In our diocese there is a very strong Covenant Charismatic Community in Augusta. It has been in existence since about 1973 or so. Committed Christians looking for a communal experience of Christian life, somewhat akin to religious orders, flocked and flock to this community. The style of worship they desire is charismatic with worship and praise music. This community has produced more vocations to the priesthood and religious life than other institution or parish in our diocese.
Those who desire the older form of the Mass flock to it for the same reasons as the charismatics in Augusta, they wish to have something that is different than ordinary parish life and they find it in the older form of the Mass--and most who attend are like minded. It isn't a dragnet of people with different attitudes and political beliefs as in the normative parishes of any diocese--they tend to be more conservative as is the charismatic community in Augusta.
Home schooling families fit the same category and one finds in them a deeper appreciation for Catholicism and they too are more conservative politically speaking as well.
Then we have the normative parish and its worship and parish life. These people are not the dregs of the earth but are more fluid in their commitment to Sunday Mass and Church teaching, but in most parishes there is in those who attend religiously, a strong commitment to the Catholic Faith and living it out at home, work and play as well as in the public square. But certainly there are others who don't.
The normative parish is a dragnet of sinners and saints and some very disordered people as well.
Those who celebrate the EF Mass, too, are a mixed bag and there are scandals surround the clergy and laity in these communities as well just as serious as anything else in the Church that is so disordered. The SSPX also are contending with the sexual abuse of minors by their priests as well as other sexual disorders that can afflict the clergy.
But for those who do not attend Mass any longer be it the normative post Vatican II Mass or the older form of the Mass, they do so because they don't believe what the Church teaches in the areas of sexuality and marriage. They don't buy it any more no matter how wrong they may be or when others tell them they are wrong. They want sexual license either for themselves or others.
But others leave the Catholic Faith for non denominational worship that is far from traditional. They want community and a free wheeling form of worship and praise. In my neck of the woods I would say that there are huge numbers of former Catholics who attend non denominational churches because of the music, the minister and the communal nature of these churches.
Thus they would not be interested in either form of the Mass with its type of music and parish life, period.
Thus the old lie that it was Vatican II's Mass that caused all of this to happen is only part of the problem. A huge majority of Catholics today reject everything about the Church pre and post Vatican II.