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I am a

Response Number of responses Percentage of total
Female 1094 56.83
Male 831 43.17
Total 1925 100 %

My age

ResponseMen CountMen PercentWomen CountWomen PercentTotal countTotal Percent
17 or less 226 11.74 % 211 10.96 % 437 22.70 %
18 - 19 112 5.82 % 154 8.00 % 266 13.82 %
20 - 24 153 7.95 % 247 12.83 % 400 20.78 %
25 - 29 107 5.56 % 140 7.27 % 247 12.83 %
30 - 34 54 2.81 % 82 4.26 % 136 7.06 %
35 - 39 47 2.44 % 47 2.44 % 94 4.88 %
40 - 44 29 1.51 % 42 2.18 % 71 3.69 %
45 - 49 29 1.51 % 49 2.55 % 78 4.05 %
50 - 54 26 1.35 % 42 2.18 % 68 3.53 %
55 - 59 21 1.09 % 34 1.77 % 55 2.86 %
60+ 27 1.40 % 46 2.39 % 73 3.79 %
Total   831 43.17 1094 56.83 1925 100%


My marital status is...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Single 731 38.15 % 939 49.01 % 1670 87.16 %
Married 51 2.66 % 46 2.40 % 97 5.06 %
Widowed 6 0.31 % 25 1.30 % 31 1.62 %
Divorced with annulment 31 1.62 % 41 2.14 % 72 3.76 %
Divorced without annulment 7 0.37 % 39 2.04 % 46 2.40 %
Total   826 43.11 % 1090 56.89 % 1916 100%


I am:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Roman Catholic 695 36.31 % 933 48.75 % 1628 85.06 %
Eastern Catholic 7 0.37 % 8 0.42 % 15 0.78 %
Becoming a Catholic 50 2.61 % 58 3.03 % 108 5.64 %
Not a Catholic 73 3.81 % 90 4.70 % 163 8.52 %
Total   825 43.10 % 1089 56.90 % 1914 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 259 13.60 % 246 12.92 % 505 26.52 %
I have a high school diploma/secondary certificate or other equivalency (but no further formal educa 76 3.99 % 92 4.83 % 168 8.82 %
I am currently in college, university, or technical school (or have completed courses toward a degre 173 9.09 % 244 12.82 % 417 21.90 %
I have a university, college, or associate/technical degree. 312 16.39 % 502 26.37 % 814 42.75 %
Total   820 43.07 % 1084 56.93 % 1904 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 501 14.99 % 622 18.61 % 1123 33.60 %
Monastic 319 9.55 % 375 11.22 % 694 20.77 %
Cloistered/semi-cloistered 223 6.67 % 379 11.34 % 602 18.01 %
Missionary 340 10.17 % 583 17.44 % 923 27.62 %
Total   1383 41.38 % 1959 58.62 % 3342 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) 550 27.90 % 733 37.19 % 1283 65.09 %
Not worn 277 14.05 % 411 20.85 % 688 34.91 %
Total   827 41.96 % 1144 58.04 % 1971 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) 354 11.43 % 379 12.24 % 733 23.67 %
in a group of 2 or 3 311 10.04 % 407 13.14 % 718 23.18 %
in a group of 4 to 7 313 10.11 % 443 14.30 % 756 24.41 %
in a group of 8 or more 356 11.49 % 534 17.24 % 890 28.74 %
Total   1334 43.07 % 1763 56.93 % 3097 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 343 14.28 % 490 20.40 % 833 34.68 %
daily 441 18.36 % 603 25.10 % 1044 43.46 %
several times a week 219 9.12 % 306 12.74 % 525 21.86 %
Total   1003 41.76 % 1399 58.24 % 2402 100%


I am drawn to the following prayer styles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Rosary 492 8.70 % 694 12.28 % 1186 20.98 %
Liturgy of the Hours 411 7.27 % 494 8.74 % 905 16.01 %
Daily Mass 571 10.10 % 789 13.96 % 1360 24.06 %
Eucharistic Adoration 491 8.69 % 719 12.72 % 1210 21.41 %
Faith Sharing / Lectio Divina 385 6.81 % 606 10.72 % 991 17.53 %
Total   2350 41.58 % 3302 58.42 % 5652 100%


I pray...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
occasionally 155 8.39 % 183 9.91 % 338 18.30 %
once or twice a day 291 15.76 % 416 22.52 % 707 38.28 %
more than two times a day 341 18.46 % 461 24.96 % 802 43.42 %
Total   787 42.61 % 1060 57.39 % 1847 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 264 14.59 % 404 22.32 % 668 36.91 %
1 year 73 4.03 % 131 7.24 % 204 11.27 %
2 years 89 4.92 % 103 5.69 % 192 10.61 %
3 years 54 2.98 % 84 4.64 % 138 7.62 %
4 years 35 1.93 % 52 2.87 % 87 4.81 %
5+ years 252 13.92 % 269 14.86 % 521 28.78 %
Total   767 42.38 % 1043 57.62 % 1810 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 626 34.28 % 905 49.56 % 1531 83.84 %
No 150 8.21 % 145 7.94 % 295 16.16 %
Total   776 42.50 % 1050 57.50 % 1826 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. 189 10.48 % 161 8.93 % 350 19.41 %
No, I have not participated in a formal discernment process. 576 31.95 % 877 48.64 % 1453 80.59 %
Total   765 42.43 % 1038 57.57 % 1803 100%


I am exploring the following vocations and/or lifestyles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Sister 3 0.08 % 877 24.84 % 880 24.92 %
Brother 426 12.06 % 7 0.20 % 433 12.26 %
Deacon 211 5.98 % 14 0.40 % 225 6.37 %
Lay Ministry/Associate/Service Program 232 6.57 % 387 10.96 % 619 17.53 %
Priest-Order 403 11.41 % 7 0.20 % 410 11.61 %
Priest-Diocesan 272 7.70 % 7 0.20 % 279 7.90 %
Secular Institute/Consecrated Life 224 6.34 % 404 11.44 % 628 17.79 %
Other 26 0.74 % 31 0.88 % 57 1.61 %
Total   1797 50.89 % 1734 49.11 % 3531 100%


Are you free of debt?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Yes 556 31.74 % 714 40.75 % 1270 72.49 %
No 170 9.70 % 268 15.30 % 438 25.00 %
Other 18 1.03 % 26 1.48 % 44 2.51 %
Total   744 42.47 % 1008 57.53 % 1752 100%


In what languages are you proficient?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
English 702 25.65 % 926 33.83 % 1628 59.48 %
Spanish 193 7.05 % 269 9.83 % 462 16.88 %
French 65 2.37 % 78 2.85 % 143 5.22 %
Portuguese 25 0.91 % 19 0.69 % 44 1.61 %
Italian 35 1.28 % 30 1.10 % 65 2.37 %
Amer. Sign Lang. 10 0.37 % 22 0.80 % 32 1.17 %
Arabic 10 0.37 % 6 0.22 % 16 0.58 %
Bangla 4 0.15 % 3 0.11 % 7 0.26 %
Chinese 15 0.55 % 14 0.51 % 29 1.06 %
Creole 4 0.15 % 5 0.18 % 9 0.33 %
Filipino 17 0.62 % 16 0.58 % 33 1.21 %
Flemish 4 0.15 % 5 0.18 % 9 0.33 %
German 31 1.13 % 36 1.32 % 67 2.45 %
Greek 4 0.15 % 6 0.22 % 10 0.37 %
Hmong 4 0.15 % 2 0.07 % 6 0.22 %
Hungarian 5 0.18 % 2 0.07 % 7 0.26 %
Japanese 7 0.26 % 4 0.15 % 11 0.40 %
Korean 5 0.18 % 11 0.40 % 16 0.58 %
Lithuanian 4 0.15 % 4 0.15 % 8 0.29 %
Polish 12 0.44 % 10 0.37 % 22 0.80 %
Russian 10 0.37 % 7 0.26 % 17 0.62 %
Tagalog 12 0.44 % 13 0.47 % 25 0.91 %
Vietnamese 11 0.40 % 7 0.26 % 18 0.66 %
Other 21 0.77 % 32 1.17 % 53 1.94 %
Total   1210 44.21 % 1527 55.79 % 2737 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 399 5.75 % 526 7.58 % 925 13.33 %
Preaching 312 4.50 % 220 3.17 % 532 7.67 %
Retreat work 296 4.27 % 508 7.32 % 804 11.59 %
Parish 291 4.19 % 358 5.16 % 649 9.36 %
Prison ministry 162 2.34 % 192 2.77 % 354 5.10 %
Prayer 383 5.52 % 529 7.63 % 912 13.15 %
Youth/campus ministry 246 3.55 % 449 6.47 % 695 10.02 %
Social Service 225 3.24 % 376 5.42 % 601 8.66 %
Healthcare 136 1.96 % 309 4.45 % 445 6.41 %
Foreign missions 211 3.04 % 351 5.06 % 562 8.10 %
Manual labor 195 2.81 % 218 3.14 % 413 5.95 %
Other 19 0.27 % 26 0.37 % 45 0.65 %
Total   2875 41.44 % 4062 58.56 % 6937 100%


I have received the following religious training:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Catholic school 344 27.30 % 450 35.71 % 794 63.02 %
Theological school 56 4.44 % 67 5.32 % 123 9.76 %
CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) 71 5.63 % 137 10.87 % 208 16.51 %
Other 57 4.52 % 78 6.19 % 135 10.71 %
Total   528 41.90 % 732 58.10 % 1260 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 207 5.88 % 286 8.13 % 493 14.01 %
Preaching 74 2.10 % 78 2.22 % 152 4.32 %
Retreat work 159 4.52 % 214 6.08 % 373 10.60 %
Parish 211 6.00 % 306 8.70 % 517 14.69 %
Prison ministry 27 0.77 % 22 0.63 % 49 1.39 %
Prayer 236 6.71 % 359 10.20 % 595 16.91 %
Youth/campus ministry 183 5.20 % 302 8.58 % 485 13.78 %
Social Service 102 2.90 % 157 4.46 % 259 7.36 %
Healthcare 63 1.79 % 106 3.01 % 169 4.80 %
Foreign missions 35 0.99 % 72 2.05 % 107 3.04 %
Manual labor 142 4.04 % 128 3.64 % 270 7.67 %
Other 17 0.48 % 33 0.94 % 50 1.42 %
Total   1456 41.38 % 2063 58.62 % 3519 100%


I have worked in the following areas:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Business 169 7.39 % 191 8.35 % 360 15.74 %
Education/Training 190 8.31 % 311 13.60 % 501 21.91 %
Healthcare 71 3.10 % 187 8.18 % 258 11.28 %
Nonprofit, social work 133 5.82 % 240 10.49 % 373 16.31 %
Technical, mechanical, electrical work 104 4.55 % 44 1.92 % 148 6.47 %
Law enforcement, military 43 1.88 % 26 1.14 % 69 3.02 %
Legal work 30 1.31 % 31 1.36 % 61 2.67 %
Ministry (religious) 36 1.57 % 62 2.71 % 98 4.29 %
Ministry (lay) 137 5.99 % 195 8.53 % 332 14.52 %
Other 32 1.40 % 55 2.40 % 87 3.80 %
Total   945 41.32 % 1342 58.68 % 2287 100%