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2014 Membership Survey
In 2014 more than 6,000 A.A. members from the U.S. and Canada participated in a random survey of the membership. Such studies have been conducted every three to four years since 1968 by the General Service Office. Alcoholics Anonymous conducts this survey to keep members informed on current trends in membership characteristics. The survey also provides information about A.A. to the professional community and to the general public as part of A.A.’s purpose to carry our message to those who still suffer from alcoholism.
Composition of Membership
Marital Status of Members
86% of the members belong to a home group.86%
82% of members have a sponsor.82%
74% got a sponsor within 90 days.74%
Relationship with Health Care Professionals
75% of members’ doctors know they are in A.A.75%
57% of members said they were referred to A.A. by a counselor, medical or mental health professional57%
Members attend an average of 2.5 A.A. meetings per week.
BEFORE coming to A.A., 59% of the members received some type of treatment or counseling (such as medical, psychological, spiritual, etc.) related to their drinking.
74% of those members who received treatment or counseling said it played an important part in directing them to A.A. AFTER coming to A.A., 58%of the members received some type of treatment or counseling (such as medical, psychological, spiritual, etc.) related to their drinking.
84% of those members who received treatment or counseling said it played an important part in their recovery from alcoholism.