11 Countries with The Highest Mormon Population

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This article was originally written by Ty Haqqi for insidermonkey.com.

If you are curious about how prevalent the Latter Day Saint Movement is in the world then you have come to the right page as we’ve rounded up the 11 countries with the highest Mormon population. Mormons are considered to be followers of the Latter Day Saint Movement, which was established in the early 1800’s. Mormons are considered to be pretty conservative, with their laws against sexual relations outside of marriage while also forbidding any addicting substance such as drugs, alcohol and tobacco. 

Due to a high conversion rate as well as a high birth rate, the number of Mormons worldwide has increased significantly; in just 45 years, the population has increased from 3 million to over 15 million. However, Mormons are generally densely populated in just a few countries, due to strong family ties and their tendency to act like a community. Just 11 countries contain over 12 million Mormons. We have traced the 11 countries with the highest Mormon population by tracing the membership statistics which have been reported The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

11. Canada

Total Mormon population in the country: 192,299

Canada was the first country outside the United States to receive missionaries of the Saint Latter-Day movement. Alberta currently hosts the largest Mormon presence in the entire country, with over 80,000 Mormons residing in the province.

 10. Bolivia

Total Mormon population in the country: 192,339

The first missionary was sent to Bolivia in 1964, which is also the year the first person in the country was converted. Currently, Mormons have a strong presence in the country, and provide humanitarian efforts as well, such as donations regarding medical supplies to hospitals in the country.

Read Haqqi’s full article at insidermonkey.com

Kylie is a writer at LDS.net and graduate of BYU with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She grew up in a Chicago suburb where she gained a passion for the Chicago Cubs. She enjoys writing and live event video production.