Jehovah's Witnesses by country

Jehovah's Witnesses have an active presence in most countries. These are the most recent statistics by continent, based on active members, or "publishers" as reported by the Watch Tower Society of Pennsylvania.[1] The Watch Tower Society reports its activity in various dependencies and constituent states as separate 'lands', as noted.

Bible study figures indicate the average number of Bible studies conducted each month by Jehovah's Witness members with non-members. This includes studies conducted by Jehovah's Witness parents with their unbaptized children,[2][3] which can be counted as one hour per week and one Bible study per month, per child.[4]

AfricaEdit

Country Population Publishers Increase (%) Ratio per Population Congregations Bible Studies Memorial Attendance
Angola 33,934,000 150,298 -2 226 2,538 204,608 419,197
Benin 12,451,000 13,155 1 946 242 15,245 37,572
Botswana 2,397,000 2,265 4 1,058 45 3,111 6,952
Burkina Faso 21,497,000 1,701 1 12,638 49 1,811 4,528
Burundi 12,255,000 15,750 3 778 272 21,522 40,590
Cameroon 27,244,000 41,779 0 652 530 32,778 98,823
Cape Verde 562,000 2,273 2 247 35 2,439 8,830
Central African Republic 4,920,000 2,349 -14 2,095 65 3,550 13,586
Chad 16,915,000 775 -5 21,826 21 827 3,684
Congo (Democratic Republic) 92,378,000 201,736 -6 458 4,084 257,986 1,079,733
Congo (Republic) 5,657,000 8,045 -3 703 116 11,100 25,022
Côte d'Ivoire 27,054,000 11,613 0 2,330 310 19,053 40,133
Equatorial Guinea 1,451,000 2,395 3 606 31 3,515 9,028
Eswatini 1,172,000 3,179 0 369 80 3,309 8,725
Ethiopia 117,876,000 10,876 3 10,838 189 9,758 26,482
Gabon 2,279,000 4,360 0 523 59 4,749 14,452
Gambia 2,487,000 261 3 9,529 5 355 806
Ghana 31,732,000 147,131 4 216 2,339 229,960 346,089
Guinea 13,497,000 1,082 4 12,474 25 1,721 4,076
Guinea-Bissau 2,015,000 199 -1 10,126 4 453 1,163
Kenya 54,986,000 27,821 0 1,976 651 27,894 78,181
Lesotho 2,159,000 3,665 -2 589 93 3,042 10,270
Liberia 5,180,000 6,726 0 770 140 13,829 27,494
Madagascar 28,427,000 33,081 -4 859 852 48,587 137,572
Madeira[note 1] 251,000 1,171 2 214 19 374 2,164
Malawi 19,648,000 88,916 -4 221 1,816 76,514 281,176
Mali 20,856,000 344 4 60,628 7 652 994
Mauritius 1,229,000 2,030 5 605 27 2,161 6,710
Mayotte[note 2] 280,000 151 -17 1,854 5 224 413
Mozambique 30,832,000 69,106 4 446 1,313 80,890 269,122
Namibia 2,587,000 2,535 1 1,021 47 3,652 8,457
Niger 25,131,000 284 -5 88,489 9 265 731
Nigeria 211,401,000 324,464 -5 652 6,577 299,039 698,762
Réunion[note 3] 902,000 3,410 2 265 42 2,115 7,390
Rodrigues[note 4] 44,000 65 0 677 1 64 221
Rwanda 12,956,000 29,611 -1 438 560 32,905 82,333
Saint Helena[note 5] 6,000 107 3 56 3 31 218
São Tomé and Príncipe 215,000 914 3 235 14 1,705 5,794
Senegal 17,196,000 1,408 4 12,213 33 1,784 3,837
Seychelles 99,000 358 5 277 5 508 1,349
Sierra Leone 8,141,000 2,267 -2 3,591 40 3,382 8,140
South Africa 60,042,000 96,839 -1 620 2,071 71,960 247,542
South Sudan 11,381,000 1,496 6 7,608 33 1,974 5,563
Sudan 44,909,000 656 7 68,459 14 782 1,771
Tanzania 61,498,000 17,967 0 3,423 440 19,990 52,869
Togo 8,478,000 21,259 2 399 342 23,993 57,101
Uganda 42,861,000 8,982 3 4,772 163 17,714 31,610
Zambia 18,384,000 182,499 -9 101 3,519 227,111 779,219
Zimbabwe 15,100,000 41,898 -7 360 1,094 40,372 126,234

North AmericaEdit

Country Population Publishers Increase (%) Ratio per Population Congregations Bible Studies Memorial Attendance
Azores[note 1][note 6] 237,000 800 1 296 15 543 2,045
Belize 405,000 2,572 1 157 54 2,354 9,187
Bermuda[note 5] 62,000 403 4 154 5 210 1,068
Canada 38,068,000 117,435 2 324 1,193 48,893 207,336
Costa Rica 5,193,000 32,449 2 160 436 27,249 80,874
El Salvador 6,518,000 38,907 -1 168 662 21,359 93,265
Greenland[note 7] 56,000 136 1 412 5 94 352
Guatemala 18,250,000 39,589 0 461 857 26,331 111,350
Honduras 10,063,000 22,465 -1 448 434 16,843 70,973
Mexico 130,262,000 864,633 0 151 12,938 520,968 2,442,109
Nicaragua 6,702,000 29,176 1 230 469 20,849 86,801
Panama 4,382,000 18,433 3 238 324 15,811 63,639
Saint Pierre and Miquelon[note 2] 6,000 14 8 429 1 2 18
United States 332,915,000 1,242,370 3 268 12,163 501,328 2,461,094

CaribbeanEdit

Country Population Publishers Increase (%) Ratio per Population Congregations Bible Studies Memorial Attendance
Anguilla[note 5] 15,000 55 -2 273 1 55 206
Antigua 99,000 460 -1 215 7 373 1,549
Aruba[note 8] 107,000 1,108 2 97 14 851 3,523
Bahamas 397,000 1,746 3 227 28 2,009 5,439
Barbados 288,000 2,394 2 120 30 2,027 7,857
Bonaire[note 9] 21,000 116 -3 181 2 83 357
Cayman Islands[note 5] 66,000 269 -2 245 3 158 703
Cuba 11,317,000 93,426 -1 121 1,401 40,140 191,438
Curaçao[note 8] 165,000 2,018 3 82 25 1,569 6,447
Dominica 72,000 409 1 176 10 426 1,433
Dominican Republic 10,954,000 38,495 0 285 546 45,469 150,128
Grenada 113,000 529 1 214 9 456 1,656
Guadeloupe[note 3] 400,000 8,278 3 48 118 6,233 21,858
Haiti 11,542,000 18,740 -3 616 271 22,349 65,700
Jamaica 2,973,000 11,033 3 269 152 9,209 48,056
Martinique[note 3] 375,000 4,956 5 76 57 3,959 12,145
Montserrat[note 5] 5,000 36 0 139 1 55 135
Nevis[note 10] 14,000 71 4 197 1 48 266
Puerto Rico[note 11] 2,828,000 23,214 1 122 232 10,192 49,656
Saba[note 9] 2,000 12 -8 167 0 13 38
Saint Barthélemy[note 2] 10,000 35 3 286 1 23 111
Saint Kitts[note 10] 40,000 221 3 181 3 220 829
Saint Lucia 184,000 774 0 238 11 898 2,753
Saint Martin[note 2] 39,000 279 2 140 5 396 1,080
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 111,000 289 -1 384 8 324 1,112
Sint Eustatius[note 9] 3,000 27 4 111 1 39 146
Sint Maarten[note 8] 43,000 325 3 132 4 315 1,113
Trinidad and Tobago 1,403,000 10,437 3 134 132 9,706 31,739
Turks and Caicos[note 5] 39,000 337 0 116 7 346 1,150
Virgin Islands (British)[note 5] 30,000 225 6 133 4 171 923
Virgin Islands (US)[note 12] 104,000 534 1 195 8 534 1,539

South AmericaEdit

Country Population Publishers Increase (%) Ratio per Population Congregations Bible Studies Memorial Attendance
Argentina 45,606,000 156,776 1 291 1,960 126,810 411,392
Bolivia 11,833,000 29,351 1 403 448 29,103 102,489
Brazil 213,993,000 906,356 2 236 12,441 862,968 2,184,856
Chile 19,678,000 86,251 4 228 955 55,443 268,126
Colombia 51,266,000 188,624 1 272 2,302 180,965 632,726
Ecuador 17,888,000 100,485 1 178 1,205 101,029 357,448
Falkland Islands[note 5] 4,000 14 0 286 1 4 17
French Guiana[note 3] 306,000 2,946 3 104 46 4,465 11,326
Guyana 790,000 3,334 4 237 51 4,146 14,394
Paraguay 7,220,000 11,180 2 646 215 10,251 31,583
Peru 33,035,000 130,750 1 253 1,589 154,384 497,725
Suriname 575,000 3,120 3 184 56 3,778 11,003
Uruguay 3,485,000 12,078 1 289 149 11,850 29,798
Venezuela 28,705,000 133,366 0 215 1,734 81,016 412,096

AsiaEdit

Country Population Publishers Increase (%) Ratio per Population Congregations Bible Studies Memorial Attendance
Armenia 3,110,000 11,150 2 279 136 3,786 32,022
Azerbaijan 10,119,000 1,634 7 6,193 15 2,258 4,345
Bangladesh 166,303,000 328 1 507,021 6 451 1,210
Cambodia 16,946,000 1,128 -3 15,023 18 958 2,740
Cyprus 1,216,000 2,818 4 432 41 1,353 5,588
East Timor 1,345,000 372 -2 3,616 5 414 1,243
Georgia 3,729,000 18,524 3 201 219 4,997 40,339
Hong Kong[note 13] 7,395,000 5,565 0 1,329 66 4,692 12,904
India 1,393,409,000 54,529 6 25,554 906 57,368 183,849
Indonesia 276,363,000 29,595 2 9,338 510 21,003 66,038
Israel 9,489,000 1,992 4 4,764 33 1,455 4,177
Japan 126,051,000 212,911 1 592 2,959 71,178 321,158
Kazakhstan 18,995,000 17,384 1 1,093 257 8,484 35,044
Korea (South) 51,672,000 104,524 2 494 1,270 39,804 144,673
Kyrgyzstan 6,637,000 5,204 0 1,275 89 2,784 11,297
Macau[note 13] 683,000 402 5 1,699 6 553 1,138
Malaysia 32,655,000 5,591 1 5,841 123 4,771 14,430
Mongolia 3,329,000 436 -2 7,635 8 975 1,873
Myanmar 55,214,000 5,027 4 10,983 101 4,143 11,881
Nepal 29,675,000 2,769 4 10,717 43 3,007 9,378
Pakistan 225,200,000 1,064 7 211,654 16 680 4,357
Palestinian territories[note 14] 5,223,000 59 4 88,525 2 65 186
Philippines 111,047,000 228,289 1 486 3,504 165,171 739,439
Sri Lanka 21,919,000 7,000 5 3,131 103 7,677 20,495
Taiwan[note 15] 23,488,000 11,321 0 2,075 181 9,324 22,149
Thailand 69,951,000 5,213 -3 13,419 140 3,601 10,607
Turkey 85,043,000 4,994 7 17,029 68 2,759 9,309

EuropeEdit

Country Population Publishers Increase (%) Ratio per Population Congregations Bible Studies Memorial Attendance
Albania 2,873,000 5,599 1 513 87 3,891 15,626
Andorra 77,000 169 1 456 3 108 372
Austria 9,044,000 21,616 2 418 290 7,515 36,810
Belarus 9,350,000 6,175 0 1,514 83 5,096 12,764
Belgium 11,521,000 25,768 3 447 338 11,347 49,040
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,263,000 1,026 0 3,180 16 357 1,808
Bulgaria 6,897,000 2,637 3 2,615 56 1,893 7,386
Croatia 4,082,000 4,766 1 856 57 1,052 8,146
Czech Republic 10,725,000 15,418 1 696 212 5,523 29,999
Denmark 5,843,000 14,516 1 403 174 4,087 22,041
Estonia 1,330,000 3,961 1 336 55 1,707 7,253
Faroe Islands[note 7] 53,000 128 2 414 4 74 179
Finland 5,534,000 18,091 0 306 278 9,951 27,975
France 65,466,000 134,619 3 486 1,546 52,320 251,477
Germany 83,121,000 165,636 2 502 2,073 52,751 284,011
Gibraltar[note 5] 34,000 122 -6 279 2 26 177
Greece 10,718,000 28,133 0 381 356 8,718 53,215
Hungary 9,731,000 20,793 1 468 289 7,134 43,543
Iceland 370,000 382 3 969 7 217 793
Ireland 6,899,000 7,230 5 954 120 2,743 13,802
Italy 60,367,000 250,678 0 241 2,856 94,345 519,224
Kosovo[note 16] 1,810,000 244 -4 7,418 8 307 829
Latvia 1,893,000 2,097 -1 903 31 1,261 3,960
Liechtenstein 38,000 87 -1 437 1 31 175
Lithuania 2,783,000 2,852 -1 976 43 1,366 5,467
Luxembourg 635,000 2,184 3 291 31 1,058 4,666
Malta 516,000 800 5 645 11 295 1,430
Moldova 3,235,000 18,418 1 176 202 12,275 42,228
Montenegro 628,000 323 5 1,944 7 156 908
Netherlands 17,546,000 28,699 2 611 353 9,880 51,716
North Macedonia 2,083,000 1,254 0 1,661 24 758 3,888
Norway 5,399,000 11,848 1 456 166 3,922 19,196
Poland 38,265,000 112,208 1 341 1,272 29,309 201,271
Portugal 9,860,000 50,675 2 195 654 19,229 102,467
Romania 19,128,000 39,534 1 484 532 20,617 100,121
San Marino 34,000 190 -1 179 2 80 419
Serbia 6,899,000 3,777 0 1,827 62 2,334 9,181
Slovakia 5,461,000 11,134 2 490 133 3,543 25,816
Slovenia 2,107,000 1,741 0 1,210 29 820 3,256
Spain 46,745,000 118,973 2 393 1,472 44,068 217,480
Sweden 10,402,000 22,428 1 464 280 7,908 36,110
Switzerland 8,715,000 19,327 2 451 263 7,416 34,607
Ukraine 41,443,000 128,442 1 323 1,489 40,535 264,176
United Kingdom 65,247,000 137,168 5 476 1,611 46,464 248,800

OceaniaEdit

Country Population Publishers Increase (%) Ratio per Population Congregations Bible Studies Memorial Attendance
American Samoa[note 12] 55,000 144 10 382 3 187 668
Australia 25,799,000 70,034 3 368 748 22,183 117,731
Chuuk[note 17] 54,000 31 -6 1,742 2 75 175
Cook Islands[note 18] 18,000 198 -3 91 3 126 565
Fiji 903,000 3,071 3 294 82 3,177 12,411
Guam[note 12] 170,000 756 0 225 9 705 2,174
Kiribati 121,000 100 -15 1,210 3 106 353
Kosrae[note 17] 8,000 12 0 667 1 15 32
Marshall Islands 60,000 117 4 513 4 154 663
Nauru 11,000 15 15 733 1 10 109
New Caledonia[note 2] 271,000 2,586 2 105 34 2,685 8,112
New Zealand 4,861,000 14,337 3 339 171 5,512 26,983
Niue[note 18] 2,000 20 -5 100 1 10 50
Palau 18,000 73 -6 247 2 121 241
Papua New Guinea 9,119,000 5,105 0 1,786 93 6,329 34,044
Pohnpei[note 17] 34,000 55 0 618 1 63 197
Rota[note 19] 3,000 4 -20 750 0 2 1
Saipan[note 19] 48,000 220 -1 218 3 272 706
Samoa 201,000 532 10 378 12 625 2,611
Solomon Islands 704,000 1,532 -16 460 50 1,178 10,645
Tahiti[note 2] 283,000 3,180 0 89 45 2,895 11,588
Tinian[note 19] 3,000 10 -9 300 1 14 28
Tonga 107,000 181 -2 591 2 227 595
Tuvalu 12,000 63 -9 190 1 36 305
Vanuatu 314,000 715 1 439 17 951 4,114
Wallis and Futuna[note 2] 11,000 63 7 175 1 53 184
Yap[note 17] 11,000 31 3 355 1 65 142

OtherEdit

 
Countries where Jehovah's Witnesses' activities are banned

In addition to the published figures for individual countries, statistics are also published collectively for countries where Jehovah's Witnesses operate covertly under ban,[5][6] including several Islamic and communist states.

"Other Lands" Publishers Increase (%) Congregations Bible Studies Memorial Attendance
33 209,160 0.8 2,834 93,138 327,616

There are 37 sovereign states not specifically listed in the Watch Tower Society's reported statistics:

TotalEdit

"Lands" Publishers Increase (%) Congregations Bible Studies Memorial Attendance Memorial Partakers
239 8,480,147 0.7 119,297 5,908,167 21,367,603 20,746

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Portuguese autonomous region
  2. ^ a b c d e f g French overseas collectivity
  3. ^ a b c d Overseas department of France
  4. ^ Dependency of Mauritius
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i British overseas territory
  6. ^ The western islands of the Azores are located on the North American plate in the Atlantic Ocean; the remaining islands are located on the Azores microplate independent of Europe and Africa. F.O. Marques, J.C. Catalão, C.DeMets, A.C.G. Costa, A. Hildenbrand (2013). "GPS and tectonic evidence for a diffuse plate boundary at the Azores Triple Junction" (PDF). Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 381: 177–187. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2013.08.051. A comparison of the GPS velocities of Pico, Faial, S. Jorge and Terceira islands with the Nubia–Eurasia velocity in the Azores region (ca. 4.5 mm/yr, DeMets et al., 2010) shows that the islands belong to neither the Eurasia nor Nubia plates.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  7. ^ a b Danish autonomous region
  8. ^ a b c Constituent country of the Netherlands
  9. ^ a b c Special municipality of the Netherlands
  10. ^ a b Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis
  11. ^ Self-governing US territory
  12. ^ a b c US insular area
  13. ^ a b Chinese special administrative region
  14. ^ Disputed territory comprising West Bank and Gaza Strip under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian National Authority and the Hamas Government in Gaza
  15. ^ Disputed territory administered by the Republic of China (Taiwan) and claimed by the People's Republic of China.
  16. ^ Disputed territory within Serbia
  17. ^ a b c d Federated States of Micronesia
  18. ^ a b Self-governing in free association with New Zealand
  19. ^ a b c United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

SourcesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2021 Country and Territory Reports". Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society of Pennsylvania. 2021.
  2. ^ "Question Box–Should a family Bible study be reported to the congregation?". Our Kingdom Ministry. Watch Tower Society. November 2003. p. 3.
  3. ^ "Question Box—May both parents report the time used for the regular family study?". Our Kingdom Ministry. September 2008. p. 3.
  4. ^ Organized To Do Jehovah's Will. 2017. pp. 76, 98–99, 85–87, 87.
  5. ^ "Keep Conquering the Evil With the Good". The Watchtower: 29–30. July 1, 2007.
  6. ^ "Global Support for the Kingdom Issue". The Watchtower: 23. January 1, 1983. Due to the viciousness of the enemy, and to protect our brothers, some of these places are not listed individually in the tabulated report, but the totals of their service appear in the line above the grand total, headed ... Other Countries

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