Survey of American Catholic Priests, 1985

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All frequencies weighted by 163) WT
1) ID (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL147420.9213.13
2) SEQID (SEQID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL147420.0719.81
3) UNIQID (UNIQID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL14742112.041313.46
4) Are you a United States citizen? (USACIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, U.S. born135092.4
2) Yes, naturalized855.8
3) No, but I expect to stay in the U.S.181.2
4) No, and I do not expect to stay in the U.S.8.5
Missing14 
TOTAL1461100.0
5) If you were not born in the United States, in what nation were you born? (PLOFBRTH)
TOTAL%
1) Ireland2926.4
2) Italy87.3
3) Spain54.5
4) France43.6
5) Germany1.9
6) Poland98.2
7) Canada98.2
8) Ukraine21.8
9) Philippine Islands21.8
10) Latin America21.8
11) Vietnam65.5
12) England43.6
13) Belgium76.4
14) Austria21.8
15) Netherlands76.4
16) Yugoslavia54.5
17) Nigeria32.7
18) China21.8
19) Australia1.9
20) Sri Lanka1.9
21) Colombia, S.A.1.9
Missing1365 
TOTAL110100.0
6) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL147451.7113.50
7) What was your age when you began studying for the priesthood? (AGESTUD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL147418.705.20
8) What was your age when you were ordained? (AGEORDIN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL147427.303.99
9) If you are a diocesan priest, to which diocese do you belong? If you are a religious priest, to which religious community do you belong? (OCDID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL14742741.521220.67
10) How well would you say your seminary training has prepared you to do the major duties of your priestly work? (SEMPREP)
TOTAL%
1) Very well47532.7
2) Moderately well64444.3
3) So-so21114.5
4) Not very well986.7
5) Very badly251.7
Missing21 
TOTAL1453100.0
11) A number of criticisms have been made about seminary training. Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- Most of the courses were too theoretically oriented. (THEORYCS)
TOTAL%
1) Agree66146.1
2) Disagree77453.9
Missing39 
TOTAL1435100.0
12) A number of criticisms have been made about seminary training. Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- Too many courses were superficially presented. (CRSPRSNT)
TOTAL%
1) Agree50735.3
2) Disagree93164.7
Missing36 
TOTAL1438100.0
13) A number of criticisms have been made about seminary training. Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- Many of the courses were irrelevant to modern pastoral needs. (CRSIRREL)
TOTAL%
1) Agree72850.8
2) Disagree70649.2
Missing41 
TOTAL1434100.0
14) A number of criticisms have been made about seminary training. Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- Few attempts were made to help the seminarian learn how to deal with people. (DLPEOPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Agree90863.1
2) Disagree53036.9
Missing36 
TOTAL1438100.0
15) A number of criticisms have been made about seminary training. Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- The seminary was too sheltered from the mainstream of life, intellectual and social. (SMSHLTRD)
TOTAL%
1) Agree79255.1
2) Disagree64544.9
Missing38 
TOTAL1437100.0
16) A number of criticisms have been made about seminary training. Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- Other (OTHERSEM)
TOTAL%
1) Agree17295
2) Disagree95
Missing1293 
TOTAL181100.0
17) What is your current position? (POSITION)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time diocesan administration704.8
2) Pastor with special work outside the parish17812.3
3) Pastor without special work outside the parish44730.8
4) Full-time associate pastor25917.8
5) Associate pastor with special work outside the parish956.5
6) Educational apostolate966.6
7) Hospital chaplaincy543.7
8) Prison chaplaincy9.6
9) Social service apostolate9.6
10) Retired1127.7
11) Other1248.5
Missing22 
TOTAL1453100.0
18) With how many other priests and/or religious do you currently live? (LIVEWITH)
TOTAL%
1) Live alone47632.6
2) One other31221.3
3) Two or three others45230.9
4) Four or five others724.9
5) More than five others15010.3
Missing11 
TOTAL1462100.0
19) To what extent do you feel you are utilizing your important skills and abilities in your present assignment? (USESKILL)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all161.1
2) Comparatively little1006.8
3) To some degree22415.3
4) Fairly much49433.8
5) A great deal62843
Missing12 
TOTAL1462100.0
20) Here are some statements about the priesthood. After each, circle the number for the response which best fits your present thinking. -- Since the priesthood is a lifelong commitment, there is almost never a good reason for leaving. (NVRLEAVE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree53436.5
2) Somewhat agree28719.6
3) Uncertain432.9
4) Somewhat disagree29620.2
5) Strongly disagree30220.7
Missing13 
TOTAL1462100.0
21) Here are some statements about the priesthood. After each, circle the number for the response which best fits your present thinking. -- Being a priest-psychologist, priest-sociologist, or a priest-social worker is as priestly as working in parishes and missions. (PRSTPROF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree48633.4
2) Somewhat agree44130.3
3) Uncertain1117.6
4) Somewhat disagree28119.3
5) Strongly disagree1359.3
Missing20 
TOTAL1454100.0
22) Here are some statements about the priesthood. After each, circle the number for the response which best fits your present thinking. -- I think it would be a good idea if Christian communities such as parishes were to choose their own priest from among available ordained priests. (PICKPRST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree694.7
2) Somewhat agree29620.3
3) Uncertain17411.9
4) Somewhat disagree32722.4
5) Strongly disagree59140.6
Missing17 
TOTAL1457100.0
23) Here are some statements about the priesthood. After each, circle the number for the response which best fits your present thinking. -- I think it would be a good idea if the priests in a diocese were to choose their own bishop. (PICKBSHP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree28519.7
2) Somewhat agree44931.1
3) Uncertain14710.2
4) Somewhat disagree25217.5
5) Strongly disagree31121.5
Missing31 
TOTAL1444100.0
24) Here are some statements about the priesthood. After each, circle the number for the response which best fits your present thinking. -- Ordination confers on the priest a new status or a permanent character which makes him essentially different from the laity within the church. (ORDNPRST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree64444.4
2) Somewhat agree35924.8
3) Uncertain664.6
4) Somewhat disagree18913
5) Strongly disagree19113.2
Missing25 
TOTAL1449100.0
25) Here are some statements about the priesthood. After each, circle the number for the response which best fits your present thinking. -- The idea that the priest is a "man set apart" is a barrier to the full realization of true Christian community. (SETAPART)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree15410.6
2) Somewhat agree28719.8
3) Uncertain624.3
4) Somewhat disagree33623.2
5) Strongly disagree61142.1
Missing25 
TOTAL1450100.0
26) Here are some statements about the priesthood. After each, circle the number for the response which best fits your present thinking. -- I feel that I am most a priest when I am saying Mass and hearing confessions. (SAYMASS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree48032.9
2) Somewhat agree41328.3
3) Uncertain493.4
4) Somewhat disagree37926
5) Strongly disagree1389.5
Missing14 
TOTAL1459100.0
27) Here are some statements about the priesthood. After each, circle the number for the response which best fits your present thinking. -- The priesthood as we know it is a transitory institutional role which will eventually be modified so that there will be much less difference between Christians who have Holy Orders and those who do not. (MODIPRST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree916.3
2) Somewhat agree25917.8
3) Uncertain1439.8
4) Somewhat disagree25017.2
5) Strongly disagree70948.8
Missing23 
TOTAL1452100.0
28) Here are some statements about the priesthood. After each, circle the number for the response which best fits your present thinking. -- Celibacy should be a matter of personal choice for diocesan priests. (DIOCELIB)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree46331.9
2) Somewhat agree31121.4
3) Uncertain1228.4
4) Somewhat disagree14810.2
5) Strongly disagree40628
Missing25 
TOTAL1450100.0
29) Here are some statements about the priesthood. After each, circle the number for the response which best fits your present thinking. -- Whatever else is said about the humanitarian preoccupations and interpersonal relationships of priests, we must remember that the priest is the man in society who proclaims God's Word and provides for sacramental encounters with God in Christ. (SACRAMNT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree75752.2
2) Somewhat agree37225.7
3) Uncertain412.8
4) Somewhat disagree18512.8
5) Strongly disagree956.6
Missing26 
TOTAL1450100.0
30) Here are some statements about the priesthood. After each, circle the number for the response which best fits your present thinking. -- In many cases, a decision to resign from the priesthood is a wise and mature choice. (RESIGN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree39727.4
2) Somewhat agree42429.3
3) Uncertain21614.9
4) Somewhat disagree23316.1
5) Strongly disagree17912.4
Missing25 
TOTAL1449100.0
31) Here are some statements about the priesthood. After each, circle the number for the response which best fits your present thinking. -- If being on the picket line alienates a priest from most Catholics in an area, a priest should not engage in social protest movements. (PRSTPROT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree23015.8
2) Somewhat agree27819.1
3) Uncertain16311.2
4) Somewhat disagree44930.8
5) Strongly disagree33923.2
Missing15 
TOTAL1459100.0
32) Here are some statements about the priesthood. After each, circle the number for the response which best fits your present thinking. -- I think it would be a good idea if Christian communities such as parishes were to choose their own priest from among the parishioners. Such a man would acquire the proper training and then be ordained to act as the priest of the parish for some period of time. (PRSHPRST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree654.5
2) Somewhat agree21614.8
3) Uncertain1288.8
4) Somewhat disagree29119.9
5) Strongly disagree75952
Missing15 
TOTAL1459100.0
33) Here are some statements about the priesthood. After each, circle the number for the response which best fits your present thinking. -- Priests who have resigned from the priesthood should be invited to re-apply for permission to function as priests again, whether they are married or single. (REAPPLY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree33422.7
2) Somewhat agree38426.1
3) Uncertain1339.1
4) Somewhat disagree21414.6
5) Strongly disagree40427.5
Missing6 
TOTAL1469100.0
34) Here are some statements about the priesthood. After each, circle the number for the response which best fits your present thinking. -- I used to think I knew what a priest was supposed to do, but I really don't know anymore. (PRIESTDO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree322.2
2) Somewhat agree19713.4
3) Uncertain563.8
4) Somewhat disagree34223.3
5) Strongly disagree84057.3
Missing7 
TOTAL1467100.0
35) Here are some statements about the priesthood. After each, circle the number for the response which best fits your present thinking. -- For some men, being a priest could be a part-time job. Some ordained priests could earn their living at some other employment and help out on weekends, while others would work full time in the parish and other ministries. (HALFTIME)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree23315.9
2) Somewhat agree40627.7
3) Uncertain1178
4) Somewhat disagree18612.7
5) Strongly disagree52235.7
Missing11 
TOTAL1464100.0
36) Here are some statements about the priesthood. After each, circle the number for the response which best fits your present thinking. -- Nowadays, you can hardly be an effective priest if you are assigned to a conventional parish. (PRSTEFCT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree322.2
2) Somewhat agree906.2
3) Uncertain563.8
4) Somewhat disagree24917
5) Strongly disagree103570.8
Missing13 
TOTAL1462100.0
37) Here are some statements about the priesthood. After each, circle the number for the response which best fits your present thinking. -- There is no ontological difference between the priest and the laity, since all share in the common priesthood of Christ given at baptism; the difference is mainly one of assigned duties in the church. (CHRCHDTY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1298.8
2) Somewhat agree18412.5
3) Uncertain382.6
4) Somewhat disagree26618.1
5) Strongly disagree85158
Missing7 
TOTAL1468100.0
38) Here are some statements about the priesthood. After each, circle the number for the response which best fits your present thinking. -- Leadership in the Catholic Church should be restricted to bishops, priests, and deacons where possible. (CHLDRSHP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree23215.8
2) Somewhat agree16711.4
3) Uncertain422.9
4) Somewhat disagree37425.5
5) Strongly disagree65144.4
Missing9 
TOTAL1466100.0
39) Here are some statements about the priesthood. After each, circle the number for the response which best fits your present thinking. -- It would be a good thing if women were allowed to be ordained as priests. (WMNPRST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree30120.5
2) Somewhat agree23416
3) Uncertain24116.5
4) Somewhat disagree1329
5) Strongly disagree55738
Missing10 
TOTAL1465100.0
40) Here are some statements about the priesthood. After each, circle the number for the response which best fits your present thinking. -- It would be a good thing if married men were allowed to be ordained as priests. (PRSTMRRD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree50334.1
2) Somewhat agree41628.2
3) Uncertain16411.1
4) Somewhat disagree1359.2
5) Strongly disagree25617.4
Missing1 
TOTAL1474100.0
41) Which of the following statements reflects your views today? (VIEWNOW)
TOTAL%
1) I actively encourage men to enter the seminary or novitiate61048
2) I encourage, but advise about uncertainties surrounding the role33126
3) Neither discourage nor encourage men28222.2
4) I tend to discourage men from entering now201.6
5) Other292.3
Missing203 
TOTAL1272100.0
42) Which of the following statements reflects your views four or five years ago? (VIEWTHEN)
TOTAL%
1) I actively encourage men to enter the seminary or novitiate65552.4
2) I encourage, but advise about uncertainties surrounding the role25220.2
3) Neither discourage nor encourage men28622.9
4) I tend to discourage men from entering now322.6
5) Other241.9
Missing226 
TOTAL1249100.0
43) Over the next five or 10 years, what changes do you anticipate in the number of candidates to the priesthood in America, compared with the present day? (CHNGPRST)
TOTAL%
1) Large increase-over 50%151
2) Moderate increase44530.5
3) Little change36825.2
4) Moderate decrease34223.5
5) Large decrease-over 50%15910.9
6) Don't know1298.8
Missing16 
TOTAL1458100.0
44) Think of your present work. What is it like most of the time? -- Fascinating? (WKFASCIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes83260
2) No40028.9
3) Cannot decide15411.1
Missing89 
TOTAL1386100.0
45) Think of your present work. What is it like most of the time? -- Routine? (WKROUTIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes60244.2
2) No68150
3) Cannot decide805.9
Missing111 
TOTAL1363100.0
46) Think of your present work. What is it like most of the time? -- Satisfying? (WKSATISF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes124688.6
2) No886.3
3) Cannot decide725.1
Missing69 
TOTAL1406100.0
47) Think of your present work. What is it like most of the time? -- Boring? (WKBORING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1289.4
2) No117586.3
3) Cannot decide584.3
Missing113 
TOTAL1361100.0
48) Think of your present work. What is it like most of the time? -- Good? (WKGOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes131694.4
2) No372.7
3) Cannot decide412.9
Missing80 
TOTAL1394100.0
49) Think of your present work. What is it like most of the time? -- Creative? (WKCREATI)
TOTAL%
1) Yes101773.5
2) No21715.7
3) Cannot decide15010.8
Missing91 
TOTAL1384100.0
50) Think of your present work. What is it like most of the time? -- Respected? (WKRESPEC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes123588
2) No705
3) Cannot decide997.1
Missing71 
TOTAL1404100.0
51) Think of your present work. What is it like most of the time? -- Pleasant? (WKPLEASA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes117584.6
2) No1037.4
3) Cannot decide1118
Missing86 
TOTAL1389100.0
52) Think of your present work. What is it like most of the time? -- Useful? (WKUSEFUL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes133295.3
2) No231.6
3) Cannot decide433.1
Missing77 
TOTAL1398100.0
53) Think of your present work. What is it like most of the time? -- Tiresome? (WKTIRESO)
TOTAL%
1) Yes60544.5
2) No65748.3
3) Cannot decide977.1
Missing115 
TOTAL1359100.0
54) Think of your present work. What is it like most of the time? -- Healthful? (WKHEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes69650.8
2) No35626
3) Cannot decide31723.2
Missing106 
TOTAL1369100.0
55) Think of your present work. What is it like most of the time? -- Challenging? (WKCHALLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes116483.7
2) No16511.9
3) Cannot decide614.4
Missing85 
TOTAL1390100.0
56) Think of your present work. What is it like most of the time? -- On your feet? (WKONFEET)
TOTAL%
1) Yes83661.7
2) No28020.6
3) Cannot decide24017.7
Missing118 
TOTAL1356100.0
57) Think of your present work. What is it like most of the time? -- Frustrating? (WKFRUSTR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes62446.1
2) No59844.1
3) Cannot decide1339.8
Missing120 
TOTAL1355100.0
58) Think of your present work. What is it like most of the time? -- Simple? (WKSIMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29621.8
2) No95870.7
3) Cannot decide1017.5
Missing120 
TOTAL1355100.0
59) Think of your present work. What is it like most of the time? -- Endless? (WKENDLES)
TOTAL%
1) Yes89565.5
2) No38928.5
3) Cannot decide836.1
Missing108 
TOTAL1367100.0
60) Think of your present work. What is it like most of the time? -- Gives sense of accomplishment? (WKACCOMP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes116883.5
2) No1228.7
3) Cannot decide1087.7
Missing76 
TOTAL1398100.0
61) Considering all your duties together, how long do you consider your average work day to be? Think of your work day as that amount of time that you are actually engaged in various duties; do not include leisure time or time spent in personal matters. (WORKTIME)
TOTAL%
1) Four hours or less1027.1
2) Five hours533.7
3) Six hours1228.4
4) Seven hours1006.9
5) Eight hours17111.8
6) Nine hours21915.2
7) Ten hours34724
8) Eleven hours996.9
9) Twelve or more hours23216.1
Missing31 
TOTAL1445100.0
62) You previously stated how long you consider your average workday to be, considering all your duties together. How many days a week do you usually work for that number of hours? (WORKDAYS)
TOTAL%
1) Three days/week or less372.6
2) Four days/week1047.2
3) Five days/week50635.2
4) Six days/week61542.8
5) Seven days/week17412.1
Missing39 
TOTAL1436100.0
63) Think of the professional men you know--for example, doctors, dentists, lawyers, scientists. How do you think you, as a priest, compare to them in regard to the following attributes? -- Depth of knowledge and skill. (PRSTKNOW)
TOTAL%
1) I have more14610
2) I have about the same107373.5
3) I have less17011.6
4) I have much less231.6
5) Don't know483.3
Missing15 
TOTAL1460100.0
64) Think of the professional men you know--for example, doctors, dentists, lawyers, scientists. How do you think you, as a priest, compare to them in regard to the following attributes? -- Autonomy to make decisions. (AUTONOMY)
TOTAL%
1) I have more28919.8
2) I have about the same64144
3) I have less33222.8
4) I have much less15710.8
5) Don't know382.6
Missing17 
TOTAL1457100.0
65) Think of the professional men you know--for example, doctors, dentists, lawyers, scientists. How do you think you, as a priest, compare to them in regard to the following attributes? -- Responsibility for an undertaking. (PROFRESP)
TOTAL%
1) I have more37625.8
2) I have about the same81956.3
3) I have less1449.9
4) I have much less835.7
5) Don't know332.3
Missing19 
TOTAL1455100.0
66) Think of the professional men you know--for example, doctors, dentists, lawyers, scientists. How do you think you, as a priest, compare to them in regard to the following attributes? -- Commitment to serving the needs of people. (PROFCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) I have more79654.5
2) I have about the same61942.4
3) I have less13.9
4) I have much less10.7
5) Don't know231.6
Missing14 
TOTAL1461100.0
67) During the past two or three years, how often have you experienced each of the following? -- An overwhelming feeling of being at one with God or Christ. (ONEWGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently42629.2
2) Occasionally83357.2
3) Once503.4
4) Never14810.2
Missing19 
TOTAL1457100.0
68) During the past two or three years, how often have you experienced each of the following? -- A sense of being in the presence of God. (GODSPRES)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently83657.2
2) Occasionally58239.8
3) Once221.5
4) Never221.5
Missing12 
TOTAL1462100.0
69) During the past two or three years, how often have you experienced each of the following? -- A feeling of being afraid of God. (AFRADGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently523.6
2) Occasionally39427.1
3) Once1329.1
4) Never87460.2
Missing22 
TOTAL1452100.0
70) During the past two or three years, how often have you experienced each of the following? -- A deep feeling of being personally loved by Christ here and now. (LOVDCRST)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently77553.1
2) Occasionally58239.9
3) Once362.5
4) Never674.6
Missing16 
TOTAL1460100.0
71) During the past two or three years, how often have you experienced each of the following? -- A feeling of being tempted by the devil. (TEMPTED)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently25117.3
2) Occasionally76152.4
3) Once473.2
4) Never39227
Missing24 
TOTAL1451100.0
72) There are many sources of satisfaction in the life and work of the priest. Would you indicate how important each of the following is as a source of satisfaction to you? -- Joy of administering the sacraments and presiding over the liturgy. (SACRLITR)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance127587.1
2) Some importance17411.9
3) Little importance13.9
4) No importance2.1
Missing11 
TOTAL1464100.0
73) There are many sources of satisfaction in the life and work of the priest. Would you indicate how important each of the following is as a source of satisfaction to you? -- Respect that comes to the priestly office. (RESPPRST)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance30520.9
2) Some importance70048
3) Little importance37525.7
4) No importance795.4
Missing16 
TOTAL1459100.0
74) There are many sources of satisfaction in the life and work of the priest. Would you indicate how important each of the following is as a source of satisfaction to you? -- Satisfaction in organizing and administering the work of the Church. (ORGADMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance47132.4
2) Some importance70148.2
3) Little importance23816.4
4) No importance443
Missing20 
TOTAL1454100.0
75) There are many sources of satisfaction in the life and work of the priest. Would you indicate how important each of the following is as a source of satisfaction to you? -- Opportunity to exercise intellectual and creative abilities. (INTELLEC)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance66946
2) Some importance63743.8
3) Little importance1389.5
4) No importance9.6
Missing22 
TOTAL1453100.0
76) There are many sources of satisfaction in the life and work of the priest. Would you indicate how important each of the following is as a source of satisfaction to you? -- Spiritual security that results from responding to the divine call. (SPIRSECU)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance58240.3
2) Some importance49334.1
3) Little importance27318.9
4) No importance976.7
Missing30 
TOTAL1445100.0
77) There are many sources of satisfaction in the life and work of the priest. Would you indicate how important each of the following is as a source of satisfaction to you? -- Challenge of being the leader of the Christian community. (CHALLLDR)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance55838.6
2) Some importance66746.1
3) Little importance18512.8
4) No importance372.6
Missing27 
TOTAL1447100.0
78) There are many sources of satisfaction in the life and work of the priest. Would you indicate how important each of the following is as a source of satisfaction to you? -- Engaging in efforts at social reform. (SOCREFRM)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance25917.8
2) Some importance66946.1
3) Little importance41328.5
4) No importance1107.6
Missing22 
TOTAL1451100.0
79) There are many sources of satisfaction in the life and work of the priest. Would you indicate how important each of the following is as a source of satisfaction to you? -- Being part of a community of Christians who are working together to share the good news of the gospel. (SHARNEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance94564.7
2) Some importance42729.2
3) Little importance765.2
4) No importance12.8
Missing15 
TOTAL1460100.0
80) There are many sources of satisfaction in the life and work of the priest. Would you indicate how important each of the following is as a source of satisfaction to you? -- Opportunity to work with many people and be a part of their lives. (WORKPEOP)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance104471.5
2) Some importance36024.7
3) Little importance483.3
4) No importance8.5
Missing14 
TOTAL1460100.0
81) There are many sources of satisfaction in the life and work of the priest. Would you indicate how important each of the following is as a source of satisfaction to you? -- The well-being that comes from living the common life with like-minded confreres. (CONFRERE)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance43130.4
2) Some importance52837.2
3) Little importance29220.6
4) No importance16911.9
Missing54 
TOTAL1420100.0
82) There are many sources of satisfaction in the life and work of the priest. Would you indicate how important each of the following is as a source of satisfaction to you? -- Other. (OTHRWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Great importance15288.9
2) Some importance137.6
3) Little importance42.3
4) No importance21.2
Missing1303 
TOTAL171100.0
83) There are many problems which face priests today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis. -- Lack of clear idea of what a priest is. (NOTCLEAR)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem to me personally382.6
2) Somewhat of a problem27919
3) Very little problem53436.5
4) No problem at all61441.9
Missing8 
TOTAL1465100.0
84) There are many problems which face priests today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis. -- Theological change in the concept of the priesthood. (THEOCHNG)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem to me personally674.6
2) Somewhat of a problem33422.8
3) Very little problem62943
4) No problem at all43229.5
Missing12 
TOTAL1462100.0
85) There are many problems which face priests today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis. -- Absence of challenge in priestly work. (NOCHALL)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem to me personally493.4
2) Somewhat of a problem20013.8
3) Very little problem47232.5
4) No problem at all73050.3
Missing24 
TOTAL1451100.0
86) There are many problems which face priests today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis. -- The way authority is exercised in the Church. (AUTHORTY)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem to me personally31221.3
2) Somewhat of a problem60941.5
3) Very little problem31221.3
4) No problem at all23416
Missing7 
TOTAL1467100.0
87) There are many problems which face priests today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis. -- Relationships with superiors or pastor. (SUPERIOR)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem to me personally1319.1
2) Somewhat of a problem34023.5
3) Very little problem52836.5
4) No problem at all44831
Missing27 
TOTAL1447100.0
88) There are many problems which face priests today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis. -- Relationship with the ordinary of the diocese in which you work. (ORDINARY)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem to me personally1208.3
2) Somewhat of a problem24316.7
3) Very little problem47032.4
4) No problem at all61842.6
Missing23 
TOTAL1451100.0
89) There are many problems which face priests today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis. -- Celibacy. (CELIBACY)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem to me personally21114.5
2) Somewhat of a problem38426.4
3) Very little problem47332.6
4) No problem at all38426.4
Missing22 
TOTAL1452100.0
90) There are many problems which face priests today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis. -- Relevance of the work that priests do. (RELEVWK)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem to me personally483.3
2) Somewhat of a problem26418.4
3) Very little problem52636.6
4) No problem at all60041.7
Missing36 
TOTAL1438100.0
91) There are many problems which face priests today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis. -- Uncertainty about the future of the Church. (FUTURECH)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem to me personally714.9
2) Somewhat of a problem32022.2
3) Very little problem50234.8
4) No problem at all55138.2
Missing30 
TOTAL1444100.0
92) There are many problems which face priests today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis. -- Unrealistic demands and expectations of lay people. (DEMANDS)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem to me personally22015.2
2) Somewhat of a problem67346.4
3) Very little problem40027.6
4) No problem at all15810.9
Missing24 
TOTAL1451100.0
93) There are many problems which face priests today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis. -- Loneliness of priestly life. (LONELY)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem to me personally20314
2) Somewhat of a problem49934.3
3) Very little problem44330.5
4) No problem at all30921.3
Missing20 
TOTAL1454100.0
94) There are many problems which face priests today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis. -- Too little work. (LITTLEWK)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem to me personally312.1
2) Somewhat of a problem976.7
3) Very little problem28719.9
4) No problem at all103071.3
Missing29 
TOTAL1445100.0
95) There are many problems which face priests today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis. -- Too much work. (MUCHWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem to me personally15811
2) Somewhat of a problem59341.2
3) Very little problem38026.4
4) No problem at all31021.5
Missing33 
TOTAL1441100.0
96) There are many problems which face priests today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis. -- Conflict with parishioners or laity about issues of the day. (CONFLICT)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem to me personally493.4
2) Somewhat of a problem37826.1
3) Very little problem64144.3
4) No problem at all37926.2
Missing28 
TOTAL1447100.0
97) There are many problems which face priests today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis. -- Difficulty of working with women religious. (WMNRELWK)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem to me personally523.6
2) Somewhat of a problem25817.9
3) Very little problem49934.6
4) No problem at all63343.9
Missing33 
TOTAL1442100.0
98) There are many problems which face priests today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis. -- Lack of opportunity for personal fulfillment. (FULFILL)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem to me personally694.8
2) Somewhat of a problem26818.6
3) Very little problem47532.9
4) No problem at all63243.8
Missing29 
TOTAL1444100.0
99) There are many problems which face priests today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis. -- Difficulty of really reaching people today. (REACHING)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem to me personally986.8
2) Somewhat of a problem58140.1
3) Very little problem46432
4) No problem at all30721.2
Missing24 
TOTAL1450100.0
100) There are many problems which face priests today. Would you indicate how important the following problems are to you on a day-to-day basis. -- Other. (OTHPROBS)
TOTAL%
1) Great problem to me personally6858.6
2) Somewhat of a problem3731.9
3) Very little problem86.9
4) No problem at all32.6
Missing1357 
TOTAL116100.0
101) Below are a number of statements which are frequently made today. Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of them by circling one number on each line. -- The mystery of the Trinity is so profound and so central that I feel I should humbly accept it as given and not seek to plumb its depths. (TRINITY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree38126.1
2) Somewhat agree28719.7
3) Uncertain513.5
4) Somewhat disagree36825.2
5) Strongly disagree37225.5
Missing15 
TOTAL1459100.0
102) Below are a number of statements which are frequently made today. Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of them by circling one number on each line. -- I think of God primarily as the Supreme Being, immutable, all-powerful, and the Creator of the universe. (SUPREME)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree57039
2) Somewhat agree27518.8
3) Uncertain171.2
4) Somewhat disagree34623.7
5) Strongly disagree25217.3
Missing14 
TOTAL1460100.0
103) Below are a number of statements which are frequently made today. Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of them by circling one number on each line. -- The Catholic Church is the one true Church established by Christ with St. Peter and his successors at its head. (ONECHRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree94164.4
2) Somewhat agree30120.6
3) Uncertain292
4) Somewhat disagree1329
5) Strongly disagree594
Missing12 
TOTAL1462100.0
104) Below are a number of statements which are frequently made today. Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of them by circling one number on each line. -- For me, God is found principally in my relationships with people. (GODFOUND)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree29820.5
2) Somewhat agree61442.3
3) Uncertain745.1
4) Somewhat disagree32422.3
5) Strongly disagree1429.8
Missing23 
TOTAL1452100.0
105) Below are a number of statements which are frequently made today. Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of them by circling one number on each line. -- God's Word comes to us through some of the great prophetic men of our time, such as Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King. (GODSWORD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree35324
2) Somewhat agree62542.5
3) Uncertain1077.3
4) Somewhat disagree18912.8
5) Strongly disagree19713.4
Missing3 
TOTAL1471100.0
106) Below are a number of statements which are frequently made today. Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of them by circling one number on each line. -- Today's Christian must emphasize more than ever openness to the Spirit rather than dependence on traditional ecclesiastical structures. (OPENSPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree26518.1
2) Somewhat agree59640.6
3) Uncertain1127.6
4) Somewhat disagree32522.2
5) Strongly disagree16911.5
Missing8 
TOTAL1467100.0
107) Below are a number of statements which are frequently made today. Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of them by circling one number on each line. -- The important thing to stress when teaching about Jesus is that He is truly God, and therefore, adoration should be directed toward Him. (TCHJESUS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree46231.5
2) Somewhat agree32822.4
3) Uncertain654.4
4) Somewhat disagree46831.9
5) Strongly disagree1429.7
Missing9 
TOTAL1465100.0
108) Below are a number of statements which are frequently made today. Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of them by circling one number on each line. -- The principal meaning of Christ's resurrection for me is that it proved His Divinity. (RESURREC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree50034.2
2) Somewhat agree29920.4
3) Uncertain362.5
4) Somewhat disagree39326.8
5) Strongly disagree23616.1
Missing10 
TOTAL1464100.0
109) Below are a number of statements which are frequently made today. Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of them by circling one number on each line. -- I think of Jesus Christ as the God who humbled Himself by becoming man and dying for my sins. (JESUSMAN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree90761.9
2) Somewhat agree40227.4
3) Uncertain171.2
4) Somewhat disagree966.5
5) Strongly disagree443
Missing9 
TOTAL1466100.0
110) Below are a number of statements which are frequently made today. Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of them by circling one number on each line. -- To doubt one article of faith that is de fide is to question the whole of revealed truth. (DOUBTFTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree33623
2) Somewhat agree18212.5
3) Uncertain694.7
4) Somewhat disagree32322.1
5) Strongly disagree55137.7
Missing13 
TOTAL1461100.0
111) Below are a number of statements which are frequently made today. Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of them by circling one number on each line. -- I think of heaven as the state in which my soul will rest in blissful possession of the Beatific Vision. (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree58339.7
2) Somewhat agree35924.5
3) Uncertain16211
4) Somewhat disagree22115.1
5) Strongly disagree1439.7
Missing6 
TOTAL1468100.0
112) Below are a number of statements which are frequently made today. Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of them by circling one number on each line. -- I feel that the most important thing to recognize about the sacraments is that they are channels for receiving grace. (RECGRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree58540
2) Somewhat agree42328.9
3) Uncertain412.8
4) Somewhat disagree30120.6
5) Strongly disagree1147.8
Missing11 
TOTAL1464100.0
113) Below are a number of statements which are frequently made today. Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of them by circling one number on each line. -- I think that priests who feel called to do so ought to be witnessing to Christ on the picket line or speaking out on controversial issues. (PRSTSPK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree40627.6
2) Somewhat agree57739.3
3) Uncertain14810.1
4) Somewhat disagree20714.1
5) Strongly disagree1329
Missing5 
TOTAL1470100.0
114) Below are a number of statements which are frequently made today. Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of them by circling one number on each line. -- A Christian should look first to the salvation of his soul; then he should be concerned about helping others. (MEFIRST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree28819.7
2) Somewhat agree35024
3) Uncertain634.3
4) Somewhat disagree41828.6
5) Strongly disagree34023.3
Missing16 
TOTAL1459100.0
115) Below are a number of statements which are frequently made today. Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of them by circling one number on each line. -- The Church should be a place of refuge and of quiet reflection away from the world. (REFUGE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree17612
2) Somewhat agree29219.9
3) Uncertain684.6
4) Somewhat disagree48733.3
5) Strongly disagree44130.1
Missing12 
TOTAL1464100.0
116) Below are a number of statements which are frequently made today. Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of them by circling one number on each line. -- The primary task of the Church is to encourage its members to live the Christian life rather than to try to reform the world. (LIVECHR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree31721.8
2) Somewhat agree40027.5
3) Uncertain745.1
4) Somewhat disagree46932.2
5) Strongly disagree19713.5
Missing17 
TOTAL1457100.0
117) Below are a number of statements which are frequently made today. Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of them by circling one number on each line. -- For the most part, the Church has been inadequate in facing up to the civil rights issues. (CIVLRIGH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree15410.5
2) Somewhat agree56738.8
3) Uncertain16311.2
4) Somewhat disagree41228.2
5) Strongly disagree16511.3
Missing12 
TOTAL1461100.0
118) Below are a number of statements which are frequently made today. Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of them by circling one number on each line. -- Faith means essentially belief in the doctrines of the Catholic Church. (CHRCHDOC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree29220
2) Somewhat agree28519.5
3) Uncertain644.4
4) Somewhat disagree47232.3
5) Strongly disagree34923.9
Missing12 
TOTAL1462100.0
119) Below are a number of statements which are frequently made today. Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of them by circling one number on each line. -- Faith is primarily an encounter with God in Christ Jesus, rather than an assent to a coherent set of defined truths. (FAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree61041.9
2) Somewhat agree50234.5
3) Uncertain724.9
4) Somewhat disagree15710.8
5) Strongly disagree1157.9
Missing18 
TOTAL1456100.0
120) Below are a number of statements which are frequently made today. Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of them by circling one number on each line. -- There are times when a person has to put his personal conscience above the Church's teaching. (CHTCHING)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree45230.9
2) Somewhat agree42429
3) Uncertain986.7
4) Somewhat disagree16311.1
5) Strongly disagree32622.3
Missing12 
TOTAL1463100.0
121) Below are a number of statements which are frequently made today. Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of them by circling one number on each line. -- One's faith may be jeopardized by studying Protestant theologians. (PROTTHEO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree624.2
2) Somewhat agree20714.1
3) Uncertain785.3
4) Somewhat disagree44430.2
5) Strongly disagree68046.2
Missing3 
TOTAL1471100.0
122) Below are a number of statements which are frequently made today. Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of them by circling one number on each line. -- The trouble with the Church today is that most people don't believe in anything. (DISBELIF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree402.8
2) Somewhat agree30621.1
3) Uncertain936.4
4) Somewhat disagree46331.9
5) Strongly disagree54937.8
Missing24 
TOTAL1451100.0
123) Below are a number of statements which are frequently made today. Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of them by circling one number on each line. -- I often feel that many things the Church stood for are now disintegrating. (CHSTANCE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree896.2
2) Somewhat agree45131.2
3) Uncertain835.7
4) Somewhat disagree42629.4
5) Strongly disagree39827.5
Missing27 
TOTAL1447100.0
124) Below are a number of statements which are frequently made today. Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of them by circling one number on each line. -- What is lacking today is that closeness among priests that used to be so evident. (PRSTCLOS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree19213.3
2) Somewhat agree48033.1
3) Uncertain17311.9
4) Somewhat disagree43229.8
5) Strongly disagree17211.9
Missing26 
TOTAL1449100.0
125) Below are a number of statements which are frequently made today. Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of them by circling one number on each line. -- The diversity of liturgy provides a real choice which I enjoy. (LITURGY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree56138.7
2) Somewhat agree57039.3
3) Uncertain785.4
4) Somewhat disagree15510.7
5) Strongly disagree865.9
Missing24 
TOTAL1450100.0
126) Below are a number of statements which are frequently made today. Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of them by circling one number on each line. -- The Catholic bishops should take public stands on some political issues such as the arms race or the American economic system. (TAKESTAN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree74751.5
2) Somewhat agree36925.4
3) Uncertain865.9
4) Somewhat disagree1399.6
5) Strongly disagree1107.6
Missing24 
TOTAL1451100.0
127) Below are a number of statements which are frequently made today. Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of them by circling one number on each line. -- The Church's teaching on matters of birth control and divorce should be brought more into line with current social practices. (SOCLPRAC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree23516.2
2) Somewhat agree36124.8
3) Uncertain896.1
4) Somewhat disagree25217.3
5) Strongly disagree51835.6
Missing20 
TOTAL1455100.0
128) The phrase "ecclesia semper reformanda" was much used during and after the Second Vatican Council. What do you think of the effects of the following suggestions for changes in the Church in America? -- A great increase in the number of permanent deacons. (INCRDEAC)
TOTAL%
1) Help70248.6
2) Hurt20614.3
3) No effect23616.3
4) Don't know30120.8
Missing29 
TOTAL1445100.0
129) The phrase "ecclesia semper reformanda" was much used during and after the Second Vatican Council. What do you think of the effects of the following suggestions for changes in the Church in America? -- Open up the office of permanent deacons. (PERMDEAC)
TOTAL%
1) Help60241.4
2) Hurt45431.2
3) No effect1037.1
4) Don't know29520.3
Missing21 
TOTAL1454100.0
130) The phrase "ecclesia semper reformanda" was much used during and after the Second Vatican Council. What do you think of the effects of the following suggestions for changes in the Church in America? -- Greater stress on obedience to priestly authority among the laity. (PRSTAUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Help31421.6
2) Hurt71048.9
3) No effect26818.5
4) Don't know15911
Missing23 
TOTAL1451100.0
131) The phrase "ecclesia semper reformanda" was much used during and after the Second Vatican Council. What do you think of the effects of the following suggestions for changes in the Church in America? -- Creation of more small groups in parishes to encourage face-to-face relationships. (SMALLGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Help100969.8
2) Hurt976.7
3) No effect1359.3
4) Don't know20514.2
Missing29 
TOTAL1446100.0
132) The phrase "ecclesia semper reformanda" was much used during and after the Second Vatican Council. What do you think of the effects of the following suggestions for changes in the Church in America? -- Allow priests to resign their priesthood with an honorable discharge, if they wish, after 10 or 15 years of service. (PRSTRSGN)
TOTAL%
1) Help36725.3
2) Hurt76352.6
3) No effect916.3
4) Don't know23015.9
Missing23 
TOTAL1451100.0
133) The phrase "ecclesia semper reformanda" was much used during and after the Second Vatican Council. What do you think of the effects of the following suggestions for changes in the Church in America? -- Allow periodic celebration of the Latin Mass if a parish desires. (LATINMAS)
TOTAL%
1) Help51935.7
2) Hurt33022.7
3) No effect44830.8
4) Don't know15710.8
Missing20 
TOTAL1454100.0
134) The phrase "ecclesia semper reformanda" was much used during and after the Second Vatican Council. What do you think of the effects of the following suggestions for changes in the Church in America? -- More influential roles for women in parishes. (WMNSROLE)
TOTAL%
1) Help106473.4
2) Hurt1218.3
3) No effect15110.4
4) Don't know1147.9
Missing24 
TOTAL1450100.0
135) The phrase "ecclesia semper reformanda" was much used during and after the Second Vatican Council. What do you think of the effects of the following suggestions for changes in the Church in America? -- More frequent informal relationships between priests and laity. (RELATION)
TOTAL%
1) Help113878.2
2) Hurt845.8
3) No effect1308.9
4) Don't know1037.1
Missing20 
TOTAL1455100.0
136) The phrase "ecclesia semper reformanda" was much used during and after the Second Vatican Council. What do you think of the effects of the following suggestions for changes in the Church in America? -- Greater lay participation in decision-making in parishes. (LAYDECIS)
TOTAL%
1) Help112076.8
2) Hurt17111.7
3) No effect644.4
4) Don't know1037.1
Missing18 
TOTAL1458100.0
137) The phrase "ecclesia semper reformanda" was much used during and after the Second Vatican Council. What do you think of the effects of the following suggestions for changes in the Church in America? -- More recruitment of older men into the priesthood. (OLDRPRST)
TOTAL%
1) Help98367.5
2) Hurt755.2
3) No effect17311.9
4) Don't know22515.5
Missing18 
TOTAL1456100.0
138) The phrase "ecclesia semper reformanda" was much used during and after the Second Vatican Council. What do you think of the effects of the following suggestions for changes in the Church in America? -- More recognized roles and statuses for paid lay persons carrying out ministry in parishes. (LAYROLES)
TOTAL%
1) Help98768.2
2) Hurt1439.9
3) No effect1319
4) Don't know18712.9
Missing26 
TOTAL1448100.0
139) The phrase "ecclesia semper reformanda" was much used during and after the Second Vatican Council. What do you think of the effects of the following suggestions for changes in the Church in America? -- Allow priests to live where they wish, not just in rectories. (PRSTLIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Help46431.9
2) Hurt60741.7
3) No effect16011
4) Don't know22515.5
Missing19 
TOTAL1456100.0
140) The phrase "ecclesia semper reformanda" was much used during and after the Second Vatican Council. What do you think of the effects of the following suggestions for changes in the Church in America? -- Allow parishes to help choose the priests who come to serve them. (PRSHCHOS)
TOTAL%
1) Help58040.1
2) Hurt54537.7
3) No effect916.3
4) Don't know23015.9
Missing29 
TOTAL1446100.0
141) The phrase "ecclesia semper reformanda" was much used during and after the Second Vatican Council. What do you think of the effects of the following suggestions for changes in the Church in America? -- Hire full-time lay parish administrators in parishes. (LAYADMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Help90962.4
2) Hurt23015.8
3) No effect1097.5
4) Don't know20814.3
Missing19 
TOTAL1456100.0
142) The phrase "ecclesia semper reformanda" was much used during and after the Second Vatican Council. What do you think of the effects of the following suggestions for changes in the Church in America? -- Hire full-time lay religious educators and liturgical experts in parishes. (LAYEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Help105673.1
2) Hurt15410.7
3) No effect775.3
4) Don't know15710.9
Missing30 
TOTAL1444100.0
143) The phrase "ecclesia semper reformanda" was much used during and after the Second Vatican Council. What do you think of the effects of the following suggestions for changes in the Church in America? -- Hire lay marriage counselors or personal counselors in parishes. (LAYCNSLR)
TOTAL%
1) Help102571
2) Hurt1349.3
3) No effect936.4
4) Don't know19213.3
Missing31 
TOTAL1444100.0
144) Here are two suggestions regarding ex-priests, that is, priests who have resigned. -- Invite ex-priests who are currently married to become paid lay ministers in parishes. (PAIDLAY)
TOTAL%
1) Help64844.8
2) Hurt46031.8
3) No effect825.7
4) Don't know25817.8
Missing26 
TOTAL1448100.0
145) Here are two suggestions regarding ex-priests, that is, priests who have resigned. -- Invite ex-priests who are currently married to become active parish priests again. (PRSTMARR)
TOTAL%
1) Help58540.2
2) Hurt59340.7
3) No effect362.5
4) Don't know24316.7
Missing18 
TOTAL1457100.0
146) In the future, if you would be asked to restrict your work to sacramental and liturgical duties, would you be satisfied or dissatisfied? (RESTRICT)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied21614.8
2) Somewhat satisfied28219.4
3) Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied1057.2
4) Somewhat dissatisfied33322.9
5) Very dissatisfied45931.5
6) Don't know614.2
Missing19 
TOTAL1456100.0
147) If celibacy for priests became optional, do you think you would ever get married? (MARRIAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Certainly yes724.9
2) Probably yes16711.4
3) Uncertain23316
4) Probably no49233.7
5) Certainly no49533.9
Missing15 
TOTAL1459100.0
148) Which of the following statements most clearly reflects your feeling about your future in the priesthood? (FUTURE)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely will not leave91262.3
2) Probably will not leave45230.9
3) Uncertain about my future875.9
4) Probably will leave11.8
5) Definitely will leave2.1
Missing10 
TOTAL1464100.0
149) During the past few weeks, did you ever feel particularly excited or interested in something? (INTEREST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes126387.4
2) No18212.6
Missing30 
TOTAL1445100.0
150) During the past few weeks, did you ever feel so restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair? (RESTLESS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes43630.4
2) No99869.6
Missing41 
TOTAL1434100.0
151) During the past few weeks, did you ever feel proud because someone complimented you on something you had done? (PROUD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes123785.4
2) No21214.6
Missing26 
TOTAL1449100.0
152) During the past few weeks, did you ever feel very lonely or remote from other people? (REMOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes45531.4
2) No99368.6
Missing27 
TOTAL1448100.0
153) During the past few weeks, did you ever feel pleased about having accomplished something? (ACCMPLSH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes136694.3
2) No825.7
Missing27 
TOTAL1448100.0
154) During the past few weeks, did you ever feel bored? (BOREDNOW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35624.8
2) No108075.2
Missing38 
TOTAL1436100.0
155) During the past few weeks, did you ever feel on top of the world? (FEELTOP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes63144.2
2) No79655.8
Missing47 
TOTAL1427100.0
156) During the past few weeks, did you ever feel depressed or very unhappy? (UNHAPPY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35624.7
2) No108475.3
Missing34 
TOTAL1440100.0
157) During the past few weeks, did you ever feel that things were going your way? (YOURWAY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes110376.8
2) No33323.2
Missing39 
TOTAL1436100.0
158) During the past few weeks, did you ever feel upset because someone criticized you? (CRITICSM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes53136.8
2) No91163.2
Missing33 
TOTAL1442100.0
159) Taking things all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you're (HAPPINES)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy53736.6
2) Pretty happy80554.9
3) Not too happy1248.5
Missing9 
TOTAL1466100.0
160) Finally, here is a question about the family in which you grew up. Every family is not only a whole unit, but a number of twosomes. For each of the following twosomes in the family in which you grew up, circle the category which best describes the relationship. -- Mother and Father. (PARENTS)
TOTAL%
1) Very tense and strained775.3
2) Somewhat tense and strained19813.6
3) Neutral1077.3
4) Somewhat close and intimate47632.7
5) Very close and intimate52235.9
6) Not applicable765.2
Missing18 
TOTAL1456100.0
161) For each of the following twosomes in the family in which you grew up, circle the category which best describes the relationship. -- Mother and me. (MOMANDME)
TOTAL%
1) Very tense and strained8.5
2) Somewhat tense and strained815.5
3) Neutral795.4
4) Somewhat close and intimate62842.9
5) Very close and intimate63843.6
6) Not applicable292
Missing12 
TOTAL1463100.0
162) For each of the following twosomes in the family in which you grew up, circle the category which best describes the relationship. -- Father and me. (DADANDME)
TOTAL%
1) Very tense and strained624.2
2) Somewhat tense and strained15310.5
3) Neutral20213.8
4) Somewhat close and intimate61642.1
5) Very close and intimate33022.6
6) Not applicable996.8
Missing13 
TOTAL1462100.0
163) WEIGHT (WT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1.3880.609
164) What is your present age? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) 26-3934123.2
1) 40-4933522.8
2) 50-5936825
3) 60-6927518.7
4) 70 & over15310.4
Missing3 
TOTAL1472100.0