Not surprised. The Society has painted themselves into a corner...... dogma wise. The stuff they called the truth wasn't. Their predictions haven't come true.They now have to manipulate the meaning of words to support their theology or at the very least toss out the material that was used to build this religion.
Kingdom Halls are closing or merging.This is happening in rural areas which means it takes more time and expense to attend meetings.
The lack of higher education has taken it's toll. Here in the USA the Pew religious survey puts the JW's as the least educated re higher learning. Good jobs are difficult to come by without education and/or skill sets......like Electricians, mechanics etc. The pew survey also has them as the religion with the lowest income.
Health wise the blood ban has caused thousands of unnecessary deaths. It interferes with cancer treatments and a wide range of other illnesses. Many are not getting adequate care which happens when you can't afford adequate care. Family wise this also happens when you turn your backs on close family members who you have shunned.
Apparently the only health care plan for ageing members is the resurrection.
Their harsh shunning arrangement punishes not only the so called 'sinner' (who may simply want to exit the religion) but it also burdens family members and close friends who are forbidden to love and care for the DA or DF person. This is a punishment for those that choose loyalty to the WTBTS over family members.
Their two witness rule makes a mockery of sexual child abuse. And many of those born in or exposed to this crime carry those memories as adults.
Bethel has dumped their middle aged members........ literally thrown them out all around the world. As well as their paid missionaries. People with no real skill set...... little to no education, little to no social security services. Totally at the mercy of their assigned congregation.
So yes there is a degree of Anxiety, OCD, even hoarding. There's nothing like living a wasted life as a hard working delusional JW loyalist.