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The Grand Lodge Masonic Commission has worked diligently for almost two years to find out what direction the members of this jurisdiction would like to see us take. The following are the results of a survey distributed to all members in the Grand Lodge Masonic Bulletin.
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Grand Lodge Masonic Commission survey results
Total surveys entered in database: 2211
1.YOU, THE FREEMASON.
(a)In which age group do you fall? 2174 Responses
Under 403.08%
40 to 6031.46%
61 to 8052.90%
Over 8012.56%
(b) How many years have you been a Freemason?2000 Responses
Under 1017.20%
10 to 2020.20%
21 to 30 18.75%
Over 3043.85%
(c)In what type of community do you reside?1940 Responses
Urban area37.42%
Suburban area 34.85%
Rural area27.73%
2. YOUR PARTICIPATION.
(a)How often do you attend your Craft lodge meetings?2150 Responses
Never5.30 %
Rarely12.05%
At least one every year6.28%
Several per year19.95%
Most56.42%
(b)How often do you attend meetings of other bodies of the masonic family?2121 Responses
Never19.99%
Rarely18.81%
At least one every year8.91%
Several per year32.63%
Most19.66%
(c)Which factors prevent you from participating more than you do? 1850 Responses
Lack of time460
Cost115
Physical condition218
Health275
Family292
Work386
Lack of interest211
Lack of family support47
Distance446
Conflicting commitments651
3.WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THESE ISSUES?
(a) Do you favour the conducting of business in the Entered Apprentice or Fellowcraft degrees?
Strongly opposed12345Strongly favour
2111 Responses18.19%6.73%17.20%12.65%45.24%
(b)Do you favour increasing the interval between degrees to three months?
Strongly opposed12345Strongly favour
2105 Responses27.13%12.7323.71%11.92%24.51%
(c)Do you favour permitting the Address to the Brethren at public functions?
Strongly opposed12345Strongly favour
2087 Responses16.53%8.00%23.67%15.33%36.46%
(d)Do your favour having an elected Grand Lodge Board of General Purposes?
Strongly opposed12345Strongly favour
2022 Responses5.69% 3.76%35.16%20.97%34.42%
(e) Do you favour having a different process for understanding the capabilities of candidates for the position of Junior Grand Warden?
Strongly opposed12345Strongly favour
1988 Responses5.94%7.14%39.49%19.82%29.68%
(f)Do you favour permitting Grand Lodge to conduct fund raising activities?
Strongly opposed12345Strongly favour
2083 Responses10.95% 7.15% 19.20%21.89% 40.81%
(g)Do you favour continuing the Cancer Car Project?
Strongly opposed12345Strongly favour
2127 Responses2.73% 1.55% 9.45% 12.22%74.05%
4.COMMUNICATIONS.
What are your thoughts on the Masonic Bulletin?
(a)Do you read it?2182 Responses
Yes90.15%
No0.50%
Sometimes 9.35%
Never0%
(b)How often do you receive it? 2157 Responses
Monthly92.95%
Bi-monthly5.33%
Occasionally1.67%
Seldom0.05%
(c)Do you like the present format?2211 Responses
Yes 88.74%
5.MASONIC COMMISSION.
(a)How well informed are you regarding the Masonic Commission?2058 Responses
No knowledge36.49%
Some knowledge51.65%
Well informed 11.86%
(b)Do you support and encourage this type of activity being undertaken?
Strongly opposed12345Strongly favour
1597 Responses1.38%1.50%29.43%20.73%46.96%
(c) Which of these topics would you like given further review in the near future?
i. Giving Master Masons a vote at Grand Lodge.Yes 59.02%
ii. Permitting open installationsYes 41.75%
iii.Permitting District installations of officers.Yes50.16%
iv. Adding symbolic to the penalties.Yes50.02%
v. Having a 2 year term of office for the Deputy Grand Master and Grand Master.Yes56.13%
vi.Having a different process for selecting and appointing DDGMs.Yes 40.89%
vii.Improving email and internet communicationsYes66.58%

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