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Published by Eric S. Peterson
A look at how Utah Mormons responded to questions from the Pew Research Center's 2012 survey of U.S. Mormons compared to Mormons outside of Utah on a variety of questions
A look at how Utah Mormons responded to questions from the Pew Research Center's 2012 survey of U.S. Mormons compared to Mormons outside of Utah on a variety of questions

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Political Ideology

Conservative % U.S. Mormons Live in Utah Live outside Utah 66 70 64 Moderate % 22 21 23 Liberal % 8 6 9 DK % 4=100 3=100 4=100

2011 National Survey of Mormons, Oct 25-Nov 16, 2011. IDEO. Figures may not add to 100% because of rounding. PEW RESEARCH CENTER’S FORUM ON RELIGION & PUBLIC LIFE

Views on Immigration
Which comes closer to your view – Immigrants strengthen our country because of their hard work and talents, OR immigrants are a burden on our country because they take our jobs, housing and health care? Strengthen our Burden our Neither/ country country both/DK % % % U.S. Mormons Live in Utah Live outside Utah 45 49 43 41 35** 44** 14=100 16=100 14=100

2011 National Survey of Mormons, Oct 25-Nov 16, 2011. Q104. Figures may not add to 100% because of rounding. PEW RESEARCH CENTER’S FORUM ON RELIGION & PUBLIC LIFE

Partisanship Support for the Tea Party
Do you agree or disagree with the Tea Party Movement? No Agree Disagree opinion % % % U.S. Mormons Live in Utah Live outside Utah 36 32 39 17 15 18 47=100 53** 44** U.S. Mormons Live in Utah Live outside Utah Rep/ lean % 74 80** 71** Dem/ lean % 17 12** 20** Ind/other – no lean % 9=100 8=100 9=100

2011 National Survey of Mormons, Oct 25-Nov 16, 2011. PARTY, PARTYLN. Based on registered voters. Figures may not add to 100% because of rounding. PEW RESEARCH CENTER’S FORUM ON RELIGION & PUBLIC LIFE

2011 National Survey of Mormons, Oct 25-Nov 16, 2011. TEAPARTY2. Figures may not add to 100% because of rounding. PEW RESEARCH CENTER’S FORUM ON RELIGION & PUBLIC LIFE

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Views on Homosexuality
Homosexuality should be… Accepted by Discouraged Neither/ society by society both/DK % % % U.S. Mormons Live in Utah Live outside Utah 26 24 27 65 68 64 9=100 8=100 10=100

2011 National Survey of Mormons, Oct 25-Nov 16, 2011. Q103. Figures may not add to 100% because of rounding. PEW RESEARCH CENTER’S FORUM ON RELIGION & PUBLIC LIFE

Traditional Morality
Is each of the following morally acceptable, morally wrong, or not a moral issue? Polygamy U.S. Mormons Live in Utah Live outside Utah Sex between unmarried adults U.S. Mormons Live in Utah Live outside Utah Having an abortion U.S. Mormons Live in Utah Live outside Utah Drinking alcohol U.S. Mormons Live in Utah Live outside Utah Divorce U.S. Mormons Live in Utah Live outside Utah 16 18 15 25 24 26 46 44 47 13=100 15=100 13=100 6 7 6 54 52 54 38 39 38 2=100 2=100 2=100 4 3 5 74 74 74 9 10 8 13=100 13=100 13=100 7 8 6 79 77 80 13 13 13 1=100 1=100 1=100 2 1 2 86 86 86 11 12 10 2=100 1=100 2=100 Morally Morally acceptable wrong % % Not moral issue % Depends / DK

2011 National Survey of Mormons, Oct 25-Nov 16, 2011. Q208a-g. Figures may not add to 100% because of rounding. PEW RESEARCH CENTER’S FORUM ON RELIGION & PUBLIC LIFE

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Discrimination Against Mormons Compared with Others
In U.S., is there a lot of discrimination against each of the following groups?
Yes Against gays and lesbians? U.S. Mormons Live in Utah Live outside Utah Against Muslims? U.S. Mormons Live in Utah Live outside Utah Against Mormons? U.S. Mormons Live in Utah Live outside Utah Against blacks? U.S. Mormons Live in Utah Live outside Utah Against evangelicals? U.S. Mormons Live in Utah Live outside Utah 19 18 19 70 69 71 11=100 13=100 10=100 31 28 32 66 69 64 3=100 3=100 3=100 46 46 46 51 49 52 3=100 5=100 2=100 55 54 55 37 37 37 9=100 9=100 8=100 % 59 61 58 No % 35 33 36 DK/REF % 6=100 5=100 6=100

Large Majority Satisfied with Own Lives
Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in your life today? DisSatisfied satisfied DK/REF % U.S. Mormons Live in Utah Live outside Utah 87 88 86 % 13 11 13 % 1=100 1=100 1=100

Against atheists? U.S. Mormons Live in Utah Live outside Utah 13 11 13 79 79 80 8=100 9=100 7=100

2011 National Survey of Mormons, Oct 25-Nov 16, 2011. Q209a-f. Figures may not add to 100% because of rounding. PEW RESEARCH CENTER’S FORUM ON RELIGION & PUBLIC LIFE

2011 National Survey of Mormons, Oct 25-Nov 16, 2011. Q2. Figures may not add to 100% because of rounding. PEW RESEARCH CENTER’S FORUM ON RELIGION & PUBLIC LIFE

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Temple Recommend
% who say they hold a current temple recommend
% U.S. Mormons Live in Utah Live outside Utah 65 69 63

Most Are Dissatisfied with Direction of Country
Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in this country today? DisSatisfied satisfied DK/REF % U.S. Mormons Live in Utah Live outside Utah 20 21 20 % 75 73 76 % 5=100 6=100 5=100

2011 National Survey of Mormons, Oct 25-Nov 16, 2011. Q419. PEW RESEARCH CENTER’S FORUM ON RELIGION & PUBLIC LIFE

2011 National Survey of Mormons, Oct 25-Nov 16, 2011. Q100. Figures may not add to 100% because of rounding. PEW RESEARCH CENTER’S FORUM ON RELIGION & PUBLIC LIFE

Most Mormons Certain in their Beliefs, but Significant Minority Expresses Doubts
Which is closer to your view? Some teachings of the LDS Church are hard for me to believe, OR I believe wholeheartedly in all the teachings of the Church? Some hard to believe % U.S. Mormons Live in Utah Live outside Utah 22 18 24 Believe wholeheartedly in all % 77 80 75 Neither/ DK/ REF % 1=100 2=100 *=100

2011 National Survey of Mormons, Oct 25-Nov 16, 2011. Q410. Figures may not add to 100% because of rounding. PEW RESEARCH CENTER’S FORUM ON RELIGION & PUBLIC LIFE

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Essentials of Being a Good Mormon
% saying each is essential for being a good Mormon Not Not Believing Joseph Family drinking watching Smith Helping home coffee R-rated saw God Poor evenings and tea movies Among… U.S. Mormons Live in Utah Live outside Utah % 80 84 78 % 73 72 74 % 51 51 51 % 49 50 49 % 32 31 33

2011 National Survey of Mormons, Oct 25-Nov 16, 2011. Q411. PEW RESEARCH CENTER’S FORUM ON RELIGION & PUBLIC LIFE

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