by Randall Watters
On July 21, 1991 we held a semi-annual Ex-Jehovah's Witness Potluck, with 90 in attendance. About 60 of these were former JWs, and I decided to capitalize on the opportunity and took a written survey of those in attendance. These are the results!
Do you have any relatives in the Watchtower?
 yes  no
Did any of your relatives get out of the WT before you did?  yes  no
Did any of your relatives get out AFTER you did?
 yes  no
Were you cut off by your close friends in the WT when you left the Witnesses?
 all of them  some of them  n/a
Would you characterize your circumstances in leaving the WT as:
 easy  mixed blessings and pain  painful  horrible
How would you characterize your first year after leaving the WT?
 easy  mixed blessings and pain  painful  horrible  n/a
You may choose more than one answer on the following question.
After leaving did you:
 attend a church within three months?
[ 7] struggle with unbelief in God?
 want to drop religion altogether?
 soon see Evangelical Christianity as the answer?
What percentage of churchgoing Christians do you feel are able to EFFECTIVELY offer help to the Witness who is leaving the organization?
 less than 5%  about 25%  about 50%
What percentage of churchgoing Christians do you feel can effectively dialogue with active Jehovah's Witnesses?
 less than 5%  about 25%  50%
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