In 2001, more than 33 million adults (approximately 16 percent of the total adult population) reported that they had changed their religious identification or preference at some point in their lives, according to the 2001 American Religious Identification Survey, conducted by the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY).
LEAVING MY RELIGION
Less than 1 percent of Americans are Jehovah's Witnesses, and almost one-third of those born into that religion switch to another faith at some point in their lives.
|RELIGION||PERCENT OF AMERICANS WHO SELF-IDENTIFY||PERCENT BORN INTO THE DENOMINATION WHO SWITCHED|
|Seventh Day Adventist||0.3%||27%|
|Church of God||0.5%||22%|
FINDING MY RELIGION
While Jehovah's Witnesses account for less than 1 percent of Americans, almost 2 in 5 of their membership joined the faith after being born into another religion.
|RELIGION||PERCENT OF AMERICANS WHO SELF-IDENTIFY||PERCENT NOT BORN INTO THE RELIGION BUT SWITCHED TO IT|
|Seventh Day Adventist||0.3%||34%|
|Church of God||0.5%||26%|
Source: CUNY 2001 American Religious Identification Survey