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Prospect-Response Statistics for:


I am a

Response Number of responses Percentage of total
Female 284 60.30
Male 187 39.70
Total 471 100 %

My age

ResponseMen CountMen PercentWomen CountWomen PercentTotal countTotal Percent
17 or less 15 3.18 % 28 5.94 % 43 9.13 %
18 - 19 17 3.61 % 34 7.22 % 51 10.83 %
20 - 24 46 9.77 % 63 13.38 % 109 23.14 %
25 - 29 27 5.73 % 46 9.77 % 73 15.50 %
30 - 34 22 4.67 % 24 5.10 % 46 9.77 %
35 - 39 21 4.46 % 14 2.97 % 35 7.43 %
40 - 44 8 1.70 % 17 3.61 % 25 5.31 %
45 - 49 6 1.27 % 18 3.82 % 24 5.10 %
50 - 54 11 2.34 % 14 2.97 % 25 5.31 %
55 - 59 7 1.49 % 11 2.34 % 18 3.82 %
60+ 7 1.49 % 15 3.18 % 22 4.67 %
Total   187 39.70 284 60.30 471 100%


My marital status is...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Single 155 33.19 % 230 49.25 % 385 82.44 %
Married 17 3.64 % 18 3.85 % 35 7.49 %
Widowed 0 0.00 % 11 2.36 % 11 2.36 %
Divorced with annulment 10 2.14 % 13 2.78 % 23 4.93 %
Divorced without annulment 2 0.43 % 11 2.36 % 13 2.78 %
Total   184 39.40 % 283 60.60 % 467 100%


I am:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Roman Catholic 160 34.33 % 237 50.86 % 397 85.19 %
Eastern Catholic 2 0.43 % 2 0.43 % 4 0.86 %
Becoming a Catholic 12 2.58 % 24 5.15 % 36 7.73 %
Not a Catholic 10 2.15 % 19 4.08 % 29 6.22 %
Total   184 39.49 % 282 60.52 % 466 100%


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 19 4.09 % 29 6.24 % 48 10.32 %
I have a high school diploma/secondary certificate or other equivalency (but no further formal educa 22 4.73 % 33 7.10 % 55 11.83 %
I am currently in college, university, or technical school (or have completed courses toward a degre 51 10.97 % 74 15.91 % 125 26.88 %
I have a university, college, or associate/technical degree. 91 19.57 % 146 31.40 % 237 50.97 %
Total   183 39.35 % 282 60.65 % 465 100%


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 120 12.83 % 183 19.57 % 303 32.41 %
Monastic 96 10.27 % 119 12.73 % 215 22.99 %
Cloistered/semi-cloistered 73 7.81 % 110 11.76 % 183 19.57 %
Missionary 81 8.66 % 153 16.36 % 234 25.03 %
Total   370 39.57 % 565 60.43 % 935 100%


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) 153 31.74 % 223 46.27 % 376 78.01 %
Not worn 30 6.22 % 76 15.77 % 106 21.99 %
Total   183 37.97 % 299 62.03 % 482 100%


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) 88 11.07 % 101 12.70 % 189 23.77 %
in a group of 2 or 3 64 8.05 % 97 12.20 % 161 20.25 %
in a group of 4 to 7 79 9.94 % 132 16.60 % 211 26.54 %
in a group of 8 or more 96 12.08 % 138 17.36 % 234 29.43 %
Total   327 41.13 % 468 58.87 % 795 100%


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 94 15.38 % 131 21.44 % 225 36.82 %
daily 101 16.53 % 161 26.35 % 262 42.88 %
several times a week 48 7.86 % 76 12.44 % 124 20.29 %
Total   243 39.77 % 368 60.23 % 611 100%


I am drawn to the following prayer styles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Rosary 127 8.20 % 196 12.66 % 323 20.87 %
Liturgy of the Hours 114 7.36 % 147 9.50 % 261 16.86 %
Daily Mass 149 9.63 % 222 14.34 % 371 23.97 %
Eucharistic Adoration 124 8.01 % 208 13.44 % 332 21.45 %
Faith Sharing / Lectio Divina 103 6.65 % 158 10.21 % 261 16.86 %
Total   617 39.86 % 931 60.14 % 1548 100%


I pray...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
occasionally 22 4.88 % 34 7.54 % 56 12.42 %
once or twice a day 64 14.19 % 114 25.28 % 178 39.47 %
more than two times a day 92 20.40 % 125 27.72 % 217 48.12 %
Total   178 39.47 % 273 60.53 % 451 100%


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 39 8.71 % 78 17.41 % 117 26.12 %
1 year 21 4.69 % 32 7.14 % 53 11.83 %
2 years 21 4.69 % 32 7.14 % 53 11.83 %
3 years 19 4.24 % 27 6.03 % 46 10.27 %
4 years 3 0.67 % 16 3.57 % 19 4.24 %
5+ years 75 16.74 % 85 18.97 % 160 35.71 %
Total   178 39.73 % 270 60.27 % 448 100%


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 135 30.13 % 232 51.79 % 367 81.92 %
No 43 9.60 % 38 8.48 % 81 18.08 %
Total   178 39.73 % 270 60.27 % 448 100%


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. 51 11.38 % 53 11.83 % 104 23.21 %
No, I have not participated in a formal discernment process. 126 28.12 % 218 48.66 % 344 76.79 %
Total   177 39.51 % 271 60.49 % 448 100%


I am exploring the following vocations and/or lifestyles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Sister 0 0.00 % 242 25.08 % 242 25.08 %
Brother 116 12.02 % 1 0.10 % 117 12.12 %
Deacon 44 4.56 % 5 0.52 % 49 5.08 %
Lay Ministry/Associate/Service Program 62 6.42 % 101 10.47 % 163 16.89 %
Priest-Order 119 12.33 % 2 0.21 % 121 12.54 %
Priest-Diocesan 70 7.25 % 3 0.31 % 73 7.56 %
Secular Institute/Consecrated Life 70 7.25 % 118 12.23 % 188 19.48 %
Other 6 0.62 % 6 0.62 % 12 1.24 %
Total   487 50.47 % 478 49.53 % 965 100%


Are you free of debt?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Yes 111 25.00 % 195 43.92 % 306 68.92 %
No 62 13.96 % 66 14.86 % 128 28.83 %
Other 2 0.45 % 8 1.80 % 10 2.25 %
Total   175 39.41 % 269 60.59 % 444 100%


In what languages are you proficient?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
English 166 23.75 % 243 34.76 % 409 58.51 %
Spanish 50 7.15 % 68 9.73 % 118 16.88 %
French 19 2.72 % 18 2.58 % 37 5.29 %
Portuguese 9 1.29 % 7 1.00 % 16 2.29 %
Italian 14 2.00 % 7 1.00 % 21 3.00 %
Amer. Sign Lang. 0 0.00 % 6 0.86 % 6 0.86 %
Arabic 4 0.57 % 2 0.29 % 6 0.86 %
Bangla 0 0.00 % 1 0.14 % 1 0.14 %
Chinese 3 0.43 % 2 0.29 % 5 0.72 %
Creole 0 0.00 % 4 0.57 % 4 0.57 %
Filipino 4 0.57 % 6 0.86 % 10 1.43 %
Flemish 0 0.00 % 1 0.14 % 1 0.14 %
German 6 0.86 % 9 1.29 % 15 2.15 %
Greek 0 0.00 % 3 0.43 % 3 0.43 %
Hmong 0 0.00 % 1 0.14 % 1 0.14 %
Hungarian 1 0.14 % 1 0.14 % 2 0.29 %
Japanese 0 0.00 % 1 0.14 % 1 0.14 %
Korean 0 0.00 % 4 0.57 % 4 0.57 %
Lithuanian 0 0.00 % 1 0.14 % 1 0.14 %
Polish 6 0.86 % 3 0.43 % 9 1.29 %
Russian 2 0.29 % 2 0.29 % 4 0.57 %
Tagalog 3 0.43 % 5 0.72 % 8 1.14 %
Vietnamese 0 0.00 % 2 0.29 % 2 0.29 %
Other 5 0.72 % 10 1.43 % 15 2.15 %
Total   292 41.77 % 407 58.23 % 699 100%


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 100 5.27 % 151 7.96 % 251 13.24 %
Preaching 83 4.38 % 65 3.43 % 148 7.81 %
Retreat work 82 4.32 % 146 7.70 % 228 12.03 %
Parish 75 3.96 % 110 5.80 % 185 9.76 %
Prison ministry 55 2.90 % 55 2.90 % 110 5.80 %
Prayer 105 5.54 % 149 7.86 % 254 13.40 %
Youth/campus ministry 55 2.90 % 122 6.43 % 177 9.34 %
Social Service 60 3.16 % 103 5.43 % 163 8.60 %
Healthcare 39 2.06 % 80 4.22 % 119 6.28 %
Foreign missions 51 2.69 % 96 5.06 % 147 7.75 %
Manual labor 46 2.43 % 59 3.11 % 105 5.54 %
Other 3 0.16 % 6 0.32 % 9 0.47 %
Total   754 39.77 % 1142 60.23 % 1896 100%


I have received the following religious training:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Catholic school 62 20.74 % 106 35.45 % 168 56.19 %
Theological school 18 6.02 % 18 6.02 % 36 12.04 %
CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) 22 7.36 % 41 13.71 % 63 21.07 %
Other 10 3.34 % 22 7.36 % 32 10.70 %
Total   112 37.46 % 187 62.54 % 299 100%


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 49 5.19 % 82 8.68 % 131 13.86 %
Preaching 22 2.33 % 22 2.33 % 44 4.66 %
Retreat work 35 3.70 % 55 5.82 % 90 9.52 %
Parish 55 5.82 % 84 8.89 % 139 14.71 %
Prison ministry 11 1.16 % 8 0.85 % 19 2.01 %
Prayer 69 7.30 % 102 10.79 % 171 18.10 %
Youth/campus ministry 38 4.02 % 80 8.47 % 118 12.49 %
Social Service 30 3.17 % 45 4.76 % 75 7.94 %
Healthcare 12 1.27 % 32 3.39 % 44 4.66 %
Foreign missions 4 0.42 % 22 2.33 % 26 2.75 %
Manual labor 35 3.70 % 37 3.92 % 72 7.62 %
Other 3 0.32 % 13 1.38 % 16 1.69 %
Total   363 38.41 % 582 61.59 % 945 100%


I have worked in the following areas:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Business 47 6.89 % 49 7.18 % 96 14.08 %
Education/Training 55 8.06 % 94 13.78 % 149 21.85 %
Healthcare 15 2.20 % 59 8.65 % 74 10.85 %
Nonprofit, social work 41 6.01 % 80 11.73 % 121 17.74 %
Technical, mechanical, electrical work 34 4.99 % 14 2.05 % 48 7.04 %
Law enforcement, military 10 1.47 % 9 1.32 % 19 2.79 %
Legal work 4 0.59 % 9 1.32 % 13 1.91 %
Ministry (religious) 14 2.05 % 18 2.64 % 32 4.69 %
Ministry (lay) 44 6.45 % 64 9.38 % 108 15.84 %
Other 5 0.73 % 17 2.49 % 22 3.23 %
Total   269 39.44 % 413 60.56 % 682 100%