In 2011, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) Youth and Young Adult Ministry Roundtable commissioned a survey of 2,049 Canadian adults age 18-34 who attended church as a child on a weekly basis to see how many were still active members of the Christian church. They found that:
- Only 1/3 were still attending church on a regular basis
- 1/3 no longer identify as Christian
- The primary reasons cited for abandoning the church were hypocrisy, judgmentalism, exclusivity, and failure.
We must do better at living out our faith, and preparing our young people with good theology and apologetics.
The details are contained in Hemorrhaging Faith: Why and When Canadian Young Adults are Leaving, Staying and Returning to Church. It costs $15 to download, so I didn’t download it. But if any of my readers want to do so, and wish to share some additional details or insights of the report, I welcome you to do so.
See http://hemorrhagingfaith.com/ for more information.