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I am a

Response Number of responses Percentage of total
Female 2979 61.36
Male 1876 38.64
Total 4855 100 %

My age

ResponseMen CountMen PercentWomen CountWomen PercentTotal countTotal Percent
17 or less 343 7.06 % 552 11.37 % 895 18.43 %
18 - 19 291 5.99 % 415 8.55 % 706 14.54 %
20 - 24 318 6.55 % 648 13.35 % 966 19.90 %
25 - 29 235 4.84 % 341 7.02 % 576 11.86 %
30 - 34 149 3.07 % 212 4.37 % 361 7.44 %
35 - 39 118 2.43 % 169 3.48 % 287 5.91 %
40 - 44 106 2.18 % 147 3.03 % 253 5.21 %
45 - 49 93 1.92 % 111 2.29 % 204 4.20 %
50 - 54 84 1.73 % 145 2.99 % 229 4.72 %
55 - 59 73 1.50 % 119 2.45 % 192 3.95 %
60+ 66 1.36 % 120 2.47 % 186 3.83 %
Total   1876 38.64 2979 61.36 4855 100%


My marital status is...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Single 1596 33.09 % 2471 51.23 % 4067 84.33 %
Married 147 3.05 % 150 3.11 % 297 6.16 %
Widowed 22 0.46 % 60 1.24 % 82 1.70 %
Divorced with annulment 44 0.91 % 133 2.76 % 177 3.67 %
Divorced without annulment 52 1.08 % 148 3.07 % 200 4.15 %
Total   1861 38.59 % 2962 61.41 % 4823 100 %


I am:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Roman Catholic 1534 31.89 % 2377 49.41 % 3911 81.29 %
Eastern Catholic 23 0.48 % 33 0.69 % 56 1.16 %
Becoming a Catholic 109 2.27 % 177 3.68 % 286 5.94 %
Not a Catholic 189 3.93 % 369 7.67 % 558 11.60 %
Total   1855 38.56 % 2956 61.44 % 4811 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 505 10.55 % 704 14.70 % 1209 25.25 %
I have a high school diploma/secondary certificate or other equivalency (but no further formal educa 216 4.51 % 288 6.02 % 504 10.53 %
I am currently in college, university, or technical school (or have completed courses toward a degre 334 6.98 % 631 13.18 % 965 20.15 %
I have a university, college, or associate/technical degree. 788 16.46 % 1322 27.61 % 2110 44.07 %
Total   1843 38.49 % 2945 61.51 % 4788 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 1093 13.03 % 1633 19.46 % 2726 32.49 %
Monastic 765 9.12 % 995 11.86 % 1760 20.98 %
Cloistered/semi-cloistered 494 5.89 % 996 11.87 % 1490 17.76 %
Missionary 834 9.94 % 1580 18.83 % 2414 28.77 %
Total   3186 37.97 % 5204 62.03 % 8390 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) 1287 25.76 % 1965 39.33 % 3252 65.09 %
Not worn 623 12.47 % 1121 22.44 % 1744 34.91 %
Total   1910 38.23 % 3086 61.77 % 4996 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) 813 10.66 % 1068 14.00 % 1881 24.67 %
in a group of 2 or 3 725 9.51 % 1029 13.49 % 1754 23.00 %
in a group of 4 to 7 692 9.07 % 1113 14.59 % 1805 23.67 %
in a group of 8 or more 783 10.27 % 1403 18.40 % 2186 28.67 %
Total   3013 39.51 % 4613 60.49 % 7626 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 752 12.68 % 1193 20.12 % 1945 32.80 %
daily 966 16.29 % 1609 27.14 % 2575 43.43 %
several times a week 561 9.46 % 848 14.30 % 1409 23.76 %
Total   2279 38.44 % 3650 61.56 % 5929 100 %


I am drawn to the following prayer styles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Rosary 1102 7.96 % 1874 13.53 % 2976 21.48 %
Liturgy of the Hours 884 6.38 % 1275 9.20 % 2159 15.59 %
Daily Mass 1312 9.47 % 2051 14.81 % 3363 24.28 %
Eucharistic Adoration 1045 7.54 % 1850 13.36 % 2895 20.90 %
Faith Sharing / Lectio Divina 881 6.36 % 1578 11.39 % 2459 17.75 %
Total   5224 37.71 % 8628 62.29 % 13852 100 %


I pray...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
occasionally 412 9.02 % 621 13.59 % 1033 22.61 %
once or twice a day 638 13.97 % 1183 25.90 % 1821 39.86 %
more than two times a day 682 14.93 % 1032 22.59 % 1714 37.52 %
Total   1732 37.92 % 2836 62.08 % 4568 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 562 12.58 % 1121 25.10 % 1683 37.68 %
1 year 205 4.59 % 305 6.83 % 510 11.42 %
2 years 147 3.29 % 256 5.73 % 403 9.02 %
3 years 112 2.51 % 194 4.34 % 306 6.85 %
4 years 72 1.61 % 96 2.15 % 168 3.76 %
5+ years 598 13.39 % 798 17.87 % 1396 31.26 %
Total   1696 37.98 % 2770 62.02 % 4466 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 1387 30.53 % 2336 51.42 % 3723 81.95 %
No 338 7.44 % 482 10.61 % 820 18.05 %
Total   1725 37.97 % 2818 62.03 % 4543 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. 421 9.36 % 426 9.47 % 847 18.83 %
No, I have not participated in a formal discernment process. 1285 28.56 % 2367 52.61 % 3652 81.17 %
Total   1706 37.92 % 2793 62.08 % 4499 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 0.17 % 2282 26.93 % 2296 27.09 %
Brother 923 10.89 % 15 0.18 % 938 11.07 %
Deacon 433 5.11 % 60 0.71 % 493 5.82 %
Lay Ministry/Associate/Service Program 459 5.42 % 944 11.14 % 1403 16.56 %
Priest-Order 940 11.09 % 58 0.68 % 998 11.78 %
Priest-Diocesan 690 8.14 % 43 0.51 % 733 8.65 %
Secular Institute/Consecrated Life 476 5.62 % 1017 12.00 % 1493 17.62 %
Other 39 0.46 % 81 0.96 % 120 1.42 %
Total   3974 46.90 % 4500 53.10 % 8474 100 %


Are you free of debt?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Yes 1232 28.01 % 1929 43.85 % 3161 71.86 %
No 392 8.91 % 729 16.57 % 1121 25.48 %
Other 40 0.91 % 77 1.75 % 117 2.66 %
Total   1664 37.83 % 2735 62.17 % 4399 100 %


In what languages are you proficient?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
English 1515 23.51 % 2493 38.68 % 4008 62.19 %
Spanish 359 5.57 % 655 10.16 % 1014 15.73 %
French 132 2.05 % 220 3.41 % 352 5.46 %
Portuguese 51 0.79 % 36 0.56 % 87 1.35 %
Italian 80 1.24 % 83 1.29 % 163 2.53 %
Amer. Sign Lang. 13 0.20 % 48 0.74 % 61 0.95 %
Arabic 21 0.33 % 16 0.25 % 37 0.57 %
Bangla 3 0.05 % 1 0.02 % 4 0.06 %
Chinese 33 0.51 % 48 0.74 % 81 1.26 %
Creole 8 0.12 % 8 0.12 % 16 0.25 %
Filipino 19 0.29 % 50 0.78 % 69 1.07 %
Flemish 6 0.09 % 5 0.08 % 11 0.17 %
German 79 1.23 % 70 1.09 % 149 2.31 %
Greek 8 0.12 % 4 0.06 % 12 0.19 %
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 0.36 % 41 0.64 %
Korean 9 0.14 % 18 0.28 % 27 0.42 %
Lithuanian 5 0.08 % 2 0.03 % 7 0.11 %
Polish 22 0.34 % 23 0.36 % 45 0.70 %
Russian 20 0.31 % 29 0.45 % 49 0.76 %
Tagalog 21 0.33 % 30 0.47 % 51 0.79 %
Vietnamese 20 0.31 % 16 0.25 % 36 0.56 %
Other 42 0.65 % 69 1.07 % 111 1.72 %
Total   2490 38.63 % 3955 61.37 % 6445 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 872 4.98 % 1448 8.27 % 2320 13.24 %
Preaching 729 4.16 % 517 2.95 % 1246 7.11 %
Retreat work 629 3.59 % 1293 7.38 % 1922 10.97 %
Parish 697 3.98 % 871 4.97 % 1568 8.95 %
Prison ministry 411 2.35 % 588 3.36 % 999 5.70 %
Prayer 826 4.71 % 1388 7.92 % 2214 12.64 %
Youth/campus ministry 547 3.12 % 1180 6.74 % 1727 9.86 %
Social Service 547 3.12 % 1147 6.55 % 1694 9.67 %
Healthcare 337 1.92 % 869 4.96 % 1206 6.88 %
Foreign missions 500 2.85 % 908 5.18 % 1408 8.04 %
Manual labor 505 2.88 % 604 3.45 % 1109 6.33 %
Other 47 0.27 % 59 0.34 % 106 0.61 %
Total   6647 37.94 % 10872 62.06 % 17519 100 %


I have received the following religious training:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Catholic school 743 24.16 % 1239 40.29 % 1982 64.46 %
Theological school 116 3.77 % 146 4.75 % 262 8.52 %
CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) 183 5.95 % 335 10.89 % 518 16.85 %
Other 115 3.74 % 198 6.44 % 313 10.18 %
Total   1157 37.63 % 1918 62.37 % 3075 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 440 5.24 % 809 9.64 % 1249 14.89 %
Preaching 166 1.98 % 166 1.98 % 332 3.96 %
Retreat work 286 3.41 % 618 7.37 % 904 10.78 %
Parish 440 5.24 % 756 9.01 % 1196 14.26 %
Prison ministry 55 0.66 % 51 0.61 % 106 1.26 %
Prayer 520 6.20 % 906 10.80 % 1426 17.00 %
Youth/campus ministry 369 4.40 % 784 9.35 % 1153 13.74 %
Social Service 273 3.25 % 423 5.04 % 696 8.30 %
Healthcare 111 1.32 % 251 2.99 % 362 4.32 %
Foreign missions 74 0.88 % 166 1.98 % 240 2.86 %
Manual labor 263 3.14 % 316 3.77 % 579 6.90 %
Other 58 0.69 % 88 1.05 % 146 1.74 %
Total   3055 36.42 % 5334 63.58 % 8389 100 %


I have worked in the following areas:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Business 412 7.23 % 544 9.55 % 956 16.79 %
Education/Training 443 7.78 % 830 14.57 % 1273 22.35 %
Healthcare 173 3.04 % 432 7.59 % 605 10.62 %
Nonprofit, social work 331 5.81 % 608 10.68 % 939 16.49 %
Technical, mechanical, electrical work 204 3.58 % 139 2.44 % 343 6.02 %
Law enforcement, military 104 1.83 % 63 1.11 % 167 2.93 %
Legal work 80 1.40 % 111 1.95 % 191 3.35 %
Ministry (religious) 96 1.69 % 141 2.48 % 237 4.16 %
Ministry (lay) 264 4.64 % 508 8.92 % 772 13.56 %
Other 84 1.47 % 128 2.25 % 212 3.72 %
Total   2191 38.47 % 3504 61.53 % 5695 100 %