Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Percent LDS by Country - 2017

Below is a list of all of the countries and dependencies/territories of the world with the percentage of Latter-day Saints in each location as of 2017. Countries with an asterisk indicate that LDS membership figures are estimated due to no official LDS membership data released to the public. Previous data are available for 2008 and 2016. Population figures were obtained from the CIA World Factbook for all locations except of overseas departments of France. Population data for French overseas collectivities/departments was accessed via http://www.fao.org/faostat/en/#data/OA or the most recent government source.

Click on the tables to view these data more clearly in your browser. I have obtained additional year-end 2017 membership data for several countries previously not published by the Church on the Mormon Newsroom website, such as for Bahrain, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Gabon, Kosovo, Kuwait, Macedonia (FYROM), Oman, Qatar, Senegal, and Vietnam.

ASIA

CARIBBEAN


EUROPE


MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA


NORTH AMERICA


OCEANIA


SOUTH AMERICA

SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA



27 comments:

L. Chris Jones said...
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mrcuff said...

I would love to see a breakdown of the states in the US.

Eduardo Clinch said...

I didn't realize Mayotte had over 200k inhabitants. Some senior couples would be great to plant in those places. I think it would be amazing to serve in the Falkland Islands. You could meet every resident! And baptizing one family would be huge.

twinnumerouno said...

So El Salvador, Chile, Uruguay, Cabo Verde and New Zealand all have a higher percentage LDS than the US! I knew some of the Pacific nations were in that category, but I didn't realize how many of them are. (Of course, these numbers do not reflect activity rates.)

Eric said...

Can this be downloaded as an Excel file somewhere?

Eduardo Clinch said...

We baptized a lot in Chile. I argued with an Idaho companion in 1991 that Chile then had more members than his home state. He refused to believe me.
That was in Angol; he was from Shelley.

Ray said...

Net change in Church units Friday, April 27: + 1 W + 1 B

US + 1 W - 1 B; + 1 W TX - 1 B NY
Philipppines + 1 B; Ghana + 1 B, Coted'Ivoire - 1 B [earlier new B reported in Cote d'Ivoire was probably in Ghana instead and corrected today]

Nephi said...

Ray, The branch in Cote d'Ivoire is a mission branch but actually in Senegal. It was first listed as Cote d'Ivoire then moved to Senegal. There are now 2 mission branches in Senegal

Ray said...

Thank you, Nephi! Clears things up for me.

Ray said...

Saturday, April 28 changes: Chile - 1 B, South America South Area; Cote d'Ivoire + 1 B and Senegal + 1 B (see Nephi's post above).

Chile now has 77 stakes, 16 districts, 432 Wards and 166 Branches. Senegal 2 branches (mission branches), and Cote d'Ivoire 14 stakes, 12 districts, 114 Wards, and 101 Branches.

John Pack Lambert said...

In both my home ward and my fiancee's branch new elders quorum presidents were called today.

Recently a paper in Columbus, Ohio ran an article on missionaries working with the Nepali speaking population there. The efforts were sparked by a Nepali member family moving from Salt Lake City, and the decision of the stake president that outreach to the roughly 20,000 Bhutan-born Nepali refugees in Columbus was needed.

soc. man I am ---------------- said...

Is there anywhere online where the specific congregations are being reported? That is really frustrating that the church quit allowing that.

Alexander Marvin said...

What is the note that goes with the * ?

Alexander Marvin said...

What is the note that goes with the * ?

Joseph Heath said...

Any update on the situation in Turkey? I heard that all missionaries had been pulled.

coachodeeps said...

Countries with an asterisk indicate that LDS membership figures are estimated due to no official LDS membership data released to the public.

John Pack Lambert said...

You can find any non-sensitive congregation on LDS maps, but I cannot say how quickly that is updated, and to find new congregations is not easy.

Eduardo Clinch said...

Based on my interptetation of the "*" used in these lists, I'm pretty confident that it signifies that those countries and lands do not have assigned proselityzing elders and sisters.
Some, like Pakistan and Jordan, may have assigned married couple missionaries but not younger single ones. That seems right according to the list that is presented.

Matt said...

The asterisk indicates countries for which I have estimated membership as the Church does not publish official membership totals due to a sensitive LDS presence of because of an oversight from the Mormon Newsroom staff or the statistical department.

Eduardo Clinch said...

Yeah, that makes sense. Thanks.
I guess many of those sensitive places happen to have less LDS open proseltyting.

Brett Stirling said...

Any chance you could correlate these to figures with self reporting on government census?

Ray said...

Reported Change in Church units May to date:

May 1: Liberia + 1 B, AFW; Paraguay - 1 B, SAS; Germany + 1 W, Eur; US + 4 (+ 5 W - 1 B);
ID + 2 W, ID, GA + 1 W - 1 B, NASe; VA + 1 W, NANe; UT + 1 b, UTSo; OK - 1 B, NV + 1 W, both NASw

May 2: US - 5 B; NM + 1 W - 5 B, NASw, VA - 1 W, NANe

May 3: Italy + 1 W - 1 B, Eur; Democratic Republic of Congo + 1 W,AFSe

YTD + 53 W & B; + 95 W - 42 B, + 10 stakes + 1 district; Africa + 34 W & B, US + 10 W & B

Ray said...

The Madagascar district created March 18, 2018, still isn't showing up on the CDOL.

ND Reynolds said...

Just some geographical stuff since I am a Geography nut--OK I assume Czechia is actually Czechoslovakia. Also, shouldn't Sudan be listed in the North Africa file (South Sudan is definitely a part of East Africa, though)--I am extremely surprised there are ANY members in the nation of Sudan!

Brett Stirling said...

Czechia is the new nickname of the Czech Republic. Czechoslovakia hasn't existed since 1993.

John Pack Lambert said...

Sudan is under the administration of the Africa South-east Area, not the Middle East/North Africa area, which I hope the Church will soon rename the Southwest Asia/North Africa Area. Middle East is a name that reeks of European bias.

Eduardo Clinch said...

Embassies and consulates and NGOs (and a few commercial entities) attract some members in countries like Sudan. Also, South Sudan is a majority Christian land, so I imagine bigger cities, especially Khartoum, has good populations of Christians, sone of whom may have been exposed to LDS where they come from or abroad in Europe, or another transitional country.
The globalized world increases to have Christians, Muslims, Hindus, etc., in non-traditional places.
I think perhaps through Chile or other groups we may see LDS units in Antarctica someday.