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AAG Membership Data

Annual Data

The AAG currently has over 12,000 members. Each year, the AAG collates membership data on a variety of topics, including educational background, sex, race/ethnicity, age, topical and area proficiencies, and employment.

AAG membership data summary report
An overview of AAG membership data with analysis of data by home country, gender, race/ethnicity, educational attainment, and employment type. The most current statistics are set alongside longitudinal data which reveal changes over time.

AAG membership raw data
Annual data tables from 1972 to 2017 in Excel spreadsheet format showing membership by type, by gender and employment category, and by gender and minority status.

AAG Handbook 2019
The Association's annually-updated handbook including longitudinal data on overall membership, Annual Meetings, and Honors and Awards, plus most recent year data on speciality group membership. 


Membership Survey

AAG Membership Survey 2015 cover

In 2015, the AAG conducted a comprehensive survey of its members. The survey covered many areas, including AAG journals, the AAG Annual Meeting and the use of contingent faculty. The results painted a positive picture of the AAG and member satisfaction. A report of the survey results was presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

View the complete results of the survey

Search Data and Resources by Theme

Each thematic section features different datasets and analytical reports, as well as links to external sources of data and research.