We know the "bar" for pubs. was lowered, 15 min/month pubs are counted. Increases in pubs are decreasing annually, 1.9% worldwide, .9% U.S.
Baptisms decreasing annually in U.S. and other 1st world countries.
Aux. pioneers decreasing, even tho they created a 1 month/yr, 30 hr requirement, but avg. annually is still decreasing greatly (I expect them to adopt a 30 hr Aux. Pio. for 'every' month a yr.)
Bible Studies "bar" lowered, for acceptable 'door-step' kind, with a scripture read & a sentence from literature at least.
For Reg. Pio. the hour requirement of 70 hrs/mo started in 1999, 14 yrs ago.
Why are more "Regular" Pioneering? 6% increase this last year.