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I am a

Response Number of responses Percentage of total
Female 2601 55.88
Male 2054 44.12
Total 4655 100 %

My age

ResponseMen CountMen PercentWomen CountWomen PercentTotal countTotal Percent
17 or less 272 5.84 % 312 6.70 % 584 12.55 %
18 - 19 183 3.93 % 315 6.77 % 498 10.70 %
20 - 24 370 7.95 % 567 12.18 % 937 20.13 %
25 - 29 237 5.09 % 272 5.84 % 509 10.93 %
30 - 34 180 3.87 % 208 4.47 % 388 8.34 %
35 - 39 151 3.24 % 137 2.94 % 288 6.19 %
40 - 44 172 3.69 % 126 2.71 % 298 6.40 %
45 - 49 165 3.54 % 180 3.87 % 345 7.41 %
50 - 54 147 3.16 % 198 4.25 % 345 7.41 %
55 - 59 94 2.02 % 143 3.07 % 237 5.09 %
60+ 83 1.78 % 143 3.07 % 226 4.85 %
Total   2054 44.12 2601 55.88 4655 100%


My marital status is...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Single 1714 35.74 % 2111 44.02 % 3825 79.75 %
Married 180 3.75 % 133 2.77 % 313 6.53 %
Widowed 23 0.48 % 90 1.88 % 113 2.36 %
Divorced with annulment 115 2.40 % 198 4.13 % 313 6.53 %
Divorced without annulment 72 1.50 % 160 3.34 % 232 4.84 %
Total   2104 43.87 % 2692 56.13 % 4796 100%


I am:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Roman Catholic 1862 38.78 % 2360 49.16 % 4222 87.94 %
Eastern Catholic 25 0.52 % 29 0.60 % 54 1.12 %
Becoming a Catholic 130 2.71 % 132 2.75 % 262 5.46 %
Not a Catholic 88 1.83 % 175 3.65 % 263 5.48 %
Total   2105 43.85 % 2696 56.15 % 4801 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 356 7.47 % 409 8.58 % 765 16.05 %
I have a high school diploma/secondary certificate or other equivalency (but no further formal educa 299 6.27 % 249 5.22 % 548 11.50 %
I am currently in college, university, or technical school (or have completed courses toward a degre 437 9.17 % 654 13.72 % 1091 22.89 %
I have a university, college, or associate/technical degree. 991 20.79 % 1371 28.77 % 2362 49.56 %
Total   2083 43.71 % 2683 56.29 % 4766 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 1338 15.48 % 1544 17.86 % 2882 33.33 %
Monastic 880 10.18 % 959 11.09 % 1839 21.27 %
Cloistered/semi-cloistered 596 6.89 % 985 11.39 % 1581 18.29 %
Missionary 932 10.78 % 1412 16.33 % 2344 27.11 %
Total   3746 43.33 % 4900 56.67 % 8646 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) 1548 31.13 % 1871 37.63 % 3419 68.77 %
Not worn 589 11.85 % 964 19.39 % 1553 31.23 %
Total   2137 42.98 % 2835 57.02 % 4972 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) 1050 12.76 % 984 11.96 % 2034 24.72 %
in a group of 2 or 3 912 11.08 % 941 11.44 % 1853 22.52 %
in a group of 4 to 7 826 10.04 % 1102 13.39 % 1928 23.43 %
in a group of 8 or more 948 11.52 % 1466 17.82 % 2414 29.34 %
Total   3736 45.40 % 4493 54.60 % 8229 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 883 14.34 % 1179 19.15 % 2062 33.49 %
daily 1226 19.91 % 1532 24.88 % 2758 44.79 %
several times a week 626 10.17 % 711 11.55 % 1337 21.72 %
Total   2735 44.42 % 3422 55.58 % 6157 100%


I am drawn to the following prayer styles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Rosary 1345 8.89 % 1777 11.75 % 3122 20.64 %
Liturgy of the Hours 1116 7.38 % 1317 8.71 % 2433 16.08 %
Daily Mass 1621 10.71 % 2096 13.85 % 3717 24.57 %
Eucharistic Adoration 1310 8.66 % 1809 11.96 % 3119 20.62 %
Faith Sharing / Lectio Divina 1133 7.49 % 1605 10.61 % 2738 18.10 %
Total   6525 43.13 % 8604 56.87 % 15129 100%


I pray...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
occasionally 271 5.86 % 294 6.36 % 565 12.22 %
once or twice a day 756 16.35 % 1037 22.43 % 1793 38.78 %
more than two times a day 984 21.28 % 1282 27.72 % 2266 49.01 %
Total   2011 43.49 % 2613 56.51 % 4624 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 372 8.56 % 726 16.71 % 1098 25.28 %
1 year 225 5.18 % 318 7.32 % 543 12.50 %
2 years 209 4.81 % 249 5.73 % 458 10.54 %
3 years 144 3.31 % 187 4.30 % 331 7.62 %
4 years 85 1.96 % 139 3.20 % 224 5.16 %
5+ years 857 19.73 % 833 19.18 % 1690 38.90 %
Total   1892 43.55 % 2452 56.45 % 4344 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 1618 36.56 % 2198 49.67 % 3816 86.24 %
No 295 6.67 % 314 7.10 % 609 13.76 %
Total   1913 43.23 % 2512 56.77 % 4425 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. 495 11.27 % 425 9.67 % 920 20.94 %
No, I have not participated in a formal discernment process. 1403 31.93 % 2071 47.13 % 3474 79.06 %
Total   1898 43.20 % 2496 56.80 % 4394 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 0.09 % 2319 25.82 % 2327 25.91 %
Brother 1097 12.22 % 5 0.06 % 1102 12.27 %
Deacon 541 6.02 % 25 0.28 % 566 6.30 %
Lay Ministry 530 5.90 % 813 9.05 % 1343 14.96 %
Priest-Order 1221 13.60 % 19 0.21 % 1240 13.81 %
Priest-Diocesan 923 10.28 % 18 0.20 % 941 10.48 %
Secular Institute/Consecrated Life 554 6.17 % 907 10.10 % 1461 16.27 %
Total   4874 54.28 % 4106 45.72 % 8980 100%


Are you free of debt?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Yes 1189 27.59 % 1548 35.92 % 2737 63.50 %
No 684 15.87 % 889 20.63 % 1573 36.50 %
Total   1873 43.46 % 2437 56.54 % 4310 100%


In what languages are you proficient?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
English 2000 29.89 % 2622 39.18 % 4622 69.07 %
Spanish 452 6.75 % 494 7.38 % 946 14.14 %
French 152 2.27 % 219 3.27 % 371 5.54 %
Portuguese 32 0.48 % 27 0.40 % 59 0.88 %
Italian 66 0.99 % 77 1.15 % 143 2.14 %
Amer. Sign Lang. 11 0.16 % 31 0.46 % 42 0.63 %
Arabic 12 0.18 % 12 0.18 % 24 0.36 %
Bangla 2 0.03 % 1 0.01 % 3 0.04 %
Chinese 16 0.24 % 30 0.45 % 46 0.69 %
Creole 5 0.07 % 5 0.07 % 10 0.15 %
Filipino 46 0.69 % 41 0.61 % 87 1.30 %
Flemish 3 0.04 % 1 0.01 % 4 0.06 %
German 73 1.09 % 71 1.06 % 144 2.15 %
Greek 8 0.12 % 4 0.06 % 12 0.18 %
Hmong 1 0.01 % 1 0.01 % 2 0.03 %
Hungarian 3 0.04 % 4 0.06 % 7 0.10 %
Japanese 10 0.15 % 10 0.15 % 20 0.30 %
Korean 7 0.10 % 14 0.21 % 21 0.31 %
Lithuanian 2 0.03 % 2 0.03 % 4 0.06 %
Polish 12 0.18 % 19 0.28 % 31 0.46 %
Russian 10 0.15 % 11 0.16 % 21 0.31 %
Tagalog 35 0.52 % 27 0.40 % 62 0.93 %
Vietnamese 5 0.07 % 6 0.09 % 11 0.16 %
Total   2963 44.28 % 3729 55.72 % 6692 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 1197 5.71 % 1514 7.22 % 2711 12.94 %
Preaching 1015 4.84 % 537 2.56 % 1552 7.41 %
Retreat work 994 4.74 % 1367 6.52 % 2361 11.27 %
Parish 1115 5.32 % 1022 4.88 % 2137 10.20 %
Prison ministry 568 2.71 % 543 2.59 % 1111 5.30 %
Prayer 1227 5.86 % 1582 7.55 % 2809 13.40 %
Youth/campus ministry 830 3.96 % 1242 5.93 % 2072 9.89 %
Social Service 773 3.69 % 1137 5.43 % 1910 9.11 %
Healthcare 472 2.25 % 810 3.87 % 1282 6.12 %
Foreign missions 750 3.58 % 993 4.74 % 1743 8.32 %
Manual labor 630 3.01 % 638 3.04 % 1268 6.05 %
Total   9571 45.67 % 11385 54.33 % 20956 100%


I have received the following religious training:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Catholic school 1081 29.20 % 1360 36.74 % 2441 65.94 %
Theological school 203 5.48 % 156 4.21 % 359 9.70 %
CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) 362 9.78 % 540 14.59 % 902 24.37 %
Total   1646 44.46 % 2056 55.54 % 3702 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 875 6.47 % 1273 9.41 % 2148 15.88 %
Preaching 337 2.49 % 233 1.72 % 570 4.21 %
Retreat work 533 3.94 % 828 6.12 % 1361 10.06 %
Parish 884 6.54 % 1102 8.15 % 1986 14.69 %
Prison ministry 137 1.01 % 98 0.72 % 235 1.74 %
Prayer 917 6.78 % 1344 9.94 % 2261 16.72 %
Youth/campus ministry 654 4.84 % 1027 7.59 % 1681 12.43 %
Social Service 501 3.70 % 623 4.61 % 1124 8.31 %
Healthcare 254 1.88 % 477 3.53 % 731 5.41 %
Foreign missions 165 1.22 % 245 1.81 % 410 3.03 %
Manual labor 534 3.95 % 483 3.57 % 1017 7.52 %
Total   5791 42.82 % 7733 57.18 % 13524 100%


I have worked in the following areas:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Business 720 8.87 % 777 9.57 % 1497 18.44 %
Education/Training 650 8.01 % 1045 12.87 % 1695 20.88 %
Healthcare 313 3.86 % 638 7.86 % 951 11.72 %
Nonprofit, social work 506 6.23 % 818 10.08 % 1324 16.31 %
Technical, mechanical, electrical work 364 4.48 % 163 2.01 % 527 6.49 %
Law enforcement, military 238 2.93 % 90 1.11 % 328 4.04 %
Legal work 104 1.28 % 153 1.88 % 257 3.17 %
Ministry (religious) 177 2.18 % 222 2.73 % 399 4.92 %
Ministry (lay) 494 6.09 % 645 7.95 % 1139 14.03 %
Total   3566 43.93 % 4551 56.07 % 8117 100%