Last week I introduced some numbers from a high balcony. Let’s break down those numbers into regions.
And now membership by regions…
Is this what you expected? Anything surprise you?
Next week I’ll show you some growth trends…
Rev. Tandi Rogers spends about an eighth of her job researching and analyzing data on behalf of the UUA Board, Leadership Council, and Congregational Life staff. She also serves on the Faith Communities Today interfaith consortium of religious data geeks.
Loving this series of posts. And glad you have energy around data-crunching because the results are fascinating.
Adding the 5 regional total numbers together, I got 149,875 for 2015 membership. 2014 numbers published by UUA state 158,186. That’s over 8000 people lost in a year or about 5%. Am I missing something here or are we loosing members quite rapidly?
We are losing a large segment of congregations. And we’re growing in others, particularly in the South. We’ll look at those numbers in coming Fridays…
We are losing a large segment (Edited: of adult members in various regions and sizes of) congregations? I look forward to knowing more.