The Catalan footprint // Questionnaire on cultural identity

Questionnaire on cultural identity


How do YOU feel? 


Please fill the questionnaire as accurately as possible and send it to info@myriadesculturals.org. It will only take you few minutes! Feel free to pass it to people from Catalan descend. Thanks for your cooperation!

PROFILE:

Name:

Family ancestry name:

Date of birth:

Address:

e-mail address:

Level of education:

Profession:

Languages spoken:


ETHNIC ANCESTRY (ethnic or cultural ancestry refers to your roots or cultural background and should not be confused with citizenship or nationality)


What were the cultural origins of your ancestors?

How was your ancestors’ culture celebrated in your home when you grew up?

Using a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 is not important at all and 5 is very important, how important is your ancestry to you?

If you had a choice, would you change your ancestry?

If yes, what to?

What is your cultural identity?

Is your cultural identity the same or different to that of your ancestors?

Using a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 is not important at all and 5 is very important, how important is your identity to you?

Please give 5 words that sum up your national identity.

Please give up to 10 words that sum up your identity as a person (gender, personality, family, interests, etc)


BACKGROUND


Where were you born (country, state, province, city)?

In what year did you or your ancestors come to Australia to live?

How did you/they get here?

Do you remember any story of your ancestors’ arrival in Australia?

What did they do in Australia?

Have you or your family lived in any other countries for more than one year?

Where?

Of what countries are you a citizen?

What is your religion?

Using a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 is not important at all and 5 is very important, how important is your religion to you?


LANGUAGE

 

What was the language that you first learned at home?

What other languages do you speak?

When you were a child, what language did your siblings use most of the time when speaking to each other?

  

PARENTS


Who did you live with up until the age of 15?

Was there anyone else than your parents and siblings living with you while you were growing up? Who?

What were the cultural origins of your parents’/other members of the household ancestors?

What was the language of your parents/other members of the household at home in childhood?

What was their religion, if any?

What are the cultural origins of your partner?

What was the language spoken at home by his/her ancestors?

What was their religion, if any?

What is the language spoken at your home?

Using a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 is not important at all and 5 is very important, how important is to you that your children speak your ancestors’ language?


RELATIVES


Do you still have family living in the country of birth of your ancestors?

How often do you talk, write or e-mail members of your family living at your ancestors’ country?

Have you ever been back to your ancestors’ country of origin?

How many times?

How do you feel when you are there?


SOCIAL NETWORK


How many of your friends/colleagues have same ancestry as you...

All of them?

Most of them?

About half of them?

A few of them?

None of them?

Up until you were 15, how many of your friends had same ancestry as you?

Using a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 is not important at all and 5 is very important, how important is to you to carry on your ancestor’s customs and traditions, such as celebrations, food, clothing or art?

Do you know any associations of your family’s ancestry?

How often do you assist to any events or activities related to your family’s ancestry?

Are there any members of these associations of different ancestry to yours?

Have you ever felt uncomfortable or different because of your ethnicity, cultural background, race, language, accent or religion...

All the time?

Most of the time?

Sometimes?

Rarely?

Never?

For which reasons have you felt uncomfortable?


ATTITUDES


Using a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 is not important at all and 5 is very important, how important is to you that your sense of belonging to...

Your family?

Your ethnic or cultural group?

Your town?

Your province?

Australia?

Spain?

Catalonia?

Using a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 is not important at all and 5 is very important, how important is to you...

History?

Speaking a foreign language?

Family background?

To find a partner from your ancestors’ culture?

To pass your ancestors’ culture to your children?

Have you ever made a family tree?

Have you ever worn a traditional costume of your ancestors?

How far back can you trace your ancestors?

Do you identify more with your ancestors’ culture or with that of another?

Do you feel that your ancestors’ culture is portrayed inaccurately in the media?

What are the stereotypes of your ancestors’ culture?

How true are the stereotypes?

Do you feel comfortable living in a multicultural society?

How do you feel about immigration into your country?

Do you feel stronger ties to your nationality or your heritage?

My nationality

My heritage

My nationality is my heritage

Neither is important


LAST QUESTIONS...


What makes you Australian/Spanish/Catalan?

What are the first two words that come to your mind if you think of...

Australia?

Catalonia?

Spain?

One last question, what did you think of this test?


Thanks so much for your cooperation! Please send this form to info@myriadesculturals.org