Why are Americans fleeing the Northeast?
This is a rather direct problem for me as fewer residents means fewer parishioners.
For example, this could never, ever happen in the contemporary United States:
Estonia has probably the most joined up digital government in the world. Its citizens can complete just about every municipal or state service online and in minutes. You can formally register a company and start trading within 18 minutes, all of it from a coffee shop in the town square.