Faith And Doubt In Contemporary American Mormonism A Quantitative Empirical Perspective

Much has recently been made about the intersection of faith and doubt in contemporary American Mormon culture. While discussion of this topic often relies on anecdotes and supposition, this presentation will take a quantitative approach, giving an overview of the 2012 Pew “Mormons in America” survey. Specific topics will include which types of Mormons are more/less likely to express doubt, how doubts affect other religious or social behavior among Mormons, and the role political beliefs play in either driving or mediating doubt.

Dr. Benjamin Knoll