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This member profile of the African Methodist Episcopal Church 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.
75.7%
Percent female
55%
Percent of Hispanic origin or descent
0.7%
Percent that are white
0%
Percent that are 60 or older
43.6%
Percent born in the United States
97.1%
Percent that are currently married
42.9%
Percent with a family income of less than $40,000 a year
44.3%
Percent that have a B.A., B.S. or other 4-year college degree
48.6%

Moral Attitudes

Percent that believe that there are clear and absolute standards for what is right and wrong
37.9%
Percent that think homosexuality should be accepted by society
55.7%
Percent that "strongly favor" allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally
15%
Percent that think more women in the workforce is a change for the worse
2.9%
Percent that think that more people having children without getting married is a change for the worse
54.3%
Percent that believe that abortion should be illegal in all cases
8.6%

Other Beliefs and Attitudes

Percent that are very satisfied with their health
53.6%
Percent that are "very satisfied" with family life
65.7%
Percent that say they are "very happy" with life these days
32.1%
Percent that believe that humans and other living beings evolved over time
53.6%

Political Attitudes

Percent Republican
0%
Percent that are conservative or very conservative
20.7%
Percent that are not registered to vote
5.7%
Percent that personally know anyone who is gay or lesbian
84.3%
Percent that believe that government aid to the poor does more harm than good
23.6%
Percent that think that growing immigration is a change for the worse
24.3%
Percent that believe that stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost.
69.3%
Percent that would prefer a smaller government, with fewer services
18.6%

Religious Beliefs

Percent that believe in God or a universal spirit
97.1%
Percent that believe in Heaven
89.3%
Percent that believe in Hell
76.4%
Percent that believe in reincarnation
0.7%
Percent that say religion is a very important part of their life
80%
Percent that believe their holy book is the word of God
78.6%
Percent that believe that their church or denomination should preserve its traditional beliefs and practices
41.4%
Percent that look most to "religious teachings and beliefs" when it comes to questions of right and wrong
41.4%
Percent that believe that churches and other religious organizations bring people together and strengthen community bonds
91.4%
Percent that believe that churches and other religious organizations play an important role in helping the poor and needy
86.4%
Percent that believe that churches and other religious organizations protect and strengthen morality in society
80.7%
Percent that believe that churches and other religious organizations are too involved with politics
39.3%
Percent that believe that churches and other religious organizations are too concerned with money and power
50.7%
Percent that believe that churches and other religious organizations focus too much on rules
43.6%
Percent that think about the meaning and purpose of life at least once a week
73.6%
Percent that feel a strong sense of gratitude or thankfulness at least once a week
88.6%
Percent that feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week
42.9%
Percent that feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and well-being at least once a week
77.1%
Percent that think many religions can lead to eternal life
54.3%

Religious Practices

Percent that are members of a local house of worship
70%
Percent that pray at least once a day
80.7%
Percent that meditate at least once a week
66.4%
Percent that attend religious services at least once a week
51.4%
Percent that read scripture outside of religious services at least once a week
60.7%
Percent that participate in prayer groups, Scripture study groups or religious education programs at least once a week
40%
Percent that share their faith with "non-believers or people from other relgious backgrounds" at least once a week
40.7%
Percent that did volunteer work in the last seven days
39.3%
Percent that speak in tongues at least once a month
15%


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