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Port Charlotte, Florida 33948

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Attitudinal Research

You strive for excellence in your Catholic Church, parish and diocese, and we strive for excellence in our commitment to helping you achieve that. One important aspect is Attitudinal Research. Consulting-firm research provides the knowledge basis from which we can take the right steps and make the correct choices in how to move forward in stewardship initiative and other diocesan appeals.

To acquire the necessary data for various Church bodies, we have organized home-visit censuses and surveys. (When appropriate, materials were distributed in Spanish as well as English.) Further efforts have secured the registrations of undocumented immigrants and retired residents who were previously unregistered.

In other cases, we have conducted in-pew surveys, and/or baseline telephone samples. Collaborating with Dr. William C. McCready of the Public Opinion Laboratory in DeKalb, Ill., we have also managed needs-analysis studies. When you need to be in touch with the hearts and minds of your congregation or leadership, Attitudinal Research is crucial.

Services Provided:

Holy Family Parish (Inverness, IL)
Rev. Patrick Brennan, Pastor - 847-359-0042 

  • Organized a homevisit census and survey of 3,800 parishioner residences. Bannon Associates designed the process and collaborated with Dr. William C. McCready, Northern Illinois University Public Opinion Laboratory, who designed the instruments and provided the analysis. (January-August, 1999)

Diocese of Wilmington (DE)
Msgr. J. Thomas Cini, Episcopal Vicar for Administration - 302-573-3118

  • Collaborated with Dr. William C. McCready, Public Opinion Laboratory, DeKalb, Ill., in conducting a needs analysis regarding Diocesan services. (1988)

Diocese of Gary (IN)

  • Designed and managed implementation of the Census/Survey Process which was implemented throughout the Diocese. (1987-1988)

Diocese of Toledo (OH)
Bishop James Hoffman - 419-244-6711

  • Collaborated with Dr. William C. McCready, Public Opinion Laboratory, DeKalb, Ill., to develop attitudinal surveys - baseline survey and census conducted door-to-door by 12, 000 volunteers who, in two weekends, visited every residence inside the geographic boundaries of the diocese. Instruments were prepared in English and Spanish. (1988)

Diocese of Joliet (IL)
Bishop Joseph Imesch - 815-722-6606

  • Collaborated with Dr. William C. McCready, Public Opinion Laboratory, DeKalb, Ill., to develop the attitudinal surveys - a baseline telephone sample and an in-pew survey at all parishes. (1988)

Catholic Conference of Ohio (Columbus, OH)

  • Conducted a study of priests, sisters and brothers regarding their Encouragement of Vocations Worked in conjunction with Dr. William C. McCready, Public Opinion Laboratory, DeKalb, Ill., to conduct focus groups as well as a general survey. Completed in 1987.
  • Conducted a diocese-by-diocese survey of pastors, parish committee members and laity to measure the effect of statewide Evangelization Media Program. (1984-1986)

Diocese of Orlando (FL)

  • Conducted a Feasibility Study, developed and implemented a plan for a home-visit census and survey that contacted over 350,000 residences in the diocese. More than 17,000 volunteers participated in this two-weekend process, which was conducted in English, Spanish and Creole. Process secured thousands of parish registrations from undocumented immigrants and retired residents who had previously declined to register. The process also gathered tens of thousands of census forms for other religions. (1985-86) 
     
  • Collaborated with Dr. William C. McCready, Public Opinion Laboratory, DeKalb, Ill., to develop census and survey instruments. (1985-1986)