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I am a

Response Number of responses Percentage of total
Female 2538 58.30
Male 1815 41.70
Total 4353 100 %

My age

ResponseMen CountMen PercentWomen CountWomen PercentTotal countTotal Percent
17 or less 349 8.02 % 492 11.30 % 841 19.32 %
18 - 19 313 7.19 % 360 8.27 % 673 15.46 %
20 - 24 311 7.14 % 557 12.80 % 868 19.94 %
25 - 29 254 5.84 % 340 7.81 % 594 13.65 %
30 - 34 138 3.17 % 179 4.11 % 317 7.28 %
35 - 39 98 2.25 % 119 2.73 % 217 4.99 %
40 - 44 81 1.86 % 112 2.57 % 193 4.43 %
45 - 49 73 1.68 % 95 2.18 % 168 3.86 %
50 - 54 76 1.75 % 104 2.39 % 180 4.14 %
55 - 59 68 1.56 % 85 1.95 % 153 3.51 %
60+ 54 1.24 % 95 2.18 % 149 3.42 %
Total   1815 41.70 2538 58.30 4353 100%


My marital status is...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Single 1585 36.64 % 2167 50.09 % 3752 86.73 %
Married 102 2.36 % 113 2.61 % 215 4.97 %
Widowed 21 0.49 % 65 1.50 % 86 1.99 %
Divorced with annulment 59 1.36 % 106 2.45 % 165 3.81 %
Divorced without annulment 34 0.79 % 74 1.71 % 108 2.50 %
Total   1801 41.63 % 2525 58.37 % 4326 100%


I am:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Roman Catholic 1617 37.43 % 2184 50.56 % 3801 87.99 %
Eastern Catholic 16 0.37 % 24 0.56 % 40 0.93 %
Becoming a Catholic 81 1.88 % 120 2.78 % 201 4.65 %
Not a Catholic 84 1.94 % 194 4.49 % 278 6.44 %
Total   1798 41.62 % 2522 58.38 % 4320 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 533 12.37 % 582 13.51 % 1115 25.88 %
I have a high school diploma/secondary certificate or other equivalency (but no further formal educa 181 4.20 % 194 4.50 % 375 8.70 %
I am currently in college, university, or technical school (or have completed courses toward a degre 316 7.34 % 569 13.21 % 885 20.54 %
I have a university, college, or associate/technical degree. 764 17.73 % 1169 27.14 % 1933 44.87 %
Total   1794 41.64 % 2514 58.36 % 4308 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 1128 14.82 % 1474 19.37 % 2602 34.19 %
Monastic 692 9.09 % 845 11.10 % 1537 20.20 %
Cloistered/semi-cloistered 450 5.91 % 783 10.29 % 1233 16.20 %
Missionary 834 10.96 % 1404 18.45 % 2238 29.41 %
Total   3104 40.79 % 4506 59.21 % 7610 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) 1201 26.71 % 1608 35.77 % 2809 62.48 %
Not worn 644 14.32 % 1043 23.20 % 1687 37.52 %
Total   1845 41.04 % 2651 58.96 % 4496 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) 723 10.48 % 829 12.02 % 1552 22.50 %
in a group of 2 or 3 695 10.08 % 895 12.97 % 1590 23.05 %
in a group of 4 to 7 702 10.18 % 990 14.35 % 1692 24.53 %
in a group of 8 or more 765 11.09 % 1299 18.83 % 2064 29.92 %
Total   2885 41.82 % 4013 58.18 % 6898 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 696 13.03 % 1019 19.08 % 1715 32.10 %
daily 954 17.86 % 1364 25.53 % 2318 43.39 %
several times a week 563 10.54 % 746 13.96 % 1309 24.50 %
Total   2213 41.43 % 3129 58.57 % 5342 100%


I am drawn to the following prayer styles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Rosary 1037 8.30 % 1546 12.37 % 2583 20.66 %
Liturgy of the Hours 873 6.98 % 1074 8.59 % 1947 15.57 %
Daily Mass 1257 10.06 % 1773 14.18 % 3030 24.24 %
Eucharistic Adoration 1029 8.23 % 1612 12.89 % 2641 21.13 %
Faith Sharing / Lectio Divina 899 7.19 % 1401 11.21 % 2300 18.40 %
Total   5095 40.76 % 7406 59.24 % 12501 100%


I pray...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
occasionally 401 9.65 % 512 12.32 % 913 21.96 %
once or twice a day 661 15.90 % 1043 25.09 % 1704 40.99 %
more than two times a day 660 15.88 % 880 21.17 % 1540 37.05 %
Total   1722 41.42 % 2435 58.58 % 4157 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 567 13.84 % 957 23.36 % 1524 37.21 %
1 year 181 4.42 % 287 7.01 % 468 11.43 %
2 years 137 3.34 % 237 5.79 % 374 9.13 %
3 years 122 2.98 % 177 4.32 % 299 7.30 %
4 years 83 2.03 % 106 2.59 % 189 4.61 %
5+ years 603 14.72 % 639 15.60 % 1242 30.32 %
Total   1693 41.33 % 2403 58.67 % 4096 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 1479 35.72 % 2104 50.81 % 3583 86.53 %
No 238 5.75 % 320 7.73 % 558 13.47 %
Total   1717 41.46 % 2424 58.54 % 4141 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. 480 11.67 % 391 9.51 % 871 21.18 %
No, I have not participated in a formal discernment process. 1225 29.78 % 2017 49.04 % 3242 78.82 %
Total   1705 41.45 % 2408 58.55 % 4113 100%


I am exploring the following vocations and/or lifestyles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Sister 18 0.22 % 2000 24.91 % 2018 25.13 %
Brother 989 12.32 % 18 0.22 % 1007 12.54 %
Deacon 464 5.78 % 58 0.72 % 522 6.50 %
Lay Ministry/Associate/Service Program 502 6.25 % 883 11.00 % 1385 17.25 %
Priest-Order 940 11.71 % 46 0.57 % 986 12.28 %
Priest-Diocesan 642 8.00 % 40 0.50 % 682 8.49 %
Secular Institute/Consecrated Life 477 5.94 % 834 10.39 % 1311 16.33 %
Other 54 0.67 % 65 0.81 % 119 1.48 %
Total   4086 50.88 % 3944 49.12 % 8030 100%


Are you free of debt?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Yes 1254 31.12 % 1714 42.54 % 2968 73.67 %
No 376 9.33 % 600 14.89 % 976 24.22 %
Other 34 0.84 % 51 1.27 % 85 2.11 %
Total   1664 41.30 % 2365 58.70 % 4029 100%


In what languages are you proficient?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
English 1535 25.32 % 2224 36.68 % 3759 62.00 %
Spanish 408 6.73 % 576 9.50 % 984 16.23 %
French 114 1.88 % 180 2.97 % 294 4.85 %
Portuguese 40 0.66 % 30 0.49 % 70 1.15 %
Italian 63 1.04 % 74 1.22 % 137 2.26 %
Amer. Sign Lang. 26 0.43 % 42 0.69 % 68 1.12 %
Arabic 18 0.30 % 15 0.25 % 33 0.54 %
Bangla 8 0.13 % 4 0.07 % 12 0.20 %
Chinese 24 0.40 % 31 0.51 % 55 0.91 %
Creole 6 0.10 % 8 0.13 % 14 0.23 %
Filipino 40 0.66 % 41 0.68 % 81 1.34 %
Flemish 3 0.05 % 7 0.12 % 10 0.16 %
German 47 0.78 % 64 1.06 % 111 1.83 %
Greek 11 0.18 % 9 0.15 % 20 0.33 %
Hmong 6 0.10 % 4 0.07 % 10 0.16 %
Hungarian 8 0.13 % 8 0.13 % 16 0.26 %
Japanese 17 0.28 % 19 0.31 % 36 0.59 %
Korean 12 0.20 % 16 0.26 % 28 0.46 %
Lithuanian 8 0.13 % 5 0.08 % 13 0.21 %
Polish 37 0.61 % 22 0.36 % 59 0.97 %
Russian 25 0.41 % 18 0.30 % 43 0.71 %
Tagalog 33 0.54 % 37 0.61 % 70 1.15 %
Vietnamese 15 0.25 % 17 0.28 % 32 0.53 %
Other 47 0.78 % 61 1.01 % 108 1.78 %
Total   2551 42.07 % 3512 57.93 % 6063 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 898 5.48 % 1257 7.67 % 2155 13.14 %
Preaching 720 4.39 % 470 2.87 % 1190 7.26 %
Retreat work 721 4.40 % 1176 7.17 % 1897 11.57 %
Parish 719 4.38 % 772 4.71 % 1491 9.09 %
Prison ministry 387 2.36 % 520 3.17 % 907 5.53 %
Prayer 804 4.90 % 1164 7.10 % 1968 12.00 %
Youth/campus ministry 635 3.87 % 1053 6.42 % 1688 10.29 %
Social Service 540 3.29 % 993 6.06 % 1533 9.35 %
Healthcare 351 2.14 % 777 4.74 % 1128 6.88 %
Foreign missions 540 3.29 % 851 5.19 % 1391 8.48 %
Manual labor 455 2.77 % 513 3.13 % 968 5.90 %
Other 45 0.27 % 36 0.22 % 81 0.49 %
Total   6815 41.56 % 9582 58.44 % 16397 100%


I have received the following religious training:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Catholic school 777 25.76 % 1125 37.30 % 1902 63.06 %
Theological school 160 5.31 % 117 3.88 % 277 9.18 %
CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) 235 7.79 % 349 11.57 % 584 19.36 %
Other 108 3.58 % 145 4.81 % 253 8.39 %
Total   1280 42.44 % 1736 57.56 % 3016 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 512 5.87 % 742 8.51 % 1254 14.39 %
Preaching 202 2.32 % 179 2.05 % 381 4.37 %
Retreat work 376 4.31 % 619 7.10 % 995 11.42 %
Parish 544 6.24 % 712 8.17 % 1256 14.41 %
Prison ministry 63 0.72 % 63 0.72 % 126 1.45 %
Prayer 544 6.24 % 879 10.09 % 1423 16.33 %
Youth/campus ministry 465 5.34 % 769 8.82 % 1234 14.16 %
Social Service 295 3.38 % 362 4.15 % 657 7.54 %
Healthcare 117 1.34 % 297 3.41 % 414 4.75 %
Foreign missions 80 0.92 % 163 1.87 % 243 2.79 %
Manual labor 318 3.65 % 308 3.53 % 626 7.18 %
Other 53 0.61 % 53 0.61 % 106 1.22 %
Total   3569 40.95 % 5146 59.05 % 8715 100%


I have worked in the following areas:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Business 435 7.84 % 498 8.97 % 933 16.81 %
Education/Training 457 8.23 % 680 12.25 % 1137 20.48 %
Healthcare 171 3.08 % 449 8.09 % 620 11.17 %
Nonprofit, social work 391 7.04 % 579 10.43 % 970 17.47 %
Technical, mechanical, electrical work 212 3.82 % 106 1.91 % 318 5.73 %
Law enforcement, military 84 1.51 % 67 1.21 % 151 2.72 %
Legal work 72 1.30 % 102 1.84 % 174 3.13 %
Ministry (religious) 115 2.07 % 145 2.61 % 260 4.68 %
Ministry (lay) 328 5.91 % 476 8.58 % 804 14.48 %
Other 75 1.35 % 109 1.96 % 184 3.31 %
Total   2340 42.15 % 3211 57.85 % 5551 100%