Darkspilver asserted the following:
Britain has seen 13 consecutive years of increase in average publishers reporting.
Step 1: Look on any "Quick Facts" screen on JW org and emphasis is given to peak publishers when they wish to highlight growth.
Step 2: Follow peak publishers year by year (which is in greater detail than decade by decade) and you will find no such consecutive increase you may find with average publisher numbers.
Step 3: Look at the numerical increase from the 1986-1996 decade and compare it to the 2006-2016 decade and answer this question: Is a greater overall number of peak publishers in the 2006-2016 decade bringing in relatively fewer publishers than in the 1986-1996 decade?
Curiously, darkspilver also provided data that perhaps inadvertently supports my post:
Over the last 13 years Britain has seen the ratio of publishers-to-population go from 1-in-456 to 1-in-471.
In fact it is worse than that if you go back to 1996 when there was 1 JW to every 432 Britons whilst last year there was 1 JW to every 471 Britons. So each JW in Britain now has 39 extra people to contact with the message.
Putting snide quotes aside about "lies, damned lies and statistics" would darkspilver care to comment?