members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are well
aware of the perceived differences of the “Utah Mormon” and “regular”
Mormons. Some say Utah Mormons are more righteous, while others say the
exact opposite is true. City Weekly asked the Pew Research
Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life for help in re-configuring
some of the numbers from their recent poll on Mormons in the United
States to see how different or alike the bees might be the farther away
they get from the beehive.
results of that recalculation of a survey of LDS members across the
country show that LDS Utahns differ statistically from other members
across the United States in only three areas: immigration,
political-party identification and opinion of the Tea Party. But perhaps
most striking is how little LDS respondents in the survey actually
disagreed on other questions.
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