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Britain Jehovah's Witness Publisher Statistics
The growth rate of Jehovah's Witness in Britain has slowed dramatically since 1995. This follows the trend of most of the developed world, where the ability to research the religion via the internet prior to joining has caused a drop in conversion rates. At its peak in 1995, Jehovah's Witnesses represented 1 in 432 people in Britain. This has declined to around 1 in 450 since 2010. The annual increase of around 1% is below the population growth rate. The number of hours of preaching for each baptism has tripled, from around 3,000 hours in the mid 1980's, to almost 9,000 hours since 2010.
Please note that hours preaching by country stopped being published in 2016 and the "average publisher" figure was not published by country in 2017 or 2018, but were again since 2019, which is why there are gaps in the graphs.
The following table has been used to generate the above graphs.
The data is taken from the Watchtower global publisher reports that are printed each year. For the full reports see Historical Watchtower Data. For analyses of other Watchtower publisher statistics see:
Written 2010, latest update January 2021.
Paul Grundy 2005 - 2023