Athiests Jehovahs Witnesses Leave As Adults

07.12.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A new study shows athiests don't stay atheists. Georgetown University found atheists have the lowest retention rate compared to religious groups, meaning only about 30-percent of those who grow up in an atheist household keep their beliefs. 40-percent eventually became Christian; 2-percent  of Atheists became Jewish as adults, and 2-percent became Mormon or Pagan. Jehovah's Witnesses had the second lowest retention rates, just behind Atheists. Of Christians, Baptists were most likely to keep the faith during the span of their lifetimes.