Lakers practice many faiths

The data below was collected in the university's 5th campus-wide climate survey, the myGVSU Climate Survey 2015, which was administered from November 12-23, 2015. Forty-two percent of the campus (n = 11,925) responded to the survey. More information is available at www.gvsu.edu/mygvsu.

The majority of faculty, staff, and students (n = 6,840) identify as Christian. Followed by Agnostic or Atheist (n = 1,698) and Spiritual or No Affiliation (n = 1,632). The most prevalent minority religions on campus, represented fairly equally in the sample, are Buddhist (n = 72), Jewish (n= 70), Muslim (n = 68), and Hindu (n = 51).

Religious or Spiritual Affiliation

Count

Percent

Agnostic

968

8%

Atheist

730

6%

Buddhist

72

0.6%

Christian*

6,840

57%

Hindu

51

0.4%

Jewish

70

0.6%

Muslim

68

0.6%

Native American Traditional Practitioner or Ceremonial

5

0.04%

Pagan

22

0.2%

Unitarian Universalist

23

0.2%

Wiccan

17

0.1%

Spiritual but no religious affiliation

547

5%

No affiliation

1,085

9%

Other Non-Christian

352

3%

Other

37

0.3%

Did Not Specify

1,038

9%

Christian Affiliations

Count

Percent

Assembly of God

70

1%

Baptist

427

6%

Catholic/Roman Catholic

2,104

31%

Christian & Missionary Alliance

15

0.2%

Christian Disciples

11

0.2%

Christian Orthodox

59

0.9%

Christian Reformed Church of America

409

6%

Christian - Nondenominational

1,492

22%

Church of God

65

1%

Episcopalian

51

0.8%

Jehovah's Witness

6

0.1%

Latter Day Saints (Mormon)

22

0.3%

Lutheran

477

7%

Methodist

351

5%

Pentecost

51

0.8%

Presbyterian

171

2.5%

Quaker (Society of Friends)

5

0.1%

Reformed Church of America

217

3%

Seventh Day Adventist

36

0.5%

United Church of Christ

59

0.9%

Other Christian

430

6%



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