2004
Membership Survey

Alcoholics Anonymous 2004
Membership Survey

Alcoholics anonymous can be found all over the world - in more than 97,000 groups.  Look for A. A. or Alcoholics Anonymous in your local phone book.

In 2001, more than 7500 A. A. members (out of several million) participated in a random survey of the membership.

The following graphs and charts are based on that information.

Ages of Members

Under age 21                           1.5%
Age 21 through 30                   7.9%
Age 31 through 40                  18.2%
Age 41 through 50                  33.0%
Age 51 through 60                  23.1%
Age 61 through 70                  11.5%
Over 70                                  4.8%

Marital Status of Members

38% Married
29% Single
24& Divorced
4% Widowed
5% Separated

Gender of Members

35% Women
65% Men

Composition of Membership

89.1% White
3.2% Black
4.4% Hispanic
1.8% Native American
1.5% Asian & other

Sponsorship

78% of members have a sponsor
70% get a sponsor within 90 days

Length of Sobriety

36% Sober more than 10 years
14% Sober between 5-10 years
24% Sober between 1-5 years
26% Sober less than 1 year

Introduction to A.A.
Factors most responsible for members coming to A.A.*

31% through an A.A. member
31% Treatment Facility
30% Self-motivated
23% Family
11% Court order
8% Counseling agency
8% Health care provider
5% Employer or fellow worker
4% Non A.A. friend or neighbor
2% Al-Anon or Alateen member
2% Correctional facility
1% A.A. literature
1% Newspaper/Magazine/radio/TV
1% Member of clergy
7% Other

* More than one response permitted

Members' Occupations

14% Retired
11% Self-employed/Other
10% Manager/Administrator
10% Professional/Technical
9% Skilled Trade
6% Laborer
6% Health professional
5% Sales worker
3% Service worker
3% Educator
3% Clerical worker
3% Student
2% Homemaker
2% Transportation
1% Craft Worker
6% Disabled (not working)
6% Unemployed

Meeting Attendance

Members attend an average of two A.A. meetings a week

Group Membership

86% of the members belong to a home group

Additional Help ......... Before

Before coming to A. A., 61% of the members received some type of treatment or counseling, such as medical, psychological. spiritual, etc. 74% of those members who received treatment or counseling said it played an important part in directing them to A. A.

Additional Help .......... After

After coming to A. A., 64% of the members received some type of treatment or counseling such as medical, psychological, spiritual, etc. 85% of those members who received treatment or counseling said it played an important part in their recovery from alcoholism

 

Yearly Statistics - Approx.

 Year                                  Members Year                                Members      Year                             Members
1991                              1,170,454 1992                                  1,230,381 1993                           1,231,271
1994                              1,223,017 1995                                 1,251,192 1996                             ,257,570
1997                              1,268,578 1998                                 1,268,713 1999                          1,261,691
2000                               1,990,504 2001                                 2,160,013 2002                         2,215,293
2003                               2,092,460    

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