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Offline keynnk

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Hello,

I'm conducting a survey for my school and would really appreciate it if as many of you as possible could please take some time and answer a few questions for me.:)

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Survey

Scandals surrounding the sex crimes of Catholic Church officials have been heard of since the 1980s. In most of the cases these involved the sexual abuse of young children by priests and other members of the clergy.


1)   How much do you know about afore mentioned scandals?
  a.   A lot
  b.   Somewhat a lot
  c.   Briefly aware of them
  d.   Never heard of them

2)   What are your religious views?
  a.   Catholic
  b.   Protestant
  c.   Orthodox
  d.   Other:   _____________________________________

3)   How much of a belief do you have in your faith?
  a.   Very strong belief
  b.   Strong belief
  c.   Moderate Belief
  d.   Neutral
  e.   Little Belief
  f.   None

4)   How often do you read/hear about these scandals in the media?
  a.   Every day
  b.   Every week
  c.   Every month
  d.   Never

5)   How much of an effect have these scandals had on your faith?
  a.   High positive effect
  b.   Positive effect
  c.   No effect
  d.   Negative effect
  e.   High negative effect

6)   Have these scandals changed your relationship with church officials?
  a.   Completely changed
  b.   Somewhat changed
  c.   Not changed

7)   How much of a negative impact ,do you think, these scandals had on the Catholic Church?
  a.   High
  b.   Medium
  c.   Low
  d.   None


8 )   Do you think these scandals affected the other Christian Religions?
  a.   Yes
  b.   No

9)   If yes, how so?
  a.   High negative impact
  b.   Negative impact
  c.   Low negative impact
  d.   Low positive impact
  e.   Positive impact
  f.   High positive impact

10)    Have you, or any one you know, ever experienced any sort of discrimination against your religion because of these Scandals? If yes, please briefly describe this.
  a.   No
  b.   Yes:

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What do you mean by "Catholic", "Orthodox", and "Protestant"?
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1. b
2. a & c
3. b
4. c
5. c
6. c
7. b
8. a
9. d
10. b: A friend of mine who is oneness pentecostal attempted to use the scandal as ammo against me and my faith.

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5) c
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10) b.  Several Roman Catholics friends being bombarded with paedophilia and rape jokes by certain fundamentalist protestants.  Most discrimination came from members of other Christian denominations.
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What do you mean by "Catholic", "Orthodox", and "Protestant"?

I mean which religious group do you identify yourself with?

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What do you mean by "Catholic", "Orthodox", and "Protestant"?

I mean which religious group do you identify yourself with?

That doesn't answer the question. Which religious groups are you indicating by those three terms?
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What do you mean by "Catholic", "Orthodox", and "Protestant"?

I mean which religious group do you identify yourself with?

That doesn't answer the question. Which religious groups are you indicating by those three terms?

In your description it states that you are of Oriental Orthodox faith. Therefore it would suit me if you chose the "Orthodox" option. If you feel that that is an incorrect choice, please select "Other".

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What do you mean by "Catholic", "Orthodox", and "Protestant"?

Give him (or her) a break.

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What do you mean by "Catholic", "Orthodox", and "Protestant"?

I mean which religious group do you identify yourself with?

That doesn't answer the question. Which religious groups are you indicating by those three terms?

In your description it states that you are of Oriental Orthodox faith. Therefore it would suit me if you chose the "Orthodox" option. If you feel that that is an incorrect choice, please select "Other".

I was hesitant to do so because I figured you might only have the Chalcedonians in mind by that option.
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What do you mean by "Catholic", "Orthodox", and "Protestant"?

I mean which religious group do you identify yourself with?

That doesn't answer the question. Which religious groups are you indicating by those three terms?

In your description it states that you are of Oriental Orthodox faith. Therefore it would suit me if you chose the "Orthodox" option. If you feel that that is an incorrect choice, please select "Other".

I was hesitant to do so because I figured you might only have the Chalcedonians in mind by that option.

No, I do not only consider the Chalcedonians by that option, but if you would like to expand on your religious views beyond simply "Orthodox", please feel free to do so:)

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1)   How much do you know about afore mentioned scandals?
  a.   A lot
 
2)   What are your religious views?
    d.   Other:  Jewish

3)   How much of a belief do you have in your faith?
  a.   Very strong belief
 
4)   How often do you read/hear about these scandals in the media?
    b.   Every week
 

5)   How much of an effect have these scandals had on your faith?
     c.   No effect
 

6)   Have these scandals changed your relationship with church officials?
    c.   Not changed

7)   How much of a negative impact ,do you think, these scandals had on the Catholic Church?
  a.   High
 

8 )   Do you think these scandals affected the other Christian Religions?
  a.   Yes

9)   If yes, how so?
    c.   Low negative impact
 
10)    Have you, or any one you know, ever experienced any sort of discrimination against your religion because of these Scandals? If yes, please briefly describe this.
  b.   Yes: I have an aquaintence who is a lay associate of an Anglican religious order. He no longer wears his habit in public due to the number of people who grab thier children and glare at him as he walked by.
 
 

 
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  b.   Yes: I have an aquaintence who is a lay associate of an Anglican religious order. He no longer wears his habit in public due to the number of people who grab thier children and glare at him as he walked by.

That's messed up.  >:(
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1. B
2. C - Anti-Chalcedonian Orthodox
3. B
4. A - Just about every day recently
5. C
6. C
7. B - Mostly because of people allowing it to negatively impact their view of the Roman church than it should
8. B - Not these particular ones. But I think sex abuse is a regular phenomenon in pretty much any denomination.
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10. B - Just people being jerks to Romanists about it. It's pretty common.
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Thank you for all your input so far! This forum is by far the most helpful I have come across :)

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Survey

Scandals surrounding the sex crimes of Catholic Church officials have been heard of since the 1980s. In most of the cases these involved the sexual abuse of young children by priests and other members of the clergy.


1)   How much do you know about afore mentioned scandals?
  a.   A lot

2)   What are your religious views?
  a.   Catholic

3)   How much of a belief do you have in your faith?
  b.   Strong belief

4)   How often do you read/hear about these scandals in the media?
  b.   Every week  to Every month

5)   How much of an effect have these scandals had on your faith?
  d.   Negative effect

6)   Have these scandals changed your relationship with church officials?
  b.   Somewhat changed

7)   How much of a negative impact ,do you think, these scandals had on the Catholic Church?
  a.   High

8 )   Do you think these scandals affected the other Christian Religions?
  a.   Yes

9)   If yes, how so?
  c.   Low negative impact

10)    Have you, or any one you know, ever experienced any sort of discrimination against your religion because of these Scandals? If yes, please briefly describe this.
  b.   Yes: typical 'water cooler' talk and family arguments.
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Hello,

I'm conducting a survey for my school and would really appreciate it if as many of you as possible could please take some time and answer a few questions for me.:)

Thank you in advance!


Survey

Scandals surrounding the sex crimes of Catholic Church officials have been heard of since the 1980s. In most of the cases these involved the sexual abuse of young children by priests and other members of the clergy.


1)   How much do you know about afore mentioned scandals?
 
  b.   Somewhat a lot

2)   What are your religious views?

  c.   Orthodox

3)   How much of a belief do you have in your faith?
  a.   Very strong belief


4)   How often do you read/hear about these scandals in the media?
  b.   Every week

5)   How much of an effect have these scandals had on your faith?

  c.   No effect


6)   Have these scandals changed your relationship with church officials?

  c.   Not changed

7)   How much of a negative impact ,do you think, these scandals had on the Catholic Church?
  a.   High
 

8 )   Do you think these scandals affected the other Christian Religions?
  a.   Yes


9)   If yes, how so?
  a.   High negative impact


10)    Have you, or any one you know, ever experienced any sort of discrimination against your religion because of these Scandals? If yes, please briefly describe this.

  b.   Yes:

All religions are compared to the coverup by the Vatican officials.


Btw, our Orthodox parish benefited: a wealthy communicant of the Vatican has given us several donations, the air conditioners for the Church, travel expenses for the priest, etc. "Better that than going to pay off lawsuits for pedophile priests: I know it goes to good use."
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1)   How much do you know about afore mentioned scandals?
  a.   A lot
  
2)   What are your religious views?
  a.   Catholic
3)   How much of a belief do you have in your faith?
  a.   Very strong belief
4)   How often do you read/hear about these scandals in the media?
    b.   Every week
5)   How much of an effect have these scandals had on your faith?
    c.   No effect
6)   Have these scandals changed your relationship with church officials?
  c.   Not changed

7)   How much of a negative impact ,do you think, these scandals had on the Catholic Church?
  a. high effect  
8 )   Do you think these scandals affected the other Christian Religions?
  a.   Yes
9)   If yes, how so?
    c.   Low negative impact
10)    Have you, or any one you know, ever experienced any sort of discrimination against your religion because of these Scandals? If yes, please briefly describe this.
  b.   Yes: I hear the pedophile priest jokes all the time.

« Last Edit: September 24, 2010, 01:49:48 PM by Papist »
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1) How much do you know about afore mentioned scandals?
b. Somewhat a lot

2) What are your religious views?
d. Other: _____________________________________

3) How much of a belief do you have in your faith?
d. Neutral

4) How often do you read/hear about these scandals in the media?
b. Every week OR c. Every month

5) How much of an effect have these scandals had on your faith?
c. No effect OR d. Negative effect
(I am currently exploring which school I want to transfer to next year, and there is a private Catholic College high on the list. While these scandals have not directly impacted the school, I do wonder whether the reputation of Catholicism and Catholic schools in general has fallen because of these scandals).

6) Have these scandals changed your relationship with church officials?
c. Not changed

7) How much of a negative impact ,do you think, these scandals had on the Catholic Church?
b. Medium

8 ) Do you think these scandals affected the other Christian Religions?
a. Yes

9) If yes, how so?
d. Low positive impact (makes others aware that they need to be more vigilant)

10) Have you, or any one you know, ever experienced any sort of discrimination against your religion because of these Scandals? If yes, please briefly describe this.
a. No
« Last Edit: September 24, 2010, 03:33:32 PM by Asteriktos »

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Thank you all soo much!