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"What is Scientology?"

    2nd printing - 1979
   ISBN: 0-88404-061-5
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Statistics of Scientology

Introduction
This is a first attem pt at a comprehensive        Society is geared towards being complex.
survey of Scientologists. The aim is to         People tend to flinch away from it. Then
establish an accurate statistical analysis on   they experience a loss — becoming victims
an international scale.                         of their own flinch: next time things seem
   The results are being made available for     more impossible than ever.
broad, public distribution. They will also         But for those who are willing to front up
be used internally, as Scientologists tend      to it, life can be more hopeful, can contain
towards an inquiring nature — be it for         more meaning, and can become a pleasurable
themselves, their families or the world         activity in all its many forms.
around them.                                       The tables released here contain data
   Scientology is a bootstrap operation. One    generally known to Scientologists. Never
where each person goes at his own pace,         before has so much been p u t together for
finding out for himself, thus becoming more     all to see.
and more able to better his own conditions.        Each statistic is backed by an individual
   The tables in this first publicly released   story. For society is composed of indivi­
survey prove the point. The number of           duals — and each statistic here represents
people giving up smoking, reducing their        one person, their win, their success.
alcohol intake and ending off drug habits is       The tables show individuals regaining
quite remarkable.                               self-respect, increasing peace and calm in
   To the well trained Scientologist, such      their environment, and providing a safe
miracles are standard. He has the technology    home in which children can grow up.
at his fingertips to do all this — and more.        Scientology presents an opportunity for
   One can sit and wait for a solution to the   each and every person to achieve more than
problems of life. Some drop out entirely,       he had ever dreamed.
others find remedies in drugs and alcohol.          For as the tables show already, many are
Others feel these are not answers, but do       having gains beyond their greatest expecta­
n ot know where to look.                        tions.
   The person who quietly confronts his            The data is here in Scientology for others
problems is the person who will win.            to achieve the same.
   In Scientology, as shown in the tables,
there are many who have taken this broad,
first step.
Scientology & Dianetics
Counseling
Membership across the World
 World Membership Figures
 Year                                                                                Number
 1954                                                                                 200,000
 1959                                                                               1,800,000
 1968                                                                               3,276,000
 1977-78                                                                            5,437,000

           Membership is defined as being persons with a current membership who usually,
           but not always, have enrolled upon a course o f counseling or ministerial training. It
           does not for the purposes o f this survey include buyers o f Scientology books or
           postal correspondents.

           Figures for 1954—1959 are estimated, based on data held in archives. They are as
           accurate as could be determined from data available — some o f which was sparse.
           In 1968, a survey o f all founding members was undertaken which provided accurate
           data on which an analysis could be based.

                                                                  1968
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1977 78
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Church of Scientology
World Membership
Breakdown by Continent
June 1977

      Continent                                        Number                Percentage
      North America                                4,000,000                    74.0
      Europe                                         624.000                    11.6
      United Kingdom                                 336.000                     6.2
      Africa                                         292.000                     5.4
      Australia                                        100.000                   1.8
      New Zealand                                       42.000                   0.8
      South America                                     41.000                   0.8
      Asia                                               2,000                   0.004
      Total                                        5,437,000

                  Europe comprises the following countries;'
                  Norway, Sweden, Denmark, HoUana, Belgium, France, Germany, Austria and
                  Switzerland.

                  Africa comprises Africa continent.
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Asia                                                   0.004%
South America                                          0.8%
New Zealand                                        0.8%
Australia______________________________________ 1.8%
Africa                                      5.4%
United Kingdom                           6.2%
Europe                              11.6%
North America                    74.0%
World Expansion of
Dianetics & Scientology
 Missions and Churches up to September 1978
 Country                              Churches   Missions   Total
 Australia                                5          1        6
 Austria                                  1          2        3
 Belgium                                  --         2        2
 Canada                                   5          8       13
 Denmark                                  6          2        8
 France                                   1          5        6
 Germany                                  1         10       11
 Guam                                     —          1        1
 Holland                                  1          —        1
 New Zealand                              1           2       3
 Puerto Rico                              -           1       1
 Rhodesia                                 1          -        1
 South Africa                             6          2        8
 Sweden                                   3          2        5
 Switzerland                              1          8        9
 United Kingdom                           9          8       17
 United States                           38        118      156
 Total up to September 1978              79        172      251
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Dianetic and Scientology philosophic study groups
Continent/Countries                            Dianetic   Scientology   Total
North America                                    14           39          53
  including Canada, United States,
  Mexico, Puerto Rico
South America                                      5           5          10
  including Argentina, Brazil, Colombia,
  Costa Rica, Guatemala, Venezuela
Europe                                            6           43          49
  including Austria, Belgium, Denmark,
  Finland, France, Germany, Greece,
  Greenland, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands,
  Norway, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom
Africa/Asia                                                   18          18
  including Ghana, India, Israel, Japan,
  Liberia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia,
  Zambia
Australia                                         1            3           4
Oceania                                           4            3           7
  including Philippines, Tahiti, New Zealand

Total                                            30          111         141
27 Years
of Scientology Growth

                                                  M ission
                                                  Establishment
                                                  1970-1976

                                                  Year             No. Established
Church Establishment                              1970                           22
1950-1977
                                                  1971                          20

Year                            No. Established   1972                          36

1950         -    1954                       3    1973                           25

1955         -    1959                       7    1974                           23

1960         -    1968                      14    1975                          30

1969         -    1977                      52    1976                           17
Total                                      76     Total                        173

                                                  1970, 1971 and 1972 include estab­
Establishment means legal incorpo­                lishment o f earlier missions.
ration under the laws o f the country             1973 through 1976 are establish­
in which the Church or Mission is                 ment o f missions for those years
located.                                          only.
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The Ministry
of the Church
of Scientology

 Scientology Academy
 World attendance on
 June 31,1976             10,532
 Pastoral Counseling
 World enrolment figure
 1975-1976                26,472
Pastoral Counselors
World graduation figure 1975-1976                                  13,068

Ordained Scientology Ministers
Total world figure 1976                                              5,950

Scientology ceremonies
Marriage Services
World figure 1976                                          4,854
Naming Ceremonies
World figure 1976                                          1,127
Funerals
World figure 1976 (This does not include Memorial Services) 27
Sunday Service
Average number attending 1976                            17,468
An average o f one in 300 Scientologists attends Sunday service regularly.
Church of Scientology
Literature Distribution Figures
Since 1950, 171 different books on Dianetics and
            Scientology have been published and re­
            printed numerous times due to demand
            for them.

Since 1950, an additional 116 different books and
            booklets have been published. Most of
            these are based on the works of L. Ron
            Hubbard.

Since 1950, 18,795,680 Dianetics and Scientology
            books have been sold.

Magazine Distribution 1977
Magazine                             Distribution per issue
The Auditor                                 389,000
Advance!                                     95,000
Freedom                                   2,160,000
Source                                       56,000
      The Auditor magazine is published monthly in 3
      countries and circulated internationally.
      Advance! magazine is published bi-monthly in 3
      countries and circulated internationally.
      Freedom is published 6 times a year in 14 countries
      in a variety o f languages. Its readership is in excess of
      6 million.
      Source magazine is published bi-monthly and circu­
      lated internationally.
The Church of Scientology:
Its Staff

                   United States
                   Europe
                   Canada
                   United Kingdom
Percentage         Africa
Distribution o f   Oceania
Church &
Mission
Staff
235

Church and Mission Staff                                             „   .
Total world figure June 31,1977

Full-time Scientology Church and Mission staff
Country by country, 1977 figures
          These figures do not include Volunteer Ministers or volunteer staff, nor do they
          include those aiding the Church’s social reform activities.
Country               Church staff___________Mission staff___________Total staff
United States             2,795                       1,246                      4,041
Canada                      319                         116                        435
United Kingdom              497                          80                        577
Germany                     168                          80                        248
Denmark                     235                          20                        255
Australia                   193                          10                        203
Sweden                      116                          20                        136
France                      106                          40                        146
Africa                      158                          10                        168
New Zealand                  35                          20                         55
Switzerland                  10                          80                         90
Austria                      10                          10                         20
Holland                      35                           0                         35
Belgium                       0                          20                         20

Total                     4,677                       1,752                      6,429

Full-time staff for Dianetics and Scientology philosophic educational groups
Country by country, 1977 figures
Country                     Scientology                  Dianetics                  Total
Mexico                            50                          50                      100
Israel                             0                          10                       10
Brazil                             0                          10                       10
Italy                              5                           5                       10
Total                             55                          75                      130
Church of Scientology
Social Services
 Non-Scientology groups utilizing the
 communication technology of L. Ron Hubbard                Geographical breakdown 1978
 Country                        Rehabilitation groups                Rehabilitation groups
                                       Drugs                              Education
 United States                             22                                   25
 Canada                                     4                                    1
 United Kingdom                             1                                    3
 New Zealand                                1                                    -

 Germany                                    1                                    -
 Sweden                                     1                                    —

 Denmark                                    1                                        2
 South Africa                               —                                        4
 Italy                                      —                                        3
 Switzerland                                -                                        1
 Spain                                      --                                       1
 Total                                     31                                   40
           It should be noted that the use o f this technology is purely in a secular capacity,
           and should not be confused with the theory and practices o f the religious doctrines
           o f the Church o f Scientology.

 Human Rights Groups
 Mental Health Reform                                       Geographical breakdown 1978
 Country                                                                                 CCHR*
 United States                                                                            19
 Australia                                                                                 4
 Canada                                                                                    3
 United Kingdom                                                                            5
 Denmark                                                                                   1
 France                                                                                    1
 Sweden                                                                                    1
 New Zealand                                                                               1
 Austria                                                                                   1
 Germany                                                                                   1
 Holland                                                                                   1
 Italy                                                                                     1
 Total                                                                                    39
           *CCHR: Citizens’ Commission on Human Rights.
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Freedom of Information Reform
Country                                       NCLESJ1                              FOI2
United States                                         24                                 —

Australia                                             -                                  5
Canada                                                 3                                 1
United Kingdom                                         3                                 1
Denmark                                               -                                  1
France                                                 1                                 -

Sweden                                                 1                                 -

Germany                                                1                                 3
Switzerland                                            1                                 1
Austria                                                1                                 --
Norway                                                 1                                 1
Australia                                             --                                 1
New Zealand                                           --                                 2
Total                                                 36                             16
          1. NCLESJ: National Commission on Law Enforcement and Social Justice, seeks
             privacy and agency reform.
          2. FOI: Freedom o f Information, groups supported by individual Church members.

Social Reform Groups
Geographical breakdown
Country                    Criminon           TFA1             TFMR2              Aged3
United States                  7                 5                  5               2
Australia                      1                 —                  1               2
Canada                         --                1                 -                1
United Kingdom                 1                 --                --               --
Denmark                        1                 1                 --               --
France                         -                 —                 -                --

Sweden                         -                 -                 -                -

New Zealand                    1                 --                --               --
Total                         11                 7                  6                5
          1. TFA: Task Force on Alcoholism
          2. TFMR: Task Force on Mental Retardation
          3. New Life for Senior Citizens
Vital Statistics
                                     of Scientologists
                                     Across the World

                                     In June 1977, a survey o f some 30,200+ Scien­
                                     tologists was taken in all geographical areas where
                                     the Church is located.

                                        From the main survey, a random sampling o f
                                     3,028 surveys was undertaken, the results o f which
                                     follow. The only arbitrary in the sampling was to
                                     ensure that all geographical locations were included
                                     from which responses had been received.

General Information
 Breakdown of Scientology membership by age group June 1977
 Age group                        Number                Percentage of respondents
 Under 20 years                          288                             10.7
 21-25 years                             909                             33.8
 26-30 years                             748                             27.8
 31-35 years                             347                             12.9
 36-40 years                             178                              6.6
 41-50 years                             124                              4.6
 51-65 years                              84                              3.1
 Over 65 years                            10                               .4
 Total reporting                       2,688t
                   t340 o f the respondents did not include their age.
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Scientology members
Duration of membership
Duration                                         Number of people              Percentage
0-1 years                                                 534                     17.64
1-3 years                                                 946                     31.24
3-7 years                                                 865                     28.57
7-11 years                                                348                     11.50
11-16 years                                               120                      3.96
Over 16 years                                             138                      4.56
No answer                                                  77                      2.44
Total reporting                                        3,028

Method of introduction to the Church
First contact                                    Number reporting              Percentage
Friend/Relative                                        1,582                      34.85
Word of mouth                                          1,048                      23.08
Books                                                    820                      18.06
Personality test                                         458                      10.09
Lecture                                                  370                       8.15
Advertisement                                            226                       4.97
Sunday Service                                            35                        .77
Total reporting                                        4,539t
        The   Friend/Relative category divides into three approximately equal subcategories;
        (a)    Introduction by accompanying a friend or relative to a Scientology
               organization.
        (b)    Book gift.
        (c)    Respondent's personal curiosity after observing a “change ” or “improvement”
               in a friend or family member.
        tSeveral people gave more than one answer.
Training in Scientology & Dianetics

             Scientology and Dianetics education
             Level of certification
             Type of certificate                      Number   Percentage
             Basic Scientology certificate              769       25.4
             Scientology administration certificate     716       23.6
             Dianetic counselor certificate             701       23.2
             Scientology counselor certificate          775       25.6
             No certificate                              14         .5
             No answer                                   53        1.7
             Total reporting                          3,028

Basic Scientology
Certificate       25.4%
Dianetic Counselor
Certificate         23.2%
Scientology Counselor
Certificate           25.6%
Scientology Administration      ^
Certificate                23.6%
No Certificate/No Answer        2.2%
Counseling in Scientology & Dianetics

 Scientology and Dianetics counseling
 Level of certification
 Type of counseling                     Number               Percentage
 Basic Scientology counseling            1,009                      33.3
 Dianetic counseling                       148                       4.9
 Lower level Scientology counseling      1,146                      37.8
 Advanced Scientology counseling           613                      20.2
 No answer                                 112                       3.6
 Total reporting                         3,028

                                                                                Dianetic
                                                             4.9%             Counseling
                                                                       Basic Scientology
                                                            33.3%             Counseling
                                                                Advanced Scientology
                                                        20.2%             Counseling
                                                             Lower Level Scientology
                                                    37.8%                 Counseling
                                                 3.6%                        No Answer
Number of Clears
cumulative      1966 to September 1978

The first graduation
from the Clearing
Course was
February
1966

                                         Total
                                         Clears to
                                         September
                                         1978:
                                         6,879
Educational Background
 Scientology membership
 Educational background
 Type of education                              Number reporting                Percentage
 Secondary education                                  1,424                       47.03
 University education                                 1,133                       37.42
 Specialist education                                   421                       13.94
 No education reported                                   50                        1.66
 Total reporting                                      3,028
           Secondary education includes general basic schooling up to college or university
           entrance: covers high school, gramr.iar, elementary, public, boarding and private
           schools.
           Specialist education includes college, technical and art school.
Social Background of
Scientologists

  Class — social status
  Class                                            Number Reporting                 Percentage
  Middle                                                 2,378                         78.5
  Upper                                                    353                         11.65
  Working                                                  251                          8.29
  No answer                                                 46                          1.55
  Total reporting                                        3,028
             The social status breakdown here is assigned on responses to the survey. The
             criteria used is drawn from the Dictionary of Social Sciences (Tavistock, London,
             1964). “ Upper class” refers to the aristocrat and elite professional socio-economic
             class; “ middle" denotes the intermediary between upper and lower; “ working"
             covers unskilled manual labor. It should be noted that the figures given are o f
             international nature.

Percentage Distribution
Skilled/Unskilled Labor Background
245

Occupational backgrounds
Type of occupation                                  Number reporting   Percentage
Arts                                                      636            19.82
White collar                                              504            15.71
Blue collar                                               440            13.71
Student (non-Scientology subjects)                        473            14.74
Technical (includes all branches o f engineering)         297             9.25
Teaching                                                  269             8.38
Armed Forces                                              183             5.70
No occupation                                             128             3.99
Medical (includes nursing and dentistry)                  154             4.80
Sales and marketing                                        85             2.64
Professional sports                                         4              .13
Law                                                        10              .31
Civil Service                                               7              .21
Other                                                      18              .59
Total reporting                                         3,208

Occupational gains as a result of Scientology
Nonspiritual benefits claimed by respondents
Type of benefit                              Number reporting          Percentage
General improvement                                       705            23.28
More able/competent                                       568            18.75
More aware/understanding                                  194             6.41
Study ability improved                                    163             5.38
Communication ability improved                            157             5.18
Higher tolerance toward life                               79             2.61
  in general
No benefit reported                                        89             2.94
Nonapplicable, as no longer at
  that profession                                       1,073            35.43
Total reporting                                         3,028
Religious Background

 Scientology membership
 Religious background
 Belief                                            Number reporting                Percentage
 Christian (non-Roman Catholic; includes all             1,164                        38.44
   other nonspecified Christian Churches)
 Roman Catholic                                            784                        25.89
 No religious affiliation                                  625                        20.64
 Jewish                                                    199                         6.57
 Eastern (includes Hinduism, Buddhism,                      53                         1.75
   Unification)
 Unspecified Christian faiths                               25                           .82
 Others specified (includes Greek Orthodox,                 56                          1.8
   Evangelical, Mennonite, Calvinist, Dukhobor,
   Mormon, Christian Science, Russian Orthodox)
 Methodist                                                  11                           .36
 Scientologist                                              10                           .33
 Baptist                                                     4                           .13
 No answer                                                  97                          3.2
 Total reporting                                         3,028
 “ Do you consider yourself still to be a practicing              ?” (from above list)
 Yes        No            70% replied ‘yes’.f
             tAlthough the survey was not designed to elicit information as to whether a de­
             parture from an earlier religious practice preceded Scientology contact, the infor­
             mation has been included. A subsequent publication could fruitfully explore this
             area.

 Scientology membership
 Furtherance of religious belief
 Has Scientology helped further your
 religious beliefs                                 Number reporting                Percentage
 Yes                                                     2,297                        75.85
 No                                                        402                        13.27
 No answer                                                 313                        10.33
 Slightly                                                   16                          .53
 Total reporting                                        3,028
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                   Protestant            41%
                   Others                 5%
                   Jewish                 7%
                   No Religion___________ 21%
Percentage         Catholic              26%
Distribution o f
Religious
Background
Marital Status
of Scientologists

Marital status
Status              Number          Percentage
                    reporting
Single                1,519            50.16
Married               1,029            33.99
Divorced                320            10.57
Separated               125             4.12
Widowed                  18              .59
No answer                17              .56
Total reporting       3,028
         Not all marriages, divorces, separations
         and widowhoods reported occurred
         after contact with Scientology.

                                                    Percentage Distribution
                                                    o f M arital Status

                                                    Married
                                                    Divorced/Separated
                                                    Widowed
                                                    No Answer
                                                    Single
Attitude towards marriage
Attitude          Number      Percentage
                  reporting
Desirable          1,814        60.17
Vital                985        32.67
Unwanted             147         4.88
No answer             82         2.70
Total reporting    3,028
Scientologists    /
   i#nd their FamiUes

 ^Percpntagpe Distribution of         Percentage Distribution of
w g ^ ien tolog ists with/without     attitude o f relatives to
, relatives in Scientology            Scientology

                                       Agree_______________
                     Without family    Neutral      ________
                        No Answer      No Answer/Unknown
                        With family    Disagree        ._____
Sciei}Wt$gists with/without relatj)«j£in Scientology
  Families ^Scientology                 Number reporting               Percentage
  Peonje wit^i a family mem wr                    1,477                   48.8
    in Scientology m
  People;|filnout a family^nember                 1,531                   50.7
    in Sciea^okkgy        /
  No answpift.          /                            20                      .7
  T]>tal reporting A                              3,028
          10i'aprfijk irLlud.es parents and/or other relatives o f a Scientologist,
       ^ o / o r , iT"tarried, children o f the marriage.
           Is /                                    . . . . . .

  Breakcjiown of family members involved
  Relationship to Scientologist      Number reporting                  Percentage
  Brother and/or sister                              764                  36.4
  Barents (one or both)                              446                  21.3
/ Spouse                                             431                  20.5
  Children (one or more)                             202                   9.4
  Relationship not specified                         104                   5.0
  Whole family (immediate)                            76                   3.6
  In-laws                                             74                   3.5
   Total reporting                                 2,097+
              fThose who answered gave more than one reply.

   How individual members became interested in Scientology
   Interest                         Number reporting       Percentage
  By own personal research                           536                  35.0
  Through friends                                    269                  17.6
  Through other relatives                            189                  12.3
  Through books on Scientology                       168                  11.0
  Through word of mouth                              248                  16.1
  Through public lectures                             47                   3.1
  Through advertisements                              23                   1.5
  Through personality tests                           19                    1.2
  Unspecified                                         56                    3.6
   Total reporting                                 1,555+
              tMore than one answer given to question in some cases.

   Relations’ attitudes towards Scientology
   Attitude                            Number reporting                Percentage
   In agreement                                    2,139                  70.6
   Neutral — little interest either way              610                  20.14
   In disagreement                                    92                   3.03
   No answer                                          69                   2.3
   Unknown                                           118                   3.9
   Total reporting                                 3,028
              These answers were given by Scientologists — not by their families.
Social Habits
of Scientologists
Alcoholic intake
Classification                     Number reporting   Percentage
Users                                   2,360            77.8
Non-users                                 659            21.7
No reply given                             15              .5
Total reporting                         3,028

Alcoholic intake pattern
Frequency of intake                Number reporting   Percentage
Rarely — 1 to 6 times a year            1,001            33.05
Monthly                                   573            18.9
Not applicable as no intake               659            21.7
Weekly                                    422            13.9
Infrequently — special occasions          198             6.5
No answer                                 140             4.6
Daily                                      35             1.15
Total reporting                         3,028
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Change of alcohol intake patterns since Scientology
Degree of change                            Number reporting
Less                                           2,161
No answer — not applicable                       440
Same                                             332
More                                              95
Total reporting                                3,028

Attitude toward alcohol
Attitude                                  Number
Unnecessary                                    2,849
Needful                                          •56
No answer — not applicable                        81
Uncertain                                         42
Total reporting                                3,028
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          Pre-Scientology drug abuse pattern
          Classification                                     Number reporting         Percentage
          Priorly took drugs                                      1,886                 62.3
          Did not take drugs                                     1,101                  36.4
          No answer                                                 41                   1.3
          Total reporting                                        3,028
                      Does not include prescription drugs.

          Current drug-taking pattern
          Classification                                     Number reporting         Percentage
          No drugs at all                                        3,003                  98.2
          Taking some drugs t                                       25                    .8
          Total reporting                                        3,028
                      t23 answered they now take prescription drugs.

Percentage                       Percentage                               Percentage
Distribution                     Distribution                             Distribution
o f drug takers prior            o f drug takers                          o f current attitudes
to Scientology                   now                                      towards drugs

         Overall drug-taking pattern while in Scientology
         Classification                                      Number reporting         Percentage
         None since entering                                    2,522                   83.3
         A few since entering but not currently                   506                   16.7
         Total reporting                                         3,028
C u rren t a ttitu d e o n drugs
Attitude                                         Number reporting               Percentage
No need at all                                         2,918                       96.3
Need them                                                  5                         .165
Need them for prescribed medical reasons                  45                        1.48
No answer                                                 60                        1.98
Total reporting                                        3,028

Cigarette smoking patterns
Classification                                   Number reporting               Percentage
Smokers                                                1,700                       56.1
Non-smokersf                                           1,282                       42.3
No answer                                                 46                        1.4
Total reporting                                        3,028
              flncludes 420 members who have given up smoking since Scientology participation.
Illness Trends
Frequency of minor ailments
Frequency                                 Number reporting   Percentage
Never                                          405              13.4
Rarely (at least one year between ailments)  1,614              53.3
1 to 2 times a year                            640              21.1
3 to 4 times a year                            101               3.3
Every month                                     94               3.1
No answer                                      174               5.8
Total reporting                              3,028

Absenteeism from work due to illness (in last year)
Days absent                         Number reporting         Percentage
None                                        1,574               52.0
1 to 3 days                                   737               24.3
4 to 7 days                                   274                9.0
8 to 14 days                                  122                4.0
15 days and over                               16                 .5
Can’t remember                                 12                 .4
No answer                                     293                9.7
Total reporting                             3,028

Length of time since last illness
When last ill                          Number reporting      Percentage
In last 3 months                              786               25.9
In last 4 to 6 months                         557               18.5
In last 7 to 12 months                        511               17.0
In last 1 to 3 years                          345               11.3
In last 4 to 5 years                          167                5.5
In last 6 to 10 years                          70                2.3
In last 11 to 20 years                         62                2.0
Years ago                                      37                1.2
Don’t remember                                139                4.5
No answer                                     354               11.7
Total reporting                             3,028
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Percentage distribution
o f Absenteeism in
last year due to illness

No Days             52.0%
No Answer            9.7%
Can’t Recall          .4%
7 Days
Over 8 days          4.5%
Under 7 Days        28.8%

Illness trends
Average number of days absent from work in last year    1 day per person
Average frequency of illness                           once every 2 years
Average length of time since last illness                     20 months
Living Habits
 Residential facilities
 Classification                                     Number reporting              Percentage
 Rent                                                     1,850                     61.09
 Home owners                                                623                     20.57
 No answer                                                  400                     13.21
 Otherf                                                     155                      5.11
 Total reporting                                          3,028
            tLiving at home with family or in limited staff housing facilities.

       Percentage Distribution
       o f Accom odations Patterns
                          Other__________5.11%
                          No Answer        13.21%
                          Own__________20.57%
                          Rent             61.08%
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Distribution of welfare aid
Classification                                Number reporting                    Percentage
Not receiving welfare benefits                      2,740                           90.5
Receiving welfare benefits!                           135                            4.5
No answer                                             153                            5.0
Total reporting                                     3,028
           flnclud.es children's allowances, family allowances, pensions and other sundry
           benefits.

                                          Percentage Distribution o f
                                          Scientologists who receive
                                          welfare assistance
                                          Receive It          JL 4.5%
                                          No Answer              " 5 : 3 ‘ 5r"1
                                          Do not receive it ■—ElO.5%
Conclusion:

It has long been said Scientology will go as far as it works.
   As is set out here, many excellent results occur daily due to the
workability o f the subject.
   There are many individuals in today’s society seeking alternatives
for today’s problems. Daily, some find their way into Scientology.
They learn to apply the technology in a standard manner. They find
it works.
   People are not actually isolated all alone, in the world. Millions
think the same as you do. When communication levels come up, this
is one o f the first things you find out.
   Scientology’s growth reflects the willingness o f people to look, try,
and apply the technology.
   It is readily available to all, irrespective o f color, class or creed.
   Its workability is now clearly established. It is there for use by all
who wish.
   Our policy in Scientology has always been to get the show on the
road.
   The road has at times been lonely. Has at times been hard. But we
have climbed the hill up and out o f the valley into the sunlight, and
more and more are joining us daily.
   We help both within and without. We are supported by many who
are not Scientologists. People tend to lean towards a safe, peaceful
environment, and Scientologists are working towards that end.
   Our aims are simple, as laid out earlier in this book.
   You are free to join Scientology if you so wish. That you may not
wish to do so is your right. But our doors are always open should you
need us.
   Your help is acceptable to us — and we thank you for it.
   Our help is yours.
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