What Happened to all the Baptized Publishers?
The following chart shows the number of persons baptized into the Jehovah's Witness religion from 1985 to 2005 across the world. If you combine the number baptized over 20 years with the 1985 average or peak publishers, and subtract the number of peak publishers in 2005, you get the number of those who have either died (typically 1% per year) or have left the Watchtower. Remember, those who do not report their time are not counted and are not considered real Jehovah's Witnesses. These are active Witnesses as represented by their own yearbook figures.
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