Orthodox Christian Fellowship in the United States: The Study of Orthodox Christian Clergy Serving as Chaplains in U.S. Colleges and Universities

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Location of university/college: name of the state? (Q3) (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) AL32.1
2) AK10.7
3) AZ21.4
5) CA64.2
6) CO53.5
7) CT32.1
8) DE10.7
9) DC21.4
10) FL42.8
11) GA42.8
14) IL74.9
15) IN32.1
16) IA21.4
17) KS10.7
18) KY21.4
19) LA10.7
20) ME10.7
21) MD42.8
22) MA64.2
23) MI42.8
24) MN10.7
25) MS21.4
26) MO32.1
28) NE10.7
30) NH10.7
31) NJ21.4
32) NM21.4
33) NY85.6
34) NC42.8
36) OH96.3
37) OK10.7
38) OR21.4
39) PA96.3
40) RI21.4
41) SC53.5
43) TN64.2
44) TX74.9
47) VA85.6
48) WA32.1
49) WV10.7
50) WI32.1
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
2) About how many students were in your OCF chapter last academic year (2012-2013)? (Q4) (OCFMEMB)
TOTAL%
0) 21.5
1) 10.7
2) 53.7
3) 43.0
4) 53.7
5) 86.0
6) 86.0
7) 32.2
8) 1712.7
9) 21.5
10) 2216.4
11) 10.7
12) 107.5
13) 10.7
14) 10.7
15) 1813.4
17) 10.7
18) 10.7
20) 75.2
25) 107.5
30) 53.7
40) 21.5
Missing9 
TOTAL134100.0
3) What best describes the school where this OCF chapter is located? (Q5) (TYPE)
TOTAL%
1) 'Residential University:' most students live on or near campus12084.5
2) 'Commuter College:' most students commute daily1812.7
3) Other. Please, describe.42.8
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
4) Please, evaluate the general religious environment on the campus of this school on the five-point scale from 1 being 'very secular/no religion at all' to 5 being 'very religious/a lot of religious activities' (Q6) (RELENVIR)
TOTAL%
1) Very secular / no religion at all2014.1
2) Rather secular / little religious activities5337.3
3) Neither 'secular' nor 'religious'2920.4
4) Rather religious / quite a bit of religious activities3222.5
5) Very religious / a lot of religious activities85.6
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
5) Are there on campus any 'secular' ethnically based organizations of 'Orthodox ethnic backgrounds' such as Hellenic club, Russian club, Serbian club, etc.? (Q7) (OTHERETH)
TOTAL%
1) I do not know2920.4
2) No6545.8
3) Yes4833.8
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
6) Besides your OCF chapter, are there on campus any other Eastern Orthodox religious organizations? (Q8) (EORELORG)
TOTAL%
1) I do not know139.2
2) No, there are none12789.4
3) Yes, we have on campus other Eastern Orthodox religious organizations21.4
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
7) Are there on campus any Oriental Orthodox religious organizations? (Q9) (OORELORG)
TOTAL%
1) I do not know3121.8
2) No, there are none9264.8
3) Yes, we have on campus Oriental Orthodox religious organizations1913.4
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
8) How many Orthodox parishes are within easy driving distance (say 20 min) form the campus? About: (Q10) (PARISH)
TOTAL%
0) 149.9
1) 2920.4
2) 3927.5
3) 128.5
4) 139.2
5) 85.6
6) 117.7
10) 85.6
12) 42.8
15) 10.7
20) 10.7
25) 10.7
30) 10.7
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
9) Where does your OCF typically meet for LITURGICAL WORSHIP? (Q11) (WORSHIP)
TOTAL%
1) In a designated space (room, chapel) on campus5035.2
2) In a designated facility outside campus85.6
3) At a local Orthodox parish5740.1
4) At several local Orthodox parishes interchangeably1510.6
5) Not applicable or other128.5
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
10) Where does your OCF typically meet for various OTHER ACTIVITIES (social fellowships, etc.)? (Q12) (SOCIAL)
TOTAL%
1) In a designated space (room, chapel) on campus8660.6
2) In a designated facility outside campus149.9
3) At a local Orthodox parish1812.7
4) At several local Orthodox parishes interchangeably53.5
5) Not applicable or other1913.4
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
11) Thinking of the last academic year (2012-2013), how may students on average would you say participated in OCF SOCIAL FELLOWSHIP? About: (Q13) (NSOCIAL)
TOTAL%
0) 21.5
1) 10.8
2) 53.8
3) 64.5
4) 118.3
5) 1410.5
6) 129.0
7) 86.0
8) 1813.5
9) 53.8
10) 1712.8
12) 64.5
15) 129.0
17) 10.8
20) 96.8
25) 32.3
30) 32.3
Missing10 
TOTAL133100.0
12) Thinking of the last academic year (2012-2013), how may students on average would you say participated in OCF RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES? About: (Q14) (NRELIG)
TOTAL%
0) 53.7
1) 10.7
2) 64.5
3) 64.5
4) 1511.2
5) 1712.7
6) 96.7
7) 43.0
8) 1611.9
9) 64.5
10) 2115.7
12) 53.7
15) 53.7
17) 10.7
18) 10.7
20) 139.7
25) 10.7
30) 21.5
Missing9 
TOTAL134100.0
13) Thinking of the last academic year (2012-2013), how may students on average would you say participated in OCF EDUCATION activities? About: (Q15) (NEDUC)
TOTAL%
0) 2115.7
1) 10.7
2) 21.5
3) 75.2
4) 129.0
5) 139.7
6) 139.7
7) 96.7
8) 1611.9
9) 43.0
10) 139.7
12) 43.0
15) 86.0
18) 10.7
20) 86.0
25) 10.7
30) 10.7
Missing9 
TOTAL134100.0
14) Thinking of the last academic year (2012-2013), how may students on average would you say participated in OCF COMMUNITY SERVICE activities? About: (Q16) (NCOMMSER)
TOTAL%
0) 4030.3
1) 10.8
2) 21.5
3) 64.5
4) 118.3
5) 139.8
6) 129.1
7) 53.8
8) 129.1
9) 21.5
10) 139.8
12) 21.5
15) 96.8
20) 32.3
50) 10.8
Missing11 
TOTAL132100.0
15) Please, estimate what percentage of your OCF last year's members were converts to Orthodoxy? (Q17) (CONVERTS)
TOTAL%
1) 0-20%8058.0
2) 21-40%3122.5
3) 41-60%118.0
4) 61-80%75.1
5) 81-100%96.5
Missing5 
TOTAL138100.0
16) In your estimation, does any particular Orthodox jurisdiction dominate among OCF members in this chapter? (Q18) (OCFJURIS)
TOTAL%
1) Not really6445.1
3) Yes, Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese1712.0
5) Yes, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese4330.3
6) Yes, Orthodox Church in America107.0
11) Difficult to tell / do not know85.6
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
17) In your OCF chapter, do you have non-Orthodox person who are interested in and participate regularly in various OCF activities? (Q19) (NONORTH)
TOTAL%
1) Not really5236.6
2) Yes, but very few7854.9
3) Yes, a significant number128.5
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
18) Please, evaluate how active and successful this OCF chapter is with regard to five different areas of activities (mark one answer on each line). Worship, prayer and liturgical life (Q20A) (ACTIVEA)
TOTAL%
0) Not sure32.1
1) Poor149.9
2) Fair2416.9
3) Good7049.3
4) Excellent3121.8
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
19) Please, evaluate how active and successful this OCF chapter is with regard to five different areas of activities (mark one answer on each line). Orthodox Christian education and learning about faith (Q20B) (ACTIVEB)
TOTAL%
0) Not sure42.8
1) Poor96.3
2) Fair2517.6
3) Good7150.0
4) Excellent3323.2
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
20) Please, evaluate how active and successful this OCF chapter is with regard to five different areas of activities (mark one answer on each line). Social fellowships and activities (Q20C) (ACTIVEC)
TOTAL%
0) Not sure53.5
1) Poor117.7
2) Fair3121.8
3) Good7049.3
4) Excellent2517.6
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
21) Please, evaluate how active and successful this OCF chapter is with regard to five different areas of activities (mark one answer on each line). Religious outreach and evangelical ministries (Q20D) (ACTIVED)
TOTAL%
0) Not sure64.2
1) Poor5035.2
2) Fair4934.5
3) Good2920.4
4) Excellent85.6
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
22) Please, evaluate how active and successful this OCF chapter is with regard to five different areas of activities (mark one answer on each line). Social outreach and service to the community (Q20E) (ACTIVEE)
TOTAL%
0) Not sure64.2
1) Poor3927.5
2) Fair6042.3
3) Good2920.4
4) Excellent85.6
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
23) In your opinion, what is most needed for this OCF chapter to strengthen and to grow? (mark one answer on each line) More money (Q21A) (NEEDA)
TOTAL%
1) We are basically satisfied with this5035.2
2) Would be helpful8056.3
3) Urgent need128.5
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
24) In your opinion, what is most needed for this OCF chapter to strengthen and to grow? (mark one answer on each line) A permanent designated facility where we can meet for worship (Q21B) (NEEDB)
TOTAL%
1) We are basically satisfied with this8761.3
2) Would be helpful4632.4
3) Urgent need96.3
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
25) In your opinion, what is most needed for this OCF chapter to strengthen and to grow? (mark one answer on each line) A permanent designated facility where we can meet and socialize (Q21C) (NEEDC)
TOTAL%
1) We are basically satisfied with this8056.3
2) Would be helpful5337.3
3) Urgent need96.3
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
26) In your opinion, what is most needed for this OCF chapter to strengthen and to grow? (mark one answer on each line) Full-time paid Orthodox minister / chaplain (Q21D) (NEEDD)
TOTAL%
1) We are basically satisfied with this7955.6
2) Would be helpful4531.7
3) Urgent need1812.7
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
27) In your opinion, what is most needed for this OCF chapter to strengthen and to grow? (mark one answer on each line) Stronger relations and support from the local Orthodox parishes (Q21E) (NEEDE)
TOTAL%
1) We are basically satisfied with this8962.7
2) Would be helpful4229.6
3) Urgent need117.7
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
28) In your opinion, what is most needed for this OCF chapter to strengthen and to grow? (mark one answer on each line) More support from the college / university administration (Q21F) (NEEDF)
TOTAL%
1) We are basically satisfied with this7351.4
2) Would be helpful6243.7
3) Urgent need74.9
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
29) In your opinion, what is most needed for this OCF chapter to strengthen and to grow? (mark one answer on each line) More support from the national North American OCF organization (Q21G) (NEEDG)
TOTAL%
1) We are basically satisfied with this8660.6
2) Would be helpful5035.2
3) Urgent need64.2
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
30) In your opinion, what is most needed for this OCF chapter to strengthen and to grow? (mark one answer on each line) More training opportunities for student volunteers and leaders (Q21H) (NEEDH)
TOTAL%
1) We are basically satisfied with this5639.4
2) Would be helpful7049.3
3) Urgent need1611.3
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
31) In your opinion, what is most needed for this OCF chapter to strengthen and to grow? (mark one answer on each line) More training opportunities for OCF chaplains (Q21I) (NEEDI)
TOTAL%
1) We are basically satisfied with this6445.1
2) Would be helpful6545.8
3) Urgent need139.2
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
32) In your opinion, what is most needed for this OCF chapter to strengthen and to grow? (mark one answer on each line) More media 'templates:' editable posters, fliers, Tee shirts, etc. (Q21J) (NEEDJ)
TOTAL%
1) We are basically satisfied with this5135.9
2) Would be helpful7754.2
3) Urgent need149.9
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
33) You are an: (Q23) (CLERGY)
TOTAL%
1) Orthodox priest13091.5
2) Orthodox deacon128.5
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
34) Your church affiliation is: (Q24) (LEADJUR)
TOTAL%
1) American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese42.8
2) Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese2316.2
3) Bulgarian Orthodox Eastern Diocese10.7
4) Greek Orthodox Archdiocese6747.2
5) Orthodox Church in America (including Albanian Archdiocese, Bulgarian Diocese, and Romanian Episcopate)3524.6
6) Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR)42.8
7) Romanian Archdiocese21.4
9) Ukranian Orthodox Church in the USA42.8
10) Any other answer21.4
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
35) How many years have you served as a spiritual advisor (chaplain) in this OCF chapter? (Q25) (YEARSOCF)
TOTAL%
0) 85.6
1) 2215.5
2) 2416.9
3) 1812.7
4) 64.2
5) 149.9
6) 85.6
7) 107.0
8) 32.1
9) 42.8
10) 64.2
11) 21.4
12) 53.5
13) 21.4
14) 21.4
15) 10.7
16) 10.7
19) 10.7
23) 10.7
25) 21.4
28) 10.7
32) 10.7
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
36) Where were you born? (Q26) (BIRTHPLC)
TOTAL%
1) In United States12588.0
2) In any other country1712.0
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
37) What year were you born? (Q27) (YEARBORN)
TOTAL%
1938) 21.4
1941) 10.7
1942) 10.7
1944) 10.7
1945) 42.8
1946) 42.8
1947) 21.4
1948) 32.1
1949) 21.4
1950) 42.8
1951) 42.8
1952) 10.7
1953) 96.4
1954) 42.8
1955) 21.4
1956) 42.8
1957) 42.8
1958) 10.7
1959) 10.7
1960) 42.8
1961) 32.1
1962) 75.0
1963) 53.5
1964) 53.5
1965) 21.4
1966) 42.8
1967) 42.8
1968) 42.8
1969) 42.8
1970) 32.1
1971) 21.4
1972) 32.1
1973) 21.4
1974) 53.5
1975) 10.7
1976) 42.8
1977) 32.1
1978) 32.1
1979) 32.1
1981) 32.1
1982) 64.3
1983) 10.7
1984) 21.4
1985) 10.7
1986) 32.1
Missing2 
TOTAL141100.0
38) What year were you ordained a deacon? (Q28) (YRDEACON)
TOTAL%
1968) 10.7
1972) 10.7
1974) 21.4
1977) 10.7
1979) 32.1
1980) 10.7
1981) 21.4
1982) 10.7
1983) 21.4
1985) 21.4
1986) 10.7
1987) 42.9
1988) 32.1
1989) 53.6
1990) 32.1
1991) 21.4
1992) 10.7
1993) 42.9
1994) 21.4
1995) 42.9
1996) 53.6
1997) 32.1
1998) 85.7
1999) 21.4
2000) 42.9
2001) 85.7
2002) 21.4
2003) 53.6
2004) 107.1
2005) 85.7
2006) 75.0
2007) 53.6
2008) 21.4
2009) 42.9
2010) 64.3
2011) 75.0
2012) 42.9
2013) 53.6
Missing3 
TOTAL140100.0
39) What year were you ordained a priest? (Q29) (YRPRIEST)
TOTAL%
1972) 10.8
1975) 21.6
1978) 10.8
1979) 21.6
1980) 10.8
1981) 21.6
1982) 10.8
1983) 21.6
1984) 10.8
1985) 21.6
1986) 10.8
1987) 32.3
1988) 21.6
1989) 53.9
1990) 21.6
1991) 21.6
1992) 32.3
1993) 21.6
1994) 21.6
1995) 43.1
1996) 64.7
1997) 10.8
1998) 43.1
1999) 53.9
2000) 53.9
2001) 53.9
2002) 43.1
2003) 10.8
2004) 86.2
2005) 32.3
2006) 97.0
2007) 64.7
2008) 43.1
2009) 43.1
2010) 75.4
2011) 86.2
2012) 32.3
2013) 53.9
Missing14 
TOTAL129100.0
40) Did you become an Orthodox Christian as an infant or as a teen/adult? (Q30) (CONVCRAD)
TOTAL%
1) As an infant/child7049.3
2) As a teen/adult7250.7
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
41) Over the last academic year, how often did you meet with your OCF chapter? (Q31) (OCFMEET)
TOTAL%
1) Rarely/Occasionally149.9
2) Once a semester74.9
3) One/twice a month7250.7
4) Weekly (or more frequently)4934.5
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
42) In addition to your duties as an OCF spiritual advisor, do you currently serve (or served in the past) as a priest or deacon in a local parish? (Q32) (LOCALPAR)
TOTAL%
1) No, I never served as a parish priest/deacon32.1
2) I served as a parish priest/deacon in the past, but not now32.1
3) Yes, I serve presently as a deacon in a local parish128.5
4) Yes, I serve presently as an assistant priest in a local parish1913.4
5) Yes, I serve presently as a senior (or only) priest in a local parish10573.9
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
43) Do you receive any monetary compensation for your services as an OCF advisor? (Q33) (WORKCOMP)
TOTAL%
1) No13595.1
2) Occasional stipend10.7
3) Regularly paid as 'part-time' chaplain42.8
4) Regularly paid as 'full-time' chaplain21.4
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
44) On the five-point scale, from 1 being 'not involved' to 5 being 'deeply involved' please, describe your personal involvement in the following areas of OCF life (mark one answer on each line): Liturgical life, leading worship, and providing sacraments (Q34A) (INVOLVEA)
TOTAL%
1) Not involved74.9
2) Little involved85.6
3) Somewhat involved2114.8
4) Seriously involved4431.0
5) Deeply involved6243.7
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
45) On the five-point scale, from 1 being 'not involved' to 5 being 'deeply involved' please, describe your personal involvement in the following areas of OCF life (mark one answer on each line): Teaching students about the faith (Q34B) (INVOLVEB)
TOTAL%
1) Not involved21.4
2) Little involved74.9
3) Somewhat involved2416.9
4) Seriously involved6243.7
5) Deeply involved4733.1
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
46) On the five-point scale, from 1 being 'not involved' to 5 being 'deeply involved' please, describe your personal involvement in the following areas of OCF life (mark one answer on each line): Personal face-to-face counseling provided to students (Q34C) (INVOLVEC)
TOTAL%
1) Not involved53.5
2) Little involved2114.8
3) Somewhat involved4128.9
4) Seriously involved4229.6
5) Deeply involved3323.2
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
47) On the five-point scale, from 1 being 'not involved' to 5 being 'deeply involved' please, describe your personal involvement in the following areas of OCF life (mark one answer on each line): Participation in OCF social fellowships (Q34D) (INVOLVED)
TOTAL%
1) Not involved117.7
2) Little involved2215.5
3) Somewhat involved4431.0
4) Seriously involved3726.1
5) Deeply involved2819.7
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
48) On the five-point scale, from 1 being 'not involved' to 5 being 'deeply involved' please, describe your personal involvement in the following areas of OCF life (mark one answer on each line): Designing and administering various OCF programs (Q34E) (INVOLVEE)
TOTAL%
1) Not involved1712.0
2) Little involved1611.3
3) Somewhat involved4229.6
4) Seriously involved4128.9
5) Deeply involved2618.3
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
49) On the five-point scale, from 1 being 'not involved' to 5 being 'deeply involved' please, describe your personal involvement in the following areas of OCF life (mark one answer on each line): Meeting/Interacting with university administration and officials (Q34F) (INVOLVEF)
TOTAL%
1) Not involved4330.3
2) Little involved2920.4
3) Somewhat involved3323.2
4) Seriously involved1913.4
5) Deeply involved1812.7
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
50) Do you have a Master's level degree in theology or a ministry-related field? (Q36) (MDEGREE)
TOTAL%
1) No2316.2
2) Yes11983.8
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
51) Do you have a Doctoral level degree in theology or a ministry-related field? (Q37) (DDEGREE)
TOTAL%
1) No12688.7
2) Yes1611.3
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
52) Do you have any other education/certification relevant to theology and ministry? (Q38) (OTHED)
TOTAL%
1) No9063.4
2) Yes5236.6
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
53) Please, indicate to which extent you AGREE or DISAGREE with the following statements. Mark one answer on each line. It is important for a person to be an active Orthodox Christian. (Q39A) (ORTHCHRA)
TOTAL%
1) Agree14098.6
3) Disagree21.4
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
54) Please, indicate to which extent you AGREE or DISAGREE with the following statements. Mark one answer on each line. How a person lives is more important than whether he/she is Orthodox. (Q39B) (ORTHCHRB)
TOTAL%
1) Agree3021.1
2) Neutral/unsure7150.0
3) Disagree4128.9
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
55) Please, indicate to which extent you AGREE or DISAGREE with the following statements. Mark one answer on each line. Children need to be exposed to a variety of cultural and religious differences so they can make informed choices (including religious ones) as adults. (Q39C) (ORTHCHRC)
TOTAL%
1) Agree3625.4
2) Neutral/unsure4128.9
3) Disagree6545.8
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
56) Please, indicate to which extent you AGREE or DISAGREE with the following statements. Mark one answer on each line. In general, one should not marry a non-Orthodox Christian. (Q39D) (ORTHCHRD)
TOTAL%
1) Agree6948.6
2) Neutral/unsure4128.9
3) Disagree3222.5
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
57) When you think about your overall approach to church life, which answer best describes your attitude? (Q40) (CHCHLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) The Orthodox Church should avoid changes in its life and theology to the extent possible6042.3
2) Any changes in the Orthodox Church should be very gradual2215.5
3) I am willing to accept new developments in Church life depending on local circumstance4733.1
4) I am willing to initiate and promote new developments and changes in Church life139.2
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0
58) To be formally considered a campus chaplain requires professional training. Would you be interested in obtaining such training? (TRAINING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7653.5
2) Not sure3726.1
3) No2920.4
Missing1 
TOTAL142100.0