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I am a

Response Number of responses Percentage of total
Female 2075 56.77
Male 1580 43.23
Total 3655 100 %

My age

ResponseMen CountMen PercentWomen CountWomen PercentTotal countTotal Percent
17 or less 384 10.51 % 452 12.37 % 836 22.87 %
18 - 19 312 8.54 % 370 10.12 % 682 18.66 %
20 - 24 276 7.55 % 409 11.19 % 685 18.74 %
25 - 29 220 6.02 % 278 7.61 % 498 13.63 %
30 - 34 84 2.30 % 140 3.83 % 224 6.13 %
35 - 39 74 2.02 % 75 2.05 % 149 4.08 %
40 - 44 54 1.48 % 78 2.13 % 132 3.61 %
45 - 49 46 1.26 % 74 2.02 % 120 3.28 %
50 - 54 46 1.26 % 71 1.94 % 117 3.20 %
55 - 59 36 0.98 % 57 1.56 % 93 2.54 %
60+ 48 1.31 % 71 1.94 % 119 3.26 %
Total   1580 43.23 2075 56.77 3655 100%


My marital status is...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Single 1403 38.57 % 1807 49.67 % 3210 88.24 %
Married 92 2.53 % 85 2.34 % 177 4.87 %
Widowed 10 0.27 % 40 1.10 % 50 1.37 %
Divorced with annulment 50 1.37 % 62 1.70 % 112 3.08 %
Divorced without annulment 15 0.41 % 74 2.03 % 89 2.45 %
Total   1570 43.16 % 2068 56.84 % 3638 100 %


I am:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Roman Catholic 1301 35.80 % 1743 47.96 % 3044 83.76 %
Eastern Catholic 20 0.55 % 16 0.44 % 36 0.99 %
Becoming a Catholic 81 2.23 % 107 2.94 % 188 5.17 %
Not a Catholic 165 4.54 % 201 5.53 % 366 10.07 %
Total   1567 43.12 % 2067 56.88 % 3634 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 565 15.59 % 618 17.06 % 1183 32.65 %
I have a high school diploma/secondary certificate or other equivalency (but no further formal educa 151 4.17 % 160 4.42 % 311 8.58 %
I am currently in college, university, or technical school (or have completed courses toward a degre 294 8.11 % 427 11.79 % 721 19.90 %
I have a university, college, or associate/technical degree. 550 15.18 % 858 23.68 % 1408 38.86 %
Total   1560 43.06 % 2063 56.94 % 3623 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 915 15.13 % 1149 19.00 % 2064 34.13 %
Monastic 560 9.26 % 635 10.50 % 1195 19.76 %
Cloistered/semi-cloistered 385 6.37 % 615 10.17 % 1000 16.53 %
Missionary 651 10.76 % 1138 18.82 % 1789 29.58 %
Total   2511 41.52 % 3537 58.48 % 6048 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) 959 25.77 % 1274 34.23 % 2233 59.99 %
Not worn 618 16.60 % 871 23.40 % 1489 40.01 %
Total   1577 42.37 % 2145 57.63 % 3722 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) 645 11.40 % 678 11.98 % 1323 23.38 %
in a group of 2 or 3 586 10.36 % 793 14.02 % 1379 24.37 %
in a group of 4 to 7 545 9.63 % 821 14.51 % 1366 24.14 %
in a group of 8 or more 614 10.85 % 976 17.25 % 1590 28.10 %
Total   2390 42.24 % 3268 57.76 % 5658 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 587 13.21 % 845 19.01 % 1432 32.22 %
daily 796 17.91 % 1148 25.83 % 1944 43.74 %
several times a week 452 10.17 % 616 13.86 % 1068 24.03 %
Total   1835 41.29 % 2609 58.71 % 4444 100 %


I am drawn to the following prayer styles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Rosary 891 8.81 % 1269 12.55 % 2160 21.37 %
Liturgy of the Hours 717 7.09 % 851 8.42 % 1568 15.51 %
Daily Mass 1041 10.30 % 1405 13.90 % 2446 24.20 %
Eucharistic Adoration 845 8.36 % 1293 12.79 % 2138 21.15 %
Faith Sharing / Lectio Divina 691 6.84 % 1106 10.94 % 1797 17.78 %
Total   4185 41.40 % 5924 58.60 % 10109 100 %


I pray...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
occasionally 397 11.31 % 424 12.08 % 821 23.39 %
once or twice a day 527 15.01 % 815 23.22 % 1342 38.23 %
more than two times a day 578 16.47 % 769 21.91 % 1347 38.38 %
Total   1502 42.79 % 2008 57.21 % 3510 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 590 17.34 % 860 25.27 % 1450 42.61 %
1 year 140 4.11 % 223 6.55 % 363 10.67 %
2 years 148 4.35 % 180 5.29 % 328 9.64 %
3 years 97 2.85 % 146 4.29 % 243 7.14 %
4 years 55 1.62 % 76 2.23 % 131 3.85 %
5+ years 422 12.40 % 466 13.69 % 888 26.09 %
Total   1452 42.67 % 1951 57.33 % 3403 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 1239 35.58 % 1728 49.63 % 2967 85.21 %
No 246 7.06 % 269 7.73 % 515 14.79 %
Total   1485 42.65 % 1997 57.35 % 3482 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. 348 10.15 % 296 8.63 % 644 18.78 %
No, I have not participated in a formal discernment process. 1113 32.45 % 1673 48.78 % 2786 81.22 %
Total   1461 42.59 % 1969 57.41 % 3430 100 %


I am exploring the following vocations and/or lifestyles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Sister 16 0.25 % 1573 24.46 % 1589 24.71 %
Brother 774 12.04 % 12 0.19 % 786 12.22 %
Deacon 399 6.21 % 30 0.47 % 429 6.67 %
Lay Ministry/Associate/Service Program 415 6.45 % 751 11.68 % 1166 18.13 %
Priest-Order 727 11.31 % 19 0.30 % 746 11.60 %
Priest-Diocesan 506 7.87 % 18 0.28 % 524 8.15 %
Secular Institute/Consecrated Life 399 6.21 % 682 10.61 % 1081 16.81 %
Other 49 0.76 % 60 0.93 % 109 1.70 %
Total   3285 51.09 % 3145 48.91 % 6430 100 %


Are you free of debt?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Yes 1077 32.02 % 1413 42.02 % 2490 74.04 %
No 309 9.19 % 469 13.95 % 778 23.13 %
Other 38 1.13 % 57 1.69 % 95 2.82 %
Total   1424 42.34 % 1939 57.66 % 3363 100 %


In what languages are you proficient?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
English 1349 26.27 % 1797 34.99 % 3146 61.25 %
Spanish 332 6.46 % 511 9.95 % 843 16.41 %
French 111 2.16 % 150 2.92 % 261 5.08 %
Portuguese 36 0.70 % 34 0.66 % 70 1.36 %
Italian 56 1.09 % 56 1.09 % 112 2.18 %
Amer. Sign Lang. 16 0.31 % 35 0.68 % 51 0.99 %
Arabic 15 0.29 % 11 0.21 % 26 0.51 %
Bangla 5 0.10 % 4 0.08 % 9 0.18 %
Chinese 32 0.62 % 32 0.62 % 64 1.25 %
Creole 7 0.14 % 7 0.14 % 14 0.27 %
Filipino 24 0.47 % 29 0.56 % 53 1.03 %
Flemish 7 0.14 % 7 0.14 % 14 0.27 %
German 53 1.03 % 67 1.30 % 120 2.34 %
Greek 7 0.14 % 10 0.19 % 17 0.33 %
Hmong 5 0.10 % 3 0.06 % 8 0.16 %
Hungarian 9 0.18 % 3 0.06 % 12 0.23 %
Japanese 12 0.23 % 12 0.23 % 24 0.47 %
Korean 10 0.19 % 18 0.35 % 28 0.55 %
Lithuanian 5 0.10 % 7 0.14 % 12 0.23 %
Polish 18 0.35 % 17 0.33 % 35 0.68 %
Russian 14 0.27 % 16 0.31 % 30 0.58 %
Tagalog 23 0.45 % 24 0.47 % 47 0.92 %
Vietnamese 17 0.33 % 12 0.23 % 29 0.56 %
Other 47 0.92 % 64 1.25 % 111 2.16 %
Total   2210 43.03 % 2926 56.97 % 5136 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 720 5.54 % 1024 7.88 % 1744 13.42 %
Preaching 550 4.23 % 405 3.12 % 955 7.35 %
Retreat work 543 4.18 % 954 7.34 % 1497 11.52 %
Parish 528 4.06 % 620 4.77 % 1148 8.83 %
Prison ministry 318 2.45 % 381 2.93 % 699 5.38 %
Prayer 660 5.08 % 938 7.22 % 1598 12.29 %
Youth/campus ministry 450 3.46 % 868 6.68 % 1318 10.14 %
Social Service 431 3.32 % 756 5.82 % 1187 9.13 %
Healthcare 264 2.03 % 613 4.72 % 877 6.75 %
Foreign missions 389 2.99 % 702 5.40 % 1091 8.39 %
Manual labor 387 2.98 % 402 3.09 % 789 6.07 %
Other 42 0.32 % 54 0.42 % 96 0.74 %
Total   5282 40.63 % 7717 59.37 % 12999 100 %


I have received the following religious training:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Catholic school 678 27.34 % 936 37.74 % 1614 65.08 %
Theological school 92 3.71 % 110 4.44 % 202 8.15 %
CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) 144 5.81 % 249 10.04 % 393 15.85 %
Other 117 4.72 % 154 6.21 % 271 10.93 %
Total   1031 41.57 % 1449 58.43 % 2480 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 379 5.68 % 565 8.47 % 944 14.15 %
Preaching 123 1.84 % 141 2.11 % 264 3.96 %
Retreat work 299 4.48 % 493 7.39 % 792 11.88 %
Parish 372 5.58 % 581 8.71 % 953 14.29 %
Prison ministry 52 0.78 % 44 0.66 % 96 1.44 %
Prayer 402 6.03 % 663 9.94 % 1065 15.97 %
Youth/campus ministry 329 4.93 % 608 9.12 % 937 14.05 %
Social Service 204 3.06 % 304 4.56 % 508 7.62 %
Healthcare 106 1.59 % 192 2.88 % 298 4.47 %
Foreign missions 65 0.97 % 135 2.02 % 200 3.00 %
Manual labor 272 4.08 % 236 3.54 % 508 7.62 %
Other 44 0.66 % 60 0.90 % 104 1.56 %
Total   2647 39.69 % 4022 60.31 % 6669 100 %


I have worked in the following areas:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Business 326 7.65 % 366 8.59 % 692 16.24 %
Education/Training 349 8.19 % 559 13.12 % 908 21.31 %
Healthcare 126 2.96 % 324 7.60 % 450 10.56 %
Nonprofit, social work 252 5.91 % 477 11.19 % 729 17.11 %
Technical, mechanical, electrical work 189 4.44 % 80 1.88 % 269 6.31 %
Law enforcement, military 84 1.97 % 54 1.27 % 138 3.24 %
Legal work 54 1.27 % 58 1.36 % 112 2.63 %
Ministry (religious) 69 1.62 % 124 2.91 % 193 4.53 %
Ministry (lay) 245 5.75 % 365 8.57 % 610 14.32 %
Other 63 1.48 % 97 2.28 % 160 3.75 %
Total   1757 41.23 % 2504 58.77 % 4261 100 %