1997 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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1997 Service Year Report

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YearCountry or TerritoryPopulationPeak PublishersRatio, 1 Publisher toAverage Publishers% IncreaseBaptismsAverage Pioneer PublishersCongregationsMemorial Attendance
1997Alaska635,0072,1792912,124074175284,756
1997Albania3,262,0001,0902,99399431309341223,154
1997American Samoa59,600196304182120303659
1997Andorra64,479153421138-12202258
1997Angola12,262,00034,33735731,497164,8444,183478160,414
1997Anguilla7,0002626924-8011138
1997Antigua65,9523431923317164851,190
1997Argentina32,615,528116,151281113,90327,48913,3401,663245,935
1997Aruba83,6515591505486193081,832
1997Australia18,426,90060,94630259,892-12,3135,037770111,770
1997Austria8,063,00020,84238720,61105701,58829834,023
1997Azores243,19058741455703160161,256
1997Bahamas255,0551,4191801,341164172233,670
1997Bangladesh129,661,600791,641,28663408101204
1997Barbados253,0002,2431132,1832109230245,750
1997Belarus10,163,0001,9625,1801,80629228234175,667
1997Belau17,456642735844181300
1997Belgium10,105,22627,10237326,328-18581,88137649,000
1997Belize216,5001,2921681,100588142255,042
1997Benin4,915,5555,2049455,021961470010725,155
1997Bermuda62,5694451414090215651,028
1997Bolivia7,767,05913,46457713,00791,6452,52821450,238
1997Bonaire14,21868209623211252
1997Bosnia and Herzegovina3,500,0007964,397725259520091,943
1997Botswana1,533,3921,0981,3971,02214110118243,535
1997Brazil159,279,120459,522347435,032637,89441,4216,9601,214,774
1997Britain58,155,940129,288450123,318-14,16110,9371,439223,301
1997Bulgaria8,428,0069169,20184317136112152,251
1997Burkina Faso10,352,00086112,023770892170212,524
1997Burundi6,500,0002,2732,8601,6140231203406,048
1997Cambodia10,547,53520527,37718-52111164
1997Cameroon14,044,00026,04253925,01462,6922,10253484,399
1997Canada30,104,319113,763265109,88003,67110,5711,388187,940
1997Cape Verde453,2911,2953501,24711165225234,914
1997Cayman Islands32,0001102911015491315
1997Central African Republic3,691,9002,0861,7702,06352363004711,842
1997Chad6,670,00053512,467500107992152,982
1997Chile14,622,35455,67926351,49543,9777,319591143,897
1997Chuuk67,650541,2534741143482
1997Colombia37,422,72190,19241581,06199,20510,147989333,263
1997Comoros450,000675,0006010026
1997Congo, Dem. Republic of48,000,000104,13446189,346-17,03413,6992,492574,736
1997Congo, Republic of2,700,0003,9356863,032-935257711220,144
1997Cook Islands18,000142127127-713153429
1997Costa Rica3,432,66518,91318117,89761,2301,74723751,413
1997Côte d’Ivoire14,401,0005,5922,5755,433650898914020,092
1997Croatia4,784,2655,1339324,9916343642669,790
1997Cuba11,038,60276,25014573,478118,60514,6531,100164,565
1997Curaçao151,4481,555971,539-162120204,232
1997Cyprus651,8001,7493731,730277236193,339
1997Czech Republic10,304,00016,53762316,318172292524632,965
1997Denmark5,251,02715,49133915,155-12851,02122223,675
1997Dominica71,794346207330216426905
1997Dominican Republic7,293,39021,00734720,12081,7673,96632081,237
1997Ecuador11,936,85836,20833033,64292,9115,683493138,806
1997El Salvador5,908,46026,01022724,49742,0832,57943973,157
1997Equatorial Guinea406,15148583742329836142,049
1997Estonia1,462,1303,5914073,35114388443408,871
1997Ethiopia55,000,0005,6499,7365,29255489167915,716
1997Falkland Islands2,22192478-2001115
1997Faroe Islands43,7848054775-72244110
1997Fiji796,0001,8734251,70812140241306,323
1997Finland5,116,82619,44126319,19105801,91430428,812
1997France58,500,000124,860469120,490-23,9287,7081,685220,467
1997French Guiana147,2831,4681001,4404111201205,506
1997Gabon1,014,9761,8215571,72512169206277,951
1997Gambia1,150,0008413,690722615131250
1997Germany82,012,162169,988482166,78005,80710,8562,052286,126
1997Ghana18,803,99054,23434751,13374,1795,827847197,055
1997Gibraltar27,086117232103-6082158
1997Greece10,259,90026,98038026,70417732,89742844,426
1997Greenland55,97115835415317337345
1997Grenada91,1506051515834197671,662
1997Guadeloupe410,0007,886527,58423614329618,605
1997Guam150,00062124258473712791,833
1997Guatemala9,056,00017,30452316,73871,5951,82225355,973
1997Guinea6,756,8008248,20080511100168213,769
1997Guinea-Bissau1,200,0006319,048561711251407
1997Guyana777,4682,0483801,898-1134252368,455
1997Haiti7,300,00010,62168710,24847691,40920767,259
1997Hawaii1,183,7237,6501557,38903131,1679317,476
1997Honduras5,900,00410,5325609,696111,1601,22614538,534
1997Hong Kong6,502,1004,1451,5694,0358350827387,704
1997Hungary10,174,44219,45752318,38761,9141,59823441,922
1997Iceland269,735324833314211288624
1997India998,012,00017,53456,91917,18381,6361,82548544,634
1997Ireland5,289,3874,5371,1664,45411726461148,093
1997Israel7,910,6008269,577775208479101,833
1997Italy57,282,824224,726255220,94529,50930,3783,003413,914
1997Jamaica2,502,03010,61423610,03426741,07618332,903
1997Japan125,257,061220,663568217,970410,96289,5133,771376,853
1997Kazakhstan17,027,00010,5851,6099,808252,7189678129,710
1997Kenya28,000,00012,1422,30611,445111,6412,05822035,236
1997Kiribati79,65383960681519151239
1997Korea, Republic of45,991,25784,54354483,27324,54329,3541,512133,362
1997Kosrae8,7072534817-19221141
1997Latvia2,500,0001,6811,4871,46326281195183,956
1997Lebanon3,776,3173,6001,0493,4942153291706,846
1997Lesotho2,112,5002,3548972,1495221356536,848
1997Liberia2,500,0001,9611,2751,648162443593910,376
1997Libya4,899,00017288,1766000019
1997Liechtenstein31,1436051953-9021115
1997Lithuania3,717,7002,3061,6122,02214334218146,808
1997Luxembourg487,0001,8932571,853172147333,648
1997Macao470,0001223,852116125282280
1997Macedonia1,936,8778082,3977501914491132,605
1997Madagascar13,670,5008,6551,5798,307131,4611,43715745,300
1997Madeira258,5361,03924997856078142,066
1997Malawi11,018,94440,92426939,779117,9155,447584125,415
1997Malaysia21,665,5001,89511,4331,8276153293404,846
1997Mali11,300,00017863,48315959616710
1997Malta360,000533675511213586823
1997Marshall Islands50,3452242251896144341,130
1997Martinique359,5704,001903,922298391469,357
1997Mauritius1,082,9721,2788471,254212186193,102
1997Mayotte131,320542,432499591144
1997Mexico93,873,720488,264192479,247536,91360,86311,0991,601,817
1997Moldova4,320,00014,41530013,481181,67187012839,761
1997Montserrat4,0002317420-3112185
1997Mozambique18,496,36325,66772123,460153,1134,487576103,423
1997Myanmar46,000,0002,47018,6232,352496296996,325
1997Namibia1,683,5189261,818817-14373192,681
1997Nauru6,560972971701183
1997Nepal22,901,60028779,79726220594831,001
1997Netherlands15,567,10732,55047830,536-18321,81442053,794
1997Nevis10,080432344111051157
1997New Caledonia200,0001,6881181,5320117150234,398
1997New Zealand3,681,54612,92628512,49604681,30416426,196
1997Nicaragua4,625,00014,10432812,73361,1831,51823060,432
1997Niger7,490,00024131,0792251384671,187
1997Nigeria103,900,000203,110512197,532317,30428,3463,944598,717
1997Niue2,076326529-311196
1997Norfolk Island1,9121810615701128
1997Norway4,404,1499,9214449,449-222153517416,597
1997Pakistan137,000,000410334,1463767494391,729
1997Panama2,718,6869,3382918,65145241,22018728,185
1997Papua New Guinea4,411,0603,2561,3552,94402303475515,020
1997Paraguay5,085,3256,2218175,536104028518413,551
1997Peru24,371,04359,29141154,01965,33510,830679193,440
1997Philippines70,000,000126,211555122,72739,62421,3253,491388,130
1997Pohnpei38,5227055065-41171599
1997Poland38,649,914124,955309123,70416,1617,5441,714246,485
1997Portugal9,439,18046,74620245,63522,3193,33964894,659
1997Puerto Rico3,755,00026,40414225,58911,1942,54132661,451
1997Réunion675,7002,7602452,7014189227335,827
1997Rodrigues34,6783891335043185
1997Romania22,700,00036,40562435,58842,3872,62845993,306
1997Rota2,5241025291903139
1997Russia148,366,00089,0431,66678,8682815,6698,546626231,176
1997Rwanda7,828,0005,0731,5434,679121,1601,0956920,121
1997Saba1,00011,0001001010
1997St. Eustatius1,500188317604155
1997St. Helena5,131154331420112354
1997St. Kitts31,800157203151616182449
1997St. Lucia151,30067722364913712391,775
1997St. Maarten24,000261922421226363932
1997St. Pierre and Miquelon6,3001542013001119
1997Saint Vincent 107,6003253313042285361,049
1997Saipan53,681179300169-88323489
1997Samoa165,1953694483525346771,406
1997San Marino25,05817914016960182289
1997São Tomé and Príncipe124,2062295422171929453837
1997Senegal8,700,00082610,533794679150192,272
1997Seychelles76,4171784291542218192393
1997Sierra Leone4,510,0008635,226750-291141213,616
1997Slovakia5,383,46912,58742812,361161357319525,577
1997Slovenia1,986,4481,8391,0801,786382191333,201
1997Solomon Islands384,0571,3632821,30612175191415,442
1997South Africa37,859,00064,25858960,73634,4007,1291,292168,903
1997Spain39,652,742106,07137498,724-13,24011,1841,287166,842
1997Sri Lanka18,500,0002,6876,8852,46812470334527,054
1997Suriname404,8001,8282211,789385217285,707
1997Swaziland937,7471,9874721,8434205280695,976
1997Sweden8,847,57824,24636523,692-16512,19636239,431
1997Switzerland7,081,34618,63458018,186-16171,14031331,986
1997Tahiti219,5211,9181141,8673134135335,376
1997Taiwan21,300,0003,4756,1293,32511319913528,911
1997Tanzania29,000,0007,1304,0676,469117501,18615422,448
1997Thailand60,116,1821,69635,4461,6664129273483,816
1997Togo4,269,50010,2214189,86171,0701,40415345,936
1997Tokelau1,48752974-2000117
1997Tonga97,466891,095811910203313
1997Trinidad & Tobago1,269,1557,4891697,35034201,2088222,056
1997Turkey65,000,0001,46844,2781,4089117186212,666
1997Turks and Caicos14,63112112111221133470
1997Tuvalu9,04349185455273144
1997Uganda20,400,0002,0839,7941,88717287294327,603
1997Ukraine50,893,50085,24259778,2642013,6127,217710224,988
1997United States266,776,000974,719274929,471145,220107,79210,8832,135,167
1997Uruguay3,030,00010,39529110,242271495313223,681
1997Vanuatu190,00025773921216162231,583
1997Venezuela23,700,00080,17229675,26166,88713,2461,079282,448
1997Virgin Islands, British17,000147116139022182590
1997Virgin Islands, U.S.101,8006431586002188492,005
1997Wallis & Futuna Islands1 5,00026577205411100
1997Yap10,75930359280091204
1997Yugoslavia, F. R.10,566,7453,8832,7213,69911481589489,012
1997Zambia9,780,13396,68610187,74745,28110,9532,058428,697
1997Zimbabwe12,293,95325,87847525,06342,5763,12280370,038
199733 Other Lands42,18537,846144,7853,883632103,821
1997Grand Total5,599,9315,353,0783.6375,923706,27085,25614,322,226