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I am a

Response Number of responses Percentage of total
Female 1380 61.28
Male 872 38.72
Total 2252 100 %

My age

ResponseMen CountMen PercentWomen CountWomen PercentTotal countTotal Percent
17 or less 135 5.99 % 227 10.08 % 362 16.07 %
18 - 19 129 5.73 % 175 7.77 % 304 13.50 %
20 - 24 146 6.48 % 333 14.79 % 479 21.27 %
25 - 29 133 5.91 % 190 8.44 % 323 14.34 %
30 - 34 81 3.60 % 108 4.80 % 189 8.39 %
35 - 39 54 2.40 % 55 2.44 % 109 4.84 %
40 - 44 42 1.87 % 68 3.02 % 110 4.88 %
45 - 49 36 1.60 % 58 2.58 % 94 4.17 %
50 - 54 49 2.18 % 58 2.58 % 107 4.75 %
55 - 59 44 1.95 % 52 2.31 % 96 4.26 %
60+ 23 1.02 % 56 2.49 % 79 3.51 %
Total   872 38.72 1380 61.28 2252 100%


My marital status is...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Single 745 33.35 % 1153 51.61 % 1898 84.96 %
Married 55 2.46 % 61 2.73 % 116 5.19 %
Widowed 10 0.45 % 38 1.70 % 48 2.15 %
Divorced with annulment 30 1.34 % 67 3.00 % 97 4.34 %
Divorced without annulment 24 1.07 % 51 2.28 % 75 3.36 %
Total   864 38.68 % 1370 61.33 % 2234 100%


I am:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Roman Catholic 774 34.68 % 1187 53.18 % 1961 87.86 %
Eastern Catholic 7 0.31 % 13 0.58 % 20 0.90 %
Becoming a Catholic 48 2.15 % 75 3.36 % 123 5.51 %
Not a Catholic 33 1.48 % 95 4.26 % 128 5.73 %
Total   862 38.62 % 1370 61.38 % 2232 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 219 9.84 % 249 11.19 % 468 21.03 %
I have a high school diploma/secondary certificate or other equivalency (but no further formal educa 86 3.87 % 111 4.99 % 197 8.85 %
I am currently in college, university, or technical school (or have completed courses toward a degre 142 6.38 % 309 13.89 % 451 20.27 %
I have a university, college, or associate/technical degree. 413 18.56 % 696 31.28 % 1109 49.84 %
Total   860 38.65 % 1365 61.35 % 2225 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 539 13.35 % 804 19.92 % 1343 33.27 %
Monastic 376 9.31 % 479 11.87 % 855 21.18 %
Cloistered/semi-cloistered 227 5.62 % 447 11.07 % 674 16.70 %
Missionary 416 10.30 % 749 18.55 % 1165 28.86 %
Total   1558 38.59 % 2479 61.41 % 4037 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) 586 25.26 % 887 38.23 % 1473 63.49 %
Not worn 309 13.32 % 538 23.19 % 847 36.51 %
Total   895 38.58 % 1425 61.42 % 2320 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) 375 10.33 % 447 12.31 % 822 22.64 %
in a group of 2 or 3 332 9.15 % 467 12.87 % 799 22.01 %
in a group of 4 to 7 349 9.61 % 562 15.48 % 911 25.10 %
in a group of 8 or more 370 10.19 % 728 20.06 % 1098 30.25 %
Total   1426 39.28 % 2204 60.72 % 3630 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 358 12.66 % 567 20.06 % 925 32.72 %
daily 469 16.59 % 758 26.81 % 1227 43.40 %
several times a week 282 9.98 % 393 13.90 % 675 23.88 %
Total   1109 39.23 % 1718 60.77 % 2827 100%


I am drawn to the following prayer styles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Rosary 495 7.57 % 839 12.83 % 1334 20.40 %
Liturgy of the Hours 433 6.62 % 614 9.39 % 1047 16.01 %
Daily Mass 610 9.33 % 973 14.88 % 1583 24.20 %
Eucharistic Adoration 488 7.46 % 868 13.27 % 1356 20.73 %
Faith Sharing / Lectio Divina 436 6.67 % 784 11.99 % 1220 18.65 %
Total   2462 37.65 % 4078 62.35 % 6540 100%


I pray...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
occasionally 180 8.39 % 265 12.35 % 445 20.74 %
once or twice a day 287 13.37 % 551 25.68 % 838 39.05 %
more than two times a day 356 16.59 % 507 23.63 % 863 40.21 %
Total   823 38.35 % 1323 61.65 % 2146 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 239 11.28 % 469 22.13 % 708 33.41 %
1 year 87 4.11 % 153 7.22 % 240 11.33 %
2 years 72 3.40 % 142 6.70 % 214 10.10 %
3 years 64 3.02 % 104 4.91 % 168 7.93 %
4 years 43 2.03 % 57 2.69 % 100 4.72 %
5+ years 306 14.44 % 383 18.07 % 689 32.52 %
Total   811 38.27 % 1308 61.73 % 2119 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 695 32.57 % 1139 53.37 % 1834 85.94 %
No 125 5.86 % 175 8.20 % 300 14.06 %
Total   820 38.43 % 1314 61.57 % 2134 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. 235 11.07 % 233 10.97 % 468 22.04 %
No, I have not participated in a formal discernment process. 579 27.27 % 1076 50.68 % 1655 77.96 %
Total   814 38.34 % 1309 61.66 % 2123 100%


I am exploring the following vocations and/or lifestyles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Sister 7 0.17 % 1138 26.99 % 1145 27.16 %
Brother 487 11.55 % 11 0.26 % 498 11.81 %
Deacon 223 5.29 % 36 0.85 % 259 6.14 %
Lay Ministry/Associate/Service Program 242 5.74 % 474 11.24 % 716 16.98 %
Priest-Order 457 10.84 % 29 0.69 % 486 11.53 %
Priest-Diocesan 314 7.45 % 24 0.57 % 338 8.02 %
Secular Institute/Consecrated Life 243 5.76 % 445 10.55 % 688 16.32 %
Other 32 0.76 % 54 1.28 % 86 2.04 %
Total   2005 47.56 % 2211 52.44 % 4216 100%


Are you free of debt?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Yes 587 28.37 % 914 44.18 % 1501 72.55 %
No 192 9.28 % 334 16.14 % 526 25.42 %
Other 13 0.63 % 29 1.40 % 42 2.03 %
Total   792 38.28 % 1277 61.72 % 2069 100%


In what languages are you proficient?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
English 756 24.64 % 1231 40.12 % 1987 64.77 %
Spanish 156 5.08 % 278 9.06 % 434 14.15 %
French 49 1.60 % 108 3.52 % 157 5.12 %
Portuguese 21 0.68 % 11 0.36 % 32 1.04 %
Italian 25 0.81 % 35 1.14 % 60 1.96 %
Amer. Sign Lang. 12 0.39 % 22 0.72 % 34 1.11 %
Arabic 9 0.29 % 7 0.23 % 16 0.52 %
Bangla 4 0.13 % 2 0.07 % 6 0.20 %
Chinese 13 0.42 % 16 0.52 % 29 0.95 %
Creole 4 0.13 % 3 0.10 % 7 0.23 %
Filipino 18 0.59 % 18 0.59 % 36 1.17 %
Flemish 1 0.03 % 3 0.10 % 4 0.13 %
German 20 0.65 % 34 1.11 % 54 1.76 %
Greek 5 0.16 % 4 0.13 % 9 0.29 %
Hmong 4 0.13 % 2 0.07 % 6 0.20 %
Hungarian 3 0.10 % 4 0.13 % 7 0.23 %
Japanese 7 0.23 % 8 0.26 % 15 0.49 %
Korean 8 0.26 % 8 0.26 % 16 0.52 %
Lithuanian 3 0.10 % 3 0.10 % 6 0.20 %
Polish 14 0.46 % 14 0.46 % 28 0.91 %
Russian 11 0.36 % 12 0.39 % 23 0.75 %
Tagalog 14 0.46 % 20 0.65 % 34 1.11 %
Vietnamese 7 0.23 % 9 0.29 % 16 0.52 %
Other 18 0.59 % 34 1.11 % 52 1.69 %
Total   1182 38.53 % 1886 61.47 % 3068 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 435 5.07 % 680 7.93 % 1115 13.00 %
Preaching 337 3.93 % 239 2.79 % 576 6.72 %
Retreat work 347 4.05 % 639 7.45 % 986 11.50 %
Parish 334 3.90 % 425 4.96 % 759 8.85 %
Prison ministry 204 2.38 % 316 3.69 % 520 6.06 %
Prayer 402 4.69 % 646 7.53 % 1048 12.22 %
Youth/campus ministry 309 3.60 % 555 6.47 % 864 10.08 %
Social Service 261 3.04 % 559 6.52 % 820 9.56 %
Healthcare 172 2.01 % 431 5.03 % 603 7.03 %
Foreign missions 260 3.03 % 462 5.39 % 722 8.42 %
Manual labor 221 2.58 % 292 3.41 % 513 5.98 %
Other 25 0.29 % 24 0.28 % 49 0.57 %
Total   3307 38.57 % 5268 61.43 % 8575 100%


I have received the following religious training:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Catholic school 328 22.03 % 592 39.76 % 920 61.79 %
Theological school 71 4.77 % 66 4.43 % 137 9.20 %
CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) 113 7.59 % 182 12.22 % 295 19.81 %
Other 57 3.83 % 80 5.37 % 137 9.20 %
Total   569 38.21 % 920 61.79 % 1489 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 241 5.39 % 413 9.24 % 654 14.63 %
Preaching 96 2.15 % 84 1.88 % 180 4.03 %
Retreat work 172 3.85 % 324 7.25 % 496 11.09 %
Parish 246 5.50 % 365 8.16 % 611 13.67 %
Prison ministry 36 0.81 % 41 0.92 % 77 1.72 %
Prayer 260 5.82 % 480 10.74 % 740 16.55 %
Youth/campus ministry 223 4.99 % 407 9.10 % 630 14.09 %
Social Service 136 3.04 % 193 4.32 % 329 7.36 %
Healthcare 56 1.25 % 180 4.03 % 236 5.28 %
Foreign missions 34 0.76 % 93 2.08 % 127 2.84 %
Manual labor 152 3.40 % 182 4.07 % 334 7.47 %
Other 27 0.60 % 30 0.67 % 57 1.27 %
Total   1679 37.55 % 2792 62.45 % 4471 100%


I have worked in the following areas:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Business 207 7.11 % 259 8.90 % 466 16.01 %
Education/Training 213 7.32 % 368 12.65 % 581 19.97 %
Healthcare 89 3.06 % 261 8.97 % 350 12.03 %
Nonprofit, social work 178 6.12 % 323 11.10 % 501 17.22 %
Technical, mechanical, electrical work 109 3.75 % 63 2.16 % 172 5.91 %
Law enforcement, military 48 1.65 % 41 1.41 % 89 3.06 %
Legal work 24 0.82 % 60 2.06 % 84 2.89 %
Ministry (religious) 52 1.79 % 80 2.75 % 132 4.54 %
Ministry (lay) 159 5.46 % 267 9.18 % 426 14.64 %
Other 48 1.65 % 61 2.10 % 109 3.75 %
Total   1127 38.73 % 1783 61.27 % 2910 100%