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  • Hellrider

    Anyone here knows how many JWs there were worldwide 30 years ago? A JW I`m discussing with, proudly claims:

    Actually, in 1975 there were 2,179,256 active Jehovah's Witnesses. In 2004, the number was 6,513,132 or about THREE times the number as in 1975.

    Is this true? I thought the number of JWs had been almost exactly the same for many years now. I remember back in the late 80s when I was just a kid, that there were approximately "6 million witnesses worldwide" . That number sticks vividly in my mind for some reason. Anyone knows what the yearbook and statistics say?

  • aniron

    I became a JW in 1971 there was about 1,750,000 then if I remember rightly.. Used to feel good as watched it grow. Its been hovering arounf the 6m to 6.25m for a while now.

    Have a look at http://www.jwic.com/stat.htm which covers 1988 to 2004

  • Hellrider

    Wow, that was fast! Thanks!

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