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The Needs and Aspirations Survey was distributed in the September/October 1997 issue of the WORLD. Almost 10,000 Unitarian Universalists (UUs) took the time to fill out and return the survey, giving us all an invaluable snapshot of who we are and what we believe is important in our religious lives. Our association has been enriched by the knowledge gained from the answers many UUs provided.
This survey began a process designed to reach out to all UU individuals and congregations called "Fulfilling the Promise." This Concept was set in motion by the Unitarian Universalist Association's Board of Trustees. Its goal is to help us move toward agreement about why we come together as congregations and as an association, and what we hope to accomplish.
The survey questions came from individual UUs, as did the suggested responses. More than 500 people helped create this survey. We hope you will find your own experience reflected in the questions and answers, even if the exact language you would use is not perfectly captured here.
What follows are the total tabulations for the first 8118 surveys. For each of the first 20 "values" questions, we have included the responses for what you said were Most Important. They provide a picture of what we say our values in religious community are. The balance of the questions (age, sex, length of church membership, etc.), give us a picture of who are demographically and as church persons.
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Last updated on Monday, June 20, 2011.
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