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I am a

Response Number of responses Percentage of total
Female 1914 60.99
Male 1224 39.01
Total 3138 100 %

My age

ResponseMen CountMen PercentWomen CountWomen PercentTotal countTotal Percent
17 or less 204 6.50 % 307 9.78 % 511 16.28 %
18 - 19 158 5.04 % 233 7.43 % 391 12.46 %
20 - 24 220 7.01 % 435 13.86 % 655 20.87 %
25 - 29 160 5.10 % 228 7.27 % 388 12.36 %
30 - 34 98 3.12 % 146 4.65 % 244 7.78 %
35 - 39 69 2.20 % 125 3.98 % 194 6.18 %
40 - 44 80 2.55 % 102 3.25 % 182 5.80 %
45 - 49 73 2.33 % 82 2.61 % 155 4.94 %
50 - 54 65 2.07 % 95 3.03 % 160 5.10 %
55 - 59 48 1.53 % 80 2.55 % 128 4.08 %
60+ 49 1.56 % 81 2.58 % 130 4.14 %
Total   1224 39.01 1914 60.99 3138 100%


My marital status is...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Single 1023 32.76 % 1585 50.75 % 2608 83.51 %
Married 109 3.49 % 99 3.17 % 208 6.66 %
Widowed 14 0.45 % 38 1.22 % 52 1.67 %
Divorced with annulment 33 1.06 % 88 2.82 % 121 3.87 %
Divorced without annulment 38 1.22 % 96 3.07 % 134 4.29 %
Total   1217 38.97 % 1906 61.03 % 3123 100 %


I am:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Roman Catholic 1014 32.54 % 1552 49.81 % 2566 82.35 %
Eastern Catholic 15 0.48 % 18 0.58 % 33 1.06 %
Becoming a Catholic 72 2.31 % 120 3.85 % 192 6.16 %
Not a Catholic 113 3.63 % 212 6.80 % 325 10.43 %
Total   1214 38.96 % 1902 61.04 % 3116 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 284 9.16 % 371 11.96 % 655 21.12 %
I have a high school diploma/secondary certificate or other equivalency (but no further formal educa 154 4.96 % 209 6.74 % 363 11.70 %
I am currently in college, university, or technical school (or have completed courses toward a degre 224 7.22 % 424 13.67 % 648 20.89 %
I have a university, college, or associate/technical degree. 541 17.44 % 895 28.85 % 1436 46.29 %
Total   1203 38.78 % 1899 61.22 % 3102 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 702 12.57 % 1101 19.71 % 1803 32.28 %
Monastic 531 9.51 % 660 11.82 % 1191 21.32 %
Cloistered/semi-cloistered 328 5.87 % 661 11.83 % 989 17.70 %
Missionary 555 9.94 % 1048 18.76 % 1603 28.70 %
Total   2116 37.88 % 3470 62.12 % 5586 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) 860 26.25 % 1290 39.38 % 2150 65.63 %
Not worn 410 12.52 % 716 21.86 % 1126 34.37 %
Total   1270 38.77 % 2006 61.23 % 3276 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) 555 11.13 % 671 13.46 % 1226 24.58 %
in a group of 2 or 3 459 9.20 % 648 12.99 % 1107 22.20 %
in a group of 4 to 7 446 8.94 % 732 14.68 % 1178 23.62 %
in a group of 8 or more 529 10.61 % 947 18.99 % 1476 29.60 %
Total   1989 39.88 % 2998 60.12 % 4987 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 510 13.13 % 801 20.62 % 1311 33.75 %
daily 637 16.40 % 1038 26.72 % 1675 43.11 %
several times a week 374 9.63 % 525 13.51 % 899 23.14 %
Total   1521 39.15 % 2364 60.85 % 3885 100 %


I am drawn to the following prayer styles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Rosary 730 7.97 % 1211 13.22 % 1941 21.19 %
Liturgy of the Hours 583 6.37 % 846 9.24 % 1429 15.60 %
Daily Mass 877 9.58 % 1358 14.83 % 2235 24.40 %
Eucharistic Adoration 710 7.75 % 1226 13.39 % 1936 21.14 %
Faith Sharing / Lectio Divina 586 6.40 % 1032 11.27 % 1618 17.67 %
Total   3486 38.06 % 5673 61.94 % 9159 100 %


I pray...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
occasionally 240 8.05 % 352 11.81 % 592 19.87 %
once or twice a day 423 14.19 % 780 26.17 % 1203 40.37 %
more than two times a day 481 16.14 % 704 23.62 % 1185 39.77 %
Total   1144 38.39 % 1836 61.61 % 2980 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 350 11.89 % 706 23.99 % 1056 35.88 %
1 year 132 4.49 % 207 7.03 % 339 11.52 %
2 years 104 3.53 % 164 5.57 % 268 9.11 %
3 years 77 2.62 % 123 4.18 % 200 6.80 %
4 years 52 1.77 % 64 2.17 % 116 3.94 %
5+ years 411 13.97 % 553 18.79 % 964 32.76 %
Total   1126 38.26 % 1817 61.74 % 2943 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 905 30.48 % 1513 50.96 % 2418 81.44 %
No 234 7.88 % 317 10.68 % 551 18.56 %
Total   1139 38.36 % 1830 61.64 % 2969 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. 288 9.79 % 292 9.93 % 580 19.72 %
No, I have not participated in a formal discernment process. 836 28.43 % 1525 51.85 % 2361 80.28 %
Total   1124 38.22 % 1817 61.78 % 2941 100 %


I am exploring the following vocations and/or lifestyles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Sister 6 0.11 % 1526 27.23 % 1532 27.34 %
Brother 616 10.99 % 6 0.11 % 622 11.10 %
Deacon 281 5.01 % 34 0.61 % 315 5.62 %
Lay Ministry/Associate/Service Program 313 5.59 % 612 10.92 % 925 16.51 %
Priest-Order 626 11.17 % 41 0.73 % 667 11.90 %
Priest-Diocesan 467 8.33 % 26 0.46 % 493 8.80 %
Secular Institute/Consecrated Life 321 5.73 % 654 11.67 % 975 17.40 %
Other 31 0.55 % 44 0.79 % 75 1.34 %
Total   2661 47.48 % 2943 52.52 % 5604 100 %


Are you free of debt?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Yes 792 27.40 % 1232 42.62 % 2024 70.01 %
No 290 10.03 % 500 17.30 % 790 27.33 %
Other 27 0.93 % 50 1.73 % 77 2.66 %
Total   1109 38.36 % 1782 61.64 % 2891 100 %


In what languages are you proficient?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
English 1009 24.28 % 1615 38.86 % 2624 63.14 %
Spanish 221 5.32 % 406 9.77 % 627 15.09 %
French 94 2.26 % 145 3.49 % 239 5.75 %
Portuguese 30 0.72 % 24 0.58 % 54 1.30 %
Italian 48 1.15 % 55 1.32 % 103 2.48 %
Amer. Sign Lang. 9 0.22 % 34 0.82 % 43 1.03 %
Arabic 10 0.24 % 8 0.19 % 18 0.43 %
Bangla 1 0.02 % 1 0.02 % 2 0.05 %
Chinese 18 0.43 % 36 0.87 % 54 1.30 %
Creole 4 0.10 % 2 0.05 % 6 0.14 %
Filipino 11 0.26 % 28 0.67 % 39 0.94 %
Flemish 3 0.07 % 2 0.05 % 5 0.12 %
German 55 1.32 % 41 0.99 % 96 2.31 %
Greek 4 0.10 % 2 0.05 % 6 0.14 %
Hmong 1 0.02 % 2 0.05 % 3 0.07 %
Hungarian 1 0.02 % 4 0.10 % 5 0.12 %
Japanese 11 0.26 % 16 0.38 % 27 0.65 %
Korean 3 0.07 % 12 0.29 % 15 0.36 %
Lithuanian 3 0.07 % 2 0.05 % 5 0.12 %
Polish 16 0.38 % 13 0.31 % 29 0.70 %
Russian 11 0.26 % 22 0.53 % 33 0.79 %
Tagalog 13 0.31 % 20 0.48 % 33 0.79 %
Vietnamese 14 0.34 % 8 0.19 % 22 0.53 %
Other 26 0.63 % 42 1.01 % 68 1.64 %
Total   1616 38.88 % 2540 61.12 % 4156 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 570 4.91 % 953 8.22 % 1523 13.13 %
Preaching 487 4.20 % 343 2.96 % 830 7.16 %
Retreat work 423 3.65 % 843 7.27 % 1266 10.92 %
Parish 465 4.01 % 598 5.16 % 1063 9.17 %
Prison ministry 281 2.42 % 391 3.37 % 672 5.79 %
Prayer 560 4.83 % 934 8.05 % 1494 12.88 %
Youth/campus ministry 365 3.15 % 777 6.70 % 1142 9.85 %
Social Service 357 3.08 % 747 6.44 % 1104 9.52 %
Healthcare 223 1.92 % 563 4.85 % 786 6.78 %
Foreign missions 332 2.86 % 587 5.06 % 919 7.92 %
Manual labor 341 2.94 % 391 3.37 % 732 6.31 %
Other 27 0.23 % 40 0.34 % 67 0.58 %
Total   4431 38.20 % 7167 61.80 % 11598 100 %


I have received the following religious training:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Catholic school 463 23.27 % 786 39.50 % 1249 62.76 %
Theological school 73 3.67 % 99 4.97 % 172 8.64 %
CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) 140 7.04 % 228 11.46 % 368 18.49 %
Other 70 3.52 % 131 6.58 % 201 10.10 %
Total   746 37.49 % 1244 62.51 % 1990 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 275 4.97 % 532 9.62 % 807 14.59 %
Preaching 115 2.08 % 110 1.99 % 225 4.07 %
Retreat work 174 3.15 % 411 7.43 % 585 10.58 %
Parish 286 5.17 % 525 9.49 % 811 14.67 %
Prison ministry 41 0.74 % 33 0.60 % 74 1.34 %
Prayer 345 6.24 % 615 11.12 % 960 17.36 %
Youth/campus ministry 231 4.18 % 505 9.13 % 736 13.31 %
Social Service 174 3.15 % 279 5.05 % 453 8.19 %
Healthcare 69 1.25 % 168 3.04 % 237 4.29 %
Foreign missions 48 0.87 % 109 1.97 % 157 2.84 %
Manual labor 177 3.20 % 214 3.87 % 391 7.07 %
Other 37 0.67 % 57 1.03 % 94 1.70 %
Total   1972 35.66 % 3558 64.34 % 5530 100 %


I have worked in the following areas:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Business 282 7.36 % 369 9.63 % 651 16.99 %
Education/Training 289 7.54 % 543 14.17 % 832 21.71 %
Healthcare 120 3.13 % 301 7.85 % 421 10.99 %
Nonprofit, social work 208 5.43 % 402 10.49 % 610 15.92 %
Technical, mechanical, electrical work 147 3.84 % 98 2.56 % 245 6.39 %
Law enforcement, military 69 1.80 % 48 1.25 % 117 3.05 %
Legal work 55 1.44 % 70 1.83 % 125 3.26 %
Ministry (religious) 63 1.64 % 99 2.58 % 162 4.23 %
Ministry (lay) 180 4.70 % 350 9.13 % 530 13.83 %
Other 53 1.38 % 86 2.24 % 139 3.63 %
Total   1466 38.26 % 2366 61.74 % 3832 100 %