Jehovah's Witnesses by country

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Jehovah's Witnesses have a presence in most countries in the world. These are the most recent statistics by nation and by continent or region, based on active members, or "publishers" as reported by the Watch Tower Society of Pennsylvania.

Bible study figures include studies conducted by Witness parents with their unbaptized children,[ref 1][ref 2] which can be counted as one hour per week and one Bible study per month, per child.[ref 3]

The Society reports its active presence in various dependencies and states as separate 'lands', as noted.[1]

Africa[edit]

Country Population Publishers Congregations Av. Bible Studies Memorial Attendance
Angola 19,082,000 99,425 1,346 404,357 439,907
Benin 10,312,000 11,664 170 25,871 39,954
Botswana 2,021,000 2,096 47 4,152 5,735
Burkina Faso 16,884,000 1,629 43 3,127 5,524
Burundi 8,911,000 11,802 242 31,067 43,805
Cameroon 20,129,878 37,844 326 68,905 95,848
Cape Verde 531,046 2,030 35 4,310 7,580
Central African Republic 4,487,000 2,578 53 5,903 15,450
Chad 12,500,000 651 17 1,167 4,095
Congo (Democratic Republic) 67,419,000 188,872 3,274 516,742 1,051,310
Congo (Republic) 4,438,000 6,363 76 20,025 27,084
Côte d’Ivoire 21,200,000 9,664 247 26,222 51,259
Equatorial Guinea 70,4001 1,632 13 4,856 5,844
Ethiopia 87,500,000 9649 205 7,336 25,496
Gabon 1,608,321 3,808 36 8,392 11,358
Gambia 1,853,505 226 4 440 644
Ghana 22,267,516 118,281 1,671 353,565 314,965
Guinea 11,745,000 748 17 1,842 3,609
Guinea-Bissau 1,715,555 136 2 435 696
Kenya 44,250,000 26,060 585 43,034 60,166
Lesotho 2,074,000 3,800 83 6,362 8,242
Liberia 4,281,951 6,184 114 20,229 81,762
Madagascar 22,599,698 28,530 629 73,683 127,651
Madeira[2] 245,500 1,144 17 838 1,948
Malawi 15,014,000 86,500 1,356 104,593 282,575
Mali 15,442,372 255 7 682 1,010
Mauritius 1,257,121 1,767 24 2,145 4,319
Mayotte[3] 218,300 136 2 218 192
Mozambique 24,096,669 52,989 1,109 75,641 255,992
Namibia 2,303,000 2,164 45 4,094 7,277
Niger 17,767,000 297 7 402 923
Nigeria 159,708,000 351,205 5,785 718,700 715,888
Réunion[4] 856,100 2,959 34 2,281 6,331
Rodrigues[5] 38,371 43 1 71 135
Rwanda 12,012,589 23,857 521 56,952 66,695
Saint Helena[6] 4,000 118 3 86 221
São Tomé and Principe 186,817 693 10 2,575 3,542
Senegal 14,188,207 1,161 26 1,894 2,909
Seychelles 89,949 341 4 409 992
Sierra Leone 6,092,000 2,039 35 4,451 8,297
South Africa 52,776,000 94,101 1,983 128,701 222,248
South Sudan 10,315,000 1,274 27 3,156 5,260
Sudan 25,946,720 476 17 976 1,730
Swaziland 1,250,000 3,113 91 4,067 6,509
Tanzania 47,569,941 16,031 459 28,285 50,039
Togo 6,802,000 17,741 262 53,220 60,670
Uganda 36,346,000 6,353 129 16,221 19,664
Zambia 14,371,301 170,861 2,594 331,504 763,915
Zimbabwe 13,103,546 41,142 1,084 89,530 104,067

North America[edit]

Country Population Publishers Congregations Av. Bible Studies Memorial Attendance
Azores[2][7] 246,300 768 15 897 1,725
Canada 34,126,000 115,599 1,373 53,571 187,701
Costa Rica 4,878,000 29,185 446 35,911 69,805
El Salvador 6,344,000 39,631 673 45,022 95,258
Greenland[8] 57,000 150 6 140 294
Mexico 122,456,000 806,506 13,228 1,093,867 2,211,244
Nicaragua 6,088,000 26,178 389 43,629 85,488
Panama 3,869,000 15,812 305 23,490 48,208
Rota[9] 2,527 21 1 43 35
Saint Pierre and Miquelon[10] 6,300 17 1 6 17
Saipan[9] 48,220 201 2 369 570
Tinian[9] 3,136 14 1 31 44
United States 320,050,716 1,219,931 13,714 732,326 2,504,114

Caribbean[edit]

Country Population Publishers Congregations Av. Bible Studies Memorial Attendance
Anguilla[6] 14,300 74 2 84 263
Antigua 80,200 512 7 535 1,417
Aruba[11] 105,964 932 12 1,020 2,736
Bahamas 377,374 1,686 27 2,082 4,277
Barbados 274,000 2,541 30 2,378 6,440
Belize 333,000 2,437 58 4,083 8,433
Bermuda[6] 65,341 510 5 358 1,088
Bonaire[12] 18,070 117 2 177 306
Cayman Islands[6] 56,000 232 3 201 600
Cuba 11,163,934 96,206 1,452 178,811 229,726
Curaçao[11] 152,056 1,906 25 2,223 5,308
Dominica 72,700 452 10 724 1,472
Dominican Republic 10,404,000 36,334 511 71,922 127,716
Grenada 109,600 583 9 726 1,712
Guadeloupe[4] 408,000 8,179 128 8,892 19,992
Guatemala 408,000 8,179 128 8,892 19,992
Haiti 993,000 19,301 248 39,486 79,677
Honduras 8,111,000 22,098 368 34,774 58,154
Jamaica 2,741,000 12,263 194 13,838 37,133
Martinique[4] 397,700 4,823 63 5,539 10,776
Montserrat[6] 5,200 26 1 70 100
Nevis[13] 12,100 58 1 57 236
Puerto Rico[14] 3,688,318 26,176 329 17,239 57,893
Saba[12] 1,700 10 1 10 42
Saint Barthélemy[3] 9,600 25 1 22 80
Saint Kitts[13] 40,000 213 4 337 817
Saint Lucia 173,800 740 10 1,243 2,394
Saint Martin[3] 39,400 311 5 462 929
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 109,000 351 8 488 1,188
Sint Eustatius[12] 3,700 23 1 39 90
Sint Maarten[11] 45,223 358 5 486 1,149
Trinidad & Tobago 1,225,225 9,469 117 11,488 24,359
Turks and Caicos[6] 33,098 326 6 741 1,242
Virgin Islands (British)[6] 28,341 268 4 307 840
Virgin Islands (US)[15] 106,627 643 10 606 1,764

South America[edit]

Country Population Publishers Congregations Av. Bible Studies Memorial Attendance
Argentina 41,660,417 145,701 1,967 129,370 292,321
Bolivia 10,157,000 23,963 280 40,172 70,355
Brazil 201,032,714 767,438 11,340 830,541 1,674,557
Chile 17,556,815 75,351 906 67,775 167,653
Colombia 48,165,000 161,205 2,415 233,347 468,434
Ecuador 15,738,000 81,512 924 140,535 257,179
Falkland Islands[6] 3,000 11 1 10 21
French Guiana[4] 254,000 2,275 35 4,864 8,116
Guyana 739,903 2,834 45 4,523 11,008
Paraguay 713,6000 9,193 183 14,002 20,814
Peru 30,613,000 121,670 1,322 195,058 336,847
Suriname 540,000 2,750 54 4,838 8,614
Uruguay 3,397,541 11,746 157 9,475 23,789
Venezuela 29,525,000 133,424 1,625 189,237 420,556

Asia[edit]

Country Population Publishers Congregations Av. Bible Studies Memorial Attendance
Armenia 3,002,594 11,076 137 7,717 22,992
Azerbaijan 9,356,500 1,196 12 1,867 2,496
Bangladesh 151,125,000 195 5 400 755
Cambodia 14,365,000 735 12 1,943 1,901
Cyprus 885,600 2,514 35 1,853 4,660
Georgia 4,483,800 18,265 209 9,384 32,827
Hong Kong[16] 7,184,000 5,575 68 6,699 9,605
India 1,248,772,000 37,913 505 45,899 108,467
Indonesia 237,600,000 24,521 398 28,823 55,453
Israel 8,050,000 1,459 21 1,110 2,671
Japan 127,353,000 216,472 3,056 170,671 310,215
Kazakhstan 16,909,776 17,502 234 14,039 30,885
Korea (South) 48,454,000 100,385 1,377 82,223 137,751
Kyrgyzstan 5,695,600 4,972 68 5,153 10,378
Lebanon 4,821,971 3,674 63 2,004 6,563
Macau[16] 591,900 301 4 386 644
Malaysia 29,787,000 4,651 115 8,175 12,247
Mongolia 2,713,000 399 6 773 1,147
Myanmar 60,380,000 3,857 70 3,938 8,260
Nepal 26,620,809 1,911 30 3,890 5,556
Pakistan 182,146,000 918 18 1,132 5,103
Palestinian Territory[17] 440,000 72 2 52 142
Philippines 97,701,745 189,101 3,156 228,848 543,282
Russia 143,930,000 168,123 2,468 125,069 283,221
Sri Lanka 20,860,000 5,600 98 8,042 15,185
Taiwan (ROC) 23,328,600 9,024 126 15,076 19,269
Thailand 67,450,000 3,810 91 5,912 8,682
Turkey 75,600,000 2,366 29 1,500 4,318

Europe[edit]

Country Population Publishers Congregations Av. Bible Studies Memorial Attendance
Albania 3,204,000 5,055 78 6,444 12,335
Andorra 78,000 173 3 144 336
Austria 8,386,000 21,015 297 11,258 33,771
Belarus 9,461,500 4,283 69 4,637 9,315
Belgium 11,082,744 25,403 374 10,355 43,954
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,760,000 1,196 16 645 2,030
Bulgaria 7,320,200 2,112 44 2,931 5,157
Croatia 4,403,000 5,545 65 2,473 8,855
Czech Republic 10,252,795 15,420 234 7,133 25,704
Denmark 5,551,000 14,484 188 5,562 21,965
Estonia 1,286,479 4,144 53 2,706 6,671
Faeroe Islands[8] 50,000 117 4 86 189
Finland 5,426,674 18,753 304 10,869 26,810
France 63,703,000 124,674 1,619 56,777 21,6281
Germany 82,127,000 164,885 2,228 76,092 266,974
Gibraltar[6] 29,000 117 2 52 216
Greece 10,787,690 28,874 383 13,559 49,121
Hungary 9,909,000 23,017 291 13,458 39,899
Iceland 318,000 379 7 280 654
Ireland
(incl. Northern Ireland)
6,417,100 6,291 114 3,831 11,682
Italy 61,229,000 248,743 3,041 126,243 460,990
Kosovo[18] 2,350,000 229 5 435 714
Latvia 2,011,800 2,340 36 2,209 3,742
Liechtenstein 36,000 92 1 41 152
Lithuania 2,973,000 3,155 52 2,774 5,285
Luxembourg 514,000 2,043 32 1,090 3,841
Macedonia 514,000 2,043 32 1,090 3,841
Malta 42,500 591 7 223 1,058
Moldova 3,497,000 20,027 243 13,948 37,129
Montenegro 631,490 205 4 189 615
Netherlands 16,793,454 30,231 360 11,899 50,996
Norway 5,051,000 11,338 164 5,257 17,711
Poland 38,554,513 124,280 1,418 52,716 200,871
Portugal 9,739,305 49,125 641 29,184 93,766
Romania 21,339,000 40,394 538 25,660 84,224
San Marino 32,000 208 2 105 331
Serbia 8,118,446 3,885 59 2,298 7,959
Slovakia 5,404,555 11,139 159 3,792 20,346
Slovenia 2,059,234 1,964 30 1,093 2,947
Spain 46,182,000 110,940 1,541 60,301 197,229
Sweden 9,606,552 22,344 318 10,110 35,728
Switzerland 7,876,000 18,646 268 8,797 31,980
Ukraine 45,464,917 150,905 1,743 90,077 253,950
United Kingdom
(excl. Northern Ireland)
62,125,409 136,993 1,558 58,018 223,845

Oceania[edit]

Country Population Publishers Congregations Av. Bible Studies Memorial Attendance
American Samoa[15] 69,501 256 3 354 717
Australia 23,192,664 66,918 786 29,290 116,438
Chuuk[19] 48,651 55 1 139 261
Cook Islands[20] 14,461 202 3 207 574
East Timor 1,20,233 233 3 452 774
Fiji 874,742 3,222 72 4,452 12,397
Guam[15] 160,378 738 9 1,031 2,102
Kiribati 101,998 158 2 407 386
Kosrae[19] 6,616 22 1 61 100
Marshall Islands 69,747 207 4 468 952
Nauru 9,378 20 1 27 64
New Caledonia[3] 262,251 2,045 27 2,513 6,276
New Zealand 4,484,000 14,096 186 8,217 26,773
Niue[20] 1,229 28 1 24 96
Norfolk Island[21] 2,199 11 1 2 27
Palau 21,108 82 1 136 220
Papua New Guinea 7,474,783 4,123 98 6,069 31,391
Pohnpei[19] 35,981 80 1 187 291
Samoa 187,820 529 12 786 2,006
Solomon Islands 555,000 1,856 50 1,976 8,908
Tahiti[3] 271,000 2,914 35 4,276 9,280
Tonga 105,078 250 5 292 654
Tuvalu 10,619 67 1 70 191
Vanuatu 260,510 547 6 1,283 3,043
Wallis and Futuna[3] 14,061 62 1 81 221
Yap[19] 11,376 33 1 90 144

Other[edit]

In addition to the published figures for individual countries, statistics are also published collectively for countries where Jehovah's Witnesses operate covertly under ban,[ref 4] [ref 5] including several Islamic and communist states.[ref 6]

Country Peak Publishers Congregations Average Bible Studies Memorial Attendance
30 "Other Lands" 39,388 708 65,529 75,423

Total[edit]

Countries/Territories Peak Publishers Congregations Average Bible Studies Memorial Attendance
239 7,965,954 113,823 9,254,963 19,241,252

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See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 2013 Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses. 2013. pp. 180–187. 
  2. ^ a b Portuguese autonomous region
  3. ^ a b c d e f French overseas collectivity
  4. ^ a b c d Overseas department of France
  5. ^ Dependency of Mauritius
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i British overseas territory
  7. ^ Located on the North American plate in the Atlantic Ocean.
  8. ^ a b Danish autonomous region
  9. ^ a b c United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
  10. ^ French dependency
  11. ^ a b c Constituent country of the Netherlands
  12. ^ a b c Special municipality of the Netherlands
  13. ^ a b Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis
  14. ^ Self-governing US territory
  15. ^ a b c US insular area
  16. ^ a b Chinese special administrative region
  17. ^ Disputed territory comprising West Bank and Gaza Strip under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian National Authority and the Hamas Government in Gaza
  18. ^ Disputed territory within Serbia
  19. ^ a b c d Federated States of Micronesia
  20. ^ a b Self-governing in free association with New Zealand
  21. ^ Australian external territory
  22. ^ Fast Facts—Worldwide

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Question Box–Should a family Bible study be reported to the congregation?". Our Kingdom Ministry (Watch Tower Society): 3. November 2003. 
  2. ^ "Question Box—May both parents report the time used for the regular family study?". Our Kingdom Ministry: 3. September 2008. 
  3. ^ Organized To Do Jehovah´s Will. 2005–2011. pp. 98–99, 85–87, 87. 
  4. ^ "Keep Conquering the Evil With the Good". The Watchtower: 29–30. July 1, 2007. 
  5. ^ "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" 
  6. ^ Map indicating countries in which JW activities are banned