Update: Circulation of Church Magazines
    Footnotes

    “Update: Circulation of Church Magazines,” Ensign, Jan. 1988, 80

    Update: Circulation of Church Magazines

    In a time when magazine circulation internationally is on a decline, the circulation of Church magazines has increased significantly during the past five years. The most impressive growth, reflecting the thirst for gospel messages in many lands, was shown in the circulation of the twenty non-English publications that make up the Church’s International Magazines. The average monthly circulation of the International Magazines has grown from 94,386 in 1983 to 157,439 in 1987—an increase of 63,053, or 66.8 percent.

    During that same period, the Ensign increased its monthly circulation average by 72,410, or 14.9 percent; the Friend’s circulation average grew by 22,751, or 12.4 percent; and the New Era’s average monthly circulation rose by 16,346, or 10.4 percent.

    Ensign Circulation

    1987

    557,348

    1986

    504,141

    1985

    488,767

    1984

    490,882

    1983

    484,938

    New Era Circulation

    1987

    173,967

    1986

    165,683

    1985

    159,311

    1984

    163,412

    1983

    157,621

    Friend Circulation

    1987

    205,845

    1986

    196,043

    1985

    188,503

    1984

    192,421

    1983

    183,094

    International Magazines Circulation

    1987

    157,439

    1986

    120,796

    1985

    108,178

    1984

    112,869

    1983

    94,386