You say:....Every new generation becomes less religiously observant than the generation before.<quoted text>
....Most mainstream churches grow in numbers because of family indoctrination.
...The most important question would be how many actually practice their faith? These numbers have been dropping for decades.
.......The catholic bishops conference in 2009 in america state that overall in america about 25% practice their faith as required.
....Every new generation becomes less religiously observant than the generation before.
.........155 million protestants in america, 68 million catholics. Over 50 million non religious or 16% of US population , that have doubled in the last 15-20 years.
I say:....Every new generation of Catholics refuse to accept at face value what they are taught....they have discovered the Bible and 99% of the teaching they have been taught is not based on Scripture....so, it is not a matter of " less religiously observant".....