Laudato Si' and U.S. Catholic Parishes

Survey for U.S. Catholics Active in Social Ministry

Dear U.S. Catholic active in social ministry,

My name is Daniel R. DiLeo, Ph.D. and I am a Catholic theologian at Creighton University in Omaha, NE. I also serve as consultant with Catholic Climate Covenant of which the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is a founding member. As part of my research, I am working to better understand how U.S. Catholic parishes have responded to Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si’.

Since your insights as a U.S. Catholic who is active in social ministry are invaluable in this regard, I have worked with the USCCB to share a very brief survey with you. The survey will only take about 15 minutes to complete and your participation will help me write an article and a book that each explores the U.S. Catholic response to the Holy Father's encyclical.

To access the survey, please click the link below or copy and paste the link into your Internet browser. Please complete the survey by 11:59 pm EST Wednesday, April 17, after which time the survey will be closed. Please take this survey only once and do not forward or otherwise share this link with anyone else.

Take the survey here

Your participation in the survey is completely voluntary, there is no risk to taking the survey, and you may stop completing the survey at any time. All data obtained from the survey will be kept anonymous through non-identifying questions and disablement of survey IP tracking. A benefit of participating in this survey is the unique opportunity to voice your experience and opinion about your parish’s response to Laudato Si’. You will not be compensated for completion of this survey and may access the Bill of Rights for Research Participants here. If you have questions about the research, please feel free to contact me at or 402-280-1492. If you have questions about research participants’ rights, please contact the Creighton University Institutional Review Board at 402-280-2126.

Thank you very much for your time and consideration. Your participation is tremendously important, and I sincerely hope you will take a few minutes to serve the Church by completing this survey!



Daniel R. DiLeo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Director
Justice and Peace Studies Program
Department of Cultural and Social Studies
Creighton Hall 426A
2500 California Plaza | Omaha, NE 68178

Creighton University