Joker10 started a thread some days ago - putatively just to "inform" us - about the growth of self-identifying Jehovah’s Witnesses in Brazil across two census periods, the year 2000 to the year 2010. This led to some enlivened discussion about growth rates, including in particular how this compared with other similar 'vintage' 'Christianized' religions such as the Mormons (Latter-Day Saints of the Church of Jesus Christ) and Seventh-Day Adventists (SDAs).
Joker10 readily obliged by posting within the same day the relevant growth rates for the Latter-Day Saints in Brazil over the same census periods.
The JW growth rate easily outstripped those for the Latter-Day Saints.
Requests for the growth rates for Brazillian Seventh-Day Adventists were made, but no information surfaced for days. However, Joker 10 has kindly - and finally - obliged in the past hour or so when discussion on that earlier thread had clearly ebbed.
He presented an overview of growth rates for Brazillian SDAs.
Of relevance, it showed that the growth rate of self-identifying SDAs in Brazil from the two census periods - 2000 and 2010 – easily surpassed the JWs.
Rather than let this late-emerging information sink toward the tail end of a dying discussion, I think it is important that this information be highlighted for consideration in a separate thread.
Like Joker10, I believe it is important to do this as a way to "inform" those who access this forum. However, unlike Joker10,
I want to widen the discussion beyond limited consideration of JW growth rates that are overtly flattering of their rate of growth and population penetration.
Here are the relevant comparative statistics, both across two time periods and three organized religious groups: