If that’s really true that there are now only under a million JWs here in the USA that is good news!.. It makes perfect sense it would drop here first.
After all, we’ve seen decades of JWs and their activity and results of their teachings..What about the aftermath of the 1975 end-of-the-world fiasco? Some people sold everything and had to start over again! Most people would not fully recover from this.
What about the aftermath of the 1995 teaching on Generation?..(I’m one of the people who called it quits after this.) Also, as more Baby Boomers were getting close to retirement years they realized they needed to support themselves..They were faced with REALITY and they had to play a game of ‘catch up’ so needed to get jobs..I’m grateful I kept mine until retirement.
With the bad economy and high cost of living in the USA, people needed to get REAL about their situation...Many JWs were resentful towards the religion and were done with it.