Since 2011, The Global Survey launched by this website has been the cornerstone upon which JW Survey has built an important online link between current and former Jehovah’s Witnesses, and the doctrines which control every aspect of their lives.

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JW Survey Welcomes New Global Survey Editor

Following the unexpected but positive response to the very first survey conducted by this site, JW Survey has produced hundreds of articles featuring breaking news, news bulletins, and commentary on the subjects which affect Jehovah’s Witnesses on a daily basis.

in January 2016, site owner Lloyd Evans announced the addition of two new editors, Covert Fade and John Redwood, who would assume the role of managing JW Survey. This addition expanded the capabilities of JW Survey and spread the load of work required to keep up with the cascading number of newsworthy Witness-specific stories.

It became clear that this was to be a team effort, and together with our Friday Column authors, we are enormously grateful to all who have contributed to this site, through articles, intensive research and fact-checking, and even by making insightful comments on our frequent posts.

JW Survey Welcomes Chloe, Global Survey Editor

Since 2016, with the addition of two editors, more writers, and a research specialist, we found ourselves lacking the time and resources to continue to manage the popular annual Survey. Covering child abuse cases among Jehovah’s Witnesses in itself was quickly becoming a full-time job.

It is with great pleasure that we have solved this dilemma by welcoming our new director of the Global Survey, Chloe.

Chloe, baptized at 14 years of age as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, managed to break free from the Watchtower organization in 2013. Her goal is to help others by sharing her own experiences and focusing on constructive ways of encouraging persons facing similar challenges.

Having already initiated the 2017 Survey, we asked Chloe for her feedback, to which she responded:

“Within a week of this year’s survey opening, more than 650 individuals have taken part. Considering the peak participation of the survey  –  being  6083 individuals in a given calendar year –  the response has been certainly overwhelming”


If you have not had the chance to take the 2017 Survey yet, please take a few moments to answer the survey questions, which will give Chloe and our team ample time to compile the results soon after the close of 2017. We welcome active Jehovah’s Witnesses to take this survey along with former Witnesses, as the goal in our research is to obtain the most objective data possible.

To improve the quality and function of our survey, we welcome all suggestions, which can be made by email to We look forward to a productive year of writing, investigating, reporting, and sharing our viewpoint of the daily challenges facing Jehovah’s Witnesses, and as always – we thank our readers for their support and encouragement.



John Redwood

Mark O'Donnell

Mark O'Donnell is a former Jehovah's Witness turned whistleblower after discovering the disturbing child abuse epidemic within the religion. His story, along with the revelation of a secret database of child molesters were featured in the March 2019 online issue of the Atlantic Magazine: O'Donnell continues to investigate allegations of child abuse within the Witness organization, and works with law enforcement, attorneys, and survivors of abuse, writing about his findings on and other outlets.

24 thoughts on “JW Survey Welcomes New Global Survey Editor

  • May 15, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Congratulations Chloe, looking forward to reading your input

  • May 15, 2017 at 1:36 am

    Trouble is I can never remember if I have filled in latest survey or not. I do it every year with exactly the same information.

    • May 15, 2017 at 9:04 am

      Alan – if you use the same computer, it will tell you if you already filled in the survey, so don’t hesitate to give it a shot :-)

      • May 16, 2017 at 5:09 am

        Thanks John, I just did it, so I guess I haven’t done it before this year .lol

  • May 15, 2017 at 4:02 am

    Nice to see a new face Chloe. Looking forward to seeing the results of the survey xx

  • May 15, 2017 at 7:22 am

    I remember Chloe from the old days. Ha she once told me off for txting during the convention! Congratulations on your new role Chloe.

  • May 15, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    I totally can understand where Chloe is comming from…I am always and was always doing that to my brothers….for fear would find out, or worse…Mother! Still gotta do that once in a while!…They taught us well…rat out your fellow bro. fleshly or otherwise…chew on each other …police each other and on and on…and it is not always a bad thing…cuz if one is saying to the other…oh look what so and so said here or there…you plant the little seed…and well….we are all in this together…lets look out for and inform one another…and in time…WELCOME aboard! :). It is there for so many…but like the admitting and speaking about abuse, not an easy thing to do ….This was our…”Life”…. Freedom does not always come easy..But once one has it….Well worth it. This scary monster that held us in this grasp…now when we look at it…not so scary…sick and weakened…death blow is nigh? For those still in it’s grip…straighten up, look confident, admit to what you see and know…educate oneself….internet is awesome! Google…! Thanx all.

  • May 15, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    watched a movie about fall of 3rd reich, i think the one with anthony hopkins as hitler
    one officer’s wife gave her kids cyanide pills because she couldnt imagine life without “the fuhrehr”
    made me shudder.. what if the GB had told MY mother to kill me & my siblings?
    most of us here are the lucky ones … were not abused / did not need blood transfusion
    but is Luck something to rely on? what about the UNlucky???
    I respect that this is a non-violent site, however, I (and many others) foresee a time when, in this, & many other areas, offering intelligent arguments, being patient, & waiting for nice things to happen, will simply not be enough.

  • May 16, 2017 at 2:53 am

    Hy guys, I need a little help. I can’t remember exactly, but I need reference to a letter or elders manual where they are instructed to contact the police immediately if there are break-in in the kingdom Hall. Thanks

    • May 16, 2017 at 2:45 pm

      @Christian Freedom: It’s the letter dated 1st November 2016, point 38:
      “When property damage occurs, quick action can go far in preventing further damage. Break-ins, thefts, incidents of arson, or other acts of vandalism should be promptly reported to the local authorities.”

      You get get a copy of the letter itself at here:
      or download the PDF directly at:

      • May 16, 2017 at 7:16 pm

        I like where this is going.

        • May 17, 2017 at 10:48 am

          Right! Call authorities for damage to material objects, but do NOT call authorities for damage to children or human beings…something definitely wrong with this picture!!

      • May 16, 2017 at 10:04 pm

        Thank you. I’ll check it

  • May 16, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Inciteful comments, John? Yes, I love those inciteful comments!

  • May 16, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    All filled in for another year!

  • May 16, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    noticed one of my comments is gone
    can only imagine it’s because i was advocating “preaching” the ‘Truth about the “truth”‘ out & about, in malls, bars, coffee shops, parties, etc
    certainly was not advocating running around like a lunatic, getting in people’s faces, & pushing this stuff like the JWs do
    by all means, USE DISCRETION, otherwise will defeat the purpose if it makes US look like wackos
    u know, like “informal witnessing”, if & when u get the chance
    BTW, Welcome Chloe!

  • May 17, 2017 at 2:27 am

    @Christian Freedom. You are only to contact the police from a break in IF THERE are 2 Witnesses! lol Also we really don’t want to go to the police bc it might bring reproach on the ORG. They want to handle it internally w the Elders.

    So why is breaking into the Kingdom hall a Crime and need to call the authorities but child molestation is not a CRIME but only sin that can be handled by the congregation?

    Maybe a physical building is more important than the flock of children?

  • May 17, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Hmm…The Udder twisted sis…from the Hollow Log/Beaver pond area…chew chew….any one have tattered pelts beside me! Tis why I decided to dress in sari not birthday suit like Ethel at next conventional! Hmm…call the police if Illumnati fire up ones camp? Fuzzo believed his was done by…see not only Amish have moffia…spking of…just seen the Municipal ocifer drive by…slowly…But Illumnati….just past at quite a fast pace…brking posted speed limit! Must be endz hare! I like it! Should they ever…which I do not think they shall…stop by to ignite this old flame…I shall approach their car/suv…dressed as I am usually…Close your eyes folks…..Not a pleasant sight…no bra…baggy holey t-shirt…and my only inheritance, well actually it was my husbands inheritance from an Uncle and once he thought it was good for rags I decided to repurpose…mens underwear btms…large holes in knees….I will say…excuse me…I heard you are here to tell me how I must dress, so I must not desrve getting abused…we going to chopping block. ;-)). They are telling people how to everything….Twisted sis fellow one ….when I read your comment about stupid mother giving child cynide pills cuz could not live without the Fuhr…tears came to my eyes! How could anybody be so obsessed by a man/men and their stupidity! I truly wonder if me and my bros. would have suffered simularly if Vince Law would have asked that. But then Bro. Nathaneil says the Holocaust was a story made up by the Jewish Elite…not sure what and who to believe. One thing though I know is true…Religion is a snare and a racket….all? Apparently….As I perused in the Art Store….Not far from the Apple Store/Best Buy…A Mennonite Mum was shoppin with her 4 very young childern…Dresses down to floor…fuskas on heads…ol lady fabric! Cute childern…why must dress like that…God says? Hmmm…the In the Thrift shop…I see teen aged girls, Hutterite…chking and giggling….dressed same…horror….looking at high heels and hi boots…also chking over shoulder, like we all have done if we coveted some thing we were told was Marshmallow easter eggs, Motorcycle mags…etc., anyways as per usual devil in me comes out…I say to them, very nice …see my daughter likes them to…try on…hesitantly, nervously try on…smiling and commenting on…I say WOW! VERY NICE! They are happy…walking about…along comes Momma…BIG FIT! DARK CLOUD! Smiles gone, heads down…pick up somekind of pouched out runners for all…away they go! Sound familiar? Been there….turtle necks, dresses to the floor, runners, in store for sisters next? Boys….poly pantz, twisted sidewinders style…baggy…not sure if colored shirtz ….Itz a comming….Drink this potion…forever after potion….like Fairy God Mother concocted for Shrek and Donkey….? But then again…I think that backfired”….:-)). Ok …back to the pond, beaver style! ;-). Fog kinda lifting……I think? Hello? I have a real bad hdache! But wait more work to do…Sarah and Sadi to….Wings of Power…counsellors very interested in

  • May 17, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Hello….from one twisted sister to another….Why the hell did you not say such? Good Lord! Could have saved us a lot of sleepless nights and worry! Geez! You little bugger! You know how much I worried about you…and what the heck was happening to my Dear Mother/well at one time she was…I really do enjoy the peacefulness….so that is awesome. Do not try and fix that!!! As long as she is safe….your friends not sycoz, gonna do in my poor Mammy…allz gd… I wondered what the heck got into you! Did you loose all since of reason and family devotion crap stuff…geez! If you were here I would beat on you…well probably not…Like My Dear husband said…..yeah yeah…heard that before…You love your little brother…and I firmly said NO!!!L. But at night I can not sleep…I worry if my little brother is ok…I know it is not easy dealing with Jw .orgy and their ways…and how Mum is at times well most times…she to is mixed up…Jw orgy and Bro. Nathaniels orthox combo…plus just her way or hi way….and yes…why did I say what I did to her…cuz both me and your other bro. worried if in service some one said some thing….poor Mum be …whaaa! Why the hell you use lying signs and portents…geez! I do not always get that…cuz empath first kicks in…oh know…he diet…but once you mention Fos….then Verbs…that is when Narcisstic kickit in..If you friend them…I fuzz all! Hahha ….we fuzzo both each udder and same mse haunter! Heheh…mks for advent better than beenz etc…..but wt about…oppy…bit still puzzed and bushed at parties! :-//. You had me wondering who the hell abuse you! I chewed out your Bro., he puzzed…chewed out Jas…he even more puzzed…nothing from Clammed up Cliffy…Hello..No playing and only big smoke in fields and Red Apple! i blame you illunator…you blame me? Hello…much better if you say to me straight… I know …So okay…I know you safe…Mammy safe…Mse Hunter safe to…I pray for you many times…I know God ez…;?)). You be careful…go see John in Van. for own good…tell him sister says hello….I am sooo Proud of you!!!! You Know I never call police? Why…make trouble for my brother….why the Hell…Mse hunt call Police? Hello????? Geez…no fuzzed signal again…Why the hell you think I said all I did…I figure to try and understand my bro….I love him no matter what etc….Good Lord, you know how much pain and sufferin you caused your sis…okay…be good…be brave….have coffee…party..not too much, me neither only shaking lil bit at Mums..Dean Brody concert…Good…Ok I never dble chk here could be wrong spell…But anyways for now…..Hummim along to Dixie Chickas…Not Ready to mk Write…;-)). Told you…Love you lots My Dear Bro. …Minus this to cuz…No one else figure out if wish…Now that I know…I do not have to act like dufis…good….Sleep well…I shall.

  • May 17, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    I am not going to keep pestering…makes me laugh as I recall all the things…good LORD save us…from ourselves…Putin is nothing! Smile…your sis loves you!!!!!

  • May 18, 2017 at 5:29 am

    On a side note.Wednesday evening,Global National,Canada’s respected evening news,reported the crackdown on jws in Russia.This was clearly a WTBTS prepared news release because” it had JW wording.The total title “Christian Congregation of Jehovah Witnesses”,no mention of Watchtower at all(I wonder why)and the accusers were simply the Orthodox church(no distinguished title like CCJW,no mention of other denominations,and that strange JWspeak.I hope that Dawna Friesen was not duped into this ,because I have always respected her.My wife was overjoyed,clapping her hands,at having jw exposure on national news.What they have to do to get noticed.

  • May 18, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Ont.NB….I just choked on my cynide pill! But luckily…Horked it out! What next…Whaaa! I am feeling stressed today as are most days from the effects of…”cyniade”! My Father-n-law, a fellow apostate just passed a few mos. ago…My Mother-Law-has always bucked his attempts to go against WT…doing everything possible including gambling away all the retirment fundz etc..(.He died a broken man in so many ways…but not the determination to fight injustice of Wt and other…) She always used him as an excuse to not be active as JW…since he passed…she is all gun hoe as to JW…spurnned on by her daughter, who was Fuzzos st daughter..her and her husband were for several months in Mexico pestering the poor Mexican people and selfies with Caleb and Sophie…plastic creatures…at the extravagant Ass. Hall there…today she is comming to a near by location to purchase wild rice so she can take back to Nanimo, BC and distribute amoung the local JWs….My husband/her st bro. asked her over…she reluctantly said yyyyeeessss….wwweeellll…her daughter dfed last yr or so…I kept in contact with incase she went thru a hard time…now they reinstated her…she missed her family too much to be strong…but now the worldly fellow she married will have to choose….I have talked to many so they know what I am about…I have my Crisis of Conscienc Bk out…But do not Have Johns Bk yet…:-//. Should be interesting and yeah well…already my head is pounding! Her and her Mother figure they can save my daughter and my hubby….little do they know…Fuzzo and I educated them well….Hope everybody elses day is stress free…. til latter.

  • May 18, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Me again…:-//. Of interest…My husband and daughter rding Bible last eve….He, like his father always chking….They are in Acts Chpt 5….I have some bonez to pick with Paul…as to Stephen etc., so I do not chk…then this morn..I dig out my Super Store Bible…New International Version…Ananias and Sapphira…Kinda like GB…Give all to God, but keep most if not all for selves…? Then Apostles thrown in jail…when chking…zup…gone…What does it cont to say? Gamaliel said…If….very interesting…lets us wait and see….In the meantime it does not mean we can not unturn every rock and stone…to see whats been hidden and hiding…kinda like a skunk does when it passes thru ones yard…Pipita La Pew…over an out! ;-)

  • May 18, 2017 at 11:56 am

    No worries to all…I am not as crazy as I sound at times…least I think not…sometimes I even wonder…and I kinda had the hint etc….But since I worried sooo much as to the quest of someone a …”big though twisted sis ” usually does…incase hineys got kicked out of…I can live with out my Mammy….but I do not think…my other too twisted sis can…cyanaro and all….Heheh…gave them a run for their money! Cruel? Perhaps…but no I do not think so… gonna fly with buzzards! Start flapping! You no…those two lil byrdies…are! This wise old crow is a mitey proud of them! The moose hunt tuffens all us beavers up! Yep! Ps…a certain someone….said…that Dam…”twisted sister”….why the hell stuck that pic up there…look at it! I knew then…flappin had begun….Good, look confident! Not all hen/ beaver chewed….bent over like scraped goat! ;-) No shade! :-)). Got to go now find some appropriate laundry in the JW section of Thrift shop..shhhh…Salvation Army One! ;-))

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