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I am a

Response Number of responses Percentage of total
Female 2406 58.13
Male 1733 41.87
Total 4139 100 %

My age

ResponseMen CountMen PercentWomen CountWomen PercentTotal countTotal Percent
17 or less 422 10.20 % 530 12.81 % 952 23.00 %
18 - 19 364 8.79 % 456 11.02 % 820 19.81 %
20 - 24 302 7.30 % 462 11.16 % 764 18.46 %
25 - 29 228 5.51 % 299 7.22 % 527 12.73 %
30 - 34 85 2.05 % 162 3.91 % 247 5.97 %
35 - 39 78 1.88 % 92 2.22 % 170 4.11 %
40 - 44 62 1.50 % 86 2.08 % 148 3.58 %
45 - 49 49 1.18 % 84 2.03 % 133 3.21 %
50 - 54 52 1.26 % 81 1.96 % 133 3.21 %
55 - 59 39 0.94 % 73 1.76 % 112 2.71 %
60+ 52 1.26 % 81 1.96 % 133 3.21 %
Total   1733 41.87 2406 58.13 4139 100%


My marital status is...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Single 1547 37.53 % 2100 50.95 % 3647 88.48 %
Married 98 2.38 % 94 2.28 % 192 4.66 %
Widowed 11 0.27 % 47 1.14 % 58 1.41 %
Divorced with annulment 51 1.24 % 75 1.82 % 126 3.06 %
Divorced without annulment 16 0.39 % 83 2.01 % 99 2.40 %
Total   1723 41.80 % 2399 58.20 % 4122 100 %


I am:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Roman Catholic 1427 34.69 % 2027 49.27 % 3454 83.96 %
Eastern Catholic 22 0.53 % 16 0.39 % 38 0.92 %
Becoming a Catholic 89 2.16 % 115 2.80 % 204 4.96 %
Not a Catholic 181 4.40 % 237 5.76 % 418 10.16 %
Total   1719 41.78 % 2395 58.22 % 4114 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 643 15.67 % 746 18.18 % 1389 33.85 %
I have a high school diploma/secondary certificate or other equivalency (but no further formal educa 167 4.07 % 188 4.58 % 355 8.65 %
I am currently in college, university, or technical school (or have completed courses toward a degre 321 7.82 % 490 11.94 % 811 19.77 %
I have a university, college, or associate/technical degree. 579 14.11 % 969 23.62 % 1548 37.73 %
Total   1710 41.68 % 2393 58.32 % 4103 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 1000 14.75 % 1319 19.46 % 2319 34.21 %
Monastic 598 8.82 % 724 10.68 % 1322 19.50 %
Cloistered/semi-cloistered 416 6.14 % 699 10.31 % 1115 16.45 %
Missionary 712 10.50 % 1310 19.33 % 2022 29.83 %
Total   2726 40.22 % 4052 59.78 % 6778 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) 1043 24.74 % 1467 34.80 % 2510 59.54 %
Not worn 685 16.25 % 1021 24.22 % 1706 40.46 %
Total   1728 40.99 % 2488 59.01 % 4216 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) 705 11.03 % 785 12.28 % 1490 23.32 %
in a group of 2 or 3 650 10.17 % 907 14.19 % 1557 24.37 %
in a group of 4 to 7 600 9.39 % 954 14.93 % 1554 24.32 %
in a group of 8 or more 658 10.30 % 1131 17.70 % 1789 28.00 %
Total   2613 40.89 % 3777 59.11 % 6390 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 637 12.74 % 952 19.04 % 1589 31.77 %
daily 865 17.30 % 1315 26.29 % 2180 43.59 %
several times a week 510 10.20 % 722 14.44 % 1232 24.64 %
Total   2012 40.23 % 2989 59.77 % 5001 100 %


I am drawn to the following prayer styles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Rosary 972 8.56 % 1461 12.86 % 2433 21.42 %
Liturgy of the Hours 769 6.77 % 970 8.54 % 1739 15.31 %
Daily Mass 1137 10.01 % 1621 14.27 % 2758 24.28 %
Eucharistic Adoration 918 8.08 % 1498 13.19 % 2416 21.27 %
Faith Sharing / Lectio Divina 746 6.57 % 1269 11.17 % 2015 17.74 %
Total   4542 39.98 % 6819 60.02 % 11361 100 %


I pray...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
occasionally 430 10.83 % 513 12.92 % 943 23.74 %
once or twice a day 595 14.98 % 949 23.89 % 1544 38.87 %
more than two times a day 619 15.58 % 866 21.80 % 1485 37.39 %
Total   1644 41.39 % 2328 58.61 % 3972 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 645 16.78 % 1009 26.25 % 1654 43.03 %
1 year 153 3.98 % 253 6.58 % 406 10.56 %
2 years 165 4.29 % 207 5.39 % 372 9.68 %
3 years 104 2.71 % 165 4.29 % 269 7.00 %
4 years 59 1.53 % 88 2.29 % 147 3.82 %
5+ years 459 11.94 % 537 13.97 % 996 25.91 %
Total   1585 41.23 % 2259 58.77 % 3844 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 1364 34.60 % 2001 50.76 % 3365 85.36 %
No 263 6.67 % 314 7.97 % 577 14.64 %
Total   1627 41.27 % 2315 58.73 % 3942 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. 384 9.90 % 335 8.64 % 719 18.55 %
No, I have not participated in a formal discernment process. 1213 31.29 % 1945 50.17 % 3158 81.45 %
Total   1597 41.19 % 2280 58.81 % 3877 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 0.24 % 1800 25.02 % 1817 25.25 %
Brother 835 11.61 % 13 0.18 % 848 11.79 %
Deacon 437 6.07 % 31 0.43 % 468 6.50 %
Lay Ministry/Associate/Service Program 458 6.37 % 883 12.27 % 1341 18.64 %
Priest-Order 800 11.12 % 19 0.26 % 819 11.38 %
Priest-Diocesan 553 7.69 % 18 0.25 % 571 7.94 %
Secular Institute/Consecrated Life 427 5.93 % 786 10.92 % 1213 16.86 %
Other 52 0.72 % 66 0.92 % 118 1.64 %
Total   3579 49.74 % 3616 50.26 % 7195 100 %


Are you free of debt?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Yes 1186 31.17 % 1652 43.42 % 2838 74.59 %
No 330 8.67 % 530 13.93 % 860 22.60 %
Other 41 1.08 % 66 1.73 % 107 2.81 %
Total   1557 40.92 % 2248 59.08 % 3805 100 %


In what languages are you proficient?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
English 1473 25.29 % 2087 35.83 % 3560 61.13 %
Spanish 375 6.44 % 583 10.01 % 958 16.45 %
French 119 2.04 % 171 2.94 % 290 4.98 %
Portuguese 46 0.79 % 36 0.62 % 82 1.41 %
Italian 62 1.06 % 70 1.20 % 132 2.27 %
Amer. Sign Lang. 19 0.33 % 42 0.72 % 61 1.05 %
Arabic 17 0.29 % 14 0.24 % 31 0.53 %
Bangla 6 0.10 % 5 0.09 % 11 0.19 %
Chinese 33 0.57 % 36 0.62 % 69 1.18 %
Creole 8 0.14 % 9 0.15 % 17 0.29 %
Filipino 27 0.46 % 34 0.58 % 61 1.05 %
Flemish 8 0.14 % 8 0.14 % 16 0.27 %
German 57 0.98 % 75 1.29 % 132 2.27 %
Greek 9 0.15 % 12 0.21 % 21 0.36 %
Hmong 6 0.10 % 3 0.05 % 9 0.15 %
Hungarian 11 0.19 % 3 0.05 % 14 0.24 %
Japanese 13 0.22 % 14 0.24 % 27 0.46 %
Korean 11 0.19 % 19 0.33 % 30 0.52 %
Lithuanian 6 0.10 % 7 0.12 % 13 0.22 %
Polish 21 0.36 % 25 0.43 % 46 0.79 %
Russian 15 0.26 % 19 0.33 % 34 0.58 %
Tagalog 25 0.43 % 25 0.43 % 50 0.86 %
Vietnamese 20 0.34 % 14 0.24 % 34 0.58 %
Other 50 0.86 % 76 1.30 % 126 2.16 %
Total   2437 41.84 % 3387 58.16 % 5824 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 785 5.36 % 1172 8.00 % 1957 13.36 %
Preaching 600 4.10 % 454 3.10 % 1054 7.19 %
Retreat work 601 4.10 % 1087 7.42 % 1688 11.52 %
Parish 585 3.99 % 720 4.91 % 1305 8.91 %
Prison ministry 346 2.36 % 438 2.99 % 784 5.35 %
Prayer 714 4.87 % 1068 7.29 % 1782 12.16 %
Youth/campus ministry 494 3.37 % 992 6.77 % 1486 10.14 %
Social Service 465 3.17 % 878 5.99 % 1343 9.17 %
Healthcare 284 1.94 % 723 4.94 % 1007 6.87 %
Foreign missions 436 2.98 % 811 5.54 % 1247 8.51 %
Manual labor 430 2.94 % 462 3.15 % 892 6.09 %
Other 44 0.30 % 61 0.42 % 105 0.72 %
Total   5784 39.48 % 8866 60.52 % 14650 100 %


I have received the following religious training:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Catholic school 733 26.11 % 1105 39.37 % 1838 65.48 %
Theological school 104 3.71 % 121 4.31 % 225 8.02 %
CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) 158 5.63 % 288 10.26 % 446 15.89 %
Other 126 4.49 % 172 6.13 % 298 10.62 %
Total   1121 39.94 % 1686 60.06 % 2807 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 414 5.46 % 668 8.81 % 1082 14.28 %
Preaching 144 1.90 % 163 2.15 % 307 4.05 %
Retreat work 337 4.45 % 582 7.68 % 919 12.13 %
Parish 403 5.32 % 678 8.95 % 1081 14.26 %
Prison ministry 56 0.74 % 49 0.65 % 105 1.39 %
Prayer 444 5.86 % 769 10.15 % 1213 16.00 %
Youth/campus ministry 367 4.84 % 704 9.29 % 1071 14.13 %
Social Service 221 2.92 % 349 4.60 % 570 7.52 %
Healthcare 110 1.45 % 224 2.96 % 334 4.41 %
Foreign missions 72 0.95 % 154 2.03 % 226 2.98 %
Manual labor 293 3.87 % 264 3.48 % 557 7.35 %
Other 46 0.61 % 68 0.90 % 114 1.50 %
Total   2907 38.36 % 4672 61.64 % 7579 100 %


I have worked in the following areas:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Business 350 7.27 % 428 8.89 % 778 16.16 %
Education/Training 382 7.94 % 648 13.46 % 1030 21.40 %
Healthcare 135 2.80 % 376 7.81 % 511 10.62 %
Nonprofit, social work 277 5.76 % 548 11.39 % 825 17.14 %
Technical, mechanical, electrical work 203 4.22 % 96 1.99 % 299 6.21 %
Law enforcement, military 92 1.91 % 59 1.23 % 151 3.14 %
Legal work 63 1.31 % 66 1.37 % 129 2.68 %
Ministry (religious) 80 1.66 % 144 2.99 % 224 4.65 %
Ministry (lay) 267 5.55 % 420 8.73 % 687 14.27 %
Other 68 1.41 % 111 2.31 % 179 3.72 %
Total   1917 39.83 % 2896 60.17 % 4813 100 %