2017 Service Year Report Worldwide - INDIVIDUALLY LISTED LANDS and COUNTRIES
Thank goodness for that. Us of little faith. Going to enjoy examining this later.
What is meant by %Real Terms? Eighth column from left
My suggestion is to use a formula incorporating the change by country in the 2016 - 2017 Peak Pubs to use in guesstimating the change in 2016 - 2017 Avg Pubs.
What about reports from North Korea, Singapore, China and other countries where the JW are banned.
Jah - the almighty - is unable to life the ban on those countries or afraid to do so?
The most powerful in the universe cant do this? After all, the Bible says that Every nation is like a drop of water to Jah.
What if we ask a JW about this, and what would they reply ? Anyone ?
Wowee wow wow ... the U.S. lost 462 congregations, but gained 600 publishers? How is that possible?
If these numbers added up, wouldn't we hear about meeting attendance being higher, or congregations being larger?
Looks like fuzzy math to me. I have no faith in their self reported statistics.
Nice work, Darkspilver.
dropoffyourkeylee: What is meant by %Real Terms? Eighth column from left
See the notes at the bottom of the table.
Increase (or decrease) of Jdubs compared to population increase (or decrease) from 2016 to 2017.
To the extent that the figures are true, they confirm the trend that the JW religion in Europe and the developed world which was stagnating, is now moving towards decline.
Poland leading the field here with a loss of 1896 members. Britain, Germany, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and Japan also in decline. France had a small gain.
The USA is now at the point of stagnation and I suggest that we can expect a Mexican wave in the future as lands which are Catholic and who have supplied members for the JW org in the past should also be heading for stagnation with Italy showing the way having gained only a few newbies and lost 21 kh's.
As we have discussed before Central and South America and war-torn Central Africa are bucking the trend for the moment as is India but for the richer and educated West, the heyday of JW religion was in the past.
Methinks Jehovah is driving his chariot with the handbrake on.