Question Answer Units Percentage
Your age group
    17-30 8 11.94%
    31-45 8 11.94%
    46-60 15 22.39%
    61-75 33 49.25%
    76-110 3 4.48%
Number of years opened
    < 1 1 1.49%
    1-4 1 1.49%
    5-9 6 8.96%
    10-19 11 16.42%
    20-29 6 8.96%
    30-39 10 14.93%
    40-49 29 43.28%
    50-70 3 4.48%
Gender
    Male 40 59.70%
    Female 27 40.30%
Helper
    Yes 38 56.72%
    No 29 43.28%
Current committee member?
    Yes 14 20.90%
    No 53 79.10%
Is your name a Subud name?
    Yes 59 88.06%
    No 8 11.94%
What is your view about Subud names?
    Strongly approve 16 23.88%
    Don't mind 48 71.64%
    Disapprove 3 4.48%
Do you think we should change the name Subud?
    Yes 8 11.94%
    Don't mind 14 20.90%
    No 45 67.16%
Should we adopt a new Subud symbol?
    Yes 5 7.46%
    Don't mind 13 19.40%
    No 49 73.13%
What do you think we should do to the Helper system?
    Abolish 9 13.85%
    Replace 8 12.31%
    Improve it 38 58.46%
    Leave alone 10 15.38%
How often do you talk important things over with helpers?
    Often 6 8.96%
    Sometimes 16 23.88%
    Seldom 23 34.33%
    Never 22 32.84%
When talking to the helpers, in the main they provide:
    Appropriate response 30 32.26%
    Too much advice 18 19.35%
    Unwanted judgements 27 29.03%
    Too little response 18 19.35%
Rate the helpers performance of their helper duties as you have experienced in your time in Subud
    Mainly good 11 16.42%
    Many good 17 25.37%
    Few good 35 52.24%
    None good 4 5.97%
Rate the helpers inter-personal skills as you have experienced in your time in Subud
    Mainly good 10 15.62%
    Many good 15 23.44%
    Few good 36 56.25%
    None good 3 4.69%
How much care did the the helpers give you in the months immediately after you were opened?
    A lot 19 28.79%
    Some 14 21.21%
    Not much 11 16.67%
    Almost None 22 33.33%
In your experience, how much care do the helpers give newly opened members nowadays?
    Good 5 8.06%
    Some 26 41.94%
    Not much 17 27.42%
    Almost none 14 22.58%
How do you think helpers should best be chosen?
    Helper Tested 12 19.35%
    Group Tested 17 27.42%
    Helper Vote 3 4.84%
    Group Vote 30 48.39%
How many years in office should helpers have before re-appointment?
    Forever 11 17.74%
    10 2 3.23%
    5 6 9.68%
    4 8 12.90%
    3 10 16.13%
    2 19 30.65%
    1 6 9.68%
Where and with whom do you test with in the main?
    Group Helpers 20 14.39%
    Friends 27 19.42%
    Telephone 7 5.04%
    Gatherings 23 16.55%
    By myself 38 27.34%
    Test seldom 20 14.39%
    Never test 4 2.88%
What is organisational communication like in your area?
    Good. Interesting 15 23.08%
    Good. Routine. 26 40.00%
    Poor 24 36.92%
What is your experience of Subud democracy in your area?
    Easy to vote. 29 46.03%
    Difficult to vote. 22 34.92%
    Never vote 12 19.05%
How would you rate the current degree of separation practised between helper work and committee work?
    Separate 14 22.58%
    Slight overlap 27 43.55%
    Strong overlap 13 20.97%
    Indistinguishable 8 12.90%
When you attend a meeting as a voter, how does any helper testing affect your vote on important matters?
    Follow it 3 4.76%
    Note it 43 68.25%
    Ignore it 17 26.98%
How has the latihan affected your personal development over the years?
    A lot 38 56.72%
    Quite a lot 19 28.36%
    Hardly 3 4.48%
    No effect 0 0%
    Bad effect 1 1.49%
    Don't know 6 8.96%
How has your practise of the latihan affected your work situation?
    Significantly 29 43.94%
    Quite a lot 17 25.76%
    Hardly 7 10.61%
    No effect 1 1.52%
    Bad effect 3 4.55%
    Don't know 9 13.64%
    Retired 0 0%
How do you feel about talking about Subud to work colleagues or friends?
    OK 38 56.72%
    No opportunity 7 10.45%
    No idea what to say 6 8.96%
    Find it hard 8 11.94%
    Hide I am in Subud 8 11.94%
What proportion (approximately) of your closest non-Subud friends know about your Subud membership?
    All 26 39.39%
    two thirds 12 18.18%
    third 6 9.09%
    few 20 30.30%
    none 2 3.03%
What proportion (approximately) of your closest non-Subud work colleagues know about your Subud membership?
    All 8 12.50%
    Two thirds 4 6.25%
    One third 12 18.75%
    Few 14 21.88%
    None 14 21.88%
    Retired 12 18.75%
Should Subud members be asked to pay membership fees in order that we can get decent facilities for latihan?
    Yes 35 54.69%
    No 29 45.31%
How would you classify Subud?
    Religion 1 1.56%
    Cult 9 14.06%
    Esoteric movement 10 15.62%
    Neutral spiritual exercise 44 68.75%
How would you say outsiders are most likely to perceive Subud, based on the image it currently projects?
    Religion 1 1.52%
    Cult 36 54.55%
    Esoteric movement 20 30.30%
    Neutral spiritual exercise 9 13.64%
What is your opinion of the emphasis placed in Subud on the life and person of Pak Subuh?
    Not enough 5 7.69%
    About right 22 33.85%
    Too much 21 32.31%
    Far too much 17 26.15%
What area(s) of Subud do you think need the most attention before it can attract and keep a lot more members?
    Latihan 33 14.10%
    Disputes 30 12.82%
    Enterprise 17 7.26%
    Culture 29 12.39%
    Charity 14 5.98%
    Member care 46 19.66%
    Premises 27 11.54%
    Image 38 16.24%
Should Subud advertise itself?
    Definitely yes 18 27.27%
    Probably a good idea 13 19.70%
    Not sure 10 15.15%
    Proceed with caution 14 21.21%
    Definitely no 11 16.67%