Jehovah's Witnesses

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This member profile of the Jehovah's Witnesses was created using data from the 2014 U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, collected by Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.

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Demographics

Percent that are 60 or older
36.9%
Percent that Are you currently a citizen of the United States, or not?
88.5%
Percent that live in the South.
37.7%
Percent female
64.3%
Percent of Hispanic origin or descent
27%
Percent that are white
46.7%
Percent born in the United States
79.1%
Percent that are currently married
50.4%
Percent with a family income of less than $40,000 a year
53.7%
Percent that have a B.A., B.S. or other 4-year college degree
16.8%

Moral Attitudes

Percent that believe that there are clear and absolute standards for what is right and wrong
57.4%
Percent that think homosexuality should be accepted by society
14.3%
Percent that "strongly favor" allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally
5.3%
Percent that think more women in the workforce is a change for the worse
18%
Percent that think that more people having children without getting married is a change for the worse
80.3%
Percent that believe that abortion should be illegal in all cases
53.7%

Other Beliefs and Attitudes

Percent that are very satisfied with their health
39.8%
Percent that are "very satisfied" with family life
65.2%
Percent that say they are "very happy" with life these days
34%
Percent that believe that humans and other living beings evolved over time
18.4%

Political Attitudes

Percent Republican
3.3%
Percent that are conservative or very conservative
19.3%
Percent that are not registered to vote
63.5%
Percent that personally know anyone who is gay or lesbian
61.1%
Percent that believe that government aid to the poor does more harm than good
31.1%
Percent that think that growing immigration is a change for the worse
27%
Percent that believe that stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost.
56.1%
Percent that would prefer a smaller government, with fewer services
34%

Religious Beliefs

Percent that believe in God or a universal spirit
98.8%
Percent that believe in Heaven
51.2%
Percent that believe in Hell
7.8%
Percent that believe in reincarnation
0%
Percent that say religion is a very important part of their life
91.4%
Percent that believe their holy book is the word of God
92.6%
Percent that believe that their church or denomination should preserve its traditional beliefs and practices
59.8%
Percent that look most to "religious teachings and beliefs" when it comes to questions of right and wrong
79.5%
Percent that believe that churches and other religious organizations bring people together and strengthen community bonds
54.5%
Percent that believe that churches and other religious organizations play an important role in helping the poor and needy
66.8%
Percent that believe that churches and other religious organizations protect and strengthen morality in society
37.3%
Percent that believe that churches and other religious organizations are too involved with politics
81.1%
Percent that believe that churches and other religious organizations are too concerned with money and power
82.4%
Percent that believe that churches and other religious organizations focus too much on rules
34%
Percent that think about the meaning and purpose of life at least once a week
77.5%
Percent that feel a strong sense of gratitude or thankfulness at least once a week
91.8%
Percent that feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week
65.6%
Percent that feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and well-being at least once a week
82.8%
Percent that think many religions can lead to eternal life
9.4%

Religious Practices

Percent that are members of a local house of worship
77%
Percent that pray at least once a day
90.2%
Percent that meditate at least once a week
79.5%
Percent that attend religious services at least once a week
84.4%
Percent that read scripture outside of religious services at least once a week
88.1%
Percent that participate in prayer groups, Scripture study groups or religious education programs at least once a week
83.2%
Percent that share their faith with "non-believers or people from other relgious backgrounds" at least once a week
75.8%
Percent that did volunteer work in the last seven days
53.7%
Percent that speak in tongues at least once a month
7.4%


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