Friday, January 1, 2010

2009 Annual Meeting 'Stats'

Highlights of the Service Year Report:

*There was a 3.2% increase worldwide

... with 7,046,093 publishers*

*There was an 8% increase in reg. pioneers

... a total of 770,093*

*There are 24,224 Special pioneers

... a 22.2% increase*

*Memorial attendance: 18,164,539

... a 2.1% increase over last year*

As far as the US Branch is concerned:

*We averaged 1,096,502 publishers each month ... a 4% increase over the previous year. This is the largest annual increase since 1982!*

*We had an increase of 12 million hours over the previous year,
and Bible Studies have increased 9%*

*We had 34,739 baptized in the US and we had

50,000 more at the Memorial than the previous year*