
3) Parish council members3916.8
4) Other parishioners83.4
5) Diocesan staff31.3
6) Religious order staff52.2
7) Other135.6
Missing139 
TOTAL232100.0
62) Who is responsible for recruiting/hiring? - Third response (RSPHIR3)
TOTAL%
3) Parish council members4848.5
4) Other parishioners2828.3
5) Diocesan staff1212.1
6) Religious order staff44.0
7) Other77.1
Missing272 
TOTAL99100.0
63) Who is responsible for recruiting/hiring? - Fourth response (RSPHIR4)
TOTAL%
4) Other parishioners1751.5
5) Diocesan staff515.2
6) Religious order staff39.1
7) Other824.2
Missing338 
TOTAL33100.0
64) Who else is responsible for recruiting/hiring? (RSPOTH)
TOTAL%
8) Interview candidate12.6
9) Pastoral team members37.9
10) Recruitment committee12.6
11) Pastor and team directors12.6
12) Finance council25.3
13) Search for each opening12.6
14) School board12.6
15) Personnel committee37.9
16) Business manager25.3
17) Religious order leaders12.6
18) Lay administrator12.6
19) Administrator12.6
20) Finance committee12.6
21) Staff on research committee12.6
22) Principal25.3
23) Pastor and parish12.6
24) Personal committee12.6
25) Priest friends12.6
26) Ad hoc committees12.6
27) Search committee of parishioners12.6
28) Ad hoc search committees12.6
29) Committee chosen12.6
30) Finance committee12.6
31) Funding council12.6
32) Committee to review12.6
33) Selected search groups12.6
34) Consolidated school board12.6
35) DRE12.6
36) Maintenance committee12.6
37) School board and pastor12.6
38) Trustees12.6
Missing333 
TOTAL38100.0
65) Does the parish use written employment guidelines and/or policies related to the recruiting, hiring and/or contracting of lay and/or religious pastoral staff members? (GUIDE1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, parish's own guidelines/policies4814.5
2) Yes, diocesan guidelines/policies11534.7
3) Yes, combination of diocesan and parish guidelines/policies13741.4
4) Yes, other10.3
5) No309.1
Missing40 
TOTAL331100.0
66) What other written employment guidelines and/or policies related to the recruiting, hiring and/or contracting of lay and/or religious pastoral staff members does the parish use? (GUIDE1A)
TOTAL%
6) Job description1100.0
Missing370 
TOTAL1100.0
67) Does the parish use written employment guidelines and/or policies to determine the compensation of lay and/or religious pastoral staff members? (COMP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, parish's own guidelines/policies4713.5
2) Yes, diocesan guidelines/policies12134.8
3) Yes, combination of diocesan and parish guidelines/policies14240.8
4) Yes, other (specify)41.1
5) No349.8
Missing23 
TOTAL348100.0
68) What other written employment guidelines and/or policies to determine the compensation of lay and/or religious pastoral staff members does the parish use? (COMP1)
TOTAL%
6) Stanton survey125.0
7) Budget125.0
8) Average for type of work125.0
9) Diocesan/neighborhood parishes125.0
Missing367 
TOTAL4100.0
69) Does the parish provide lay and/or religious pastoral staff members with a written job description? (JOBDSCR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30384.2
2) No5715.8
Missing11 
TOTAL360100.0
70) Does the parish provide lay and/or religious staff members with a written job contract? (JOBCON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25170.3
2) No10629.7
Missing14 
TOTAL357100.0
71) Does the parish provide a formal performance evaluation of lay and/or religious pastoral staff members at least every year? (EVALUATE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16946.3
2) No19653.7
Missing6 
TOTAL365100.0
72) Do you regularly meet with lay and/or religious pastoral staff members to review their job performance? (REVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25569.7
2) No11130.3
Missing5 
TOTAL366100.0
73) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO MEET REGULARLY WITH LAY AND/OR RELIGIOUS PASTORAL STAFF MEMBERS TO REVIEW THEIR JOB PERFORMANCE - How often do you meet? (REVIEW1)
TOTAL%
1) Annually13553.1
2) Semi-annually5220.5
3) Quarterly3011.8
4) Monthly3714.6
Missing117 
TOTAL254100.0
74) Do lay and/or religious pastoral staff members feel free to discuss difficulties and differences of opinion with you? (DISCUSS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35598.3
2) No61.7
Missing10 
TOTAL361100.0
75) Is there a grievance procedure in your parish or diocese? (GRVNCE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29180.2
2) No7219.8
Missing8 
TOTAL363100.0
76) In hiring someone for a professional ministry position, how important are the following to you on a scale of 1 (very important) to 4 (not at all important)? - The person is lay. (HIRNG1)
TOTAL%
1) Very important3710.2
2) 7420.4
3) 11331.2
4) Not at all important13838.1
Missing9 
TOTAL362100.0
77) In hiring someone for a professional ministry position, how important are the following to you on a scale of 1 (very important) to 4 (not at all important)? - The person is a parishioner. (HIRNG2)
TOTAL%
1) Very important359.8
2) 6618.4
3) 11431.8
4) Not at all important14339.9
Missing13 
TOTAL358100.0
78) In hiring someone for a professional ministry position, how important are the following to you on a scale of 1 (very important) to 4 (not at all important)? - The person is a religious. (HIRNG3)
TOTAL%
1) Very important226.2
2) 5214.6
3) 12434.9
4) Not at all important15744.2
Missing16 
TOTAL355100.0
79) In hiring someone for a professional ministry position, how important are the following to you on a scale of 1 (very important) to 4 (not at all important)? - The person is male. (HIRNG4)
TOTAL%
1) Very important30.8
2) 133.6
3) 8523.6
4) Not at all important25971.9
Missing11 
TOTAL360100.0
80) In hiring someone for a professional ministry position, how important are the following to you on a scale of 1 (very important) to 4 (not at all important)? - The person is female. (HIRNG5)
TOTAL%
1) Very important61.7
2) 185.0
3) 8924.7
4) Not at all important24868.7
Missing10 
TOTAL361100.0
81) In hiring someone for a professional ministry position, how important are the following to you on a scale of 1 (very important) to 4 (not at all important)? - Their salary will not be the family's primary income. (HIRNG6)
TOTAL%
1) Very important4412.2
2) 7821.6
3) 12534.6
4) Not at all important11431.6
Missing10 
TOTAL361100.0
82) In hiring someone for a professional ministry position, how important are the following to you on a scale of 1 (very important) to 4 (not at all important)? - They can receive health care via their spouse. (HIRNG7)
TOTAL%
1) Very important308.3
2) 5715.7
3) 10930.1
4) Not at all important16645.9
Missing9 
TOTAL362100.0
83) In hiring someone for a professional ministry position, how important are the following to you on a scale of 1 (very important) to 4 (not at all important)? - The person has a similar ecclesiology. (HIRNG8)
TOTAL%
1) Very important15342.7
2) 14941.6
3) 4111.5
4) Not at all important154.2
Missing13 
TOTAL358100.0
84) In hiring someone for a professional ministry position, how important are the following to you on a scale of 1 (very important) to 4 (not at all important)? - The person has a degree in a ministry-related field. (HIRNG9)
TOTAL%
1) Very important6518.1
2) 19153.1
3) 8323.1
4) Not at all important215.8
Missing11 
TOTAL360100.0
85) In hiring someone for a professional ministry position, how important are the following to you on a scale of 1 (very important) to 4 (not at all important)? - The person has experience in ministry. (HIRNG10)
TOTAL%
1) Very important10428.7
2) 20757.0
3) 4913.5
4) Not at all important30.8
Missing8 
TOTAL363100.0
86) In hiring someone for a professional ministry position, how important are the following to you on a scale of 1 (very important) to 4 (not at all important)? - The person is prayerful. (HIRNG11)
TOTAL%
1) Very important18049.7
2) 15242.0
3) 298.0
4) Not at all important10.3
Missing9 
TOTAL362100.0
87) In hiring someone for a professional ministry position, how important are the following to you on a scale of 1 (very important) to 4 (not at all important)? - The person has good relational skills. (HIRNG12)
TOTAL%
1) Very important24667.0
2) 11431.1
3) 61.6
4) Not at all important10.3
Missing4 
TOTAL367100.0
88) In hiring someone for a professional ministry position, how important are the following to you on a scale of 1 (very important) to 4 (not at all important)? - The person's ethnic background matches the parishioners'. (HIRNG13)
TOTAL%
1) Very important143.9
2) 5114.1
3) 12334.0
4) Not at all important17448.1
Missing9 
TOTAL362100.0
89) In hiring someone for a professional ministry position, how important are the following to you on a scale of 1 (very important) to 4 (not at all important)? - The person is bilingual. (HIRNG14)
TOTAL%
1) Very important185.0
2) 339.2
3) 8724.2
4) Not at all important22161.6
Missing12 
TOTAL359100.0
90) In hiring someone for a professional ministry position, how important are the following to you on a scale of 1 (very important) to 4 (not at all important)? - The person is married. (HIRNG15)
TOTAL%
2) 92.5
3) 5715.8
4) Not at all important29481.7
Missing11 
TOTAL360100.0
91) 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 important17748.5
2) 9927.1
3) 5414.8
4) 256.8
5) Not at all important102.7
Missing6 
TOTAL365100.0
92) 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) Regularly24066.7
2) Occasionally9526.4
3) Never256.9
Missing11 
TOTAL360100.0
93) 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 important7921.9
2) 8824.4
3) 11231.1
4) 5615.6
5) Not at all important256.9
Missing11 
TOTAL360100.0
94) 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) Regularly8824.7
2) Occasionally17549.2
3) Never9326.1
Missing15 
TOTAL356100.0
95) 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 important4111.4
2) 9325.8
3) 12033.2
4) 7320.2
5) Not at all important349.4
Missing10 
TOTAL361100.0
96) 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) Regularly6819.0
2) Occasionally25972.5
3) Never308.4
Missing14 
TOTAL357100.0
97) 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 important4713.1
2) 6718.7
3) 8924.8
4) 8222.8
5) Not at all important7420.6
Missing12 
TOTAL359100.0
98) 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) Regularly5014.0
2) Occasionally12735.7
3) Never17950.3
Missing15 
TOTAL356100.0
99) 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 important3710.4
2) 8022.4
3) 10830.3
4) 8022.4
5) Not at all important5214.6
Missing14 
TOTAL357100.0
100) 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) Regularly349.6
2) Occasionally13838.8
3) Never18451.7
Missing15 
TOTAL356100.0
101) 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 important6718.7
2) 11231.3
3) 9626.8
4) 4512.6
5) Not at all important3810.6
Missing13 
TOTAL358100.0
102) 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) Regularly7621.5
2) Occasionally17750.0
3) Never10128.5
Missing17 
TOTAL354100.0
103) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE STAFF MEETINGS - How often do they occur? (STFFMEET)
TOTAL%
1) Weekly8927.0
2) Every other week8626.1
3) Monthly7923.9
4) Less than monthly7623.0
Missing41 
TOTAL330100.0
104) Regarding working styles, all things considered, which statement best describes the way the parish staff works together? (WRKSTYL)
TOTAL%
1) We work together on most ministries of the parish.7019.2
2) We work together on some ministries of the parish, but each is basically responsible for her/his own work.28477.8
3) We each tend to work on our own.113.0
Missing6 
TOTAL365100.0
105) Regarding communications, all things considered, which statement best describes the way the parish staff communicates? (CMMNCTNS)
TOTAL%
1) There is full and open communication among all staff members.21158.4
2) The pastor and each staff member try to keep in communication.14239.3
3) Communication among members of the staff is very limited.82.2
Missing10 
TOTAL361100.0
106) Regarding decisions, all things considered, which statement best describes the way the parish staff makes decisions? (DECISIO1)
TOTAL%
1) The pastoral staff makes most major parish ministry-related decisions jointly with the pastor and the parish council.13438.1
2) The pastoral staff as a group makes most major parish ministry-related decisions with the pastor.8624.4
3) Each pastoral staff member makes major ministry-related decisions regarding her or his area of parish ministry with the pastor.11532.7
4) Each pastoral staff member makes major ministry-related decisions regarding her or his area of parish ministry independent of the pastor.20.6
5) The pastor makes most major ministry-related decisions.102.8
6) Other51.4
Missing19 
TOTAL352100.0
107) What other ways describe the way the parish staff makes decisions? (DECISIO2)
TOTAL%
7) Staff with pastor120.0
8) Consensus120.0
9) Mixed120.0
10) Staff with the pastor and the parish council and mostly the pastor120.0
11) Staff with the pastor and the parish council, pastoral staff as a group and staff member individually makes decisions over his or her area with the pastor120.0
Missing366 
TOTAL5100.0
108) Regarding support, do you feel adequately supported by the following? - Other ordained staff (SUPPORT1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20657.9
2) No195.3
3) Not applicable13136.8
Missing15 
TOTAL356100.0
109) Regarding support, do you feel adequately supported by the following? - Lay persons on staff (SUPPORT2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35196.2
2) No102.7
3) Not applicable41.1
Missing6 
TOTAL365100.0
110) Regarding support, do you feel adequately supported by the following? - Religious on staff (SUPPORT3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20358.5
2) No113.2
3) Not applicable13338.3
Missing24 
TOTAL347100.0
111) Regarding support, do you feel adequately supported by the following? - Parish council/leadership (SUPPORT4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32991.1
2) No123.3
3) Not applicable205.5
Missing10 
TOTAL361100.0
112) Regarding support, do you feel adequately supported by the following? - Parishioners in general (SUPPORT5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34494.8
2) No195.2
Missing8 
TOTAL363100.0
113) Which of the following best characterizes the way lay and/or religious staff members work with you? (WORKYOU)
TOTAL%
1) Team member14441.3
2) Staff member12134.7
3) Colleague6418.3
4) Employee72.0
5) Helper51.4
6) Friend82.3
Missing22 
TOTAL349100.0
114) Describe the pastoral staff as a group. - Team vs. staff (STAFF1)
TOTAL%
1) Team5114.7
2) 12536.0
3) 9427.1
4) 6318.2
5) Staff144.0
Missing24 
TOTAL347100.0
115) Describe the pastoral staff as a group. - Co-workers vs. friends (STAFF2)
TOTAL%
1) Co-workers3510.0
2) 11432.7
3) 13739.3
4) 5214.9
5) Friends113.2
Missing22 
TOTAL349100.0
116) Describe the pastoral staff as a group. - Collaborative vs. work independently (STAFF3)
TOTAL%
1) Collaborative5114.6
2) 15343.7
3) 10530.0
4) 3610.3
5) Work independently51.4
Missing21 
TOTAL350100.0
117) Describe the pastoral staff as a group. - Serious vs. light-hearted (STAFF4)
TOTAL%
1) Serious236.6
2) 7722.1
3) 17249.3
4) 6618.9
5) Light-hearted113.2
Missing22 
TOTAL349100.0
118) Describe the pastoral staff as a group. - Laid-back vs. constant initiative (STAFF5)
TOTAL%
1) Laid-back51.4
2) 4512.9
3) 15945.4
4) 11633.1
5) Constant initiative257.1
Missing21 
TOTAL350100.0
119) Describe the pastoral staff as a group. - Liberal vs. conservative (STAFF6)
TOTAL%
1) Liberal236.6
2) 10630.4
3) 16647.6
4) 4914.0
5) Conservative51.4
Missing22 
TOTAL349100.0
120) All things considered, please indicate on a scale of 1 (completely prepared) to 5 (not at all prepared) how well prepared you feel the lay and religious ministers on your staff are to perform these ministry activities if the need arose. - Liturgy planning/development (RESPNS1)
TOTAL%
1) Completely prepared10428.5
2) 15743.0
3) 7620.8
4) 246.6
5) Not at all prepared41.1
Missing6 
TOTAL365100.0
121) All things considered, please indicate on a scale of 1 (completely prepared) to 5 (not at all prepared) how well prepared you feel the lay and religious ministers on your staff are to perform these ministry activities if the need arose. - Liturgical music: performing/conducting (RESPNS2)
TOTAL%
1) Completely prepared14138.7
2) 12033.0
3) 5615.4
4) 318.5
5) Not at all prepared164.4
Missing7 
TOTAL364100.0
122) All things considered, please indicate on a scale of 1 (completely prepared) to 5 (not at all prepared) how well prepared you feel the lay and religious ministers on your staff are to perform these ministry activities if the need arose. - Liturgy leadership (RESPNS3)
TOTAL%
1) Completely prepared9726.7
2) 15342.1
3) 7620.9
4) 328.8
5) Not at all prepared51.4
Missing8 
TOTAL363100.0
123) All things considered, please indicate on a scale of 1 (completely prepared) to 5 (not at all prepared) how well prepared you feel the lay and religious ministers on your staff are to perform these ministry activities if the need arose. - Marriage preparation (RESPNS4)
TOTAL%
1) Completely prepared8022.2
2) 13838.2
3) 7821.6
4) 4412.2
5) Not at all prepared215.8
Missing10 
TOTAL361100.0
124) All things considered, please indicate on a scale of 1 (completely prepared) to 5 (not at all prepared) how well prepared you feel the lay and religious ministers on your staff are to perform these ministry activities if the need arose. - Ministry to the separated/divorced (RESPNS5)
TOTAL%
1) Completely prepared318.8
2) 8022.6
3) 10028.2
4) 9125.7
5) Not at all prepared5214.7
Missing17 
TOTAL354100.0
125) All things considered, please indicate on a scale of 1 (completely prepared) to 5 (not at all prepared) how well prepared you feel the lay and religious ministers on your staff are to perform these ministry activities if the need arose. - Sacramental preparation (RESPNS6)
TOTAL%
1) Completely prepared20957.4
2) 12935.4
3) 256.9
4) 10.3
Missing7 
TOTAL364100.0
126) All things considered, please indicate on a scale of 1 (completely prepared) to 5 (not at all prepared) how well prepared you feel the lay and religious ministers on your staff are to perform these ministry activities if the need arose. - Religious education (children/youth) (RESPNS7)
TOTAL%
1) Completely prepared20455.7
2) 14138.5
3) 184.9
4) 30.8
Missing5 
TOTAL366100.0
127) All things considered, please indicate on a scale of 1 (completely prepared) to 5 (not at all prepared) how well prepared you feel the lay and religious ministers on your staff are to perform these ministry activities if the need arose. - Religious education (adults) (RESPNS8)
TOTAL%
1) Completely prepared11331.0
2) 14740.4
3) 7520.6
4) 246.6
5) Not at all prepared51.4
Missing7 
TOTAL364100.0
128) All things considered, please indicate on a scale of 1 (completely prepared) to 5 (not at all prepared) how well prepared you feel the lay and religious ministers on your staff are to perform these ministry activities if the need arose. - Catechumenate (RESPNS9)
TOTAL%
1) Completely prepared17548.7
2) 12133.7
3) 3810.6
4) 143.9
5) Not at all prepared113.1
Missing12 
TOTAL359100.0
129) All things considered, please indicate on a scale of 1 (completely prepared) to 5 (not at all prepared) how well prepared you feel the lay and religious ministers on your staff are to perform these ministry activities if the need arose. - Youth/young adult ministry (RESPNS10)
TOTAL%
1) Completely prepared8824.2
2) 12734.9
3) 8824.2
4) 5013.7
5) Not at all prepared113.0
Missing7 
TOTAL364100.0
130) All things considered, please indicate on a scale of 1 (completely prepared) to 5 (not at all prepared) how well prepared you feel the lay and religious ministers on your staff are to perform these ministry activities if the need arose. - Prayer/reflection: small groups (RESPNS11)
TOTAL%
1) Completely prepared8824.4
2) 15141.9
3) 7520.8
4) 3810.6
5) Not at all prepared82.2
Missing11 
TOTAL360100.0
131) All things considered, please indicate on a scale of 1 (completely prepared) to 5 (not at all prepared) how well prepared you feel the lay and religious ministers on your staff are to perform these ministry activities if the need arose. - Counseling/spiritual directing (RESPNS12)
TOTAL%
1) Completely prepared3710.2
2) 13737.8
3) 9927.3
4) 6116.9
5) Not at all prepared287.7
Missing9 
TOTAL362100.0
132) All things considered, please indicate on a scale of 1 (completely prepared) to 5 (not at all prepared) how well prepared you feel the lay and religious ministers on your staff are to perform these ministry activities if the need arose. - Social service (meeting individual needs) (RESPNS13)
TOTAL%
1) Completely prepared8323.0
2) 14439.9
3) 9526.3
4) 3610.0
5) Not at all prepared30.8
Missing10 
TOTAL361100.0
133) All things considered, please indicate on a scale of 1 (completely prepared) to 5 (not at all prepared) how well prepared you feel the lay and religious ministers on your staff are to perform these ministry activities if the need arose. - Social action (action for change) (RESPNS14)
TOTAL%
1) Completely prepared3610.0
2) 9225.5
3) 12233.8
4) 8323.0
5) Not at all prepared287.8
Missing10 
TOTAL361100.0
134) All things considered, please indicate on a scale of 1 (completely prepared) to 5 (not at all prepared) how well prepared you feel the lay and religious ministers on your staff are to perform these ministry activities if the need arose. - 12-step program (RESPNS15)
TOTAL%
1) Completely prepared215.9
2) 4713.3
3) 8122.9
4) 10329.1
5) Not at all prepared10228.8
Missing17 
TOTAL354100.0
135) All things considered, please indicate on a scale of 1 (completely prepared) to 5 (not at all prepared) how well prepared you feel the lay and religious ministers on your staff are to perform these ministry activities if the need arose. - Evangelization (RESPNS16)
TOTAL%
1) Completely prepared4211.6
2) 11632.0
3) 13537.3
4) 5916.3
5) Not at all prepared102.8
Missing9 
TOTAL362100.0
136) All things considered, please indicate on a scale of 1 (completely prepared) to 5 (not at all prepared) how well prepared you feel the lay and religious ministers on your staff are to perform these ministry activities if the need arose. - Care of the sick/hospital ministry (RESPNS17)
TOTAL%
1) Completely prepared16244.5
2) 15642.9
3) 359.6
4) 92.5
5) Not at all prepared20.5
Missing7 
TOTAL364100.0
137) All things considered, please indicate on a scale of 1 (completely prepared) to 5 (not at all prepared) how well prepared you feel the lay and religious ministers on your staff are to perform these ministry activities if the need arose. - Ministry to the bereaved (RESPNS18)
TOTAL%
1) Completely prepared9927.3
2) 15141.6
3) 6618.2
4) 3810.5
5) Not at all prepared92.5
Missing8 
TOTAL363100.0
138) All things considered, please indicate on a scale of 1 (completely prepared) to 5 (not at all prepared) how well prepared you feel the lay and religious ministers on your staff are to perform these ministry activities if the need arose. - Ministry to the elderly (RESPNS19)
TOTAL%
1) Completely prepared11331.0
2) 16946.4
3) 5916.2
4) 195.2
5) Not at all prepared41.1
Missing7 
TOTAL364100.0
139) All things considered, please indicate on a scale of 1 (completely prepared) to 5 (not at all prepared) how well prepared you feel the lay and religious ministers on your staff are to perform these ministry activities if the need arose. - Home visiting (RESPNS20)
TOTAL%
1) Completely prepared10328.4
2) 14640.2
3) 7119.6
4) 339.1
5) Not at all prepared102.8
Missing8 
TOTAL363100.0
140) All things considered, please indicate on a scale of 1 (completely prepared) to 5 (not at all prepared) how well prepared you feel the lay and religious ministers on your staff are to perform these ministry activities if the need arose. - Hospitality ministry (RESPNS21)
TOTAL%
1) Completely prepared10428.7
2) 15442.4
3) 7320.1
4) 308.3
5) Not at all prepared20.6
Missing8 
TOTAL363100.0
141) All things considered, please indicate on a scale of 1 (completely prepared) to 5 (not at all prepared) how well prepared you feel the lay and religious ministers on your staff are to perform these ministry activities if the need arose. - Parish fund-raising (RESPNS22)
TOTAL%
1) Completely prepared4612.7
2) 11030.3
3) 11431.4
4) 7219.8
5) Not at all prepared215.8
Missing8 
TOTAL363100.0
142) All things considered, please indicate on a scale of 1 (completely prepared) to 5 (not at all prepared) how well prepared you feel the lay and religious ministers on your staff are to perform these ministry activities if the need arose. - Finance/building management (RESPNS23)
TOTAL%
1) Completely prepared7520.6
2) 13537.1
3) 9626.4
4) 4612.6
5) Not at all prepared123.3
Missing7 
TOTAL364100.0
143) All things considered, please indicate on a scale of 1 (completely prepared) to 5 (not at all prepared) how well prepared you feel the lay and religious ministers on your staff are to perform these ministry activities if the need arose. - Hiring personnel (RESPNS24)
TOTAL%
1) Completely prepared4311.9
2) 13036.1
3) 11632.2
4) 5013.9
5) Not at all prepared215.8
Missing11 
TOTAL360100.0
144) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be required for the work of lay and religious pastoral staff members in your parish. Please indicate whether they are adequately prepared in these skills. - Administrating (SKLPRE1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29884.7
2) No5415.3
Missing19 
TOTAL352100.0
145) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be required for the work of lay and religious pastoral staff members in your parish. Please indicate whether these skills are required for their work. - Administrating (SKLWRK1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29386.7
2) No4513.3
Missing33 
TOTAL338100.0
146) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be required for the work of lay and religious pastoral staff members in your parish. Please indicate whether they are adequately prepared in these skills. - Collaborating (SKLPRE2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31989.6
2) No3710.4
Missing15 
TOTAL356100.0
147) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be required for the work of lay and religious pastoral staff members in your parish. Please indicate whether these skills are required for their work. - Collaborating (SKLWRK2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32596.4
2) No123.6
Missing34 
TOTAL337100.0
148) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be required for the work of lay and religious pastoral staff members in your parish. Please indicate whether they are adequately prepared in these skills. - Communicating one-on-one (SKLPRE3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33694.6
2) No195.4
Missing16 
TOTAL355100.0
149) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be required for the work of lay and religious pastoral staff members in your parish. Please indicate whether these skills are required for their work. - Communicating one-on-one (SKLWRK3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32597.6
2) No82.4
Missing38 
TOTAL333100.0
150) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be required for the work of lay and religious pastoral staff members in your parish. Please indicate whether they are adequately prepared in these skills. - Counseling (SKLPRE4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18153.4
2) No15846.6
Missing32 
TOTAL339100.0
151) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be required for the work of lay and religious pastoral staff members in your parish. Please indicate whether these skills are required for their work. - Counseling (SKLWRK4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20062.3
2) No12137.7
Missing50 
TOTAL321100.0
152) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be required for the work of lay and religious pastoral staff members in your parish. Please indicate whether they are adequately prepared in these skills. - Communicating to public groups (i.e., speaking, writing, etc.) (SKLPRE5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28179.4
2) No7320.6
Missing17 
TOTAL354100.0
153) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be required for the work of lay and religious pastoral staff members in your parish. Please indicate whether these skills are required for their work. - Communicating to public groups (i.e., speaking, writing, etc.) (SKLWRK5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28084.6
2) No5115.4
Missing40 
TOTAL331100.0
154) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be required for the work of lay and religious pastoral staff members in your parish. Please indicate whether they are adequately prepared in these skills. - Facilitating events/meetings (SKLPRE6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32891.6
2) No308.4
Missing13 
TOTAL358100.0
155) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be required for the work of lay and religious pastoral staff members in your parish. Please indicate whether these skills are required for their work. - Facilitating events/meetings (SKLWRK6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31694.3
2) No195.7
Missing36 
TOTAL335100.0
156) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be required for the work of lay and religious pastoral staff members in your parish. Please indicate whether they are adequately prepared in these skills. - Leading/co-leading prayer (SKLPRE7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30385.4
2) No5214.6
Missing16 
TOTAL355100.0
157) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be required for the work of lay and religious pastoral staff members in your parish. Please indicate whether these skills are required for their work. - Leading/co-leading prayer (SKLWRK7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29487.5
2) No4212.5
Missing35 
TOTAL336100.0
158) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be required for the work of lay and religious pastoral staff members in your parish. Please indicate whether they are adequately prepared in these skills. - Managing conflict (SKLPRE8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18052.8
2) No16147.2
Missing30 
TOTAL341100.0
159) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be required for the work of lay and religious pastoral staff members in your parish. Please indicate whether these skills are required for their work. - Managing conflict (SKLWRK8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24274.2
2) No8425.8
Missing45 
TOTAL326100.0
160) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be required for the work of lay and religious pastoral staff members in your parish. Please indicate whether they are adequately prepared in these skills. - Ministry training (skills) (SKLPRE9)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27278.2
2) No7621.8
Missing23 
TOTAL348100.0
161) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be required for the work of lay and religious pastoral staff members in your parish. Please indicate whether these skills are required for their work. - Ministry training (skills) (SKLWRK9)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28185.4
2) No4814.6
Missing42 
TOTAL329100.0
162) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be required for the work of lay and religious pastoral staff members in your parish. Please indicate whether they are adequately prepared in these skills. - Motivating involvement (SKLPRE10)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24671.5
2) No9828.5
Missing27 
TOTAL344100.0
163) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be required for the work of lay and religious pastoral staff members in your parish. Please indicate whether these skills are required for their work. - Motivating involvement (SKLWRK10)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28587.2
2) No4212.8
Missing44 
TOTAL327100.0
164) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be required for the work of lay and religious pastoral staff members in your parish. Please indicate whether they are adequately prepared in these skills. - Organizing projects (SKLPRE11)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32992.9
2) No257.1
Missing17 
TOTAL354100.0
165) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be required for the work of lay and religious pastoral staff members in your parish. Please indicate whether these skills are required for their work. - Organizing projects (SKLWRK11)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31696.3
2) No123.7
Missing43 
TOTAL328100.0
166) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be required for the work of lay and religious pastoral staff members in your parish. Please indicate whether they are adequately prepared in these skills. - Planning (SKLPRE12)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30686.4
2) No4813.6
Missing17 
TOTAL354100.0
167) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be required for the work of lay and religious pastoral staff members in your parish. Please indicate whether these skills are required for their work. - Planning (SKLWRK12)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31694.9
2) No175.1
Missing38 
TOTAL333100.0
168) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be required for the work of lay and religious pastoral staff members in your parish. Please indicate whether they are adequately prepared in these skills. - Preaching (SKLPRE13)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18654.2
2) No15745.8
Missing28 
TOTAL343100.0
169) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be required for the work of lay and religious pastoral staff members in your parish. Please indicate whether these skills are required for their work. - Preaching (SKLWRK13)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16049.4
2) No16450.6
Missing47 
TOTAL324100.0
170) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be required for the work of lay and religious pastoral staff members in your parish. Please indicate whether they are adequately prepared in these skills. - Preparing liturgies (SKLPRE14)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27779.1
2) No7320.9
Missing21 
TOTAL350100.0
171) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be required for the work of lay and religious pastoral staff members in your parish. Please indicate whether these skills are required for their work. - Preparing liturgies (SKLWRK14)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27583.6
2) No5416.4
Missing42 
TOTAL329100.0
172) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be required for the work of lay and religious pastoral staff members in your parish. Please indicate whether they are adequately prepared in these skills. - Preparing/administering a budget (SKLPRE15)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23466.9
2) No11633.1
Missing21 
TOTAL350100.0
173) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be required for the work of lay and religious pastoral staff members in your parish. Please indicate whether these skills are required for their work. - Preparing/administering a budget (SKLWRK15)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25676.6
2) No7823.4
Missing37 
TOTAL334100.0
174) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be required for the work of lay and religious pastoral staff members in your parish. Please indicate whether they are adequately prepared in these skills. - Recruiting volunteers (SKLPRE16)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28681.3
2) No6618.8
Missing19 
TOTAL352100.0
175) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be required for the work of lay and religious pastoral staff members in your parish. Please indicate whether these skills are required for their work. - Recruiting volunteers (SKLWRK16)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31896.1
2) No133.9
Missing40 
TOTAL331100.0
176) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be required for the work of lay and religious pastoral staff members in your parish. Please indicate whether they are adequately prepared in these skills. - Spiritual directing (SKLPRE17)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14442.1
2) No19857.9
Missing29 
TOTAL342100.0
177) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be required for the work of lay and religious pastoral staff members in your parish. Please indicate whether these skills are required for their work. - Spiritual directing (SKLWRK17)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13942.5
2) No18857.5
Missing44 
TOTAL327100.0
178) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be required for the work of lay and religious pastoral staff members in your parish. Please indicate whether they are adequately prepared in these skills. - Supervising others (SKLPRE18)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25873.7
2) No9226.3
Missing21 
TOTAL350100.0
179) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be required for the work of lay and religious pastoral staff members in your parish. Please indicate whether these skills are required for their work. - Supervising others (SKLWRK18)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28084.1
2) No5315.9
Missing38 
TOTAL333100.0
180) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be required for the work of lay and religious pastoral staff members in your parish. Please indicate whether they are adequately prepared in these skills. - Teaching (SKLPRE19)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31990.1
2) No359.9
Missing17 
TOTAL354100.0
181) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be required for the work of lay and religious pastoral staff members in your parish. Please indicate whether these skills are required for their work. - Teaching (SKLWRK19)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31093.1
2) No236.9
Missing38 
TOTAL333100.0
182) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be required for the work of lay and religious pastoral staff members in your parish. Please indicate whether they are adequately prepared in these skills. - Visiting (i.e., homes, hospitals, etc.) (SKLPRE20)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28581.7
2) No6418.3
Missing22 
TOTAL349100.0
183) Here is a list of ministry skills that may be required for the work of lay and religious pastoral staff members in your parish. Please indicate whether these skills are required for their work. - Visiting (i.e., homes, hospitals, etc.) (SKLWRK20)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24874.7
2) No8425.3
Missing39 
TOTAL332100.0
184) Given the limitations of the parish, indicate whether each of the following are adequate or inadequate for your work. - Location of office (WORK1)
TOTAL%
1) Adequate30983.7
2) Inadequate6016.3
Missing2 
TOTAL369100.0
185) Given the limitations of the parish, indicate whether each of the following are adequate or inadequate for your work. - Amount of space (WORK2)
TOTAL%
1) Adequate24666.7
2) Inadequate12333.3
Missing2 
TOTAL369100.0
186) Given the limitations of the parish, indicate whether each of the following are adequate or inadequate for your work. - Budget (WORK3)
TOTAL%
1) Adequate27074.4
2) Inadequate9325.6
Missing8 
TOTAL363100.0
187) Given the limitations of the parish, indicate whether each of the following are adequate or inadequate for your work. - Privacy of work area (WORK4)
TOTAL%
1) Adequate25770.0
2) Inadequate11030.0
Missing4 
TOTAL367100.0
188) Given the limitations of the parish, indicate whether each of the following are adequate or inadequate for your work. - Secretarial help (WORK5)
TOTAL%
1) Adequate29780.5
2) Inadequate7219.5
Missing2 
TOTAL369100.0
189) Given the limitations of the parish, indicate whether each of the following are adequate or inadequate for your work. - Meeting space (WORK6)
TOTAL%
1) Adequate25068.5
2) Inadequate11531.5
Missing6 
TOTAL365100.0
190) Given the limitations of the parish, indicate whether each of the following are adequate or inadequate for your work. - Room for meals/breaks (WORK7)
TOTAL%
1) Adequate26773.2
2) Inadequate9826.8
Missing6 
TOTAL365100.0
191) Given the limitations of the parish, indicate whether each of the following are adequate or inadequate for your work. - Access to professional publications (WORK8)
TOTAL%
1) Adequate28577.9
2) Inadequate8122.1
Missing5 
TOTAL366100.0
192) Given the limitations of the parish, indicate whether each of the following are adequate or inadequate for your work. - Access to office equipment (WORK9)
TOTAL%
1) Adequate34994.6
2) Inadequate205.4
Missing2 
TOTAL369100.0
193) Given the limitations of the parish, indicate whether each of the following are adequate or inadequate for your work. - Access to a personal computer (WORK10)
TOTAL%
1) Adequate31085.2
2) Inadequate5414.8
Missing7 
TOTAL364100.0
194) Indicate the extent to which lay and/or religious parish ministers have influenced your parish in the following aspects. - Deepening parish spirituality (MNSTR1)
TOTAL%
1) Made it worse10.3
2) Continued what was there3810.4
3) Some improvement13537.0
4) Added considerably19152.3
Missing6 
TOTAL365100.0
195) Indicate the extent to which lay and/or religious parish ministers have influenced your parish in the following aspects. - Ability to reach more parishioners (MNSTR2)
TOTAL%
2) Continued what was there277.4
3) Some improvement14138.5
4) Added considerably19854.1
Missing5 
TOTAL366100.0
196) Indicate the extent to which lay and/or religious parish ministers have influenced your parish in the following aspects. - Competency in more areas/skills (MNSTR3)
TOTAL%
1) Made it worse20.6
2) Continued what was there3810.5
3) Some improvement16144.5
4) Added considerably16144.5
Missing9 
TOTAL362100.0
197) Indicate the extent to which lay and/or religious parish ministers have influenced your parish in the following aspects. - Enabling parishioners to feel at home in the parish (MNSTR4)
TOTAL%
1) Made it worse10.3
2) Continued what was there369.9
3) Some improvement14740.5
4) Added considerably17949.3
Missing8 
TOTAL363100.0
198) Indicate the extent to which lay and/or religious parish ministers have influenced your parish in the following aspects. - Quality of liturgy/worship (MNSTR5)
TOTAL%
1) Made it worse10.3
2) Continued what was there4311.8
3) Some improvement14940.8
4) Added considerably17247.1
Missing6 
TOTAL365100.0
199) Indicate the extent to which lay and/or religious parish ministers have influenced your parish in the following aspects. - Quality of religious education (MNSTR6)
TOTAL%
1) Made it worse30.8
2) Continued what was there308.2
3) Some improvement13336.2
4) Added considerably20154.8
Missing4 
TOTAL367100.0
200) Indicate the extent to which lay and/or religious parish ministers have influenced your parish in the following aspects. - Pastoral care to those with various needs (MNSTR7)
TOTAL%
2) Continued what was there4311.9
3) Some improvement15342.5
4) Added considerably16445.6
Missing11 
TOTAL360100.0
201) Indicate the extent to which lay and/or religious parish ministers have influenced your parish in the following aspects. - Counseling (MNSTR8)
TOTAL%
1) Made it worse10.3
2) Continued what was there15643.6
3) Some improvement13838.5
4) Added considerably6317.6
Missing13 
TOTAL358100.0
202) Indicate the extent to which lay and/or religious parish ministers have influenced your parish in the following aspects. - Spirit of community (MNSTR9)
TOTAL%
1) Made it worse10.3
2) Continued what was there3710.3
3) Some improvement14139.3
4) Added considerably18050.1
Missing12 
TOTAL359100.0
203) Indicate the extent to which lay and/or religious parish ministers have influenced your parish in the following aspects. - Outreach to the wider community concerns (MNSTR10)
TOTAL%
1) Made it worse10.3
2) Continued what was there7721.6
3) Some improvement15343.0
4) Added considerably12535.1
Missing15 
TOTAL356100.0
204) Indicate the extent to which lay and/or religious parish ministers have influenced your parish in the following aspects. - Sensitivity to family needs (MNSTR11)
TOTAL%
2) Continued what was there3910.7
3) Some improvement18149.9
4) Added considerably14339.4
Missing8 
TOTAL363100.0
205) Indicate the extent to which lay and/or religious parish ministers have influenced your parish in the following aspects. - Sensitivity to women's concerns (MNSTR12)
TOTAL%
1) Made it worse10.3
2) Continued what was there6718.4
3) Some improvement15241.8
4) Added considerably14439.6
Missing7 
TOTAL364100.0
206) Indicate the extent to which lay and/or religious parish ministers have influenced your parish in the following aspects. - Sensitivity to men's concerns (MNSTR13)
TOTAL%
1) Made it worse30.8
2) Continued what was there13637.5
3) Some improvement15141.6
4) Added considerably7320.1
Missing8 
TOTAL363100.0
207) Indicate the extent to which lay and/or religious parish ministers have influenced your parish in the following aspects. - Sensitivity to social justice concerns (MNSTR14)
TOTAL%
1) Made it worse20.6
2) Continued what was there9626.5
3) Some improvement17648.6
4) Added considerably8824.3
Missing9 
TOTAL362100.0
208) Indicate the extent to which lay and/or religious parish ministers have influenced your parish in the following aspects. - Understanding of lay concerns (MNSTR15)
TOTAL%
2) Continued what was there6618.3
3) Some improvement19353.6
4) Added considerably10128.1
Missing11 
TOTAL360100.0
209) Indicate the extent to which lay and/or religious parish ministers have influenced your parish in the following aspects. - Involvement of women (MNSTR16)
TOTAL%
2) Continued what was there4311.9
3) Some improvement13136.3
4) Added considerably18751.8
Missing10 
TOTAL361100.0
210) Indicate the extent to which lay and/or religious parish ministers have influenced your parish in the following aspects. - Involvement of men (MNSTR17)
TOTAL%
1) Made it worse30.8
2) Continued what was there9927.6
3) Some improvement16144.8
4) Added considerably9626.7
Missing12 
TOTAL359100.0
211) Indicate the extent to which lay and/or religious parish ministers have influenced your parish in the following aspects. - Involvement of elderly (MNSTR18)
TOTAL%
2) Continued what was there11130.7
3) Some improvement16545.6
4) Added considerably8623.8
Missing9 
TOTAL362100.0
212) Indicate the extent to which lay and/or religious parish ministers have influenced your parish in the following aspects. - Involvement of youth (MNSTR19)
TOTAL%
1) Made it worse20.6
2) Continued what was there7320.3
3) Some improvement16946.9
4) Added considerably11632.2
Missing11 
TOTAL360100.0
213) Indicate the extent to which lay and/or religious parish ministers have influenced your parish in the following aspects. - Management of parish resources (MNSTR20)
TOTAL%
1) Made it worse20.6
2) Continued what was there7821.8
3) Some improvement17147.8
4) Added considerably10729.9
Missing13 
TOTAL358100.0
214) Indicate the extent to which lay and/or religious parish ministers have influenced your parish in the following aspects. - Communication within the parish (MNSTR21)
TOTAL%
1) Made it worse10.3
2) Continued what was there4813.3
3) Some improvement19253.3
4) Added considerably11933.1
Missing11 
TOTAL360100.0
215) Indicate the extent to which lay and/or religious parish ministers have influenced your parish in the following aspects. - General strengthening of parish life (MNSTR22)
TOTAL%
2) Continued what was there215.8
3) Some improvement17548.5
4) Added considerably16545.7
Missing10 
TOTAL361100.0
216) Indicate the extent to which lay and/or religious parish ministers have influenced your parish in the following aspects. - Staff collaboration (MNSTR23)
TOTAL%
1) Made it worse20.6
2) Continued what was there4813.3
3) Some improvement16445.6
4) Added considerably14640.6
Missing11 
TOTAL360100.0
217) Indicate the extent to which lay and/or religious parish ministers have influenced your parish in the following aspects. - Parish vision and sense of mission (MNSTR24)
TOTAL%
1) Made it worse20.6
2) Continued what was there6016.7
3) Some improvement16946.9
4) Added considerably12935.8
Missing11 
TOTAL360100.0
218) Indicate the extent to which lay and/or religious parish ministers have influenced your parish in the following aspects. - Planning (MNSTR25)
TOTAL%
1) Made it worse10.3
2) Continued what was there6417.7
3) Some improvement17548.5
4) Added considerably12133.5
Missing10 
TOTAL361100.0
219) In general, how positive would you say the overall climate of your parish is on a scale of 1 (very positive) to 5 (not very positive)? (CLIMATE)
TOTAL%
1) Very positive10929.5
2) 21558.3
3) 4010.8
4) 51.4
Missing2 
TOTAL369100.0
220) Do parishioners volunteer when new programs and services are presented? (VLNTEER)
TOTAL%
1) Always6417.6
2) Usually18250.0
3) Sometimes10127.7
4) Seldom174.7
Missing7 
TOTAL364100.0
221) What roles does your diocese play regarding lay and religious parish ministry? - Recruiting lay/religious (DIDO1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21760.6
2) No10328.8
3) Don't know3810.6
Missing13 
TOTAL358100.0
222) What roles should your diocese play regarding lay and religious parish ministry? - Recruiting lay/religious (DISHLD1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24179.3
2) No6320.7
Missing67 
TOTAL304100.0
223) What roles does your diocese play regarding lay and religious parish ministry? - Training lay/religious (DIDO2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30985.6
2) No3710.2
3) Don't know154.2
Missing10 
TOTAL361100.0
224) What roles should your diocese play regarding lay and religious parish ministry? - Training lay/religious (DISHLD2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29596.7
2) No103.3
Missing66 
TOTAL305100.0
225) What roles does your diocese play regarding lay and religious parish ministry? - Screening lay/religious (DIDO3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19454.6
2) No10930.7
3) Don't know5214.6
Missing16 
TOTAL355100.0
226) What roles should your diocese play regarding lay and religious parish ministry? - Screening lay/religious (DISHLD3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24681.2
2) No5718.8
Missing68 
TOTAL303100.0
227) What roles does your diocese play regarding lay and religious parish ministry? - Certifying lay/religious (DIDO4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31787.3
2) No308.3
3) Don't know164.4
Missing8 
TOTAL363100.0
228) What roles should your diocese play regarding lay and religious parish ministry? - Certifying lay/religious (DISHLD4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28795.7
2) No134.3
Missing71 
TOTAL300100.0
229) What roles does your diocese play regarding lay and religious parish ministry? - Commissioning lay/religious (DIDO5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22462.0
2) No10529.1
3) Don't know328.9
Missing10 
TOTAL361100.0
230) What roles should your diocese play regarding lay and religious parish ministry? - Commissioning lay/religious (DISHLD5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21270.9
2) No8628.8
3) Don't know10.3
Missing72 
TOTAL299100.0
231) What roles does your diocese play regarding lay and religious parish ministry? - Evaluating lay/religious (DIDO6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11031.1
2) No17449.2
3) Don't know7019.8
Missing17 
TOTAL354100.0
232) What roles should your diocese play regarding lay and religious parish ministry? - Evaluating lay/religious (DISHLD6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17458.2
2) No12541.8
Missing72 
TOTAL299100.0
233) What roles does your diocese play regarding lay and religious parish ministry? - Establishing policies, ministry classifications, salary ranges (DIDO7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29581.5
2) No5214.4
3) Don't know154.1
Missing9 
TOTAL362100.0
234) What roles should your diocese play regarding lay and religious parish ministry? - Establishing policies, ministry classifications, salary ranges (DISHLD7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28493.7
2) No196.3
Missing68 
TOTAL303100.0
235) What roles does your diocese play regarding lay and religious parish ministry? - Continuing education (DIDO8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32790.1
2) No226.1
3) Don't know143.9
Missing8 
TOTAL363100.0
236) What roles should your diocese play regarding lay and religious parish ministry? - Continuing education (DISHLD8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30098.4
2) No51.6
Missing66 
TOTAL305100.0
237) What roles does your diocese play regarding lay and religious parish ministry? - Inclusion in diocesan events (DIDO9)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31988.9
2) No246.7
3) Don't know164.5
Missing12 
TOTAL359100.0
238) What roles should your diocese play regarding lay and religious parish ministry? - Inclusion in diocesan events (DISHLD9)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29698.3
2) No51.7
Missing70 
TOTAL301100.0
239) What roles does your diocese play regarding lay and religious parish ministry? - Staff training and development (DIDO10)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24167.1
2) No8323.1
3) Don't know359.7
Missing12 
TOTAL359100.0
240) What roles should your diocese play regarding lay and religious parish ministry? - Staff training and development (DISHLD10)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28393.1
2) No216.9
Missing67 
TOTAL304100.0
241) Did your diocese have a formal role in the placement of lay and/or religious on your staff? (DIOROLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12634.7
2) No23765.3
Missing8 
TOTAL363100.0
242) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEIR DIOCESES HAVE A FORMAL ROLE IN THE PLACEMENT OF LAY AND/OR RELIGIOUS ON THEIR STAFF - Indicate what types of roles. - First response (DIOROLE1)
TOTAL%
1) Recruited them4635.1
2) Trained them2619.8
3) Screened them2720.6
4) Certified them1612.2
7) Established policies, ministry classifications, salary range129.2
8) Provides continuing education for them21.5
9) Includes them in diocesan events10.8
10) Provided or provides staff training and development for them10.8
Missing240 
TOTAL131100.0
243) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEIR DIOCESES HAVE A FORMAL ROLE IN THE PLACEMENT OF LAY AND/OR RELIGIOUS ON THEIR STAFF - Indicate what types of roles. - Second response (DIOROLE2)
TOTAL%
2) Trained them2620.3
3) Screened them2015.6
4) Certified them3829.7
5) Commissioned them75.5
6) Evaluates them32.3
7) Established policies, ministry classifications, salary range1713.3
8) Provides continuing education for them118.6
9) Includes them in diocesan events53.9
10) Provided or provides staff training and development for them10.8
Missing243 
TOTAL128100.0
244) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEIR DIOCESES HAVE A FORMAL ROLE IN THE PLACEMENT OF LAY AND/OR RELIGIOUS ON THEIR STAFF - Indicate what types of roles. - Third response (DIOROLE3)
TOTAL%
3) Screened them2117.4
4) Certified them2117.4
5) Commissioned them1714.0
6) Evaluates them75.8
7) Established policies, ministry classifications, salary range2218.2
8) Provides continuing education for them2016.5
9) Includes them in diocesan events119.1
10) Provided or provides staff training and development for them21.7
Missing250 
TOTAL121100.0
245) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEIR DIOCESES HAVE A FORMAL ROLE IN THE PLACEMENT OF LAY AND/OR RELIGIOUS ON THEIR STAFF - Indicate what types of roles. - Fourth response (DIOROLE4)
TOTAL%
4) Certified them2018.0
5) Commissioned them43.6
6) Evaluates them76.3
7) Established policies, ministry classifications, salary range3430.6
8) Provides continuing education for them1715.3
9) Includes them in diocesan events2320.7
10) Provided or provides staff training and development for them65.4
Missing260 
TOTAL111100.0
246) Year of your birth (BORN)
TOTAL%
1914) 10.3
1920) 10.3
1921) 10.3
1922) 20.5
1923) 20.5
1924) 41.1
1925) 71.9
1926) 51.3
1927) 71.9
1928) 123.2
1929) 133.5
1930) 164.3
1931) 102.7
1932) 133.5
1933) 164.3
1934) 71.9
1935) 113.0
1936) 61.6
1937) 205.4
1938) 154.0
1939) 215.7
1940) 133.5
1941) 154.0
1942) 133.5
1943) 61.6
1944) 82.2
1945) 113.0
1946) 123.2
1947) 154.0
1948) 113.0
1949) 113.0
1950) 113.0
1951) 102.7
1952) 92.4
1953) 71.9
1954) 41.1
1955) 10.3
1956) 20.5
1957) 51.3
1958) 41.1
1959) 20.5
1960) 20.5
1961) 30.8
1962) 10.3
1964) 10.3
1965) 10.3
9999) 30.8
TOTAL371100.0
247) Information on Baptism (BAPTISM)
TOTAL%
1) I was baptized Roman Catholic as a child.35997.3
2) I became a Catholic later.102.7
Missing2 
TOTAL369100.0
248) Racial/ethnic background (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) European-American34093.2
2) African-American10.3
3) Hispanic-American (Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or other Spanish)113.0
6) Other133.6
Missing6 
TOTAL365100.0
249) From what other racial/ethnic backgrounds do you come? (RACE1)
TOTAL%
7) American215.4
8) French, Irish, Native American17.7
9) Irish and French17.7
10) South African/Middle Eastern17.7
11) English born and raised17.7
12) Irish323.1
13) Irish-American215.4
15) Indian-European17.7
16) Polish-American17.7
Missing358 
TOTAL13100.0
250) What is the highest education level you have achieved? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) College graduate82.5
2) Some graduate work4714.5
3) Master's (other than M.Div.)11736.0
4) M.Div.11033.8
5) D.Min.164.9
6) Doctorate (other than D.Min.)278.3
Missing46 
TOTAL325100.0
251) Think of your present working situation. What is it like most of the time? What quality best describes your work? - Fascinating (WRKSIT1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27477.6
2) No7922.4
Missing18 
TOTAL353100.0
252) Think of your present working situation. What is it like most of the time? What quality best describes your work? - Routine (WRKSIT2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12835.8
2) No23064.2
Missing13 
TOTAL358100.0
253) Think of your present working situation. What is it like most of the time? What quality best describes your work? - Satisfying (WRKSIT3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34996.7
2) No123.3
Missing10 
TOTAL361100.0
254) Think of your present working situation. What is it like most of the time? What quality best describes your work? - Boring (WRKSIT4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes133.7
2) No34096.3
Missing18 
TOTAL353100.0
255) Think of your present working situation. What is it like most of the time? What quality best describes your work? - Good (WRKSIT5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35999.2
2) No30.8
Missing9 
TOTAL362100.0
256) Think of your present working situation. What is it like most of the time? What quality best describes your work? - Creative (WRKSIT6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31789.0
2) No3911.0
Missing15 
TOTAL356100.0
257) Think of your present working situation. What is it like most of the time? What quality best describes your work? - Respected (WRKSIT7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34195.0
2) No185.0
Missing12 
TOTAL359100.0
258) Think of your present working situation. What is it like most of the time? What quality best describes your work? - Tiresome (WRKSIT8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15343.1
2) No20256.9
Missing16 
TOTAL355100.0
259) Think of your present working situation. What is it like most of the time? What quality best describes your work? - Challenging (WRKSIT9)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35497.5
2) No92.5
Missing8 
TOTAL363100.0
260) Think of your present working situation. What is it like most of the time? What quality best describes your work? - Frustrating (WRKSIT10)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18052.5
2) No16347.5
Missing28 
TOTAL343100.0
261) Think of your present working situation. What is it like most of the time? What quality best describes your work? - Gives sense of accomplishment (WRKSIT11)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34193.7
2) No236.3
Missing7 
TOTAL364100.0
262) Think of your present working situation. What is it like most of the time? What quality best describes your work? - Spiritually rewarding (WRKSIT12)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34896.1
2) No143.9
Missing9 
TOTAL362100.0
263) Think of your present working situation. What is it like most of the time? What quality best describes your work? - Meaningful (WRKSIT13)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35498.1
2) No71.9
Missing10 
TOTAL361100.0
264) Think of your present working situation. What is it like most of the time? What quality best describes your work? - Overlooked (WRKSIT14)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5716.1
2) No29883.9
Missing16 
TOTAL355100.0
265) Think of your present working situation. What is it like most of the time? What quality best describes your work? - Appreciated (WRKSIT15)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32690.6
2) No349.4
Missing11 
TOTAL360100.0
266) Think of your present working situation. What is it like most of the time? What quality best describes your work? - Stressful (WRKSIT16)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27076.7
2) No8223.3
Missing19 
TOTAL352100.0
267) Think of your present working situation. What is it like most of the time? What quality best describes your work? - Unmeasurable (WRKSIT17)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18955.8
2) No15044.2
Missing32 
TOTAL339100.0
268) Think of your present working situation. What is it like most of the time? What quality best describes your work? - Life-giving (WRKSIT18)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33493.6
2) No236.4
Missing14 
TOTAL357100.0
269) Think of your present working situation. What is it like most of the time? What quality best describes your work? - Tension-filled (WRKSIT19)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15143.8
2) No19456.2
Missing26 
TOTAL345100.0
270) Think of your present working situation. What is it like most of the time? What quality best describes your work? - Demeaning (WRKSIT20)
TOTAL%
1) Yes102.8
2) No34697.2
Missing15 
TOTAL356100.0
271) Rank the three most satisfying characteristics about working at your parish. - First characteristic (SATISFY1)
TOTAL%
1) Spiritual life10027.9
2) Working conditions113.1
3) Interactions with clergy51.4
4) Interactions with parishioners9827.4
5) Challenging responsibilities4913.7
6) Affirmation from others113.1
7) Personal satisfaction287.8
8) Salary10.3
9) Benefits10.3
11) Support from diocesan office20.6
12) Pride in serving the church5014.0
13) Job security20.6
Missing13 
TOTAL358100.0
272) Rank the three most satisfying characteristics about working at your parish. - Second characteristic (SATISFY2)
TOTAL%
1) Spiritual life3710.3
2) Working conditions143.9
3) Interactions with clergy195.3
4) Interactions with parishioners9025.1
5) Challenging responsibilities7520.9
6) Affirmation from others287.8
7) Personal satisfaction4412.3
9) Benefits10.3
10) Chance for continuing education10.3
11) Support from diocesan office10.3
12) Pride in serving the church4111.5
13) Job security72.0
Missing13 
TOTAL358100.0
273) Rank the three most satisfying characteristics about working at your parish. - Third characteristic (SATISFY3)
TOTAL%
1) Spiritual life4211.7
2) Working conditions174.7
3) Interactions with clergy102.8
4) Interactions with parishioners6518.2
5) Challenging responsibilities5214.5
6) Affirmation from others4312.0
7) Personal satisfaction7320.4
8) Salary20.6
9) Benefits10.3
10) Chance for continuing education20.6
11) Support from diocesan office61.7
12) Pride in serving the church4211.7
13) Job security30.8
Missing13 
TOTAL358100.0
274) Rank the three most things in need of improvement at your parish. - First improvement (IMPROVE1)
TOTAL%
1) Spiritual life5817.1
2) Working conditions319.1
3) Interactions with clergy205.9
4) Interactions with parishioners278.0
5) Challenging responsibilities61.8
6) Affirmation from others339.7
7) Personal satisfaction61.8
8) Salary339.7
9) Benefits92.7
10) Chance for continuing education3610.6
11) Support from diocesan office6418.9
12) Pride in serving the church133.8
13) Job security30.9
Missing32 
TOTAL339100.0
275) Rank the three most things in need of improvement at your parish. - Second improvement (IMPROVE2)
TOTAL%
1) Spiritual life237.1
2) Working conditions309.2
3) Interactions with clergy257.7
4) Interactions with parishioners237.1
5) Challenging responsibilities113.4
6) Affirmation from others226.8
7) Personal satisfaction113.4
8) Salary319.5
9) Benefits278.3
10) Chance for continuing education4112.6
11) Support from diocesan office5717.5
12) Pride in serving the church206.2
13) Job security41.2
Missing46 
TOTAL325100.0
276) Rank the three most things in need of improvement at your parish. - Third improvement (IMPROVE3)
TOTAL%
1) Spiritual life227.4
2) Working conditions268.7
3) Interactions with clergy268.7
4) Interactions with parishioners155.0
5) Challenging responsibilities155.0
6) Affirmation from others3511.7
7) Personal satisfaction165.4
8) Salary3010.0
9) Benefits175.7
10) Chance for continuing education3010.0
11) Support from diocesan office4214.0
12) Pride in serving the church165.4
13) Job security93.0
Missing72 
TOTAL299100.0
277) Rank the three best developed factors affecting lay/religious parish ministry. - First factor (FACTOR1)
TOTAL%
1) Current preparation of lay/religious for parish ministry7923.0
2) Integration of lay/religious ministers into lay/religious parish ministry10731.2
3) Structures and policies for lay/religious ministers195.5
4) Readiness of priests for lay/religious parish ministers7722.4
5) Readiness of parishioners for lay/religious parish ministers5014.6
6) Current support structures for lay/religious parish ministers113.2
Missing28 
TOTAL343100.0
278) Rank the three best developed factors affecting lay/religious parish ministry. - Second factor (FACTOR2)
TOTAL%
1) Current preparation of lay/religious for parish ministry3410.0
2) Integration of lay/religious ministers into lay/religious parish minsters8123.9
3) Structures and policies for lay/religious ministers4513.3
4) Readiness of priests for lay/religious parish ministers7020.6
5) Readiness of parishioners for lay/religious parish ministers8424.8
6) Current support structures for lay/religious parish ministers257.4
Missing32 
TOTAL339100.0
279) Rank the three best developed factors affecting lay/religious parish ministry. - Third factor (FACTOR3)
TOTAL%
1) Current preparation of lay/religious for parish ministry4914.8
2) Integration of lay/religious ministers into lay/religious parish ministers5516.6
3) Structures and policies for lay/religious ministers5115.4
4) Readiness of priests for lay/religious parish ministers4513.6
5) Readiness of parishioners for lay/religious parish ministers7121.5
6) Current support structures for lay/religious parish ministers6018.1
Missing40 
TOTAL331100.0
280) Rank the three 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 ministry9528.5
2) Integration of lay/religious ministers into lay/religious parish ministers144.2
3) Structures and policies for lay/religious ministers5416.2
4) Readiness of priests for lay/religious parish ministers4112.3
5) Readiness of parishioners for lay/religious parish ministers5416.2
6) Current support structures for lay/religious parish ministers7522.5
Missing38 
TOTAL333100.0
281) Rank the three 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 ministry3410.5
2) Integration of lay/religious ministers into lay/religious parish ministers4112.7
3) Structures and policies for lay/religious ministers6520.1
4) Readiness of priests for lay/religious parish ministers4313.3
5) Readiness of parishioners for lay/religious parish ministers6219.2
6) Current support structures for lay/religious parish ministers7824.1
Missing48 
TOTAL323100.0
282) Rank the three factors most in need of improvement for the future of lay/religious parish ministry. - Third factor (FUTURE3)
TOTAL%
1) Current preparation of lay/religious for parish ministry4916.0
2) Integration of lay/religious ministers into lay/religious parish ministry4615.0
3) Structures and policies for lay/religious ministers6320.5
4) Readiness of priests for lay/religious parish ministers4414.3
5) Readiness of parishioners for lay/religious parish ministers247.8
6) Current support structures for lay/religious parish ministers8126.4
Missing64 
TOTAL307100.0
283) When it becomes necessary for you to leave this parish, do you expect to be replaced by another priest? (REPLACE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31484.9
2) No123.2
3) Don't know4411.9
Missing1 
TOTAL370100.0
284) I-BORN: Year of your birth (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-BORN)
TOTAL%
1) 1914-193311029.9
2) 1934-194312734.5
3) 1944-195310528.5
4) 1954-1973267.1
Missing3 
TOTAL368100.0
285) I-RACE: Racial/ethnic background (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) Euro-Amer34093.2
2) Other256.8
Missing6 
TOTAL365100.0
286) I-EDUC: What is the highest education level you have achieved? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) 5516.9
2) Masters22769.8
3) Doctorate4313.2
Missing46 
TOTAL325100.0