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Prospect-Response Statistics for:


I am a

Response Number of responses Percentage of total
Female 415 63.55
Male 238 36.45
Total 653 100 %

My age

ResponseMen CountMen PercentWomen CountWomen PercentTotal countTotal Percent
17 or less 12 1.84 % 40 6.13 % 52 7.96 %
18 - 19 21 3.22 % 43 6.58 % 64 9.80 %
20 - 24 54 8.27 % 106 16.23 % 160 24.50 %
25 - 29 32 4.90 % 61 9.34 % 93 14.24 %
30 - 34 29 4.44 % 28 4.29 % 57 8.73 %
35 - 39 19 2.91 % 32 4.90 % 51 7.81 %
40 - 44 18 2.76 % 21 3.22 % 39 5.97 %
45 - 49 15 2.30 % 17 2.60 % 32 4.90 %
50 - 54 13 1.99 % 19 2.91 % 32 4.90 %
55 - 59 12 1.84 % 26 3.98 % 38 5.82 %
60+ 13 1.99 % 22 3.37 % 35 5.36 %
Total   238 36.45 415 63.55 653 100%


My marital status is...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Single 194 29.89 % 336 51.77 % 530 81.66 %
Married 25 3.85 % 23 3.54 % 48 7.40 %
Widowed 2 0.31 % 13 2.00 % 15 2.31 %
Divorced with annulment 8 1.23 % 25 3.85 % 33 5.08 %
Divorced without annulment 7 1.08 % 16 2.47 % 23 3.54 %
Total   236 36.36 % 413 63.64 % 649 100 %


I am:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Roman Catholic 203 31.28 % 355 54.70 % 558 85.98 %
Eastern Catholic 2 0.31 % 5 0.77 % 7 1.08 %
Becoming a Catholic 17 2.62 % 24 3.70 % 41 6.32 %
Not a Catholic 14 2.16 % 29 4.47 % 43 6.63 %
Total   236 36.36 % 413 63.64 % 649 100 %


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 18 2.79 % 34 5.26 % 52 8.05 %
I have a high school diploma/secondary certificate or other equivalency (but no further formal educa 38 5.88 % 54 8.36 % 92 14.24 %
I am currently in college, university, or technical school (or have completed courses toward a degre 47 7.28 % 106 16.41 % 153 23.68 %
I have a university, college, or associate/technical degree. 131 20.28 % 218 33.75 % 349 54.02 %
Total   234 36.22 % 412 63.78 % 646 100 %


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 143 11.34 % 232 18.40 % 375 29.74 %
Monastic 135 10.71 % 157 12.45 % 292 23.16 %
Cloistered/semi-cloistered 77 6.11 % 148 11.74 % 225 17.84 %
Missionary 119 9.44 % 250 19.83 % 369 29.26 %
Total   474 37.59 % 787 62.41 % 1261 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) 196 27.57 % 332 46.69 % 528 74.26 %
Not worn 64 9.00 % 119 16.74 % 183 25.74 %
Total   260 36.57 % 451 63.43 % 711 100 %


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) 129 11.77 % 130 11.86 % 259 23.63 %
in a group of 2 or 3 90 8.21 % 124 11.31 % 214 19.53 %
in a group of 4 to 7 97 8.85 % 166 15.15 % 263 24.00 %
in a group of 8 or more 112 10.22 % 248 22.63 % 360 32.85 %
Total   428 39.05 % 668 60.95 % 1096 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 132 15.49 % 204 23.94 % 336 39.44 %
daily 132 15.49 % 224 26.29 % 356 41.78 %
several times a week 72 8.45 % 88 10.33 % 160 18.78 %
Total   336 39.44 % 516 60.56 % 852 100 %


I am drawn to the following prayer styles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Rosary 165 7.80 % 290 13.71 % 455 21.50 %
Liturgy of the Hours 134 6.33 % 207 9.78 % 341 16.12 %
Daily Mass 193 9.12 % 322 15.22 % 515 24.34 %
Eucharistic Adoration 158 7.47 % 288 13.61 % 446 21.08 %
Faith Sharing / Lectio Divina 131 6.19 % 228 10.78 % 359 16.97 %
Total   781 36.91 % 1335 63.09 % 2116 100 %


I pray...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
occasionally 29 4.62 % 61 9.71 % 90 14.33 %
once or twice a day 74 11.78 % 166 26.43 % 240 38.22 %
more than two times a day 124 19.75 % 174 27.71 % 298 47.45 %
Total   227 36.15 % 401 63.85 % 628 100 %


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 42 6.71 % 128 20.45 % 170 27.16 %
1 year 28 4.47 % 48 7.67 % 76 12.14 %
2 years 30 4.79 % 45 7.19 % 75 11.98 %
3 years 23 3.67 % 38 6.07 % 61 9.74 %
4 years 13 2.08 % 15 2.40 % 28 4.47 %
5+ years 90 14.38 % 126 20.13 % 216 34.50 %
Total   226 36.10 % 400 63.90 % 626 100 %


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 178 28.43 % 338 53.99 % 516 82.43 %
No 48 7.67 % 62 9.90 % 110 17.57 %
Total   226 36.10 % 400 63.90 % 626 100 %


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. 65 10.42 % 69 11.06 % 134 21.47 %
No, I have not participated in a formal discernment process. 161 25.80 % 329 52.72 % 490 78.53 %
Total   226 36.22 % 398 63.78 % 624 100 %


I am exploring the following vocations and/or lifestyles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Sister 1 0.08 % 360 29.01 % 361 29.09 %
Brother 139 11.20 % 1 0.08 % 140 11.28 %
Deacon 61 4.92 % 6 0.48 % 67 5.40 %
Lay Ministry/Associate/Service Program 64 5.16 % 126 10.15 % 190 15.31 %
Priest-Order 141 11.36 % 9 0.73 % 150 12.09 %
Priest-Diocesan 94 7.57 % 3 0.24 % 97 7.82 %
Secular Institute/Consecrated Life 71 5.72 % 152 12.25 % 223 17.97 %
Other 3 0.24 % 10 0.81 % 13 1.05 %
Total   574 46.25 % 667 53.75 % 1241 100 %


Are you free of debt?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Yes 147 23.82 % 262 42.46 % 409 66.29 %
No 72 11.67 % 114 18.48 % 186 30.15 %
Other 9 1.46 % 13 2.11 % 22 3.57 %
Total   228 36.95 % 389 63.05 % 617 100 %


In what languages are you proficient?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
English 202 23.74 % 342 40.19 % 544 63.92 %
Spanish 45 5.29 % 103 12.10 % 148 17.39 %
French 18 2.12 % 24 2.82 % 42 4.94 %
Portuguese 5 0.59 % 1 0.12 % 6 0.71 %
Italian 10 1.18 % 8 0.94 % 18 2.12 %
Amer. Sign Lang. 2 0.24 % 8 0.94 % 10 1.18 %
Arabic 3 0.35 % 2 0.24 % 5 0.59 %
Chinese 0 0.00 % 4 0.47 % 4 0.47 %
Filipino 2 0.24 % 7 0.82 % 9 1.06 %
German 9 1.06 % 12 1.41 % 21 2.47 %
Greek 0 0.00 % 1 0.12 % 1 0.12 %
Hmong 0 0.00 % 1 0.12 % 1 0.12 %
Hungarian 0 0.00 % 2 0.24 % 2 0.24 %
Japanese 2 0.24 % 1 0.12 % 3 0.35 %
Korean 0 0.00 % 2 0.24 % 2 0.24 %
Polish 6 0.71 % 2 0.24 % 8 0.94 %
Russian 0 0.00 % 3 0.35 % 3 0.35 %
Tagalog 5 0.59 % 2 0.24 % 7 0.82 %
Vietnamese 3 0.35 % 1 0.12 % 4 0.47 %
Other 5 0.59 % 8 0.94 % 13 1.53 %
Total   317 37.25 % 534 62.75 % 851 100 %


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 121 4.56 % 214 8.07 % 335 12.63 %
Preaching 119 4.49 % 81 3.05 % 200 7.54 %
Retreat work 99 3.73 % 190 7.16 % 289 10.89 %
Parish 109 4.11 % 143 5.39 % 252 9.50 %
Prison ministry 67 2.53 % 82 3.09 % 149 5.62 %
Prayer 131 4.94 % 215 8.10 % 346 13.04 %
Youth/campus ministry 80 3.02 % 179 6.75 % 259 9.76 %
Social Service 83 3.13 % 163 6.14 % 246 9.27 %
Healthcare 48 1.81 % 119 4.49 % 167 6.29 %
Foreign missions 81 3.05 % 143 5.39 % 224 8.44 %
Manual labor 79 2.98 % 95 3.58 % 174 6.56 %
Other 5 0.19 % 7 0.26 % 12 0.45 %
Total   1022 38.52 % 1631 61.48 % 2653 100 %


I have received the following religious training:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Catholic school 85 19.41 % 180 41.10 % 265 60.50 %
Theological school 24 5.48 % 28 6.39 % 52 11.87 %
CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) 29 6.62 % 56 12.79 % 85 19.41 %
Other 9 2.05 % 27 6.16 % 36 8.22 %
Total   147 33.56 % 291 66.44 % 438 100 %


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 63 4.64 % 132 9.73 % 195 14.37 %
Preaching 36 2.65 % 27 1.99 % 63 4.64 %
Retreat work 39 2.87 % 99 7.30 % 138 10.17 %
Parish 66 4.86 % 140 10.32 % 206 15.18 %
Prison ministry 17 1.25 % 3 0.22 % 20 1.47 %
Prayer 88 6.48 % 150 11.05 % 238 17.54 %
Youth/campus ministry 51 3.76 % 129 9.51 % 180 13.26 %
Social Service 48 3.54 % 65 4.79 % 113 8.33 %
Healthcare 21 1.55 % 38 2.80 % 59 4.35 %
Foreign missions 13 0.96 % 26 1.92 % 39 2.87 %
Manual labor 41 3.02 % 45 3.32 % 86 6.34 %
Other 7 0.52 % 13 0.96 % 20 1.47 %
Total   490 36.11 % 867 63.89 % 1357 100 %


I have worked in the following areas:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Business 64 6.88 % 90 9.68 % 154 16.56 %
Education/Training 64 6.88 % 135 14.52 % 199 21.40 %
Healthcare 28 3.01 % 74 7.96 % 102 10.97 %
Nonprofit, social work 54 5.81 % 93 10.00 % 147 15.81 %
Technical, mechanical, electrical work 36 3.87 % 19 2.04 % 55 5.91 %
Law enforcement, military 20 2.15 % 13 1.40 % 33 3.55 %
Legal work 11 1.18 % 16 1.72 % 27 2.90 %
Ministry (religious) 13 1.40 % 21 2.26 % 34 3.66 %
Ministry (lay) 48 5.16 % 91 9.78 % 139 14.95 %
Other 10 1.08 % 30 3.23 % 40 4.30 %
Total   348 37.42 % 582 62.58 % 930 100 %