Seminarians in the Nineties: A National Study of Seminarians in Theology, 1993

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > Religious Groups > Members or Leaders > Catholic > Codebook


All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) ID (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL9011938.7911765
2) To which of the following are you aspiring? (ASPIRE)
TOTAL%
1) Diocesan priesthood71079.6
2) Religious priesthood18220.4
Missing9 
TOTAL892100.0
3) In what division or class year are you now enrolled? (DIVCLASS)
TOTAL%
1) Pre-theology768.5
2) 1st year theology21323.9
3) 2nd year theology18620.8
4) 3rd year theology18620.8
5) 4th year theology17719.8
6) 5th year theology353.9
7) Pastoral year202.2
Missing8 
TOTAL893100.0
4) Indicate the number of years that you have spent in Catholic elementary schools. (CTHLELEM)
TOTAL%
0) 22529.2
1) 151.9
2) 263.4
3) 283.6
4) 354.5
5) 253.2
6) 597.7
7) 354.5
8) 32341.9
Missing130 
TOTAL771100.0
5) Indicate the number of years that you have spent in Catholic high school-include seminary. (CTHLCHS)
TOTAL%
0) 32042.0
1) 283.7
2) 172.2
3) 263.4
4) 34044.6
5) 50.7
6) 172.2
7) 50.7
8) 40.5
Missing139 
TOTAL762100.0
6) Indicate the number of years that you have spent in Catholic college-include seminary. (CTHLCOLL)
TOTAL%
0) 17020.2
1) 667.8
2) 708.3
3) 9110.8
4) 30936.7
5) 566.7
6) 354.2
7) 161.9
8) 283.3
Missing60 
TOTAL841100.0
7) ASKED OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE SPENT YEARS IN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOLS: How many of these years have you spent in high school seminary? (SMNRYHS)
TOTAL%
0) 56185.1
1) 162.4
2) 81.2
3) 142.1
4) 467.0
5) 20.3
6) 71.1
7) 50.8
Missing242 
TOTAL659100.0
8) ASKED OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE SPENT YEARS IN CATHOLIC COLLEGES: How many of these years have you spent in college-level seminary? (SMNRYCOL)
TOTAL%
0) 29034.2
1) 9811.6
2) 10111.9
3) 10111.9
4) 18621.9
5) 374.4
6) 151.8
7) 70.8
8) 131.5
Missing53 
TOTAL848100.0
9) For those years when you were not enrolled in a Catholic institution, how many years were you enrolled in a formal religious education program? -- At the elementary level (PRGMELEM)
TOTAL%
0) 6816.2
1) 358.4
2) 348.1
3) 266.2
4) 378.8
5) 276.4
6) 4811.5
7) 163.8
8) 12830.5
Missing482 
TOTAL419100.0
10) For those years when you were not enrolled in a Catholic institution, how many years were you enrolled in a formal religious education program? -- At the high school level (PRGMHS)
TOTAL%
0) 10625.1
1) 4410.4
2) 6515.4
3) 409.5
4) 14835.0
5) 51.2
6) 143.3
8) 10.2
Missing478 
TOTAL423100.0
11) For those years when you were not enrolled in a Catholic institution, how many years were you enrolled in a formal religious education program? -- At the college level (PRGMCOLL)
TOTAL%
0) 21272.6
1) 299.9
2) 165.5
3) 103.4
4) 217.2
5) 41.4
Missing609 
TOTAL292100.0
12) For those years when you were not enrolled in a Catholic institution, how many years were you enrolled in a formal religious education program? -- At the graduate school level (PRGMGRAD)
TOTAL%
0) 17576.8
1) 219.2
2) 114.8
3) 52.2
4) 125.3
5) 20.9
6) 20.9
Missing673 
TOTAL228100.0
13) For those years when you were not enrolled in a Catholic institution, how many years were you enrolled in a formal religious education program? -- This does not pertain. (PRGMEDUC)
TOTAL%
0) 4914.5
1) 26578.2
2) 20.6
5) 236.8
Missing562 
TOTAL339100.0
14) Did you ever live for a month or more in a rectory, monastery or religious house before you decided to enter the seminary? (RECTORY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23025.7
2) No66474.3
Missing7 
TOTAL894100.0
15) Did you participate in a retreat specifically aimed at discerning a vocation before or after entering the seminary? (RETREAT1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes48153.7
2) No41446.3
Missing6 
TOTAL895100.0
16) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE THAT PARTICIPATED IN A RETREAT SPECIFICALLY AIMED AT DISCERNING A VOCATION BEFORE OR AFTER ENTERING THE SEMINARY: Was this before or after entering the seminary? (RETREAT2)
TOTAL%
1) Before40381.9
2) After8918.1
Missing409 
TOTAL492100.0
17) How involved have you been with charismatic groups? (CHRSMTIC)
TOTAL%
1) Never involved44450.5
2) Involved once or twice24828.2
3) Involved on an off-and-on basis11012.5
4) Regular basis778.8
Missing22 
TOTAL879100.0
18) How involved have you been with Cursillo? (CURSILLO)
TOTAL%
1) Never involved72183.2
2) Involved once or twice687.8
3) Involved on an off-and-on basis424.8
4) Regular basis364.2
Missing34 
TOTAL867100.0
19) How involved have you been with teaching CCD/religious education? (CCDEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Never involved14015.9
2) Involved once or twice22225.2
3) Involved on an off-and-on basis24027.3
4) Regular basis27831.6
Missing21 
TOTAL880100.0
20) How involved have you been with lay volunteerism, e.g., Jesuit lay volunteer? (JSUITLAY)
TOTAL%
1) Never involved58768.7
2) Involved once or twice9411.0
3) Involved on an off-and-on basis8910.4
4) Regular basis859.9
Missing46 
TOTAL855100.0
21) How involved have you been with members of parish council? (PRSHCNCL)
TOTAL%
1) Never involved62572.4
2) Involved once or twice10912.6
3) Involved on an off-and-on basis505.8
4) Regular basis799.2
Missing38 
TOTAL863100.0
22) How involved have you been with Eucharistic minister, lector? (ECHRSMNS)
TOTAL%
1) Never involved9610.9
2) Involved once or twice616.9
3) Involved on an off-and-on basis19722.4
4) Regular basis52759.8
Missing20 
TOTAL881100.0
23) How involved have you been with altar boys? (ALTERBOY)
TOTAL%
1) Never involved15017.0
2) Involved once or twice606.8
3) Involved on an off-and-on basis11413.0
4) Regular basis55663.2
Missing21 
TOTAL880100.0
24) How involved have you been with social work? (SOCLWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Never involved28132.1
2) Involved once or twice20022.9
3) Involved on an off-and-on basis23526.9
4) Regular basis15918.2
Missing26 
TOTAL875100.0
25) How involved have you been with hospital work? (HSPTLWRK)
TOTAL%
1) Never involved28132.2
2) Involved once or twice22926.3
3) Involved on an off-and-on basis24828.4
4) Regular basis11413.1
Missing29 
TOTAL872100.0
26) How involved have you been with community work? (COMMWRK)
TOTAL%
1) Never involved17920.5
2) Involved once or twice21724.8
3) Involved on an off-and-on basis28432.5
4) Regular basis19422.2
Missing27 
TOTAL874100.0
27) How involved have you been with teachers in Catholic schools? (CTHLTCHR)
TOTAL%
1) Never involved63072.7
2) Involved once or twice9210.6
3) Involved on an off-and-on basis465.3
4) Regular basis9911.4
Missing34 
TOTAL867100.0
28) How involved have you been with teachers in public schools? (PBLCTCHR)
TOTAL%
1) Never involved76188.6
2) Involved once or twice313.6
3) Involved on an off-and-on basis222.6
4) Regular basis455.2
Missing42 
TOTAL859100.0
29) How involved have you been with associate program or ministry weekend for discerning a vocation? (ASSOCPGM)
TOTAL%
1) Never involved53662.0
2) Involved once or twice21725.1
3) Involved on an off-and-on basis677.8
4) Regular basis445.1
Missing37 
TOTAL864100.0
30) How involved have you been with RCIA work? (RCIAWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Never involved45352.3
2) Involved once or twice19422.4
3) Involved on an off-and-on basis10311.9
4) Regular basis11613.4
Missing35 
TOTAL866100.0
31) How involved have you been with parish renewal programs? (PRSHRNWL)
TOTAL%
1) Never involved56465.3
2) Involved once or twice16519.1
3) Involved on an off-and-on basis768.8
4) Regular basis596.8
Missing37 
TOTAL864100.0
32) How involved have you been with campus ministry? (CMPUSMNS)
TOTAL%
1) Never involved52560.4
2) Involved once or twice14616.8
3) Involved on an off-and-on basis9010.4
4) Regular basis10812.4
Missing32 
TOTAL869100.0
33) How involved have you been with youth ministry/retreats? (YOUTRTRT)
TOTAL%
1) Never involved27131.0
2) Involved once or twice22625.9
3) Involved on an off-and-on basis20723.7
4) Regular basis16919.4
Missing28 
TOTAL873100.0
34) How many parishes have you resided in since you were seven years old? (Give number of parishes) (PRSHRSDE)
TOTAL%
1) 21724.7
2) 18621.2
3) 14016.0
4) 9310.6
5) 879.9
6) 505.7
7) 313.5
8) 171.9
9) 182.1
10) 141.6
11) 20.2
12) 50.6
13) 10.1
14) 20.2
15) 30.3
16) 20.2
17) 10.1
18) 10.1
19) 10.1
20) 30.3
25) 10.1
31) 20.2
Missing24 
TOTAL877100.0
35) What is the longest you have resided in any one parish? (Give number of years) (PRSHLNGS)
TOTAL%
1) 151.7
2) 40.5
3) 182.0
4) 222.5
5) 222.5
6) 212.4
7) 212.4
8) 283.2
9) 101.1
10) 606.8
11) 262.9
12) 505.7
13) 202.3
14) 222.5
15) 364.1
16) 273.1
17) 323.6
18) 849.5
19) 202.3
20) 778.7
21) 252.8
22) 323.6
23) 242.7
24) 242.7
25) 394.4
26) 262.9
27) 161.8
28) 151.7
29) 91.0
30) 141.6
31) 30.3
32) 91.0
33) 30.3
34) 50.6
36) 30.3
37) 20.2
38) 20.2
39) 10.1
40) 40.5
42) 30.3
43) 10.1
45) 20.2
50) 20.2
52) 10.1
64) 10.1
81) 30.3
Missing17 
TOTAL884100.0
36) What is the longest you have lived at any one address? (Give number of years) (ONEADDRS)
TOTAL%
1) 40.5
2) 20.2
3) 70.8
4) 222.5
5) 161.8
6) 212.4
7) 202.3
8) 283.2
9) 121.4
10) 596.7
11) 273.0
12) 505.6
13) 242.7
14) 303.4
15) 374.2
16) 323.6
17) 404.5
18) 9610.8
19) 242.7
20) 798.9
21) 303.4
22) 333.7
23) 303.4
24) 242.7
25) 414.6
26) 182.0
27) 161.8
28) 161.8
29) 91.0
30) 111.2
31) 30.3
32) 40.5
33) 60.7
34) 20.2
36) 50.6
37) 10.1
39) 10.1
40) 30.3
45) 20.2
46) 10.1
Missing15 
TOTAL886100.0
37) Do you presently have an affiliation with a home parish? (HOMEPRSH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes68977.4
2) No20122.6
Missing11 
TOTAL890100.0
38) Please indicate where you were born. (LOCIBORN)
TOTAL%
1) New England-CT,ME,MA,NH,RI,VT677.6
2) Middle Atlantic-NJ,NY,PA18320.8
3) East North Central-IL,IN,MI,OH,WI18621.2
4) West North Central-IA,KS,MN,MO,NE,ND,SD11112.6
5) South Atlantic-DE, DC,FL,MD,GA,NC,SC,VA,WV525.9
6) East South Central-AL,KY,MS,TN242.7
7) West South Central-AR,LA,OK,TX606.8
8) Mountain-AZ,CO,ID,MT,NV,NM,UT,WY222.5
9) Pacific-AK,CA,HI,OR,WA606.8
10) Foreign country11312.9
Missing23 
TOTAL878100.0
39) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
20) 20.2
21) 40.4
22) 121.3
23) 404.5
24) 404.5
25) 627.0
26) 697.7
27) 819.1
28) 627.0
29) 697.7
30) 596.6
31) 374.2
32) 424.7
33) 424.7
34) 313.5
35) 182.0
36) 242.7
37) 202.2
38) 273.0
39) 121.3
40) 151.7
41) 70.8
42) 111.2
43) 101.1
44) 60.7
45) 91.0
46) 70.8
47) 30.3
48) 50.6
49) 70.8
50) 91.0
51) 70.8
52) 20.2
53) 30.3
54) 30.3
55) 40.4
56) 60.7
57) 10.1
58) 70.8
60) 30.3
61) 30.3
62) 30.3
64) 10.1
65) 10.1
66) 30.3
67) 10.1
71) 10.1
Missing10 
TOTAL891100.0
40) What is the number of children, including yourself, ever born of your parent's marriage? Include step brothers and sisters if applicable. If 9 or more, indicate by the number 9. (SIBLGNBR)
TOTAL%
1) 435.1
2) 14016.7
3) 15919.0
4) 15318.3
5) 12114.5
6) 789.3
7) 647.7
8) 789.3
Missing65 
TOTAL836100.0
41) Have you ever attended any other seminary before coming here? (OTHSMNRY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34939.0
2) No54761.0
Missing5 
TOTAL896100.0
42) What is your grade point average as of this semester, using the following scale? (GPA)
TOTAL%
1) A = 4.017419.4
2) B+ = 3.549655.4
3) B = 3.018020.1
4) C+ = 2.5404.5
5) C = 2.050.6
Missing6 
TOTAL895100.0
43) What is/was the religious affiliation of your parents? (AFILIATN)
TOTAL%
1) Mother and father Catholic74783.7
2) Mother Catholic, father other748.3
3) Mother other, father Catholic283.1
4) Mother other, father other444.9
Missing8 
TOTAL893100.0
44) Which one of the following best describes the main racial or national background on your father's side and your mother's side and with which you identify? In case of doubt, how do you generally identify yourself? (ETHNIC)
TOTAL%
1) English, Scottish, Welsh, English-Canadian9410.7
2) Irish18521.1
3) German, Austrian, Dutch, Swiss17019.4
4) Italian809.1
5) French, French-Canadian, Belgian546.2
6) Polish, Slovak, Lithuanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Hungarian809.1
7) Other Eastern European, e.g. Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, Croatian323.7
8) Hispanic, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Central or South American536.1
9) Portuguese91.0
10) Asian, including Filipino364.1
11) Afro American70.8
12) African111.3
13) Native American, American Indian20.2
14) Other627.1
Missing26 
TOTAL875100.0
45) Did your father ever study for the priesthood or religious life? (STDYPRST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes525.8
2) No84894.2
Missing1 
TOTAL900100.0
46) Was your mother ever in religious life? (RELIGLFE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes212.3
2) No87897.7
Missing2 
TOTAL899100.0
47) What is the total of your current indebtedness? (INDEBTED)
TOTAL%
1) None37041.6
2) Less than $3,00013515.2
3) $3,000-9,99917419.6
4) $10,000-14,999738.2
5) $15,000-24,999627.0
6) $25,000-49,999465.2
7) $50,000+293.3
Missing12 
TOTAL889100.0
48) Have you ever been married? (MARRIED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes434.8
2) No84795.2
Missing11 
TOTAL890100.0
49) If yes, how many children do you have? (CHILDREN)
TOTAL%
0) 4351.8
1) 33.6
2) 2125.3
3) 67.2
4) 22.4
5) 22.4
6) 33.6
8) 22.4
12) 11.2
Missing818 
TOTAL83100.0
50) Are you a convert to Catholicism? (CVRTCTHL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes475.3
2) No84394.7
Missing11 
TOTAL890100.0
51) If yes, how long have you been a convert? (NMBRYRS)
TOTAL%
1) 611.3
3) 35.7
4) 35.7
5) 35.7
6) 35.7
7) 35.7
8) 35.7
9) 23.8
10) 35.7
11) 59.4
12) 23.8
13) 11.9
16) 11.9
17) 11.9
18) 23.8
20) 23.8
21) 11.9
22) 11.9
23) 11.9
24) 23.8
26) 11.9
30) 11.9
37) 11.9
40) 11.9
42) 11.9
Missing848 
TOTAL53100.0
52) In your seminary, do you study with more than four or five students who come from diverse cultural backgrounds, e.g. Hispanic, African American, Asian, etc. (BACKGRND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes62270.0
2) No26730.0
Missing12 
TOTAL889100.0
53) How would you rate your study habits? (STDYHBTS)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent22425.2
2) Good53159.8
3) Fair12614.2
4) Poor70.8
Missing13 
TOTAL888100.0
54) How would you rate your following cognitive skills? -- Memorizing? (MMRIZING)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent19922.2
2) Good47452.9
3) Fair19021.2
4) Poor333.7
Missing5 
TOTAL896100.0
55) How would you rate your following cognitive skills? -- Comprehending? (CMPRHNSN)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent33737.6
2) Good50055.7
3) Fair556.1
4) Poor50.6
Missing4 
TOTAL897100.0
56) How would you rate your following cognitive skills? -- Applying? (APPLYING)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent30534.0
2) Good53259.3
3) Fair586.5
4) Poor20.2
Missing4 
TOTAL897100.0
57) How would you rate your following cognitive skills? -- Analyzing? (ANALYZNG)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent36841.0
2) Good42947.8
3) Fair9510.6
4) Poor60.7
Missing3 
TOTAL898100.0
58) How would you rate your following cognitive skills? -- Synthesizing? (SYNTHSZN)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent30033.4
2) Good46852.1
3) Fair12413.8
4) Poor60.7
Missing3 
TOTAL898100.0
59) How would you rate your following cognitive skills? -- Evaluating? (EVALUTNG)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent32736.5
2) Good49455.1
3) Fair728.0
4) Poor40.4
Missing4 
TOTAL897100.0
60) How would you rate your following cognitive skills? -- Abstract thinking? (ABSTHNKG)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent28331.6
2) Good39744.3
3) Fair17719.8
4) Poor394.4
Missing5 
TOTAL896100.0
61) How would you rate your following process skills? -- Reading skills? (READSKIL)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent30534.0
2) Good48053.5
3) Fair10111.2
4) Poor121.3
Missing3 
TOTAL898100.0
62) How would you rate your following process skills? -- Writing skills? (WRITSKIL)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent35339.4
2) Good43848.9
3) Fair9310.4
4) Poor121.3
Missing5 
TOTAL896100.0
63) How would you rate your following process skills? -- Research skills? (RSRCHSKL)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent26329.4
2) Good53759.9
3) Fair859.5
4) Poor111.2
Missing5 
TOTAL896100.0
64) How would you rate your following process skills? -- Verbal articulation? (ARTCULTN)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent32436.3
2) Good45951.4
3) Fair10311.5
4) Poor70.8
Missing8 
TOTAL893100.0
65) How strong do you feel you are in the area of history? (HISTORY)
TOTAL%
1) Very strong knowledge in area17018.9
2) Considerably strong in area25928.8
3) Average39443.8
4) Less than average strength in area707.8
5) Little to no strength in area60.7
Missing2 
TOTAL899100.0
66) How strong do you feel you are in the area of business/management? (BUSINESS)
TOTAL%
1) Very strong knowledge in area13715.3
2) Considerably strong in area21023.4
3) Average28631.8
4) Less than average strength in area18520.6
5) Little to no strength in area808.9
Missing3 
TOTAL898100.0
67) How strong do you feel you are in the area of English literature? (LTRATURE)
TOTAL%
1) Very strong knowledge in area889.8
2) Considerably strong in area19922.2
3) Average39844.4
4) Less than average strength in area17819.9
5) Little to no strength in area333.7
Missing5 
TOTAL896100.0
68) How strong do you feel you are in the area of scripture? (SCRPTURE)
TOTAL%
1) Very strong knowledge in area12513.9
2) Considerably strong in area42347.1
3) Average31835.4
4) Less than average strength in area303.3
5) Little to no strength in area30.3
Missing2 
TOTAL899100.0
69) How strong do you feel you are in the area of fundamentals of religion? (FNDMNRLG)
TOTAL%
1) Very strong knowledge in area18921.1
2) Considerably strong in area40245.0
3) Average25929.0
4) Less than average strength in area364.0
5) Little to no strength in area80.9
Missing7 
TOTAL894100.0
70) How strong do you feel you are in the area of physical sciences? (PHYSCNCE)
TOTAL%
1) Very strong knowledge in area10712.0
2) Considerably strong in area16418.3
3) Average34738.8
4) Less than average strength in area21223.7
5) Little to no strength in area647.2
Missing7 
TOTAL894100.0
71) How strong do you feel you are in the area of social sciences? (SCLSCNCE)
TOTAL%
1) Very strong knowledge in area12513.9
2) Considerably strong in area31234.7
3) Average37942.2
4) Less than average strength in area717.9
5) Little to no strength in area111.2
Missing3 
TOTAL898100.0
72) How strong do you feel you are in the area of classics? (CLASSICS)
TOTAL%
1) Very strong knowledge in area596.6
2) Considerably strong in area20022.3
3) Average38342.7
4) Less than average strength in area20623.0
5) Little to no strength in area485.4
Missing5 
TOTAL896100.0
73) How strong do you feel you are in the area of philosophy? (PHILSPHY)
TOTAL%
1) Very strong knowledge in area13415.0
2) Considerably strong in area29432.8
3) Average35539.6
4) Less than average strength in area10011.2
5) Little to no strength in area131.5
Missing5 
TOTAL896100.0
74) How strong do you feel you are in the area of arts? (ARTS)
TOTAL%
1) Very strong knowledge in area11913.3
2) Considerably strong in area24727.5
3) Average34638.6
4) Less than average strength in area14616.3
5) Little to no strength in area394.3
Missing4 
TOTAL897100.0
75) From your knowledge of seminarians with whom you are studying, how would you rate them on the following questions? -- Students are prone to giving primacy to emotions in making decisions. (PRIMACY)
TOTAL%
1) True of almost all students121.3
2) True of a large number of students18720.9
3) True of some students48354.0
4) True of very few students13314.9
5) Untrue of almost all students333.7
6) I don't know455.0
7) Doesn't pertain20.2
Missing6 
TOTAL895100.0
76) From your knowledge of seminarians with whom you are studying, how would you rate them on the following questions? -- Students are prone to being primarily pragmatic when it comes to decision-making. (PRGMATIC)
TOTAL%
1) True of almost all students252.8
2) True of a large number of students33837.8
3) True of some students40545.3
4) True of very few students738.2
5) Untrue of almost all students101.1
6) I don't know414.6
7) Doesn't pertain30.3
Missing6 
TOTAL895100.0
77) From your knowledge of seminarians with whom you are studying, how would you rate them on the following questions? -- Catholic heritage is evident in the attitudes of students. (CTHLHRTG)
TOTAL%
1) True of almost all students22525.1
2) True of a large number of students41245.9
3) True of some students18921.1
4) True of very few students546.0
5) Untrue of almost all students40.4
6) I don't know131.4
Missing4 
TOTAL897100.0
78) From your knowledge of seminarians with whom you are studying, how would you rate them on the following questions? -- Students are open-minded when it comes to learning theology. (OPNMNDED)
TOTAL%
1) True of almost all students14316.0
2) True of a large number of students44349.7
3) True of some students22525.3
4) True of very few students586.5
5) Untrue of almost all students141.6
6) I don't know60.7
7) Doesn't pertain20.2
Missing10 
TOTAL891100.0
79) From your knowledge of seminarians with whom you are studying, how would you rate them on the following questions? -- Students reflect greater individualism than working as a community in their attitudes. (INDVDLSM)
TOTAL%
1) True of almost all students839.3
2) True of a large number of students31635.5
3) True of some students33137.2
4) True of very few students11312.7
5) Untrue of almost all students313.5
6) I don't know141.6
7) Doesn't pertain10.1
Missing12 
TOTAL889100.0
80) From your knowledge of seminarians with whom you are studying, how would you rate them on the following questions? -- Students are zealous and motivated. (ZEALOUS)
TOTAL%
1) True of almost all students859.5
2) True of a large number of students39544.1
3) True of some students32836.6
4) True of very few students738.2
5) Untrue of almost all students80.9
6) I don't know60.7
Missing6 
TOTAL895100.0
81) From your knowledge of seminarians with whom you are studying, how would you rate them on the following questions? -- Students understand the seriousness of the commitment to celibacy. (CELIBACY)
TOTAL%
1) True of almost all students23426.2
2) True of a large number of students35139.3
3) True of some students20022.4
4) True of very few students687.6
5) Untrue of almost all students121.3
6) I don't know293.2
Missing7 
TOTAL894100.0
82) From your knowledge of seminarians with whom you are studying, how would you rate them on the following questions? -- Students understand the seriousness of the priesthood as a lifelong commitment. (LFECMMIT)
TOTAL%
1) True of almost all students33137.0
2) True of a large number of students34238.3
3) True of some students13815.4
4) True of very few students455.0
5) Untrue of almost all students70.8
6) I don't know313.5
Missing7 
TOTAL894100.0
83) From your knowledge of seminarians with whom you are studying, how would you rate them on the following questions? -- Students reflect a disposition to accept or reject what they "like" or "dislike" in church teaching. (DISPSITN)
TOTAL%
1) True of almost all students657.3
2) True of a large number of students26029.3
3) True of some students30033.8
4) True of very few students15617.6
5) Untrue of almost all students788.8
6) I don't know252.8
7) Doesn't pertain30.3
Missing14 
TOTAL887100.0
84) From your knowledge of seminarians with whom you are studying, how would you rate them on the following questions? -- Students are more likely to rely on their own interpretation of the faith than on official church teaching. (OWNINTRP)
TOTAL%
1) True of almost all students283.1
2) True of a large number of students17519.7
3) True of some students30434.2
4) True of very few students21424.1
5) Untrue of almost all students13515.2
6) I don't know313.5
7) Doesn't pertain20.2
Missing12 
TOTAL889100.0
85) From your knowledge of seminarians with whom you are studying, how would you rate them on the following questions? -- Students have the cognitive tools necessary for studying theology. (COGNITVE)
TOTAL%
1) True of almost all students22925.7
2) True of a large number of students42647.9
3) True of some students18120.3
4) True of very few students313.5
5) Untrue of almost all students80.9
6) I don't know151.7
Missing11 
TOTAL890100.0
86) From your knowledge of seminarians with whom you are studying, how would you rate them on the following questions? -- Students have the philosophical background necessary for studying theology. (PHLSPHCL)
TOTAL%
1) True of almost all students14115.8
2) True of a large number of students34438.6
3) True of some students25328.4
4) True of very few students10211.4
5) Untrue of almost all students262.9
6) I don't know182.0
7) Doesn't pertain70.8
Missing10 
TOTAL891100.0
87) From your knowledge of seminarians with whom you are studying, how would you rate them on the following questions? -- Students are interested in studying Greek. (GREEK)
TOTAL%
1) True of almost all students30.3
2) True of a large number of students212.4
3) True of some students18821.1
4) True of very few students36240.5
5) Untrue of almost all students23326.1
6) I don't know778.6
7) Doesn't pertain91.0
Missing8 
TOTAL893100.0
88) From your knowledge of seminarians with whom you are studying, how would you rate them on the following questions? -- Students are interested in studying Latin. (LATIN)
TOTAL%
1) True of almost all students50.6
2) True of a large number of students566.3
3) True of some students21924.5
4) True of very few students34238.3
5) Untrue of almost all students20823.3
6) I don't know546.0
7) Doesn't pertain91.0
Missing8 
TOTAL893100.0
89) From your knowledge of seminarians with whom you are studying, how would you rate them on the following questions? -- Students are interested in studying Hebrew. (HEBREW)
TOTAL%
1) True of almost all students20.2
2) True of a large number of students182.0
3) True of some students16618.6
4) True of very few students34338.4
5) Untrue of almost all students27130.3
6) I don't know839.3
7) Doesn't pertain101.1
Missing8 
TOTAL893100.0
90) From your knowledge of seminarians with whom you are studying, how would you rate them on the following questions? -- In your seminary, do you have four or five students who are much older or younger than you? (At least 10 years older or younger) (AGETOYOU)
TOTAL%
1) True of almost all students34643.1
2) True of a large number of students12215.2
3) True of some students33441.6
Missing99 
TOTAL802100.0
91) How comfortable are you with the following? -- The social justice teachings of the church? (SOCLJUS)
TOTAL%
1) Very comfortable57464.1
2) Somewhat comfortable26729.8
3) Somewhat uncomfortable444.9
4) Very uncomfortable111.2
Missing5 
TOTAL896100.0
92) How comfortable are you with the following? -- The governance of the church? (GVRNANCE)
TOTAL%
1) Very comfortable36640.9
2) Somewhat comfortable32236.0
3) Somewhat uncomfortable15917.8
4) Very uncomfortable485.4
Missing6 
TOTAL895100.0
93) How comfortable are you with the following? -- The moral teachings of the church? (MORAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very comfortable43348.5
2) Somewhat comfortable33337.3
3) Somewhat uncomfortable10211.4
4) Very uncomfortable252.8
Missing8 
TOTAL893100.0
94) How comfortable are you with the following? -- Non-ordained persons fulfilling responsibilities once reserved solely to the ordained? (NORDNRES)
TOTAL%
1) Very comfortable47253.0
2) Somewhat comfortable27931.3
3) Somewhat uncomfortable11012.4
4) Very uncomfortable293.3
Missing11 
TOTAL890100.0
95) How comfortable are you with the following? -- Symbols of affiliation, e.g., wearing the collar or religious habit? (WEARCLLR)
TOTAL%
1) Very comfortable54160.7
2) Somewhat comfortable26529.7
3) Somewhat uncomfortable667.4
4) Very uncomfortable202.2
Missing9 
TOTAL892100.0
96) How much do you agree with the following statements? -- Ordination confers on the priest a new status or a permanent character which makes him essentially different from the laity within the church. (DIFLAITY)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly39944.7
2) Agree somewhat26129.3
3) Uncertain495.5
4) Disagree somewhat10812.1
5) Disagree strongly758.4
Missing9 
TOTAL892100.0
97) How much do you agree with the following statements? -- The idea that a priest is a "man set apart" is a barrier to the full realization of true Christian community. (MANAPART)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly16618.6
2) Agree somewhat18020.2
3) Uncertain647.2
4) Disagree somewhat18620.9
5) Disagree strongly29633.2
Missing9 
TOTAL892100.0
98) How much do you agree with the following statements? -- 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 encounter with God in Christ. (GODSWORD)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly50356.7
2) Agree somewhat25328.5
3) Uncertain495.5
4) Disagree somewhat637.1
5) Disagree strongly192.1
Missing14 
TOTAL887100.0
99) How much do you agree with the following statements? -- There should be concern about the increase of interfaith marriages. (INTERFTH)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly10812.1
2) Agree somewhat28431.9
3) Uncertain16818.9
4) Disagree somewhat19622.0
5) Disagree strongly13315.0
Missing12 
TOTAL889100.0
100) How much do you agree with the following statements? -- Catholicism is becoming less distinguishable as a denomination from other denominations. (CTHLDSTN)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly819.1
2) Agree somewhat26629.9
3) Uncertain9911.1
4) Disagree somewhat26830.1
5) Disagree strongly17719.9
Missing10 
TOTAL891100.0
101) How much do you agree with the following statements? -- We shouldn't worry if some Catholic immigrants get their religion from the Protestant evangelical groups, as long as they get some religion. (CTHLPRTS)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly121.3
2) Agree somewhat768.5
3) Uncertain566.3
4) Disagree somewhat31134.7
5) Disagree strongly44049.2
Missing6 
TOTAL895100.0
102) How much do you agree with the following statements? -- Ecumenism is a waste of time since we will never come to an agreement on essential doctrines. (ECUMNISM)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly91.0
2) Agree somewhat495.5
3) Uncertain313.5
4) Disagree somewhat17920.0
5) Disagree strongly62770.1
Missing6 
TOTAL895100.0
103) How much do you agree with the following statements? -- We should continue to allow Anglican priests, whether married or unmarried, to become Catholic priests. (ANGLICAN)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly26229.3
2) Agree somewhat26129.2
3) Uncertain18921.1
4) Disagree somewhat10712.0
5) Disagree strongly758.4
Missing7 
TOTAL894100.0
104) How much do you agree with the following statements? -- I would be happy, once ordained, to attend primarily to the sacramental life and let the laity assume responsibility for most other functions. (LAITYSAC)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly12714.2
2) Agree somewhat24927.8
3) Uncertain798.8
4) Disagree somewhat23225.9
5) Disagree strongly20823.2
Missing6 
TOTAL895100.0
105) How much do you agree with the following statements? -- I feel today's priesthood is highly respected by those it serves. (PRSTRSPT)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly10211.4
2) Agree somewhat38943.5
3) Uncertain14316.0
4) Disagree somewhat22425.0
5) Disagree strongly374.1
Missing6 
TOTAL895100.0
106) How much do you agree with the following statements? -- I feel proud of most of the men we have as priests. (PROUDMEN)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly27831.0
2) Agree somewhat38943.4
3) Uncertain9710.8
4) Disagree somewhat12013.4
5) Disagree strongly121.3
Missing5 
TOTAL896100.0
107) How much do you agree with the following statements? -- There is a critical shortage of priests. (SHRTPRST)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly32936.7
2) Agree somewhat32235.9
3) Uncertain849.4
4) Disagree somewhat13715.3
5) Disagree strongly242.7
Missing5 
TOTAL896100.0
108) How much do you agree with the following statements? -- I have no problem working side by side with sisters. (SISTRWRK)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly65472.8
2) Agree somewhat18921.0
3) Uncertain283.1
4) Disagree somewhat182.0
5) Disagree strongly91.0
Missing3 
TOTAL898100.0
109) How much do you agree with the following statements? -- I have no problem having a permanent deacon as a co-worker. (DEACNWRK)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly65973.5
2) Agree somewhat16518.4
3) Uncertain495.5
4) Disagree somewhat192.1
5) Disagree strongly40.4
Missing5 
TOTAL896100.0
110) How much do you agree with the following statements? -- I have no problem working with the laity. (LAITYWRK)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly78587.5
2) Agree somewhat10011.1
3) Uncertain30.3
4) Disagree somewhat70.8
5) Disagree strongly20.2
Missing4 
TOTAL897100.0
111) How much do you agree with the following statements? -- I have no problem working with other cultures. (CULTRWRK)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly57564.0
2) Agree somewhat24427.2
3) Uncertain616.8
4) Disagree somewhat161.8
5) Disagree strongly20.2
Missing3 
TOTAL898100.0
112) How much time do you set aside to meditate each day? (MEDITATE)
TOTAL%
1) 15 minutes or less879.7
2) 15-30 minutes27430.5
3) 30-60 minutes32836.5
4) 60+ minutes16818.7
5) I don't meditate each day, but do it sporadically424.7
Missing2 
TOTAL899100.0
113) How often do you set time aside to read the Bible outside the context of the Liturgy and Divine Office? (RDBIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Every day20422.8
2) Several times a week31134.7
3) About once a week20422.8
4) About once a month798.8
5) Once every few months or less717.9
6) Never262.9
Missing6 
TOTAL895100.0
114) How often do you read spiritual writers outside of class requirements? (RDWRTRS)
TOTAL%
1) Every day12413.8
2) Several times a week28832.0
3) About once a week18020.0
4) About once a month14716.3
5) Once every few months or less14115.7
6) Never202.2
Missing1 
TOTAL900100.0
115) How often do you recite the rosary? (RCTROSRY)
TOTAL%
1) Every day20122.4
2) Several times a week15417.2
3) About once a week11312.6
4) About once a month11612.9
5) Once every few months or less19621.9
6) Never11713.0
Missing4 
TOTAL897100.0
116) How frequently do you receive the sacrament of penance? (SACPENCE)
TOTAL%
1) On a weekly basis869.6
2) On a monthly basis29633.1
3) Every couple of months32436.2
4) Once or twice a year17319.4
5) Never151.7
Missing7 
TOTAL894100.0
117) How important a role does the Divine Office fulfill in your spiritual life? (DVNEOFIC)
TOTAL%
1) It is the center of my formation.869.6
2) It plays a major role, but I wouldn't say it is the center of my formation.45850.9
3) It is important, but not major.27130.1
4) It plays a minor role in my formation.849.3
Missing2 
TOTAL899100.0
118) How important a role does the liturgy fulfill in your seminary formation? (LTRGROLE)
TOTAL%
1) It is the center of my formation.52558.7
2) It plays a major role, but I wouldn't say it is the center of my formation.29332.8
3) It is important, but not major.748.3
4) It plays a minor role in my formation.20.2
Missing7 
TOTAL894100.0
119) I-AGE: What is your age? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) 20-2516018.0
1) 26-3034038.2
2) 31-3517019.1
3) 36-409811.0
4) 41 & over12313.8
Missing10 
TOTAL891100.0
120) I-GRADES: What is your grade point average as of this semester, using the following scale? (for use with on-line analysis) (I-GRADES)
TOTAL%
1) A = 4.017419.4
2) B+ = 3.549655.4
3) B = 3.018020.1
4) C+ = 2.5404.5
5) C = 2.050.6
Missing6 
TOTAL895100.0
121) I-ETHNICTY: Which one of the following best describes the main racial or national background on your father's side and your mother's side and with which you identify? In case of doubt, how do you generally identify yourself? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-ETHNICTY)
TOTAL%
0) W.European58366.6
1) E.European11212.8
2) Hispanic536.1
3) Asian364.1
4) Other9110.4
Missing26 
TOTAL875100.0
122) I-MARITAL: Have you ever been married? (for use with on-line analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes434.8
2) No84795.2
Missing11 
TOTAL890100.0
123) I-RELDIO: To which of the following are you aspiring? (for use with on-line analysis) (I-RELDIO)
TOTAL%
1) Diocesan priesthood71079.6
2) Religious priesthood18220.4
Missing9 
TOTAL892100.0