pew religious landscape survey (2)
Some data on religious traditions that are passed on well (or not so well).
The religious traditions most heavily comprised of people who have switched affiliation include the unaffiliated [they're incorporating this as a category], Buddhists, Jehovah Witnesses, members of "other faiths" category (e.g. Unitarians, members of New Age groups and members of Native American religions) and members of the "other Christian" tradition (including metaphysical Christians). (p27)
This definitely seems to reflect that American propensity to seek something out very different as a self-defining element to replace the original religious category. It obviously also speaks to something about how religious traditions as passed down in families. Like, why do kids with parents who are Jehovah's Witness rarely follow them?
|Switched Affiliation||Raised as Member|