[quote="truthseeker32, post:1, topic:297178"]
I found this interesting set of datum in an essay about former Mormons leaving for other faiths:
"Crapo includes these under the category of affiliations of the disengaged, with a breakdown of 26,554 (42.00%) choosing no belief, 21,496 (34.00%) choosing Protestantism, 13,909 (22.00%) choosing Roman Catholicism, and 1,264 (2.00%) choosing Eastern Orthodoxy*."
These numbers are from 2007.
From my own experience, I'd say the low percentage of Orthodox is cultural. Here where I live the eastern churches, Orthodox and Catholic, are culturally not my own. I'm not Greek or Lebanese. Roman Catholicism itself is not my culture (Western American/Mormon), but it is closer than the eastern churches. It has been difficult at times adjusting to Catholic culture, at first I felt like I had landed in a foreign country where I didnt know the language or customs. I can't imagine how much more difficult it would be to have additional cultural layers to learn and figure out. Might be easier if you're younger. :)
As for the "truthiness" of one or the other, I seriously could not say one is less true than the other. We are the same one, holy, catholic and apostolic church...in schism.