How is Scientology doing in 2009? Well, I finally found some statistics on the Scientology Press Office website which I want to share. I’ll put them on ScientologyMyths.info as well (the one’s on there are from 2008 and a little stale now…). Here we go:
– The Church’s property holdings internationally have more than doubled in the last 5 years. The combined size of Church premises increased from 5.6 million square feet in 2004 to 11 million square feet in 2009.
– The Church has acquired 66 buildings since 2004 in major population centers around the world.
– The Church has completed 401,003 square feet of construction of new premises in the last 5 months. It currently has under construction another 475,887 square feet, including Churches in Washington D.C., Las Vegas, Quebec, Mexico City, Brussels, Rome and Tel Aviv.
– There are 8,071 Scientology Churches, Missions and groups in 165 nations, double the number five years ago.
– 80 million L. Ron Hubbard books and lectures on Dianetics and Scientology have been sold in the last decade, compared to 5.6 million in the prior decade, and 60 of that 80 million have been sold in the last two years-more than during the first 50 years of Dianetics and Scientology combined.
– The number of individuals completing auditing and training has doubled since 2007.
– Since the Church undertook to publish and reproduce its scriptural materials in-house in 2007, the average price of Mr. Hubbard’s books and lectures sold has decreased dramatically.
– There were 12.4 million visitors to the Scientology website in the last year alone coming from 234 countries, with 23 million video views.
– 4.5 million pages of L. Ron Hubbard’s writings have been translated in the last 10 years alone compared to a total of 359,459 for the prior 50 years, making him the most translated author in history-according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
– Today there are 196,000 Scientology Volunteer Ministers worldwide-there were 45,000 in 2004. Volunteer Ministers helped over 1.4 million people in the last year alone, a 300% increase over the 2004 figure of 550,000 people helped
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