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I am a

Response Number of responses Percentage of total
Female 2374 57.92
Male 1725 42.08
Total 4099 100 %

My age

ResponseMen CountMen PercentWomen CountWomen PercentTotal countTotal Percent
17 or less 339 8.27 % 476 11.61 % 815 19.88 %
18 - 19 304 7.42 % 346 8.44 % 650 15.86 %
20 - 24 291 7.10 % 514 12.54 % 805 19.64 %
25 - 29 244 5.95 % 321 7.83 % 565 13.78 %
30 - 34 125 3.05 % 168 4.10 % 293 7.15 %
35 - 39 94 2.29 % 106 2.59 % 200 4.88 %
40 - 44 76 1.85 % 105 2.56 % 181 4.42 %
45 - 49 68 1.66 % 84 2.05 % 152 3.71 %
50 - 54 71 1.73 % 88 2.15 % 159 3.88 %
55 - 59 64 1.56 % 79 1.93 % 143 3.49 %
60+ 49 1.20 % 87 2.12 % 136 3.32 %
Total   1725 42.08 2374 57.92 4099 100%


My marital status is...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Single 1509 37.07 % 2034 49.96 % 3543 87.03 %
Married 102 2.51 % 103 2.53 % 205 5.04 %
Widowed 19 0.47 % 58 1.42 % 77 1.89 %
Divorced with annulment 50 1.23 % 94 2.31 % 144 3.54 %
Divorced without annulment 31 0.76 % 71 1.74 % 102 2.51 %
Total   1711 42.03 % 2360 57.97 % 4071 100%


I am:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Roman Catholic 1532 37.66 % 2035 50.02 % 3567 87.68 %
Eastern Catholic 16 0.39 % 24 0.59 % 40 0.98 %
Becoming a Catholic 78 1.92 % 116 2.85 % 194 4.77 %
Not a Catholic 84 2.06 % 183 4.50 % 267 6.56 %
Total   1710 42.04 % 2358 57.96 % 4068 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 523 12.90 % 567 13.98 % 1090 26.88 %
I have a high school diploma/secondary certificate or other equivalency (but no further formal educa 169 4.17 % 180 4.44 % 349 8.61 %
I am currently in college, university, or technical school (or have completed courses toward a degre 297 7.32 % 525 12.95 % 822 20.27 %
I have a university, college, or associate/technical degree. 716 17.66 % 1078 26.58 % 1794 44.24 %
Total   1705 42.05 % 2350 57.95 % 4055 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 1056 14.81 % 1368 19.19 % 2424 34.00 %
Monastic 660 9.26 % 784 11.00 % 1444 20.25 %
Cloistered/semi-cloistered 430 6.03 % 728 10.21 % 1158 16.24 %
Missionary 792 11.11 % 1312 18.40 % 2104 29.51 %
Total   2938 41.21 % 4192 58.79 % 7130 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) 1123 26.66 % 1478 35.09 % 2601 61.75 %
Not worn 622 14.77 % 989 23.48 % 1611 38.25 %
Total   1745 41.43 % 2467 58.57 % 4212 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) 682 10.58 % 772 11.97 % 1454 22.55 %
in a group of 2 or 3 655 10.16 % 836 12.96 % 1491 23.12 %
in a group of 4 to 7 659 10.22 % 919 14.25 % 1578 24.47 %
in a group of 8 or more 725 11.24 % 1201 18.62 % 1926 29.87 %
Total   2721 42.19 % 3728 57.81 % 6449 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 648 13.02 % 924 18.56 % 1572 31.58 %
daily 898 18.04 % 1266 25.43 % 2164 43.47 %
several times a week 542 10.89 % 700 14.06 % 1242 24.95 %
Total   2088 41.94 % 2890 58.06 % 4978 100%


I am drawn to the following prayer styles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Rosary 975 8.41 % 1415 12.21 % 2390 20.62 %
Liturgy of the Hours 818 7.06 % 980 8.46 % 1798 15.51 %
Daily Mass 1184 10.22 % 1635 14.11 % 2819 24.32 %
Eucharistic Adoration 965 8.33 % 1476 12.74 % 2441 21.06 %
Faith Sharing / Lectio Divina 842 7.26 % 1300 11.22 % 2142 18.48 %
Total   4784 41.28 % 6806 58.72 % 11590 100%


I pray...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
occasionally 392 10.03 % 494 12.64 % 886 22.67 %
once or twice a day 620 15.86 % 981 25.10 % 1601 40.97 %
more than two times a day 622 15.92 % 799 20.45 % 1421 36.36 %
Total   1634 41.81 % 2274 58.19 % 3908 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 553 14.37 % 917 23.84 % 1470 38.21 %
1 year 169 4.39 % 257 6.68 % 426 11.07 %
2 years 127 3.30 % 222 5.77 % 349 9.07 %
3 years 119 3.09 % 166 4.32 % 285 7.41 %
4 years 76 1.98 % 97 2.52 % 173 4.50 %
5+ years 561 14.58 % 583 15.15 % 1144 29.74 %
Total   1605 41.72 % 2242 58.28 % 3847 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 1401 36.01 % 1965 50.50 % 3366 86.51 %
No 228 5.86 % 297 7.63 % 525 13.49 %
Total   1629 41.87 % 2262 58.13 % 3891 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. 449 11.62 % 362 9.37 % 811 20.99 %
No, I have not participated in a formal discernment process. 1169 30.25 % 1884 48.76 % 3053 79.01 %
Total   1618 41.87 % 2246 58.13 % 3864 100%


I am exploring the following vocations and/or lifestyles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Sister 18 0.24 % 1848 24.55 % 1866 24.78 %
Brother 947 12.58 % 18 0.24 % 965 12.82 %
Deacon 441 5.86 % 57 0.76 % 498 6.61 %
Lay Ministry/Associate/Service Program 483 6.42 % 830 11.02 % 1313 17.44 %
Priest-Order 874 11.61 % 45 0.60 % 919 12.21 %
Priest-Diocesan 599 7.96 % 39 0.52 % 638 8.47 %
Secular Institute/Consecrated Life 454 6.03 % 768 10.20 % 1222 16.23 %
Other 49 0.65 % 59 0.78 % 108 1.43 %
Total   3865 51.33 % 3664 48.67 % 7529 100%


Are you free of debt?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Yes 1202 31.81 % 1604 42.45 % 2806 74.25 %
No 340 9.00 % 551 14.58 % 891 23.58 %
Other 33 0.87 % 49 1.30 % 82 2.17 %
Total   1575 41.68 % 2204 58.32 % 3779 100%


In what languages are you proficient?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
English 1456 25.61 % 2077 36.53 % 3533 62.14 %
Spanish 383 6.74 % 538 9.46 % 921 16.20 %
French 107 1.88 % 164 2.88 % 271 4.77 %
Portuguese 39 0.69 % 28 0.49 % 67 1.18 %
Italian 58 1.02 % 65 1.14 % 123 2.16 %
Amer. Sign Lang. 23 0.40 % 38 0.67 % 61 1.07 %
Arabic 18 0.32 % 14 0.25 % 32 0.56 %
Bangla 8 0.14 % 4 0.07 % 12 0.21 %
Chinese 22 0.39 % 28 0.49 % 50 0.88 %
Creole 6 0.11 % 8 0.14 % 14 0.25 %
Filipino 39 0.69 % 38 0.67 % 77 1.35 %
Flemish 3 0.05 % 6 0.11 % 9 0.16 %
German 43 0.76 % 58 1.02 % 101 1.78 %
Greek 11 0.19 % 9 0.16 % 20 0.35 %
Hmong 6 0.11 % 4 0.07 % 10 0.18 %
Hungarian 8 0.14 % 7 0.12 % 15 0.26 %
Japanese 17 0.30 % 17 0.30 % 34 0.60 %
Korean 12 0.21 % 15 0.26 % 27 0.47 %
Lithuanian 8 0.14 % 5 0.09 % 13 0.23 %
Polish 34 0.60 % 22 0.39 % 56 0.98 %
Russian 25 0.44 % 17 0.30 % 42 0.74 %
Tagalog 32 0.56 % 34 0.60 % 66 1.16 %
Vietnamese 15 0.26 % 16 0.28 % 31 0.55 %
Other 42 0.74 % 59 1.04 % 101 1.78 %
Total   2415 42.47 % 3271 57.53 % 5686 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 841 5.52 % 1170 7.67 % 2011 13.19 %
Preaching 666 4.37 % 442 2.90 % 1108 7.27 %
Retreat work 678 4.45 % 1081 7.09 % 1759 11.54 %
Parish 674 4.42 % 695 4.56 % 1369 8.98 %
Prison ministry 354 2.32 % 486 3.19 % 840 5.51 %
Prayer 753 4.94 % 1068 7.00 % 1821 11.94 %
Youth/campus ministry 593 3.89 % 974 6.39 % 1567 10.28 %
Social Service 504 3.31 % 922 6.05 % 1426 9.35 %
Healthcare 329 2.16 % 731 4.79 % 1060 6.95 %
Foreign missions 509 3.34 % 796 5.22 % 1305 8.56 %
Manual labor 428 2.81 % 479 3.14 % 907 5.95 %
Other 42 0.28 % 32 0.21 % 74 0.49 %
Total   6371 41.79 % 8876 58.21 % 15247 100%


I have received the following religious training:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Catholic school 734 26.07 % 1066 37.86 % 1800 63.92 %
Theological school 143 5.08 % 107 3.80 % 250 8.88 %
CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) 211 7.49 % 316 11.22 % 527 18.71 %
Other 104 3.69 % 135 4.79 % 239 8.49 %
Total   1192 42.33 % 1624 57.67 % 2816 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 479 5.90 % 694 8.55 % 1173 14.45 %
Preaching 182 2.24 % 166 2.05 % 348 4.29 %
Retreat work 354 4.36 % 575 7.09 % 929 11.45 %
Parish 506 6.24 % 648 7.99 % 1154 14.22 %
Prison ministry 59 0.73 % 58 0.71 % 117 1.44 %
Prayer 507 6.25 % 811 9.99 % 1318 16.24 %
Youth/campus ministry 438 5.40 % 718 8.85 % 1156 14.25 %
Social Service 272 3.35 % 341 4.20 % 613 7.55 %
Healthcare 111 1.37 % 277 3.41 % 388 4.78 %
Foreign missions 75 0.92 % 152 1.87 % 227 2.80 %
Manual labor 295 3.64 % 293 3.61 % 588 7.25 %
Other 53 0.65 % 51 0.63 % 104 1.28 %
Total   3331 41.05 % 4784 58.95 % 8115 100%


I have worked in the following areas:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Business 409 7.91 % 460 8.89 % 869 16.80 %
Education/Training 427 8.26 % 628 12.14 % 1055 20.40 %
Healthcare 166 3.21 % 411 7.95 % 577 11.16 %
Nonprofit, social work 365 7.06 % 542 10.48 % 907 17.54 %
Technical, mechanical, electrical work 200 3.87 % 95 1.84 % 295 5.70 %
Law enforcement, military 77 1.49 % 63 1.22 % 140 2.71 %
Legal work 62 1.20 % 95 1.84 % 157 3.04 %
Ministry (religious) 109 2.11 % 139 2.69 % 248 4.80 %
Ministry (lay) 307 5.94 % 445 8.60 % 752 14.54 %
Other 73 1.41 % 99 1.91 % 172 3.33 %
Total   2195 42.44 % 2977 57.56 % 5172 100%