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 31,825,000 159,758 7 199 2,269 696,384
Benin 11,801,000 13,346 4 884 225 45,475
Botswana 2,339,000 2,223 0 1,052 47 6,707
Burkina Faso 20,321,000 1,801 2 11,283 48 4,851
Burundi 11,531,000 14,734 6 783 271 61,157
Cameroon 25,876,000 41,998 3 616 500 101,818
Cape Verde 550,000 2,283 2 241 35 8,377
Central African Republic 4,745,000 2,747 2 1,727 58 18,890
Chad 15,947,000 857 4 18,608 19 4,765
Congo (Democratic Republic) 86,791,000 225,009 2 386 3,880 1,264,290
Congo (Republic) 5,381,000 8,260 10 651 98 34,754
Côte d'Ivoire 25,717,000 11,913 4 2,159 325 75,755
Equatorial Guinea 1,356,000 2,267 11 598 25 8,989
Eswatini 1,148,000 3,261 2 352 80 9,248
Ethiopia 112,079,000 10,522 2 10,652 219 25,543
Gabon 2,173,000 4,410 4 493 57 13,288
Gambia 2,348,000 227 5 10,344 5 637
Ghana 30,418,000 139,792 3 218 2,167 381,212
Guinea 12,771,000 1,012 8 12,620 23 4,243
Guinea-Bissau 1,921,000 184 11 10,440 3 699
Kenya 52,574,000 28,681 3 1,833 647 78,322
Lesotho 2,125,000 4,202 3 506 93 12,087
Liberia 4,937,000 6,904 4 715 145 52,616
Madagascar 26,969,000 36,847 7 732 832 146,622
Madeira[note 1] 254,000 1,149 2 221 20 1,868
Malawi 18,629,000 95,229 2 196 1,636 342,426
Mali 19,658,000 330 7 59,570 7 1,345
Mauritius 1,270,000 1,879 1 676 27 4,322
Mayotte[note 2] 266,000 179 6 1,486 3 427
Mozambique 30,366,000 65,593 9 463 1,315 334,110
Namibia 2,495,000 2,477 3 1,007 46 8,629
Niger 23,311,000 305 -1 76,430 9 924
Nigeria 200,964,000 367,876 2 546 6,566 835,850
Réunion[note 3] 889,000 3,296 1 270 41 6,557
Rodrigues[note 4] 38,000 57 6 667 1 202
Rwanda 12,374,000 29,236 5 423 553 95,239
Saint Helena[note 5] 4,000 110 -3 36 3 253
São Tomé and Príncipe 215,000 893 4 241 14 3,631
Senegal 16,296,000 1,342 2 12,143 29 2,859
Seychelles 98,000 324 2 302 5 979
Sierra Leone 7,813,000 2,280 2 3,427 41 9,272
South Africa 58,780,000 103,430 0 568 2,056 281,511
South Sudan 11,062,000 1,366 10 8,098 32 7,187
Sudan 42,813,000 639 4 67,000 14 2,297
Tanzania 58,005,000 18,547 4 3,127 446 62,398
Togo 8,082,000 21,621 3 374 318 67,573
Uganda 44,270,000 8,348 6 5,303 164 31,284
Zambia 17,861,000 206,397 4 87 3,402 979,338
Zimbabwe 14,645,000 47,980 3 305 1,271 122,790

North America[edit]

Country Population Publishers Increase (%) Ratio per Population Congregations Memorial Attendance
Azores[note 1][note 6] 243,000 759 3 320 15 1,622
Canada 37,411,000 114,591 0 326 1,326 186,020
Costa Rica 5,048,000 31,798 2 159 446 71,472
El Salvador 6,454,000 40,017 -1 161 701 86,133
Greenland[note 7] 56,000 144 -9 389 5 315
Mexico 127,576,000 862,590 1 148 13,074 2,258,524
Nicaragua 6,546,000 28,896 1 227 468 87,706
Panama 4,246,000 17,662 1 240 323 54,878
Rota[note 8] 2,500 8 -11 313 1 21
Saint Pierre and Miquelon[note 2] 6,000 10 0 600 1 14
Saipan[note 8] 48,000 216 2 222 3 509
Tinian[note 8] 3,100 12 -14 258 1 41
United States 329,065,000 1,207,438 0 273 12,594 2,416,752

Caribbean[edit]

Country Population Publishers Increase (%) Ratio per Population Congregations Memorial Attendance
Anguilla[note 5] 15,000 64 2 234 1 288
Antigua 97,000 454 -2 214 7 1,392
Aruba[note 9] 106,000 1,078 3 98 14 3,084
Bahamas 389,000 1,695 1 229 28 4,977
Barbados 287,000 2,414 -1 119 30 6,190
Belize 390,000 2,642 1 148 61 8,306
Bermuda[note 5] 63,000 432 3 146 5 851
Bonaire[note 10] 20,000 121 -3 165 2 370
Cayman Islands[note 5] 65,000 263 7 247 3 730
Cuba 11,333,000 94,628 0 120 1,457 223,403
Curaçao[note 9] 163,000 2,024 0 81 26 5,605
Dominica 72,000 411 4 175 10 1,561
Dominican Republic 10,739,000 37,974 1 283 572 116,498
Grenada 112,000 526 -4 213 10 1,487
Guadeloupe[note 3] 400,000 8,143 0 49 121 19,385
Guatemala 17,581,000 40,154 0 438 873 98,161
Haiti 11,263,000 19,768 1 570 276 87,267
Honduras 9,746,000 22,767 0 428 439 63,652
Jamaica 2,948,000 11,090 -1 266 174 34,703
Martinique[note 3] 376,000 4,688 -1 80 61 10,317
Montserrat[note 5] 5,000 34 10 147 1 216
Nevis[note 11] 12,000 68 10 176 1 223
Puerto Rico[note 12] 2,933,000 23,147 1 127 237 45,314
Saba[note 10] 2,000 12 33 167 0 74
Saint Barthélemy[note 2] 10,000 28 17 357 1 84
Saint Kitts[note 11] 35,000 214 4 164 3 695
Saint Lucia 183,000 786 0 233 11 2,091
Saint Martin[note 2] 38,000 259 -2 147 5 1,072
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 111,000 312 -3 356 8 1,080
Sint Eustatius[note 10] 3,000 27 0 111 1 124
Sint Maarten[note 9] 42,000 321 -2 131 6 1,158
Trinidad and Tobago 1,395,000 10,037 1 139 131 25,478
Turks and Caicos[note 5] 38,000 333 2 114 6 1,141
Virgin Islands (British)[note 5] 30,000 228 -3 132 4 733
Virgin Islands (US)[note 13] 105,000 554 -2 190 9 2,012

South America[edit]

Country Population Publishers Increase (%) Ratio per Population Congregations Memorial Attendance
Argentina 44,781,000 153,203 2 292 1,976 330,166
Bolivia 11,513,000 28,255 3 407 427 94,104
Brazil 210,396,000 875,987 2 240 12,408 1,922,286
Chile 18,952,000 80,475 3 236 955 184,610
Colombia 50,339,000 183,945 4 274 2,248 567,889
Ecuador 17,374,000 97,454 3 178 1,154 290,701
Falkland Islands[note 5] 3,000 14 8 214 1 31
French Guiana[note 3] 291,000 2,754 5 106 47 11,318
Guyana 783,000 3,155 2 248 50 13,942
Paraguay 7,045,000 10,738 2 656 234 25,805
Peru 32,510,000 128,834 2 252 1,562 398,335
Suriname 581,000 3,102 1 187 58 10,980
Uruguay 3,462,000 11,887 1 291 151 23,581
Venezuela 28,516,000 136,245 -4 209 1,743 470,857

Asia[edit]

Country Population Publishers Increase (%) Ratio per Population Congregations Memorial Attendance
Armenia 2,958,000 10,702 -2 276 129 20,968
Azerbaijan 9,982,000 1,439 2 6,937 14 3,053
Bangladesh 163,046,000 315 5 517,606 6 980
Cambodia 16,487,000 1,162 2 14,188 17 3,033
Cyprus 1,199,000 2,675 2 448 43 4,966
Georgia 3,724,000 17,865 -1 208 215 31,451
Hong Kong[note 14] 7,524,000 5,583 2 1,348 64 9,349
India 1,366,418,000 49,236 4 27,752 692 137,439
Indonesia 270,626,000 28,177 3 9,605 514 58,878
Israel 9,260,000 1,836 4 5,044 32 3,166
Japan 126,860,000 212,438 0 597 2,991 291,206
Kazakhstan 18,551,000 17,307 0 1,072 262 30,516
Korea (South) 51,709,000 101,970 1 507 1,266 136,891
Kyrgyzstan 6,390,000 5,214 1 1,226 85 10,489
Macau[note 14] 672,000 345 8 1,948 4 810
Malaysia 31,950,000 5,450 5 5,862 120 13,492
Mongolia 3,225,000 459 4 7,026 9 1,433
Myanmar 54,330,000 4,698 7 11,564 91 10,437
Nepal 28,609,000 2,627 1 10,890 42 6,995
Pakistan 216,565,000 1,031 1 210,053 20 4,259
Palestinian territories[note 15] 4,981,000 60 -3 83,017 2 130
Philippines 108,117,000 220,996 3 489 3,472 612,911
Sri Lanka 21,324,000 6,518 3 3,272 116 15,409
Taiwan 23,774,000 11,126 5 2,137 188 20,794
Thailand 69,626,000 5,304 6 13,127 136 10,700
Turkey 83,430,000 3,933 19 21,213 52 7,786

Europe[edit]

Country Population Publishers Increase (%) Ratio per population Congregations Memorial attendance
Albania 2,881,000 5,605 0 514 87 12,135
Andorra 77,000 173 1 445 3 332
Austria 8,955,000 21,483 0 417 298 34,213
Belarus 9,452,000 6,132 3 1,541 81 10,140
Belgium 11,431,000 24,923 0 459 336 42,925
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,301,000 1,045 -3 3,159 17 1,794
Bulgaria 7,000,000 2,524 1 2,773 52 5,444
Croatia 4,130,000 4,858 -2 850 58 7,843
Czech Republic 10,669,000 15,396 0 693 213 26,748
Denmark 5,814,000 14,555 0 399 173 20,756
Estonia 1,325,000 3,979 0 333 57 6,199
Faroe Islands[note 7] 52,000 127 9 409 4 235
Finland 5,524,000 18,178 0 304 285 25,064
France 65,130,000 129,820 1 502 1,610 222,855
Germany 83,517,000 164,363 0 508 2,091 267,562
Gibraltar[note 5] 34,000 129 4 264 2 162
Greece 10,722,000 28,089 0 382 358 45,637
Hungary 9,773,000 21,060 -1 464 293 37,992
Iceland 357,000 373 0 957 7 741
Ireland 6,802,000 6,845 2 994 121 11,818
Italy 60,550,000 250,538 0 242 2,892 414,595
Kosovo[note 16] 1,796,000 264 2 6,803 8 594
Latvia 1,920,000 2,142 -2 896 33 3,367
Liechtenstein 38,000 89 2 427 1 159
Lithuania 2,794,000 2,948 -2 948 46 4,682
Luxembourg 616,000 2,123 0 290 31 3,802
Malta 494,000 748 -2 660 10 1,344
Moldova 3,157,000 18,584 -2 170 208 32,872
Montenegro 628,000 272 3 2,309 5 536
Netherlands 17,097,000 29,305 0 583 352 49,159
North Macedonia 2,083,000 1,270 0 1,640 23 2,752
Norway 5,346,000 11,727 1 456 167 17,536
Poland 37,973,000 114,542 -1 332 1,277 177,379
Portugal 9,780,000 49,286 1 198 652 88,099
Romania 19,365,000 39,265 -1 493 540 74,476
San Marino 34,000 198 3 172 2 323
Serbia 6,964,000 3,845 0 1,811 64 7,750
Slovakia 5,452,000 11,054 -1 493 132 20,910
Slovenia 2,084,000 1,804 -1 1,155 30 2,857
Spain 46,737,000 115,099 2 406 1,485 192,303
Sweden 10,281,000 22,166 0 464 295 34,897
Switzerland 8,591,000 19,058 1 451 270 31,108
Ukraine 43,994,000 128,070 -2 344 1,520 208,844
United Kingdom 64,345,000 134,718 0 478 1,618 222,033

Oceania[edit]

Country Population Publishers Increase (%) Ratio per Population Congregations Memorial Attendance
American Samoa[note 13] 55,000 154 -8 357 3 595
Australia 25,203,000 67,816 0 372 762 118,279
Chuuk[note 17] 49,000 41 -7 1,195 2 207
Cook Islands[note 18] 18,000 188 2 96 3 549
East Timor 1,293,000 373 8 3,466 5 981
Fiji 890,000 3,082 3 289 80 11,186
Guam[note 13] 167,000 748 3 223 10 1,900
Kiribati 118,000 124 -7 952 3 438
Kosrae[note 17] 7,000 17 6 412 1 96
Marshall Islands 59,000 140 -11 421 4 771
Nauru 11,000 17 0 647 1 102
New Caledonia[note 2] 283,000 2,458 3 115 33 7,050
New Zealand 4,783,000 14,027 1 341 183 26,856
Niue[note 18] 2,000 20 -5 100 1 53
Norfolk Island[note 19] 2,000 6 -14 333 1 23
Palau 18,000 77 7 234 2 239
Papua New Guinea 8,776,000 4,797 13 1,829 118 43,275
Pohnpei[note 17] 36,000 52 -9 692 1 170
Samoa 197,000 528 1 373 12 2,492
Solomon Islands 670,000 1,896 -1 353 51 10,203
Tahiti[note 2] 282,000 3,243 1 87 46 9,571
Tonga 104,000 178 -1 584 2 624
Tuvalu 12,000 79 1 152 1 221
Vanuatu 300,000 696 1 431 17 3,065
Wallis and Futuna[note 2] 11,000 53 15 208 1 221
Yap[note 17] 11,000 34 31 324 1 142

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.

Country Publishers Increase (%) Congregations Memorial Attendance
33 "Other Lands" 210,920 -2.1 3,323 320,885

There are 36 sovereign states not specifically listed in the Watch Tower Society's reported statistics:

Total[edit]

Publishers Increase (%) Congregations Memorial Attendance Memorial Partakers
8,471,008 1.3 119,712 20,919,041 20,526

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. ^ Located on the North American plate in the Atlantic Ocean.
  7. ^ a b Danish autonomous region
  8. ^ a b c United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
  9. ^ a b c Constituent country of the Netherlands
  10. ^ a b c Special municipality of the Netherlands
  11. ^ a b Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis
  12. ^ Self-governing US territory
  13. ^ a b c US insular area
  14. ^ a b Chinese special administrative region
  15. ^ Disputed territory comprising West Bank and Gaza Strip under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian National Authority and the Hamas Government in Gaza
  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

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. ^ "2019 Country and Territory Reports". Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society of Pennsylvania. 2020.

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