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I am a

Response Number of responses Percentage of total
Female 3032 61.38
Male 1908 38.62
Total 4940 100 %

My age

ResponseMen CountMen PercentWomen CountWomen PercentTotal countTotal Percent
17 or less 344 6.96 % 556 11.26 % 900 18.22 %
18 - 19 296 5.99 % 422 8.54 % 718 14.53 %
20 - 24 326 6.60 % 661 13.38 % 987 19.98 %
25 - 29 239 4.84 % 347 7.02 % 586 11.86 %
30 - 34 154 3.12 % 216 4.37 % 370 7.49 %
35 - 39 119 2.41 % 175 3.54 % 294 5.95 %
40 - 44 109 2.21 % 152 3.08 % 261 5.28 %
45 - 49 94 1.90 % 113 2.29 % 207 4.19 %
50 - 54 86 1.74 % 146 2.96 % 232 4.70 %
55 - 59 73 1.48 % 120 2.43 % 193 3.91 %
60+ 68 1.38 % 124 2.51 % 192 3.89 %
Total   1908 38.62 3032 61.38 4940 100%


My marital status is...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Single 1622 33.05 % 2515 51.25 % 4137 84.31 %
Married 152 3.10 % 153 3.12 % 305 6.22 %
Widowed 22 0.45 % 62 1.26 % 84 1.71 %
Divorced with annulment 44 0.90 % 134 2.73 % 178 3.63 %
Divorced without annulment 53 1.08 % 150 3.06 % 203 4.14 %
Total   1893 38.58 % 3014 61.42 % 4907 100 %


I am:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Roman Catholic 1560 31.87 % 2425 49.54 % 3985 81.41 %
Eastern Catholic 23 0.47 % 33 0.67 % 56 1.14 %
Becoming a Catholic 113 2.31 % 181 3.70 % 294 6.01 %
Not a Catholic 191 3.90 % 369 7.54 % 560 11.44 %
Total   1887 38.55 % 3008 61.45 % 4895 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 511 10.49 % 708 14.53 % 1219 25.02 %
I have a high school diploma/secondary certificate or other equivalency (but no further formal educa 217 4.45 % 295 6.06 % 512 10.51 %
I am currently in college, university, or technical school (or have completed courses toward a degre 341 7.00 % 647 13.28 % 988 20.28 %
I have a university, college, or associate/technical degree. 806 16.54 % 1347 27.65 % 2153 44.19 %
Total   1875 38.49 % 2997 61.51 % 4872 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 1116 13.04 % 1669 19.50 % 2785 32.53 %
Monastic 784 9.16 % 1017 11.88 % 1801 21.04 %
Cloistered/semi-cloistered 505 5.90 % 1013 11.83 % 1518 17.73 %
Missionary 849 9.92 % 1607 18.77 % 2456 28.69 %
Total   3254 38.01 % 5306 61.99 % 8560 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) 1314 25.82 % 2008 39.45 % 3322 65.27 %
Not worn 631 12.40 % 1137 22.34 % 1768 34.73 %
Total   1945 38.21 % 3145 61.79 % 5090 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) 830 10.66 % 1084 13.92 % 1914 24.59 %
in a group of 2 or 3 737 9.47 % 1052 13.51 % 1789 22.98 %
in a group of 4 to 7 703 9.03 % 1140 14.64 % 1843 23.67 %
in a group of 8 or more 799 10.26 % 1440 18.50 % 2239 28.76 %
Total   3069 39.42 % 4716 60.58 % 7785 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 765 12.65 % 1215 20.10 % 1980 32.75 %
daily 990 16.37 % 1641 27.14 % 2631 43.52 %
several times a week 571 9.44 % 864 14.29 % 1435 23.73 %
Total   2326 38.47 % 3720 61.53 % 6046 100 %


I am drawn to the following prayer styles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Rosary 1129 7.98 % 1908 13.49 % 3037 21.47 %
Liturgy of the Hours 903 6.38 % 1299 9.18 % 2202 15.56 %
Daily Mass 1339 9.46 % 2093 14.79 % 3432 24.26 %
Eucharistic Adoration 1073 7.58 % 1890 13.36 % 2963 20.94 %
Faith Sharing / Lectio Divina 903 6.38 % 1611 11.39 % 2514 17.77 %
Total   5347 37.79 % 8801 62.21 % 14148 100 %


I pray...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
occasionally 416 8.94 % 630 13.55 % 1046 22.49 %
once or twice a day 652 14.02 % 1209 25.99 % 1861 40.01 %
more than two times a day 696 14.96 % 1048 22.53 % 1744 37.50 %
Total   1764 37.93 % 2887 62.07 % 4651 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 12.47 % 1141 25.09 % 1708 37.56 %
1 year 208 4.57 % 309 6.80 % 517 11.37 %
2 years 153 3.36 % 258 5.67 % 411 9.04 %
3 years 115 2.53 % 201 4.42 % 316 6.95 %
4 years 73 1.61 % 98 2.16 % 171 3.76 %
5+ years 611 13.44 % 813 17.88 % 1424 31.32 %
Total   1727 37.98 % 2820 62.02 % 4547 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 1409 30.47 % 2376 51.38 % 3785 81.86 %
No 347 7.50 % 492 10.64 % 839 18.14 %
Total   1756 37.98 % 2868 62.02 % 4624 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. 429 9.37 % 433 9.45 % 862 18.82 %
No, I have not participated in a formal discernment process. 1307 28.54 % 2411 52.64 % 3718 81.18 %
Total   1736 37.90 % 2844 62.10 % 4580 100 %


I am exploring the following vocations and/or lifestyles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Sister 14 0.16 % 2328 26.97 % 2342 27.13 %
Brother 941 10.90 % 15 0.17 % 956 11.08 %
Deacon 443 5.13 % 60 0.70 % 503 5.83 %
Lay Ministry/Associate/Service Program 469 5.43 % 959 11.11 % 1428 16.55 %
Priest-Order 957 11.09 % 58 0.67 % 1015 11.76 %
Priest-Diocesan 701 8.12 % 43 0.50 % 744 8.62 %
Secular Institute/Consecrated Life 488 5.65 % 1034 11.98 % 1522 17.63 %
Other 39 0.45 % 82 0.95 % 121 1.40 %
Total   4052 46.95 % 4579 53.05 % 8631 100 %


Are you free of debt?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Yes 1249 27.89 % 1960 43.76 % 3209 71.65 %
No 403 9.00 % 748 16.70 % 1151 25.70 %
Other 42 0.94 % 77 1.72 % 119 2.66 %
Total   1694 37.82 % 2785 62.18 % 4479 100 %


In what languages are you proficient?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
English 1541 23.43 % 2540 38.62 % 4081 62.05 %
Spanish 369 5.61 % 669 10.17 % 1038 15.78 %
French 137 2.08 % 229 3.48 % 366 5.56 %
Portuguese 52 0.79 % 38 0.58 % 90 1.37 %
Italian 83 1.26 % 84 1.28 % 167 2.54 %
Amer. Sign Lang. 13 0.20 % 50 0.76 % 63 0.96 %
Arabic 22 0.33 % 17 0.26 % 39 0.59 %
Bangla 3 0.05 % 1 0.02 % 4 0.06 %
Chinese 33 0.50 % 48 0.73 % 81 1.23 %
Creole 8 0.12 % 8 0.12 % 16 0.24 %
Filipino 19 0.29 % 50 0.76 % 69 1.05 %
Flemish 6 0.09 % 5 0.08 % 11 0.17 %
German 80 1.22 % 71 1.08 % 151 2.30 %
Greek 8 0.12 % 4 0.06 % 12 0.18 %
Hmong 3 0.05 % 2 0.03 % 5 0.08 %
Hungarian 3 0.05 % 6 0.09 % 9 0.14 %
Japanese 18 0.27 % 23 0.35 % 41 0.62 %
Korean 9 0.14 % 18 0.27 % 27 0.41 %
Lithuanian 5 0.08 % 2 0.03 % 7 0.11 %
Polish 22 0.33 % 25 0.38 % 47 0.71 %
Russian 22 0.33 % 29 0.44 % 51 0.78 %
Tagalog 21 0.32 % 30 0.46 % 51 0.78 %
Vietnamese 22 0.33 % 16 0.24 % 38 0.58 %
Other 43 0.65 % 70 1.06 % 113 1.72 %
Total   2542 38.65 % 4035 61.35 % 6577 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 891 4.98 % 1477 8.25 % 2368 13.23 %
Preaching 752 4.20 % 529 2.96 % 1281 7.16 %
Retreat work 646 3.61 % 1324 7.40 % 1970 11.01 %
Parish 716 4.00 % 889 4.97 % 1605 8.97 %
Prison ministry 417 2.33 % 598 3.34 % 1015 5.67 %
Prayer 847 4.73 % 1423 7.95 % 2270 12.68 %
Youth/campus ministry 560 3.13 % 1203 6.72 % 1763 9.85 %
Social Service 559 3.12 % 1170 6.54 % 1729 9.66 %
Healthcare 341 1.91 % 887 4.96 % 1228 6.86 %
Foreign missions 513 2.87 % 926 5.17 % 1439 8.04 %
Manual labor 513 2.87 % 611 3.41 % 1124 6.28 %
Other 47 0.26 % 60 0.34 % 107 0.60 %
Total   6802 38.00 % 11097 62.00 % 17899 100 %


I have received the following religious training:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Catholic school 757 24.24 % 1255 40.19 % 2012 64.43 %
Theological school 120 3.84 % 149 4.77 % 269 8.61 %
CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) 184 5.89 % 344 11.02 % 528 16.91 %
Other 115 3.68 % 199 6.37 % 314 10.05 %
Total   1176 37.66 % 1947 62.34 % 3123 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 447 5.23 % 825 9.65 % 1272 14.87 %
Preaching 169 1.98 % 170 1.99 % 339 3.96 %
Retreat work 290 3.39 % 631 7.38 % 921 10.77 %
Parish 448 5.24 % 775 9.06 % 1223 14.30 %
Prison ministry 56 0.65 % 51 0.60 % 107 1.25 %
Prayer 531 6.21 % 927 10.84 % 1458 17.05 %
Youth/campus ministry 372 4.35 % 803 9.39 % 1175 13.74 %
Social Service 275 3.22 % 434 5.07 % 709 8.29 %
Healthcare 112 1.31 % 259 3.03 % 371 4.34 %
Foreign missions 74 0.87 % 167 1.95 % 241 2.82 %
Manual labor 266 3.11 % 323 3.78 % 589 6.89 %
Other 59 0.69 % 88 1.03 % 147 1.72 %
Total   3099 36.24 % 5453 63.76 % 8552 100 %


I have worked in the following areas:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Business 421 7.23 % 558 9.59 % 979 16.82 %
Education/Training 451 7.75 % 846 14.54 % 1297 22.29 %
Healthcare 176 3.02 % 447 7.68 % 623 10.70 %
Nonprofit, social work 338 5.81 % 626 10.76 % 964 16.56 %
Technical, mechanical, electrical work 207 3.56 % 140 2.41 % 347 5.96 %
Law enforcement, military 106 1.82 % 64 1.10 % 170 2.92 %
Legal work 80 1.37 % 115 1.98 % 195 3.35 %
Ministry (religious) 99 1.70 % 144 2.47 % 243 4.18 %
Ministry (lay) 269 4.62 % 519 8.92 % 788 13.54 %
Other 86 1.48 % 128 2.20 % 214 3.68 %
Total   2233 38.37 % 3587 61.63 % 5820 100 %