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I am a

Response Number of responses Percentage of total
Female 1137 57.02
Male 857 42.98
Total 1994 100 %

My age

ResponseMen CountMen PercentWomen CountWomen PercentTotal countTotal Percent
17 or less 227 11.38 % 217 10.88 % 444 22.27 %
18 - 19 116 5.82 % 158 7.92 % 274 13.74 %
20 - 24 160 8.02 % 260 13.04 % 420 21.06 %
25 - 29 111 5.57 % 147 7.37 % 258 12.94 %
30 - 34 56 2.81 % 85 4.26 % 141 7.07 %
35 - 39 48 2.41 % 49 2.46 % 97 4.86 %
40 - 44 31 1.55 % 44 2.21 % 75 3.76 %
45 - 49 30 1.50 % 51 2.56 % 81 4.06 %
50 - 54 27 1.35 % 45 2.26 % 72 3.61 %
55 - 59 23 1.15 % 36 1.81 % 59 2.96 %
60+ 28 1.40 % 45 2.26 % 73 3.66 %
Total   857 42.98 1137 57.02 1994 100%


My marital status is...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Single 748 37.70 % 978 49.29 % 1726 87.00 %
Married 57 2.87 % 47 2.37 % 104 5.24 %
Widowed 7 0.35 % 24 1.21 % 31 1.56 %
Divorced with annulment 33 1.66 % 42 2.12 % 75 3.78 %
Divorced without annulment 7 0.35 % 41 2.07 % 48 2.42 %
Total   852 42.94 % 1132 57.06 % 1984 100%


I am:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Roman Catholic 714 36.04 % 967 48.81 % 1681 84.86 %
Eastern Catholic 7 0.35 % 10 0.50 % 17 0.86 %
Becoming a Catholic 53 2.68 % 62 3.13 % 115 5.81 %
Not a Catholic 76 3.84 % 92 4.64 % 168 8.48 %
Total   850 42.91 % 1131 57.09 % 1981 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 260 13.20 % 253 12.85 % 513 26.05 %
I have a high school diploma/secondary certificate or other equivalency (but no further formal educa 82 4.16 % 96 4.88 % 178 9.04 %
I am currently in college, university, or technical school (or have completed courses toward a degre 178 9.04 % 255 12.95 % 433 21.99 %
I have a university, college, or associate/technical degree. 323 16.40 % 522 26.51 % 845 42.92 %
Total   843 42.81 % 1126 57.19 % 1969 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 518 14.93 % 644 18.56 % 1162 33.50 %
Monastic 327 9.43 % 393 11.33 % 720 20.76 %
Cloistered/semi-cloistered 227 6.54 % 398 11.47 % 625 18.02 %
Missionary 354 10.20 % 608 17.53 % 962 27.73 %
Total   1426 41.11 % 2043 58.89 % 3469 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) 570 27.89 % 762 37.28 % 1332 65.17 %
Not worn 285 13.94 % 427 20.89 % 712 34.83 %
Total   855 41.83 % 1189 58.17 % 2044 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) 366 11.44 % 390 12.20 % 756 23.64 %
in a group of 2 or 3 319 9.97 % 421 13.16 % 740 23.14 %
in a group of 4 to 7 321 10.04 % 456 14.26 % 777 24.30 %
in a group of 8 or more 365 11.41 % 560 17.51 % 925 28.92 %
Total   1371 42.87 % 1827 57.13 % 3198 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 352 14.17 % 505 20.33 % 857 34.50 %
daily 455 18.32 % 627 25.24 % 1082 43.56 %
several times a week 226 9.10 % 319 12.84 % 545 21.94 %
Total   1033 41.59 % 1451 58.41 % 2484 100%


I am drawn to the following prayer styles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Rosary 506 8.63 % 721 12.30 % 1227 20.93 %
Liturgy of the Hours 424 7.23 % 518 8.84 % 942 16.07 %
Daily Mass 591 10.08 % 823 14.04 % 1414 24.12 %
Eucharistic Adoration 503 8.58 % 748 12.76 % 1251 21.34 %
Faith Sharing / Lectio Divina 399 6.81 % 629 10.73 % 1028 17.54 %
Total   2423 41.33 % 3439 58.67 % 5862 100%


I pray...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
occasionally 159 8.31 % 190 9.93 % 349 18.24 %
once or twice a day 298 15.58 % 434 22.69 % 732 38.26 %
more than two times a day 354 18.50 % 478 24.99 % 832 43.49 %
Total   811 42.39 % 1102 57.61 % 1913 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 270 14.39 % 416 22.17 % 686 36.57 %
1 year 76 4.05 % 139 7.41 % 215 11.46 %
2 years 92 4.90 % 108 5.76 % 200 10.66 %
3 years 56 2.99 % 86 4.58 % 142 7.57 %
4 years 38 2.03 % 53 2.83 % 91 4.85 %
5+ years 259 13.81 % 283 15.09 % 542 28.89 %
Total   791 42.16 % 1085 57.84 % 1876 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 650 34.36 % 942 49.79 % 1592 84.14 %
No 150 7.93 % 150 7.93 % 300 15.86 %
Total   800 42.28 % 1092 57.72 % 1892 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. 198 10.59 % 172 9.20 % 370 19.80 %
No, I have not participated in a formal discernment process. 591 31.62 % 908 48.58 % 1499 80.20 %
Total   789 42.22 % 1080 57.78 % 1869 100%


I am exploring the following vocations and/or lifestyles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Sister 3 0.08 % 914 24.99 % 917 25.08 %
Brother 434 11.87 % 7 0.19 % 441 12.06 %
Deacon 218 5.96 % 14 0.38 % 232 6.34 %
Lay Ministry/Associate/Service Program 239 6.54 % 399 10.91 % 638 17.45 %
Priest-Order 419 11.46 % 7 0.19 % 426 11.65 %
Priest-Diocesan 285 7.79 % 7 0.19 % 292 7.98 %
Secular Institute/Consecrated Life 231 6.32 % 422 11.54 % 653 17.86 %
Other 26 0.71 % 32 0.88 % 58 1.59 %
Total   1855 50.72 % 1802 49.28 % 3657 100%


Are you free of debt?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Yes 566 31.08 % 748 41.08 % 1314 72.16 %
No 184 10.10 % 276 15.16 % 460 25.26 %
Other 20 1.10 % 27 1.48 % 47 2.58 %
Total   770 42.28 % 1051 57.72 % 1821 100%


In what languages are you proficient?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
English 724 25.27 % 966 33.72 % 1690 58.99 %
Spanish 200 6.98 % 285 9.95 % 485 16.93 %
French 69 2.41 % 82 2.86 % 151 5.27 %
Portuguese 25 0.87 % 20 0.70 % 45 1.57 %
Italian 35 1.22 % 32 1.12 % 67 2.34 %
Amer. Sign Lang. 11 0.38 % 24 0.84 % 35 1.22 %
Arabic 10 0.35 % 7 0.24 % 17 0.59 %
Bangla 4 0.14 % 4 0.14 % 8 0.28 %
Chinese 15 0.52 % 16 0.56 % 31 1.08 %
Creole 5 0.17 % 6 0.21 % 11 0.38 %
Filipino 17 0.59 % 18 0.63 % 35 1.22 %
Flemish 4 0.14 % 6 0.21 % 10 0.35 %
German 31 1.08 % 39 1.36 % 70 2.44 %
Greek 4 0.14 % 7 0.24 % 11 0.38 %
Hmong 4 0.14 % 3 0.10 % 7 0.24 %
Hungarian 5 0.17 % 3 0.10 % 8 0.28 %
Japanese 7 0.24 % 5 0.17 % 12 0.42 %
Korean 5 0.17 % 13 0.45 % 18 0.63 %
Lithuanian 4 0.14 % 6 0.21 % 10 0.35 %
Polish 12 0.42 % 11 0.38 % 23 0.80 %
Russian 10 0.35 % 9 0.31 % 19 0.66 %
Tagalog 12 0.42 % 16 0.56 % 28 0.98 %
Vietnamese 11 0.38 % 8 0.28 % 19 0.66 %
Other 22 0.77 % 33 1.15 % 55 1.92 %
Total   1246 43.49 % 1619 56.51 % 2865 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 406 5.63 % 547 7.58 % 953 13.21 %
Preaching 324 4.49 % 231 3.20 % 555 7.69 %
Retreat work 302 4.19 % 526 7.29 % 828 11.48 %
Parish 300 4.16 % 379 5.25 % 679 9.41 %
Prison ministry 169 2.34 % 205 2.84 % 374 5.18 %
Prayer 394 5.46 % 549 7.61 % 943 13.07 %
Youth/campus ministry 257 3.56 % 468 6.49 % 725 10.05 %
Social Service 230 3.19 % 398 5.52 % 628 8.71 %
Healthcare 138 1.91 % 326 4.52 % 464 6.43 %
Foreign missions 218 3.02 % 371 5.14 % 589 8.16 %
Manual labor 198 2.74 % 231 3.20 % 429 5.95 %
Other 19 0.26 % 28 0.39 % 47 0.65 %
Total   2955 40.96 % 4259 59.04 % 7214 100%


I have received the following religious training:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Catholic school 349 27.03 % 464 35.94 % 813 62.97 %
Theological school 58 4.49 % 68 5.27 % 126 9.76 %
CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) 71 5.50 % 144 11.15 % 215 16.65 %
Other 57 4.42 % 80 6.20 % 137 10.61 %
Total   535 41.44 % 756 58.56 % 1291 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 211 5.78 % 302 8.27 % 513 14.04 %
Preaching 77 2.11 % 83 2.27 % 160 4.38 %
Retreat work 162 4.43 % 223 6.10 % 385 10.54 %
Parish 218 5.97 % 319 8.73 % 537 14.70 %
Prison ministry 28 0.77 % 22 0.60 % 50 1.37 %
Prayer 241 6.60 % 376 10.29 % 617 16.89 %
Youth/campus ministry 187 5.12 % 316 8.65 % 503 13.77 %
Social Service 106 2.90 % 169 4.63 % 275 7.53 %
Healthcare 64 1.75 % 111 3.04 % 175 4.79 %
Foreign missions 36 0.99 % 74 2.03 % 110 3.01 %
Manual labor 146 4.00 % 129 3.53 % 275 7.53 %
Other 17 0.47 % 36 0.99 % 53 1.45 %
Total   1493 40.87 % 2160 59.13 % 3653 100%


I have worked in the following areas:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Business 174 7.34 % 200 8.43 % 374 15.77 %
Education/Training 193 8.14 % 323 13.62 % 516 21.75 %
Healthcare 73 3.08 % 200 8.43 % 273 11.51 %
Nonprofit, social work 137 5.78 % 252 10.62 % 389 16.40 %
Technical, mechanical, electrical work 108 4.55 % 45 1.90 % 153 6.45 %
Law enforcement, military 46 1.94 % 27 1.14 % 73 3.08 %
Legal work 30 1.26 % 33 1.39 % 63 2.66 %
Ministry (religious) 37 1.56 % 65 2.74 % 102 4.30 %
Ministry (lay) 142 5.99 % 199 8.39 % 341 14.38 %
Other 33 1.39 % 55 2.32 % 88 3.71 %
Total   973 41.02 % 1399 58.98 % 2372 100%