Very interesting results. For Americans here are the reasons that they dropped out of church (long term):
I found other interests and activities that led me to spend less and less time on church-related activities.
I moved to a different community and never got involved in a new church.
I had specific problems with or objections to the church, its teachings, or its members.
My work schedule.
When I grew up and I started making decision on my own, I stopped going to church.
The church was no longer a help to me in finding the meaning and purpose of my life.
I felt my life-style was no longer compatible with participation in a church.
Because of poor health.
I don�t know or no answer.
I became divorced or separated.
TOTAL (multiple responses)
*Table ranked by Protestant Responses
� Deception (43%)
� Try something new (11.7%)
� To follow the Truth (11.2%)
� Because they experienced the Holy Spirit in their lives (8.9%)
� Learned to study the Bible (3.3%)
� Their previous religion was corrupt (3.3%)
� Attracted to a new form of worship (2.8%)
� For convenience (1.9%)
� The old religion was too strict (1.9%)
� The old religion was too materialistic (0.9%).
This data is from Prolades (acronym is in Spanish translated it is "he Latin American Socio-Religious Studies Program"). Original data.