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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Jehovah's Witnesses Trinidad 3,627 0.33% 44
units
- 1983 Botting, Heather & Gary Botting. The Orwellian World of Jehovah's Witnesses. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (1984); pg. 53-59. Table: "1983 Service Year Report of JWs Worldwide "; Adherent count here is from "1983 Peak Publishers " column
Jehovah's Witnesses Trinidad and Tobago 7,489 0.59% 82
units
- 1997 *LINK* official web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 22,056.
Jehovah's Witnesses Trinidad and Tobago 7,802 0.61% 85
units
- 1998 *LINK* Jehovah's Witnesses official web site; section: "Statistics "; web page: "Worldwide Report " (viewed 16 April 1999). Table: "1998 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide "; This adherent/member count is for "1998 Peak Witnesses "
Jehovah's Witnesses Trinidad and Tobago - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Jehovah's Witnesses Trinidad and Tobago 8,142 0.63% 92
units
- 2000 *LINK* official website; page: "2000 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide " Table: "Statistics: 2000 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide "; 2000 Peak Witnesses
Jehovah's Witnesses Tunisia 49 0.00% 1
unit
- 1983 Botting, Heather & Gary Botting. The Orwellian World of Jehovah's Witnesses. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (1984); pg. 53-59. Table: "1983 Service Year Report of JWs Worldwide "; Adherent count here is from "1983 Peak Publishers " column; Location listed in table as "Truk "
Jehovah's Witnesses Turkey 800 0.00% 12
units
- 1983 Botting, Heather & Gary Botting. The Orwellian World of Jehovah's Witnesses. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (1984); pg. 53-59. Table: "1983 Service Year Report of JWs Worldwide "; Adherent count here is from "1983 Peak Publishers " column
Jehovah's Witnesses Turkey 1,468 0.00% 21
units
- 1997 *LINK* official web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 26,66.
Jehovah's Witnesses Turkey 1,529 0.00% 23
units
- 1998 *LINK* Jehovah's Witnesses official web site; section: "Statistics "; web page: "Worldwide Report " (viewed 16 April 1999). Table: "1998 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide "; This adherent/member count is for "1998 Peak Witnesses "
Jehovah's Witnesses Turkey 1,594 0.00% 24
units
- 2000 *LINK* official website; page: "2000 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide " Table: "Statistics: 2000 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide "; 2000 Peak Witnesses
Jehovah's Witnesses Turks and Caicos Islands 33 0.44% 1
unit
- 1983 Botting, Heather & Gary Botting. The Orwellian World of Jehovah's Witnesses. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (1984); pg. 53-59. Table: "1983 Service Year Report of JWs Worldwide "; Adherent count here is from "1983 Peak Publishers " column
Jehovah's Witnesses Turks and Caicos Islands 121 0.83% 3
units
- 1997 *LINK* official web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 470.
Jehovah's Witnesses Turks and Caicos Islands 117 0.72% 3
units
- 1998 *LINK* Jehovah's Witnesses official web site; section: "Statistics "; web page: "Worldwide Report " (viewed 16 April 1999). Table: "1998 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide "; This adherent/member count is for "1998 Peak Witnesses "
Jehovah's Witnesses Turks and Caicos Islands 142 0.81% 3
units
- 2000 *LINK* official website; page: "2000 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide " Table: "Statistics: 2000 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide "; 2000 Peak Witnesses
Jehovah's Witnesses Tuvalu 23 0.29% 1
unit
- 1983 Botting, Heather & Gary Botting. The Orwellian World of Jehovah's Witnesses. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (1984); pg. 53-59. Table: "1983 Service Year Report of JWs Worldwide "; Adherent count here is from "1983 Peak Publishers " column; Location listed as "Tuvalu Islands "
Jehovah's Witnesses Tuvalu 49 0.54% 3
units
- 1997 *LINK* official web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 144.
Jehovah's Witnesses Tuvalu 49 0.52% 3
units
- 1998 *LINK* Jehovah's Witnesses official web site; section: "Statistics "; web page: "Worldwide Report " (viewed 16 April 1999). Table: "1998 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide "; This adherent/member count is for "1998 Peak Witnesses "
Jehovah's Witnesses Tuvalu 58 0.62% 3
units
- 2000 *LINK* official website; page: "2000 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide " Table: "Statistics: 2000 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide "; 2000 Peak Witnesses
Jehovah's Witnesses Uganda 279 0.00% 111
units
- 1983 Botting, Heather & Gary Botting. The Orwellian World of Jehovah's Witnesses. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (1984); pg. 53-59. Table: "1983 Service Year Report of JWs Worldwide "; Adherent count here is from "1983 Peak Publishers " column
Jehovah's Witnesses Uganda 2,083 0.01% 32
units
- 1997 *LINK* official web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 7,603.
Jehovah's Witnesses Uganda 2,191 0.01% 33
units
- 1998 *LINK* Jehovah's Witnesses official web site; section: "Statistics "; web page: "Worldwide Report " (viewed 16 April 1999). Table: "1998 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide "; This adherent/member count is for "1998 Peak Witnesses "
Jehovah's Witnesses Uganda 2,582 0.01% 40
units
- 2000 *LINK* official website; page: "2000 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide " Table: "Statistics: 2000 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide "; 2000 Peak Witnesses
Jehovah's Witnesses Ukraine 85,242 0.17% 710
units
- 1997 *LINK* official web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 224,988.
Jehovah's Witnesses Ukraine 101,755 0.20% 823
units
- 1998 *LINK* Jehovah's Witnesses official web site; section: "Statistics "; web page: "Worldwide Report " (viewed 16 April 1999). Table: "1998 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide "; This adherent/member count is for "1998 Peak Witnesses "
Jehovah's Witnesses Ukraine 112,720 0.23% 1,043
units
- 2000 *LINK* official website; page: "2000 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide " Table: "Statistics: 2000 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide "; 2000 Peak Witnesses
Jehovah's Witnesses United Kingdom 60,000 - - - 1966 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 11). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970); pg. 1499. "In 1966 there were some 360,000 Witnesses in the United States, 60,000 in the British Isles... "
Jehovah's Witnesses United Kingdom - - - - 1995 *LINK* "Religion; Secularisation " web page; "Sociology at Hewitt " site, Hewitt School, Norfolk, UK Note also the recent growth in smaller (uncounted) sects, e.g. Jehovah's witnesses, Mormons, Krishna Consciousness.
Jehovah's Witnesses United Kingdom: Britain 92,320 0.17% 1,154
units
- 1983 Botting, Heather & Gary Botting. The Orwellian World of Jehovah's Witnesses. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (1984); pg. 53-59. Table: "1983 Service Year Report of JWs Worldwide "; Adherent count here is from "1983 Peak Publishers " column
Jehovah's Witnesses United Kingdom: Britain 129,288 0.22% 1,439
units
- 1997 *LINK* official web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 223,301.
Jehovah's Witnesses United Kingdom: Britain 131,981 0.23% 1,452
units
- 1998 *LINK* Jehovah's Witnesses official web site; section: "Statistics "; web page: "Worldwide Report " (viewed 16 April 1999). Table: "1998 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide "; This adherent/member count is for "1998 Peak Witnesses "
Jehovah's Witnesses United Kingdom: Britain 126,297 0.21% 1,461
units
- 2000 *LINK* official website; page: "2000 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide " Table: "Statistics: 2000 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide "; 2000 Peak Witnesses; location: "Britain "
Jehovah's Witnesses Uruguay 4,799 0.17% 90
units
- 1983 Botting, Heather & Gary Botting. The Orwellian World of Jehovah's Witnesses. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (1984); pg. 53-59. Table: "1983 Service Year Report of JWs Worldwide "; Adherent count here is from "1983 Peak Publishers " column
Jehovah's Witnesses Uruguay 10,395 0.34% 132
units
- 1997 *LINK* official web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 23,681.
Jehovah's Witnesses Uruguay 10,422 0.34% 136
units
- 1998 *LINK* Jehovah's Witnesses official web site; section: "Statistics "; web page: "Worldwide Report " (viewed 16 April 1999). Table: "1998 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide "; This adherent/member count is for "1998 Peak Witnesses "
Jehovah's Witnesses Uruguay - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Jehovah's Witnesses Uruguay 10,564 0.35% 139
units
- 2000 *LINK* official website; page: "2000 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide " Table: "Statistics: 2000 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide "; 2000 Peak Witnesses
Jehovah's Witnesses USA 10,000 - - - 1925 Conkin, Paul K. American Originals: Homemade Varieties of Christianity, The University of North Carolina Press: Chapel Hill, NC (1997); pg. 153. "1925... there were no more than 10,000 publisher members in the United States at that time... "
Jehovah's Witnesses USA 30,000 - - - 1942 Conkin, Paul K. American Originals: Homemade Varieties of Christianity, The University of North Carolina Press: Chapel Hill, NC (1997); pg. 154. "Rutherford died in January 1942... at his death had only about 30,000 active Witnesses or publishers in the united States, but the work abroad had been increasingly successful. "
Jehovah's Witnesses USA 300,000 - - - 1946 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988); pg. 20. [In USA at close of World War II (1946): "...another 300,000 were Jehovah's Witnesses; 225,000 were Christian Scientists; nearly 200,000 were Spiritualists; and 70,000 were Buddhists. "
Jehovah's Witnesses USA 187,000 0.11% - - 1957 Welles, Sam. The World's Great Religions, New York: Time Incorporated (1957); pg. 205. "Jehovah's Witnesses have 187,000 U.S. workers (642,000 in world)... "
Jehovah's Witnesses USA 308,370 - - - 1965 Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People; Yale University Press: New Haven & London (1973); pg. 959. "In 1965 only 308,370 of the 1,040,836 Jehovah's Witnesses lived in the United States, while three-fourths of the Seventh-Day Adventists were overseas. "
Jehovah's Witnesses USA 330,000 - - - 1965 Naisbitt, John & Patricia Aburdene. Megatrends 2000: Ten New Directions for the 1990's. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1990); pg. 278. "Many conservative denominations have doubled since 1965. Jehovah's Witnesses rose from 330,000 to 752,000... "
Jehovah's Witnesses USA 360,000 - - - 1966 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 11). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970); pg. 1499. "In 1966 there were some 360,000 Witnesses in the United States... "
Jehovah's Witnesses USA 300,000 - - - 1975 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 377-378. "Jehovah's Witnesses... in the 1970s they claimed some 300,000 U.S. members... "
Jehovah's Witnesses USA 500,000 - - - 1975 Wallechinsky, David & Irving Wallace; The People's Almanac; Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1975); pg. 1268. List of "Major World Religions ": "Today the sect has close to 2 million members, all of whom are considered ministers. Twenty-five percent of the Witnesses are Americans. "
Jehovah's Witnesses USA 555,000 - - - 1979 Carmody, Denise Lardner & John Tully Carmody. Western Ways to the Center: An Introduction to Western Religions; Belmont, California: Wadsworth Publishing Co. (1983); pg. 122. Table: "Membership Data on Major American Religious Groups [1979] "
Jehovah's Witnesses USA 595,309 - - - 1982 Popenoe, David. Sociology (5th Ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1983). [Orig. source: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 1982. New York: Newspaper Enterprise Association, 1982, pp. 351-352.]; pg. 446. Table: "Religious Membership in the United States "
Jehovah's Witnesses USA 643,170 0.28% 7,837
units
- 1983 Botting, Heather & Gary Botting. The Orwellian World of Jehovah's Witnesses. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (1984); pg. 53-59. Table: "1983 Service Year Report of JWs Worldwide "; Adherent count here is from "1983 Peak Publishers " column; Location listed as "U.S. of America ", Hawaii and Alaska are listed separately.
Jehovah's Witnesses USA 752,000 - - - 1988 Naisbitt, John & Patricia Aburdene. Megatrends 2000: Ten New Directions for the 1990's. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1990); pg. 278. "Many conservative denominations have doubled since 1965. Jehovah's Witnesses rose from 330,000 to 752,000... "
Jehovah's Witnesses USA 804,600 - - - 1988 Russell, Chandler. Racing Toward 2001; Zondervan Publishing House: Grand Rapids, MI (1992). [Orig. source: Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, 1987, pg. 73; 1990, pg. 75.]; pg. 189. "The Jehovah's Witnesses... 10 percent growth to 804,600 between 1985 and 1988. "
Jehovah's Witnesses USA 1,381,000 0.80% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 15-17. Table 1-2: Self-Described Adherence of U.S. Adult Population 1990. Phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by Graduate School of City U. of New York.
Jehovah's Witnesses USA - 0.80% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Jehovah's Witnesses USA 773,219 - 8,547
units
- 1990 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 123. "The ranks of active 'publishers' across the world have grown to 3,395,612, of whom approximately 773,219 are in the U.S. There are 8,547 congregations in the U.S.; 46,364 throughout the world. "
Jehovah's Witnesses USA 600,000 - - - 1991 Melton, J. Gordon, Jerome Clark & Aidan A. Kelly. New Age Almanac; New York: Visible Ink Press (1991); pg. 311. "Though the counter-cult movement concentrated on the very successful Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (more than 4 million members) and the Jehovah's Witnesses (more than 600,000 members)... "
Jehovah's Witnesses USA 914,079 - 9,890
units
- 1992 Bedell, Kenneth (ed.). Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches 1993. Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn (1993); pg. 248-255. Table 2: US Current Stats. (# of adherents from "inclusive membership " column, not sometimes smaller "full communicant " col.) Listed in table as "Jehovah's Witnesses. "
Jehovah's Witnesses USA 892,551 - 9,524
units
- 1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). count is for "active publishers "
Jehovah's Witnesses USA 900,000 - - - 1995 1995 Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches -
Jehovah's Witnesses USA 900,000 - 10,200
units
- 1995 Magida, Arthur J. (ed). How to be a Perfect Stranger: A Guide to Etiquette in Other People's Religious Ceremonies. Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights Publishing (1996); pg. 198. "U.S. churches: 10,200; U.S. membership: 900,000 (data from the 1995 Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses) "
Jehovah's Witnesses USA 966,243 - 10,541
units
- 1995 *LINK* web site for Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches (accessed 1998); [Orig. source: Source: Kenneth B. Bedell, editor, Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, annual.] Table: 1997 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches: U.S. Religious Bodies with more than 60,000 Members "; "...prepared for the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census... for the 1997 edition of the Statistical Abstract of the U.S. "
Jehovah's Witnesses USA 966,243 - 10,541
units
- 1996 World Almanac and Book of Facts 1998; K-III Reference Corp.: Macwah, NJ (1997). [Orig. sources: 1997 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches; World Almanac research]; pg. 651. Table: "Membership of Religious Groups in U.S. "; Membership figs. generally based on reports from officials by each group. Figs. are inclusive: refer to all "members, " not simply full communicants.
Jehovah's Witnesses USA 800,000 - - - 1997 Conkin, Paul K. American Originals: Homemade Varieties of Christianity, The University of North Carolina Press: Chapel Hill, NC (1997); pg. 145. "By their own careful and strict assessment of membership, they are domestically slightly larger than the Seventh-day Adventists, with over 800,000 members in the US (they have fewer non-American members, but still an impressive 4 million). "
Jehovah's Witnesses USA 974,719 0.36% 10,883
units
- 1997 *LINK* official web site Number of attendees at memorial service: 2,135,167
Jehovah's Witnesses USA 974,719 - - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "Religions and Health Care " by Fr. J Mahoney, M.Div.; web page: "Membership Reported " (viewed 20 Feb. 1999); [Orig. source: J. Gordon Melton. Encyclopedia of American Religions, 6th edition, copyright 1999, Gale Publishing] Table: "Membership Reported "; 3 key columns: "Religious Group ", "Year ", "Membership " (which always specifies location, whether U.S., North America, or Total]; listed in table as "Jehovah's Witnesses "
Jehovah's Witnesses USA 974,719 - 10,883
units
- 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999). [Orig. sources: 1999 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches; World Almanac research]; pg. 692. Table: "Membership of Religious Groups in U.S. "; Based on reports from officials by each group. Figs. inclusive; refer to all "members ". Listed as Jehovah's Witnesses
Jehovah's Witnesses USA 1,050,238 0.39% 11,064
units
- 1998 *LINK* Jehovah's Witnesses official web site; section: "Statistics "; web page: "Worldwide Report " (viewed 16 April 1999). Table: "1998 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide "; This adherent/member count is for "1998 Peak Witnesses "; [Organization's yearly statistics table has separate entries for "U.S. of America " (1,040,283 peak Witnesses), Alaska (2,246 peak Witnesses) and Hawaii (7,709 peak Witnesses)]


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