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I am a

Response Number of responses Percentage of total
Female 2393 58.17
Male 1721 41.83
Total 4114 100 %

My age

ResponseMen CountMen PercentWomen CountWomen PercentTotal countTotal Percent
17 or less 419 10.18 % 531 12.91 % 950 23.09 %
18 - 19 363 8.82 % 454 11.04 % 817 19.86 %
20 - 24 301 7.32 % 458 11.13 % 759 18.45 %
25 - 29 227 5.52 % 297 7.22 % 524 12.74 %
30 - 34 86 2.09 % 160 3.89 % 246 5.98 %
35 - 39 76 1.85 % 90 2.19 % 166 4.04 %
40 - 44 61 1.48 % 86 2.09 % 147 3.57 %
45 - 49 48 1.17 % 83 2.02 % 131 3.18 %
50 - 54 52 1.26 % 81 1.97 % 133 3.23 %
55 - 59 37 0.90 % 73 1.77 % 110 2.67 %
60+ 51 1.24 % 80 1.94 % 131 3.18 %
Total   1721 41.83 2393 58.17 4114 100%


My marital status is...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Single 1539 37.55 % 2090 51.00 % 3629 88.56 %
Married 95 2.32 % 94 2.29 % 189 4.61 %
Widowed 11 0.27 % 47 1.15 % 58 1.42 %
Divorced with annulment 51 1.24 % 73 1.78 % 124 3.03 %
Divorced without annulment 16 0.39 % 82 2.00 % 98 2.39 %
Total   1712 41.78 % 2386 58.22 % 4098 100 %


I am:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Roman Catholic 1418 34.66 % 2017 49.30 % 3435 83.96 %
Eastern Catholic 22 0.54 % 16 0.39 % 38 0.93 %
Becoming a Catholic 88 2.15 % 114 2.79 % 202 4.94 %
Not a Catholic 180 4.40 % 236 5.77 % 416 10.17 %
Total   1708 41.75 % 2383 58.25 % 4091 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 642 15.74 % 745 18.26 % 1387 34.00 %
I have a high school diploma/secondary certificate or other equivalency (but no further formal educa 165 4.04 % 188 4.61 % 353 8.65 %
I am currently in college, university, or technical school (or have completed courses toward a degre 319 7.82 % 484 11.86 % 803 19.68 %
I have a university, college, or associate/technical degree. 574 14.07 % 963 23.60 % 1537 37.67 %
Total   1700 41.67 % 2380 58.33 % 4080 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 993 14.75 % 1311 19.47 % 2304 34.22 %
Monastic 595 8.84 % 718 10.67 % 1313 19.50 %
Cloistered/semi-cloistered 416 6.18 % 690 10.25 % 1106 16.43 %
Missionary 706 10.49 % 1303 19.36 % 2009 29.84 %
Total   2710 40.26 % 4022 59.74 % 6732 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) 1034 24.68 % 1456 34.75 % 2490 59.43 %
Not worn 681 16.25 % 1019 24.32 % 1700 40.57 %
Total   1715 40.93 % 2475 59.07 % 4190 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) 701 11.04 % 782 12.32 % 1483 23.36 %
in a group of 2 or 3 645 10.16 % 903 14.22 % 1548 24.38 %
in a group of 4 to 7 594 9.36 % 949 14.95 % 1543 24.30 %
in a group of 8 or more 655 10.32 % 1120 17.64 % 1775 27.96 %
Total   2595 40.87 % 3754 59.13 % 6349 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 631 12.70 % 943 18.98 % 1574 31.68 %
daily 861 17.33 % 1307 26.31 % 2168 43.64 %
several times a week 508 10.23 % 718 14.45 % 1226 24.68 %
Total   2000 40.26 % 2968 59.74 % 4968 100 %


I am drawn to the following prayer styles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Rosary 965 8.55 % 1453 12.87 % 2418 21.42 %
Liturgy of the Hours 765 6.78 % 965 8.55 % 1730 15.32 %
Daily Mass 1128 9.99 % 1609 14.25 % 2737 24.24 %
Eucharistic Adoration 911 8.07 % 1488 13.18 % 2399 21.25 %
Faith Sharing / Lectio Divina 743 6.58 % 1263 11.19 % 2006 17.77 %
Total   4512 39.96 % 6778 60.04 % 11290 100 %


I pray...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
occasionally 431 10.92 % 513 12.99 % 944 23.91 %
once or twice a day 587 14.87 % 941 23.83 % 1528 38.70 %
more than two times a day 615 15.58 % 861 21.81 % 1476 37.39 %
Total   1633 41.36 % 2315 58.64 % 3948 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 645 16.88 % 1007 26.35 % 1652 43.23 %
1 year 153 4.00 % 253 6.62 % 406 10.63 %
2 years 164 4.29 % 203 5.31 % 367 9.60 %
3 years 102 2.67 % 163 4.27 % 265 6.94 %
4 years 59 1.54 % 88 2.30 % 147 3.85 %
5+ years 452 11.83 % 532 13.92 % 984 25.75 %
Total   1575 41.22 % 2246 58.78 % 3821 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 1354 34.56 % 1991 50.82 % 3345 85.38 %
No 262 6.69 % 311 7.94 % 573 14.62 %
Total   1616 41.25 % 2302 58.75 % 3918 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. 378 9.81 % 332 8.62 % 710 18.43 %
No, I have not participated in a formal discernment process. 1208 31.35 % 1935 50.22 % 3143 81.57 %
Total   1586 41.16 % 2267 58.84 % 3853 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 0.24 % 1787 25.00 % 1804 25.23 %
Brother 830 11.61 % 13 0.18 % 843 11.79 %
Deacon 435 6.08 % 31 0.43 % 466 6.52 %
Lay Ministry/Associate/Service Program 454 6.35 % 881 12.32 % 1335 18.67 %
Priest-Order 794 11.11 % 19 0.27 % 813 11.37 %
Priest-Diocesan 546 7.64 % 18 0.25 % 564 7.89 %
Secular Institute/Consecrated Life 425 5.94 % 781 10.92 % 1206 16.87 %
Other 52 0.73 % 66 0.92 % 118 1.65 %
Total   3553 49.70 % 3596 50.30 % 7149 100 %


Are you free of debt?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Yes 1179 31.19 % 1640 43.39 % 2819 74.58 %
No 326 8.62 % 529 13.99 % 855 22.62 %
Other 41 1.08 % 65 1.72 % 106 2.80 %
Total   1546 40.90 % 2234 59.10 % 3780 100 %


In what languages are you proficient?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
English 1462 25.26 % 2075 35.86 % 3537 61.12 %
Spanish 371 6.41 % 581 10.04 % 952 16.45 %
French 119 2.06 % 171 2.95 % 290 5.01 %
Portuguese 45 0.78 % 36 0.62 % 81 1.40 %
Italian 61 1.05 % 69 1.19 % 130 2.25 %
Amer. Sign Lang. 19 0.33 % 42 0.73 % 61 1.05 %
Arabic 17 0.29 % 14 0.24 % 31 0.54 %
Bangla 6 0.10 % 5 0.09 % 11 0.19 %
Chinese 33 0.57 % 36 0.62 % 69 1.19 %
Creole 8 0.14 % 9 0.16 % 17 0.29 %
Filipino 27 0.47 % 34 0.59 % 61 1.05 %
Flemish 8 0.14 % 8 0.14 % 16 0.28 %
German 57 0.98 % 74 1.28 % 131 2.26 %
Greek 9 0.16 % 12 0.21 % 21 0.36 %
Hmong 6 0.10 % 3 0.05 % 9 0.16 %
Hungarian 11 0.19 % 3 0.05 % 14 0.24 %
Japanese 13 0.22 % 14 0.24 % 27 0.47 %
Korean 11 0.19 % 19 0.33 % 30 0.52 %
Lithuanian 6 0.10 % 7 0.12 % 13 0.22 %
Polish 20 0.35 % 25 0.43 % 45 0.78 %
Russian 14 0.24 % 19 0.33 % 33 0.57 %
Tagalog 25 0.43 % 25 0.43 % 50 0.86 %
Vietnamese 20 0.35 % 14 0.24 % 34 0.59 %
Other 50 0.86 % 74 1.28 % 124 2.14 %
Total   2418 41.78 % 3369 58.22 % 5787 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 781 5.37 % 1167 8.03 % 1948 13.40 %
Preaching 594 4.09 % 449 3.09 % 1043 7.17 %
Retreat work 593 4.08 % 1081 7.44 % 1674 11.52 %
Parish 578 3.98 % 713 4.90 % 1291 8.88 %
Prison ministry 343 2.36 % 436 3.00 % 779 5.36 %
Prayer 708 4.87 % 1060 7.29 % 1768 12.16 %
Youth/campus ministry 490 3.37 % 984 6.77 % 1474 10.14 %
Social Service 460 3.16 % 871 5.99 % 1331 9.16 %
Healthcare 282 1.94 % 720 4.95 % 1002 6.89 %
Foreign missions 431 2.96 % 806 5.54 % 1237 8.51 %
Manual labor 425 2.92 % 460 3.16 % 885 6.09 %
Other 44 0.30 % 61 0.42 % 105 0.72 %
Total   5729 39.41 % 8808 60.59 % 14537 100 %


I have received the following religious training:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Catholic school 728 26.12 % 1099 39.43 % 1827 65.55 %
Theological school 102 3.66 % 121 4.34 % 223 8.00 %
CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) 154 5.53 % 287 10.30 % 441 15.82 %
Other 125 4.49 % 171 6.14 % 296 10.62 %
Total   1109 39.79 % 1678 60.21 % 2787 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 410 5.47 % 662 8.83 % 1072 14.30 %
Preaching 143 1.91 % 160 2.13 % 303 4.04 %
Retreat work 331 4.42 % 575 7.67 % 906 12.09 %
Parish 397 5.30 % 673 8.98 % 1070 14.27 %
Prison ministry 56 0.75 % 48 0.64 % 104 1.39 %
Prayer 437 5.83 % 761 10.15 % 1198 15.98 %
Youth/campus ministry 363 4.84 % 696 9.28 % 1059 14.13 %
Social Service 220 2.93 % 346 4.62 % 566 7.55 %
Healthcare 109 1.45 % 220 2.93 % 329 4.39 %
Foreign missions 72 0.96 % 152 2.03 % 224 2.99 %
Manual labor 291 3.88 % 262 3.50 % 553 7.38 %
Other 45 0.60 % 67 0.89 % 112 1.49 %
Total   2874 38.34 % 4622 61.66 % 7496 100 %


I have worked in the following areas:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Business 349 7.32 % 425 8.92 % 774 16.24 %
Education/Training 378 7.93 % 644 13.51 % 1022 21.44 %
Healthcare 132 2.77 % 370 7.76 % 502 10.53 %
Nonprofit, social work 276 5.79 % 543 11.39 % 819 17.18 %
Technical, mechanical, electrical work 202 4.24 % 94 1.97 % 296 6.21 %
Law enforcement, military 92 1.93 % 58 1.22 % 150 3.15 %
Legal work 61 1.28 % 65 1.36 % 126 2.64 %
Ministry (religious) 77 1.62 % 142 2.98 % 219 4.59 %
Ministry (lay) 265 5.56 % 415 8.71 % 680 14.26 %
Other 68 1.43 % 111 2.33 % 179 3.75 %
Total   1900 39.86 % 2867 60.14 % 4767 100 %