Last Saturday, August 2, 2009, the Salt Lake Tribune published the results of a survey conducted by the Pew Forum of Religious and Public Life. The questions on the survey were asked of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 2007. Although I'm not a member of the LDS Church, I found the results rather interesting.
Mormons comprise 1.7 percent of the American adult population which is comparable to the U.S. Jewish population. It is higher than Jehovah's Witnesses, Buddhists, Muslims, and Hindus.
71 percent of Mormons are married. This compares to 54 percent of the general population.
61 percent of Mormons have some college education compared to 50 percent of the general population. The percent of Mormons who graduate college is about the same as the general population, as is Mormons with post-graduate degrees.
Mormons have a relatively high retention rate of childhood members compared with other major religious traditions.
Ninety-one percent of Mormons say the Bible is God's word. Fifty-seven percent say it should not be taken literally.
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