COMPARING THE GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTIONS AND GROWTH OF MORMONS, ADVENTISTS AND WITNESSES

Mormons, Adventists, and Witnesses have all felt called to take their teachings to the world and have experienced growth. However, they have varied considerably in both their geographic spread—where they have developed a presence over time — and also in where they have been more successful numerically. The result is sharply differing profiles: Adventists are…… Continue reading COMPARING THE GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTIONS AND GROWTH OF MORMONS, ADVENTISTS AND WITNESSES

Mormons, Adventists, and Jehovah’s Witnesses: Three “American Originals” and How They’ve Grown

Mormons, Adventists, and Jehovah’s Witnesses have all felt called to take their teachings to the world and have all experienced significant growth. But they have varied considerably in their geographic spread and where they have been most numerically successful. The result is sharply differing profiles: Adventists are concentrated in the developing world. while Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons are stronger in the developed world, but in different parts of it. Within countries. Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons are more urban; Adventists are more rural. Adventists also tend to be poorer than Jehovah’s Witnesses and especially practicing Mormons. Exploring why these differing patterns developed …