CEBU City, Sept. 24, 2013—Administrators of Catholic schools, colleges and universities nationwide will be the first ones to know about the fruits of the Church’s effort to survey young Catholics nationwide.
This as the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Youth (ECY) is set to present the partial results of the National Filipino Catholic Youth Survey (NFCYS) 2013 at the on-going convention of the Catholic Educators Association of the Philippines (CEAP) in this city.
ECY executive secretary Fr. Conegundo Garganta confirmed that the survey administration to respondents from 34 randomly selected dioceses was recently completed.
“The survey questionnaires were already collated and are now in the process of statistical treatment as to the quantitative result. The regional research coordinators are at work now preparing a presentation of the quantitative result for the CEAP convention tomorrow,” he said.
Garganta clarified that the survey is not yet completed, since “there is no qualitative result yet. It is the second phase of the NFCYS 2013.”
“The presentation will only cover quantitative result. Questionnaires for the qualitative phase is yet to be designed after the quantitative result presentation,” he added.
The NFCYS 2013 is made possible through the collaboration between the ECY and the CEAP. According to the ECY, the survey “aims to gather a substantial set of data concerning Filipino Catholic youth, leading to a better understanding of these youth which will be important for a relevant and effective ministry among them: in our parishes, schools, youth groups, etc.”
The ECY disclosed that the survey had a total of 1,067 respondents, selected using proportionate sampling by size based on the Catholic population per ecclesiastical territory as of year 1999.
“After a long and careful process of preparation and necessary trainings, the Local Survey Teams (per diocese), composed of youth ministers and leaders, conducted a face-to-face oral interview with the respondents, using a structured questionnaire, which lasted from 20 to 30 minutes,” the ECY explained in its website http://cbcp-ecy.ph.
Survey participants hail from schools under the randomly selected dioceses that include Holy Angel University, Angeles City: Dioceses of Cabanatuan and San Jose (Nueva Ecija); St. Louis University, Baguio City: Diocese of Bangued and Apostolic Vicariate of Bontoc-Lagawe; University of the Assumption, City of San Fernando: Dioceses of Balanga and Iba; Adamson University, Manila: Archdiocese of Manila; University of Santo Tomas, Manila: Dioceses of Kalookan and Ilagan and Apostolic Vicariate of Tabuk; De La Salle University, Manila: Military Ordinariate of the Philippines and Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa; Divine Word College of Calapan: Diocese of Gumaca and Apostolic Vicariate of Calapan; Divine Word College of Legazpi: Archdiocese of Caceres; Aquinas University of Legazpi: Archdiocese of Caceres; Ateneo de Naga University: Diocese of Daet; University of San Agustin, Iloilo City: Archdiocese of Capiz and Dioceses of Kalibo, Bacolod and Kabankalan; University of San Carlos, Cebu City: Dioceses of Dumaguete and Maasin; St. Peter’s College, Ormoc City: Archdiocese of Palo and Diocese of Naval; Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro City: Archdiocese of Cagayan De Oro and Dioceses of Butuan, Dipolog, and Pagadian; University of the Immaculate Conception, Davao City: Diocese of Digos; Ateneo de Davao University: Diocese of Tagum; Ateneo de Zamboanga University: Archdiocese of Zamboanga and Prelature of Isabela; Notre Dame University, Cotabato City: Archdiocese of Cotobato and Diocese of Marbel. (YouthPinoy)