A study of retention rates for adults raised in different faiths appears to put the Protestants in a bad light at first glance - many do not say with their home denomination. A further looksee shows a lot of hopping between denominations. The Protestants will be all right. Somebody else may need to worry, however:
While there are more people joining the atheist and agnostic ranks than leaving, it doesn’t bode well for atheists that 60-70 percent of those who are raised atheist renounce their atheism. If it were so compelling a solution over the long term, one would think the retention rate would be higher.
So perhaps the atheists should be hitting the panic button? They’re winning converts, but no one seems to want to stay for long. Why can’t they convince their own children?
I'm sure that there is an interesting reason behind this one. Perhaps they're registering as Pastafarians? Still, I for one am intrigued - why is this so?