I've been puzzling over these graphs for a couple of days now, and I just noticed that the graph in the OP here is for the Watchtower magazine only. Here is the graph for 'All' publications, honestly I don't know what to make of it.
Watchtower has fallen from 700k words/year to now to just 170k words/year
by ComingOutaMyCage 13 Replies latest watchtower bible
Here's what I make of it. After pumping the 1975 failed prophecy, and then riding the generation false prophecy for all it was worth, they finally ran out of false prophecies to write about to cause mass hysteria with.
Now there is nothing but mass exodus.
I was particularly interested in the flat area from '50 to '70. I think I see now. The data source he is using apparently has Watchtower magazine from 1950 to 2020, but all the other publication types, Awake, books, etc, are only from 1970 to 2020. So the area I circled below in the graph really doesn't mean anything except a limitation in the data used.
I am working on importing all the documents from the AvoidJW database He's got it all