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I am a

Response Number of responses Percentage of total
Female 1721 57.65
Male 1264 42.35
Total 2985 100 %

My age

ResponseMen CountMen PercentWomen CountWomen PercentTotal countTotal Percent
17 or less 291 9.75 % 344 11.52 % 635 21.27 %
18 - 19 221 7.40 % 285 9.55 % 506 16.95 %
20 - 24 235 7.87 % 365 12.23 % 600 20.10 %
25 - 29 188 6.30 % 246 8.24 % 434 14.54 %
30 - 34 72 2.41 % 119 3.99 % 191 6.40 %
35 - 39 66 2.21 % 66 2.21 % 132 4.42 %
40 - 44 45 1.51 % 61 2.04 % 106 3.55 %
45 - 49 39 1.31 % 63 2.11 % 102 3.42 %
50 - 54 36 1.21 % 60 2.01 % 96 3.22 %
55 - 59 32 1.07 % 48 1.61 % 80 2.68 %
60+ 39 1.31 % 64 2.14 % 103 3.45 %
Total   1264 42.35 1721 57.65 2985 100%


My marital status is...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Single 1121 37.72 % 1496 50.34 % 2617 88.06 %
Married 71 2.39 % 66 2.22 % 137 4.61 %
Widowed 9 0.30 % 36 1.21 % 45 1.51 %
Divorced with annulment 43 1.45 % 56 1.88 % 99 3.33 %
Divorced without annulment 12 0.40 % 62 2.09 % 74 2.49 %
Total   1256 42.26 % 1716 57.74 % 2972 100 %


I am:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Roman Catholic 1058 35.65 % 1457 49.09 % 2515 84.74 %
Eastern Catholic 19 0.64 % 15 0.51 % 34 1.15 %
Becoming a Catholic 67 2.26 % 85 2.86 % 152 5.12 %
Not a Catholic 110 3.71 % 157 5.29 % 267 9.00 %
Total   1254 42.25 % 1714 57.75 % 2968 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 405 13.69 % 456 15.41 % 861 29.10 %
I have a high school diploma/secondary certificate or other equivalency (but no further formal educa 118 3.99 % 126 4.26 % 244 8.25 %
I am currently in college, university, or technical school (or have completed courses toward a degre 254 8.58 % 378 12.77 % 632 21.36 %
I have a university, college, or associate/technical degree. 471 15.92 % 751 25.38 % 1222 41.30 %
Total   1248 42.18 % 1711 57.82 % 2959 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 745 14.87 % 965 19.26 % 1710 34.13 %
Monastic 451 9.00 % 546 10.90 % 997 19.90 %
Cloistered/semi-cloistered 318 6.35 % 532 10.62 % 850 16.97 %
Missionary 516 10.30 % 937 18.70 % 1453 29.00 %
Total   2030 40.52 % 2980 59.48 % 5010 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) 798 26.21 % 1083 35.57 % 1881 61.77 %
Not worn 463 15.21 % 701 23.02 % 1164 38.23 %
Total   1261 41.41 % 1784 58.59 % 3045 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) 520 11.12 % 567 12.12 % 1087 23.24 %
in a group of 2 or 3 458 9.79 % 648 13.85 % 1106 23.64 %
in a group of 4 to 7 452 9.66 % 688 14.71 % 1140 24.37 %
in a group of 8 or more 516 11.03 % 829 17.72 % 1345 28.75 %
Total   1946 41.60 % 2732 58.40 % 4678 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 500 13.65 % 710 19.39 % 1210 33.04 %
daily 646 17.64 % 959 26.19 % 1605 43.83 %
several times a week 349 9.53 % 498 13.60 % 847 23.13 %
Total   1495 40.82 % 2167 59.18 % 3662 100 %


I am drawn to the following prayer styles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Rosary 730 8.61 % 1061 12.52 % 1791 21.14 %
Liturgy of the Hours 598 7.06 % 734 8.66 % 1332 15.72 %
Daily Mass 842 9.94 % 1196 14.11 % 2038 24.05 %
Eucharistic Adoration 709 8.37 % 1092 12.89 % 1801 21.25 %
Faith Sharing / Lectio Divina 576 6.80 % 936 11.05 % 1512 17.84 %
Total   3455 40.77 % 5019 59.23 % 8474 100 %


I pray...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
occasionally 291 10.16 % 336 11.73 % 627 21.89 %
once or twice a day 429 14.98 % 668 23.32 % 1097 38.30 %
more than two times a day 480 16.76 % 660 23.04 % 1140 39.80 %
Total   1200 41.90 % 1664 58.10 % 2864 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 429 15.30 % 686 24.46 % 1115 39.76 %
1 year 115 4.10 % 198 7.06 % 313 11.16 %
2 years 128 4.56 % 153 5.46 % 281 10.02 %
3 years 89 3.17 % 126 4.49 % 215 7.67 %
4 years 47 1.68 % 70 2.50 % 117 4.17 %
5+ years 364 12.98 % 399 14.23 % 763 27.21 %
Total   1172 41.80 % 1632 58.20 % 2804 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 987 34.79 % 1433 50.51 % 2420 85.30 %
No 196 6.91 % 221 7.79 % 417 14.70 %
Total   1183 41.70 % 1654 58.30 % 2837 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. 294 10.49 % 256 9.13 % 550 19.62 %
No, I have not participated in a formal discernment process. 875 31.22 % 1378 49.16 % 2253 80.38 %
Total   1169 41.71 % 1634 58.29 % 2803 100 %


I am exploring the following vocations and/or lifestyles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Sister 12 0.22 % 1340 24.99 % 1352 25.21 %
Brother 631 11.77 % 10 0.19 % 641 11.95 %
Deacon 324 6.04 % 25 0.47 % 349 6.51 %
Lay Ministry/Associate/Service Program 329 6.13 % 621 11.58 % 950 17.71 %
Priest-Order 612 11.41 % 16 0.30 % 628 11.71 %
Priest-Diocesan 423 7.89 % 14 0.26 % 437 8.15 %
Secular Institute/Consecrated Life 331 6.17 % 579 10.80 % 910 16.97 %
Other 42 0.78 % 54 1.01 % 96 1.79 %
Total   2704 50.42 % 2659 49.58 % 5363 100 %


Are you free of debt?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Yes 839 30.78 % 1159 42.52 % 1998 73.29 %
No 258 9.46 % 392 14.38 % 650 23.84 %
Other 30 1.10 % 48 1.76 % 78 2.86 %
Total   1127 41.34 % 1599 58.66 % 2726 100 %


In what languages are you proficient?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
English 1060 25.39 % 1475 35.33 % 2535 60.72 %
Spanish 280 6.71 % 424 10.16 % 704 16.86 %
French 87 2.08 % 121 2.90 % 208 4.98 %
Portuguese 33 0.79 % 23 0.55 % 56 1.34 %
Italian 46 1.10 % 43 1.03 % 89 2.13 %
Amer. Sign Lang. 13 0.31 % 32 0.77 % 45 1.08 %
Arabic 12 0.29 % 9 0.22 % 21 0.50 %
Bangla 4 0.10 % 4 0.10 % 8 0.19 %
Chinese 23 0.55 % 28 0.67 % 51 1.22 %
Creole 6 0.14 % 6 0.14 % 12 0.29 %
Filipino 22 0.53 % 24 0.57 % 46 1.10 %
Flemish 6 0.14 % 6 0.14 % 12 0.29 %
German 45 1.08 % 54 1.29 % 99 2.37 %
Greek 4 0.10 % 8 0.19 % 12 0.29 %
Hmong 4 0.10 % 3 0.07 % 7 0.17 %
Hungarian 7 0.17 % 3 0.07 % 10 0.24 %
Japanese 9 0.22 % 11 0.26 % 20 0.48 %
Korean 6 0.14 % 16 0.38 % 22 0.53 %
Lithuanian 4 0.10 % 6 0.14 % 10 0.24 %
Polish 13 0.31 % 14 0.34 % 27 0.65 %
Russian 13 0.31 % 13 0.31 % 26 0.62 %
Tagalog 19 0.46 % 21 0.50 % 40 0.96 %
Vietnamese 14 0.34 % 9 0.22 % 23 0.55 %
Other 33 0.79 % 59 1.41 % 92 2.20 %
Total   1763 42.23 % 2412 57.77 % 4175 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 589 5.52 % 840 7.87 % 1429 13.39 %
Preaching 454 4.26 % 343 3.21 % 797 7.47 %
Retreat work 437 4.10 % 791 7.41 % 1228 11.51 %
Parish 430 4.03 % 526 4.93 % 956 8.96 %
Prison ministry 248 2.32 % 324 3.04 % 572 5.36 %
Prayer 542 5.08 % 787 7.38 % 1329 12.46 %
Youth/campus ministry 363 3.40 % 716 6.71 % 1079 10.11 %
Social Service 330 3.09 % 627 5.88 % 957 8.97 %
Healthcare 211 1.98 % 499 4.68 % 710 6.65 %
Foreign missions 311 2.91 % 580 5.44 % 891 8.35 %
Manual labor 299 2.80 % 339 3.18 % 638 5.98 %
Other 34 0.32 % 49 0.46 % 83 0.78 %
Total   4248 39.82 % 6421 60.18 % 10669 100 %


I have received the following religious training:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Catholic school 543 26.79 % 758 37.40 % 1301 64.18 %
Theological school 81 4.00 % 97 4.79 % 178 8.78 %
CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) 110 5.43 % 217 10.71 % 327 16.13 %
Other 93 4.59 % 128 6.31 % 221 10.90 %
Total   827 40.80 % 1200 59.20 % 2027 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 315 5.68 % 461 8.32 % 776 14.00 %
Preaching 104 1.88 % 119 2.15 % 223 4.02 %
Retreat work 244 4.40 % 397 7.16 % 641 11.57 %
Parish 316 5.70 % 497 8.97 % 813 14.67 %
Prison ministry 45 0.81 % 40 0.72 % 85 1.53 %
Prayer 335 6.04 % 563 10.16 % 898 16.20 %
Youth/campus ministry 274 4.94 % 492 8.88 % 766 13.82 %
Social Service 155 2.80 % 258 4.66 % 413 7.45 %
Healthcare 93 1.68 % 165 2.98 % 258 4.66 %
Foreign missions 54 0.97 % 114 2.06 % 168 3.03 %
Manual labor 217 3.92 % 198 3.57 % 415 7.49 %
Other 35 0.63 % 51 0.92 % 86 1.55 %
Total   2187 39.46 % 3355 60.54 % 5542 100 %


I have worked in the following areas:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Business 277 7.84 % 311 8.81 % 588 16.65 %
Education/Training 285 8.07 % 452 12.80 % 737 20.87 %
Healthcare 107 3.03 % 277 7.84 % 384 10.88 %
Nonprofit, social work 206 5.83 % 400 11.33 % 606 17.16 %
Technical, mechanical, electrical work 150 4.25 % 64 1.81 % 214 6.06 %
Law enforcement, military 63 1.78 % 44 1.25 % 107 3.03 %
Legal work 45 1.27 % 50 1.42 % 95 2.69 %
Ministry (religious) 56 1.59 % 106 3.00 % 162 4.59 %
Ministry (lay) 203 5.75 % 300 8.50 % 503 14.25 %
Other 50 1.42 % 85 2.41 % 135 3.82 %
Total   1442 40.84 % 2089 59.16 % 3531 100 %