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I am a

Response Number of responses Percentage of total
Female 1976 61.10
Male 1258 38.90
Total 3234 100 %

My age

ResponseMen CountMen PercentWomen CountWomen PercentTotal countTotal Percent
17 or less 207 6.40 % 312 9.65 % 519 16.05 %
18 - 19 165 5.10 % 237 7.33 % 402 12.43 %
20 - 24 225 6.96 % 449 13.88 % 674 20.84 %
25 - 29 169 5.23 % 249 7.70 % 418 12.93 %
30 - 34 100 3.09 % 151 4.67 % 251 7.76 %
35 - 39 73 2.26 % 126 3.90 % 199 6.15 %
40 - 44 82 2.54 % 106 3.28 % 188 5.81 %
45 - 49 73 2.26 % 82 2.54 % 155 4.79 %
50 - 54 66 2.04 % 97 3.00 % 163 5.04 %
55 - 59 49 1.52 % 84 2.60 % 133 4.11 %
60+ 49 1.52 % 83 2.57 % 132 4.08 %
Total   1258 38.90 1976 61.10 3234 100%


My marital status is...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Single 1052 32.69 % 1639 50.93 % 2691 83.62 %
Married 110 3.42 % 100 3.11 % 210 6.53 %
Widowed 14 0.44 % 38 1.18 % 52 1.62 %
Divorced with annulment 34 1.06 % 93 2.89 % 127 3.95 %
Divorced without annulment 40 1.24 % 98 3.05 % 138 4.29 %
Total   1250 38.84 % 1968 61.16 % 3218 100 %


I am:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Roman Catholic 1046 32.59 % 1601 49.88 % 2647 82.46 %
Eastern Catholic 15 0.47 % 18 0.56 % 33 1.03 %
Becoming a Catholic 73 2.27 % 126 3.93 % 199 6.20 %
Not a Catholic 113 3.52 % 218 6.79 % 331 10.31 %
Total   1247 38.85 % 1963 61.15 % 3210 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 289 9.05 % 381 11.92 % 670 20.97 %
I have a high school diploma/secondary certificate or other equivalency (but no further formal educa 154 4.82 % 212 6.64 % 366 11.46 %
I am currently in college, university, or technical school (or have completed courses toward a degre 230 7.20 % 433 13.55 % 663 20.75 %
I have a university, college, or associate/technical degree. 563 17.62 % 933 29.20 % 1496 46.82 %
Total   1236 38.69 % 1959 61.31 % 3195 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 728 12.59 % 1133 19.59 % 1861 32.18 %
Monastic 546 9.44 % 692 11.97 % 1238 21.41 %
Cloistered/semi-cloistered 339 5.86 % 695 12.02 % 1034 17.88 %
Missionary 574 9.93 % 1076 18.61 % 1650 28.53 %
Total   2187 37.82 % 3596 62.18 % 5783 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) 880 26.13 % 1331 39.52 % 2211 65.65 %
Not worn 424 12.59 % 733 21.76 % 1157 34.35 %
Total   1304 38.72 % 2064 61.28 % 3368 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) 564 10.97 % 695 13.51 % 1259 24.48 %
in a group of 2 or 3 474 9.22 % 667 12.97 % 1141 22.19 %
in a group of 4 to 7 466 9.06 % 758 14.74 % 1224 23.80 %
in a group of 8 or more 545 10.60 % 974 18.94 % 1519 29.54 %
Total   2049 39.84 % 3094 60.16 % 5143 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 519 12.98 % 821 20.54 % 1340 33.52 %
daily 659 16.48 % 1069 26.74 % 1728 43.22 %
several times a week 382 9.55 % 548 13.71 % 930 23.26 %
Total   1560 39.02 % 2438 60.98 % 3998 100 %


I am drawn to the following prayer styles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Rosary 749 7.96 % 1249 13.27 % 1998 21.23 %
Liturgy of the Hours 598 6.35 % 876 9.31 % 1474 15.66 %
Daily Mass 899 9.55 % 1396 14.84 % 2295 24.39 %
Eucharistic Adoration 727 7.73 % 1261 13.40 % 1988 21.13 %
Faith Sharing / Lectio Divina 597 6.34 % 1058 11.24 % 1655 17.59 %
Total   3570 37.94 % 5840 62.06 % 9410 100 %


I pray...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
occasionally 247 8.06 % 368 12.01 % 615 20.07 %
once or twice a day 435 14.20 % 800 26.11 % 1235 40.31 %
more than two times a day 492 16.06 % 722 23.56 % 1214 39.62 %
Total   1174 38.32 % 1890 61.68 % 3064 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 365 12.07 % 727 24.03 % 1092 36.10 %
1 year 136 4.50 % 214 7.07 % 350 11.57 %
2 years 104 3.44 % 172 5.69 % 276 9.12 %
3 years 77 2.55 % 130 4.30 % 207 6.84 %
4 years 53 1.75 % 65 2.15 % 118 3.90 %
5+ years 421 13.92 % 561 18.55 % 982 32.46 %
Total   1156 38.21 % 1869 61.79 % 3025 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 931 30.50 % 1560 51.11 % 2491 81.62 %
No 238 7.80 % 323 10.58 % 561 18.38 %
Total   1169 38.30 % 1883 61.70 % 3052 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. 297 9.83 % 303 10.03 % 600 19.85 %
No, I have not participated in a formal discernment process. 857 28.36 % 1565 51.79 % 2422 80.15 %
Total   1154 38.19 % 1868 61.81 % 3022 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 0.12 % 1571 27.18 % 1578 27.30 %
Brother 632 10.93 % 9 0.16 % 641 11.09 %
Deacon 295 5.10 % 37 0.64 % 332 5.74 %
Lay Ministry/Associate/Service Program 322 5.57 % 630 10.90 % 952 16.47 %
Priest-Order 645 11.16 % 44 0.76 % 689 11.92 %
Priest-Diocesan 481 8.32 % 28 0.48 % 509 8.81 %
Secular Institute/Consecrated Life 327 5.66 % 674 11.66 % 1001 17.32 %
Other 31 0.54 % 47 0.81 % 78 1.35 %
Total   2740 47.40 % 3040 52.60 % 5780 100 %


Are you free of debt?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Yes 814 27.38 % 1275 42.89 % 2089 70.27 %
No 297 9.99 % 509 17.12 % 806 27.11 %
Other 28 0.94 % 50 1.68 % 78 2.62 %
Total   1139 38.31 % 1834 61.69 % 2973 100 %


In what languages are you proficient?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
English 1038 24.25 % 1666 38.93 % 2704 63.18 %
Spanish 226 5.28 % 416 9.72 % 642 15.00 %
French 96 2.24 % 150 3.50 % 246 5.75 %
Portuguese 31 0.72 % 25 0.58 % 56 1.31 %
Italian 52 1.21 % 58 1.36 % 110 2.57 %
Amer. Sign Lang. 9 0.21 % 35 0.82 % 44 1.03 %
Arabic 10 0.23 % 9 0.21 % 19 0.44 %
Bangla 1 0.02 % 1 0.02 % 2 0.05 %
Chinese 18 0.42 % 37 0.86 % 55 1.29 %
Creole 4 0.09 % 2 0.05 % 6 0.14 %
Filipino 11 0.26 % 30 0.70 % 41 0.96 %
Flemish 3 0.07 % 3 0.07 % 6 0.14 %
German 57 1.33 % 43 1.00 % 100 2.34 %
Greek 4 0.09 % 2 0.05 % 6 0.14 %
Hmong 1 0.02 % 2 0.05 % 3 0.07 %
Hungarian 1 0.02 % 4 0.09 % 5 0.12 %
Japanese 12 0.28 % 16 0.37 % 28 0.65 %
Korean 3 0.07 % 13 0.30 % 16 0.37 %
Lithuanian 3 0.07 % 2 0.05 % 5 0.12 %
Polish 16 0.37 % 13 0.30 % 29 0.68 %
Russian 11 0.26 % 22 0.51 % 33 0.77 %
Tagalog 13 0.30 % 20 0.47 % 33 0.77 %
Vietnamese 14 0.33 % 9 0.21 % 23 0.54 %
Other 26 0.61 % 42 0.98 % 68 1.59 %
Total   1660 38.79 % 2620 61.21 % 4280 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 590 4.95 % 981 8.24 % 1571 13.19 %
Preaching 498 4.18 % 353 2.96 % 851 7.14 %
Retreat work 436 3.66 % 864 7.25 % 1300 10.91 %
Parish 478 4.01 % 612 5.14 % 1090 9.15 %
Prison ministry 291 2.44 % 403 3.38 % 694 5.83 %
Prayer 574 4.82 % 960 8.06 % 1534 12.88 %
Youth/campus ministry 378 3.17 % 794 6.67 % 1172 9.84 %
Social Service 367 3.08 % 764 6.41 % 1131 9.49 %
Healthcare 229 1.92 % 572 4.80 % 801 6.72 %
Foreign missions 343 2.88 % 603 5.06 % 946 7.94 %
Manual labor 348 2.92 % 406 3.41 % 754 6.33 %
Other 27 0.23 % 41 0.34 % 68 0.57 %
Total   4559 38.27 % 7353 61.73 % 11912 100 %


I have received the following religious training:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Catholic school 479 23.48 % 808 39.61 % 1287 63.09 %
Theological school 76 3.73 % 100 4.90 % 176 8.63 %
CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) 144 7.06 % 231 11.32 % 375 18.38 %
Other 71 3.48 % 131 6.42 % 202 9.90 %
Total   770 37.75 % 1270 62.25 % 2040 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 283 5.00 % 548 9.68 % 831 14.67 %
Preaching 117 2.07 % 114 2.01 % 231 4.08 %
Retreat work 182 3.21 % 422 7.45 % 604 10.67 %
Parish 293 5.17 % 535 9.45 % 828 14.62 %
Prison ministry 41 0.72 % 35 0.62 % 76 1.34 %
Prayer 352 6.22 % 629 11.11 % 981 17.32 %
Youth/campus ministry 237 4.19 % 518 9.15 % 755 13.33 %
Social Service 178 3.14 % 283 5.00 % 461 8.14 %
Healthcare 71 1.25 % 168 2.97 % 239 4.22 %
Foreign missions 48 0.85 % 115 2.03 % 163 2.88 %
Manual labor 181 3.20 % 218 3.85 % 399 7.05 %
Other 37 0.65 % 58 1.02 % 95 1.68 %
Total   2020 35.67 % 3643 64.33 % 5663 100 %


I have worked in the following areas:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Business 286 7.31 % 380 9.71 % 666 17.02 %
Education/Training 294 7.52 % 557 14.24 % 851 21.75 %
Healthcare 121 3.09 % 304 7.77 % 425 10.86 %
Nonprofit, social work 212 5.42 % 412 10.53 % 624 15.95 %
Technical, mechanical, electrical work 150 3.83 % 100 2.56 % 250 6.39 %
Law enforcement, military 70 1.79 % 48 1.23 % 118 3.02 %
Legal work 56 1.43 % 72 1.84 % 128 3.27 %
Ministry (religious) 63 1.61 % 100 2.56 % 163 4.17 %
Ministry (lay) 183 4.68 % 362 9.25 % 545 13.93 %
Other 53 1.35 % 89 2.28 % 142 3.63 %
Total   1488 38.04 % 2424 61.96 % 3912 100 %