Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QJ-005-001-2-1-United States-DPLS-1971

Subject Area: Religion

Bibliographic Citation: American Catholic priesthood survey, 1971.  [machine-readable data file] / Schoenherr, Richard A.  [principal investigator(s)] / Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin. Data and Program Library Service  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 2/26/2002

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Four data files: actives.dat, resignees1.dat, resignees2.dat and resignees_open.dat are copied from the first edition of this study. These four data files are well documented by the codebook. The file spec is documented in Filespec.doc. Visit DPLS online archive to download this study.

Access Status: Unlimited Access

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy and 1 duplicate. They are the same documents for the first edition of this study. 8/02 A book titled the Catholic Priest in the United States: Sociological Investigations was purchased from

Abstract: The American bishops commissioned the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) to conduct this comprehensive study of the Catholic priesthood in the United States and of American priests living abroad. The purpose of this study was to determine what priests at this time saw as the past, present, and future role of the priesthood and the Catholic Church in the United States. Scientific probability sampling methods were used to determine who would participate in the study. 5,000 active priests completed the survey, of whom 1,000 priests who had recently resigned from their positions or taken a leave of absence, were sent a slightly amended version of the questionnaire. Some of these former priests and priests on leave of absence were also invited to complete a 'Personal Orientation Inventory'. In June, 1996, this study was made public and freely accessible.

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7290 (CD-ROM)
7291 (CD-ROM)
7312 (CD-ROM)
7313 (CD-ROM)
7394 (CD-Rom)
7395 (CD-Rom)
7396 (CD-Rom)
7397 (CD-Rom)
9002 (USB Flask Drive)
9003 (USB Flask Drive)
9004 (SSCC network drive)