LDS Growth Trends 2014-2015

In 2015, the Mormon Church grew by 1.70%, the lowest growth rate since 1937. In the 186-year history of the Church, only 19 years had lower growth rates:

On a country-by-country basis, the Church lost 650 members in 17 countries in 2015. On a global scale, however, these losses are insignificant:

The top 20 fastest growing countries are listed below. All of these are developing countries, 15 of them in Africa. Together, they added 35,764 members to the Church rolls in 2015:

In terms of absolute number of converts, the picture is different. Out of the 20 countries with the most converts, 14 are in the Americas, confirming that Mormonism is still largely an American religion. Some 83% of all Mormons were living in the New World, both in 2014 and 2015:

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