Baha’i Census is a big LIE with wildly exaggerated number of adherents and localities

Finally, we have official acknowledgement from the Queen of Baha’i Cyberspace regarding the erroneous wildly exaggerated Baha’i census.

From: sman…
Date: 4 Aug 2005
Subject: Re: Baha’i officials admit in writing that the number of
Baha’is has decreased worldwide

Henry wrote:
“In the past, many seekers were told that the Baha’is numbered 6 millions worldwide.
Now, the official Baha’i propaganda machinery is stating matter of fact  that there are only 5 millions of those Baha’is worldwide”.

Susan responded:
“Some times the number has been estimated at five million, sometimes at six. Truth is, no one really knows.”


The Baha’i census that claim 6 to 7.2 million adherents is -A LIE- A LIE- an actual exaggeration of the real numbers.

It is estimated that there are no more than ***ONE Million*** real Baha’is worldwide.

Now below one finds wildly exaggerated number of localities- on the lower end we see 18,000 localities and then on the upper end we see 124000 localities. Then there are statements of 100,000 and 110,000 localities.

Finally the number of countries and localities varies with each web site. There is **no concensus** regarding the actual number of countries, the actual number of localities, and the actual number of
Baha’i followers.

If one takes the estimated 100000 localities and figures that there are at least 5-9 Baha’is. We find that the census is going to show 500,000 to 900,000 Baha’i adherents worldwide.

That should make anyone who is a Baha’i very depressed. Not 6 million, not 5 million, but a little less than 1 million Baha’is worldwide- with 30% still in Iran and 6-7% in the US.

Henry Villar

“The Bahá’í community, comprising members of the Bahá’í Faith from all over the globe, now numbers some five million souls. They represent 2,112 ethnic and tribal groups and live in over 116,000 localities in 188 independent countries and 45 dependent territories or overseas

“According to the 1992 Encyclopaedia Britannica Book of the Year, the Bahá’í Faith had established “significant communities” in more countries and territories than any other religion except for Christianity. They were organized in 205 areas worldwide vs. 254 for Christianity. According to The Baha’i World, this has since increased to 235 countries and territories, including over 2,100 racial, ethnic and tribal groups. Encyclopedia Britannica Online estimates that they
had about 7.4 million members worldwide in mid-2002:

1.8 million in Africa
3.6 million in Asia
0.13 million in Europe
0.91 in Latin America
0.81 in Northern America
0.12 in Oceania. 1 “

The number of devoted, committed members of the Baha’i faith is probably much lower than 101,000, perhaps on the order of 60,000. This is surprisingly close to the harmonic mean of the estimates by the U.S. Baha’i NSA and reformer Fredrick Glaysher.


The largest Bahá’í community in the world is in India, with 2.2 million Bahá’ís residing there, although only 5,575 claimed to be Bahá’í in the 1991 Census


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