Advance

Note: AOLA stats are significantly down from 2003. The 2004 Advance Stats Analysis page has more details. You can also read the mid-2003 Advance Stats Analysis.

In addition, I have posted a 2004 Freewinds Stats Analysis and a 2004 Flag (Source) Stats Analysis.

As part of my ongoing project of compiling and analyzing Scientology's statistics, I am collecting statistics from Advance magazine, the magazine of the Church of Scientology's Advanced Organization of Los Angeles.

Many, many people have contributed to the statistics project by sending in tallies, completions lists, or old magazines. The contribution page tells more about how you can help. I am very interested in receiving copies of any and all issues of Advance, even those I have already. I trade duplicates with other collectors so we can have robust collections spread out around the world. I thank all those who have contributed so far!

I would like to extend special thanks to Cerridwen, who has transcribed so many completions lists and has been such a tireless collaborator on this project.

Advance Issues

Publication Major Approx Date # Comps # Indivs # Svcs
Advance 176 2004-09-01 39 34 14
Advance 151 2000-11-01 44 41 17
Advance 194 2007-05-01 55 41 12
Advance 190 2006-09-01 51 41 11
Advance 191 2006-12-01 56 43 12
Advance 195 2007-06-01 50 45 13
Advance 180 2005-02-01 54 47 12
Advance 175 2004-08-01 59 49 14
Advance 177 2004-09-01 70 52 14
Advance 187 2006-03-01 59 53 10
Advance 189 2006-06-01 67 56 11
Advance Special Issu 1998-04-01 68 57 22
Advance v 48 n 2 2016-06-01 63 57 13
Advance 217 2013-03-01 70 58 13
Advance 186 2006-02-01 79 58 13
Advance 185 2005-12-01 71 60 13
Advance 178 2004-10-01 87 63 14
Advance 205 2010-05-01 119 65 13
Advance 213 2012-08-01 79 65 30
Advance 148 2000-06-01 80 67 18
Advance 193 2007-04-01 99 67 13
Advance 206 2010-08-01 118 67 11
Advance 136 1998-08-04 94 71 19
Advance 181 2005-05-01 93 72 14
Advance 149 2000-08-01 86 73 17
Advance 188 2006-05-01 105 73 14
Advance 192 2007-01-01 98 73 16
Advance 135 1998-03-01 99 74 22
Advance 169 2003-11-01 97 75 16
Advance 132 1997-08-29 130 76 27
Advance 167 2003-09-01 95 79 12
Advance 204 2010-03-01 172 81 12
Advance 170 2003-12-01 108 83 16
Advance 219 2013-06-01 102 84 13
Advance 232 2015-05-01 131 85 11
Advance 237 2016-02-01 124 85 12
Advance v 51 n 2 2019-06-01 144 85 14
Advance 203 2009-12-01 185 89 12
Advance 173 2004-06-01 126 90 16
Advance 183 2005-09-01 157 90 15
Advance 220 2013-07-01 112 91 13
Advance 202 2009-08-01 185 91 12
Advance 235 2015-11-01 124 91 13
Advance 174 2004-07-01 141 92 16
Advance 230 2015-02-01 158 92 11
Advance 234 2015-09-01 137 92 13
Advance 212 2012-06-01 110 93 33
Advance 184 2005-11-01 162 95 19
Advance 139 1999-01-01 122 96 18
Advance 168 2003-10-01 116 96 16
Advance 137 1998-08-21 125 97 22
Advance 210 2012-03-01 128 97 38
Advance 196 2008-02-01 153 97 16
Advance 218 2013-04-01 124 98 12
Advance 134 1998-02-01 128 99 26
Advance 233 2015-07-01 147 100 11
Advance 229 2015-01-01 140 101 12
Advance v 48 n 4 2016-10-01 121 101 11
Advance 142 1999-07-01 130 102 25
Advance 131 1997-07-07 139 103 28
Advance 140 1999-02-01 145 104 18
Advance 221 2013-08-01 126 104 14
Advance 143 1999-08-01 139 105 19
Advance 216 2013-01-01 141 105 12
Advance 207 2010-12-01 243 105 12
Advance 172 2004-04-01 176 107 14
Advance 238 2016-03-01 163 107 14
Advance 152 2001-02-01 108 108 18
Advance 144 1999-10-01 147 110 18
Advance 236 2016-01-01 151 110 10
Advance 153 2001-05-01 128 111 23
Advance 145 1999-12-01 151 111 22
Advance 214 2012-09-01 152 111 13
Advance 228 2014-12-01 132 111 12
Advance 141 1999-04-01 143 113 22
Advance 215 2012-11-01 169 113 13
Advance 215 2012-11-01 169 113 13
Advance 211 2012-04-01 150 114 38
Advance 126 1996-02-01 160 115 32
Advance 166 2003-08-01 153 115 14
Advance 147 2000-04-01 154 116 24
Advance 224 2014-02-01 140 123 13
Advance 125 1995-12-01 152 125 36
Advance 150 2000-11-01 181 125 19
Advance v 50 n 4 2018-09-01 168 125 13
Advance 165 2003-06-30 161 126 15
Advance 179 2004-12-01 261 129 16
Advance 222 2013-10-01 156 129 13
Advance 227 2014-09-01 153 130 11
Advance 146 2000-02-01 188 140 24
Advance 225 2014-04-01 184 140 14
Advance 133 1997-11-01 211 142 30
Advance 138 1998-11-05 210 144 23
Advance 171 2004-03-01 243 145 17
Advance 231 2015-03-01 254 145 12
Advance 130 1997-04-29 205 150 29
Advance 124 1995-09-01 193 154 31
Advance 239 2016-05-01 225 155 14
Advance 161 2002-11-01 229 156 17
Advance 226 2014-06-01 195 156 13
Advance 223 2013-12-01 203 159 14
Advance v 51 n 3 2019-10-01 289 159 14
Advance 121 1994-09-01 224 160 18
Advance 129 1997-02-10 238 169 35
Advance 182 2005-07-01 295 170 18
Advance 209 2012-01-01 247 172 40
Advance v 48 n 3 2016-08-01 247 174 12
Advance 154 2001-07-01 232 177 22
Advance 162 2003-01-01 280 180 15
Advance 164 2003-05-15 300 180 18
Advance 160 2002-10-01 286 186 15
Advance v 49 n 3 2017-10-01 246 193 13
Advance 163 2003-03-01 360 198 16
Advance 208 2011-09-01 329 200 34
Advance 156 2001-11-01 260 203 19
Advance v 50 n 1 2018-02-01 332 208 13
Advance v 50 n 2 2018-05-01 323 208 13
Advance 157 2002-01-01 267 209 18
Advance 200 2009-03-01 242 209 11
Advance 127 1996-04-11 311 217 38
Advance v 51 n 1 2019-03-01 360 224 14
Advance 155 2001-09-01 300 228 18
Advance 158 2002-04-01 335 235 20
Advance 201 2009-05-01 337 260 16
Advance v 49 n 1 2017-04-01 472 265 14
Advance 197 2008-05-01 577 274 36
Advance 199 2008-11-01 517 274 40
Advance v 50 n 5 2018-12-01 538 292 13
Advance 198 2008-09-01 634 312 39
Advance 159 2002-07-01 597 314 20
Advance 122 1994-12-01 461 322 25
Advance v 50 n 3 2018-07-01 592 325 13
Advance v 49 n 2 2017-06-01 537 332 14
Advance 128 1996-10-28 543 353 42