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World Distribution of Quakers, 2012

The following are the membership statistics for bodies of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) for the year 2012, as published by the Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) (PDF map of membership distribution). FWCC lists them by its four geographical sections. Current statistics are not always available, so for some countries statistics may be old or estimated. The countries where the membership is listed as unknown do not have yearly meetings (some of the ones with numbers don't either).

Country or Area
Number
AFRICA
52%
Burundi (2 Yearly Meetings)
35,000
Central & Southern Africa (Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe)
140
Cameroon
unknown
Congo, Republic of
10
Congo, Democratic Republic of
3,000
Ghana
10
Kenya (17 Yearly Meetings)
146,300
Madagascar
20
Nigeria
20
Rwanda
4,200
Tanzania (2 Yearly Meetings)
3,100
Uganda
5,000
Total, Africa:
196,800
AMERICAS
35%
Argentina
unknown
Bolivia (6 Yearly Meetings)
22,300
Canada
1,300
Columbia
10
Costa Rica
90
Cuba
900
Dominican Republic
110
El Salvador
1,600
Guatemala (3 Yearly Meetings)
19,620
Haiti
1,000
Honduras
2,500
Jamaica
2,100
Mexico (3 Yearly Meetings/Associations)
1,400
Nicaragua
200
Peru
3,500
United States of America (32 Yearly Meetings/Associations)
76,360
Total, Americas:
132,990
ASIA-WEST PACIFIC
6%
Australia
1,000
Bangladesh
475
Bhutan
800
Cambodia
410
China (Hong Kong)
100
India (9 Yearly Meetings/Groups)
4,300
Indonesia
1,800
Japan
140
Korea
50
Nepal (2 Yearly Meetings)
6,000
New Zealand
660
Phillipines
2,500
Singapore
10
Taiwan
5,000
Total, Asia-West Pacific:
23,245
EUROPE & MIDDLE EAST
7%
Albania
380
Belgium & Luxembourg
40
Croatia
50
Czech Republic
10
Denmark
30
Estonia
10
Finland
20
France
70
Georgia
20
Germany & Austria
340
Greece
10
Hungary
4,000
Ireland
1,600
Italy
20
Latvia
10
Lebanon & Palestine
70
Lithuania
10
Malta
10
Netherlands
120
Norway
150
Poland
10
Portugal
10
Romania
920
Russia
30
Serbia
50
Spain
20
Sweden
100
Switzerland
100
Ukraine
10
United Kingdom
15,800
Total, Europe & Middle East:
24,020
GRAND TOTAL, Worldwide:
377,055

10 Countries with the Most Quakers

Rank
Country
Number
1
Kenya
146,300
2
United States of America
76,360
3
Burundi
35,000
4
Bolivia
22,300
5
Guatemala
19,620
6
United Kingdom
15,800
7
Nepal
6,000
8 (tie)
Uganda
5,000
8 (tie)
Taiwan
5,000
10
India
4,300

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