Top 10 Countries With the Highest Mormon Population
Mormons are considered to be followers of the Latter-day Saints Movement, which was created in the early 1800s. Mormons are considered to be very conservative with their strict laws against unmarried sexual relations while also prohibiting any addictive substance like drugs , alcohol and tobacco. These laws are also part of the second largest religion in the world, Islam. Due to the high conversion rate as well as high birth rate, the number of Mormons worldwide has grown significantly; in just 45 years the population has increased from 3 million to over 15 million. However, Mormons are usually densely populated in only a few countries, by strong family ties and their tendency to act as a community. In just 11 countries, more than 12 million Mormons are concentrated. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints conducts training in Utah, United States, of missionaries who will follow to all regions of the planet. For this, the boys need the learning of the most varied languages , being the method of teaching them, one of the most well-kept secrets of the Mormons. This selection highlights the 10 countries with the largest Mormon population in the world, which were traced by the determination of membership statistics that were notified to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For each country in the sequence is the respective total Mormon population in the country.
10. BOLIVIA – 192,339
The first missionary was sent to Bolivia in 1964, which is also the year that the first person in the country was converted, and Bolivia is the tenth position in this selection of the 10 countries with the largest Mormon population in the world. Mormons today have a strong presence in the country, and provide humanitarian efforts as well, such as donations related to medical supplies to hospitals.
9. ECUADOR – 229,294
Mormon missionaries were initially sent to Ecuador in 1965. While it took 15 years to reach only 1000 members, membership has since grown, and today the country has more than 200,000 Mormons in its midst.
8. GUATEMALA – 255,505
Mormon missionaries arrived in the country in 1947, while the first official meeting was held in 1948. Total membership grew to over 10,000 in 1966, and growth was huge, with the country currently hosting more than a quarter of a million people.
7. ARGENTINA – 432,007
German missionaries were the first Mormons to reach the country after the conclusion of the First World War. While growth was slow at first, the Mormon population grew steadily after World War II and now stands close to half a million people. Therefore, Mormons have a significant influence in the country.
6. PERU – 557,328
An official congregation of Mormonism was created in Peru in the year 1965. However, Mormons resided in the country even before, with 300 members present at the time of the organization of the Andes Mission. In 1988, a visiting Apostle of the Church, Elder M. Russell Ballard created 7 supports at the same time, this term referring to administrations that are under the supervision of a bishop.
5. CHILE – 579,235
The first congregation in Chile was created in Santiago in 1956. However, the mission of Chile was created in 1961, where 1100 members were present. At the time of the organization’s first participation in 1971, the total Mormon population in the country had exceeded 200,000.
4. PHILIPPINES – 710,764
The first contact made by Mormons in the country was even before the 20th century. Aneleta Pabilona Farjado became the first Filipino to become a Mormon in 1945. The church was officially recognized by the country in 1961, which helped to boost the growth of religion , leading to a population of just over 700,000 people.
3. BRAZIL – 1,289,376
While there were only about 200 members in the country in 1940, the population increased to about 20,000 people in 1965. By 1985, the country had more than 200,000 members and the rate has not dropped since. And it surpassed the mark of 1 million in 2010, with Brazil third in this selection of the 10 countries with the largest Mormon population in the world.
2. MEXICO – 1,368,475
Mormon missionaries entered Mexico in 1874, and other missionary movements were established, and the country ranks second in this selection of the 10 largest Mormon populations in the world. The church experienced a major jump between 1985 and 1989, when the population increased by more than 200,000 people.
1. UNITED STATES – 6,446,267
It is no surprise that the United States is leading position in this selection of the 10 countries with the largest Mormon population in the world. Since it is home to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Utah is considered the global stronghold of the Mormon population, with more than 2 million Mormons residing in the state.