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I am a

Response Number of responses Percentage of total
Female 883 59.54
Male 600 40.46
Total 1483 100 %

My age

ResponseMen CountMen PercentWomen CountWomen PercentTotal countTotal Percent
17 or less 109 7.35 % 165 11.13 % 274 18.48 %
18 - 19 94 6.34 % 114 7.69 % 208 14.03 %
20 - 24 103 6.95 % 176 11.87 % 279 18.81 %
25 - 29 87 5.87 % 115 7.75 % 202 13.62 %
30 - 34 47 3.17 % 81 5.46 % 128 8.63 %
35 - 39 33 2.23 % 35 2.36 % 68 4.59 %
40 - 44 30 2.02 % 47 3.17 % 77 5.19 %
45 - 49 20 1.35 % 45 3.03 % 65 4.38 %
50 - 54 36 2.43 % 37 2.49 % 73 4.92 %
55 - 59 26 1.75 % 35 2.36 % 61 4.11 %
60+ 15 1.01 % 33 2.23 % 48 3.24 %
Total   600 40.46 883 59.54 1483 100%


My marital status is...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Single 516 35.13 % 735 50.03 % 1251 85.16 %
Married 35 2.38 % 45 3.06 % 80 5.45 %
Widowed 5 0.34 % 20 1.36 % 25 1.70 %
Divorced with annulment 20 1.36 % 38 2.59 % 58 3.95 %
Divorced without annulment 17 1.16 % 38 2.59 % 55 3.74 %
Total   593 40.37 % 876 59.63 % 1469 100%


I am:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Roman Catholic 538 36.62 % 759 51.67 % 1297 88.29 %
Eastern Catholic 5 0.34 % 9 0.61 % 14 0.95 %
Becoming a Catholic 26 1.77 % 42 2.86 % 68 4.63 %
Not a Catholic 25 1.70 % 65 4.42 % 90 6.13 %
Total   594 40.44 % 875 59.56 % 1469 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 172 11.74 % 188 12.83 % 360 24.57 %
I have a high school diploma/secondary certificate or other equivalency (but no further formal educa 56 3.82 % 61 4.16 % 117 7.99 %
I am currently in college, university, or technical school (or have completed courses toward a degre 84 5.73 % 201 13.72 % 285 19.45 %
I have a university, college, or associate/technical degree. 280 19.11 % 423 28.87 % 703 47.99 %
Total   592 40.41 % 873 59.59 % 1465 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 366 13.67 % 501 18.71 % 867 32.39 %
Monastic 257 9.60 % 308 11.51 % 565 21.11 %
Cloistered/semi-cloistered 150 5.60 % 308 11.51 % 458 17.11 %
Missionary 294 10.98 % 493 18.42 % 787 29.40 %
Total   1067 39.86 % 1610 60.14 % 2677 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) 401 26.21 % 587 38.37 % 988 64.58 %
Not worn 221 14.44 % 321 20.98 % 542 35.42 %
Total   622 40.65 % 908 59.35 % 1530 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) 248 10.42 % 295 12.40 % 543 22.82 %
in a group of 2 or 3 221 9.29 % 295 12.40 % 516 21.69 %
in a group of 4 to 7 228 9.58 % 367 15.43 % 595 25.01 %
in a group of 8 or more 249 10.47 % 476 20.01 % 725 30.48 %
Total   946 39.76 % 1433 60.24 % 2379 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 241 12.98 % 361 19.45 % 602 32.44 %
daily 322 17.35 % 492 26.51 % 814 43.86 %
several times a week 200 10.78 % 240 12.93 % 440 23.71 %
Total   763 41.11 % 1093 58.89 % 1856 100%


I am drawn to the following prayer styles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Rosary 335 7.78 % 542 12.59 % 877 20.37 %
Liturgy of the Hours 297 6.90 % 398 9.25 % 695 16.14 %
Daily Mass 413 9.59 % 632 14.68 % 1045 24.27 %
Eucharistic Adoration 333 7.74 % 563 13.08 % 896 20.81 %
Faith Sharing / Lectio Divina 296 6.88 % 496 11.52 % 792 18.40 %
Total   1674 38.89 % 2631 61.11 % 4305 100%


I pray...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
occasionally 139 9.89 % 155 11.02 % 294 20.91 %
once or twice a day 192 13.66 % 356 25.32 % 548 38.98 %
more than two times a day 234 16.64 % 330 23.47 % 564 40.11 %
Total   565 40.19 % 841 59.82 % 1406 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 175 12.64 % 287 20.74 % 462 33.38 %
1 year 56 4.05 % 98 7.08 % 154 11.13 %
2 years 44 3.18 % 82 5.92 % 126 9.10 %
3 years 36 2.60 % 62 4.48 % 98 7.08 %
4 years 32 2.31 % 35 2.53 % 67 4.84 %
5+ years 209 15.10 % 268 19.36 % 477 34.47 %
Total   552 39.88 % 832 60.12 % 1384 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 480 34.31 % 709 50.68 % 1189 84.99 %
No 82 5.86 % 128 9.15 % 210 15.01 %
Total   562 40.17 % 837 59.83 % 1399 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. 161 11.58 % 140 10.07 % 301 21.65 %
No, I have not participated in a formal discernment process. 395 28.42 % 694 49.93 % 1089 78.35 %
Total   556 40.00 % 834 60.00 % 1390 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 0.11 % 713 26.18 % 716 26.29 %
Brother 328 12.05 % 6 0.22 % 334 12.27 %
Deacon 156 5.73 % 20 0.73 % 176 6.46 %
Lay Ministry/Associate/Service Program 162 5.95 % 295 10.83 % 457 16.78 %
Priest-Order 311 11.42 % 13 0.48 % 324 11.90 %
Priest-Diocesan 199 7.31 % 10 0.37 % 209 7.68 %
Secular Institute/Consecrated Life 151 5.55 % 298 10.94 % 449 16.49 %
Other 25 0.92 % 33 1.21 % 58 2.13 %
Total   1335 49.03 % 1388 50.97 % 2723 100%


Are you free of debt?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Yes 409 30.32 % 560 41.51 % 969 71.83 %
No 122 9.04 % 233 17.27 % 355 26.32 %
Other 8 0.59 % 17 1.26 % 25 1.85 %
Total   539 39.96 % 810 60.04 % 1349 100%


In what languages are you proficient?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
English 517 26.15 % 777 39.30 % 1294 65.45 %
Spanish 102 5.16 % 169 8.55 % 271 13.71 %
French 32 1.62 % 73 3.69 % 105 5.31 %
Portuguese 13 0.66 % 7 0.35 % 20 1.01 %
Italian 16 0.81 % 18 0.91 % 34 1.72 %
Amer. Sign Lang. 7 0.35 % 13 0.66 % 20 1.01 %
Arabic 6 0.30 % 1 0.05 % 7 0.35 %
Bangla 4 0.20 % 0 0.00 % 4 0.20 %
Chinese 9 0.46 % 10 0.51 % 19 0.96 %
Creole 3 0.15 % 1 0.05 % 4 0.20 %
Filipino 12 0.61 % 9 0.46 % 21 1.06 %
Flemish 1 0.05 % 1 0.05 % 2 0.10 %
German 14 0.71 % 22 1.11 % 36 1.82 %
Greek 2 0.10 % 2 0.10 % 4 0.20 %
Hmong 3 0.15 % 0 0.00 % 3 0.15 %
Hungarian 2 0.10 % 1 0.05 % 3 0.15 %
Japanese 5 0.25 % 4 0.20 % 9 0.46 %
Korean 5 0.25 % 6 0.30 % 11 0.56 %
Lithuanian 2 0.10 % 1 0.05 % 3 0.15 %
Polish 8 0.40 % 10 0.51 % 18 0.91 %
Russian 5 0.25 % 6 0.30 % 11 0.56 %
Tagalog 10 0.51 % 12 0.61 % 22 1.11 %
Vietnamese 6 0.30 % 7 0.35 % 13 0.66 %
Other 16 0.81 % 27 1.37 % 43 2.18 %
Total   800 40.47 % 1177 59.53 % 1977 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 311 5.44 % 439 7.68 % 750 13.11 %
Preaching 228 3.99 % 160 2.80 % 388 6.78 %
Retreat work 239 4.18 % 413 7.22 % 652 11.40 %
Parish 218 3.81 % 278 4.86 % 496 8.67 %
Prison ministry 142 2.48 % 211 3.69 % 353 6.17 %
Prayer 270 4.72 % 427 7.47 % 697 12.19 %
Youth/campus ministry 222 3.88 % 364 6.36 % 586 10.25 %
Social Service 190 3.32 % 356 6.22 % 546 9.55 %
Healthcare 119 2.08 % 275 4.81 % 394 6.89 %
Foreign missions 184 3.22 % 300 5.25 % 484 8.46 %
Manual labor 151 2.64 % 193 3.37 % 344 6.02 %
Other 17 0.30 % 12 0.21 % 29 0.51 %
Total   2291 40.06 % 3428 59.94 % 5719 100%


I have received the following religious training:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Catholic school 240 24.22 % 368 37.13 % 608 61.35 %
Theological school 51 5.15 % 35 3.53 % 86 8.68 %
CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) 81 8.17 % 131 13.22 % 212 21.39 %
Other 39 3.94 % 46 4.64 % 85 8.58 %
Total   411 41.47 % 580 58.53 % 991 100%


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 171 5.63 % 269 8.86 % 440 14.49 %
Preaching 66 2.17 % 65 2.14 % 131 4.31 %
Retreat work 124 4.08 % 210 6.92 % 334 11.00 %
Parish 169 5.57 % 236 7.77 % 405 13.34 %
Prison ministry 24 0.79 % 27 0.89 % 51 1.68 %
Prayer 179 5.90 % 319 10.51 % 498 16.40 %
Youth/campus ministry 163 5.37 % 276 9.09 % 439 14.46 %
Social Service 94 3.10 % 135 4.45 % 229 7.54 %
Healthcare 40 1.32 % 115 3.79 % 155 5.11 %
Foreign missions 26 0.86 % 63 2.08 % 89 2.93 %
Manual labor 117 3.85 % 117 3.85 % 234 7.71 %
Other 18 0.59 % 13 0.43 % 31 1.02 %
Total   1191 39.23 % 1845 60.77 % 3036 100%


I have worked in the following areas:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Business 136 7.09 % 161 8.40 % 297 15.49 %
Education/Training 152 7.93 % 235 12.26 % 387 20.19 %
Healthcare 58 3.03 % 168 8.76 % 226 11.79 %
Nonprofit, social work 125 6.52 % 217 11.32 % 342 17.84 %
Technical, mechanical, electrical work 74 3.86 % 41 2.14 % 115 6.00 %
Law enforcement, military 28 1.46 % 21 1.10 % 49 2.56 %
Legal work 15 0.78 % 37 1.93 % 52 2.71 %
Ministry (religious) 39 2.03 % 56 2.92 % 95 4.96 %
Ministry (lay) 107 5.58 % 185 9.65 % 292 15.23 %
Other 27 1.41 % 35 1.83 % 62 3.23 %
Total   761 39.70 % 1156 60.30 % 1917 100%