CARA Parish Life Surveys: Illuminating Parish Life Through Research
For more than 20 years, CARA has been meeting the research and planning needs of parishes like yours! In our work with over 900 parishes, we designed our Parish Life Surveys (PLS) to help parishes develop pastoral plans that are attentive to the needs of the people of the parish community. Using a survey tailored to the needs of your parish but with CARA’s nationally-tested bank of questions, your parish can use the survey to gain a broad perspective about many facets of parish life or to focus in on specific needs such as stewardship, evangelization, or issues facing parishes being clustered or merged. Rather than just hear from those already most involved in parish life, our surveys will give voice to a cross-section of parishioners and others attending Masses and functions at your parish. Our surveys typically include questions about satisfaction with aspects of parish life, needs assessments, attitudes, and demographic and religious characteristics. Our prices and levels of service make it easier to find just the right fit for your parish’s needs. To dig deeper into what a CARA Parish Life Survey offers explore the links below. If you have any questions or wish to start the process of designing a PLS for your parish, please contact CARA Associate Mary Ellen Fise at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 443-416-1804.