Friday, July 29, 2011

How many young people leave the church after High School?

this question has been debated and researched for some time
no matter where you get the data the news is not good
found this on

These are the most recent and most cited studies that I could find:

88%: The Southern Baptist Convention's Family Life Council study in 2002

70%: LifeWay Research study in 2007 (LifeWay also found only 35% eventually return)

66%: Assembly of God study (again, I can't find the actual study, only references here and there)

61%: "Barna study in 2006 -- "Most Twentysomethings Put Christianity on the Shelf..."

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