Now I understand one thing or two….

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 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

Sounds impressive!

– L


  1. Gill,

    you are in the wrong forum for such a question. Maybe ask the webmaster of

    – L

  2. lol, those stats are meaningless.
    Take for example this statement:
    “- The number of individuals completing auditing and training has doubled since 2007.”

    This is merely a relative quantification to make it sound “impressive”. But the absolute numbers of completions are not mentioned.
    It could be like this and the statement would still be true:
    2007 there were 1000 completions
    2009 there were 2000

    where the same people, who did 1 course in 2007 just took 2 courses in 2009.

    Not so impressive in absolute numbers.

    Also it is remarkable that the year 2007 is taken as a reference for 2009 and not 2008.
    If 2007 had been a particular “downstat” year it would not be so impressive that the number of completions doubled compared to this particular year.

    There is no mention of how many people have joined or left Scientology since 2008.
    Probably because those stats are DOWN.

    So all in all CoS has spent much money on new buildings, book translations and advertisements. But it hasn’t recruited many new Scientologists. It couldn’t acquire any new sources of income.

    • “- There were 12.4 million visitors to the Scientology website in the last year alone coming from 234 countries, with 23 million video views.”

      There are only 195 countries in the world.

      • No, 195 plus 58 dependencies = 253

        19 to go, scientology.

  3. OSA. Give it up already.
    No one believes your lies.
    There are not more than 50.000 Scientologists in the US as the last ARIS (American Religious Identification Survey) showed.
    Scientology is a little cult that no one takes seriously anymore and not even Tom Cruise will be able to change this. It is drowning in a flood of bad press and will never recover.
    You lost, we won.
    Thanks for playing the game.

    • Yawn. 1.5 years later and still the same hot air coming from you guys. And you still can’t count. Amazing.

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