In 2007 more than 8,000 A.A. members from the U.S. and Canada participated in a random survey of the membership. Similar studies have been conducted every three
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.
Ages of Members
|Under age 21||2.3%|
|Age 21 through 30||11.3%|
|Age 31 through 40||16.5%|
|Age 41 through 50||28.5%|
|Age 51 through 60||23.8%|
|Age 61 through 70||12.3%|
The average age of an A.A. member is 47 years.
Composition of Membership
|Asian and other||2.8%|
Gender of Membership
Marital Status of Members
Length of Sobriety
|Sober between 5-10 years||12%|
|Sober more than 10 years||33%|
|Sober between 1–5 years||24%|
|Sober less than 1 year||31%|
Average sobriety of members is more than eight years.
Introduction to A.A.
Factors most responsible for members coming to A.A. (two responses permitted– total responses may add up to more than 100%).
|Through an A.A. member||33%|
|Employer or fellow worker||4%|
|Non-A.A. friend or neighbor||3%|
|Al-Anon or Alateen member||2%|
|Member of clergy||1%|
79% of members have a sponsor.
73% got a sponsor within 90 days.
Members attend an average of 2.4 A.A. meetings per week.
|Disabled (not working)||5%|
|Transportation (equip. oper.)||2%|
The contents of this web-page is available from G.S.O.; A.A. World Services, New York, NY 10163. www.aa.org.