Statistical Report 1975
    Footnotes

    “Statistical Report 1975,” Ensign, May 1976, 17

    Saturday Afternoon Session, April 3, 1976

    Statistical Report 1975

    For the information of the members of the Church:

    The First Presidency issued the following statistical report concerning the membership of the Church at the end of the year 1975:

    Church Units

    Number of stakes of Zion at the close of 1975

    737

    Number of wards

    5,095

    Number of independent branches in stakes

    1,295

    Total wards and independent branches in stakes at the close of the year

    6,390

    Number of mission branches at the close of the year

    1,761

    Number of full-time missions at the end of the year

    134

    Church Membership, December 31, 1975

    In the stakes

    3,126,469

    In the missions

    445,733

    Total membership

    3,572,202

    Church Growth during 1975

    Children blessed in stakes and missions

    79,723

    Children of record baptized in stakes and missions

    50,263

    Converts baptized in stakes and missions

    95,412

    Social Statistics (Based on 1975 data from the stakes and missions)

    Birthrate per thousand

    27.79

    Number of persons married per thousand

    13.75

    Death rate per thousand

    4.36

    Priesthood

    Members holding the Aaronic Priesthood, December 31, 1975

    Deacons

    140,832

    Teachers

    106,934

    Priests

    178,241

    Total number holding Aaronic Priesthood

    426,007

    Members holding the Melchizedek Priesthood, December 31, 1975

    Elders

    308,863

    Seventies

    25,734

    High priests

    113,189

    Total number holding Melchizedek Priesthood

    447,786

    Grand total, members holding Aaronic or Melchizedek Priesthood

    (An increase of 32,051 during the year 1975.)

    873,793

    Church Organizations (Enrollment)

    Relief Society

    954,957

    Sunday School

    3,243,531

    Aaronic Priesthood-age young men

    257,082

    Young Women

    223,440

    Primary Association

    484,261

    Welfare Plan

    Number of persons assisted during the year

    112,715

    Number placed in remunerative employment

    20,078

    Man-days of work donated to the welfare plan (estimated)

    330,000

    Unit-days of equipment use donated

    10,045

    Genealogical Society

    Names cleared in 1975 for temple ordinances

    The Genealogical records microfilmed in 37 countries during the year brought the total to 876,532 100-foot rolls of microfilm for use of the Church, which are the equivalent of over 4,219,504 printed volumes of 300 pages each.

    3,394,762

    Temples

    Number of endowments performed during 1975 in the 16 operating temples

    For the living

    47,142

    For the dead

    3,027,956

    Total number of endowments

    3,075,098

    Church School System

    Total 1975 cumulative enrollment in Church schools including institutes and seminaries

    324,670

    Those Who Have Passed Away

    President Hugh B. Brown, member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and former counselor in the First Presidency; Elder ElRay L. Christiansen, Assistant to the Twelve; Elder Milton R. Hunter of the First Council of the Seventy; Emma Marr Petersen, wife of Elder Mark E. Petersen of the Quorum of the Twelve; Jane “Jennie” Foote Taylor Richards, widow of Stayner Richards, former Assistant to the Twelve; Doyle L. Green, director/editor of Church magazines; David Smith, first president of the Idaho Falls Temple; Elbert Raine Curtis, former superintendent of the YMMIA; Earl C. Crockett, former acting president of BYU; Ivy Baker Priest, former United States Treasurer.