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I am a

Response Number of responses Percentage of total
Female 2187 60.50
Male 1428 39.50
Total 3615 100 %

My age

ResponseMen CountMen PercentWomen CountWomen PercentTotal countTotal Percent
17 or less 335 9.27 % 526 14.55 % 861 23.82 %
18 - 19 189 5.23 % 299 8.27 % 488 13.50 %
20 - 24 251 6.94 % 439 12.14 % 690 19.09 %
25 - 29 160 4.43 % 218 6.03 % 378 10.46 %
30 - 34 116 3.21 % 146 4.04 % 262 7.25 %
35 - 39 85 2.35 % 117 3.24 % 202 5.59 %
40 - 44 64 1.77 % 92 2.54 % 156 4.32 %
45 - 49 71 1.96 % 80 2.21 % 151 4.18 %
50 - 54 71 1.96 % 96 2.66 % 167 4.62 %
55 - 59 49 1.36 % 83 2.30 % 132 3.65 %
60+ 37 1.02 % 91 2.52 % 128 3.54 %
Total   1428 39.50 2187 60.50 3615 100%


My marital status is...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Single 1222 34.14 % 1842 51.47 % 3064 85.61 %
Married 101 2.82 % 101 2.82 % 202 5.64 %
Widowed 14 0.39 % 43 1.20 % 57 1.59 %
Divorced with annulment 45 1.26 % 105 2.93 % 150 4.19 %
Divorced without annulment 29 0.81 % 77 2.15 % 106 2.96 %
Total   1411 39.42 % 2168 60.58 % 3579 100%


I am:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Roman Catholic 1259 35.22 % 1868 52.25 % 3127 87.47 %
Eastern Catholic 21 0.59 % 19 0.53 % 40 1.12 %
Becoming a Catholic 53 1.48 % 97 2.71 % 150 4.20 %
Not a Catholic 76 2.13 % 182 5.09 % 258 7.22 %
Total   1409 39.41 % 2166 60.59 % 3575 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 420 11.81 % 608 17.10 % 1028 28.91 %
I have a high school diploma/secondary certificate or other equivalency (but no further formal educa 156 4.39 % 183 5.15 % 339 9.53 %
I am currently in college, university, or technical school (or have completed courses toward a degre 274 7.71 % 487 13.70 % 761 21.40 %
I have a university, college, or associate/technical degree. 549 15.44 % 879 24.72 % 1428 40.16 %
Total   1399 39.34 % 2157 60.66 % 3556 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 879 14.06 % 1184 18.94 % 2063 33.00 %
Monastic 571 9.13 % 717 11.47 % 1288 20.60 %
Cloistered/semi-cloistered 368 5.89 % 689 11.02 % 1057 16.91 %
Missionary 651 10.41 % 1193 19.08 % 1844 29.49 %
Total   2469 39.49 % 3783 60.51 % 6252 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) 955 25.83 % 1384 37.44 % 2339 63.27 %
Not worn 481 13.01 % 877 23.72 % 1358 36.73 %
Total   1436 38.84 % 2261 61.16 % 3697 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) 556 9.82 % 741 13.09 % 1297 22.91 %
in a group of 2 or 3 547 9.66 % 740 13.07 % 1287 22.73 %
in a group of 4 to 7 533 9.42 % 833 14.71 % 1366 24.13 %
in a group of 8 or more 609 10.76 % 1102 19.47 % 1711 30.22 %
Total   2245 39.66 % 3416 60.34 % 5661 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 555 12.52 % 865 19.52 % 1420 32.04 %
daily 764 17.24 % 1243 28.05 % 2007 45.28 %
several times a week 415 9.36 % 590 13.31 % 1005 22.68 %
Total   1734 39.12 % 2698 60.88 % 4432 100%


I am drawn to the following prayer styles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Rosary 794 7.82 % 1294 12.75 % 2088 20.57 %
Liturgy of the Hours 693 6.83 % 892 8.79 % 1585 15.62 %
Daily Mass 1017 10.02 % 1525 15.03 % 2542 25.05 %
Eucharistic Adoration 804 7.92 % 1327 13.08 % 2131 21.00 %
Faith Sharing / Lectio Divina 650 6.40 % 1153 11.36 % 1803 17.77 %
Total   3958 39.00 % 6191 61.00 % 10149 100%


I pray...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
occasionally 259 7.58 % 361 10.56 % 620 18.14 %
once or twice a day 500 14.63 % 955 27.95 % 1455 42.58 %
more than two times a day 570 16.68 % 772 22.59 % 1342 39.27 %
Total   1329 38.89 % 2088 61.11 % 3417 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 428 12.73 % 868 25.82 % 1296 38.55 %
1 year 132 3.93 % 258 7.67 % 390 11.60 %
2 years 148 4.40 % 187 5.56 % 335 9.96 %
3 years 114 3.39 % 136 4.05 % 250 7.44 %
4 years 70 2.08 % 75 2.23 % 145 4.31 %
5+ years 421 12.52 % 525 15.62 % 946 28.14 %
Total   1313 39.05 % 2049 60.95 % 3362 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 1118 32.92 % 1807 53.21 % 2925 86.13 %
No 202 5.95 % 269 7.92 % 471 13.87 %
Total   1320 38.87 % 2076 61.13 % 3396 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. 365 10.84 % 296 8.79 % 661 19.64 %
No, I have not participated in a formal discernment process. 945 28.07 % 1760 52.29 % 2705 80.36 %
Total   1310 38.92 % 2056 61.08 % 3366 100%


I am exploring the following vocations and/or lifestyles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Sister 9 0.14 % 1721 26.74 % 1730 26.88 %
Brother 739 11.48 % 10 0.16 % 749 11.64 %
Deacon 343 5.33 % 30 0.47 % 373 5.80 %
Lay Ministry/Associate/Service Program 351 5.45 % 762 11.84 % 1113 17.29 %
Priest-Order 740 11.50 % 21 0.33 % 761 11.82 %
Priest-Diocesan 534 8.30 % 19 0.30 % 553 8.59 %
Secular Institute/Consecrated Life 350 5.44 % 685 10.64 % 1035 16.08 %
Other 45 0.70 % 77 1.20 % 122 1.90 %
Total   3111 48.34 % 3325 51.66 % 6436 100%


I am a citizen of (or have permanent legal residency) in the following country:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
United States 1020 31.64 % 1631 50.59 % 2651 82.23 %
Canada 36 1.12 % 81 2.51 % 117 3.63 %
Ireland 39 1.21 % 31 0.96 % 70 2.17 %
United Kingdom 54 1.67 % 70 2.17 % 124 3.85 %
Italy 16 0.50 % 13 0.40 % 29 0.90 %
Other 90 2.79 % 143 4.44 % 233 7.23 %
Total   1255 38.93 % 1969 61.07 % 3224 100%


I currently live in...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
United States 1025 32.56 % 1635 51.94 % 2660 84.50 %
Canada 28 0.89 % 76 2.41 % 104 3.30 %
Ireland 22 0.70 % 19 0.60 % 41 1.30 %
United Kingdom 45 1.43 % 65 2.06 % 110 3.49 %
Italy 7 0.22 % 9 0.29 % 16 0.51 %
Other 84 2.67 % 133 4.22 % 217 6.89 %
Total   1211 38.47 % 1937 61.53 % 3148 100%


Are you free of debt?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Yes 910 27.13 % 1440 42.93 % 2350 70.07 %
No 355 10.58 % 547 16.31 % 902 26.89 %
Other 35 1.04 % 67 2.00 % 102 3.04 %
Total   1300 38.76 % 2054 61.24 % 3354 100%


In what languages are you proficient?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
English 1220 24.86 % 1924 39.21 % 3144 64.07 %
Spanish 282 5.75 % 441 8.99 % 723 14.73 %
French 82 1.67 % 156 3.18 % 238 4.85 %
Portuguese 13 0.26 % 33 0.67 % 46 0.94 %
Italian 43 0.88 % 51 1.04 % 94 1.92 %
Amer. Sign Lang. 11 0.22 % 33 0.67 % 44 0.90 %
Arabic 17 0.35 % 14 0.29 % 31 0.63 %
Bangla 3 0.06 % 3 0.06 % 6 0.12 %
Chinese 18 0.37 % 33 0.67 % 51 1.04 %
Creole 6 0.12 % 14 0.29 % 20 0.41 %
Filipino 23 0.47 % 35 0.71 % 58 1.18 %
Flemish 9 0.18 % 9 0.18 % 18 0.37 %
German 43 0.88 % 64 1.30 % 107 2.18 %
Greek 12 0.24 % 8 0.16 % 20 0.41 %
Hmong 3 0.06 % 4 0.08 % 7 0.14 %
Hungarian 2 0.04 % 5 0.10 % 7 0.14 %
Japanese 15 0.31 % 14 0.29 % 29 0.59 %
Korean 6 0.12 % 17 0.35 % 23 0.47 %
Lithuanian 3 0.06 % 4 0.08 % 7 0.14 %
Polish 19 0.39 % 24 0.49 % 43 0.88 %
Russian 16 0.33 % 12 0.24 % 28 0.57 %
Tagalog 19 0.39 % 23 0.47 % 42 0.86 %
Vietnamese 9 0.18 % 19 0.39 % 28 0.57 %
Other 41 0.84 % 52 1.06 % 93 1.90 %
Total   1915 39.03 % 2992 60.97 % 4907 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 685 5.03 % 1105 8.12 % 1790 13.15 %
Preaching 557 4.09 % 381 2.80 % 938 6.89 %
Retreat work 540 3.97 % 964 7.08 % 1504 11.05 %
Parish 560 4.11 % 659 4.84 % 1219 8.96 %
Prison ministry 313 2.30 % 427 3.14 % 740 5.44 %
Prayer 666 4.89 % 1022 7.51 % 1688 12.40 %
Youth/campus ministry 471 3.46 % 862 6.33 % 1333 9.79 %
Social Service 454 3.34 % 839 6.16 % 1293 9.50 %
Healthcare 284 2.09 % 647 4.75 % 931 6.84 %
Foreign missions 420 3.09 % 796 5.85 % 1216 8.93 %
Manual labor 388 2.85 % 471 3.46 % 859 6.31 %
Other 28 0.21 % 72 0.53 % 100 0.73 %
Total   5366 39.42 % 8245 60.58 % 13611 100%


I have received the following religious training:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Catholic school 628 24.96 % 942 37.44 % 1570 62.40 %
Theological school 122 4.85 % 90 3.58 % 212 8.43 %
CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) 192 7.63 % 308 12.24 % 500 19.87 %
Other 96 3.82 % 138 5.48 % 234 9.30 %
Total   1038 41.26 % 1478 58.74 % 2516 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 383 5.22 % 668 9.10 % 1051 14.31 %
Preaching 163 2.22 % 138 1.88 % 301 4.10 %
Retreat work 306 4.17 % 545 7.42 % 851 11.59 %
Parish 408 5.56 % 592 8.06 % 1000 13.62 %
Prison ministry 53 0.72 % 56 0.76 % 109 1.48 %
Prayer 463 6.30 % 754 10.27 % 1217 16.57 %
Youth/campus ministry 366 4.98 % 666 9.07 % 1032 14.05 %
Social Service 225 3.06 % 360 4.90 % 585 7.97 %
Healthcare 105 1.43 % 233 3.17 % 338 4.60 %
Foreign missions 70 0.95 % 143 1.95 % 213 2.90 %
Manual labor 274 3.73 % 257 3.50 % 531 7.23 %
Other 48 0.65 % 68 0.93 % 116 1.58 %
Total   2864 39.00 % 4480 61.00 % 7344 100%


I have worked in the following areas:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Business 332 7.31 % 412 9.07 % 744 16.39 %
Education/Training 324 7.14 % 591 13.02 % 915 20.15 %
Healthcare 142 3.13 % 343 7.56 % 485 10.68 %
Nonprofit, social work 273 6.01 % 486 10.70 % 759 16.72 %
Technical, mechanical, electrical work 168 3.70 % 92 2.03 % 260 5.73 %
Law enforcement, military 81 1.78 % 54 1.19 % 135 2.97 %
Legal work 52 1.15 % 82 1.81 % 134 2.95 %
Ministry (religious) 102 2.25 % 116 2.56 % 218 4.80 %
Ministry (lay) 301 6.63 % 437 9.63 % 738 16.26 %
Other 66 1.45 % 86 1.89 % 152 3.35 %
Total   1841 40.55 % 2699 59.45 % 4540 100%