MTA Member Survey 2012 Summary

The statistics in this document reflect the membership of the Mormon Transhumanist Association at the end of 2012.

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MTA Member Survey 2012 Summary Contents Membership Participation Location Religion Politics Feedback Demographics

Membership
Basic Membership:     232 Voting Membership:      23 =================== Total Membership:      255

All members of the Mormon Transhumanist Association support the Transhumanist Declaration and the Mormon Transhumanist Affirmation, linked below. Transhumanist Declaration: http://humanityplus.org/philosophy/transhumanist­declaration/ Mormon Transhumanist Affirmation http://transfigurism.org/pages/about/mormon­transhumanist­affirmation/

The above graph of the growth of the MTA from it inception in 2006 shows a significantly increased growth rate during 2012.  During the first 4+ years the growth rate seemed quite stable and linear.  Towards the end of 2011, the growth rate seems to have suddenly accelerated and this faster rate continued, quite consistently, through 2012.  This new rate still appears quite linear, but this data makes it much easier for one to argue that the growth of the MTA is actually exponential, and just appears linear at the start, as is typical of exponential growth curves.  It will be exciting to continue to monitor this progress during the coming years.

Participation
Number of Members that Participated: 91 (28% growth over 2011)

Location

Australia Brasil Canada Congo England Germany Hungary Nigeria Norway Poland Slovakia South Africa USA

1 2 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 80

Religion

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter­day Saints (LDS) Non­LDS Mormon Non­Mormon Christian Non­Christian Abrahamic Other None Total

Agnostic Atheist 13 2 2 1 1 1 18

1 3 6

No opinion Theist Total 1 52 68 3 5 3 3 1 4 4 10 4 5 62 91

This table crosses religious affiliation with perspective on God. It reveals some surprising mixes, such as Mormons that also consider themselves Atheists.

Politics

Economic Conservative Cultural Conservative Cultural Moderate Cultural Progressive Cultural No Opinion Total 8 7 15 1 31

Economic Moderate 1 13

Economic Progressive

Economic No Opinion

Total 9 25

5
23 1 29 3 5 8

9
23

50 7 91

This table crosses cultural politics with economic politics, showing a significant portion of members to be both economically conservative and socially progressive.

Feedback

Unimportant Very Unsatisfied Unsatisfied Satisfied Very satisfied Total

Important

Very important 1

Total 1 2 56 32 91

6
6

2 36 17
55

14 15 30

This table crosses satisfaction with importance, indicating most members consider the MTA to be both satisfying and important.

Demographics