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I am a

Response Number of responses Percentage of total
Female 1745 57.74
Male 1277 42.26
Total 3022 100 %

My age

ResponseMen CountMen PercentWomen CountWomen PercentTotal countTotal Percent
17 or less 291 9.63 % 348 11.52 % 639 21.14 %
18 - 19 222 7.35 % 287 9.50 % 509 16.84 %
20 - 24 239 7.91 % 369 12.21 % 608 20.12 %
25 - 29 192 6.35 % 253 8.37 % 445 14.73 %
30 - 34 73 2.42 % 120 3.97 % 193 6.39 %
35 - 39 66 2.18 % 68 2.25 % 134 4.43 %
40 - 44 47 1.56 % 63 2.08 % 110 3.64 %
45 - 49 39 1.29 % 63 2.08 % 102 3.38 %
50 - 54 36 1.19 % 61 2.02 % 97 3.21 %
55 - 59 32 1.06 % 49 1.62 % 81 2.68 %
60+ 40 1.32 % 64 2.12 % 104 3.44 %
Total   1277 42.26 1745 57.74 3022 100%


My marital status is...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Single 1131 37.59 % 1514 50.32 % 2645 87.90 %
Married 73 2.43 % 68 2.26 % 141 4.69 %
Widowed 9 0.30 % 38 1.26 % 47 1.56 %
Divorced with annulment 44 1.46 % 57 1.89 % 101 3.36 %
Divorced without annulment 12 0.40 % 63 2.09 % 75 2.49 %
Total   1269 42.17 % 1740 57.83 % 3009 100 %


I am:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Roman Catholic 1069 35.57 % 1478 49.18 % 2547 84.76 %
Eastern Catholic 19 0.63 % 16 0.53 % 35 1.16 %
Becoming a Catholic 69 2.30 % 87 2.90 % 156 5.19 %
Not a Catholic 110 3.66 % 157 5.22 % 267 8.89 %
Total   1267 42.16 % 1738 57.84 % 3005 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 405 13.52 % 459 15.32 % 864 28.84 %
I have a high school diploma/secondary certificate or other equivalency (but no further formal educa 120 4.01 % 131 4.37 % 251 8.38 %
I am currently in college, university, or technical school (or have completed courses toward a degre 257 8.58 % 381 12.72 % 638 21.30 %
I have a university, college, or associate/technical degree. 479 15.99 % 764 25.50 % 1243 41.49 %
Total   1261 42.09 % 1735 57.91 % 2996 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 752 14.78 % 981 19.28 % 1733 34.05 %
Monastic 461 9.06 % 560 11.00 % 1021 20.06 %
Cloistered/semi-cloistered 324 6.37 % 540 10.61 % 864 16.98 %
Missionary 520 10.22 % 951 18.69 % 1471 28.91 %
Total   2057 40.42 % 3032 59.58 % 5089 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) 808 26.17 % 1101 35.65 % 1909 61.82 %
Not worn 468 15.16 % 711 23.02 % 1179 38.18 %
Total   1276 41.32 % 1812 58.68 % 3088 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) 526 11.11 % 577 12.19 % 1103 23.29 %
in a group of 2 or 3 463 9.78 % 657 13.88 % 1120 23.65 %
in a group of 4 to 7 456 9.63 % 695 14.68 % 1151 24.31 %
in a group of 8 or more 522 11.02 % 839 17.72 % 1361 28.74 %
Total   1967 41.54 % 2768 58.46 % 4735 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 508 13.69 % 721 19.43 % 1229 33.12 %
daily 651 17.54 % 975 26.27 % 1626 43.82 %
several times a week 350 9.43 % 506 13.64 % 856 23.07 %
Total   1509 40.66 % 2202 59.34 % 3711 100 %


I am drawn to the following prayer styles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Rosary 739 8.59 % 1078 12.53 % 1817 21.12 %
Liturgy of the Hours 607 7.05 % 746 8.67 % 1353 15.72 %
Daily Mass 853 9.91 % 1213 14.10 % 2066 24.01 %
Eucharistic Adoration 720 8.37 % 1113 12.93 % 1833 21.30 %
Faith Sharing / Lectio Divina 585 6.80 % 951 11.05 % 1536 17.85 %
Total   3504 40.72 % 5101 59.28 % 8605 100 %


I pray...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
occasionally 292 10.07 % 339 11.69 % 631 21.75 %
once or twice a day 432 14.89 % 679 23.41 % 1111 38.30 %
more than two times a day 489 16.86 % 670 23.10 % 1159 39.95 %
Total   1213 41.81 % 1688 58.19 % 2901 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 434 15.28 % 697 24.53 % 1131 39.81 %
1 year 117 4.12 % 201 7.07 % 318 11.19 %
2 years 131 4.61 % 156 5.49 % 287 10.10 %
3 years 89 3.13 % 128 4.51 % 217 7.64 %
4 years 47 1.65 % 69 2.43 % 116 4.08 %
5+ years 367 12.92 % 405 14.26 % 772 27.17 %
Total   1185 41.71 % 1656 58.29 % 2841 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 996 34.67 % 1454 50.61 % 2450 85.28 %
No 200 6.96 % 223 7.76 % 423 14.72 %
Total   1196 41.63 % 1677 58.37 % 2873 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. 298 10.49 % 261 9.19 % 559 19.68 %
No, I have not participated in a formal discernment process. 884 31.13 % 1397 49.19 % 2281 80.32 %
Total   1182 41.62 % 1658 58.38 % 2840 100 %


I am exploring the following vocations and/or lifestyles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Sister 12 0.22 % 1359 25.01 % 1371 25.23 %
Brother 637 11.72 % 10 0.18 % 647 11.91 %
Deacon 327 6.02 % 25 0.46 % 352 6.48 %
Lay Ministry/Associate/Service Program 332 6.11 % 629 11.58 % 961 17.69 %
Priest-Order 620 11.41 % 16 0.29 % 636 11.71 %
Priest-Diocesan 427 7.86 % 14 0.26 % 441 8.12 %
Secular Institute/Consecrated Life 336 6.18 % 591 10.88 % 927 17.06 %
Other 42 0.77 % 56 1.03 % 98 1.80 %
Total   2733 50.30 % 2700 49.70 % 5433 100 %


Are you free of debt?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Yes 847 30.64 % 1173 42.44 % 2020 73.08 %
No 263 9.52 % 401 14.51 % 664 24.02 %
Other 30 1.09 % 50 1.81 % 80 2.89 %
Total   1140 41.24 % 1624 58.76 % 2764 100 %


In what languages are you proficient?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
English 1073 25.37 % 1498 35.41 % 2571 60.78 %
Spanish 282 6.67 % 431 10.19 % 713 16.86 %
French 88 2.08 % 122 2.88 % 210 4.96 %
Portuguese 33 0.78 % 23 0.54 % 56 1.32 %
Italian 47 1.11 % 43 1.02 % 90 2.13 %
Amer. Sign Lang. 13 0.31 % 33 0.78 % 46 1.09 %
Arabic 12 0.28 % 9 0.21 % 21 0.50 %
Bangla 4 0.09 % 4 0.09 % 8 0.19 %
Chinese 23 0.54 % 28 0.66 % 51 1.21 %
Creole 6 0.14 % 6 0.14 % 12 0.28 %
Filipino 22 0.52 % 24 0.57 % 46 1.09 %
Flemish 6 0.14 % 7 0.17 % 13 0.31 %
German 46 1.09 % 54 1.28 % 100 2.36 %
Greek 4 0.09 % 8 0.19 % 12 0.28 %
Hmong 4 0.09 % 3 0.07 % 7 0.17 %
Hungarian 7 0.17 % 3 0.07 % 10 0.24 %
Japanese 9 0.21 % 11 0.26 % 20 0.47 %
Korean 6 0.14 % 16 0.38 % 22 0.52 %
Lithuanian 4 0.09 % 6 0.14 % 10 0.24 %
Polish 13 0.31 % 14 0.33 % 27 0.64 %
Russian 13 0.31 % 14 0.33 % 27 0.64 %
Tagalog 19 0.45 % 22 0.52 % 41 0.97 %
Vietnamese 14 0.33 % 10 0.24 % 24 0.57 %
Other 33 0.78 % 60 1.42 % 93 2.20 %
Total   1781 42.10 % 2449 57.90 % 4230 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 599 5.53 % 852 7.87 % 1451 13.40 %
Preaching 460 4.25 % 346 3.20 % 806 7.44 %
Retreat work 442 4.08 % 803 7.42 % 1245 11.50 %
Parish 439 4.05 % 535 4.94 % 974 9.00 %
Prison ministry 253 2.34 % 328 3.03 % 581 5.37 %
Prayer 551 5.09 % 803 7.42 % 1354 12.50 %
Youth/campus ministry 368 3.40 % 727 6.71 % 1095 10.11 %
Social Service 335 3.09 % 638 5.89 % 973 8.99 %
Healthcare 213 1.97 % 505 4.66 % 718 6.63 %
Foreign missions 315 2.91 % 585 5.40 % 900 8.31 %
Manual labor 303 2.80 % 345 3.19 % 648 5.98 %
Other 34 0.31 % 49 0.45 % 83 0.77 %
Total   4312 39.82 % 6516 60.18 % 10828 100 %


I have received the following religious training:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Catholic school 547 26.72 % 767 37.47 % 1314 64.19 %
Theological school 81 3.96 % 98 4.79 % 179 8.74 %
CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) 111 5.42 % 218 10.65 % 329 16.07 %
Other 95 4.64 % 130 6.35 % 225 10.99 %
Total   834 40.74 % 1213 59.26 % 2047 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 317 5.66 % 468 8.35 % 785 14.01 %
Preaching 104 1.86 % 120 2.14 % 224 4.00 %
Retreat work 245 4.37 % 404 7.21 % 649 11.59 %
Parish 316 5.64 % 505 9.01 % 821 14.66 %
Prison ministry 45 0.80 % 41 0.73 % 86 1.54 %
Prayer 340 6.07 % 570 10.17 % 910 16.24 %
Youth/campus ministry 276 4.93 % 498 8.89 % 774 13.82 %
Social Service 156 2.78 % 262 4.68 % 418 7.46 %
Healthcare 93 1.66 % 167 2.98 % 260 4.64 %
Foreign missions 54 0.96 % 115 2.05 % 169 3.02 %
Manual labor 218 3.89 % 202 3.61 % 420 7.50 %
Other 35 0.62 % 51 0.91 % 86 1.54 %
Total   2199 39.25 % 3403 60.75 % 5602 100 %


I have worked in the following areas:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Business 283 7.90 % 313 8.74 % 596 16.64 %
Education/Training 286 7.99 % 462 12.90 % 748 20.89 %
Healthcare 108 3.02 % 280 7.82 % 388 10.84 %
Nonprofit, social work 208 5.81 % 404 11.28 % 612 17.09 %
Technical, mechanical, electrical work 154 4.30 % 66 1.84 % 220 6.14 %
Law enforcement, military 64 1.79 % 46 1.28 % 110 3.07 %
Legal work 45 1.26 % 50 1.40 % 95 2.65 %
Ministry (religious) 57 1.59 % 107 2.99 % 164 4.58 %
Ministry (lay) 205 5.72 % 304 8.49 % 509 14.21 %
Other 51 1.42 % 88 2.46 % 139 3.88 %
Total   1461 40.80 % 2120 59.20 % 3581 100 %