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I am a

Response Number of responses Percentage of total
Female 1956 59.49
Male 1332 40.51
Total 3288 100 %

My age

ResponseMen CountMen PercentWomen CountWomen PercentTotal countTotal Percent
17 or less 270 8.21 % 394 11.98 % 664 20.19 %
18 - 19 234 7.12 % 270 8.21 % 504 15.33 %
20 - 24 202 6.14 % 417 12.68 % 619 18.83 %
25 - 29 190 5.78 % 272 8.27 % 462 14.05 %
30 - 34 98 2.98 % 144 4.38 % 242 7.36 %
35 - 39 71 2.16 % 75 2.28 % 146 4.44 %
40 - 44 60 1.82 % 94 2.86 % 154 4.68 %
45 - 49 51 1.55 % 73 2.22 % 124 3.77 %
50 - 54 61 1.86 % 73 2.22 % 134 4.08 %
55 - 59 55 1.67 % 69 2.10 % 124 3.77 %
60+ 40 1.22 % 75 2.28 % 115 3.50 %
Total   1332 40.51 1956 59.49 3288 100%


My marital status is...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Single 1161 35.58 % 1664 51.00 % 2825 86.58 %
Married 80 2.45 % 88 2.70 % 168 5.15 %
Widowed 13 0.40 % 51 1.56 % 64 1.96 %
Divorced with annulment 39 1.20 % 79 2.42 % 118 3.62 %
Divorced without annulment 28 0.86 % 60 1.84 % 88 2.70 %
Total   1321 40.48 % 1942 59.52 % 3263 100%


I am:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Roman Catholic 1181 36.23 % 1666 51.10 % 2847 87.33 %
Eastern Catholic 9 0.28 % 20 0.61 % 29 0.89 %
Becoming a Catholic 69 2.12 % 96 2.94 % 165 5.06 %
Not a Catholic 61 1.87 % 158 4.85 % 219 6.72 %
Total   1320 40.49 % 1940 59.51 % 3260 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 430 13.21 % 465 14.28 % 895 27.49 %
I have a high school diploma/secondary certificate or other equivalency (but no further formal educa 128 3.93 % 139 4.27 % 267 8.20 %
I am currently in college, university, or technical school (or have completed courses toward a degre 204 6.27 % 413 12.68 % 617 18.95 %
I have a university, college, or associate/technical degree. 557 17.11 % 920 28.26 % 1477 45.36 %
Total   1319 40.51 % 1937 59.49 % 3256 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 810 14.03 % 1141 19.76 % 1951 33.79 %
Monastic 533 9.23 % 657 11.38 % 1190 20.61 %
Cloistered/semi-cloistered 333 5.77 % 608 10.53 % 941 16.30 %
Missionary 611 10.58 % 1081 18.72 % 1692 29.30 %
Total   2287 39.61 % 3487 60.39 % 5774 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) 857 25.28 % 1219 35.96 % 2076 61.24 %
Not worn 500 14.75 % 814 24.01 % 1314 38.76 %
Total   1357 40.03 % 2033 59.97 % 3390 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) 542 10.41 % 645 12.39 % 1187 22.80 %
in a group of 2 or 3 496 9.53 % 684 13.14 % 1180 22.67 %
in a group of 4 to 7 521 10.01 % 762 14.64 % 1283 24.65 %
in a group of 8 or more 559 10.74 % 996 19.14 % 1555 29.88 %
Total   2118 40.69 % 3087 59.31 % 5205 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 500 12.42 % 754 18.73 % 1254 31.16 %
daily 703 17.47 % 1059 26.31 % 1762 43.78 %
several times a week 433 10.76 % 576 14.31 % 1009 25.07 %
Total   1636 40.65 % 2389 59.35 % 4025 100%


I am drawn to the following prayer styles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Rosary 740 8.03 % 1167 12.66 % 1907 20.69 %
Liturgy of the Hours 623 6.76 % 802 8.70 % 1425 15.46 %
Daily Mass 910 9.87 % 1342 14.56 % 2252 24.43 %
Eucharistic Adoration 725 7.86 % 1200 13.02 % 1925 20.88 %
Faith Sharing / Lectio Divina 640 6.94 % 1070 11.61 % 1710 18.55 %
Total   3638 39.46 % 5581 60.54 % 9219 100%


I pray...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
occasionally 308 9.85 % 393 12.57 % 701 22.42 %
once or twice a day 450 14.39 % 804 25.71 % 1254 40.10 %
more than two times a day 499 15.96 % 673 21.52 % 1172 37.48 %
Total   1257 40.20 % 1870 59.80 % 3127 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 449 14.56 % 764 24.77 % 1213 39.33 %
1 year 124 4.02 % 206 6.68 % 330 10.70 %
2 years 93 3.02 % 179 5.80 % 272 8.82 %
3 years 91 2.95 % 138 4.47 % 229 7.43 %
4 years 56 1.82 % 71 2.30 % 127 4.12 %
5+ years 426 13.81 % 487 15.79 % 913 29.60 %
Total   1239 40.18 % 1845 59.82 % 3084 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 1081 34.68 % 1618 51.91 % 2699 86.59 %
No 177 5.68 % 241 7.73 % 418 13.41 %
Total   1258 40.36 % 1859 59.64 % 3117 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. 326 10.53 % 292 9.43 % 618 19.95 %
No, I have not participated in a formal discernment process. 923 29.80 % 1556 50.24 % 2479 80.05 %
Total   1249 40.33 % 1848 59.67 % 3097 100%


I am exploring the following vocations and/or lifestyles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Sister 17 0.28 % 1551 25.64 % 1568 25.92 %
Brother 751 12.42 % 15 0.25 % 766 12.66 %
Deacon 354 5.85 % 49 0.81 % 403 6.66 %
Lay Ministry/Associate/Service Program 378 6.25 % 691 11.42 % 1069 17.67 %
Priest-Order 660 10.91 % 38 0.63 % 698 11.54 %
Priest-Diocesan 454 7.51 % 32 0.53 % 486 8.03 %
Secular Institute/Consecrated Life 351 5.80 % 614 10.15 % 965 15.95 %
Other 38 0.63 % 56 0.93 % 94 1.55 %
Total   3003 49.64 % 3046 50.36 % 6049 100%


Are you free of debt?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Yes 930 30.74 % 1306 43.17 % 2236 73.92 %
No 264 8.73 % 457 15.11 % 721 23.83 %
Other 26 0.86 % 42 1.39 % 68 2.25 %
Total   1220 40.33 % 1805 59.67 % 3025 100%


In what languages are you proficient?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
English 1149 25.38 % 1733 38.27 % 2882 63.65 %
Spanish 255 5.63 % 398 8.79 % 653 14.42 %
French 78 1.72 % 145 3.20 % 223 4.92 %
Portuguese 33 0.73 % 18 0.40 % 51 1.13 %
Italian 45 0.99 % 52 1.15 % 97 2.14 %
Amer. Sign Lang. 18 0.40 % 32 0.71 % 50 1.10 %
Arabic 14 0.31 % 15 0.33 % 29 0.64 %
Bangla 6 0.13 % 4 0.09 % 10 0.22 %
Chinese 20 0.44 % 23 0.51 % 43 0.95 %
Creole 6 0.13 % 7 0.15 % 13 0.29 %
Filipino 25 0.55 % 28 0.62 % 53 1.17 %
Flemish 3 0.07 % 4 0.09 % 7 0.15 %
German 32 0.71 % 48 1.06 % 80 1.77 %
Greek 9 0.20 % 9 0.20 % 18 0.40 %
Hmong 6 0.13 % 4 0.09 % 10 0.22 %
Hungarian 6 0.13 % 8 0.18 % 14 0.31 %
Japanese 13 0.29 % 13 0.29 % 26 0.57 %
Korean 12 0.27 % 15 0.33 % 27 0.60 %
Lithuanian 6 0.13 % 6 0.13 % 12 0.27 %
Polish 27 0.60 % 19 0.42 % 46 1.02 %
Russian 21 0.46 % 17 0.38 % 38 0.84 %
Tagalog 19 0.42 % 26 0.57 % 45 0.99 %
Vietnamese 12 0.27 % 13 0.29 % 25 0.55 %
Other 27 0.60 % 49 1.08 % 76 1.68 %
Total   1842 40.68 % 2686 59.32 % 4528 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 638 5.31 % 951 7.92 % 1589 13.23 %
Preaching 483 4.02 % 343 2.86 % 826 6.88 %
Retreat work 508 4.23 % 881 7.34 % 1389 11.57 %
Parish 481 4.01 % 575 4.79 % 1056 8.79 %
Prison ministry 280 2.33 % 411 3.42 % 691 5.75 %
Prayer 573 4.77 % 864 7.19 % 1437 11.97 %
Youth/campus ministry 436 3.63 % 782 6.51 % 1218 10.14 %
Social Service 386 3.21 % 759 6.32 % 1145 9.53 %
Healthcare 256 2.13 % 593 4.94 % 849 7.07 %
Foreign missions 373 3.11 % 646 5.38 % 1019 8.49 %
Manual labor 334 2.78 % 393 3.27 % 727 6.05 %
Other 33 0.27 % 30 0.25 % 63 0.52 %
Total   4781 39.81 % 7228 60.19 % 12009 100%


I have received the following religious training:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Catholic school 554 24.94 % 854 38.45 % 1408 63.39 %
Theological school 106 4.77 % 92 4.14 % 198 8.91 %
CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) 162 7.29 % 260 11.71 % 422 19.00 %
Other 79 3.56 % 114 5.13 % 193 8.69 %
Total   901 40.57 % 1320 59.43 % 2221 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 361 5.67 % 583 9.16 % 944 14.83 %
Preaching 127 1.99 % 118 1.85 % 245 3.85 %
Retreat work 275 4.32 % 467 7.33 % 742 11.65 %
Parish 359 5.64 % 515 8.09 % 874 13.73 %
Prison ministry 45 0.71 % 51 0.80 % 96 1.51 %
Prayer 382 6.00 % 656 10.30 % 1038 16.30 %
Youth/campus ministry 328 5.15 % 573 9.00 % 901 14.15 %
Social Service 192 3.02 % 269 4.22 % 461 7.24 %
Healthcare 86 1.35 % 237 3.72 % 323 5.07 %
Foreign missions 54 0.85 % 124 1.95 % 178 2.80 %
Manual labor 244 3.83 % 242 3.80 % 486 7.63 %
Other 39 0.61 % 40 0.63 % 79 1.24 %
Total   2492 39.14 % 3875 60.86 % 6367 100%


I have worked in the following areas:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Business 309 7.51 % 383 9.31 % 692 16.82 %
Education/Training 311 7.56 % 501 12.18 % 812 19.73 %
Healthcare 135 3.28 % 345 8.38 % 480 11.66 %
Nonprofit, social work 270 6.56 % 447 10.86 % 717 17.42 %
Technical, mechanical, electrical work 158 3.84 % 82 1.99 % 240 5.83 %
Law enforcement, military 66 1.60 % 55 1.34 % 121 2.94 %
Legal work 41 1.00 % 80 1.94 % 121 2.94 %
Ministry (religious) 80 1.94 % 113 2.75 % 193 4.69 %
Ministry (lay) 229 5.57 % 366 8.89 % 595 14.46 %
Other 59 1.43 % 85 2.07 % 144 3.50 %
Total   1658 40.29 % 2457 59.71 % 4115 100%