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I am a

Response Number of responses Percentage of total
Female 2755 60.59
Male 1792 39.41
Total 4547 100 %

My age

ResponseMen CountMen PercentWomen CountWomen PercentTotal countTotal Percent
17 or less 209 4.60 % 367 8.07 % 576 12.67 %
18 - 19 198 4.35 % 319 7.02 % 517 11.37 %
20 - 24 315 6.93 % 479 10.53 % 794 17.46 %
25 - 29 209 4.60 % 283 6.22 % 492 10.82 %
30 - 34 178 3.91 % 230 5.06 % 408 8.97 %
35 - 39 131 2.88 % 150 3.30 % 281 6.18 %
40 - 44 129 2.84 % 174 3.83 % 303 6.66 %
45 - 49 134 2.95 % 205 4.51 % 339 7.46 %
50 - 54 125 2.75 % 233 5.12 % 358 7.87 %
55 - 59 79 1.74 % 192 4.22 % 271 5.96 %
60+ 85 1.87 % 123 2.71 % 208 4.57 %
Total   1792 39.41 2755 60.59 4547 100%


My marital status is...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Single 1405 31.33 % 2061 45.96 % 3466 77.30 %
Married 149 3.32 % 166 3.70 % 315 7.02 %
Widowed 28 0.62 % 98 2.19 % 126 2.81 %
Divorced with annulment 105 2.34 % 199 4.44 % 304 6.78 %
Divorced without annulment 69 1.54 % 204 4.55 % 273 6.09 %
Total   1756 39.16 % 2728 60.84 % 4484 100%


I am:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Roman Catholic 1538 33.88 % 2370 52.20 % 3908 86.08 %
Eastern Catholic 18 0.40 % 31 0.68 % 49 1.08 %
Becoming a Catholic 114 2.51 % 137 3.02 % 251 5.53 %
Not a Catholic 112 2.47 % 220 4.85 % 332 7.31 %
Total   1782 39.25 % 2758 60.75 % 4540 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 282 6.30 % 459 10.26 % 741 16.56 %
I have a high school diploma/secondary certificate or other equivalency (but no further formal educa 283 6.33 % 277 6.19 % 560 12.52 %
I am currently in college, university, or technical school (or have completed courses toward a degre 397 8.87 % 642 14.35 % 1039 23.22 %
I have a university, college, or associate/technical degree. 787 17.59 % 1347 30.11 % 2134 47.70 %
Total   1749 39.09 % 2725 60.91 % 4474 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 1190 14.54 % 1507 18.42 % 2697 32.96 %
Monastic 764 9.34 % 976 11.93 % 1740 21.27 %
Cloistered/semi-cloistered 523 6.39 % 1079 13.19 % 1602 19.58 %
Missionary 790 9.66 % 1353 16.54 % 2143 26.19 %
Total   3267 39.93 % 4915 60.07 % 8182 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) 1357 28.90 % 1945 41.43 % 3302 70.33 %
Not worn 449 9.56 % 944 20.11 % 1393 29.67 %
Total   1806 38.47 % 2889 61.53 % 4695 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) 851 11.03 % 998 12.94 % 1849 23.98 %
in a group of 2 or 3 706 9.15 % 931 12.07 % 1637 21.23 %
in a group of 4 to 7 700 9.08 % 1120 14.52 % 1820 23.60 %
in a group of 8 or more 853 11.06 % 1553 20.14 % 2406 31.20 %
Total   3110 40.33 % 4602 59.67 % 7712 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 771 13.24 % 1271 21.82 % 2042 35.06 %
daily 1020 17.51 % 1553 26.67 % 2573 44.18 %
several times a week 507 8.71 % 702 12.05 % 1209 20.76 %
Total   2298 39.46 % 3526 60.54 % 5824 100%


I am drawn to the following prayer styles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Rosary 1129 7.91 % 1767 12.38 % 2896 20.29 %
Liturgy of the Hours 1005 7.04 % 1414 9.91 % 2419 16.95 %
Daily Mass 1409 9.87 % 2089 14.64 % 3498 24.51 %
Eucharistic Adoration 1079 7.56 % 1785 12.51 % 2864 20.07 %
Faith Sharing / Lectio Divina 978 6.85 % 1618 11.34 % 2596 18.19 %
Total   5600 39.23 % 8673 60.77 % 14273 100%


I pray...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
occasionally 229 5.21 % 310 7.06 % 539 12.27 %
once or twice a day 624 14.20 % 1045 23.79 % 1669 37.99 %
more than two times a day 862 19.62 % 1323 30.12 % 2185 49.74 %
Total   1715 39.04 % 2678 60.96 % 4393 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 311 7.64 % 711 17.47 % 1022 25.11 %
1 year 177 4.35 % 313 7.69 % 490 12.04 %
2 years 151 3.71 % 249 6.12 % 400 9.83 %
3 years 147 3.61 % 204 5.01 % 351 8.62 %
4 years 78 1.92 % 128 3.14 % 206 5.06 %
5+ years 699 17.17 % 902 22.16 % 1601 39.34 %
Total   1563 38.40 % 2507 61.60 % 4070 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 1343 32.60 % 2226 54.03 % 3569 86.63 %
No 233 5.66 % 318 7.72 % 551 13.37 %
Total   1576 38.25 % 2544 61.75 % 4120 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. 412 10.10 % 440 10.78 % 852 20.88 %
No, I have not participated in a formal discernment process. 1146 28.09 % 2082 51.03 % 3228 79.12 %
Total   1558 38.19 % 2522 61.81 % 4080 100%


I am exploring the following vocations and/or lifestyles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Sister 8 0.10 % 2392 28.97 % 2400 29.06 %
Brother 932 11.29 % 5 0.06 % 937 11.35 %
Deacon 416 5.04 % 43 0.52 % 459 5.56 %
Lay Ministry 404 4.89 % 814 9.86 % 1218 14.75 %
Priest-Order 1035 12.53 % 24 0.29 % 1059 12.82 %
Priest-Diocesan 758 9.18 % 22 0.27 % 780 9.45 %
Secular Institute/Consecrated Life 458 5.55 % 947 11.47 % 1405 17.01 %
Total   4011 48.57 % 4247 51.43 % 8258 100%


Are you free of debt?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Yes 1005 24.83 % 1493 36.89 % 2498 61.72 %
No 558 13.79 % 991 24.49 % 1549 38.28 %
Total   1563 38.62 % 2484 61.38 % 4047 100%


In what languages are you proficient?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
English 1644 27.41 % 2608 43.49 % 4252 70.90 %
Spanish 355 5.92 % 455 7.59 % 810 13.51 %
French 93 1.55 % 208 3.47 % 301 5.02 %
Portuguese 11 0.18 % 30 0.50 % 41 0.68 %
Italian 54 0.90 % 58 0.97 % 112 1.87 %
Amer. Sign Lang. 14 0.23 % 39 0.65 % 53 0.88 %
Arabic 12 0.20 % 4 0.07 % 16 0.27 %
Bangla 2 0.03 % 0 0.00 % 2 0.03 %
Chinese 16 0.27 % 19 0.32 % 35 0.58 %
Creole 3 0.05 % 8 0.13 % 11 0.18 %
Filipino 18 0.30 % 34 0.57 % 52 0.87 %
Flemish 6 0.10 % 2 0.03 % 8 0.13 %
German 50 0.83 % 62 1.03 % 112 1.87 %
Greek 7 0.12 % 10 0.17 % 17 0.28 %
Hmong 1 0.02 % 0 0.00 % 1 0.02 %
Hungarian 5 0.08 % 1 0.02 % 6 0.10 %
Japanese 8 0.13 % 8 0.13 % 16 0.27 %
Korean 7 0.12 % 6 0.10 % 13 0.22 %
Lithuanian 2 0.03 % 2 0.03 % 4 0.07 %
Polish 11 0.18 % 27 0.45 % 38 0.63 %
Russian 17 0.28 % 16 0.27 % 33 0.55 %
Tagalog 26 0.43 % 23 0.38 % 49 0.82 %
Vietnamese 5 0.08 % 10 0.17 % 15 0.25 %
Total   2367 39.47 % 3630 60.53 % 5997 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 1026 5.27 % 1532 7.87 % 2558 13.13 %
Preaching 863 4.43 % 511 2.62 % 1374 7.05 %
Retreat work 796 4.09 % 1415 7.26 % 2211 11.35 %
Parish 966 4.96 % 1138 5.84 % 2104 10.80 %
Prison ministry 457 2.35 % 535 2.75 % 992 5.09 %
Prayer 1038 5.33 % 1672 8.58 % 2710 13.91 %
Youth/campus ministry 673 3.46 % 1217 6.25 % 1890 9.70 %
Social Service 638 3.28 % 1138 5.84 % 1776 9.12 %
Healthcare 397 2.04 % 796 4.09 % 1193 6.13 %
Foreign missions 597 3.07 % 971 4.99 % 1568 8.05 %
Manual labor 514 2.64 % 587 3.01 % 1101 5.65 %
Total   7965 40.89 % 11512 59.11 % 19477 100%


I have received the following religious training:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Catholic school 829 23.33 % 1334 37.54 % 2163 60.86 %
Theological school 198 5.57 % 188 5.29 % 386 10.86 %
CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) 382 10.75 % 623 17.53 % 1005 28.28 %
Total   1409 39.65 % 2145 60.35 % 3554 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 734 5.84 % 1287 10.24 % 2021 16.08 %
Preaching 279 2.22 % 233 1.85 % 512 4.07 %
Retreat work 409 3.25 % 811 6.45 % 1220 9.70 %
Parish 725 5.77 % 1133 9.01 % 1858 14.78 %
Prison ministry 101 0.80 % 98 0.78 % 199 1.58 %
Prayer 775 6.16 % 1335 10.62 % 2110 16.78 %
Youth/campus ministry 546 4.34 % 974 7.75 % 1520 12.09 %
Social Service 406 3.23 % 664 5.28 % 1070 8.51 %
Healthcare 216 1.72 % 510 4.06 % 726 5.77 %
Foreign missions 123 0.98 % 249 1.98 % 372 2.96 %
Manual labor 465 3.70 % 499 3.97 % 964 7.67 %
Total   4779 38.01 % 7793 61.99 % 12572 100%


I have worked in the following areas:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Business 592 7.65 % 861 11.13 % 1453 18.79 %
Education/Training 556 7.19 % 1042 13.47 % 1598 20.66 %
Healthcare 276 3.57 % 702 9.08 % 978 12.65 %
Nonprofit, social work 435 5.62 % 829 10.72 % 1264 16.34 %
Technical, mechanical, electrical work 303 3.92 % 133 1.72 % 436 5.64 %
Law enforcement, military 224 2.90 % 87 1.12 % 311 4.02 %
Legal work 87 1.12 % 173 2.24 % 260 3.36 %
Ministry (religious) 159 2.06 % 207 2.68 % 366 4.73 %
Ministry (lay) 415 5.37 % 653 8.44 % 1068 13.81 %
Total   3047 39.40 % 4687 60.60 % 7734 100%