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I am a

Response Number of responses Percentage of total
Female 1511 61.15
Male 960 38.85
Total 2471 100 %

My age

ResponseMen CountMen PercentWomen CountWomen PercentTotal countTotal Percent
17 or less 164 6.64 % 230 9.31 % 394 15.94 %
18 - 19 113 4.57 % 162 6.56 % 275 11.13 %
20 - 24 171 6.92 % 359 14.53 % 530 21.45 %
25 - 29 109 4.41 % 168 6.80 % 277 11.21 %
30 - 34 83 3.36 % 121 4.90 % 204 8.26 %
35 - 39 55 2.23 % 107 4.33 % 162 6.56 %
40 - 44 68 2.75 % 79 3.20 % 147 5.95 %
45 - 49 64 2.59 % 70 2.83 % 134 5.42 %
50 - 54 50 2.02 % 78 3.16 % 128 5.18 %
55 - 59 41 1.66 % 66 2.67 % 107 4.33 %
60+ 42 1.70 % 71 2.87 % 113 4.57 %
Total   960 38.85 1511 61.15 2471 100%


My marital status is...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Single 794 32.32 % 1240 50.47 % 2034 82.78 %
Married 93 3.79 % 80 3.26 % 173 7.04 %
Widowed 9 0.37 % 30 1.22 % 39 1.59 %
Divorced with annulment 30 1.22 % 73 2.97 % 103 4.19 %
Divorced without annulment 27 1.10 % 81 3.30 % 108 4.40 %
Total   953 38.79 % 1504 61.21 % 2457 100 %


I am:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Roman Catholic 793 32.34 % 1222 49.84 % 2015 82.18 %
Eastern Catholic 11 0.45 % 17 0.69 % 28 1.14 %
Becoming a Catholic 58 2.37 % 98 4.00 % 156 6.36 %
Not a Catholic 88 3.59 % 165 6.73 % 253 10.32 %
Total   950 38.74 % 1502 61.26 % 2452 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 211 8.65 % 255 10.45 % 466 19.10 %
I have a high school diploma/secondary certificate or other equivalency (but no further formal educa 124 5.08 % 179 7.34 % 303 12.42 %
I am currently in college, university, or technical school (or have completed courses toward a degre 177 7.25 % 352 14.43 % 529 21.68 %
I have a university, college, or associate/technical degree. 430 17.62 % 712 29.18 % 1142 46.80 %
Total   942 38.61 % 1498 61.39 % 2440 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 557 12.42 % 864 19.27 % 1421 31.69 %
Monastic 433 9.66 % 534 11.91 % 967 21.57 %
Cloistered/semi-cloistered 267 5.95 % 544 12.13 % 811 18.09 %
Missionary 439 9.79 % 846 18.87 % 1285 28.66 %
Total   1696 37.82 % 2788 62.18 % 4484 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) 690 26.60 % 1056 40.71 % 1746 67.31 %
Not worn 317 12.22 % 531 20.47 % 848 32.69 %
Total   1007 38.82 % 1587 61.18 % 2594 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) 452 11.38 % 523 13.16 % 975 24.54 %
in a group of 2 or 3 364 9.16 % 509 12.81 % 873 21.97 %
in a group of 4 to 7 350 8.81 % 594 14.95 % 944 23.76 %
in a group of 8 or more 419 10.55 % 762 19.18 % 1181 29.73 %
Total   1585 39.89 % 2388 60.11 % 3973 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 414 13.30 % 652 20.95 % 1066 34.25 %
daily 509 16.36 % 831 26.70 % 1340 43.06 %
several times a week 297 9.54 % 409 13.14 % 706 22.69 %
Total   1220 39.20 % 1892 60.80 % 3112 100 %


I am drawn to the following prayer styles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Rosary 593 8.07 % 978 13.31 % 1571 21.38 %
Liturgy of the Hours 478 6.51 % 673 9.16 % 1151 15.66 %
Daily Mass 697 9.49 % 1099 14.96 % 1796 24.44 %
Eucharistic Adoration 560 7.62 % 977 13.30 % 1537 20.92 %
Faith Sharing / Lectio Divina 473 6.44 % 820 11.16 % 1293 17.60 %
Total   2801 38.12 % 4547 61.88 % 7348 100 %


I pray...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
occasionally 174 7.38 % 249 10.56 % 423 17.94 %
once or twice a day 341 14.46 % 633 26.84 % 974 41.31 %
more than two times a day 386 16.37 % 575 24.39 % 961 40.75 %
Total   901 38.21 % 1457 61.79 % 2358 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 263 11.26 % 538 23.04 % 801 34.30 %
1 year 103 4.41 % 171 7.32 % 274 11.73 %
2 years 82 3.51 % 125 5.35 % 207 8.87 %
3 years 67 2.87 % 96 4.11 % 163 6.98 %
4 years 42 1.80 % 55 2.36 % 97 4.15 %
5+ years 335 14.35 % 458 19.61 % 793 33.96 %
Total   892 38.20 % 1443 61.80 % 2335 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 713 30.34 % 1197 50.94 % 1910 81.28 %
No 186 7.91 % 254 10.81 % 440 18.72 %
Total   899 38.26 % 1451 61.74 % 2350 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. 227 9.74 % 236 10.13 % 463 19.87 %
No, I have not participated in a formal discernment process. 660 28.33 % 1207 51.80 % 1867 80.13 %
Total   887 38.07 % 1443 61.93 % 2330 100 %


I am exploring the following vocations and/or lifestyles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Sister 4 0.09 % 1223 27.26 % 1227 27.35 %
Brother 493 10.99 % 4 0.09 % 497 11.08 %
Deacon 224 4.99 % 29 0.65 % 253 5.64 %
Lay Ministry/Associate/Service Program 249 5.55 % 474 10.57 % 723 16.12 %
Priest-Order 501 11.17 % 36 0.80 % 537 11.97 %
Priest-Diocesan 373 8.31 % 21 0.47 % 394 8.78 %
Secular Institute/Consecrated Life 258 5.75 % 540 12.04 % 798 17.79 %
Other 24 0.53 % 33 0.74 % 57 1.27 %
Total   2126 47.39 % 2360 52.61 % 4486 100 %


Are you free of debt?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Yes 613 26.66 % 959 41.71 % 1572 68.38 %
No 242 10.53 % 420 18.27 % 662 28.80 %
Other 20 0.87 % 45 1.96 % 65 2.83 %
Total   875 38.06 % 1424 61.94 % 2299 100 %


In what languages are you proficient?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
English 793 24.02 % 1270 38.47 % 2063 62.50 %
Spanish 177 5.36 % 335 10.15 % 512 15.51 %
French 78 2.36 % 118 3.57 % 196 5.94 %
Portuguese 24 0.73 % 18 0.55 % 42 1.27 %
Italian 39 1.18 % 43 1.30 % 82 2.48 %
Amer. Sign Lang. 8 0.24 % 25 0.76 % 33 1.00 %
Arabic 9 0.27 % 6 0.18 % 15 0.45 %
Bangla 1 0.03 % 0 0.00 % 1 0.03 %
Chinese 15 0.45 % 27 0.82 % 42 1.27 %
Creole 3 0.09 % 1 0.03 % 4 0.12 %
Filipino 9 0.27 % 26 0.79 % 35 1.06 %
Flemish 2 0.06 % 1 0.03 % 3 0.09 %
German 46 1.39 % 30 0.91 % 76 2.30 %
Greek 2 0.06 % 1 0.03 % 3 0.09 %
Hmong 1 0.03 % 1 0.03 % 2 0.06 %
Hungarian 1 0.03 % 3 0.09 % 4 0.12 %
Japanese 8 0.24 % 12 0.36 % 20 0.61 %
Korean 3 0.09 % 9 0.27 % 12 0.36 %
Lithuanian 3 0.09 % 0 0.00 % 3 0.09 %
Polish 12 0.36 % 9 0.27 % 21 0.64 %
Russian 10 0.30 % 16 0.48 % 26 0.79 %
Tagalog 11 0.33 % 19 0.58 % 30 0.91 %
Vietnamese 13 0.39 % 6 0.18 % 19 0.58 %
Other 21 0.64 % 36 1.09 % 57 1.73 %
Total   1289 39.05 % 2012 60.95 % 3301 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 442 4.76 % 755 8.13 % 1197 12.89 %
Preaching 393 4.23 % 284 3.06 % 677 7.29 %
Retreat work 330 3.55 % 666 7.17 % 996 10.73 %
Parish 383 4.12 % 491 5.29 % 874 9.41 %
Prison ministry 221 2.38 % 315 3.39 % 536 5.77 %
Prayer 449 4.84 % 760 8.18 % 1209 13.02 %
Youth/campus ministry 287 3.09 % 618 6.66 % 905 9.75 %
Social Service 283 3.05 % 598 6.44 % 881 9.49 %
Healthcare 176 1.90 % 449 4.84 % 625 6.73 %
Foreign missions 261 2.81 % 482 5.19 % 743 8.00 %
Manual labor 265 2.85 % 327 3.52 % 592 6.38 %
Other 19 0.20 % 32 0.34 % 51 0.55 %
Total   3509 37.79 % 5777 62.21 % 9286 100 %


I have received the following religious training:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Catholic school 349 22.27 % 614 39.18 % 963 61.45 %
Theological school 62 3.96 % 84 5.36 % 146 9.32 %
CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) 112 7.15 % 184 11.74 % 296 18.89 %
Other 54 3.45 % 108 6.89 % 162 10.34 %
Total   577 36.82 % 990 63.18 % 1567 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 227 5.06 % 427 9.51 % 654 14.57 %
Preaching 96 2.14 % 90 2.00 % 186 4.14 %
Retreat work 128 2.85 % 320 7.13 % 448 9.98 %
Parish 234 5.21 % 444 9.89 % 678 15.10 %
Prison ministry 37 0.82 % 24 0.53 % 61 1.36 %
Prayer 275 6.12 % 508 11.31 % 783 17.44 %
Youth/campus ministry 180 4.01 % 408 9.09 % 588 13.10 %
Social Service 144 3.21 % 228 5.08 % 372 8.29 %
Healthcare 58 1.29 % 132 2.94 % 190 4.23 %
Foreign missions 32 0.71 % 93 2.07 % 125 2.78 %
Manual labor 144 3.21 % 182 4.05 % 326 7.26 %
Other 31 0.69 % 48 1.07 % 79 1.76 %
Total   1586 35.32 % 2904 64.68 % 4490 100 %


I have worked in the following areas:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Business 216 6.97 % 300 9.68 % 516 16.66 %
Education/Training 234 7.55 % 444 14.33 % 678 21.89 %
Healthcare 90 2.91 % 248 8.01 % 338 10.91 %
Nonprofit, social work 167 5.39 % 323 10.43 % 490 15.82 %
Technical, mechanical, electrical work 115 3.71 % 75 2.42 % 190 6.13 %
Law enforcement, military 56 1.81 % 36 1.16 % 92 2.97 %
Legal work 38 1.23 % 60 1.94 % 98 3.16 %
Ministry (religious) 51 1.65 % 79 2.55 % 130 4.20 %
Ministry (lay) 152 4.91 % 302 9.75 % 454 14.65 %
Other 42 1.36 % 70 2.26 % 112 3.62 %
Total   1161 37.48 % 1937 62.52 % 3098 100 %