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I am a

Response Number of responses Percentage of total
Female 2395 60.76
Male 1547 39.24
Total 3942 100 %

My age

ResponseMen CountMen PercentWomen CountWomen PercentTotal countTotal Percent
17 or less 342 8.68 % 542 13.75 % 884 22.43 %
18 - 19 194 4.92 % 321 8.14 % 515 13.06 %
20 - 24 281 7.13 % 489 12.40 % 770 19.53 %
25 - 29 187 4.74 % 253 6.42 % 440 11.16 %
30 - 34 126 3.20 % 166 4.21 % 292 7.41 %
35 - 39 96 2.44 % 128 3.25 % 224 5.68 %
40 - 44 69 1.75 % 106 2.69 % 175 4.44 %
45 - 49 79 2.00 % 91 2.31 % 170 4.31 %
50 - 54 72 1.83 % 112 2.84 % 184 4.67 %
55 - 59 58 1.47 % 88 2.23 % 146 3.70 %
60+ 43 1.09 % 99 2.51 % 142 3.60 %
Total   1547 39.24 2395 60.76 3942 100%


My marital status is...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Single 1328 34.02 % 2000 51.23 % 3328 85.25 %
Married 107 2.74 % 117 3.00 % 224 5.74 %
Widowed 17 0.44 % 47 1.20 % 64 1.64 %
Divorced with annulment 51 1.31 % 120 3.07 % 171 4.38 %
Divorced without annulment 33 0.85 % 84 2.15 % 117 3.00 %
Total   1536 39.34 % 2368 60.66 % 3904 100 %


I am:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Roman Catholic 1374 35.23 % 2040 52.31 % 3414 87.54 %
Eastern Catholic 25 0.64 % 21 0.54 % 46 1.18 %
Becoming a Catholic 56 1.44 % 100 2.56 % 156 4.00 %
Not a Catholic 79 2.03 % 205 5.26 % 284 7.28 %
Total   1534 39.33 % 2366 60.67 % 3900 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 431 11.11 % 621 16.01 % 1052 27.12 %
I have a high school diploma/secondary certificate or other equivalency (but no further formal educa 169 4.36 % 199 5.13 % 368 9.49 %
I am currently in college, university, or technical school (or have completed courses toward a degre 308 7.94 % 543 14.00 % 851 21.94 %
I have a university, college, or associate/technical degree. 616 15.88 % 992 25.57 % 1608 41.45 %
Total   1524 39.29 % 2355 60.71 % 3879 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 968 14.07 % 1304 18.95 % 2272 33.01 %
Monastic 626 9.10 % 800 11.62 % 1426 20.72 %
Cloistered/semi-cloistered 404 5.87 % 753 10.94 % 1157 16.81 %
Missionary 727 10.56 % 1300 18.89 % 2027 29.45 %
Total   2725 39.60 % 4157 60.40 % 6882 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) 1057 26.18 % 1530 37.89 % 2587 64.07 %
Not worn 508 12.58 % 943 23.35 % 1451 35.93 %
Total   1565 38.76 % 2473 61.24 % 4038 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) 607 9.80 % 804 12.98 % 1411 22.77 %
in a group of 2 or 3 597 9.64 % 805 12.99 % 1402 22.63 %
in a group of 4 to 7 581 9.38 % 925 14.93 % 1506 24.31 %
in a group of 8 or more 674 10.88 % 1203 19.42 % 1877 30.29 %
Total   2459 39.69 % 3737 60.31 % 6196 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 619 12.73 % 970 19.94 % 1589 32.67 %
daily 836 17.19 % 1353 27.82 % 2189 45.00 %
several times a week 446 9.17 % 640 13.16 % 1086 22.33 %
Total   1901 39.08 % 2963 60.92 % 4864 100 %


I am drawn to the following prayer styles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Rosary 874 7.79 % 1420 12.66 % 2294 20.45 %
Liturgy of the Hours 771 6.87 % 989 8.81 % 1760 15.69 %
Daily Mass 1124 10.02 % 1681 14.98 % 2805 25.00 %
Eucharistic Adoration 893 7.96 % 1472 13.12 % 2365 21.08 %
Faith Sharing / Lectio Divina 725 6.46 % 1271 11.33 % 1996 17.79 %
Total   4387 39.10 % 6833 60.90 % 11220 100 %


I pray...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
occasionally 272 7.29 % 380 10.18 % 652 17.48 %
once or twice a day 550 14.74 % 1044 27.98 % 1594 42.72 %
more than two times a day 625 16.75 % 860 23.05 % 1485 39.80 %
Total   1447 38.78 % 2284 61.22 % 3731 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 445 12.11 % 923 25.12 % 1368 37.22 %
1 year 148 4.03 % 288 7.84 % 436 11.86 %
2 years 162 4.41 % 208 5.66 % 370 10.07 %
3 years 127 3.46 % 158 4.30 % 285 7.76 %
4 years 70 1.90 % 83 2.26 % 153 4.16 %
5+ years 478 13.01 % 585 15.92 % 1063 28.93 %
Total   1430 38.91 % 2245 61.09 % 3675 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 1226 33.05 % 1983 53.45 % 3209 86.50 %
No 210 5.66 % 291 7.84 % 501 13.50 %
Total   1436 38.71 % 2274 61.29 % 3710 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 11.20 % 328 8.92 % 740 20.13 %
No, I have not participated in a formal discernment process. 1014 27.58 % 1923 52.30 % 2937 79.87 %
Total   1426 38.78 % 2251 61.22 % 3677 100 %


I am exploring the following vocations and/or lifestyles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Sister 9 0.13 % 1893 26.71 % 1902 26.83 %
Brother 795 11.22 % 14 0.20 % 809 11.41 %
Deacon 368 5.19 % 40 0.56 % 408 5.76 %
Lay Ministry/Associate/Service Program 373 5.26 % 838 11.82 % 1211 17.09 %
Priest-Order 829 11.70 % 24 0.34 % 853 12.03 %
Priest-Diocesan 592 8.35 % 22 0.31 % 614 8.66 %
Secular Institute/Consecrated Life 378 5.33 % 777 10.96 % 1155 16.30 %
Other 50 0.71 % 86 1.21 % 136 1.92 %
Total   3394 47.88 % 3694 52.12 % 7088 100 %


Are you free of debt?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Yes 989 26.93 % 1559 42.46 % 2548 69.39 %
No 390 10.62 % 618 16.83 % 1008 27.45 %
Other 40 1.09 % 76 2.07 % 116 3.16 %
Total   1419 38.64 % 2253 61.36 % 3672 100 %


In what languages are you proficient?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
English 1323 24.68 % 2107 39.30 % 3430 63.98 %
Spanish 312 5.82 % 488 9.10 % 800 14.92 %
French 89 1.66 % 171 3.19 % 260 4.85 %
Portuguese 16 0.30 % 34 0.63 % 50 0.93 %
Italian 51 0.95 % 55 1.03 % 106 1.98 %
Amer. Sign Lang. 14 0.26 % 33 0.62 % 47 0.88 %
Arabic 19 0.35 % 16 0.30 % 35 0.65 %
Bangla 3 0.06 % 3 0.06 % 6 0.11 %
Chinese 18 0.34 % 36 0.67 % 54 1.01 %
Creole 6 0.11 % 14 0.26 % 20 0.37 %
Filipino 23 0.43 % 40 0.75 % 63 1.18 %
Flemish 9 0.17 % 10 0.19 % 19 0.35 %
German 49 0.91 % 69 1.29 % 118 2.20 %
Greek 12 0.22 % 8 0.15 % 20 0.37 %
Hmong 3 0.06 % 4 0.07 % 7 0.13 %
Hungarian 2 0.04 % 5 0.09 % 7 0.13 %
Japanese 15 0.28 % 15 0.28 % 30 0.56 %
Korean 6 0.11 % 17 0.32 % 23 0.43 %
Lithuanian 3 0.06 % 5 0.09 % 8 0.15 %
Polish 22 0.41 % 25 0.47 % 47 0.88 %
Russian 16 0.30 % 14 0.26 % 30 0.56 %
Tagalog 20 0.37 % 24 0.45 % 44 0.82 %
Vietnamese 10 0.19 % 19 0.35 % 29 0.54 %
Other 47 0.88 % 61 1.14 % 108 2.01 %
Total   2088 38.95 % 3273 61.05 % 5361 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 759 5.02 % 1210 8.01 % 1969 13.03 %
Preaching 621 4.11 % 435 2.88 % 1056 6.99 %
Retreat work 592 3.92 % 1074 7.11 % 1666 11.03 %
Parish 626 4.14 % 737 4.88 % 1363 9.02 %
Prison ministry 342 2.26 % 484 3.20 % 826 5.47 %
Prayer 736 4.87 % 1133 7.50 % 1869 12.37 %
Youth/campus ministry 521 3.45 % 956 6.33 % 1477 9.78 %
Social Service 497 3.29 % 935 6.19 % 1432 9.48 %
Healthcare 313 2.07 % 716 4.74 % 1029 6.81 %
Foreign missions 472 3.12 % 887 5.87 % 1359 9.00 %
Manual labor 424 2.81 % 529 3.50 % 953 6.31 %
Other 33 0.22 % 76 0.50 % 109 0.72 %
Total   5936 39.29 % 9172 60.71 % 15108 100 %


I have received the following religious training:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Catholic school 679 24.74 % 1023 37.28 % 1702 62.03 %
Theological school 138 5.03 % 102 3.72 % 240 8.75 %
CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) 212 7.73 % 328 11.95 % 540 19.68 %
Other 107 3.90 % 155 5.65 % 262 9.55 %
Total   1136 41.40 % 1608 58.60 % 2744 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 426 5.22 % 736 9.02 % 1162 14.24 %
Preaching 187 2.29 % 165 2.02 % 352 4.31 %
Retreat work 339 4.15 % 597 7.32 % 936 11.47 %
Parish 457 5.60 % 665 8.15 % 1122 13.75 %
Prison ministry 56 0.69 % 60 0.74 % 116 1.42 %
Prayer 514 6.30 % 837 10.26 % 1351 16.56 %
Youth/campus ministry 406 4.98 % 741 9.08 % 1147 14.06 %
Social Service 254 3.11 % 405 4.96 % 659 8.08 %
Healthcare 115 1.41 % 257 3.15 % 372 4.56 %
Foreign missions 72 0.88 % 163 2.00 % 235 2.88 %
Manual labor 292 3.58 % 287 3.52 % 579 7.10 %
Other 52 0.64 % 77 0.94 % 129 1.58 %
Total   3170 38.85 % 4990 61.15 % 8160 100 %


I have worked in the following areas:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Business 362 7.18 % 463 9.19 % 825 16.37 %
Education/Training 360 7.14 % 664 13.18 % 1024 20.32 %
Healthcare 157 3.12 % 383 7.60 % 540 10.72 %
Nonprofit, social work 299 5.93 % 551 10.93 % 850 16.87 %
Technical, mechanical, electrical work 184 3.65 % 96 1.91 % 280 5.56 %
Law enforcement, military 83 1.65 % 56 1.11 % 139 2.76 %
Legal work 60 1.19 % 96 1.91 % 156 3.10 %
Ministry (religious) 113 2.24 % 125 2.48 % 238 4.72 %
Ministry (lay) 334 6.63 % 486 9.64 % 820 16.27 %
Other 73 1.45 % 94 1.87 % 167 3.31 %
Total   2025 40.19 % 3014 59.81 % 5039 100 %