DC09010: The Mormon Place in the American Religious Landscape

In 2008, the Pew Forum released the US Religious Landscape survey, the largest study of American religious life ever conducted, including a statistically significant sample of Latter-day Saints. What does it tell us about Mormons and other religious groups in America? This presentation will focus on three areas, with a particular focus on the Mormons: (1) current religious make-up of the nation, including demographic differences between religions, (2) differences between members of different religions in terms of beliefs and practices (3) social and political attitudes of religious groups. The presentation will also include a special examination of Mormonism, including differences between converts and lifelong members, as well as between Mormons living in Utah and Mormons living in other states.