American Sociological Association


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  1. How Does Our Membership Grow? Indicators of Change by Gender, Race and Ethnicity, and Degree Type, 2001-2007

    This research brief studies changes in ASA membership between 2001 and 2007, focusing on gender, race and ethnicity, and degree type. In particular, it examines characteristics of members with a terminal master's degree, compared to those whose highest degree is the doctorate.

  2. Profile of 2001 ASA Membership

    This data brief describes 2001 ASA member characteristics, including basic demographics, employment status, and self-reported income level.

  3. Profile of 2005 ASA Membership: Who Joined, Who Moved to the Top, and Who Is in What Sub-field?

    This research brief profiles ASA memberhip in 2005, comparing member characteristics to those in 2001. Highlights include somewhat of an increase in the percentage representation of student members in 2005.

  4. A Decade of Change: ASA Membership from 2000 - 2010

    This research brief examines changes in ASA membership over a decade. It presents gender breakdowns, employment status, and race and ethnicity of members. It also notes that in 2005, women comprised the majority of ASA membership for the first time.

  5. ASA Membership by Gender

    Notes: Percentages calculated on members providing data. Some caution should be used in interpreting these figures since a substantial proportion of members do not complete the demographic items. Beginning in 2014 members could specify non-binary gender identities, which were selected by 0.2 percent in 2014 and 0.4 percent in 2015. 

  6. ASA Regular Members by Highest Degree

    Notes: Regular Members are non-student members whose dues are determined by income level. Highest degree not reported by 13 percent of regular members in 2001; by 2 percent of regular members in 2008; and by 2 percent of regular members in 2015. For each year, less than 0.1 percent of members reported an associate's degree as their highest degree. "Other professional degree" includes terminal degrees separate from the doctorate.

  7. ASA Membership by Race or Ethnicity

    Notes: Race/Ethnicity not reported by 16 percent of members in 2001; by 5 percent of members in 2008; by 14 percent of members in 2015; and by 4.6 percent of members in 2019. Due to smaller cell sizes, data for members whose race/ethnicity is Native American, American Indian, Alaskan Native are excluded in 2001, 2008, and 2015; they are included in the "other selected " category in 2019. Data on choosing more than one racial category are not available for 2001, 2008, or 2015. 

  8. ASA Sections: Membership by Gender

    ASA Sections: Membership by Gender, 2001-2015






  9. ASA Membership by Member Type

    Notes: Associate Members are individuals who do not have full-time appointments in sociology departments, and are not eligible to vote in ASA elections. Excludes Lifetime Members.High School Teacher member category was created in 2018.