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I am a

Response Number of responses Percentage of total
Female 896 57.44
Male 664 42.56
Total 1560 100 %

My age

ResponseMen CountMen PercentWomen CountWomen PercentTotal countTotal Percent
17 or less 205 13.14 % 172 11.03 % 377 24.17 %
18 - 19 89 5.71 % 126 8.08 % 215 13.78 %
20 - 24 117 7.50 % 194 12.44 % 311 19.94 %
25 - 29 75 4.81 % 122 7.82 % 197 12.63 %
30 - 34 38 2.44 % 66 4.23 % 104 6.67 %
35 - 39 35 2.24 % 40 2.56 % 75 4.81 %
40 - 44 22 1.41 % 36 2.31 % 58 3.72 %
45 - 49 21 1.35 % 41 2.63 % 62 3.97 %
50 - 54 25 1.60 % 33 2.12 % 58 3.72 %
55 - 59 17 1.09 % 28 1.79 % 45 2.88 %
60+ 20 1.28 % 38 2.44 % 58 3.72 %
Total   664 42.56 896 57.44 1560 100%


My marital status is...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Single 587 37.80 % 768 49.45 % 1355 87.25 %
Married 40 2.58 % 42 2.70 % 82 5.28 %
Widowed 4 0.26 % 19 1.22 % 23 1.48 %
Divorced with annulment 23 1.48 % 33 2.12 % 56 3.61 %
Divorced without annulment 6 0.39 % 31 2.00 % 37 2.38 %
Total   660 42.50 % 893 57.50 % 1553 100%


I am:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Roman Catholic 550 35.46 % 760 49.00 % 1310 84.46 %
Eastern Catholic 5 0.32 % 6 0.39 % 11 0.71 %
Becoming a Catholic 39 2.51 % 50 3.22 % 89 5.74 %
Not a Catholic 65 4.19 % 76 4.90 % 141 9.09 %
Total   659 42.49 % 892 57.51 % 1551 100%


Please indicate your current educational status.

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
I am currently in high school/secondary school or working on a General Equivalency Diploma or Genera 238 15.41 % 200 12.95 % 438 28.37 %
I have a high school diploma/secondary certificate or other equivalency (but no further formal educa 53 3.43 % 72 4.66 % 125 8.10 %
I am currently in college, university, or technical school (or have completed courses toward a degre 126 8.16 % 197 12.76 % 323 20.92 %
I have a university, college, or associate/technical degree. 238 15.41 % 420 27.20 % 658 42.62 %
Total   655 42.42 % 889 57.58 % 1544 100%


I am drawn to living in the following community type(s):

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Apostolic/Evangelical 402 14.91 % 517 19.18 % 919 34.09 %
Monastic 246 9.12 % 306 11.35 % 552 20.47 %
Cloistered/semi-cloistered 177 6.57 % 309 11.46 % 486 18.03 %
Missionary 265 9.83 % 474 17.58 % 739 27.41 %
Total   1090 40.43 % 1606 59.57 % 2696 100%


I would like to enter a community in which a habit or distinctive religious garb is... (Note)Some communities have members that wear habits all the time as well as members who never wear habits. So be sure to research a matching organization thoroughly before discounting it as not offering what you're seeking.

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Worn (some or all of the time) 419 26.11 % 595 37.07 % 1014 63.18 %
Not worn 240 14.95 % 351 21.87 % 591 36.82 %
Total   659 41.06 % 946 58.94 % 1605 100%


I am drawn to living...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
alone (while connected to a larger community) 282 11.35 % 311 12.52 % 593 23.86 %
in a group of 2 or 3 248 9.98 % 335 13.48 % 583 23.46 %
in a group of 4 to 7 251 10.10 % 356 14.33 % 607 24.43 %
in a group of 8 or more 274 11.03 % 428 17.22 % 702 28.25 %
Total   1055 42.45 % 1430 57.55 % 2485 100%


I would like to join a community that prays together...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
two or more times a day 267 13.71 % 401 20.59 % 668 34.29 %
daily 351 18.02 % 489 25.10 % 840 43.12 %
several times a week 186 9.55 % 254 13.04 % 440 22.59 %
Total   804 41.27 % 1144 58.73 % 1948 100%


I am drawn to the following prayer styles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Rosary 381 8.44 % 567 12.56 % 948 21.00 %
Liturgy of the Hours 312 6.91 % 403 8.93 % 715 15.84 %
Daily Mass 442 9.79 % 641 14.20 % 1083 23.99 %
Eucharistic Adoration 379 8.39 % 578 12.80 % 957 21.20 %
Faith Sharing / Lectio Divina 312 6.91 % 500 11.07 % 812 17.98 %
Total   1826 40.44 % 2689 59.56 % 4515 100%


I pray...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
occasionally 133 8.91 % 144 9.65 % 277 18.55 %
once or twice a day 232 15.54 % 349 23.38 % 581 38.91 %
more than two times a day 262 17.55 % 373 24.98 % 635 42.53 %
Total   627 42.00 % 866 58.00 % 1493 100%


I have been considering religious life or the priesthood for...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Just beginning 229 15.68 % 335 22.95 % 564 38.63 %
1 year 55 3.77 % 102 6.99 % 157 10.75 %
2 years 74 5.07 % 90 6.16 % 164 11.23 %
3 years 43 2.95 % 68 4.66 % 111 7.60 %
4 years 21 1.44 % 39 2.67 % 60 4.11 %
5+ years 187 12.81 % 217 14.86 % 404 27.67 %
Total   609 41.71 % 851 58.29 % 1460 100%


I have done volunteer work and/or gone on retreats of a religious nature.

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Yes 505 34.21 % 737 49.93 % 1242 84.15 %
No 114 7.72 % 120 8.13 % 234 15.85 %
Total   619 41.94 % 857 58.06 % 1476 100%


Have you participated in a formal discernment process?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Yes, I have participated in a formal discernment process. 140 9.62 % 130 8.93 % 270 18.54 %
No, I have not participated in a formal discernment process. 469 32.21 % 717 49.24 % 1186 81.46 %
Total   609 41.83 % 847 58.17 % 1456 100%


I am exploring the following vocations and/or lifestyles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Sister 3 0.11 % 712 25.31 % 715 25.42 %
Brother 334 11.87 % 7 0.25 % 341 12.12 %
Deacon 163 5.79 % 13 0.46 % 176 6.26 %
Lay Ministry/Associate/Service Program 186 6.61 % 313 11.13 % 499 17.74 %
Priest-Order 311 11.06 % 5 0.18 % 316 11.23 %
Priest-Diocesan 206 7.32 % 6 0.21 % 212 7.54 %
Secular Institute/Consecrated Life 170 6.04 % 336 11.94 % 506 17.99 %
Other 22 0.78 % 26 0.92 % 48 1.71 %
Total   1395 49.59 % 1418 50.41 % 2813 100%


Are you free of debt?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Yes 441 31.32 % 586 41.62 % 1027 72.94 %
No 135 9.59 % 211 14.99 % 346 24.57 %
Other 13 0.92 % 22 1.56 % 35 2.49 %
Total   589 41.83 % 819 58.17 % 1408 100%


In what languages are you proficient?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
English 555 25.42 % 752 34.45 % 1307 59.87 %
Spanish 149 6.83 % 213 9.76 % 362 16.58 %
French 49 2.24 % 63 2.89 % 112 5.13 %
Portuguese 18 0.82 % 16 0.73 % 34 1.56 %
Italian 27 1.24 % 25 1.15 % 52 2.38 %
Amer. Sign Lang. 7 0.32 % 20 0.92 % 27 1.24 %
Arabic 9 0.41 % 6 0.27 % 15 0.69 %
Bangla 3 0.14 % 3 0.14 % 6 0.27 %
Chinese 13 0.60 % 15 0.69 % 28 1.28 %
Creole 3 0.14 % 5 0.23 % 8 0.37 %
Filipino 11 0.50 % 14 0.64 % 25 1.15 %
Flemish 3 0.14 % 2 0.09 % 5 0.23 %
German 21 0.96 % 29 1.33 % 50 2.29 %
Greek 3 0.14 % 5 0.23 % 8 0.37 %
Hmong 3 0.14 % 2 0.09 % 5 0.23 %
Hungarian 4 0.18 % 2 0.09 % 6 0.27 %
Japanese 4 0.18 % 5 0.23 % 9 0.41 %
Korean 3 0.14 % 11 0.50 % 14 0.64 %
Lithuanian 3 0.14 % 2 0.09 % 5 0.23 %
Polish 11 0.50 % 9 0.41 % 20 0.92 %
Russian 6 0.27 % 5 0.23 % 11 0.50 %
Tagalog 7 0.32 % 12 0.55 % 19 0.87 %
Vietnamese 8 0.37 % 6 0.27 % 14 0.64 %
Other 16 0.73 % 25 1.15 % 41 1.88 %
Total   936 42.88 % 1247 57.12 % 2183 100%


I am interested in pursuing the following ministries or volunteer activities in the future:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Education 314 5.71 % 429 7.80 % 743 13.52 %
Preaching 234 4.26 % 176 3.20 % 410 7.46 %
Retreat work 241 4.38 % 403 7.33 % 644 11.72 %
Parish 221 4.02 % 297 5.40 % 518 9.42 %
Prison ministry 123 2.24 % 148 2.69 % 271 4.93 %
Prayer 295 5.37 % 422 7.68 % 717 13.04 %
Youth/campus ministry 195 3.55 % 365 6.64 % 560 10.19 %
Social Service 169 3.07 % 308 5.60 % 477 8.68 %
Healthcare 107 1.95 % 248 4.51 % 355 6.46 %
Foreign missions 163 2.97 % 275 5.00 % 438 7.97 %
Manual labor 155 2.82 % 175 3.18 % 330 6.00 %
Other 15 0.27 % 19 0.35 % 34 0.62 %
Total   2232 40.60 % 3265 59.40 % 5497 100%


I have received the following religious training:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Catholic school 287 28.08 % 367 35.91 % 654 63.99 %
Theological school 45 4.40 % 56 5.48 % 101 9.88 %
CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) 60 5.87 % 95 9.30 % 155 15.17 %
Other 46 4.50 % 66 6.46 % 112 10.96 %
Total   438 42.86 % 584 57.14 % 1022 100%


I have been involved in the following ministries or volunteer activities in the past five years:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Education 176 6.23 % 233 8.25 % 409 14.48 %
Preaching 60 2.12 % 62 2.20 % 122 4.32 %
Retreat work 132 4.67 % 165 5.84 % 297 10.52 %
Parish 165 5.84 % 240 8.50 % 405 14.34 %
Prison ministry 23 0.81 % 16 0.57 % 39 1.38 %
Prayer 189 6.69 % 278 9.84 % 467 16.54 %
Youth/campus ministry 154 5.45 % 236 8.36 % 390 13.81 %
Social Service 87 3.08 % 129 4.57 % 216 7.65 %
Healthcare 43 1.52 % 89 3.15 % 132 4.67 %
Foreign missions 27 0.96 % 57 2.02 % 84 2.97 %
Manual labor 121 4.28 % 101 3.58 % 222 7.86 %
Other 15 0.53 % 26 0.92 % 41 1.45 %
Total   1192 42.21 % 1632 57.79 % 2824 100%


I have worked in the following areas:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Business 136 7.27 % 152 8.13 % 288 15.40 %
Education/Training 159 8.50 % 253 13.53 % 412 22.03 %
Healthcare 55 2.94 % 152 8.13 % 207 11.07 %
Nonprofit, social work 115 6.15 % 202 10.80 % 317 16.95 %
Technical, mechanical, electrical work 82 4.39 % 35 1.87 % 117 6.26 %
Law enforcement, military 35 1.87 % 22 1.18 % 57 3.05 %
Legal work 22 1.18 % 25 1.34 % 47 2.51 %
Ministry (religious) 34 1.82 % 47 2.51 % 81 4.33 %
Ministry (lay) 110 5.88 % 160 8.56 % 270 14.44 %
Other 27 1.44 % 47 2.51 % 74 3.96 %
Total   775 41.44 % 1095 58.56 % 1870 100%