LOL - good answer, Tom. Much better than any I was able to concoct.
Amado, my brother,
I'm always so glad when someone posts a topic that brings you out of the woodwork. My prayers that you're well, old friend.
Your question is certainly a good one. It's my impression that Alexei Krindatch is a SCOBA staffer, rather than that he is an employee of the Hartford Institute, and that he is merely summarizing (with some editorialization) the Orthodox data - not much differently than Father Roberson does with the AP data. Notably, he includes, as well as the OO data. the HOCNA stats. My guess, he thinks the EO bishops might like to compare the data of the other Orthodox Churches to their own (probably not something that made them happy, given that so much of the OO data had higher percentages) - but that's purely a guess.