I hear you knocking…
THE Jehovah’s Witnesses are rare among religious groups in publishing precise (though self-reported) membership statistics. The organisation is also unusual in counting as a member only someone who is actively involved in teaching its works. The group claimed 6.7m practising members as of August 2006, and some 16.7m in attendance at its big annual service. America has most members, at over 1m. Big devout countries include Brazil, Mexico and Nigeria. Since 2005, membership has dropped most in Europe. Latin America and Africa saw the biggest increases.