This is apparent from research by research agency I&O Research on behalf of Fidelity, which reports on the results. The study included 900 actives and alternate invites.
Among the first group, only 14 percent believe that the church is moving with the times. Only 4 percent of people who have left the church think so. It is striking, however, that many are neutral in matters. According to the researchers, it’s on resignation.
It appears that people who show themselves as often simultaneously think the same about topics as people who have left the church. For example, 65 percent of active is active for help with completed life.
However, the active gap between the church is to be abandoned. Only 8 percent do.
When storing the waste. Sexual abuse is also mentioned by one in four.
Young people, under the age of 34, are sometimes more conservative than the elderly, the study shows. Thus, they believe more in celibacy and the existence of hell. In the age group 35 to 49 years, support for one doctrine appeared to be the greatest, but there too there is part of the line with the leadership of the church.
With 3.8 million registered members, the church is always by far the largest in the Netherlands, but the membership base is shrinking. In 2018, before corona, only 153,000 people went to church on Sunday.