Growth and Size of the Church

The growth of the Church is exponential and among the fastest of any denomination on the planet. ()

  • In the last 50 years, membership has increased ten-fold.
  • In the last 15 years, an average of 800 people have joined the church every day.
  • Absolute growth is greatest in Latin America, but the rate of growth is highest in Africa and the former Soviet bloc.
  • In 1984, a prominent non-LDS researcher estimated that our membership would top 265 million by 2080 and said we would be the “first ‘new’ major world religion since Islam.” So far growth has exceeded his model’s predictions.

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