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I am a

Response Number of responses Percentage of total
Female 2160 58.46
Male 1535 41.54
Total 3695 100 %

My age

ResponseMen CountMen PercentWomen CountWomen PercentTotal countTotal Percent
17 or less 326 8.82 % 456 12.34 % 782 21.16 %
18 - 19 284 7.69 % 316 8.55 % 600 16.24 %
20 - 24 230 6.22 % 450 12.18 % 680 18.40 %
25 - 29 217 5.87 % 289 7.82 % 506 13.69 %
30 - 34 107 2.90 % 153 4.14 % 260 7.04 %
35 - 39 82 2.22 % 87 2.35 % 169 4.57 %
40 - 44 64 1.73 % 98 2.65 % 162 4.38 %
45 - 49 59 1.60 % 77 2.08 % 136 3.68 %
50 - 54 66 1.79 % 79 2.14 % 145 3.92 %
55 - 59 60 1.62 % 73 1.98 % 133 3.60 %
60+ 40 1.08 % 82 2.22 % 122 3.30 %
Total   1535 41.54 2160 58.46 3695 100%


My marital status is...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Single 1346 36.67 % 1852 50.45 % 3198 87.12 %
Married 91 2.48 % 93 2.53 % 184 5.01 %
Widowed 15 0.41 % 54 1.47 % 69 1.88 %
Divorced with annulment 42 1.14 % 83 2.26 % 125 3.41 %
Divorced without annulment 29 0.79 % 66 1.80 % 95 2.59 %
Total   1523 41.49 % 2148 58.51 % 3671 100%


I am:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Roman Catholic 1353 36.89 % 1845 50.30 % 3198 87.19 %
Eastern Catholic 12 0.33 % 22 0.60 % 34 0.93 %
Becoming a Catholic 76 2.07 % 104 2.84 % 180 4.91 %
Not a Catholic 81 2.21 % 175 4.77 % 256 6.98 %
Total   1522 41.49 % 2146 58.51 % 3668 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 511 13.95 % 551 15.05 % 1062 29.00 %
I have a high school diploma/secondary certificate or other equivalency (but no further formal educa 148 4.04 % 158 4.31 % 306 8.36 %
I am currently in college, university, or technical school (or have completed courses toward a degre 232 6.34 % 449 12.26 % 681 18.60 %
I have a university, college, or associate/technical degree. 629 17.18 % 984 26.87 % 1613 44.05 %
Total   1520 41.51 % 2142 58.49 % 3662 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 931 14.57 % 1258 19.69 % 2189 34.27 %
Monastic 590 9.24 % 700 10.96 % 1290 20.19 %
Cloistered/semi-cloistered 375 5.87 % 652 10.21 % 1027 16.08 %
Missionary 698 10.93 % 1184 18.53 % 1882 29.46 %
Total   2594 40.61 % 3794 59.39 % 6388 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) 970 25.51 % 1320 34.72 % 2290 60.23 %
Not worn 588 15.47 % 924 24.30 % 1512 39.77 %
Total   1558 40.98 % 2244 59.02 % 3802 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) 616 10.61 % 708 12.20 % 1324 22.81 %
in a group of 2 or 3 579 9.98 % 759 13.08 % 1338 23.05 %
in a group of 4 to 7 585 10.08 % 835 14.39 % 1420 24.47 %
in a group of 8 or more 642 11.06 % 1080 18.61 % 1722 29.67 %
Total   2422 41.73 % 3382 58.27 % 5804 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 567 12.64 % 821 18.30 % 1388 30.93 %
daily 799 17.81 % 1159 25.83 % 1958 43.64 %
several times a week 496 11.05 % 645 14.37 % 1141 25.43 %
Total   1862 41.50 % 2625 58.50 % 4487 100%


I am drawn to the following prayer styles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Rosary 846 8.24 % 1283 12.49 % 2129 20.73 %
Liturgy of the Hours 705 6.87 % 882 8.59 % 1587 15.45 %
Daily Mass 1037 10.10 % 1468 14.30 % 2505 24.39 %
Eucharistic Adoration 821 7.99 % 1317 12.82 % 2138 20.82 %
Faith Sharing / Lectio Divina 733 7.14 % 1177 11.46 % 1910 18.60 %
Total   4142 40.34 % 6127 59.67 % 10269 100%


I pray...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
occasionally 362 10.28 % 448 12.73 % 810 23.01 %
once or twice a day 534 15.17 % 901 25.60 % 1435 40.77 %
more than two times a day 555 15.77 % 720 20.45 % 1275 36.22 %
Total   1451 41.22 % 2069 58.78 % 3520 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 529 15.28 % 869 25.11 % 1398 40.39 %
1 year 141 4.07 % 221 6.39 % 362 10.46 %
2 years 105 3.03 % 195 5.63 % 300 8.67 %
3 years 110 3.18 % 146 4.22 % 256 7.40 %
4 years 62 1.79 % 80 2.31 % 142 4.10 %
5+ years 476 13.75 % 527 15.23 % 1003 28.98 %
Total   1423 41.12 % 2038 58.88 % 3461 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 1244 35.45 % 1792 51.07 % 3036 86.52 %
No 205 5.84 % 268 7.64 % 473 13.48 %
Total   1449 41.29 % 2060 58.71 % 3509 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. 372 10.69 % 317 9.11 % 689 19.80 %
No, I have not participated in a formal discernment process. 1063 30.55 % 1728 49.66 % 2791 80.20 %
Total   1435 41.24 % 2045 58.76 % 3480 100%


I am exploring the following vocations and/or lifestyles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Sister 17 0.25 % 1684 24.98 % 1701 25.23 %
Brother 849 12.59 % 17 0.25 % 866 12.84 %
Deacon 398 5.90 % 52 0.77 % 450 6.67 %
Lay Ministry/Associate/Service Program 430 6.38 % 771 11.44 % 1201 17.81 %
Priest-Order 754 11.18 % 43 0.64 % 797 11.82 %
Priest-Diocesan 513 7.61 % 37 0.55 % 550 8.16 %
Secular Institute/Consecrated Life 400 5.93 % 676 10.03 % 1076 15.96 %
Other 45 0.67 % 56 0.83 % 101 1.50 %
Total   3406 50.52 % 3336 49.48 % 6742 100%


Are you free of debt?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Yes 1065 31.36 % 1460 42.99 % 2525 74.35 %
No 300 8.83 % 499 14.69 % 799 23.53 %
Other 28 0.82 % 44 1.30 % 72 2.12 %
Total   1393 41.02 % 2003 58.98 % 3396 100%


In what languages are you proficient?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
English 1320 25.88 % 1924 37.73 % 3244 63.61 %
Spanish 299 5.86 % 443 8.69 % 742 14.55 %
French 94 1.84 % 151 2.96 % 245 4.80 %
Portuguese 37 0.73 % 22 0.43 % 59 1.16 %
Italian 50 0.98 % 56 1.10 % 106 2.08 %
Amer. Sign Lang. 23 0.45 % 35 0.69 % 58 1.14 %
Arabic 18 0.35 % 14 0.27 % 32 0.63 %
Bangla 7 0.14 % 4 0.08 % 11 0.22 %
Chinese 21 0.41 % 24 0.47 % 45 0.88 %
Creole 6 0.12 % 7 0.14 % 13 0.25 %
Filipino 37 0.73 % 36 0.71 % 73 1.43 %
Flemish 3 0.06 % 5 0.10 % 8 0.16 %
German 36 0.71 % 53 1.04 % 89 1.75 %
Greek 11 0.22 % 8 0.16 % 19 0.37 %
Hmong 6 0.12 % 4 0.08 % 10 0.20 %
Hungarian 7 0.14 % 7 0.14 % 14 0.27 %
Japanese 16 0.31 % 14 0.27 % 30 0.59 %
Korean 12 0.24 % 14 0.27 % 26 0.51 %
Lithuanian 8 0.16 % 5 0.10 % 13 0.25 %
Polish 30 0.59 % 19 0.37 % 49 0.96 %
Russian 24 0.47 % 16 0.31 % 40 0.78 %
Tagalog 30 0.59 % 30 0.59 % 60 1.18 %
Vietnamese 13 0.25 % 14 0.27 % 27 0.53 %
Other 34 0.67 % 53 1.04 % 87 1.71 %
Total   2142 42.00 % 2958 58.00 % 5100 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 728 5.42 % 1053 7.84 % 1781 13.27 %
Preaching 562 4.19 % 371 2.76 % 933 6.95 %
Retreat work 583 4.34 % 975 7.26 % 1558 11.61 %
Parish 561 4.18 % 634 4.72 % 1195 8.90 %
Prison ministry 307 2.29 % 449 3.34 % 756 5.63 %
Prayer 653 4.86 % 945 7.04 % 1598 11.90 %
Youth/campus ministry 499 3.72 % 870 6.48 % 1369 10.20 %
Social Service 435 3.24 % 832 6.20 % 1267 9.44 %
Healthcare 286 2.13 % 669 4.98 % 955 7.11 %
Foreign missions 422 3.14 % 707 5.27 % 1129 8.41 %
Manual labor 380 2.83 % 435 3.24 % 815 6.07 %
Other 38 0.28 % 31 0.23 % 69 0.51 %
Total   5454 40.63 % 7971 59.37 % 13425 100%


I have received the following religious training:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Catholic school 651 25.72 % 972 38.40 % 1623 64.12 %
Theological school 126 4.98 % 97 3.83 % 223 8.81 %
CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) 184 7.27 % 287 11.34 % 471 18.61 %
Other 94 3.71 % 120 4.74 % 214 8.46 %
Total   1055 41.68 % 1476 58.32 % 2531 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 416 5.84 % 640 8.99 % 1056 14.83 %
Preaching 144 2.02 % 134 1.88 % 278 3.90 %
Retreat work 309 4.34 % 514 7.22 % 823 11.56 %
Parish 409 5.74 % 577 8.10 % 986 13.85 %
Prison ministry 52 0.73 % 53 0.74 % 105 1.47 %
Prayer 436 6.12 % 728 10.22 % 1164 16.35 %
Youth/campus ministry 373 5.24 % 637 8.95 % 1010 14.19 %
Social Service 222 3.12 % 293 4.12 % 515 7.23 %
Healthcare 97 1.36 % 253 3.55 % 350 4.92 %
Foreign missions 64 0.90 % 133 1.87 % 197 2.77 %
Manual labor 275 3.86 % 267 3.75 % 542 7.61 %
Other 49 0.69 % 45 0.63 % 94 1.32 %
Total   2846 39.97 % 4274 60.03 % 7120 100%


I have worked in the following areas:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Business 348 7.65 % 417 9.17 % 765 16.82 %
Education/Training 363 7.98 % 555 12.20 % 918 20.18 %
Healthcare 148 3.25 % 375 8.24 % 523 11.50 %
Nonprofit, social work 312 6.86 % 489 10.75 % 801 17.61 %
Technical, mechanical, electrical work 177 3.89 % 85 1.87 % 262 5.76 %
Law enforcement, military 70 1.54 % 61 1.34 % 131 2.88 %
Legal work 44 0.97 % 82 1.80 % 126 2.77 %
Ministry (religious) 92 2.02 % 126 2.77 % 218 4.79 %
Ministry (lay) 259 5.69 % 396 8.71 % 655 14.40 %
Other 62 1.36 % 88 1.93 % 150 3.30 %
Total   1875 41.22 % 2674 58.78 % 4549 100%