To the question, What would you do if a law went against the Church's teachings? Only 25.3 percent said they would follow the teachings. A clear indication, says the Catholic Times, that the teachings have not been internalized by most Christians.
To the question, Are all religions a means of salvation, and have the truth? Out of a possible score of four, indicating a positive response, there was an average score of 3.26: a high indication of the pluralistic thinking of Catholics. To what degree this was a sign of a relativistic view of their religious belief was not addressed.
43.5 percent said that the most important values in life are health, family and money; only 15.6 percent said religion. 33.3 percent said the passivity of Catholics was the biggest problem facing the Church today. Working for the maturity of the Catholics was the first task of the diocese as seen by the majority of the respondents. Catholics showed a high level of satisfaction with their religion but when it came to four controversial issues: capital punishment, euthanasia, abortion, and artificial contraception, 3.57 out of a possible five approved the practice of all four positions. And when a priest in a sermon speaks about societal and political issues, 4.68 out of a potential 10 were opposed.