Did anyone else catch this line in the Salt Lake Tribune write up of conference, “as many as 80 percent of the single Mormon women between 18 and 30 are no longer active in the LDS Church”? I’d like to know where PeggyFletcher Stack got that number. Was anyone else aware of the fact that that many Mormon women are no longer active in the LDS Church? I’m not sure how they are calculating that, but here are the numbers as I calculate them:
If you assume they are going off the actual number of Mormons (about 6.5 million) and not the claimed number, that means there are about 390,000 women age 18 to 30 who were once Mormon but are now inactive. If you assume they are going off the reported number (13 million) and we already know half of them are inactive (that’s 292,500 women age 18 to 30), then an additional 30% of the claimed active Mormon women in that age range are also inactive (145,250), for a total of 438,750 inactive Mormon women between 18 and 30. That’s almost 1/2 a million Mormon women who are not active in the LDS religion.
I wonder if Peggy Fletcher Stack was supposed to reveal that?