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LDS Population by Country / Mormon Population by Country 2023

There are a lot of people who are somewhat familiar with the Mormon population, in particular the Church of Latter-day Saints. The country that has the largest Mormon population on Earth is the United States. The United States is home to close to 6.6 million people of Mormon descent, and many of these individuals are located in Utah. Indeed, one of the most popular universities in Utah, Brigham Young University, is named after one of the most important figures in Mormon history. Even though a lot of people of Mormon to send are clustered in Utah, they also live in other locations across the country. There are also several other countries that have reasonably large Mormon populations.

What Other Countries Have Large Mormon Populations?

No other country on Earth has nearly as many Mormons as the United States; however, there are a few other countries that have large Mormon populations. For example, Mexico has a Mormon population that is just over 1.4 million people. Brazil also has a Mormon population that is just under 1.4 million people. These are the only other two countries on Earth that have more than 1 million people of Mormon descent living within their borders. In addition, the Philippines has approximately 750,000 people of Mormon descent living scattered across the islands. These are the countries that have the largest Mormon populations on Earth.

Is the Population of the LDS Church Dropping?

During the past few years, the Mormon church has actually seen a slight increase in its membership. Even though it is up less than one percent during the pandemic, this does represent some mild growth. On the other hand, the global Mormon population has been dropping during the past few decades. Right now, there are a lot of religious groups that are having a difficult time hanging onto their membership numbers, so the Mormon church is not alone. There are a lot of reasons why the Mormon church is having a difficult time recruiting members, and some people feel like the church has lost touch with modern society. It will be interesting to see if more people decide to join the church moving forward.

What Do Mormons Believe?

Mormon beliefs are actually not that different from numerous other modern religions. For example, Mormons believe that it is very important for people to help each other. This is one of the reasons why a lot of people decided to return to the church during the pandemic. A lot of people needed a helping hand, and numerous religious groups encouraged people to help one another out during these difficult times. Mormons also believe that there is a single God that is responsible for creating everything. The Mormon population does not believe that this god is vengeful, and Mormonism actually has a lot of beliefs that overlap with some other modern religions, including Protestantism and Judaism. There are some minor differences between Mormonism and other common modern religions.

Here are the top 10 countries with biggest LDS Mormon population

  1. United States: 6,763,019 🇺🇸
  2. Mexico: 1,498,296 🇲🇽
  3. Brazil: 1,456,238 🇧🇷
  4. Philippines: 833,045 🇵🇭
  5. Peru: 624,569 🇵🇪
  6. Chile: 602,696 🇨🇱
  7. Argentina: 474,399 🇦🇷
  8. Guatemala: 284,780 🇬🇹
  9. Ecuador: 258,314 🇪🇨
  10. Bolivia: 217,331 🇧🇴
Notes:
- LDS is a frequently used abbreviation for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, more commonly known as the Mormon church.
- The church itself disproves the use of the terms "LDS" and "Mormon" as abbreviations, instead preferring "the Church" or the "Church of Jesus Christ".
- Membership totals are taken from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints official website and are accurate as of Dec 31, 2022.

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Country
LDS Mormon Population
United States6,763,019
Mexico1,498,296
Brazil1,456,238
Philippines833,045
Peru624,569
Chile602,696
Argentina474,399
Guatemala284,780
Ecuador258,314
Bolivia217,331
Colombia212,840
Nigeria211,219
Canada199,534
United Kingdom186,809
Honduras183,405
Venezuela173,125
Australia155,383
Dominican Republic145,397
Japan130,260
El Salvador129,194
New Zealand116,883
Uruguay106,855
Nicaragua101,133
Paraguay97,389
Ghana96,508
DR Congo89,136
South Korea88,603
Samoa83,740
South Africa69,438
Tonga68,305
Taiwan62,098
Spain61,455
Panama60,108
Ivory Coast56,804
Costa Rica52,047
Portugal45,675
Germany39,456
France38,200
Zimbabwe36,152
Papua New Guinea35,033
French Polynesia28,965
Italy27,702
Sierra Leone26,108
Haiti24,911
Hong Kong24,859
Puerto Rico23,473
Russia23,180
Thailand23,116
Fiji22,827
Kiribati21,853
Uganda18,955
Liberia17,823
American Samoa16,512
Cape Verde16,344
Kenya15,912
Cambodia15,671
Mozambique15,549
India14,866
Madagascar13,547
Mongolia12,301
Ukraine11,216
Vanuatu11,051
Malaysia10,719
China10,500
Republic of the Congo9,892
Sweden9,528
Netherlands9,365
Switzerland9,160
Indonesia7,564
Marshall Islands6,977
Jamaica6,718
Belgium6,499
Guyana6,417
Micronesia6,107
Togo5,997
Belize5,519
Hungary5,278
Zambia5,053
Finland4,796
Benin4,765
Austria4,662
Norway4,525
Denmark4,417
Angola4,160
Ireland4,001
Pakistan4,000
Botswana3,826
Malawi3,612
Armenia3,537
Trinidad and Tobago3,505
Singapore3,401
Albania3,280
Romania3,087
Czech Republic2,628
Guam2,534
New Caledonia2,483
Vietnam2,466
Cameroon2,409
Bulgaria2,395
Tanzania2,309
Eswatini2,158
Poland2,089
Ethiopia1,943
Cook Islands1,893
Suriname1,759
United Arab Emirates1,693
Sri Lanka1,671
Saudi Arabia1,500
Macau1,456
Solomon Islands1,374
Lesotho1,369
Latvia1,257
Barbados1,134
Estonia1,121
Bahamas1,054
Namibia998
Lithuania919
Northern Mariana Islands897
Rwanda843
Reunion841
Burundi823
Greece792
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines715
Croatia637
Aruba618
United States Virgin Islands589
Curacao575
Tunisia573
Mauritius552
Guadeloupe548
Qatar537
Cyprus534
Palau532
Luxembourg523
French Guiana482
Belarus469
Slovenia449
Moldova448
Grenada396
Saint Lucia394
Serbia361
Kuwait359
Cuba357
Tuvalu335
Iceland331
Israel313
Niue312
Slovakia309
Gabon302
Isle of Man288
Sint Maarten286
Jersey281
Antigua and Barbuda276
Laos275
Central African Republic263
Martinique261
Georgia258
Bahrain228
Lebanon225
Cayman Islands224
Malta223
Saint Kitts and Nevis212
Kazakhstan205
Myanmar200
Jordan200
Bermuda197
Nepal180
Turks and Caicos Islands147
Dominica145
British Virgin Islands138
Nauru126
Senegal108
Oman107
Egypt100
Morocco95
Mali70
Andorra70
Bosnia and Herzegovina67
Guinea61
Guernsey57
Bangladesh50
North Macedonia41
Syria40
Montenegro30
Djibouti10
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Which countries have the highest percentage of Mormons?

The United States, where Mormonism was founded, has the world's highest Mormon population of 6.6 million.

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