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Prospect-Response Statistics for:


I am a

Response Number of responses Percentage of total
Female 492 62.28
Male 298 37.72
Total 790 100 %

My age

ResponseMen CountMen PercentWomen CountWomen PercentTotal countTotal Percent
17 or less 28 3.54 % 47 5.95 % 75 9.49 %
18 - 19 31 3.92 % 56 7.09 % 87 11.01 %
20 - 24 72 9.11 % 133 16.84 % 205 25.95 %
25 - 29 48 6.08 % 82 10.38 % 130 16.46 %
30 - 34 28 3.54 % 42 5.32 % 70 8.86 %
35 - 39 28 3.54 % 22 2.78 % 50 6.33 %
40 - 44 12 1.52 % 25 3.16 % 37 4.68 %
45 - 49 12 1.52 % 27 3.42 % 39 4.94 %
50 - 54 17 2.15 % 21 2.66 % 38 4.81 %
55 - 59 12 1.52 % 17 2.15 % 29 3.67 %
60+ 10 1.27 % 20 2.53 % 30 3.80 %
Total   298 37.72 492 62.28 790 100%


My marital status is...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Single 251 31.89 % 415 52.73 % 666 84.63 %
Married 23 2.92 % 24 3.05 % 47 5.97 %
Widowed 1 0.13 % 13 1.65 % 14 1.78 %
Divorced with annulment 16 2.03 % 20 2.54 % 36 4.57 %
Divorced without annulment 5 0.64 % 19 2.41 % 24 3.05 %
Total   296 37.61 % 491 62.39 % 787 100%


I am:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Roman Catholic 259 32.95 % 413 52.54 % 672 85.50 %
Eastern Catholic 4 0.51 % 4 0.51 % 8 1.02 %
Becoming a Catholic 20 2.54 % 37 4.71 % 57 7.25 %
Not a Catholic 13 1.65 % 36 4.58 % 49 6.23 %
Total   296 37.66 % 490 62.34 % 786 100%


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 33 4.20 % 54 6.88 % 87 11.08 %
I have a high school diploma/secondary certificate or other equivalency (but no further formal educa 33 4.20 % 46 5.86 % 79 10.06 %
I am currently in college, university, or technical school (or have completed courses toward a degre 79 10.06 % 126 16.05 % 205 26.11 %
I have a university, college, or associate/technical degree. 150 19.11 % 264 33.63 % 414 52.74 %
Total   295 37.58 % 490 62.42 % 785 100%


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 193 12.72 % 298 19.64 % 491 32.37 %
Monastic 149 9.82 % 200 13.18 % 349 23.01 %
Cloistered/semi-cloistered 112 7.38 % 183 12.06 % 295 19.45 %
Missionary 120 7.91 % 262 17.27 % 382 25.18 %
Total   574 37.84 % 943 62.16 % 1517 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) 237 28.55 % 374 45.06 % 611 73.61 %
Not worn 63 7.59 % 156 18.80 % 219 26.39 %
Total   300 36.14 % 530 63.86 % 830 100%


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) 139 10.35 % 180 13.40 % 319 23.75 %
in a group of 2 or 3 111 8.27 % 179 13.33 % 290 21.59 %
in a group of 4 to 7 127 9.46 % 214 15.93 % 341 25.39 %
in a group of 8 or more 152 11.32 % 241 17.94 % 393 29.26 %
Total   529 39.39 % 814 60.61 % 1343 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 145 14.09 % 232 22.55 % 377 36.64 %
daily 164 15.94 % 276 26.82 % 440 42.76 %
several times a week 82 7.97 % 130 12.63 % 212 20.60 %
Total   391 38.00 % 638 62.00 % 1029 100%


I am drawn to the following prayer styles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Rosary 200 7.92 % 325 12.88 % 525 20.80 %
Liturgy of the Hours 177 7.01 % 239 9.47 % 416 16.48 %
Daily Mass 238 9.43 % 365 14.46 % 603 23.89 %
Eucharistic Adoration 202 8.00 % 340 13.47 % 542 21.47 %
Faith Sharing / Lectio Divina 162 6.42 % 276 10.94 % 438 17.35 %
Total   979 38.79 % 1545 61.21 % 2524 100%


I pray...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
occasionally 35 4.61 % 63 8.30 % 98 12.91 %
once or twice a day 102 13.44 % 201 26.48 % 303 39.92 %
more than two times a day 146 19.24 % 212 27.93 % 358 47.17 %
Total   283 37.29 % 476 62.71 % 759 100%


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 53 7.04 % 150 19.92 % 203 26.96 %
1 year 32 4.25 % 55 7.30 % 87 11.55 %
2 years 42 5.58 % 58 7.70 % 100 13.28 %
3 years 25 3.32 % 39 5.18 % 64 8.50 %
4 years 11 1.46 % 27 3.59 % 38 5.05 %
5+ years 118 15.67 % 143 18.99 % 261 34.66 %
Total   281 37.32 % 472 62.68 % 753 100%


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 225 29.84 % 413 54.77 % 638 84.62 %
No 58 7.69 % 58 7.69 % 116 15.38 %
Total   283 37.53 % 471 62.47 % 754 100%


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. 88 11.73 % 89 11.87 % 177 23.60 %
No, I have not participated in a formal discernment process. 194 25.87 % 379 50.53 % 573 76.40 %
Total   282 37.60 % 468 62.40 % 750 100%


I am exploring the following vocations and/or lifestyles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Sister 0 0.00 % 418 26.64 % 418 26.64 %
Brother 179 11.41 % 4 0.25 % 183 11.66 %
Deacon 73 4.65 % 7 0.45 % 80 5.10 %
Lay Ministry/Associate/Service Program 91 5.80 % 170 10.83 % 261 16.63 %
Priest-Order 182 11.60 % 3 0.19 % 185 11.79 %
Priest-Diocesan 114 7.27 % 4 0.25 % 118 7.52 %
Secular Institute/Consecrated Life 100 6.37 % 203 12.94 % 303 19.31 %
Other 11 0.70 % 10 0.64 % 21 1.34 %
Total   750 47.80 % 819 52.20 % 1569 100%


Are you free of debt?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Yes 185 25.62 % 318 44.04 % 503 69.67 %
No 83 11.50 % 121 16.76 % 204 28.25 %
Other 5 0.69 % 10 1.39 % 15 2.08 %
Total   273 37.81 % 449 62.19 % 722 100%


In what languages are you proficient?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
English 256 22.67 % 411 36.40 % 667 59.08 %
Spanish 76 6.73 % 125 11.07 % 201 17.80 %
French 25 2.21 % 38 3.37 % 63 5.58 %
Portuguese 10 0.89 % 11 0.97 % 21 1.86 %
Italian 17 1.51 % 15 1.33 % 32 2.83 %
Amer. Sign Lang. 2 0.18 % 9 0.80 % 11 0.97 %
Arabic 5 0.44 % 4 0.35 % 9 0.80 %
Bangla 0 0.00 % 2 0.18 % 2 0.18 %
Chinese 4 0.35 % 2 0.18 % 6 0.53 %
Creole 0 0.00 % 4 0.35 % 4 0.35 %
Filipino 6 0.53 % 8 0.71 % 14 1.24 %
Flemish 0 0.00 % 1 0.09 % 1 0.09 %
German 9 0.80 % 18 1.59 % 27 2.39 %
Greek 0 0.00 % 4 0.35 % 4 0.35 %
Hmong 0 0.00 % 1 0.09 % 1 0.09 %
Hungarian 1 0.09 % 1 0.09 % 2 0.18 %
Japanese 0 0.00 % 1 0.09 % 1 0.09 %
Korean 0 0.00 % 5 0.44 % 5 0.44 %
Lithuanian 0 0.00 % 1 0.09 % 1 0.09 %
Polish 7 0.62 % 5 0.44 % 12 1.06 %
Russian 3 0.27 % 2 0.18 % 5 0.44 %
Tagalog 3 0.27 % 8 0.71 % 11 0.97 %
Vietnamese 1 0.09 % 2 0.18 % 3 0.27 %
Other 8 0.71 % 18 1.59 % 26 2.30 %
Total   433 38.35 % 696 61.65 % 1129 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 154 4.97 % 246 7.94 % 400 12.91 %
Preaching 124 4.00 % 117 3.78 % 241 7.78 %
Retreat work 121 3.91 % 240 7.75 % 361 11.65 %
Parish 123 3.97 % 183 5.91 % 306 9.88 %
Prison ministry 75 2.42 % 95 3.07 % 170 5.49 %
Prayer 164 5.29 % 251 8.10 % 415 13.40 %
Youth/campus ministry 90 2.91 % 201 6.49 % 291 9.39 %
Social Service 91 2.94 % 183 5.91 % 274 8.84 %
Healthcare 59 1.90 % 143 4.62 % 202 6.52 %
Foreign missions 77 2.49 % 167 5.39 % 244 7.88 %
Manual labor 74 2.39 % 105 3.39 % 179 5.78 %
Other 5 0.16 % 10 0.32 % 15 0.48 %
Total   1157 37.35 % 1941 62.65 % 3098 100%


I have received the following religious training:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Catholic school 101 20.20 % 188 37.60 % 289 57.80 %
Theological school 25 5.00 % 31 6.20 % 56 11.20 %
CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) 32 6.40 % 66 13.20 % 98 19.60 %
Other 22 4.40 % 35 7.00 % 57 11.40 %
Total   180 36.00 % 320 64.00 % 500 100%


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 80 5.19 % 137 8.89 % 217 14.08 %
Preaching 33 2.14 % 37 2.40 % 70 4.54 %
Retreat work 54 3.50 % 96 6.23 % 150 9.73 %
Parish 83 5.39 % 145 9.41 % 228 14.80 %
Prison ministry 14 0.91 % 10 0.65 % 24 1.56 %
Prayer 108 7.01 % 165 10.71 % 273 17.72 %
Youth/campus ministry 63 4.09 % 138 8.96 % 201 13.04 %
Social Service 43 2.79 % 79 5.13 % 122 7.92 %
Healthcare 25 1.62 % 51 3.31 % 76 4.93 %
Foreign missions 9 0.58 % 33 2.14 % 42 2.73 %
Manual labor 52 3.37 % 63 4.09 % 115 7.46 %
Other 9 0.58 % 14 0.91 % 23 1.49 %
Total   573 37.18 % 968 62.82 % 1541 100%


I have worked in the following areas:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Business 71 6.69 % 88 8.29 % 159 14.99 %
Education/Training 81 7.63 % 151 14.23 % 232 21.87 %
Healthcare 30 2.83 % 96 9.05 % 126 11.88 %
Nonprofit, social work 58 5.47 % 122 11.50 % 180 16.97 %
Technical, mechanical, electrical work 46 4.34 % 21 1.98 % 67 6.31 %
Law enforcement, military 16 1.51 % 17 1.60 % 33 3.11 %
Legal work 8 0.75 % 16 1.51 % 24 2.26 %
Ministry (religious) 19 1.79 % 26 2.45 % 45 4.24 %
Ministry (lay) 62 5.84 % 99 9.33 % 161 15.17 %
Other 10 0.94 % 24 2.26 % 34 3.20 %
Total   401 37.79 % 660 62.21 % 1061 100%