Passive Aggression Among the Latter-day Saints: Evidence from the Wasatch Front

Passive aggression is one of at least five possible responses to conflict. Research shows it’s generally a poor strategy, and it is also less common amoung the US population at large. However, for Latter-day Saints born and raised along the Wasatch Front, the passive aggressive response appears to occur at a rate two to three times higher than the national average. This paper will present data on this phenomenon and discuss the most likely causal force at work.

Michael J. Stevens, Duward Brown