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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints membership statistics

The tables on this page represents Latter-day Saint membership, as reported by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), as of December 31, 2018.[1] Except where indicated, general population figures are based on the latest CIA estimates (primarily for July 2018).[2] Percentages of LDS members were calculated with this information. The link under the names of each country, territory, etc. corresponds to brief LDS history and statistical information for that particular area.

In 2018, the LDS Church had over 30,500 congregations and a reported membership of 16,313,735.[1]

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Membership definedEdit

The LDS Church defines membership as:[3]

  1. Those who have been baptized and confirmed.
  2. Those under age nine who have been blessed but not baptized.
  3. Those who are not accountable because of intellectual disabilities, regardless of age.
  4. Unblessed children under age eight when:
    • Two member parents request it.
    • One member parent requests it and the nonmember parent gives permission.

Membership considerationsEdit

In 2005, Peggy Fletcher Stack, longtime religion columnist for The Salt Lake Tribune, estimated that about one-third of the reported LDS membership was "active" (i.e., regularly attending church services and participating in other expected meetings and obligations).[4] In 2005, this would have amounted to approximately 4 million active members among a worldwide LDS population of 12 million. Active membership varied from a high of 40 to 50 percent in congregations in North America and the Pacific Islands, to a low of about 25 percent in Latin America. Fletcher Stack's data was compiled from several sources, including a 2001 survey of religious affiliation by scholars at City University of New York and a demographer at LDS-owned Brigham Young University.

In 2003, apostle Dallin H. Oaks, noted that among recent converts "attrition is sharpest in the two months after baptism", which he attributed in part to difficulties adapting to the church's dietary code, the Word of Wisdom, that prohibits use of alcohol, tobacco, coffee and tea.[5] In 2001, sociologist Armand Mauss estimated that about 50 percent of LDS converts in the US stopped attending church within a year of baptism, while outside the US the rate was about 70 percent.[6]

RegionsEdit

AfricaEdit

Country Membership Population LDS Temples Missions Districts Stakes Wards Branches Congregations Family History Centers
Angola 2,933 30,355,880 0.01% 0 1 0 1 6 9 15 1
Benin 3,463 11,340,504 0.03% 0 1 1 1 6 12 18 1
Botswana 3,524 2,249,104 0.16% 0 0 0 1 8 7 15 2
Burundi 730 11,844,520 0.006% 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1
Cameroon 2,125 25,640,965 0.008% 0 0 0 0 0 13 13 1
Cape Verde 14,967 568,373 2.63% 0 1 2 3 24 18 42 4
Central African Republic 239 5,745,062 0.004% 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Cote d'Ivoire 48,776 26,260,582 0.19% 0 3 12 14 120 111 231 27
Democratic Republic of the Congo 62,563 85,281,024 0.07% 0 3 3 19 153 43 196 24
Ethiopia 1,933 108,386,391 0.002% 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 1
Ghana 83,651 28,102,471 0.30% 1 4 11 24 174 140 314 49
Kenya 14,143 48,397,527 0.03% 0 1 4 2 12 36 48 5
Lesotho 1,179 1,962,461 0.06% 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 1
Liberia 13,275 4,809,768 0.28% 0 1 1 4 33 15 48 3
Madagascar 12,257 25,683,610 0.05% 0 1 3 2 14 26 40 10
Malawi 2,941 19,842,560 0.01% 0 0 0 0 0 8 8 0
Mauritius 529 1,364,283 0.04% 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0
Mozambique 12,274 27,233,789 0.05% 0 1 1 3 22 12 34 8
Namibia 903 2,533,224 0.04% 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 1
Nigeria 177,280 203,452,505 0.09% 1 7 15 54 394 255 649 66
Republic of the Congo 7,903 5,062,021 0.16% 0 1 2 2 15 12 27 3
Reunion 957 866,506[7] 0.11% 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 5
Rwanda 749 12,187,400 0.006% 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0
Sierra Leone 21,286 6,312,212 0.34% 0 1 4 5 32 37 69 8
South Africa 67,344 55,380,210 0.12% 1 4 9 17 109 81 190 74
Swaziland 2,057 1,087,200 0.19% 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 2
Tanzania 1,726 55,451,343 0.003% 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 1
Togo 4,736 8,176,449 0.06% 0 0 2 0 14 5 19 1
Uganda 16,823 40,853,749 0.04% 0 1 1 3 16 17 33 8
Zambia 4,428 16,445,079 0.03% 0 1 2 1 7 6 13 2
Zimbabwe 32,937 14,030,368 0.23% 0 2 3 7 41 39 80 18
Totals 620,631 886,907,140 0.07% 3 34 163 76 1,200 942 2,142 327

AsiaEdit

Country Membership Population LDS Temples Missions Districts Stakes Wards Branches Congregations Family History Centers
Cambodia 14,725 16,449,519 0.09% 0 1 4 2 10 19 29 8
China 1,384,688,986
Cyprus 452 1,237,088 0.04% 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 3
Hong Kong 24,933 7,213,338 0.35% 1 1 1 6 33 6 39 4
India 13,995 1,296,834,042 0.001% 0 2 3 4 21 24 45 15
Indonesia 7,477 262,787,403 0.003% 0 1 1 2 15 9 24 6
Israel 332 8,424,904 0.004% 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0
Japan 129,858 126,168,156 0.10% 3 7 13 28 157 104 261 64
Kazakhstan 218 18,744,548 0.001% 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0
Macau 1,455 606,340 0.24% 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1
Malaysia 10,504 31,809,660 0.03% 0 0 0 0 0 33 33 8
Mongolia 11,895 3,103,428 0.38% 0 1 1 2 12 12 24 8
Philippines 785,164 105,893,381 0.74% 2 22 68 107 691 536 1,227 181
Singapore 3,449 5,995,991 0.06% 0 1 0 1 10 0 10 1
South Korea 88,418 51,418,097 0.17% 1 4 5 12 63 40 103 18
Sri Lanka 1,597 22,576,592 0.007% 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 3
Taiwan 61,034 23,545,963 0.26% 1 2 0 17 108 9 117 12
Thailand 22,691 68,615,858 0.03% 0 1 2 4 22 21 43 8
United Arab Emirates 1,631 9,701,315 0.02% 0 0 0 1 5 1 6 1
Totals 1,179,828 3,445,814,609 0.03% 8 43 98 186 1,147 832 1,979 341

EuropeEdit

Country Membership Population LDS Temples Missions Districts Stakes Wards Branches Congregations Family History Centers
Albania 3,086 3,057,220 0.10% 0 1 0 1 6 8 14 3
Armenia 3,560 3,038,217 0.12% 0 1 2 0 0 11 11 4
Austria 4,702 8,793,370 0.05% 0 0 0 2 14 3 17 12
Belgium 6,585 11,570,762 0.06% 0 0 0 2 10 2 12 8
Bosnia and Herzegovina 80 3,849,891 0.002% 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0
Bulgaria 2,444 7,057,504 0.03% 0 1 0 0 0 7 7 4
Croatia 632 4,270,480 0.01% 0 1 1 0 0 6 6 3
Czech Republic 2,627 10,686,269 0.02% 0 1 0 1 7 5 12 2
Denmark 4,458 5,809,502 0.08% 1 1 0 2 13 9 22 13
Estonia 1,135 1,244,288 0.09% 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 2
Finland 4,880 5,537,364 0.09% 1 1 2 2 15 15 30 27
France 39,473 67,364,357 0.06% 1 2 0 10 68 41 109 70
Georgia 253 4,926,087 0.005% 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1
Germany 39,917 80,457,737 0.05% 2 3 0 14 94 58 152 97
Greece 798 10,761,523 0.007% 0 1 0 0 0 3 3 1
Guernsey 63 66,697 0.09% 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Hungary 5,258 9,825,704 0.05% 0 1 2 1 5 17 22 13
Iceland 288 343,518 0.08% 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1
Ireland 4,042 5,068,050 0.08% 0 0 0 1 5 8 13 3
Isle of Man 297 89,407 0.33% 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Italy 27,182 62,246,674 0.04% 0 2 0 10 62 35 97 52
Jersey 296 99,602 0.30% 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Latvia 1,265 1,923,559 0.07% 0 1 1 0 0 5 5 3
Lithuania 938 2,793,284 0.03% 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 4
Luxembourg 458 605,764 0.08% 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Malta 214 449,043 0.05% 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Moldova 412 3,437,720 0.01% 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 1
Montenegro 23 614,249 0.004% 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Netherlands 9,421 17,151,228 0.05% 1 1 0 3 20 5 25 10
Norway 4,598 5,372,191 0.09% 0 1 0 2 11 10 21 15
Poland 2,033 38,420,687 0.005% 0 1 2 0 0 12 12 4
Portugal 45,227 10,355,493 0.44% 0 1 4 6 31 35 66 24
Romania 3,077 21,457,116 0.01% 0 0 0 0 0 15 15 3
Russia 142,122,776
Serbia 371 7,078,110 0.005% 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 2
Slovakia 284 5,445,040 0.005% 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0
Slovenia 426 2,102,126 0.02% 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1
Spain 58,061 49,331,076 0.12% 1 2 2 15 92 46 138 56
Sweden 9,716 10,040,995 0.10% 1 1 1 4 24 16 40 37
Switzerland 9,034 8,292,809 0.11% 1 0 0 5 28 8 36 14
Turkey 538 81,257,239 0.001% 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 0
Ukraine 11,153 43,952,299 0.03% 1 2 4 1 8 40 48 35
United Kingdom 187,415 65,105,246 0.29% 2 5 0 45 280 43 323 119
Totals 496,720 823,472,273 0.06% 12 31 21 127 796 503 1,299 649

North AmericaEdit

Country Membership Population LDS Temples Missions Districts Stakes Wards Branches Congregations Family History Centers
Antigua and Barbuda 244 95,882 0.25% 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Aruba 587 116,576 0.50% 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2
Bahamas 1,071 332,634 0.32% 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1
Barbados 1,057 293,131 0.36% 0 1 1 3 0 3 3 1
Belize 5,429 385,854 1.41% 0 0 0 0 0 12 12 2
Canada 197,710 35,881,659 0.55% 8 7 3 50 345 147 492 159
Cayman Islands 226 59,613 0.38% 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Costa Rica 50,282 4,987,142 1.01% 1 2 2 10 59 20 79 14
Curacao 553 150,241 0.37% 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Dominica 146 74,027 0.20% 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Dominican Republic 138,539 10,734,247 1.35% 1 3 9 20 129 66 195 31
El Salvador 127,573 6,187,271 2.06% 1 3 0 22 134 29 163 25
Grenada 420 112,207 0.37% 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Guadeloupe 517 382,704[7] 0.14% 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1
Guatemala 277,755 16,581,273 1.68% 2 6 14 49 291 150 441 66
Haiti 23,723 10,788,440 0.22% 0 1 4 5 26 20 46 11
Honduras 178,214 9,182,766 1.94% 1 4 5 31 179 59 238 32
Jamaica 6,542 2,812,090 0.23% 0 1 2 1 6 12 18 2
Martinique 231 364,354[7] 0.06% 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Mexico 1,455,774 125,959,205 1.16% 13 32 47 220 1,354 492 1,846 276
Nicaragua 100,089 6,085,213 1.64% 0 2 4 12 73 39 112 14
Panama 58,082 3,800,644 1.53% 1 1 4 7 45 28 73 14
Puerto Rico 23,306 3,294,626 0.71% 0 1 0 5 27 12 39 8
Saint Kitts and Nevis 227 53,094 0.43% 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Saint Lucia 377 165,510 0.23% 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 707 101,844 0.69% 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1
Sint Maarten 277 42,677 0.65% 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Trinidad and Tobago 3,497 1,215,527 0.29% 0 1 0 1 5 4 9 1
United States 6,681,829 329,256,465 2.03% 81 117 6 1,629 12,501 1,773 14,274 1,876
Virgin Islands of the US 561 106,977 0.52% 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0
Totals 9,335,545 569,603,893 1.64% 109 182 101 2,065 15,174 2,889 18,063 2,541

OceaniaEdit

Country Membership Population LDS Temples Missions Districts Stakes Wards Branches Congregations Family History Centers
American Samoa 16,390 50,826 32.25% 0 0 0 5 38 5 43 4
Australia 152,948 23,470,145 0.65% 5 5 8 41 224 79 303 147
Cook Islands 1,854 9,038 20.51% 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 3
Fiji 21,277 926,276 2.30% 1 1 3 4 27 23 50 10
French Polynesia 28,147 290,373 9.69% 1 1 3 10 71 23 94 20
Guam 2,572 167,772 1.53% 0 1 0 1 4 0 4 1
Kiribati 20,390 109,367 18.64% 0 0 0 2 11 21 32 2
Marshall Islands 7,089 75,684 9.37% 0 1 0 2 12 0 12 3
Micronesia 6,238 103,643 6.02% 0 0 0 1 5 17 22 10
Nauru 122 9,692 1.26% 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
New Caledonia 2,440 282,754 0.86% 0 0 0 1 6 3 9 3
New Zealand 114,215 4,545,627 2.51% 1 3 2 30 173 52 225 52
Niue 309 1,618 19.10% 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1
Northern Mariana Islands 839 51,994 1.61% 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Palau 515 21,516 2.39% 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Papua New Guinea 28,249 7,027,332 0.40% 0 2 12 2 10 70 80 2
Samoa 82,092 201,316 40.78% 1 1 0 20 147 11 158 20
Solomon Islands 1,240 660,121 0.19% 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 0
Tonga 65,532 106,398 61.59% 1 1 2 21 138 32 170 20
Tuvalu 268 11,147 2.40% 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Vanuatu 9,615 288,037 3.34% 0 1 3 1 5 30 35 2
Totals 562,341 38,410,676 1.46% 10 17 33 141 872 381 1,253 302

South AmericaEdit

Country Membership Population LDS Temples Missions Districts Stakes Wards Branches Congregations Family History Centers
Argentina 460,764 44,694,198 1.03% 2 14 29 77 490 261 751 117
Bolivia 207,534 11,306,341 1.84% 1 5 8 33 195 62 257 47
Brazil 1,394,616 208,846,892 0.67% 6 35 38 273 1,692 419 2,111 355
Chile 595,526 17,925,262 3.32% 2 10 16 77 430 160 590 100
Colombia 205,431 48,168,996 0.43% 2 5 11 29 168 78 246 49
Ecuador 248,651 16,498,502 1.51% 1 5 8 42 245 60 305 55
French Guiana 453 296,711[7] 0.15% 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Guyana 6,001 740,685 0.81% 0 0 0 0 0 11 11 4
Paraguay 94,836 7,025,763 1.35% 1 2 9 11 61 73 134 19
Peru 605,045 31,331,228 1.93% 2 13 19 104 634 125 759 151
Suriname 1,630 597,927 0.27% 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 3
Uruguay 106,177 3,369,299 3.15% 1 2 3 18 103 36 139 23
Venezuela 166,688 31,689,176 0.53% 1 4 5 34 181 50 231 48
Totals 4,093,352 422,490,980 0.97% 19 95 146 698 4,199 1,341 5,540 971

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "LDS Statistics and Church Facts". www.mormonnewsroom.org.
  2. ^ "The World Factbook". www.cia.gov. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Membership record". LDSTech Wiki. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  4. ^ Peggy Fletcher Stack (2005). Keeping members a challenge for LDS church, The Salt Lake Tribune, July 26, 2005; accessed 20 December 2017
  5. ^ Dallin H. Oaks (2003; adapted from a 2000 speech). The Role of Members in Conversion, TheEnsign.com; accessed 20 December 2017
  6. ^ Stacy Willis (2001). Mormon Church is funding its future, The Las Vegas Sun; accessed 20 December 2017
  7. ^ a b c d "Insee - Population - Estimations de population - Pyramide des âges régionales et départementales". www.insee.fr. Retrieved 2019-04-13.

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