What Percentage Of Decrease Would There Be In The Societys's Numbers If They Were To Back Out All The Minor Kid's That Are Included In The Numbers?
I think you have a VERY interesting question, Big Jim.
Because it's PUBLISHERS that count, not just BAPTIZED Witnesses in the figures. There are plenty of children who are unbaptized publishers out of a desire to please their parents who will never become productive, baptized Jehovah's Witnesses. How many, indeed?
For YEARS, my four children's bodies were warming seats in the Kingdom Hall. They are now 17, 15, 12 & 11, and NONE of them would describe themselves as Jehovah's Witnesses any longer. (Actually, they made the break before I did.) So for, say, 10 years, attendance was at 3+ for most meetings, but only one of us was a dedicated & baptized BELIEVER.