Mormon Growth Slowing in U.S.

In 2016, Mormonism saw steady — and occasionally impressive — congregational growth in Africa, Asia, Central America and Oceania, but a slowdown in new U.S. wards and branches, stagnant membership rates in Europe, a lack of progress in South America and Mexico, and deceleration in the Philippines, Korea and India.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints logged one of its smallest increases in the number of U.S. wards and branches last year, according to Matthew Martinich, an independent Mormon demographer in Colorado, who recently posted "Top 10 Encouraging and Discouraging LDS Growth and Missionary Developments in 2016."

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