Theos-World Re: TS in America -- Membership Trend?
Jul 20, 2008 08:48 PM
--- In email@example.com, mkr777@... wrote:
> The info I have been able to find on the Internet are:
> Worldwide - 1960 - 33875 2007 - 29014
> India 1960 - 7000 2007 - 12444
So, apart from India, it's 1960 - 26875 and 2007 - 16570. Making it
62% of what it was. The decline is worse than that if it's looked at
as relative to the increasing population of the world. Wikipedia gives
2.98 billion of us on earth in 1960, 6.45 billion in 2005, so
adjusting that 62% figure to 29% gives a more accurate picture of how
it is. (Allowing for increased population also affects the apparent
7.5% decline in the U.S., and the apparent 78% increase in India.
Makes the first one a 45% decline, based on U.S. population going from
179.3 to 303.1 (millions). And in India the population went from 443
million to 1130 million. 7000 out of 443 is the equivalent of 17856
out of 1130, from 17856 to 12444 means a 30% decline in India too.
I give you the raw numbers so you can also enjoy yourself with
them, moving them around, watching them wiggle, making them line up in
the right places blah blah. Plus the transparency thing.(Incidentally,
I remember John Algeo seemed to hate numbers like vampires are said
to hate garlic.) The main ones are the 71% (worldwide), 45% (U.S.),
30% (India) declines in T.S. membership relative to population. This
is more than mere stagnation (which is the usual characterization of
the T.S.'s condition.) And then there's the interesting fact that this
has happened as India's share of total world membership has risen
from 21% to 43%. Maybe Iceland should take over.
moniker_9 <moniker_9@...> wrote:
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org <theos-talk%40yahoogroups.com>,
> > mkr777@ wrote:
> > >
> > > In a published report, the TS membership in the US was 4,400 in
> > > 2007, it is 4,072. After 47 years, with all the dynamic visionary
> > leaders,
> > > one would expect a significant growth in membership. However,
there is a
> > > loss of 10%. We have not seen anyone mentioning this fact.
> > Do you know what the corresponding numbers are worldwide, and in
> > Europe, and in India?
> > Larry
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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