1988
Update: Circulation of Church Magazines
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“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