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    Mormons and Civic Life

    With a Mormon candidate in the race for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, there has been intense media, academic and public interest in Mormons and their religion. The Pew Forum recently held a roundtable discussion with journalists, scholars and policy experts on some of the latest research on Mormons and their place in American society and public life.

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    Infographic: Mormons in America

    A new nationally representative survey focused exclusively on Mormons explores their religious beliefs and practices, political ideology, views on moral and social issues, and attitudes toward faith, family life, the media and society.

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    Romney’s Mormon Faith Likely a Factor in Primaries, Not in a General Election

    A new survey finds that there has been virtually no change in Americans’ impressions of the Mormon faith over the past four years. Meanwhile, about half of all voters, and 60% of evangelical Republicans, know that Mitt Romney is a Mormon. Romney’s religion has implications for his nomination run but not for the general election should he be nominated as his party’s standard bearer.

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    Resources on Mormonism and the LDS Church in America

    How do Americans view the Mormon faith and its followers? What is the public’s attitude toward Mormon presidential candidates? Explore the Pew Research Center’s resources on Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including a poll on the public’s perceptions of a Mormon candidate, a profile of Mormons based on survey data, […]

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    Are Republicans Ready Now for a Mormon President?

    By Carroll Doherty, Associate Director, Pew Research Center. Special to the New York Times.  For more debate on Mormon candidates in the 2012 election click here. Overall, being a Mormon is hardly an asset for presidential candidates, but it is not a deal-breaker for most Americans. A quarter of Americans say they would be less […]

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    A Portrait of Mormons in the U.S.

    In Utah, July 24 is Pioneer Day, a state holiday commemorating the day in 1847 when the first Mormon settlers, led by Brigham Young, entered the Salt Lake Valley. Today, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and other Mormon groups make up 58% of Utah’s population and 1.7% of the total […]