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I am a

Response Number of responses Percentage of total
Female 2988 61.36
Male 1882 38.64
Total 4870 100 %

My age

ResponseMen CountMen PercentWomen CountWomen PercentTotal countTotal Percent
17 or less 343 7.04 % 553 11.36 % 896 18.40 %
18 - 19 291 5.98 % 417 8.56 % 708 14.54 %
20 - 24 320 6.57 % 649 13.33 % 969 19.90 %
25 - 29 236 4.85 % 342 7.02 % 578 11.87 %
30 - 34 150 3.08 % 213 4.37 % 363 7.45 %
35 - 39 119 2.44 % 170 3.49 % 289 5.93 %
40 - 44 107 2.20 % 148 3.04 % 255 5.24 %
45 - 49 93 1.91 % 112 2.30 % 205 4.21 %
50 - 54 84 1.72 % 145 2.98 % 229 4.70 %
55 - 59 73 1.50 % 119 2.44 % 192 3.94 %
60+ 66 1.36 % 120 2.46 % 186 3.82 %
Total   1882 38.64 2988 61.36 4870 100%


My marital status is...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Single 1600 33.07 % 2479 51.24 % 4079 84.31 %
Married 149 3.08 % 151 3.12 % 300 6.20 %
Widowed 22 0.45 % 60 1.24 % 82 1.69 %
Divorced with annulment 44 0.91 % 133 2.75 % 177 3.66 %
Divorced without annulment 52 1.07 % 148 3.06 % 200 4.13 %
Total   1867 38.59 % 2971 61.41 % 4838 100 %


I am:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Roman Catholic 1537 31.85 % 2386 49.44 % 3923 81.29 %
Eastern Catholic 23 0.48 % 33 0.68 % 56 1.16 %
Becoming a Catholic 111 2.30 % 177 3.67 % 288 5.97 %
Not a Catholic 190 3.94 % 369 7.65 % 559 11.58 %
Total   1861 38.56 % 2965 61.44 % 4826 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 505 10.51 % 705 14.68 % 1210 25.19 %
I have a high school diploma/secondary certificate or other equivalency (but no further formal educa 216 4.50 % 289 6.02 % 505 10.51 %
I am currently in college, university, or technical school (or have completed courses toward a degre 335 6.97 % 632 13.16 % 967 20.13 %
I have a university, college, or associate/technical degree. 793 16.51 % 1328 27.65 % 2121 44.16 %
Total   1849 38.50 % 2954 61.50 % 4803 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 1096 13.01 % 1640 19.47 % 2736 32.49 %
Monastic 769 9.13 % 999 11.86 % 1768 20.99 %
Cloistered/semi-cloistered 496 5.89 % 999 11.86 % 1495 17.75 %
Missionary 837 9.94 % 1586 18.83 % 2423 28.77 %
Total   3198 37.97 % 5224 62.03 % 8422 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) 1292 25.78 % 1974 39.39 % 3266 65.16 %
Not worn 624 12.45 % 1122 22.39 % 1746 34.84 %
Total   1916 38.23 % 3096 61.77 % 5012 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) 817 10.67 % 1070 13.98 % 1887 24.65 %
in a group of 2 or 3 729 9.52 % 1032 13.48 % 1761 23.01 %
in a group of 4 to 7 695 9.08 % 1115 14.57 % 1810 23.65 %
in a group of 8 or more 787 10.28 % 1409 18.41 % 2196 28.69 %
Total   3028 39.56 % 4626 60.44 % 7654 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 756 12.70 % 1198 20.12 % 1954 32.82 %
daily 971 16.31 % 1615 27.13 % 2586 43.44 %
several times a week 563 9.46 % 850 14.28 % 1413 23.74 %
Total   2290 38.47 % 3663 61.53 % 5953 100 %


I am drawn to the following prayer styles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Rosary 1106 7.96 % 1880 13.52 % 2986 21.48 %
Liturgy of the Hours 887 6.38 % 1281 9.21 % 2168 15.59 %
Daily Mass 1315 9.46 % 2058 14.80 % 3373 24.26 %
Eucharistic Adoration 1049 7.55 % 1858 13.36 % 2907 20.91 %
Faith Sharing / Lectio Divina 885 6.37 % 1584 11.39 % 2469 17.76 %
Total   5242 37.70 % 8661 62.30 % 13903 100 %


I pray...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
occasionally 412 8.99 % 621 13.55 % 1033 22.54 %
once or twice a day 639 13.94 % 1189 25.94 % 1828 39.89 %
more than two times a day 687 14.99 % 1035 22.58 % 1722 37.57 %
Total   1738 37.92 % 2845 62.08 % 4583 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 563 12.56 % 1123 25.06 % 1686 37.63 %
1 year 205 4.57 % 306 6.83 % 511 11.40 %
2 years 149 3.33 % 256 5.71 % 405 9.04 %
3 years 112 2.50 % 196 4.37 % 308 6.87 %
4 years 72 1.61 % 96 2.14 % 168 3.75 %
5+ years 601 13.41 % 802 17.90 % 1403 31.31 %
Total   1702 37.98 % 2779 62.02 % 4481 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 1390 30.50 % 2341 51.36 % 3731 81.86 %
No 341 7.48 % 486 10.66 % 827 18.14 %
Total   1731 37.98 % 2827 62.02 % 4558 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. 422 9.35 % 428 9.48 % 850 18.83 %
No, I have not participated in a formal discernment process. 1290 28.58 % 2374 52.59 % 3664 81.17 %
Total   1712 37.93 % 2802 62.07 % 4514 100 %


I am exploring the following vocations and/or lifestyles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Sister 14 0.16 % 2290 26.92 % 2304 27.08 %
Brother 927 10.90 % 15 0.18 % 942 11.07 %
Deacon 435 5.11 % 60 0.71 % 495 5.82 %
Lay Ministry/Associate/Service Program 462 5.43 % 947 11.13 % 1409 16.56 %
Priest-Order 943 11.08 % 58 0.68 % 1001 11.77 %
Priest-Diocesan 692 8.13 % 43 0.51 % 735 8.64 %
Secular Institute/Consecrated Life 479 5.63 % 1022 12.01 % 1501 17.64 %
Other 39 0.46 % 82 0.96 % 121 1.42 %
Total   3991 46.91 % 4517 53.09 % 8508 100 %


Are you free of debt?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Yes 1235 27.97 % 1935 43.83 % 3170 71.80 %
No 395 8.95 % 732 16.58 % 1127 25.53 %
Other 41 0.93 % 77 1.74 % 118 2.67 %
Total   1671 37.85 % 2744 62.15 % 4415 100 %


In what languages are you proficient?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
English 1521 23.53 % 2501 38.69 % 4022 62.21 %
Spanish 360 5.57 % 658 10.18 % 1018 15.75 %
French 133 2.06 % 220 3.40 % 353 5.46 %
Portuguese 52 0.80 % 36 0.56 % 88 1.36 %
Italian 80 1.24 % 83 1.28 % 163 2.52 %
Amer. Sign Lang. 13 0.20 % 48 0.74 % 61 0.94 %
Arabic 21 0.32 % 16 0.25 % 37 0.57 %
Bangla 3 0.05 % 1 0.02 % 4 0.06 %
Chinese 33 0.51 % 48 0.74 % 81 1.25 %
Creole 8 0.12 % 8 0.12 % 16 0.25 %
Filipino 19 0.29 % 50 0.77 % 69 1.07 %
Flemish 6 0.09 % 5 0.08 % 11 0.17 %
German 79 1.22 % 70 1.08 % 149 2.30 %
Greek 8 0.12 % 4 0.06 % 12 0.19 %
Hmong 3 0.05 % 2 0.03 % 5 0.08 %
Hungarian 3 0.05 % 6 0.09 % 9 0.14 %
Japanese 18 0.28 % 23 0.36 % 41 0.63 %
Korean 9 0.14 % 18 0.28 % 27 0.42 %
Lithuanian 5 0.08 % 2 0.03 % 7 0.11 %
Polish 22 0.34 % 23 0.36 % 45 0.70 %
Russian 20 0.31 % 29 0.45 % 49 0.76 %
Tagalog 21 0.32 % 30 0.46 % 51 0.79 %
Vietnamese 20 0.31 % 16 0.25 % 36 0.56 %
Other 42 0.65 % 69 1.07 % 111 1.72 %
Total   2499 38.65 % 3966 61.35 % 6465 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 876 4.98 % 1453 8.26 % 2329 13.23 %
Preaching 735 4.18 % 520 2.95 % 1255 7.13 %
Retreat work 633 3.60 % 1298 7.38 % 1931 10.97 %
Parish 701 3.98 % 875 4.97 % 1576 8.95 %
Prison ministry 412 2.34 % 589 3.35 % 1001 5.69 %
Prayer 833 4.73 % 1395 7.93 % 2228 12.66 %
Youth/campus ministry 549 3.12 % 1184 6.73 % 1733 9.85 %
Social Service 550 3.12 % 1152 6.55 % 1702 9.67 %
Healthcare 339 1.93 % 871 4.95 % 1210 6.88 %
Foreign missions 503 2.86 % 911 5.18 % 1414 8.03 %
Manual labor 508 2.89 % 606 3.44 % 1114 6.33 %
Other 47 0.27 % 60 0.34 % 107 0.61 %
Total   6686 37.99 % 10914 62.01 % 17600 100 %


I have received the following religious training:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Catholic school 745 24.18 % 1240 40.25 % 1985 64.43 %
Theological school 117 3.80 % 146 4.74 % 263 8.54 %
CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) 183 5.94 % 337 10.94 % 520 16.88 %
Other 115 3.73 % 198 6.43 % 313 10.16 %
Total   1160 37.65 % 1921 62.35 % 3081 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 441 5.23 % 811 9.62 % 1252 14.85 %
Preaching 167 1.98 % 168 1.99 % 335 3.97 %
Retreat work 286 3.39 % 621 7.37 % 907 10.76 %
Parish 442 5.24 % 761 9.03 % 1203 14.27 %
Prison ministry 56 0.66 % 51 0.60 % 107 1.27 %
Prayer 524 6.22 % 913 10.83 % 1437 17.04 %
Youth/campus ministry 370 4.39 % 789 9.36 % 1159 13.75 %
Social Service 273 3.24 % 425 5.04 % 698 8.28 %
Healthcare 112 1.33 % 253 3.00 % 365 4.33 %
Foreign missions 74 0.88 % 166 1.97 % 240 2.85 %
Manual labor 264 3.13 % 318 3.77 % 582 6.90 %
Other 58 0.69 % 88 1.04 % 146 1.73 %
Total   3067 36.38 % 5364 63.62 % 8431 100 %


I have worked in the following areas:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Business 416 7.26 % 548 9.57 % 964 16.83 %
Education/Training 442 7.72 % 835 14.58 % 1277 22.29 %
Healthcare 174 3.04 % 436 7.61 % 610 10.65 %
Nonprofit, social work 333 5.81 % 612 10.68 % 945 16.50 %
Technical, mechanical, electrical work 205 3.58 % 139 2.43 % 344 6.01 %
Law enforcement, military 105 1.83 % 63 1.10 % 168 2.93 %
Legal work 80 1.40 % 112 1.96 % 192 3.35 %
Ministry (religious) 97 1.69 % 142 2.48 % 239 4.17 %
Ministry (lay) 266 4.64 % 511 8.92 % 777 13.56 %
Other 84 1.47 % 128 2.23 % 212 3.70 %
Total   2202 38.44 % 3526 61.56 % 5728 100 %