Canadian JW stats- decline

by serendipity 2 Replies latest watchtower scandals

  • serendipity

    This link reports an 8% decline in JWs in 2001, from 1991. It would be interesting to compare the WTS figures for Canada with this article's.

    According to the 2005 WT service report, there are 109K publishers. I guess counting methods between the two surveys differ.

  • Finally-Free

    I remember the WTS reported a 1% decrease for Canada once, in the 1990's, but I'm sure that's the only decrease they reported here during my stint as a JW. Most other years they reported little, if any, increase.

    Considering all the thousands of people who got baptized since I first joined them in 1983, the congregations seem to be getting smaller. Book study's in the 1980's had between 20-30 people attending. When I left 2 years ago there was rarely more than 8 people showing up at a bood study. Sometimes we had as few as 3. Twenty years ago our congregation covered its territory every 3 months. When I left territories were getting covered every 2 years.


  • TheOldHippie

    But this refers to a census, does it not ? And that is something quite different from what a Year Book states. The number of people considering themselves JW is larger than what the publishers' figures from the YB is.

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