Breaking News: Watchtower Surrenders and Settles in Lopez Lawsuit

Longtime readers of JW Survey will be aware of the ongoing lawsuit against the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society from Jose Lopez. Lopez is one of a number of abuse survivors who was assaulted as a child by Jehovah’s Witness … Continue reading


Breaking News: Confidential Watchtower Child Sex Abuse Documents Leaked Online

There has been another development in Watchtower’s ongoing child sex abuse scandal; a large number of previously unseen and confidential Watchtower documents have been released online by the non-profit organisation FaithLeaks, which seeks to expose corruption and abuse inside religious … Continue reading


Watchtower Says: Beware The Danger of Women Singing Instructions at Men!

There’s a phrase known as Poe’s Law. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s an adage used to describe a situation where a person or organisation has become so absurd in thier actions or words that they have become indistinguishable from … Continue reading


Jehovah’s Witnesses, Christmas, and the Grinch

In 1957, the acclaimed children’s author Dr. Seuss penned a beloved classic, the tale of a grumpy green monster whose shoes and heart were too small or too tight to tolerate the evil holiday known as Christmas. Oh the commercialism, … Continue reading


News Bulletin: California Appellate Court Slams Watchtower, Jehovah’s Witnesses Fined, Ordered To Produce Child Abuse Docs

“Watchtower has abused the discovery process. It has zealously advocated its position and lost multiple times. Yet, it cavalierly refuses to acknowledge the consequences of these losses and the validity of the court’s orders requiring it to produce documents…And, in … Continue reading


Results of the 2016 Global Survey of Jehovah’s Witnesses

As I write this article, 2017 is drawing to a close, having witnessed its own fair share of major changes within the Watchtower organization – so much so that the team here at JWsurvey are struggling to keep pace! Over … Continue reading


News Bulletin: 2017 Film “Apostasy” Premieres in Toronto, Spain, and London


The beginning of September saw the unveiling of a new film with a unique single-word title: Apostasy. A word which has little meaning or function to most people,  but to Jehovah’s Witnesses, apostasy is Kryptonite.  It is the ultimate sin. … Continue reading


News Bulletin: Australia Amends Working with Children Act – Jehovah’s Witnesses Forced to Comply or Face Severe Penalties

Sample Working With Children Card

On Wednesday September 13th, in a Jehovah’s Witness congregation in Sydney Australia, a Ministerial Servant was appointed. According to a verified source present at this meeting, this announcement had been previously delayed because of the revised Working with Children Act policy, … Continue reading


Jehovah’s Witnesses Release New Child Abuse Reporting Policy: Net Result? – It’s Business as Usual

In a letter dated September 1, 2017, the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses approved the release of a new Body of Elders letter in the United States, Australia, the U.K., Ghana, and across the globe. This letter is intended to refine … Continue reading


Video shows Jehovah’s Witnesses applaud 10 year old girl for shunning her sister

The Jehovah’s Witnesses have come under heavy criticism in recent years for their shunning policy. For those unfamiliar, the religion dictates that all baptised members who either resign from the religion, or who are thrown out for some perceived violation … Continue reading


Support the campaign to make IICSA investigate Jehovah’s Witnesses.

There is no longer any room for doubt. The worldwide policies of the Jehovah’s Witnesses on dealing with child abuse are actively endangering children. Jehovah’s Witnesses and child abuse: The facts. In the past three years alone we have seen … Continue reading


Charity Commission report slams Jehovah’s Witnesses.

A fresh storm has broken out Watchtower’s ongoing worldwide child abuse scandal, albeit one that has been brewing on the horizon for a while. Regular readers of JW Survey will be aware that the UK Charity Commission has been investigating … Continue reading


Facebook shuts down ExJW group for “Hate Speech”

In a disturbing move that could have worrying implications for wider ExJW and anti-cult activism, it appears that Facebook has just shut down a pivotal activist Facebook page. The page in question is that of AvoidJW. For those not familiar, … Continue reading