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  1. Owen Battrick, comp. Achievements and Victories of the Guardianship: Statistics, chronology, and bibliography (1982). List of books written, assemblies founded, Hands of the Cause appointed, and Plans for Expansion conceived.
  2. Ahang Rabbani. Achievements of the Seven Year Plan, 1979-1986 (1987). Construction progress at the Bahá'í World Centre; expansion of the BIC; international conferences; formations of Local and National Assemblies; teaching initiatives; publications and proclamations.
  3. Appreciations of the Bahá'í Faith (1972). [needs abstract]
  4. Georges Sabagh and Mehdi Bozorgmehr. Are the Characteristics of Exiles Different from Immigrants?: The Case of Iranians in Los Angeles (1986). Five passing references to "Bahai" — but in a statistical context only — about whether the large influx of Iranians into LA in the late 1970s added a sizeable and distinctive minority to the population of this metropolitan area.
  5. Seena Fazel. Bahá'í Faith and Academic Journals (1993). The nature of the major indexes which classify periodical and journal articles by author and subject which are appropriate to Bahá'í studies and what they reveal about the state of the academic study of the Faith.
  6. Seena Fazel. Baha'i Faith in Europe, The (2020). Overview of the history of the Faith in Europe; its beginnings in Paris, London, and Stuttgart; Abdu'l-Bahá's visits; notable European Bahá'ís; themes of European community life; membership statistics.
  7. Shoghi Effendi, comp. Bahá'í Faith, The: 1844-1950: Information Statistical and Comparative (1950).
  8. Shoghi Effendi, comp. Bahá'í Faith, The: 1844-1952: Information Statistical and Comparative (1953).
  9. Hands of the Cause, comp. Bahá'í Faith, The: 1844-1963: Information Statistical and Comparative, Including the Achievements of the Ten Year International Bahá'í Teaching & Consolidation Plan 1953-1963 (1963). Statistical information compiled by the Hands of the Cause of God residing in the Holy Land regarding the Bahá'í Faith and its growth. Shoghi Effendi used to gather and publish such statistical data. One can see exactly where the Faith stood at that time.
  10. Robert Stockman. Bahá'í membership statistics (1998). Statistics on the American community from 1998, and notes on how membership numbers are calculated.
  11. M. Vijayanunni, ed. Bahá'í Population of India, 1991 (1995). Various figures from a government census. May be inaccurate.
  12. Bahá'í World Centre. Arjen Bolhuis, comp. Bahá'í World Statistics 2001 (2001). From the Department of Statistics, Bahá'í World Centre; prepared and with notes added by Arjen Bolhuis.
  13. Todd M. Johnson, comp. Bahá'ís (2013). Statistics of Bahá'í populations in 1910 and 2010, growth rates, and geographic distribution.
  14. Compare: Bahá'í Faith, Islam, Christianity, Judaism (2009). Comparison charts of statistics, basic beliefs, origins, and history.
  15. Archives Office of the United States Bahá'í National Center. Demographics of the United States National Spiritual Assembly (2016). Percentage of women, African-Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, and Latino Americans serving on the U.S. and Canadian NSAs from 1922-2015.
  16. Universal House of Justice. Early Bahá'í Census in Iran (2016). No systematic census was taken of the numbers of early believers, before the Guardian's call for such a count in 1923. Iran's own statistics in the 1920s count "several tens of thousands" of Bahá'ís.
  17. Bahá'í World Centre. Five Year Plan (1974-1979) Statistical Report (1978). Survey of the progress made towards achieving the goals of the 5-year plan, both at the World Centre and throughout the global community.
  18. International Teaching Centre. Five Year Plan 2011-2016, The: Summary of Achievements and Learning (2017). Advancing the process of entry by troops; programs of growth; the potential of youth; enhancing institutional capacity; houses of worship; social action; participating in the discourses of society; developments at the Bahá'í World Centre.
  19. Shoghi Effendi. Guardian's Seven Year Plan for the American Bahá'ís: 1946-1953 (1946). Teaching goals, institutional objectives, financial statistics, and other information from the Guardian pertaining to the American community.
  20. Universal House of Justice and Lilian Ala'i et al. Hands of the Cause of God (1986). Six documents from Bahá'í World 18 part four section 2: The Hands of the Cause of God and their functions, their work and travels 1979-1983, Boards of Counsellors and the International Teaching Centre, and tributes by Lilian Ala'i and Ray Hudson.
  21. Charles Nolley and William Garlington. India, Notes on Bahá'í Population (1997). Indian membership numbers, and how "enrollment" there has a different meaning than in developed countries.
  22. Eric Hooglund. Iran: Religious Life (1991). Descriptions of the principal religious communities in Iran.
  23. Adib Masumian and Violetta Zein. Languages of Revelation of the Bahá'í Writings, The (2020). Statistical analysis of the languages of revelation (Arabic and Persian) of all major works of the Bab, Bahá'u'lláh, and Abdu'l-Bahá.
  24. Universal House of Justice. Marshall Islands population statistics (1996). Populations of the Marshall Islands, and explanation of a directive by the Universal House of Justice that teachers travel to an island that was uninhabitable because of radiation.
  25. World Almanac and Book of Facts. Membership of Religious Groups in the U.S., 1996 (1996). Numbers of adherents, holy days, and headquarters of religious groups in the U.S. and Canada in 1998; statistics on Cardinals, Popes and world faiths including Atheists, Ethnics, Mandaeans, Parsis (Zoroastrians), Shintoists, and Spiritists.
  26. Bahá'í World Centre. National Spiritual Assembly members who are women, Percentage of, 1953-2007 (1998). Two letters from the House, with attached tables, showing the number of women serving on NSAs 1953-1993, 1987-1997, and 1997-2007. Includes graphs showing numbers and percent of women serving on NSAs by continental region.
  27. Robert Stockman and Juan Cole. Number of tablets revealed by Bahá'u'lláh (1999). Informal accounting of the number of writings of Bahá'u'lláh.
  28. Shiva Tavana. Sexual Equality in the Bahá'í Community (1986). Women are oppressed minorities who often feel isolated, even in Bahá'í communities. Bahá'ís need to explore new models of family life. Includes statistics on the percentages of female members of Bahá'í institutions.
  29. Bahá'í International Community. Statistical Information on the Bahá'í Faith (1994). Brief statistics on the number of Bahá'ís in the world and in certain territories and the activities of Bahá'ís.
  30. Bahá'í World Centre. Statistical information on the Bahá'ís of the United States, 1979 (1979). Document issued to delegates to the annual National Spiritual Assembly elections, April 1979.
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