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I am a

Response Number of responses Percentage of total
Female 2166 58.46
Male 1539 41.54
Total 3705 100 %

My age

ResponseMen CountMen PercentWomen CountWomen PercentTotal countTotal Percent
17 or less 327 8.83 % 457 12.33 % 784 21.16 %
18 - 19 284 7.67 % 317 8.56 % 601 16.22 %
20 - 24 231 6.23 % 451 12.17 % 682 18.41 %
25 - 29 217 5.86 % 291 7.85 % 508 13.71 %
30 - 34 107 2.89 % 153 4.13 % 260 7.02 %
35 - 39 83 2.24 % 87 2.35 % 170 4.59 %
40 - 44 65 1.75 % 98 2.65 % 163 4.40 %
45 - 49 59 1.59 % 77 2.08 % 136 3.67 %
50 - 54 66 1.78 % 79 2.13 % 145 3.91 %
55 - 59 60 1.62 % 74 2.00 % 134 3.62 %
60+ 40 1.08 % 82 2.21 % 122 3.29 %
Total   1539 41.54 2166 58.46 3705 100%


My marital status is...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Single 1349 36.65 % 1858 50.48 % 3207 87.12 %
Married 92 2.50 % 93 2.53 % 185 5.03 %
Widowed 15 0.41 % 54 1.47 % 69 1.87 %
Divorced with annulment 42 1.14 % 83 2.25 % 125 3.40 %
Divorced without annulment 29 0.79 % 66 1.79 % 95 2.58 %
Total   1527 41.48 % 2154 58.52 % 3681 100%


I am:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Roman Catholic 1357 36.90 % 1850 50.30 % 3207 87.19 %
Eastern Catholic 12 0.33 % 22 0.60 % 34 0.92 %
Becoming a Catholic 76 2.07 % 105 2.85 % 181 4.92 %
Not a Catholic 81 2.20 % 175 4.76 % 256 6.96 %
Total   1526 41.49 % 2152 58.51 % 3678 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 512 13.94 % 552 15.03 % 1064 28.98 %
I have a high school diploma/secondary certificate or other equivalency (but no further formal educa 148 4.03 % 158 4.30 % 306 8.33 %
I am currently in college, university, or technical school (or have completed courses toward a degre 233 6.35 % 450 12.25 % 683 18.60 %
I have a university, college, or associate/technical degree. 631 17.18 % 988 26.91 % 1619 44.09 %
Total   1524 41.50 % 2148 58.50 % 3672 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 933 14.55 % 1261 19.67 % 2194 34.22 %
Monastic 594 9.26 % 703 10.96 % 1297 20.23 %
Cloistered/semi-cloistered 376 5.86 % 656 10.23 % 1032 16.09 %
Missionary 700 10.92 % 1189 18.54 % 1889 29.46 %
Total   2603 40.60 % 3809 59.40 % 6412 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) 974 25.54 % 1324 34.72 % 2298 60.27 %
Not worn 588 15.42 % 927 24.31 % 1515 39.73 %
Total   1562 40.97 % 2251 59.03 % 3813 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) 617 10.60 % 711 12.21 % 1328 22.81 %
in a group of 2 or 3 581 9.98 % 761 13.07 % 1342 23.05 %
in a group of 4 to 7 587 10.08 % 837 14.38 % 1424 24.46 %
in a group of 8 or more 645 11.08 % 1082 18.59 % 1727 29.67 %
Total   2430 41.75 % 3391 58.25 % 5821 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 570 12.66 % 823 18.28 % 1393 30.93 %
daily 803 17.83 % 1162 25.80 % 1965 43.64 %
several times a week 498 11.06 % 647 14.37 % 1145 25.43 %
Total   1871 41.55 % 2632 58.45 % 4503 100%


I am drawn to the following prayer styles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Rosary 848 8.23 % 1286 12.48 % 2134 20.71 %
Liturgy of the Hours 708 6.87 % 886 8.60 % 1594 15.47 %
Daily Mass 1041 10.10 % 1472 14.29 % 2513 24.39 %
Eucharistic Adoration 825 8.01 % 1321 12.82 % 2146 20.83 %
Faith Sharing / Lectio Divina 735 7.13 % 1180 11.45 % 1915 18.59 %
Total   4157 40.35 % 6145 59.65 % 10302 100%


I pray...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
occasionally 362 10.26 % 449 12.72 % 811 22.98 %
once or twice a day 534 15.13 % 904 25.62 % 1438 40.75 %
more than two times a day 559 15.84 % 721 20.43 % 1280 36.27 %
Total   1455 41.23 % 2074 58.77 % 3529 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 530 15.28 % 870 25.08 % 1400 40.36 %
1 year 141 4.06 % 222 6.40 % 363 10.46 %
2 years 106 3.06 % 196 5.65 % 302 8.71 %
3 years 111 3.20 % 147 4.24 % 258 7.44 %
4 years 62 1.79 % 80 2.31 % 142 4.09 %
5+ years 477 13.75 % 527 15.19 % 1004 28.94 %
Total   1427 41.14 % 2042 58.86 % 3469 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 1247 35.46 % 1796 51.07 % 3043 86.52 %
No 205 5.83 % 269 7.65 % 474 13.48 %
Total   1452 41.29 % 2065 58.71 % 3517 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. 373 10.69 % 320 9.17 % 693 19.87 %
No, I have not participated in a formal discernment process. 1065 30.53 % 1730 49.60 % 2795 80.13 %
Total   1438 41.23 % 2050 58.77 % 3488 100%


I am exploring the following vocations and/or lifestyles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Sister 17 0.25 % 1689 24.97 % 1706 25.23 %
Brother 851 12.58 % 17 0.25 % 868 12.83 %
Deacon 400 5.91 % 52 0.77 % 452 6.68 %
Lay Ministry/Associate/Service Program 431 6.37 % 773 11.43 % 1204 17.80 %
Priest-Order 757 11.19 % 43 0.64 % 800 11.83 %
Priest-Diocesan 515 7.61 % 37 0.55 % 552 8.16 %
Secular Institute/Consecrated Life 400 5.91 % 680 10.05 % 1080 15.97 %
Other 45 0.67 % 56 0.83 % 101 1.49 %
Total   3416 50.51 % 3347 49.49 % 6763 100%


Are you free of debt?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Yes 1067 31.35 % 1466 43.08 % 2533 74.43 %
No 300 8.82 % 498 14.63 % 798 23.45 %
Other 28 0.82 % 44 1.29 % 72 2.12 %
Total   1395 40.99 % 2008 59.01 % 3403 100%


In what languages are you proficient?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
English 1323 25.87 % 1928 37.70 % 3251 63.57 %
Spanish 299 5.85 % 445 8.70 % 744 14.55 %
French 94 1.84 % 151 2.95 % 245 4.79 %
Portuguese 37 0.72 % 22 0.43 % 59 1.15 %
Italian 50 0.98 % 56 1.10 % 106 2.07 %
Amer. Sign Lang. 23 0.45 % 35 0.68 % 58 1.13 %
Arabic 18 0.35 % 14 0.27 % 32 0.63 %
Bangla 7 0.14 % 4 0.08 % 11 0.22 %
Chinese 21 0.41 % 24 0.47 % 45 0.88 %
Creole 6 0.12 % 7 0.14 % 13 0.25 %
Filipino 37 0.72 % 36 0.70 % 73 1.43 %
Flemish 3 0.06 % 6 0.12 % 9 0.18 %
German 36 0.70 % 54 1.06 % 90 1.76 %
Greek 11 0.22 % 8 0.16 % 19 0.37 %
Hmong 6 0.12 % 4 0.08 % 10 0.20 %
Hungarian 7 0.14 % 7 0.14 % 14 0.27 %
Japanese 16 0.31 % 14 0.27 % 30 0.59 %
Korean 12 0.23 % 14 0.27 % 26 0.51 %
Lithuanian 8 0.16 % 5 0.10 % 13 0.25 %
Polish 30 0.59 % 19 0.37 % 49 0.96 %
Russian 24 0.47 % 17 0.33 % 41 0.80 %
Tagalog 30 0.59 % 31 0.61 % 61 1.19 %
Vietnamese 13 0.25 % 14 0.27 % 27 0.53 %
Other 35 0.68 % 53 1.04 % 88 1.72 %
Total   2146 41.96 % 2968 58.04 % 5114 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 729 5.41 % 1056 7.84 % 1785 13.25 %
Preaching 563 4.18 % 374 2.78 % 937 6.95 %
Retreat work 585 4.34 % 979 7.26 % 1564 11.61 %
Parish 563 4.18 % 637 4.73 % 1200 8.90 %
Prison ministry 308 2.29 % 453 3.36 % 761 5.65 %
Prayer 655 4.86 % 949 7.04 % 1604 11.90 %
Youth/campus ministry 500 3.71 % 874 6.49 % 1374 10.20 %
Social Service 435 3.23 % 837 6.21 % 1272 9.44 %
Healthcare 286 2.12 % 671 4.98 % 957 7.10 %
Foreign missions 423 3.14 % 712 5.28 % 1135 8.42 %
Manual labor 381 2.83 % 437 3.24 % 818 6.07 %
Other 38 0.28 % 31 0.23 % 69 0.51 %
Total   5466 40.56 % 8010 59.44 % 13476 100%


I have received the following religious training:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Catholic school 653 25.72 % 975 38.40 % 1628 64.12 %
Theological school 126 4.96 % 97 3.82 % 223 8.78 %
CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) 185 7.29 % 288 11.34 % 473 18.63 %
Other 94 3.70 % 121 4.77 % 215 8.47 %
Total   1058 41.67 % 1481 58.33 % 2539 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 416 5.83 % 641 8.98 % 1057 14.81 %
Preaching 144 2.02 % 134 1.88 % 278 3.90 %
Retreat work 309 4.33 % 517 7.24 % 826 11.57 %
Parish 410 5.74 % 577 8.08 % 987 13.83 %
Prison ministry 52 0.73 % 54 0.76 % 106 1.49 %
Prayer 436 6.11 % 730 10.23 % 1166 16.34 %
Youth/campus ministry 373 5.23 % 640 8.97 % 1013 14.19 %
Social Service 223 3.12 % 297 4.16 % 520 7.29 %
Healthcare 97 1.36 % 253 3.54 % 350 4.90 %
Foreign missions 64 0.90 % 133 1.86 % 197 2.76 %
Manual labor 276 3.87 % 266 3.73 % 542 7.59 %
Other 49 0.69 % 46 0.64 % 95 1.33 %
Total   2849 39.92 % 4288 60.08 % 7137 100%


I have worked in the following areas:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Business 349 7.66 % 418 9.17 % 767 16.82 %
Education/Training 364 7.98 % 554 12.15 % 918 20.14 %
Healthcare 148 3.25 % 375 8.23 % 523 11.47 %
Nonprofit, social work 312 6.84 % 490 10.75 % 802 17.59 %
Technical, mechanical, electrical work 177 3.88 % 86 1.89 % 263 5.77 %
Law enforcement, military 70 1.54 % 61 1.34 % 131 2.87 %
Legal work 44 0.97 % 83 1.82 % 127 2.79 %
Ministry (religious) 92 2.02 % 126 2.76 % 218 4.78 %
Ministry (lay) 260 5.70 % 399 8.75 % 659 14.45 %
Other 62 1.36 % 89 1.95 % 151 3.31 %
Total   1878 41.19 % 2681 58.81 % 4559 100%