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I am a

Response Number of responses Percentage of total
Female 3008 61.40
Male 1891 38.60
Total 4899 100 %

My age

ResponseMen CountMen PercentWomen CountWomen PercentTotal countTotal Percent
17 or less 343 7.00 % 555 11.33 % 898 18.33 %
18 - 19 293 5.98 % 417 8.51 % 710 14.49 %
20 - 24 323 6.59 % 656 13.39 % 979 19.98 %
25 - 29 238 4.86 % 345 7.04 % 583 11.90 %
30 - 34 151 3.08 % 214 4.37 % 365 7.45 %
35 - 39 119 2.43 % 172 3.51 % 291 5.94 %
40 - 44 107 2.18 % 150 3.06 % 257 5.25 %
45 - 49 93 1.90 % 113 2.31 % 206 4.20 %
50 - 54 85 1.74 % 145 2.96 % 230 4.69 %
55 - 59 73 1.49 % 119 2.43 % 192 3.92 %
60+ 66 1.35 % 122 2.49 % 188 3.84 %
Total   1891 38.60 3008 61.40 4899 100%


My marital status is...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Single 1609 33.06 % 2494 51.24 % 4103 84.30 %
Married 149 3.06 % 153 3.14 % 302 6.21 %
Widowed 22 0.45 % 61 1.25 % 83 1.71 %
Divorced with annulment 44 0.90 % 134 2.75 % 178 3.66 %
Divorced without annulment 52 1.07 % 149 3.06 % 201 4.13 %
Total   1876 38.55 % 2991 61.45 % 4867 100 %


I am:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Roman Catholic 1543 31.78 % 2404 49.52 % 3947 81.30 %
Eastern Catholic 23 0.47 % 33 0.68 % 56 1.15 %
Becoming a Catholic 113 2.33 % 179 3.69 % 292 6.01 %
Not a Catholic 191 3.93 % 369 7.60 % 560 11.53 %
Total   1870 38.52 % 2985 61.48 % 4855 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 508 10.51 % 707 14.63 % 1215 25.14 %
I have a high school diploma/secondary certificate or other equivalency (but no further formal educa 217 4.49 % 293 6.06 % 510 10.55 %
I am currently in college, university, or technical school (or have completed courses toward a degre 337 6.97 % 639 13.22 % 976 20.20 %
I have a university, college, or associate/technical degree. 796 16.47 % 1335 27.63 % 2131 44.10 %
Total   1858 38.45 % 2974 61.55 % 4832 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 1103 13.01 % 1654 19.51 % 2757 32.52 %
Monastic 774 9.13 % 1009 11.90 % 1783 21.03 %
Cloistered/semi-cloistered 499 5.89 % 1004 11.84 % 1503 17.73 %
Missionary 841 9.92 % 1595 18.81 % 2436 28.73 %
Total   3217 37.94 % 5262 62.06 % 8479 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) 1300 25.77 % 1987 39.39 % 3287 65.15 %
Not worn 627 12.43 % 1131 22.42 % 1758 34.85 %
Total   1927 38.20 % 3118 61.80 % 5045 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) 821 10.64 % 1077 13.96 % 1898 24.61 %
in a group of 2 or 3 734 9.52 % 1042 13.51 % 1776 23.03 %
in a group of 4 to 7 697 9.04 % 1129 14.64 % 1826 23.67 %
in a group of 8 or more 790 10.24 % 1423 18.45 % 2213 28.69 %
Total   3042 39.44 % 4671 60.56 % 7713 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 759 12.66 % 1208 20.16 % 1967 32.82 %
daily 980 16.35 % 1626 27.13 % 2606 43.48 %
several times a week 565 9.43 % 855 14.27 % 1420 23.69 %
Total   2304 38.44 % 3689 61.56 % 5993 100 %


I am drawn to the following prayer styles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Rosary 1113 7.94 % 1895 13.52 % 3008 21.47 %
Liturgy of the Hours 891 6.36 % 1291 9.21 % 2182 15.57 %
Daily Mass 1322 9.43 % 2076 14.81 % 3398 24.25 %
Eucharistic Adoration 1058 7.55 % 1876 13.39 % 2934 20.94 %
Faith Sharing / Lectio Divina 891 6.36 % 1600 11.42 % 2491 17.78 %
Total   5275 37.64 % 8738 62.36 % 14013 100 %


I pray...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
occasionally 414 8.98 % 625 13.55 % 1039 22.53 %
once or twice a day 644 13.96 % 1196 25.93 % 1840 39.90 %
more than two times a day 689 14.94 % 1044 22.64 % 1733 37.58 %
Total   1747 37.88 % 2865 62.12 % 4612 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 565 12.53 % 1131 25.08 % 1696 37.61 %
1 year 207 4.59 % 309 6.85 % 516 11.44 %
2 years 150 3.33 % 256 5.68 % 406 9.00 %
3 years 113 2.51 % 199 4.41 % 312 6.92 %
4 years 72 1.60 % 97 2.15 % 169 3.75 %
5+ years 604 13.40 % 806 17.88 % 1410 31.27 %
Total   1711 37.95 % 2798 62.05 % 4509 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 1397 30.46 % 2357 51.40 % 3754 81.86 %
No 343 7.48 % 489 10.66 % 832 18.14 %
Total   1740 37.94 % 2846 62.06 % 4586 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. 423 9.31 % 430 9.47 % 853 18.78 %
No, I have not participated in a formal discernment process. 1298 28.57 % 2392 52.65 % 3690 81.22 %
Total   1721 37.88 % 2822 62.12 % 4543 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 % 2307 26.94 % 2321 27.10 %
Brother 931 10.87 % 15 0.18 % 946 11.04 %
Deacon 437 5.10 % 60 0.70 % 497 5.80 %
Lay Ministry/Associate/Service Program 466 5.44 % 956 11.16 % 1422 16.60 %
Priest-Order 950 11.09 % 58 0.68 % 1008 11.77 %
Priest-Diocesan 697 8.14 % 43 0.50 % 740 8.64 %
Secular Institute/Consecrated Life 483 5.64 % 1027 11.99 % 1510 17.63 %
Other 39 0.46 % 82 0.96 % 121 1.41 %
Total   4017 46.90 % 4548 53.10 % 8565 100 %


Are you free of debt?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Yes 1242 27.95 % 1948 43.83 % 3190 71.78 %
No 397 8.93 % 739 16.63 % 1136 25.56 %
Other 41 0.92 % 77 1.73 % 118 2.66 %
Total   1680 37.80 % 2764 62.20 % 4444 100 %


In what languages are you proficient?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
English 1528 23.45 % 2520 38.68 % 4048 62.13 %
Spanish 365 5.60 % 662 10.16 % 1027 15.76 %
French 135 2.07 % 225 3.45 % 360 5.53 %
Portuguese 52 0.80 % 38 0.58 % 90 1.38 %
Italian 80 1.23 % 84 1.29 % 164 2.52 %
Amer. Sign Lang. 13 0.20 % 49 0.75 % 62 0.95 %
Arabic 21 0.32 % 17 0.26 % 38 0.58 %
Bangla 3 0.05 % 1 0.02 % 4 0.06 %
Chinese 33 0.51 % 48 0.74 % 81 1.24 %
Creole 8 0.12 % 8 0.12 % 16 0.25 %
Filipino 19 0.29 % 50 0.77 % 69 1.06 %
Flemish 6 0.09 % 5 0.08 % 11 0.17 %
German 79 1.21 % 70 1.07 % 149 2.29 %
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 0.28 % 23 0.35 % 41 0.63 %
Korean 9 0.14 % 18 0.28 % 27 0.41 %
Lithuanian 5 0.08 % 2 0.03 % 7 0.11 %
Polish 22 0.34 % 24 0.37 % 46 0.71 %
Russian 21 0.32 % 29 0.45 % 50 0.77 %
Tagalog 21 0.32 % 30 0.46 % 51 0.78 %
Vietnamese 21 0.32 % 16 0.25 % 37 0.57 %
Other 42 0.64 % 69 1.06 % 111 1.70 %
Total   2515 38.60 % 4000 61.40 % 6515 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 883 4.97 % 1465 8.25 % 2348 13.23 %
Preaching 743 4.19 % 524 2.95 % 1267 7.14 %
Retreat work 639 3.60 % 1312 7.39 % 1951 10.99 %
Parish 709 3.99 % 883 4.97 % 1592 8.97 %
Prison ministry 413 2.33 % 593 3.34 % 1006 5.67 %
Prayer 839 4.73 % 1410 7.94 % 2249 12.67 %
Youth/campus ministry 556 3.13 % 1195 6.73 % 1751 9.86 %
Social Service 555 3.13 % 1160 6.53 % 1715 9.66 %
Healthcare 340 1.92 % 878 4.95 % 1218 6.86 %
Foreign missions 510 2.87 % 919 5.18 % 1429 8.05 %
Manual labor 511 2.88 % 607 3.42 % 1118 6.30 %
Other 47 0.26 % 60 0.34 % 107 0.60 %
Total   6745 38.00 % 11006 62.00 % 17751 100 %


I have received the following religious training:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Catholic school 749 24.17 % 1245 40.17 % 1994 64.34 %
Theological school 119 3.84 % 148 4.78 % 267 8.62 %
CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) 183 5.91 % 342 11.04 % 525 16.94 %
Other 115 3.71 % 198 6.39 % 313 10.10 %
Total   1166 37.63 % 1933 62.37 % 3099 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 443 5.22 % 815 9.61 % 1258 14.83 %
Preaching 168 1.98 % 168 1.98 % 336 3.96 %
Retreat work 288 3.39 % 625 7.37 % 913 10.76 %
Parish 446 5.26 % 769 9.06 % 1215 14.32 %
Prison ministry 56 0.66 % 51 0.60 % 107 1.26 %
Prayer 526 6.20 % 919 10.83 % 1445 17.03 %
Youth/campus ministry 370 4.36 % 797 9.39 % 1167 13.75 %
Social Service 274 3.23 % 428 5.04 % 702 8.27 %
Healthcare 112 1.32 % 256 3.02 % 368 4.34 %
Foreign missions 74 0.87 % 167 1.97 % 241 2.84 %
Manual labor 266 3.13 % 321 3.78 % 587 6.92 %
Other 58 0.68 % 88 1.04 % 146 1.72 %
Total   3081 36.31 % 5404 63.69 % 8485 100 %


I have worked in the following areas:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Business 419 7.27 % 552 9.58 % 971 16.85 %
Education/Training 445 7.72 % 838 14.55 % 1283 22.27 %
Healthcare 175 3.04 % 440 7.64 % 615 10.68 %
Nonprofit, social work 334 5.80 % 617 10.71 % 951 16.51 %
Technical, mechanical, electrical work 207 3.59 % 139 2.41 % 346 6.01 %
Law enforcement, military 105 1.82 % 63 1.09 % 168 2.92 %
Legal work 80 1.39 % 113 1.96 % 193 3.35 %
Ministry (religious) 98 1.70 % 143 2.48 % 241 4.18 %
Ministry (lay) 267 4.63 % 514 8.92 % 781 13.56 %
Other 84 1.46 % 128 2.22 % 212 3.68 %
Total   2214 38.43 % 3547 61.57 % 5761 100 %