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I am a

Response Number of responses Percentage of total
Female 1233 60.00
Male 822 40.00
Total 2055 100 %

My age

ResponseMen CountMen PercentWomen CountWomen PercentTotal countTotal Percent
17 or less 197 9.59 % 282 13.72 % 479 23.31 %
18 - 19 113 5.50 % 181 8.81 % 294 14.31 %
20 - 24 148 7.20 % 257 12.51 % 405 19.71 %
25 - 29 85 4.14 % 112 5.45 % 197 9.59 %
30 - 34 66 3.21 % 90 4.38 % 156 7.59 %
35 - 39 40 1.95 % 55 2.68 % 95 4.62 %
40 - 44 39 1.90 % 48 2.34 % 87 4.23 %
45 - 49 40 1.95 % 49 2.38 % 89 4.33 %
50 - 54 41 2.00 % 57 2.77 % 98 4.77 %
55 - 59 31 1.51 % 51 2.48 % 82 3.99 %
60+ 22 1.07 % 51 2.48 % 73 3.55 %
Total   822 40.00 1233 60.00 2055 100%


My marital status is...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Single 709 34.74 % 1033 50.61 % 1742 85.35 %
Married 57 2.79 % 60 2.94 % 117 5.73 %
Widowed 7 0.34 % 19 0.93 % 26 1.27 %
Divorced with annulment 23 1.13 % 65 3.18 % 88 4.31 %
Divorced without annulment 16 0.78 % 52 2.55 % 68 3.33 %
Total   812 39.78 % 1229 60.22 % 2041 100%


I am:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Roman Catholic 728 35.72 % 1061 52.06 % 1789 87.78 %
Eastern Catholic 12 0.59 % 10 0.49 % 22 1.08 %
Becoming a Catholic 25 1.23 % 59 2.89 % 84 4.12 %
Not a Catholic 47 2.31 % 96 4.71 % 143 7.02 %
Total   812 39.84 % 1226 60.16 % 2038 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 248 12.27 % 332 16.43 % 580 28.70 %
I have a high school diploma/secondary certificate or other equivalency (but no further formal educa 84 4.16 % 106 5.24 % 190 9.40 %
I am currently in college, university, or technical school (or have completed courses toward a degre 160 7.92 % 298 14.75 % 458 22.66 %
I have a university, college, or associate/technical degree. 310 15.34 % 483 23.90 % 793 39.24 %
Total   802 39.68 % 1219 60.32 % 2021 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 526 14.81 % 681 19.17 % 1207 33.98 %
Monastic 323 9.09 % 390 10.98 % 713 20.07 %
Cloistered/semi-cloistered 205 5.77 % 383 10.78 % 588 16.55 %
Missionary 385 10.84 % 659 18.55 % 1044 29.39 %
Total   1439 40.51 % 2113 59.49 % 3552 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) 553 26.30 % 796 37.85 % 1349 64.15 %
Not worn 267 12.70 % 487 23.16 % 754 35.85 %
Total   820 38.99 % 1283 61.01 % 2103 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) 318 10.02 % 399 12.57 % 717 22.59 %
in a group of 2 or 3 311 9.80 % 424 13.36 % 735 23.16 %
in a group of 4 to 7 287 9.04 % 461 14.52 % 748 23.57 %
in a group of 8 or more 340 10.71 % 634 19.97 % 974 30.69 %
Total   1256 39.57 % 1918 60.43 % 3174 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 323 13.08 % 489 19.81 % 812 32.89 %
daily 418 16.93 % 688 27.87 % 1106 44.80 %
several times a week 215 8.71 % 336 13.61 % 551 22.32 %
Total   956 38.72 % 1513 61.28 % 2469 100%


I am drawn to the following prayer styles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Rosary 462 7.99 % 739 12.79 % 1201 20.78 %
Liturgy of the Hours 412 7.13 % 496 8.58 % 908 15.71 %
Daily Mass 587 10.16 % 857 14.83 % 1444 24.99 %
Eucharistic Adoration 468 8.10 % 761 13.17 % 1229 21.27 %
Faith Sharing / Lectio Divina 375 6.49 % 622 10.76 % 997 17.25 %
Total   2304 39.87 % 3475 60.13 % 5779 100%


I pray...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
occasionally 141 7.30 % 209 10.82 % 350 18.13 %
once or twice a day 294 15.23 % 506 26.20 % 800 41.43 %
more than two times a day 325 16.83 % 456 23.61 % 781 40.45 %
Total   760 39.36 % 1171 60.64 % 1931 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 238 12.47 % 498 26.10 % 736 38.57 %
1 year 77 4.04 % 127 6.66 % 204 10.69 %
2 years 85 4.45 % 115 6.03 % 200 10.48 %
3 years 58 3.04 % 78 4.09 % 136 7.13 %
4 years 42 2.20 % 42 2.20 % 84 4.40 %
5+ years 252 13.21 % 296 15.51 % 548 28.72 %
Total   752 39.41 % 1156 60.59 % 1908 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 647 33.73 % 1020 53.18 % 1667 86.91 %
No 108 5.63 % 143 7.46 % 251 13.09 %
Total   755 39.36 % 1163 60.64 % 1918 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. 212 11.16 % 184 9.69 % 396 20.85 %
No, I have not participated in a formal discernment process. 535 28.17 % 968 50.97 % 1503 79.15 %
Total   747 39.34 % 1152 60.66 % 1899 100%


I am exploring the following vocations and/or lifestyles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Sister 6 0.16 % 989 27.00 % 995 27.16 %
Brother 422 11.52 % 7 0.19 % 429 11.71 %
Deacon 205 5.60 % 12 0.33 % 217 5.92 %
Lay Ministry/Associate/Service Program 197 5.38 % 422 11.52 % 619 16.90 %
Priest-Order 433 11.82 % 10 0.27 % 443 12.09 %
Priest-Diocesan 316 8.63 % 7 0.19 % 323 8.82 %
Secular Institute/Consecrated Life 192 5.24 % 382 10.43 % 574 15.67 %
Other 24 0.66 % 39 1.06 % 63 1.72 %
Total   1795 49.00 % 1868 51.00 % 3663 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 577 31.98 % 896 49.67 % 1473 81.65 %
Canada 21 1.16 % 44 2.44 % 65 3.60 %
Ireland 26 1.44 % 18 1.00 % 44 2.44 %
United Kingdom 30 1.66 % 34 1.88 % 64 3.55 %
Italy 11 0.61 % 7 0.39 % 18 1.00 %
Other 54 2.99 % 86 4.77 % 140 7.76 %
Total   719 39.86 % 1085 60.14 % 1804 100%


I currently live in...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
United States 581 33.03 % 908 51.62 % 1489 84.65 %
Canada 18 1.02 % 41 2.33 % 59 3.35 %
Ireland 11 0.63 % 11 0.63 % 22 1.25 %
United Kingdom 23 1.31 % 31 1.76 % 54 3.07 %
Italy 4 0.23 % 3 0.17 % 7 0.40 %
Other 51 2.90 % 77 4.38 % 128 7.28 %
Total   688 39.11 % 1071 60.89 % 1759 100%


Are you free of debt?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Yes 516 27.56 % 800 42.73 % 1316 70.30 %
No 205 10.95 % 301 16.08 % 506 27.03 %
Other 14 0.75 % 36 1.92 % 50 2.67 %
Total   735 39.26 % 1137 60.74 % 1872 100%


In what languages are you proficient?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
English 695 25.13 % 1060 38.32 % 1755 63.45 %
Spanish 163 5.89 % 252 9.11 % 415 15.00 %
French 54 1.95 % 86 3.11 % 140 5.06 %
Portuguese 8 0.29 % 13 0.47 % 21 0.76 %
Italian 23 0.83 % 26 0.94 % 49 1.77 %
Amer. Sign Lang. 9 0.33 % 17 0.61 % 26 0.94 %
Arabic 10 0.36 % 8 0.29 % 18 0.65 %
Bangla 3 0.11 % 1 0.04 % 4 0.14 %
Chinese 11 0.40 % 19 0.69 % 30 1.08 %
Creole 5 0.18 % 6 0.22 % 11 0.40 %
Filipino 15 0.54 % 22 0.80 % 37 1.34 %
Flemish 7 0.25 % 5 0.18 % 12 0.43 %
German 24 0.87 % 40 1.45 % 64 2.31 %
Greek 7 0.25 % 5 0.18 % 12 0.43 %
Hmong 3 0.11 % 1 0.04 % 4 0.14 %
Hungarian 2 0.07 % 2 0.07 % 4 0.14 %
Japanese 8 0.29 % 6 0.22 % 14 0.51 %
Korean 4 0.14 % 9 0.33 % 13 0.47 %
Lithuanian 3 0.11 % 3 0.11 % 6 0.22 %
Polish 11 0.40 % 12 0.43 % 23 0.83 %
Russian 6 0.22 % 10 0.36 % 16 0.58 %
Tagalog 16 0.58 % 15 0.54 % 31 1.12 %
Vietnamese 4 0.14 % 7 0.25 % 11 0.40 %
Other 21 0.76 % 29 1.05 % 50 1.81 %
Total   1112 40.20 % 1654 59.80 % 2766 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 406 5.25 % 597 7.73 % 1003 12.98 %
Preaching 320 4.14 % 214 2.77 % 534 6.91 %
Retreat work 323 4.18 % 531 6.87 % 854 11.05 %
Parish 323 4.18 % 361 4.67 % 684 8.85 %
Prison ministry 181 2.34 % 245 3.17 % 426 5.51 %
Prayer 379 4.91 % 560 7.25 % 939 12.15 %
Youth/campus ministry 272 3.52 % 473 6.12 % 745 9.64 %
Social Service 265 3.43 % 481 6.23 % 746 9.66 %
Healthcare 164 2.12 % 369 4.78 % 533 6.90 %
Foreign missions 262 3.39 % 435 5.63 % 697 9.02 %
Manual labor 235 3.04 % 277 3.59 % 512 6.63 %
Other 10 0.13 % 43 0.56 % 53 0.69 %
Total   3140 40.64 % 4586 59.36 % 7726 100%


I have received the following religious training:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Catholic school 383 27.18 % 514 36.48 % 897 63.66 %
Theological school 76 5.39 % 52 3.69 % 128 9.08 %
CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) 105 7.45 % 156 11.07 % 261 18.52 %
Other 52 3.69 % 71 5.04 % 123 8.73 %
Total   616 43.72 % 793 56.28 % 1409 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 227 5.47 % 353 8.51 % 580 13.98 %
Preaching 88 2.12 % 79 1.90 % 167 4.03 %
Retreat work 187 4.51 % 286 6.89 % 473 11.40 %
Parish 227 5.47 % 333 8.03 % 560 13.50 %
Prison ministry 29 0.70 % 33 0.80 % 62 1.49 %
Prayer 276 6.65 % 411 9.91 % 687 16.56 %
Youth/campus ministry 215 5.18 % 361 8.70 % 576 13.88 %
Social Service 133 3.21 % 208 5.01 % 341 8.22 %
Healthcare 62 1.49 % 138 3.33 % 200 4.82 %
Foreign missions 43 1.04 % 82 1.98 % 125 3.01 %
Manual labor 162 3.90 % 157 3.78 % 319 7.69 %
Other 25 0.60 % 34 0.82 % 59 1.42 %
Total   1674 40.35 % 2475 59.65 % 4149 100%


I have worked in the following areas:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Business 187 7.49 % 211 8.45 % 398 15.95 %
Education/Training 191 7.65 % 312 12.50 % 503 20.15 %
Healthcare 78 3.12 % 194 7.77 % 272 10.90 %
Nonprofit, social work 147 5.89 % 264 10.58 % 411 16.47 %
Technical, mechanical, electrical work 100 4.01 % 44 1.76 % 144 5.77 %
Law enforcement, military 39 1.56 % 34 1.36 % 73 2.92 %
Legal work 27 1.08 % 48 1.92 % 75 3.00 %
Ministry (religious) 65 2.60 % 67 2.68 % 132 5.29 %
Ministry (lay) 173 6.93 % 230 9.21 % 403 16.15 %
Other 36 1.44 % 49 1.96 % 85 3.41 %
Total   1043 41.79 % 1453 58.21 % 2496 100%