Public Events Survey

Table 10: Public Event Survey

 

Please complete these items before the event begins. Check the appropriate box:

 

Disagree   Agree

Strongly   Strongly

□ □ □ □ □      I can explain what the Catholic Church teaches about [issue].

□ □ □ □ □      I can explain why the Catholic Church teaches what it teaches about [issue].

□ □ □ □ □      I can explain why some people might disagree with Catholic teaching on [issue].

□ □ □ □ □      In my education at CSB/SJU, I have been introduced to Catholic teaching on [issue].

□ □ □ □ □      In my education at CSB/SJU, I have been introduced to thoughtful criticisms of Catholic teaching on [issue].

□ □ □ □ □      In forming my own views on [issue], I try to take Catholic teaching into account.

 

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Please complete these items after the event. How would you describe your experience at this event?

 

Disagree    Agree

Strongly    Strongly

 

□ □ □ □ □      I learned a lot from students with whom I disagreed.

□ □ □ □ □      I learned a lot from students with whom I agreed.

□ □ □ □ □      I believe that I could accurately represent ideas presented today with which I disagreed.

□ □ □ □ □      I gained a clearer understanding of both sides of the argument.

□ □ □ □ □      My own views changed.

□ □ □ □ □      My own views became more complex.

□ □ □ □ □      My own views became stronger.

□ □ □ □ □      I can explain what the Catholic Church teaches about [issue].

□ □ □ □ □      I can explain why the Catholic Church teaches what it teaches about [issue].

□ □ □ □ □      I can explain why some people might disagree with Catholic teaching on [issue].

 

What is your sex?                                       Male        Female

Were you raised Catholic?                        Yes    No

Do you currently identify as Catholic?     Yes    No

 

Not          Very

Important 
Important

□ □ □ □ □        How important is religion to you personally?

 

□ □ □ □ □        How important is religion to the family with whom you mostly grew up?

 

 

How often did each of these things happen during the time for discussion?

 

Almost   Almost

Never    Always

□ □ □ □ □      Participants interrupted one another.

□ □ □ □ □      Participants tried to see the issue from the perspective of oppressed persons.

□ □ □ □ □      Participants chose not to speak.

□ □ □ □ □      Participants made logical arguments.

□ □ □ □ □      Participants changed the subject to something less controversial.

□ □ □ □ □      Participants listened attentively.

□ □ □ □ □      Everyone had a chance to speak.

□ □ □ □ □      Participants shared factual information.

□ □ □ □ □      Participants were open to changing their minds.

□ □ □ □ □      Participants asked clarifying questions of those with whom they disagreed.

□ □ □ □ □      Participants gained a deeper understanding of objective truth.

□ □ □ □ □      Participants sought to identify points of agreement.

□ □ □ □ □      Participants with extreme views spoke more than those in the middle.

□ □ □ □ □      Participants tried to win.

□ □ □ □ □      Participants encouraged newcomers to speak up.

□ □ □ □ □      Participants spoke up even when they were not sure of their own views.

□ □ □ □ □      Participants encouraged those who were unsure of their own views to speak.

□ □ □ □ □      Participants shared perspectives rooted in their faith commitments.

□ □ □ □ □      Participants raised their voices.

□ □ □ □ □      Participants acknowledged the best arguments of those with whom they disagreed.

□ □ □ □ □      Participants expressed strong feelings.

□ □ □ □ □      Participants built stronger relationships with one another.

 

Which best describes your views on most issues?

       Mostly conservative

       Mostly liberal

       Middle of the road

       I don’t have strong views.

       My views don’t fit easily into the labels of “liberal” and “conservative”.

 

Year at CSB/SJU:

       First year

       Sophomore

       Junior

       Senior

       SOT student

       Faculty/Staff

       Other

 

 

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