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I am a

Response Number of responses Percentage of total
Female 1523 61.12
Male 969 38.88
Total 2492 100 %

My age

ResponseMen CountMen PercentWomen CountWomen PercentTotal countTotal Percent
17 or less 165 6.62 % 233 9.35 % 398 15.97 %
18 - 19 116 4.65 % 162 6.50 % 278 11.16 %
20 - 24 172 6.90 % 359 14.41 % 531 21.31 %
25 - 29 109 4.37 % 169 6.78 % 278 11.16 %
30 - 34 83 3.33 % 122 4.90 % 205 8.23 %
35 - 39 57 2.29 % 109 4.37 % 166 6.66 %
40 - 44 69 2.77 % 82 3.29 % 151 6.06 %
45 - 49 65 2.61 % 70 2.81 % 135 5.42 %
50 - 54 50 2.01 % 79 3.17 % 129 5.18 %
55 - 59 41 1.65 % 67 2.69 % 108 4.33 %
60+ 42 1.69 % 71 2.85 % 113 4.53 %
Total   969 38.88 1523 61.12 2492 100%


My marital status is...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Single 803 32.41 % 1252 50.52 % 2055 82.93 %
Married 93 3.75 % 80 3.23 % 173 6.98 %
Widowed 9 0.36 % 30 1.21 % 39 1.57 %
Divorced with annulment 30 1.21 % 73 2.95 % 103 4.16 %
Divorced without annulment 27 1.09 % 81 3.27 % 108 4.36 %
Total   962 38.82 % 1516 61.18 % 2478 100 %


I am:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Roman Catholic 801 32.39 % 1231 49.78 % 2032 82.17 %
Eastern Catholic 12 0.49 % 17 0.69 % 29 1.17 %
Becoming a Catholic 58 2.35 % 100 4.04 % 158 6.39 %
Not a Catholic 88 3.56 % 166 6.71 % 254 10.27 %
Total   959 38.78 % 1514 61.22 % 2473 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 213 8.66 % 258 10.48 % 471 19.14 %
I have a high school diploma/secondary certificate or other equivalency (but no further formal educa 124 5.04 % 180 7.31 % 304 12.35 %
I am currently in college, university, or technical school (or have completed courses toward a degre 180 7.31 % 352 14.30 % 532 21.62 %
I have a university, college, or associate/technical degree. 434 17.64 % 720 29.26 % 1154 46.89 %
Total   951 38.64 % 1510 61.36 % 2461 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 563 12.45 % 872 19.28 % 1435 31.73 %
Monastic 436 9.64 % 540 11.94 % 976 21.58 %
Cloistered/semi-cloistered 270 5.97 % 549 12.14 % 819 18.11 %
Missionary 440 9.73 % 853 18.86 % 1293 28.59 %
Total   1709 37.78 % 2814 62.22 % 4523 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) 697 26.65 % 1066 40.76 % 1763 67.42 %
Not worn 318 12.16 % 534 20.42 % 852 32.58 %
Total   1015 38.81 % 1600 61.19 % 2615 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) 454 11.30 % 534 13.30 % 988 24.60 %
in a group of 2 or 3 369 9.19 % 517 12.87 % 886 22.06 %
in a group of 4 to 7 355 8.84 % 598 14.89 % 953 23.73 %
in a group of 8 or more 423 10.53 % 766 19.07 % 1189 29.61 %
Total   1601 39.87 % 2415 60.13 % 4016 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 418 13.32 % 658 20.96 % 1076 34.28 %
daily 515 16.41 % 836 26.63 % 1351 43.04 %
several times a week 298 9.49 % 414 13.19 % 712 22.68 %
Total   1231 39.22 % 1908 60.78 % 3139 100 %


I am drawn to the following prayer styles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Rosary 601 8.10 % 990 13.34 % 1591 21.43 %
Liturgy of the Hours 481 6.48 % 680 9.16 % 1161 15.64 %
Daily Mass 705 9.50 % 1109 14.94 % 1814 24.43 %
Eucharistic Adoration 568 7.65 % 988 13.31 % 1556 20.96 %
Faith Sharing / Lectio Divina 476 6.41 % 826 11.13 % 1302 17.54 %
Total   2831 38.13 % 4593 61.87 % 7424 100 %


I pray...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
occasionally 174 7.31 % 250 10.51 % 424 17.82 %
once or twice a day 344 14.46 % 637 26.78 % 981 41.24 %
more than two times a day 392 16.48 % 582 24.46 % 974 40.94 %
Total   910 38.25 % 1469 61.75 % 2379 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 265 11.25 % 543 23.05 % 808 34.30 %
1 year 106 4.50 % 173 7.34 % 279 11.84 %
2 years 82 3.48 % 126 5.35 % 208 8.83 %
3 years 67 2.84 % 97 4.12 % 164 6.96 %
4 years 41 1.74 % 55 2.33 % 96 4.07 %
5+ years 340 14.43 % 461 19.57 % 801 34.00 %
Total   901 38.24 % 1455 61.76 % 2356 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 719 30.32 % 1208 50.95 % 1927 81.27 %
No 189 7.97 % 255 10.76 % 444 18.73 %
Total   908 38.30 % 1463 61.70 % 2371 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. 230 9.78 % 237 10.08 % 467 19.86 %
No, I have not participated in a formal discernment process. 666 28.33 % 1218 51.81 % 1884 80.14 %
Total   896 38.11 % 1455 61.89 % 2351 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 % 1233 27.20 % 1237 27.29 %
Brother 499 11.01 % 4 0.09 % 503 11.10 %
Deacon 226 4.99 % 30 0.66 % 256 5.65 %
Lay Ministry/Associate/Service Program 249 5.49 % 479 10.57 % 728 16.06 %
Priest-Order 507 11.18 % 37 0.82 % 544 12.00 %
Priest-Diocesan 378 8.34 % 22 0.49 % 400 8.82 %
Secular Institute/Consecrated Life 261 5.76 % 547 12.07 % 808 17.82 %
Other 24 0.53 % 33 0.73 % 57 1.26 %
Total   2148 47.39 % 2385 52.61 % 4533 100 %


Are you free of debt?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Yes 621 26.78 % 964 41.57 % 1585 68.35 %
No 243 10.48 % 426 18.37 % 669 28.85 %
Other 20 0.86 % 45 1.94 % 65 2.80 %
Total   884 38.12 % 1435 61.88 % 2319 100 %


In what languages are you proficient?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
English 801 24.05 % 1281 38.46 % 2082 62.50 %
Spanish 178 5.34 % 336 10.09 % 514 15.43 %
French 79 2.37 % 119 3.57 % 198 5.94 %
Portuguese 25 0.75 % 18 0.54 % 43 1.29 %
Italian 41 1.23 % 43 1.29 % 84 2.52 %
Amer. Sign Lang. 8 0.24 % 25 0.75 % 33 0.99 %
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 0.81 % 42 1.26 %
Creole 3 0.09 % 1 0.03 % 4 0.12 %
Filipino 10 0.30 % 26 0.78 % 36 1.08 %
Flemish 2 0.06 % 1 0.03 % 3 0.09 %
German 47 1.41 % 30 0.90 % 77 2.31 %
Greek 3 0.09 % 1 0.03 % 4 0.12 %
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 0.60 %
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 0.63 %
Russian 10 0.30 % 16 0.48 % 26 0.78 %
Tagalog 12 0.36 % 19 0.57 % 31 0.93 %
Vietnamese 13 0.39 % 6 0.18 % 19 0.57 %
Other 21 0.63 % 36 1.08 % 57 1.71 %
Total   1306 39.21 % 2025 60.79 % 3331 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 446 4.76 % 763 8.15 % 1209 12.91 %
Preaching 397 4.24 % 287 3.06 % 684 7.30 %
Retreat work 335 3.58 % 671 7.17 % 1006 10.74 %
Parish 389 4.15 % 495 5.29 % 884 9.44 %
Prison ministry 223 2.38 % 316 3.37 % 539 5.76 %
Prayer 454 4.85 % 766 8.18 % 1220 13.03 %
Youth/campus ministry 289 3.09 % 621 6.63 % 910 9.72 %
Social Service 285 3.04 % 601 6.42 % 886 9.46 %
Healthcare 178 1.90 % 452 4.83 % 630 6.73 %
Foreign missions 263 2.81 % 484 5.17 % 747 7.98 %
Manual labor 268 2.86 % 330 3.52 % 598 6.39 %
Other 19 0.20 % 32 0.34 % 51 0.54 %
Total   3546 37.87 % 5818 62.13 % 9364 100 %


I have received the following religious training:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Catholic school 353 22.34 % 618 39.11 % 971 61.46 %
Theological school 63 3.99 % 84 5.32 % 147 9.30 %
CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) 113 7.15 % 187 11.84 % 300 18.99 %
Other 54 3.42 % 108 6.84 % 162 10.25 %
Total   583 36.90 % 997 63.10 % 1580 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 229 5.06 % 431 9.53 % 660 14.60 %
Preaching 97 2.15 % 90 1.99 % 187 4.14 %
Retreat work 129 2.85 % 321 7.10 % 450 9.95 %
Parish 237 5.24 % 446 9.86 % 683 15.10 %
Prison ministry 37 0.82 % 24 0.53 % 61 1.35 %
Prayer 280 6.19 % 511 11.30 % 791 17.49 %
Youth/campus ministry 183 4.05 % 411 9.09 % 594 13.14 %
Social Service 145 3.21 % 229 5.06 % 374 8.27 %
Healthcare 59 1.30 % 132 2.92 % 191 4.22 %
Foreign missions 32 0.71 % 93 2.06 % 125 2.76 %
Manual labor 145 3.21 % 182 4.02 % 327 7.23 %
Other 31 0.69 % 48 1.06 % 79 1.75 %
Total   1604 35.47 % 2918 64.53 % 4522 100 %


I have worked in the following areas:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Business 219 7.02 % 301 9.64 % 520 16.66 %
Education/Training 236 7.56 % 449 14.39 % 685 21.95 %
Healthcare 91 2.92 % 250 8.01 % 341 10.93 %
Nonprofit, social work 168 5.38 % 325 10.41 % 493 15.80 %
Technical, mechanical, electrical work 115 3.68 % 76 2.44 % 191 6.12 %
Law enforcement, military 57 1.83 % 36 1.15 % 93 2.98 %
Legal work 39 1.25 % 60 1.92 % 99 3.17 %
Ministry (religious) 52 1.67 % 79 2.53 % 131 4.20 %
Ministry (lay) 153 4.90 % 303 9.71 % 456 14.61 %
Other 42 1.35 % 70 2.24 % 112 3.59 %
Total   1172 37.55 % 1949 62.45 % 3121 100 %