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Monday, July 2, 2012

Mormons: A Conservative block, very different than mainstream America

With a Mormon as the frontrunner in the Republican field for presidential nomination, this is a good time to look at the political beliefs of the members of the Latter Day Saints. The Washington Post did just that. (story also appears in the Las Vegas Review Journal).

What did they find?

74% of Mormons lean Republican while only 45% of Americans say they could vote Republican and fewer than 1 in 3 Americans say they will vote Republican.

66% identify as conservative, compared to 37% of the overall US population.

17% of Mormons say they may vote Democrat compared to 54% of the American public. 43% of Americans say they will vote Democrat, with 46% saying they will vote to reelect Obama. Fewer than 5% of Mormons say they may vote to reelect President Obama.

79% of Mormons say that sex between unmarried adults is wrong compared to 35% of the public.

58% of Mormons say that a home should have one husband providing for a wife and family, who remain at home. In contrast 62% of the general population say it is preferable for both spouses to have jobs and share in household duties.

Shown: Las Vegas Sunrise Mountain Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 

First Posted February 8, 2012


 


3 comments:

Ana Tinta Com101-4080 said...

64% of self identified "Evangelical Christians" feel that Mormon's are a cult and not a Christian church.

I myself am in the 64% !!!

Bridget West COM 101-4080 said...

Honestly, these statistics are pretty close to what I thought they would be for Mormons. I find it interesting that the article said "79% of Mormons say that sex between unmarried adults is wrong". I expected to be a lot closer to 100%.

I also find Ana's comment entertaining.

Anonymous said...

I happen to be a “Mormon” and I find it interesting that the article doesn't point out the full name of our church it is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I say that only because most people don't think that we are Christians, and obviously some think we are a cult. I believe in Christ! We talk of Christ and how we can be more like him at every meeting. I DO think that we are different from the rest of the public it is our culture. I like to think of it as old fashioned, because 50 years ago the majority of Americans believed that it was wrong to have premarital sex. Thanks for reading Gwen Dennett