Data on young people leaving the Church
At the U.S. bishop’s June meeting in Baltimore, Bishop Robert Barron presented data on young people leaving the Church and mentioned how important it is to address this problem. He asks young Catholics what has made them stay.
Fifty percent of Catholics 30 and younger have left the Church.
One out of 6 millennials in the US is a former Catholic.
For every one joining, 6.45 are leaving.
When are they leaving? Seventy-nine percent leave before the age of 23.
The median age of those who leave is 13.