1988 Service Year Report

Service Year Report for Jehovah's Witnesses

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Jehovah's Witnesses publicly reveal their number of publishers, pioneers, annual memorial attendees, and number of baptisms. However, they keep secret the number of members those who leave or are expelled from the religious group, despite keeping records of these ones too.
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1988 Service year Report

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YearCountry or TerritoryPopulationPeak PublishersRatio, 1 Publisher toAverage Publishers% IncreaseBaptismsAverage Pioneer PublishersCongregationsMemorial Attendance
1988Alaska545,8001,8063021,752-4116199254,149
1988Algeria23,500,00044534,09136-300358
1988American Samoa36,9601352741151422242342
1988Andorra46,9761213881139671286
1988Anguilla6,96621332182002190
1988Antigua76,296236323220114334601
1988Argentina32,000,00071,77444669,79485,7569,2641,104187,510
1988Aruba64,84645114442713524761,312
1988Australia16,395,60048,18034046,73352,8224,79962192,031
1988Austria7,575,70017,70542817,28331,1051,39824630,216
1988Azores256,300340754324-61934121,027
1988Bahamas209,505977214930986157172,789
1988Bangladesh107,120,000313,455,484235261109
1988Barbados258,0001,6351581,592388178175,047
1988Belau13,0005722850167131215
1988Belgium9,805,71623,58441622,66041,3801,81730946,032
1988Belize176,000809218768581114184,057
1988Benin4,145,0002,3051,7981,7871468142658,049
1988Bermuda57,400341168325-115554766
1988Bolivia6,700,0005,8981,1365,604137441,1409825,237
1988Bonaire10,558701516213251261
1988Botswana1,224,0565502,226512103664191,621
1988Brazil144,000,000245,610586228,8021223,55622,7253,626718,414
1988Britain55,485,000113,412489108,59936,30811,9271,257211,060
1988Brunei240,000734,2866-2500038
1988Burkina Faso7,318,69538818,86336682689161,298
1988Burma38,600,0001,55224,8711,5275102241774,230
1988Canada25,330,00094,60526890,84645,0089,3711,238169,921
1988Cape Verde340,0003341,01830415434072,293
1988Cayman Islands16,821742276610061206
1988Central African Republic2,899,3761,2132,3901,141-277128395,099
1988Chad5,428,00022124,5612018285191,606
1988Chile12,748,20732,65339031,08262,7303,861339107,264
1988Colombia27,867,32637,00675334,910133,1125,205602169,432
1988Comoros330,0001330,000100000
1988Congo, Dem. Republic of35,000,00037,74792735,86471,7055,3211,08789,290
1988Congo, Republic of1,800,0001,4661,2281,2641526122475,155
1988Cook Islands18,0009718686-41134290
1988Costa Rica2,816,55811,36624810,801785890522333,060
1988Cote d'lvoire9,273,1672,8293,2782,728102585208111,926
1988Curacao171,8961,4761161,4496148165164,249
1988Cyprus620,0001,1595351,147237124152,570
1988Denmark5,128,84315,89532315,35225411,30622925,025
1988Dominica81,200260312247712346953
1988Dominican Republic6,243,00010,76358010,51968401,59415939,079
1988Ecuador10,054,00013,35275312,682138931,97818866,519
1988El Salvador5,563,36016,79333116,15961,4812,03831061,409
1988Equatorial Guinea312,1202021,545123-150214399
1988Falkland Islands2,000922286021117
1988Faroe Islands46,3521074339263214159
1988Fiji738,7201,3965291,3709114321355,272
1988Finland4,938,67916,54029916,19715961,89927226,451
1988France55,753,955103,734537100,58577,5679,1891,352205,256
1988French Guiana84,1775061664630366751,947
1988Gabon1,200,0006741,780617123462132,949
1988Gambia760,0002530,400230481118
1988Germany, F. R.; W. Berlin61,315,097125,068490121,82534,7518,4161,645215,385
1988Ghana13,526,58734,53739231,78942,5014,674566133,017
1988Gibraltar29,692121245115-93112201
1988Greece9,740,41723,68241123,42818782,29132240,542
1988Greenland54,5241164701061610247231
1988Grenada111,184383290362534971,346
1988Guadeloupe328,0005,581595,399105593106015,264
1988Guam126,4343014202819206341,138
1988Guatemala8,250,00010,38779410,01897541,08316337,220
1988Guinea 5,143,28421623,812165932611878
1988Guinea-Bissau930,0001277,50098001134
1988Guyana842,0001,4585781,359378223305,845
1988Haiti6,000,0005,2511,1435,011954962110034,047
1988Hawaii1,082,5005,7291895,52112608467214,999
1988Honduras4,674,8445,0749214,92984337168625,944
1988Hong Kong5,681,3001,7853,1831,69112146447213,966
1988Iceland247,3572231,109205923255438
1988India863,200,0008,71599,0488,186669989829523,873
1988Ireland5,110,0002,8801,7742,7948150574835,700
1988Israel5,880,80037015,894354019446680
1988Italy57,290,519160,584357155,898712,67625,4772,372330,461
1988Jamaica2,300,0008,5452698,102343687717025,682
1988Japan121,874,240128,817946125,06279,34052,1832,033297,171
1988Kenya22,628,4004,6854,8304,492105651,05411015,213
1988Kiribati63,843262,4562140461139
1988Korea, Republic of42,677,36552,29081650,19894,87618,986843108,974
1988Kosrae6,00526231244041192
1988Lebanon2,674,0002,5171,0622,4162138229535,477
1988Lesotho1,661,0411,1381,4601,02414111199424,524
1988Liberia2,200,0001,7241,2761,58910156349348,600
1988Libya3,637,48813279,80762000018
1988Liechtenstein27,7145154348705176
1988Luxembourg437,1001,3363271,320265127222,947
1988Macao400,0001921,05318-1805158
1988Madagascar10,860,0003,0063,6132,795153583605714,159
1988Madeira273,50056748254664842111,520
1988Malaysia16,878,00098217,187908999147202,633
1988Mali8,000,00066121,2126392311347
1988Malta383,0003291,164314427254665
1988Marquesas Islands6,15051,230410002116
1988Marshall Islands33,113158210141-312921,013
1988Martinique333,2752,5251322,42910208285276,363
1988Mauritius1,017,0008091,2577822476691,933
1988Mayotte69,000213,28618015169
1988Mexico82,645,854248,822332235,8701223,88832,1177,3431,004,062
1988Montserrat11,88836330320141110
1988Morocco24,400,00062393,54854-17043144
1988Nauru6,00051,2003-4000021
1988Nepal17,139,20049349,780472061195
1988Netherlands14,714,94829,82149329,01721,0552,14731751,880
1988Nevis9,5803329029-175196
1988New Caledonia155,0009791589337958392,795
1988New Zealand3,262,00010,60630810,04247531,27814620,867
1988Niger6,715,0009372,20481-212185354
1988Nigeria103,706,514134,543771130,97346,19014,0222,571398,555
1988Niue2,50018139171301170
1988Norfolk Island1,8004450300100
1988Norway4,210,9239,1164628,608550555917515,757
1988Pakistan100,000,000267374,532247519436909
1988Panama2,322,0005,4694255,2331023670711622,966
1988Papua New Guinea3,010,7272,0231,4881,93362052219310,336
1988Paraguay3,550,0712,8541,2442,5116186408386,262
1988Peru20,800,00029,09471526,844I 12,9216,122560110,782
1988Philippines58,000,000107,67953997,00137,38821,3202,789305,087
1988Pohnpei28,0007338466740191487
1988Portugal9,822,40033,73929132,93762,4082,38445579,984
1988Puerto Rico3,400,00023,03814822,61031,0632,26727963,170
1988Reunion571,6201,4493941,38811158155143,605
1988Rodrigues37,185271,37723-415165
1988Rota1,500101508-1102142
1988Saba1,00061675251408
1988Saint Eustatius1,33562235000024
1988Saint Helena6,00011154105-2222228
1988Saint Kitts34,12015821615036182440
1988Saint Lucia140,00038036834210194551,088
1988Saint Maarten23,67811720210675102358
1988Saint Pierre and Miquelon6,00087507-3001115
1988Saint Vincent & the Grenadines120,00016971016037274584
1988Saipan20,3507228355220151269
1988San Marino22,41810621110487112215
1988Sao Tome and Principe105,000432,44235521521151
1988Senegal7,000,00053912,987521866134141,489
1988Seychelles66,000808257617571257
1988Sierra Leone3,517,5306945,068632-138128303,745
1988Solomon Islands285,79672939270843376323,831
1988South Africa 34,722,10444,32878342,38553,3255,1431,014114,612
1988South-West Africa1,261,0005092,477464123264131,269
1988Spain38,996,15673,30953271,47165,4329,6371,008153,519
1988Sri Lanka16,500,0001,13814,4991,1006107189314,223
1988Suriname400,0001,3482971,278587196184,874
1988Swaziland676,0891,0576401,01810128233453,848
1988Sweden8,442,32421,58739121,21228932,49533136,801
1988Switzerland 6,566,80015,05843614,65658641,03226826,978
1988Taiwan20,000,0001,45413,7551,3819102360224,030
1988Tanzania24,529,0003,0058,1632,8207293561879,767
1988Thailand53,397,7451,04251,245989864188332,607
1988Togo3,282,1563,8938433,46315443786512,696
1988Tokelau1,69262824000131
1988Tonga94,535681,39057102122175
1988Trinidad & Tobago1,233,2515,2622345,08495239675517,451
1988Truk50,229559134313193426
1988Tunisia7,600,00048158,33339-1133182
1988Turkey52,000,00083662,20182402068101,682
1988Turks and Caicos8,0003721635-80111190
1988Tuvalu9,000422143374271287
1988Uganda16,000,00046834,1884432073118172,249
1988United States of America242,803,000797,104305762,960443,41596,9478,7541,822,607
1988Uruguay2,921,0006,8104296,46995168299619,053
1988Vanuatu145,000931,55984112122790
1988Venezuela19,200,00042,91144740,328124,1336,930438154,881
1988Virgin Islands, British12,00010711210171103479
1988Virgin Islands, U.S.96,000510188488464581,775
1988Wallis & Futuna Islands14,000114,0001-500000
1988Western Samoa158,000180878160512274754
1988Yap9,3202537323-18181141
1988Zambia7,400,00065,87011264,73323,5956,8191,725305,841
1988Zimbabwe8,743,45516,15454115,60661,2421,56752745,772
198838 Other Countries0301,6480282,2805.617,40515,5444,912563,342
1988Grand Total (212 countries)03,592,65403,430,9266239,268455,56157,6709,201,071