Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Country Membership and Congregation Totals Released For 2007

The Church has started to release official membership and congregation numbers for countries across the world for the end of 2007. Right now up-to-date information can be found for countries in North America, Europe, the Pacific, and Africa at http://newsroom.lds.org/ldsnewsroom/eng/statistical-information. Data has not been updated for South America and Asia yet, but likely will be updated this week sometime. I will provide a list of the fastest growing countries (in membership expressed as a percentage) in the coming days. As for now, it appears that impressive growth is occurring in countries where the Church is emerging (the Central African Republic, Cameroon, Malawi, Mozambique, and St. Lucia to name a few) and has accelerated in all the countries in Central America, especially El Salvador. Growth has slowed in many European nations, but increased substantially in Great Britain and Spain.

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