November 2, 2007

Mormonism Not a Christian Religion

31%

Nearly a third of Americans (31%) express the opinion that Mormonism is not a Christian religion; white evangelical Protestants are most likely to take this view.

Nearly one-in-three Americans (31%) express that view that Mormonism is not a Christian religion, in a recent Pew poll; however a slim majority of the public (52%) says that it is. White evangelicals stand out for their view on this issue: a 45% plurality says that Mormonism is not Christian, while 40% say it is. Among white evangelicals who attend services at least weekly, 52% believe that the Mormon religion is not Christian. By contrast, large majorities of white mainline Protestants (62%) and white non-Hispanic Catholics (59%) say that Mormons are Christians. In addition, those with no formal religious affiliation also say that the Mormon religion is Christian by a wide margin (59%-25%). Read More