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I am a

Response Number of responses Percentage of total
Female 1819 60.35
Male 1195 39.65
Total 3014 100 %

My age

ResponseMen CountMen PercentWomen CountWomen PercentTotal countTotal Percent
17 or less 307 10.19 % 476 15.79 % 783 25.98 %
18 - 19 175 5.81 % 266 8.83 % 441 14.63 %
20 - 24 209 6.93 % 357 11.84 % 566 18.78 %
25 - 29 128 4.25 % 165 5.47 % 293 9.72 %
30 - 34 86 2.85 % 118 3.92 % 204 6.77 %
35 - 39 60 1.99 % 90 2.99 % 150 4.98 %
40 - 44 51 1.69 % 67 2.22 % 118 3.92 %
45 - 49 58 1.92 % 66 2.19 % 124 4.11 %
50 - 54 51 1.69 % 73 2.42 % 124 4.11 %
55 - 59 43 1.43 % 67 2.22 % 110 3.65 %
60+ 27 0.90 % 74 2.46 % 101 3.35 %
Total   1195 39.65 1819 60.35 3014 100%


My marital status is...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Single 1039 34.77 % 1546 51.74 % 2585 86.51 %
Married 75 2.51 % 78 2.61 % 153 5.12 %
Widowed 11 0.37 % 33 1.10 % 44 1.47 %
Divorced with annulment 37 1.24 % 88 2.95 % 125 4.18 %
Divorced without annulment 20 0.67 % 61 2.04 % 81 2.71 %
Total   1182 39.56 % 1806 60.44 % 2988 100%


I am:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Roman Catholic 1051 35.19 % 1551 51.92 % 2602 87.11 %
Eastern Catholic 17 0.57 % 14 0.47 % 31 1.04 %
Becoming a Catholic 42 1.41 % 89 2.98 % 131 4.39 %
Not a Catholic 72 2.41 % 151 5.06 % 223 7.47 %
Total   1182 39.57 % 1805 60.43 % 2987 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 395 13.31 % 556 18.73 % 951 32.04 %
I have a high school diploma/secondary certificate or other equivalency (but no further formal educa 121 4.08 % 142 4.78 % 263 8.86 %
I am currently in college, university, or technical school (or have completed courses toward a degre 229 7.72 % 412 13.88 % 641 21.60 %
I have a university, college, or associate/technical degree. 426 14.35 % 687 23.15 % 1113 37.50 %
Total   1171 39.45 % 1797 60.55 % 2968 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 732 14.28 % 981 19.14 % 1713 33.42 %
Monastic 455 8.88 % 580 11.32 % 1035 20.20 %
Cloistered/semi-cloistered 294 5.74 % 561 10.95 % 855 16.68 %
Missionary 533 10.40 % 989 19.30 % 1522 29.70 %
Total   2014 39.30 % 3111 60.70 % 5125 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) 772 25.21 % 1132 36.97 % 1904 62.18 %
Not worn 413 13.49 % 745 24.33 % 1158 37.82 %
Total   1185 38.70 % 1877 61.30 % 3062 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) 459 9.86 % 593 12.74 % 1052 22.60 %
in a group of 2 or 3 453 9.73 % 628 13.49 % 1081 23.23 %
in a group of 4 to 7 433 9.30 % 678 14.57 % 1111 23.87 %
in a group of 8 or more 496 10.66 % 914 19.64 % 1410 30.30 %
Total   1841 39.56 % 2813 60.44 % 4654 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 454 12.42 % 722 19.75 % 1176 32.17 %
daily 619 16.93 % 1026 28.06 % 1645 44.99 %
several times a week 340 9.30 % 495 13.54 % 835 22.84 %
Total   1413 38.65 % 2243 61.35 % 3656 100%


I am drawn to the following prayer styles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Rosary 653 7.85 % 1065 12.80 % 1718 20.65 %
Liturgy of the Hours 568 6.83 % 731 8.79 % 1299 15.61 %
Daily Mass 836 10.05 % 1247 14.99 % 2083 25.03 %
Eucharistic Adoration 662 7.96 % 1079 12.97 % 1741 20.92 %
Faith Sharing / Lectio Divina 536 6.44 % 944 11.34 % 1480 17.79 %
Total   3255 39.12 % 5066 60.88 % 8321 100%


I pray...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
occasionally 232 8.16 % 332 11.68 % 564 19.84 %
once or twice a day 413 14.53 % 774 27.22 % 1187 41.75 %
more than two times a day 462 16.25 % 630 22.16 % 1092 38.41 %
Total   1107 38.94 % 1736 61.06 % 2843 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 374 13.38 % 756 27.05 % 1130 40.43 %
1 year 115 4.11 % 200 7.16 % 315 11.27 %
2 years 122 4.36 % 157 5.62 % 279 9.98 %
3 years 90 3.22 % 113 4.04 % 203 7.26 %
4 years 55 1.97 % 63 2.25 % 118 4.22 %
5+ years 337 12.06 % 413 14.78 % 750 26.83 %
Total   1093 39.11 % 1702 60.89 % 2795 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 939 33.25 % 1501 53.15 % 2440 86.40 %
No 162 5.74 % 222 7.86 % 384 13.60 %
Total   1101 38.99 % 1723 61.01 % 2824 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. 289 10.33 % 249 8.90 % 538 19.23 %
No, I have not participated in a formal discernment process. 801 28.63 % 1459 52.14 % 2260 80.77 %
Total   1090 38.96 % 1708 61.04 % 2798 100%


I am exploring the following vocations and/or lifestyles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Sister 9 0.17 % 1431 27.22 % 1440 27.39 %
Brother 601 11.43 % 9 0.17 % 610 11.60 %
Deacon 280 5.33 % 22 0.42 % 302 5.74 %
Lay Ministry/Associate/Service Program 282 5.36 % 641 12.19 % 923 17.56 %
Priest-Order 596 11.34 % 16 0.30 % 612 11.64 %
Priest-Diocesan 441 8.39 % 12 0.23 % 453 8.62 %
Secular Institute/Consecrated Life 275 5.23 % 544 10.35 % 819 15.58 %
Other 36 0.68 % 62 1.18 % 98 1.86 %
Total   2520 47.94 % 2737 52.06 % 5257 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 853 31.92 % 1368 51.20 % 2221 83.12 %
Canada 32 1.20 % 63 2.36 % 95 3.56 %
Ireland 34 1.27 % 23 0.86 % 57 2.13 %
United Kingdom 44 1.65 % 55 2.06 % 99 3.71 %
Italy 14 0.52 % 11 0.41 % 25 0.94 %
Other 68 2.54 % 107 4.00 % 175 6.55 %
Total   1045 39.11 % 1627 60.89 % 2672 100%


I currently live in...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
United States 856 32.85 % 1373 52.69 % 2229 85.53 %
Canada 25 0.96 % 59 2.26 % 84 3.22 %
Ireland 16 0.61 % 15 0.58 % 31 1.19 %
United Kingdom 35 1.34 % 51 1.96 % 86 3.30 %
Italy 6 0.23 % 8 0.31 % 14 0.54 %
Other 62 2.38 % 100 3.84 % 162 6.22 %
Total   1000 38.37 % 1606 61.63 % 2606 100%


Are you free of debt?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Yes 768 27.58 % 1217 43.70 % 1985 71.27 %
No 282 10.13 % 430 15.44 % 712 25.57 %
Other 30 1.08 % 58 2.08 % 88 3.16 %
Total   1080 38.78 % 1705 61.22 % 2785 100%


In what languages are you proficient?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
English 1015 24.55 % 1597 38.62 % 2612 63.17 %
Spanish 235 5.68 % 374 9.04 % 609 14.73 %
French 71 1.72 % 125 3.02 % 196 4.74 %
Portuguese 11 0.27 % 28 0.68 % 39 0.94 %
Italian 37 0.89 % 44 1.06 % 81 1.96 %
Amer. Sign Lang. 11 0.27 % 28 0.68 % 39 0.94 %
Arabic 13 0.31 % 14 0.34 % 27 0.65 %
Bangla 3 0.07 % 4 0.10 % 7 0.17 %
Chinese 17 0.41 % 31 0.75 % 48 1.16 %
Creole 6 0.15 % 13 0.31 % 19 0.46 %
Filipino 23 0.56 % 32 0.77 % 55 1.33 %
Flemish 8 0.19 % 9 0.22 % 17 0.41 %
German 34 0.82 % 54 1.31 % 88 2.13 %
Greek 11 0.27 % 9 0.22 % 20 0.48 %
Hmong 3 0.07 % 4 0.10 % 7 0.17 %
Hungarian 2 0.05 % 5 0.12 % 7 0.17 %
Japanese 11 0.27 % 15 0.36 % 26 0.63 %
Korean 5 0.12 % 16 0.39 % 21 0.51 %
Lithuanian 3 0.07 % 5 0.12 % 8 0.19 %
Polish 16 0.39 % 23 0.56 % 39 0.94 %
Russian 11 0.27 % 13 0.31 % 24 0.58 %
Tagalog 19 0.46 % 21 0.51 % 40 0.97 %
Vietnamese 7 0.17 % 19 0.46 % 26 0.63 %
Other 33 0.80 % 47 1.14 % 80 1.93 %
Total   1605 38.82 % 2530 61.18 % 4135 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 561 5.03 % 910 8.16 % 1471 13.19 %
Preaching 440 3.94 % 295 2.64 % 735 6.59 %
Retreat work 450 4.03 % 793 7.11 % 1243 11.14 %
Parish 449 4.03 % 521 4.67 % 970 8.70 %
Prison ministry 253 2.27 % 352 3.16 % 605 5.42 %
Prayer 541 4.85 % 817 7.32 % 1358 12.18 %
Youth/campus ministry 386 3.46 % 718 6.44 % 1104 9.90 %
Social Service 375 3.36 % 694 6.22 % 1069 9.58 %
Healthcare 235 2.11 % 541 4.85 % 776 6.96 %
Foreign missions 350 3.14 % 665 5.96 % 1015 9.10 %
Manual labor 327 2.93 % 396 3.55 % 723 6.48 %
Other 22 0.20 % 63 0.56 % 85 0.76 %
Total   4389 39.35 % 6765 60.65 % 11154 100%


I have received the following religious training:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Catholic school 546 25.86 % 799 37.85 % 1345 63.71 %
Theological school 95 4.50 % 74 3.51 % 169 8.01 %
CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) 156 7.39 % 250 11.84 % 406 19.23 %
Other 79 3.74 % 112 5.31 % 191 9.05 %
Total   876 41.50 % 1235 58.50 % 2111 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 317 5.31 % 540 9.04 % 857 14.35 %
Preaching 123 2.06 % 108 1.81 % 231 3.87 %
Retreat work 258 4.32 % 447 7.48 % 705 11.80 %
Parish 324 5.42 % 489 8.19 % 813 13.61 %
Prison ministry 40 0.67 % 49 0.82 % 89 1.49 %
Prayer 381 6.38 % 607 10.16 % 988 16.54 %
Youth/campus ministry 293 4.90 % 545 9.12 % 838 14.03 %
Social Service 178 2.98 % 290 4.85 % 468 7.83 %
Healthcare 85 1.42 % 190 3.18 % 275 4.60 %
Foreign missions 53 0.89 % 116 1.94 % 169 2.83 %
Manual labor 233 3.90 % 213 3.57 % 446 7.47 %
Other 38 0.64 % 57 0.95 % 95 1.59 %
Total   2323 38.89 % 3651 61.11 % 5974 100%


I have worked in the following areas:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Business 277 7.55 % 321 8.75 % 598 16.30 %
Education/Training 265 7.22 % 476 12.97 % 741 20.20 %
Healthcare 106 2.89 % 273 7.44 % 379 10.33 %
Nonprofit, social work 227 6.19 % 398 10.85 % 625 17.03 %
Technical, mechanical, electrical work 134 3.65 % 70 1.91 % 204 5.56 %
Law enforcement, military 63 1.72 % 46 1.25 % 109 2.97 %
Legal work 41 1.12 % 73 1.99 % 114 3.11 %
Ministry (religious) 87 2.37 % 94 2.56 % 181 4.93 %
Ministry (lay) 243 6.62 % 350 9.54 % 593 16.16 %
Other 54 1.47 % 71 1.94 % 125 3.41 %
Total   1497 40.80 % 2172 59.20 % 3669 100%