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I am a

Response Number of responses Percentage of total
Female 2986 61.35
Male 1881 38.65
Total 4867 100 %

My age

ResponseMen CountMen PercentWomen CountWomen PercentTotal countTotal Percent
17 or less 343 7.05 % 553 11.36 % 896 18.41 %
18 - 19 291 5.98 % 416 8.55 % 707 14.53 %
20 - 24 320 6.57 % 649 13.33 % 969 19.91 %
25 - 29 235 4.83 % 342 7.03 % 577 11.86 %
30 - 34 150 3.08 % 213 4.38 % 363 7.46 %
35 - 39 119 2.45 % 170 3.49 % 289 5.94 %
40 - 44 107 2.20 % 148 3.04 % 255 5.24 %
45 - 49 93 1.91 % 111 2.28 % 204 4.19 %
50 - 54 84 1.73 % 145 2.98 % 229 4.71 %
55 - 59 73 1.50 % 119 2.45 % 192 3.94 %
60+ 66 1.36 % 120 2.47 % 186 3.82 %
Total   1881 38.65 2986 61.35 4867 100%


My marital status is...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Single 1599 33.07 % 2478 51.25 % 4077 84.32 %
Married 149 3.08 % 150 3.10 % 299 6.18 %
Widowed 22 0.46 % 60 1.24 % 82 1.70 %
Divorced with annulment 44 0.91 % 133 2.75 % 177 3.66 %
Divorced without annulment 52 1.08 % 148 3.06 % 200 4.14 %
Total   1866 38.59 % 2969 61.41 % 4835 100 %


I am:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Roman Catholic 1537 31.87 % 2384 49.43 % 3921 81.30 %
Eastern Catholic 23 0.48 % 33 0.68 % 56 1.16 %
Becoming a Catholic 110 2.28 % 177 3.67 % 287 5.95 %
Not a Catholic 190 3.94 % 369 7.65 % 559 11.59 %
Total   1860 38.57 % 2963 61.43 % 4823 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 505 10.52 % 704 14.67 % 1209 25.19 %
I have a high school diploma/secondary certificate or other equivalency (but no further formal educa 216 4.50 % 289 6.02 % 505 10.52 %
I am currently in college, university, or technical school (or have completed courses toward a degre 335 6.98 % 632 13.17 % 967 20.15 %
I have a university, college, or associate/technical degree. 792 16.50 % 1327 27.65 % 2119 44.15 %
Total   1848 38.50 % 2952 61.50 % 4800 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 1096 13.02 % 1638 19.46 % 2734 32.49 %
Monastic 768 9.13 % 998 11.86 % 1766 20.98 %
Cloistered/semi-cloistered 495 5.88 % 999 11.87 % 1494 17.75 %
Missionary 837 9.95 % 1585 18.83 % 2422 28.78 %
Total   3196 37.98 % 5220 62.02 % 8416 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) 1291 25.78 % 1972 39.38 % 3263 65.16 %
Not worn 624 12.46 % 1121 22.38 % 1745 34.84 %
Total   1915 38.24 % 3093 61.76 % 5008 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) 816 10.67 % 1069 13.98 % 1885 24.65 %
in a group of 2 or 3 728 9.52 % 1032 13.49 % 1760 23.01 %
in a group of 4 to 7 694 9.07 % 1115 14.58 % 1809 23.65 %
in a group of 8 or more 786 10.28 % 1408 18.41 % 2194 28.69 %
Total   3024 39.54 % 4624 60.46 % 7648 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 755 12.69 % 1197 20.12 % 1952 32.82 %
daily 970 16.31 % 1614 27.14 % 2584 43.44 %
several times a week 563 9.47 % 849 14.27 % 1412 23.74 %
Total   2288 38.47 % 3660 61.53 % 5948 100 %


I am drawn to the following prayer styles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Rosary 1105 7.95 % 1879 13.52 % 2984 21.47 %
Liturgy of the Hours 887 6.38 % 1280 9.21 % 2167 15.59 %
Daily Mass 1315 9.46 % 2057 14.80 % 3372 24.26 %
Eucharistic Adoration 1049 7.55 % 1856 13.36 % 2905 20.90 %
Faith Sharing / Lectio Divina 885 6.37 % 1584 11.40 % 2469 17.77 %
Total   5241 37.71 % 8656 62.29 % 13897 100 %


I pray...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
occasionally 412 9.00 % 621 13.56 % 1033 22.55 %
once or twice a day 639 13.95 % 1188 25.94 % 1827 39.89 %
more than two times a day 686 14.98 % 1034 22.58 % 1720 37.55 %
Total   1737 37.93 % 2843 62.07 % 4580 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 563 12.57 % 1122 25.06 % 1685 37.63 %
1 year 205 4.58 % 305 6.81 % 510 11.39 %
2 years 149 3.33 % 256 5.72 % 405 9.04 %
3 years 112 2.50 % 196 4.38 % 308 6.88 %
4 years 72 1.61 % 96 2.14 % 168 3.75 %
5+ years 600 13.40 % 802 17.91 % 1402 31.31 %
Total   1701 37.99 % 2777 62.01 % 4478 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 1390 30.52 % 2340 51.37 % 3730 81.89 %
No 340 7.46 % 485 10.65 % 825 18.11 %
Total   1730 37.98 % 2825 62.02 % 4555 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. 422 9.35 % 428 9.49 % 850 18.84 %
No, I have not participated in a formal discernment process. 1289 28.57 % 2372 52.58 % 3661 81.16 %
Total   1711 37.93 % 2800 62.07 % 4511 100 %


I am exploring the following vocations and/or lifestyles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Sister 14 0.16 % 2289 26.92 % 2303 27.08 %
Brother 926 10.89 % 15 0.18 % 941 11.07 %
Deacon 435 5.12 % 60 0.71 % 495 5.82 %
Lay Ministry/Associate/Service Program 462 5.43 % 946 11.12 % 1408 16.56 %
Priest-Order 942 11.08 % 58 0.68 % 1000 11.76 %
Priest-Diocesan 692 8.14 % 43 0.51 % 735 8.64 %
Secular Institute/Consecrated Life 479 5.63 % 1022 12.02 % 1501 17.65 %
Other 39 0.46 % 82 0.96 % 121 1.42 %
Total   3989 46.91 % 4515 53.09 % 8504 100 %


Are you free of debt?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Yes 1235 28.00 % 1933 43.82 % 3168 71.82 %
No 394 8.93 % 732 16.59 % 1126 25.53 %
Other 40 0.91 % 77 1.75 % 117 2.65 %
Total   1669 37.84 % 2742 62.16 % 4411 100 %


In what languages are you proficient?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
English 1520 23.52 % 2499 38.67 % 4019 62.19 %
Spanish 360 5.57 % 658 10.18 % 1018 15.75 %
French 133 2.06 % 220 3.40 % 353 5.46 %
Portuguese 52 0.80 % 36 0.56 % 88 1.36 %
Italian 80 1.24 % 83 1.28 % 163 2.52 %
Amer. Sign Lang. 13 0.20 % 48 0.74 % 61 0.94 %
Arabic 21 0.32 % 16 0.25 % 37 0.57 %
Bangla 3 0.05 % 1 0.02 % 4 0.06 %
Chinese 33 0.51 % 48 0.74 % 81 1.25 %
Creole 8 0.12 % 8 0.12 % 16 0.25 %
Filipino 19 0.29 % 50 0.77 % 69 1.07 %
Flemish 6 0.09 % 5 0.08 % 11 0.17 %
German 79 1.22 % 70 1.08 % 149 2.31 %
Greek 8 0.12 % 4 0.06 % 12 0.19 %
Hmong 3 0.05 % 2 0.03 % 5 0.08 %
Hungarian 3 0.05 % 6 0.09 % 9 0.14 %
Japanese 18 0.28 % 23 0.36 % 41 0.63 %
Korean 9 0.14 % 18 0.28 % 27 0.42 %
Lithuanian 5 0.08 % 2 0.03 % 7 0.11 %
Polish 22 0.34 % 23 0.36 % 45 0.70 %
Russian 20 0.31 % 29 0.45 % 49 0.76 %
Tagalog 21 0.32 % 30 0.46 % 51 0.79 %
Vietnamese 20 0.31 % 16 0.25 % 36 0.56 %
Other 42 0.65 % 69 1.07 % 111 1.72 %
Total   2498 38.66 % 3964 61.34 % 6462 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 875 4.97 % 1452 8.26 % 2327 13.23 %
Preaching 734 4.17 % 520 2.96 % 1254 7.13 %
Retreat work 633 3.60 % 1297 7.37 % 1930 10.97 %
Parish 700 3.98 % 874 4.97 % 1574 8.95 %
Prison ministry 412 2.34 % 589 3.35 % 1001 5.69 %
Prayer 832 4.73 % 1394 7.93 % 2226 12.66 %
Youth/campus ministry 549 3.12 % 1184 6.73 % 1733 9.85 %
Social Service 549 3.12 % 1152 6.55 % 1701 9.67 %
Healthcare 339 1.93 % 870 4.95 % 1209 6.87 %
Foreign missions 502 2.85 % 911 5.18 % 1413 8.03 %
Manual labor 507 2.88 % 606 3.45 % 1113 6.33 %
Other 47 0.27 % 60 0.34 % 107 0.61 %
Total   6679 37.97 % 10909 62.03 % 17588 100 %


I have received the following religious training:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Catholic school 745 24.18 % 1240 40.25 % 1985 64.43 %
Theological school 117 3.80 % 146 4.74 % 263 8.54 %
CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) 183 5.94 % 337 10.94 % 520 16.88 %
Other 115 3.73 % 198 6.43 % 313 10.16 %
Total   1160 37.65 % 1921 62.35 % 3081 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 441 5.24 % 810 9.62 % 1251 14.85 %
Preaching 167 1.98 % 168 1.99 % 335 3.98 %
Retreat work 286 3.40 % 620 7.36 % 906 10.76 %
Parish 442 5.25 % 760 9.02 % 1202 14.27 %
Prison ministry 55 0.65 % 51 0.61 % 106 1.26 %
Prayer 523 6.21 % 912 10.83 % 1435 17.03 %
Youth/campus ministry 370 4.39 % 788 9.35 % 1158 13.75 %
Social Service 273 3.24 % 425 5.05 % 698 8.29 %
Healthcare 112 1.33 % 253 3.00 % 365 4.33 %
Foreign missions 74 0.88 % 166 1.97 % 240 2.85 %
Manual labor 264 3.13 % 318 3.77 % 582 6.91 %
Other 58 0.69 % 88 1.04 % 146 1.73 %
Total   3065 36.38 % 5359 63.62 % 8424 100 %


I have worked in the following areas:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Business 416 7.27 % 547 9.56 % 963 16.83 %
Education/Training 442 7.73 % 834 14.58 % 1276 22.30 %
Healthcare 174 3.04 % 435 7.60 % 609 10.64 %
Nonprofit, social work 333 5.82 % 612 10.70 % 945 16.52 %
Technical, mechanical, electrical work 204 3.57 % 139 2.43 % 343 6.00 %
Law enforcement, military 104 1.82 % 63 1.10 % 167 2.92 %
Legal work 80 1.40 % 112 1.96 % 192 3.36 %
Ministry (religious) 97 1.70 % 142 2.48 % 239 4.18 %
Ministry (lay) 265 4.63 % 510 8.91 % 775 13.55 %
Other 84 1.47 % 128 2.24 % 212 3.71 %
Total   2199 38.44 % 3522 61.56 % 5721 100 %