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This member profile of the American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. 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 live in the South.
36.3%
Percent female
56.7%
Percent of Hispanic origin or descent
4.8%
Percent that are white
86%
Percent that are 60 or older
41.1%
Percent born in the United States
97.4%
Percent that are currently married
47.7%
Percent with a family income of less than $40,000 a year
44.9%
Percent that have a B.A., B.S. or other 4-year college degree
33.1%

Moral Attitudes

Percent that believe that there are clear and absolute standards for what is right and wrong
34.3%
Percent that think homosexuality should be accepted by society
55.7%
Percent that "strongly favor" allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally
19.6%
Percent that think more women in the workforce is a change for the worse
8.4%
Percent that think that more people having children without getting married is a change for the worse
62.5%
Percent that believe that abortion should be illegal in all cases
15.2%

Other Beliefs and Attitudes

Percent that are very satisfied with their health
46.5%
Percent that are "very satisfied" with family life
68.7%
Percent that say they are "very happy" with life these days
29.7%
Percent that believe that humans and other living beings evolved over time
57.5%

Political Attitudes

Percent Republican
30.7%
Percent that are conservative or very conservative
39.3%
Percent that are not registered to vote
16.6%
Percent that personally know anyone who is gay or lesbian
79.4%
Percent that believe that government aid to the poor does more harm than good
46.5%
Percent that think that growing immigration is a change for the worse
45.5%
Percent that believe that stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost.
53.3%
Percent that would prefer a smaller government, with fewer services
58.3%

Religious Beliefs

Percent that believe in God or a universal spirit
93.4%
Percent that believe in Heaven
79.2%
Percent that believe in Hell
68.3%
Percent that believe in reincarnation
0.4%
Percent that say religion is a very important part of their life
62.3%
Percent that believe their holy book is the word of God
74.5%
Percent that believe that their church or denomination should preserve its traditional beliefs and practices
45.3%
Percent that look most to "religious teachings and beliefs" when it comes to questions of right and wrong
38.7%
Percent that believe that churches and other religious organizations bring people together and strengthen community bonds
90.8%
Percent that believe that churches and other religious organizations play an important role in helping the poor and needy
92%
Percent that believe that churches and other religious organizations protect and strengthen morality in society
83%
Percent that believe that churches and other religious organizations are too involved with politics
41.1%
Percent that believe that churches and other religious organizations are too concerned with money and power
46.5%
Percent that believe that churches and other religious organizations focus too much on rules
45.3%
Percent that think about the meaning and purpose of life at least once a week
56.7%
Percent that feel a strong sense of gratitude or thankfulness at least once a week
81.6%
Percent that feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week
45.7%
Percent that feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and well-being at least once a week
62.5%
Percent that think many religions can lead to eternal life
58.5%

Religious Practices

Percent that are members of a local house of worship
57.5%
Percent that pray at least once a day
61.7%
Percent that meditate at least once a week
41.9%
Percent that attend religious services at least once a week
40.1%
Percent that read scripture outside of religious services at least once a week
42.1%
Percent that participate in prayer groups, Scripture study groups or religious education programs at least once a week
30.1%
Percent that share their faith with "non-believers or people from other relgious backgrounds" at least once a week
22.4%
Percent that did volunteer work in the last seven days
34.5%
Percent that speak in tongues at least once a month
10.8%


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