October 25, 2011

Resources on Mormonism and the LDS Church in America

How do Americans view the Mormon faith and its followers? What is the public’s attitude toward Mormon presidential candidates? Explore the Pew Research Center’s resources on Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including a poll on the public’s perceptions of a Mormon candidate, a profile of Mormons based on survey data, a discussion with a Mormon scholar and a Q&A interview with two leaders in the LDS Church.

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POLL January 2012
Mormons in America
A nationally representative survey focused exclusively on Mormons explores their religious beliefs and practices, political ideology, views on moral and social issues, and attitudes toward faith, family life, the media and society.
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PEW RESEARCH CENTER POLL June 2011
American Public’s Views of a Mormon Candidate
Most Americans (68%) say it would not matter to them if a presidential candidate is Mormon, while 25% say they would be less likely to support a Mormon candidate, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.
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POLL July 2009
A Portrait of Mormons in the U.S.
An analysis of the Religious Landscape Survey data reveals that as a group Mormons are among the most devout and conservative religious people in the country.
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EVENT TRANSCRIPT May 2007
Discussion with Mormon Scholar Richard Bushman
Bushman, author of several books about Mormon history, addresses the relationship between The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and American politics over the past two centuries.
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INTERVIEW May 2007
Q&A with LDS leaders
Russell M. Nelson and Lance B. Wickman, two leaders in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, discuss the tenets of their faith and its role in today’s political life.