Jehovah's Witnesses by country

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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. The Watch Tower Society reports its activity in various dependencies and states as separate 'lands', as noted.

Africa[edit]

Country Population Publishers Increase (%) Ratio per Population Congregations Memorial Attendance
Angola 32,866,000 154,043 -4 213 2,421 371,823
Benin 12,123,000 13,003 -3 932 235 29,761
Botswana 2,375,000 2,171 -2 1,094 44 4,854
Burkina Faso 20,903,000 1,684 -6 12,413 48 3,601
Burundi 11,891,000 15,276 4 778 271 47,890
Cameroon 26,679,994 41,887 0 637 582 84,320
Cape Verde 556,000 2,226 -2 250 35 5,419
Central African Republic 4,830,000 2,723 -1 1,774 62 11,920
Chad 16,426,000 815 -5 20,155 20 3,240
Congo (Democratic Republic) 89,561,000 214,940 -4 417 4,161 1,009,808
Congo (Republic) 5,518,000 8,277 0 667 117 21,820
Côte d'Ivoire 26,378,000 11,584 -3 2,277 323 29,851
Equatorial Guinea 1,412,450 2,325 3 608 35 5,785
Eswatini 1,160,000 3,180 -2 365 80 7,398
Ethiopia 114,964,000 10,598 1 10,848 215 20,676
Gabon 2,236,384 4,351 -1 514 60 9,311
Gambia 2,417,000 253 11 9,553 5 577
Ghana 31,073,000 140,996 1 220 2,271 284,637
Guinea 13,133,000 1,042 3 12,604 27 2,687
Guinea-Bissau 1,968,000 201 9 9,791 4 729
Kenya 53,771,000 27,785 -3 1,935 651 62,736
Lesotho 2,142,000 3,748 -11 572 94 8,471
Liberia 5,058,000 6,752 -2 749 150 19,341
Madagascar 27,691,000 34,517 -6 802 871 104,470
Madeira[note 1] 254,000 1,153 0 220 19 1,868
Malawi 19,130,000 92,170 -3 208 1,718 285,054
Mali 20,251,000 332 1 60,997 7 710
Mauritius 1,229,000 1,929 3 637 27 4,707
Mayotte[note 2] 273,000 181 1 1,508 4 349
Mozambique 30,067,000 66,171 1 454 1,297 238,288
Namibia 2,541,000 2,515 2 1,010 47 6,782
Niger 24,207,000 300 -2 80,690 9 616
Nigeria 206,140,000 341,873 -7 603 6,571 674,754
Réunion[note 3] 895,000 3,338 1 268 42 6,265
Rodrigues[note 4] 43,000 65 14 662 1 156
Rwanda 12,663,000 29,790 2 425 570 69,208
Saint Helena[note 5] 5,000 104 -5 48 3 178
São Tomé and Príncipe 210,000 888 -1 236 14 2,255
Senegal 16,744,000 1,349 1 12,412 33 2,489
Seychelles 98,000 341 5 287 5 976
Sierra Leone 7,977,000 2,303 1 3,464 43 5,379
South Africa 59,620,000 97,892 -5 609 2,070 215,285
South Sudan 11,213,000 1,406 3 7,975 33 4,112
Sudan 43,849,000 611 -4 71,766 14 1,602
Tanzania 59,734,000 17,961 -3 3,326 444 51,771
Togo 8,279,000 20,888 -3 396 327 44,358
Uganda 41,892,000 8,681 4 4,826 163 21,525
Zambia 17,861,000 200,287 -3 89 3,528 711,397
Zimbabwe 14,911,000 44,854 -7 332 1,395 118,029

North America[edit]

Country Population Publishers Increase (%) Ratio per Population Congregations Memorial Attendance
Azores[note 1][note 6] 243,000 792 4 307 15 1,654
Belize 398,000 2,536 -4 157 58 6,454
Bermuda[note 5] 62,000 387 -10 160 5 798
Canada 37,742,000 114,574 0 329 1,194 167,289
Costa Rica 5,094,000 31,853 0 160 439 70,877
El Salvador 6,486,000 39,145 -2 166 671 81,220
Greenland[note 7] 56,000 134 -7 418 5 297
Guatemala 17,916,000 39,784 -1 450 869 95,333
Honduras 9,905,000 22,697 0 436 437 61,078
Mexico 128,933,000 863,625 0 149 13,032 1,954,849
Nicaragua 6,625,000 28,859 0 230 470 70,713
Panama 4,315,000 17,911 1 241 326 48,448
Saint Pierre and Miquelon[note 2] 6,000 13 30 462 1 19
United States 331,003,000 1,210,950 0 273 12,355 2,068,674

Caribbean[edit]

Country Population Publishers Increase (%) Ratio per Population Congregations Memorial Attendance
Anguilla[note 5] 15,000 56 -13 268 1 156
Antigua 98,000 463 2 212 7 876
Aruba[note 8] 107,000 1,082 0 99 14 3,062
Bahamas 393,000 1,692 0 232 28 3,426
Barbados 287,000 2,357 -2 122 30 4,317
Bonaire[note 9] 21,000 120 -1 175 2 311
Cayman Islands[note 5] 66,000 274 4 241 3 620
Cuba 11,327,000 93,909 -1 121 1,418 178,495
Curaçao[note 8] 164,000 1,965 -3 83 25 4,510
Dominica 72,000 404 -2 178 10 966
Dominican Republic 10,848,000 38,386 1 283 560 110,445
Grenada 113,000 523 -1 216 10 1,116
Guadeloupe[note 3] 400,000 8,015 -2 50 120 16,992
Haiti 11,403,000 19,295 -2 591 270 41,559
Jamaica 2,961,000 10,712 -3 276 151 23,145
Martinique[note 3] 375,000 4,726 1 79 57 9,903
Montserrat[note 5] 5,000 36 6 139 1 76
Nevis[note 10] 13,000 68 0 191 1 160
Puerto Rico[note 11] 2,861,000 22,888 -1 125 237 42,544
Saba[note 9] 2,000 13 8 154 0 24
Saint Barthélemy[note 2] 10,000 34 21 294 1 72
Saint Kitts[note 10] 36,000 214 0 168 3 565
Saint Lucia 184,000 776 -1 237 11 1,709
Saint Martin[note 2] 39,000 273 5 143 5 716
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 111,000 292 -6 380 8 665
Sint Eustatius[note 9] 3,000 26 -4 115 1 65
Sint Maarten[note 8] 43,000 316 -2 136 4 860
Trinidad and Tobago 1,399,000 10,112 1 138 132 23,364
Turks and Caicos[note 5] 39,000 338 2 115 6 782
Virgin Islands (British)[note 5] 30,000 212 -7 142 4 589
Virgin Islands (US)[note 12] 104,000 527 -5 197 8 1,034

South America[edit]

Country Population Publishers Increase (%) Ratio per Population Congregations Memorial Attendance
Argentina 45,196,000 154,786 1 292 1,976 355,842
Bolivia 11,673,000 28,968 3 403 459 84,794
Brazil 211,959,000 888,581 1 239 12,531 1,627,323
Chile 19,458,000 82,967 3 235 959 180,281
Colombia 50,883,000 186,369 1 273 2,316 498,494
Ecuador 17,643,000 99,381 2 178 1,214 298,855
Falkland Islands[note 5] 3,000 14 0 214 1 17
French Guiana[note 3] 299,000 2,853 4 105 47 9,636
Guyana 787,000 3,211 2 245 51 9,263
Paraguay 7,152,703 10,958 2 653 226 25,792
Peru 32,626,000 129,692 1 252 1,598 355,914
Suriname 587,914 3,043 -2 193 57 8,124
Uruguay 3,474,000 11,929 0 291 150 24,153
Venezuela 28,436,000 132,812 -3 214 1,734 319,962

Asia[edit]

Country Population Publishers Increase (%) Ratio per Population Congregations Memorial Attendance
Armenia 2,963,243 10,590 -1 280 130 22,723
Azerbaijan 10,067,000 1,522 6 6,614 14 3,286
Bangladesh 164,689,000 325 3 506,735 6 750
Cambodia 16,719,000 1,162 0 14,388 18 1,869
Cyprus 1,207,000 2,713 1 445 41 4,808
Georgia 3,717,000 17,900 0 208 214 33,204
Hong Kong[note 13] 7,509,000 5,563 0 1,350 66 9,219
India 1,380,004,000 51,484 5 26,805 978 151,288
Indonesia 273,524,000 28,909 3 9,462 524 50,876
Israel 9,444,000 1,920 5 4,919 31 3,653
Japan 126,476,000 211,494 0 598 2,964 273,856
Kazakhstan 18,777,000 17,189 -1 1,092 262 29,324
Korea (South) 51,840,000 102,631 1 505 1,268 125,510
Kyrgyzstan 6,524,000 5,182 -1 1,259 86 10,161
Macau[note 13] 685,000 382 11 1,793 5 845
Malaysia 32,657,000 5,548 2 5,886 123 11,611
Mongolia 3,278,000 444 -3 7,383 8 773
Myanmar 54,761,000 4,845 3 11,303 99 8,240
Nepal 29,137,000 2,657 1 10,966 43 6,524
Pakistan 220,892,000 997 -3 221,557 16 3,825
Palestinian territories[note 14] 5,101,000 57 -5 89,491 2 173
Philippines 109,581,000 225,339 2 486 3,529 562,828
Sri Lanka 21,413,000 6,670 2 3,210 112 16,122
Taiwan[note 15] 23,579,000 11,314 2 2,084 190 16,678
Thailand 69,800,000 5,402 2 12,921 142 8,322
Turkey 84,339,000 4,667 19 18,071 63 8,658

Europe[edit]

Country Population Publishers Increase (%) Ratio per population Congregations Memorial attendance
Albania 2,878,000 5,569 -1 517 87 14,252
Andorra 77,000 168 -3 458 3 383
Austria 9,066,000 21,095 -2 430 292 31,937
Belarus 9,408,000 6,173 1 1,524 83 9,635
Belgium 11,493,000 24,984 0 460 338 43,943
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,281,000 1,025 -2 3,201 16 1,677
Bulgaria 6,951,000 2,563 2 2,712 54 5,608
Croatia 4,058,000 4,723 -3 859 58 6,727
Czech Republic 10,694,000 15,245 -1 701 212 25,075
Denmark 5,825,000 14,407 -1 404 174 20,384
Estonia 1,329,000 3,925 -1 339 56 5,932
Faroe Islands[note 7] 53,000 126 -1 421 4 170
Finland 5,532,000 18,009 -1 307 280 24,160
France 65,313,000 131,071 1 498 1,568 226,879
Germany 83,157,000 161,931 -1 514 2,087 246,904
Gibraltar[note 5] 34,000 130 1 262 2 171
Greece 10,710,000 28,005 0 382 355 43,748
Hungary 9,770,000 20,626 -2 474 291 36,666
Iceland 367,000 371 -1 989 7 658
Ireland 6,860,000 6,887 1 996 120 11,709
Italy 60,245,000 249,821 0 241 2,874 503,363
Kosovo[note 16] 1,810,000 255 -3 7,098 8 708
Latvia 1,908,000 2,120 -1 900 31 3,227
Liechtenstein 38,000 88 -1 432 1 137
Lithuania 2,794,000 2,871 -3 973 44 4,340
Luxembourg 626,000 2,123 0 295 31 3,853
Malta 515,000 760 2 678 10 1,245
Moldova 3,032,000 18,270 -2 166 203 33,955
Montenegro 628,000 307 13 2,046 6 635
Netherlands 17,135,000 28,234 -4 607 351 41,716
North Macedonia 2,083,000 1,251 -1 1,665 24 3,044
Norway 5,375,000 11,684 0 460 166 17,471
Poland 38,383,000 111,178 -3 345 1,274 170,188
Portugal 9,799,000 49,561 1 198 653 81,797
Romania 19,238,000 39,174 0 491 535 74,363
San Marino 34,000 192 -3 177 2 483
Serbia 6,964,000 3,766 -2 1,849 63 7,288
Slovakia 5,460,000 10,938 -1 499 133 21,216
Slovenia 2,097,000 1,748 -3 1,200 30 2,610
Spain 46,755,000 116,590 1 401 1,470 206,434
Sweden 10,352,000 22,146 0 467 285 32,068
Switzerland 8,665,000 18,888 -1 459 268 30,068
Ukraine 40,498,000 127,598 0 317 1,502 230,656
United Kingdom 64,919,000 130,904 -3 496 1,615 211,199

Oceania[edit]

Country Population Publishers Increase (%) Ratio per Population Congregations Memorial Attendance
American Samoa[note 12] 55,000 131 -15 420 3 520
Australia 25,540,000 67,975 0 376 754 107,233
Chuuk[note 17] 50,000 33 -20 1,515 2 87
Cook Islands[note 18] 18,000 205 9 88 3 398
East Timor 1,318,000 378 1 3,487 5 995
Fiji 896,000 2,982 -3 300 82 9,476
Guam[note 12] 169,000 754 1 224 9 1,627
Kiribati 119,000 117 -6 1,017 3 426
Kosrae[note 17] 7,000 12 -29 583 1 40
Marshall Islands 59,000 112 -20 527 4 462
Nauru 11,000 13 -24 846 1 76
New Caledonia[note 2] 285,000 2,532 3 113 35 6,459
New Zealand 4,828,000 13,902 -1 347 171 23,847
Niue[note 18] 2,000 21 5 95 1 83
Norfolk Island[note 19] 2,000 6 0 333 1 11
Palau 18,000 78 1 231 2 209
Papua New Guinea 8,947,000 5,111 7 1,751 115 38,787
Pohnpei[note 17] 37,000 55 6 673 1 120
Rota[note 20] 3,000 5 -38 600 1 10
Saipan[note 20] 48,000 222 3 216 3 443
Samoa 199,000 482 -9 413 12 1,975
Solomon Islands 687,000 1,825 -4 376 50 10,704
Tahiti[note 2] 282,000 3,186 -2 89 46 8,917
Tinian[note 20] 3,000 11 -8 273 1 38
Tonga 106,000 185 4 573 2 474
Tuvalu 12,000 69 -13 174 3 194
Vanuatu 307,000 710 2 432 17 2,234
Wallis and Futuna[note 2] 11,000 59 11 186 1 231
Yap[note 17] 12,000 30 -12 400 1 93

Other[edit]

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,[1][2] including several Islamic and communist states.

"Other Lands" Publishers Increase (%) Congregations Memorial Attendance
33 207,891 -1.4 2,967 306,281

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

Total[edit]

Publishers Increase (%) Congregations Memorial Attendance Memorial Partakers
8,424,185 -0.6 120,387 17,844,773 21,182

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  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.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. ^ Australian external territory
  20. ^ a b c United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Keep Conquering the Evil With the Good". The Watchtower: 29–30. July 1, 2007.
  2. ^ "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
  3. ^ "2020 Country and Territory Reports". Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society of Pennsylvania. 2020.

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