Episcopal Church
Demographics, Behaviors, Beliefs and Practices of Members
The following tables provide information on a variety of demographics, behaviors, beliefs and attitudes for self-identified members of Episcopal Church using the Pew Religious Landscape Survey (2014). These figures are not from official denominational records. Click here for more information on this data source.
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Demographics

Episcopal Church
Percent that are 60 or older 55.9%
Percent that are currently citizens of the United States 99.6%
Percent that live in the South. 41.7%
Percent female 52%
Percent of Hispanic origin or descent 1.6%
Percent that are white 90.3%
Percent born in the United States 95.1%
Percent that are currently married 60.3%
Percent with a family income of less than $40,000 a year 20.2%
Percent that have a B.A., B.S. or other 4-year college degree 68.6%

Moral Attitudes

Episcopal Church
Percent that believe that there are clear and absolute standards for what is right and wrong 29.6%
Percent that think homosexuality should be accepted by society 83.8%
Percent that "strongly favor" allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally 39.7%
Percent that think more women in the workforce is a change for the worse 5.1%
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 2.8%

Other Beliefs and Attitudes

Episcopal Church
Percent that are very satisfied with their health 51.8%
Percent that are "very satisfied" with family life 79.6%
Percent that say they are "very happy" with life these days 39.3%
Percent that believe that humans and other living beings evolved over time 84%

Political Attitudes

Episcopal Church
Percent Republican 26.5%
Percent that are conservative or very conservative 30%
Percent that are not registered to vote 6.7%
Percent that personally know anyone who is gay or lesbian 92.3%
Percent that believe that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 37.9%
Percent that think that growing immigration is a change for the worse 32.6%
Percent that believe that stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost. 68.2%
Percent that would prefer a smaller government, with fewer services 55.1%

Religious Beliefs

Episcopal Church
Percent that believe in God or a universal spirit 95.1%
Percent that believe in Heaven 66.2%
Percent that believe in Hell 36.6%
Percent that believe in reincarnation 0%
Percent that say religion is a very important part of their life 49.4%
Percent that believe their holy book is the word of God 40.9%
Percent that believe that their church or denomination should preserve its traditional beliefs and practices 24.5%
Percent that look most to "religious teachings and beliefs" when it comes to questions of right and wrong 20.6%
Percent that believe that churches and other religious organizations bring people together and strengthen community bonds 94.3%
Percent that believe that churches and other religious organizations play an important role in helping the poor and needy 92.3%
Percent that believe that churches and other religious organizations protect and strengthen morality in society 80.2%
Percent that believe that churches and other religious organizations are too involved with politics 49%
Percent that believe that churches and other religious organizations are too concerned with money and power 44.5%
Percent that believe that churches and other religious organizations focus too much on rules 48.4%
Percent that think about the meaning and purpose of life at least once a week 49.4%
Percent that feel a strong sense of gratitude or thankfulness at least once a week 79.8%
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 56.1%
Percent that think many religions can lead to eternal life 91.1%

Religious Practices

Episcopal Church
Percent that are members of a local house of worship 66.6%
Percent that pray at least once a day 51.8%
Percent that meditate at least once a week 41.9%
Percent that attend religious services at least once a week 34%
Percent that read scripture outside of religious services at least once a week 22.9%
Percent that participate in prayer groups, Scripture study groups or religious education programs at least once a week 14.4%
Percent that share their faith with "non-believers or people from other relgious backgrounds" at least once a week 10.7%
Percent that did volunteer work in the last seven days 45.5%
Percent that speak in tongues at least once a month 4%

The tables above use data from the 2014 U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, collected by Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.

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Muslim (Islam)
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