U.S. Baha'i Population Statistics, 1979
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Documents on the Shaykhi, Babi and Baha'i Movements, Vol. 2, No. 3 (January 1998)

Baha'i Population Statistics

Document issued to Delegates to the annual National Spiritual Assembly Elections, April 1979

Membership Statistics of the U.S. Baha'i Community:

Category Number
1. April 15, 1978
In possession of Administrative Rights: 70, 248
Without Administrative Rights: 1,850
Total: 71,899
Gains as of 15 April 1979:
New Enrollments: 5, 417
Transfers-in - Pioneers 118
Transfers-in - Non-Pioneers: 1, 832
Reinstatements from Withdrawals: 37
Administrative Corrections: 29
Total: 7, 433
Losses as of 15 April 1979:
Deaths: 612
Transfers Out - Non-Pioneers: 394
Transfers Out - Pioneers: 153
Withdrawals: 633
Administrative Corrections: 119
Prisoners: 15
Mental Patients/Institutionalized: 10
Total: 1,936
2. Total Baha'is as of 15 April 1979:
Total Baha'i Membership as of 15 April 1979: 77,396

In Possession of Administrative Rights: 75,448
Without Administrative Rights: 1,948
Total Membership: 77,396
The Total membership of Baha'is in possession of their administrative rights is categorized as follows:
Category Adults Youth Total
Total Baha'is with Known Addresses: 45,389 2,968 48,357
Baha'is CategorIzed as "Address Unknown:" 14,525 241 14,766
Mail Returns and Unidentifiable Other than Address Unknown 11,941 384 12,325
Totals as of 15 April 1979 71,755 3,593 75,448
144 youth reached the age of 21 years during the reporting period of 16 March 1979 to April 1979.




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