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I am a

Response Number of responses Percentage of total
Female 1448 59.83
Male 972 40.17
Total 2420 100 %

My age

ResponseMen CountMen PercentWomen CountWomen PercentTotal countTotal Percent
17 or less 226 9.34 % 326 13.47 % 552 22.81 %
18 - 19 140 5.79 % 212 8.76 % 352 14.55 %
20 - 24 174 7.19 % 301 12.44 % 475 19.63 %
25 - 29 106 4.38 % 129 5.33 % 235 9.71 %
30 - 34 78 3.22 % 107 4.42 % 185 7.64 %
35 - 39 51 2.11 % 68 2.81 % 119 4.92 %
40 - 44 43 1.78 % 55 2.27 % 98 4.05 %
45 - 49 49 2.02 % 61 2.52 % 110 4.55 %
50 - 54 42 1.74 % 64 2.64 % 106 4.38 %
55 - 59 37 1.53 % 61 2.52 % 98 4.05 %
60+ 26 1.07 % 64 2.64 % 90 3.72 %
Total   972 40.17 1448 59.83 2420 100%


My marital status is...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Single 836 34.82 % 1211 50.44 % 2047 85.26 %
Married 63 2.62 % 68 2.83 % 131 5.46 %
Widowed 10 0.42 % 25 1.04 % 35 1.46 %
Divorced with annulment 34 1.42 % 80 3.33 % 114 4.75 %
Divorced without annulment 18 0.75 % 56 2.33 % 74 3.08 %
Total   961 40.02 % 1440 59.97 % 2401 100%


I am:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Roman Catholic 858 35.78 % 1240 51.71 % 2098 87.49 %
Eastern Catholic 14 0.58 % 12 0.50 % 26 1.08 %
Becoming a Catholic 31 1.29 % 71 2.96 % 102 4.25 %
Not a Catholic 58 2.42 % 114 4.75 % 172 7.17 %
Total   961 40.08 % 1437 59.92 % 2398 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 292 12.27 % 383 16.09 % 675 28.36 %
I have a high school diploma/secondary certificate or other equivalency (but no further formal educa 104 4.37 % 121 5.08 % 225 9.45 %
I am currently in college, university, or technical school (or have completed courses toward a degre 194 8.15 % 352 14.79 % 546 22.94 %
I have a university, college, or associate/technical degree. 360 15.13 % 574 24.12 % 934 39.24 %
Total   950 39.92 % 1430 60.08 % 2380 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 617 14.83 % 788 18.94 % 1405 33.77 %
Monastic 377 9.06 % 463 11.13 % 840 20.19 %
Cloistered/semi-cloistered 244 5.86 % 465 11.18 % 709 17.04 %
Missionary 440 10.57 % 767 18.43 % 1207 29.01 %
Total   1678 40.33 % 2483 59.67 % 4161 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) 652 26.49 % 936 38.03 % 1588 64.53 %
Not worn 312 12.68 % 561 22.80 % 873 35.47 %
Total   964 39.17 % 1497 60.83 % 2461 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) 379 10.06 % 484 12.85 % 863 22.92 %
in a group of 2 or 3 375 9.96 % 500 13.28 % 875 23.23 %
in a group of 4 to 7 342 9.08 % 545 14.47 % 887 23.55 %
in a group of 8 or more 405 10.75 % 736 19.54 % 1141 30.30 %
Total   1501 39.86 % 2265 60.14 % 3766 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 379 12.94 % 587 20.03 % 966 32.97 %
daily 506 17.27 % 812 27.71 % 1318 44.98 %
several times a week 260 8.87 % 386 13.17 % 646 22.05 %
Total   1145 39.08 % 1785 60.92 % 2930 100%


I am drawn to the following prayer styles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Rosary 549 8.05 % 863 12.65 % 1412 20.69 %
Liturgy of the Hours 484 7.09 % 596 8.74 % 1080 15.83 %
Daily Mass 695 10.19 % 1010 14.80 % 1705 24.99 %
Eucharistic Adoration 557 8.16 % 892 13.07 % 1449 21.24 %
Faith Sharing / Lectio Divina 442 6.48 % 735 10.77 % 1177 17.25 %
Total   2727 39.97 % 4096 60.03 % 6823 100%


I pray...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
occasionally 169 7.44 % 245 10.78 % 414 18.21 %
once or twice a day 344 15.13 % 591 26.00 % 935 41.14 %
more than two times a day 385 16.94 % 539 23.71 % 924 40.65 %
Total   898 39.51 % 1375 60.49 % 2273 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 280 12.48 % 562 25.06 % 842 37.54 %
1 year 92 4.10 % 158 7.04 % 250 11.15 %
2 years 106 4.73 % 142 6.33 % 248 11.06 %
3 years 73 3.25 % 95 4.24 % 168 7.49 %
4 years 49 2.18 % 51 2.27 % 100 4.46 %
5+ years 290 12.93 % 345 15.38 % 635 28.31 %
Total   890 39.68 % 1353 60.32 % 2243 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 761 33.72 % 1196 52.99 % 1957 86.71 %
No 132 5.85 % 168 7.44 % 300 13.29 %
Total   893 39.57 % 1364 60.43 % 2257 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. 246 11.01 % 211 9.44 % 457 20.45 %
No, I have not participated in a formal discernment process. 638 28.55 % 1140 51.01 % 1778 79.55 %
Total   884 39.55 % 1351 60.45 % 2235 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 0.16 % 1159 27.10 % 1166 27.26 %
Brother 491 11.48 % 9 0.21 % 500 11.69 %
Deacon 232 5.42 % 16 0.37 % 248 5.80 %
Lay Ministry/Associate/Service Program 220 5.14 % 493 11.53 % 713 16.67 %
Priest-Order 507 11.85 % 13 0.30 % 520 12.16 %
Priest-Diocesan 372 8.70 % 9 0.21 % 381 8.91 %
Secular Institute/Consecrated Life 222 5.19 % 451 10.54 % 673 15.74 %
Other 28 0.65 % 48 1.12 % 76 1.78 %
Total   2079 48.61 % 2198 51.39 % 4277 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 687 32.41 % 1060 50.00 % 1747 82.41 %
Canada 26 1.23 % 51 2.41 % 77 3.63 %
Ireland 30 1.42 % 18 0.85 % 48 2.26 %
United Kingdom 36 1.70 % 41 1.93 % 77 3.63 %
Italy 13 0.61 % 7 0.33 % 20 0.94 %
Other 59 2.78 % 92 4.34 % 151 7.12 %
Total   851 40.14 % 1269 59.86 % 2120 100%


I currently live in...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
United States 689 33.28 % 1070 51.69 % 1759 84.98 %
Canada 22 1.06 % 48 2.32 % 70 3.38 %
Ireland 15 0.72 % 12 0.58 % 27 1.30 %
United Kingdom 27 1.30 % 38 1.84 % 65 3.14 %
Italy 5 0.24 % 5 0.24 % 10 0.48 %
Other 53 2.56 % 86 4.15 % 139 6.71 %
Total   811 39.18 % 1259 60.82 % 2070 100%


Are you free of debt?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Yes 614 27.68 % 944 42.56 % 1558 70.24 %
No 241 10.87 % 355 16.01 % 596 26.87 %
Other 19 0.86 % 45 2.03 % 64 2.89 %
Total   874 39.40 % 1344 60.60 % 2218 100%


In what languages are you proficient?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
English 825 25.18 % 1249 38.13 % 2074 63.31 %
Spanish 190 5.80 % 284 8.67 % 474 14.47 %
French 61 1.86 % 108 3.30 % 169 5.16 %
Portuguese 9 0.27 % 20 0.61 % 29 0.89 %
Italian 30 0.92 % 31 0.95 % 61 1.86 %
Amer. Sign Lang. 10 0.31 % 24 0.73 % 34 1.04 %
Arabic 11 0.34 % 11 0.34 % 22 0.67 %
Bangla 3 0.09 % 2 0.06 % 5 0.15 %
Chinese 16 0.49 % 23 0.70 % 39 1.19 %
Creole 5 0.15 % 9 0.27 % 14 0.43 %
Filipino 16 0.49 % 23 0.70 % 39 1.19 %
Flemish 8 0.24 % 6 0.18 % 14 0.43 %
German 28 0.85 % 46 1.40 % 74 2.26 %
Greek 10 0.31 % 7 0.21 % 17 0.52 %
Hmong 3 0.09 % 2 0.06 % 5 0.15 %
Hungarian 2 0.06 % 3 0.09 % 5 0.15 %
Japanese 10 0.31 % 11 0.34 % 21 0.64 %
Korean 4 0.12 % 11 0.34 % 15 0.46 %
Lithuanian 3 0.09 % 4 0.12 % 7 0.21 %
Polish 14 0.43 % 18 0.55 % 32 0.98 %
Russian 8 0.24 % 11 0.34 % 19 0.58 %
Tagalog 16 0.49 % 16 0.49 % 32 0.98 %
Vietnamese 6 0.18 % 11 0.34 % 17 0.52 %
Other 24 0.73 % 34 1.04 % 58 1.77 %
Total   1312 40.05 % 1964 59.95 % 3276 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 476 5.23 % 709 7.79 % 1185 13.02 %
Preaching 375 4.12 % 250 2.75 % 625 6.87 %
Retreat work 379 4.17 % 626 6.88 % 1005 11.05 %
Parish 379 4.17 % 426 4.68 % 805 8.85 %
Prison ministry 217 2.39 % 283 3.11 % 500 5.50 %
Prayer 453 4.98 % 664 7.30 % 1117 12.28 %
Youth/campus ministry 324 3.56 % 558 6.13 % 882 9.69 %
Social Service 311 3.42 % 555 6.10 % 866 9.52 %
Healthcare 192 2.11 % 428 4.70 % 620 6.81 %
Foreign missions 302 3.32 % 514 5.65 % 816 8.97 %
Manual labor 284 3.12 % 322 3.54 % 606 6.66 %
Other 17 0.19 % 54 0.59 % 71 0.78 %
Total   3709 40.77 % 5389 59.23 % 9098 100%


I have received the following religious training:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Catholic school 450 26.95 % 608 36.41 % 1058 63.35 %
Theological school 82 4.91 % 62 3.71 % 144 8.62 %
CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) 128 7.66 % 195 11.68 % 323 19.34 %
Other 63 3.77 % 82 4.91 % 145 8.68 %
Total   723 43.29 % 947 56.71 % 1670 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 266 5.44 % 415 8.49 % 681 13.93 %
Preaching 104 2.13 % 89 1.82 % 193 3.95 %
Retreat work 214 4.38 % 341 6.98 % 555 11.35 %
Parish 272 5.56 % 392 8.02 % 664 13.58 %
Prison ministry 35 0.72 % 39 0.80 % 74 1.51 %
Prayer 326 6.67 % 489 10.00 % 815 16.67 %
Youth/campus ministry 249 5.09 % 421 8.61 % 670 13.71 %
Social Service 154 3.15 % 247 5.05 % 401 8.20 %
Healthcare 69 1.41 % 164 3.36 % 233 4.77 %
Foreign missions 46 0.94 % 97 1.98 % 143 2.93 %
Manual labor 202 4.13 % 181 3.70 % 383 7.84 %
Other 30 0.61 % 46 0.94 % 76 1.55 %
Total   1967 40.24 % 2921 59.76 % 4888 100%


I have worked in the following areas:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Business 220 7.40 % 259 8.72 % 479 16.12 %
Education/Training 222 7.47 % 376 12.66 % 598 20.13 %
Healthcare 89 3.00 % 227 7.64 % 316 10.64 %
Nonprofit, social work 177 5.96 % 307 10.33 % 484 16.29 %
Technical, mechanical, electrical work 113 3.80 % 54 1.82 % 167 5.62 %
Law enforcement, military 54 1.82 % 41 1.38 % 95 3.20 %
Legal work 33 1.11 % 60 2.02 % 93 3.13 %
Ministry (religious) 74 2.49 % 78 2.63 % 152 5.12 %
Ministry (lay) 205 6.90 % 282 9.49 % 487 16.39 %
Other 39 1.31 % 61 2.05 % 100 3.37 %
Total   1226 41.27 % 1745 58.73 % 2971 100%