Questionnaire for youth released in advance of synod

 In preparation for the 2018 Synod of Bishops on Youth, the Vatican released an online questionnaire to better understand the lives, attitudes, and concerns of 16 to 29 year olds around the world.

According to the National Catholic Reporter (June 14, 2017), the questionnaire — available in English, Spanish, French and Italian — can be found on the synod’s official site: and is open to any young person, regardless of faith or religious belief

The list of 53 mostly multiple-choice questions is divided into seven sections: general personal information; attitudes and opinions about oneself and the world; influences and relationships; life choices; religion, faith and the church; Internet use; and two final, open-ended questions. The write-in questions are an invitation to describe a positive example of how the Catholic Church can “accompany young people in their choices, which give value and fulfillment in life” and to say something about oneself that hasn’t been asked in the questionnaire.

For the entire NCR report, click here.