Just got these from a friend. I have no idea what they mean, but ya’ll can analyze, come back, and explain.  If you can’t read, save to your hard drive, and find a way to expand visually.

Please return, and report.


  1. ann April 1, 2007 at 12:42 pm

    I’ve posted an article with my take on the numbers at The Cultural Hall. The source data for the post is on my personal web site.

  2. ann April 1, 2007 at 12:43 pm

    Link to the post didn’t work. Let’s try again?

  3. jose April 1, 2007 at 12:58 pm

    The declining child baptisms and missionaries as a percentage of church membership shows an aging church population and/or declining birth rate. Interesting given 1) more than half the church population live outside the US, and 2) 64% of church membership are converts.

    John, I’d be curious to find where your friend got annual membership data since 1860.

  4. ann April 1, 2007 at 5:38 pm

    It is my understanding that the church no longer counts child baptisms, but the addition of children of record.

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