Some folks say the median age of Adventists is 62 — but don’t cite a study. Others say it’s 58, and claim that Ron Lawson published a study on that recently. He tells me he didn’t. So, does anyone have a reference to a credible source documenting either number?
Update: The Center for Creative Ministry has done a new study that shows it is actually 51. Long story behind this all; Monte Sahlin explained it all to me. You can get the report here. I’ll say more when I’ve digested it.
From the blurb:
If the median age of the general population in the United States is 36 and in Canada 35, then why is the median age of the million Adventists in North American 51? If the median age reported by the other world divisions of the Seventh-day Adventist church is hovering in the mid 30s, why is the graying of Adventism so pronounced in the North American Division?