Thanks for participating in the Diocese of Kalamazoo Communications Survey. Your input is valuable as we evaluate and refine the best ways to communicate key information.  I hope you will take a few minutes to fill out this form. You may skip any question if you cannot answer it or prefer not to.  Please complete the survey by July 30, 2017

SECTION ONE:
General Communication Preferences

* 1. How important are each of the following to you as a source of information about the Catholic Church?

  Very Important Somewhat Important Not Very Important Not at all Important
My Pastor
Parish staff and/or parish website
Diocese of Kalamazoo website
Email communications from diocesan leaders
The Good News diocesan newspaper
The Diocesan Insider weekly enewsletter
The Domestic Church monthly enewsletter
What’s Brewing twice monthly enewsletter
My parish bulletin
Staff working for the diocese
Parishioners
Social media, such as the Diocese’s Facebook pages, Twitter and YouTube
Word-of-mouth
Blogs
Other Catholic media (newspapers, magazines, websites, radio, television)
Secular media such as local newspaper, radio and TV stations

* 2. How important are news and information about each of the following to you?

  Very Important Somewhat Important Not Very Important Not at all Important
Direct communications from the bishop
Direct communications from diocesan offices
News about my parish
News about other parishes
News about diocesan events
National news about Catholic issues and events
International/Vatican news
Entertainment/media news
Profiles of Catholics in the Diocese of Kalamazoo
Articles on faith formation that deepen my faith and help me grower closer to God
News about Pope Francis
News about the Catholic Church’s view on current societal issues

* 3. How effective are each of the following tools as a means to communicate news and information to you?

  Very Effective Somewhat Effective Not Very Effective Not at all Effective
Print materials sent by mail
Information and materials sent by e-mail
Online via a computer or mobile device
Text messages to your phone
Social media (Facebook , Twitter, etc)
Verbal communications from my pastor or parish staff
Flyers or handouts at church
Bulletin announcements
Video messaging

* 4. How long do you spend each week reading about the Catholic Church news, information, Catholic life or teachings?

SECTION TWO:
Current Parish & Diocesan Communication Vehicles

* 5. How often do you use the following? 

  Weekly Monthly Seldom Do not use
My parish bulletin or website
Diocese of Kalamazoo website (www.diokzoo.org)
Diocese of Kalamazoo Facebook page
Diocese of Kalamazoo YouTube channel
The Good News monthly (10x/year) diocesan newspaper
The Diocesan Insider weekly enewsletter
What’s Brewing twice monthly enewsletter for Young Adults
The Domestic Church monthly enewsletter
E-mail from diocesan staff or bishop

* 6. How effective are each of the following as means to keep Catholics like yourself informed about their faith and the Church.

  Very Effective Somewhat Effective Not Very Effective Not at all Effective
Diocese of Kalamazoo website (www.diokzoo.org)
Diocese of Kalamazoo Facebook page
Diocese of Kalamazoo YouTube channel
My parish bulletin
The Good News, diocesan newspaper
Twitter account (@kzooDiocese)
Bishop Bradley Twitter Account (@BishopPBradley)

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SECTION THREE:
The Good News, official diocesan publication

* 7. Please choose from the following options which best describes your readership of The Good News (published 10 times/year; distributed by insertion in parish bulletins)

* 8. Please choose from the following topics/feature of articles in The Good News noting how often you read each.

  Always Sometimes Never
Local diocesan news
Parish news
New clergy appointments
National news
International or Vatican news
Entertainment/media news
Profiles of Catholics in the Diocese of Kalamazoo
Column by Bishop Paul J. Bradley/The Bishop’s Perspective
Column by Victoria Cessna
Column by George Weigel
Column by Jane Knuth
Articles that explain the Catholic faith or help me teach it to my loved ones.

* 9. How many other people (besides you) usually read or look through your copy of The Good News?

* 10. Please select which statements you agree with. (Choose as many as apply)

* 11. How often do advertisements in The Good News diocesan newspaper help you make purchasing decisions or decisions about attending events?

SECTION FOUR:
Diocesan Communications General

* 12. What is the ONE thing diocesan communications is currently doing that you would like to see increase?

* 13. What is the ONE thing you would most like diocesan communications to do that it is not currently doing?

* 14. What content would you like to see more of in Diocesan communication vehicles such as The Good News or on the website or in social media? (Choose top three)

* 15. Rank (in order) the top three NEW ways you would like to get information and news about the Catholic Church from the Diocese of Kalamazoo.

  1 2 3
Radio programs
Smartphone APP
Blog
Podcast
Audio or video recordings on CD or DVD
Text messages (opt-in/subscription)
Live Facebook videos with Bishop Bradley and key Diocesan personnel
Instagram
Pinterest
Other (Please specify in box below)
SECTION FOUR:
Respondent Information

* 16. What is your age?

* 17. Which of the following best describes you?

* 18. How often do you attend Mass?

* 19. Optional:

* 20. Please use the space below to make any additional comments or suggestions:

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