Demographics, Behaviors, Beliefs and Practices of Members
The following tables provide information on a variety of demographics, behaviors, beliefs and attitudes for self-identified members of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints using the Pew Religious Landscape Survey (2014). These figures are not from official denominational records. Click here for more information on this data source.
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Demographics

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Percent that are 60 or older 30.1%
Percent that are currently citizens of the United States 98.3%
Percent that live in the South. 16.7%
Percent female 48%
Percent of Hispanic origin or descent 6.1%
Percent that are white 89.4%
Percent born in the United States 94.2%
Percent that are currently married 68.6%
Percent with a family income of less than $40,000 a year 28.2%
Percent that have a B.A., B.S. or other 4-year college degree 47.1%

Moral Attitudes

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Percent that believe that there are clear and absolute standards for what is right and wrong 58.3%
Percent that think homosexuality should be accepted by society 33.1%
Percent that "strongly favor" allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally 7.3%
Percent that think more women in the workforce is a change for the worse 24.5%
Percent that think that more people having children without getting married is a change for the worse 84.2%
Percent that believe that abortion should be illegal in all cases 9.4%

Other Beliefs and Attitudes

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Percent that are very satisfied with their health 50.1%
Percent that are "very satisfied" with family life 79.6%
Percent that say they are "very happy" with life these days 38.1%
Percent that believe that humans and other living beings evolved over time 41%

Political Attitudes

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Percent Republican 49.3%
Percent that are conservative or very conservative 63.5%
Percent that are not registered to vote 12.6%
Percent that personally know anyone who is gay or lesbian 85.3%
Percent that believe that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 63.5%
Percent that think that growing immigration is a change for the worse 38.7%
Percent that believe that stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost. 39.5%
Percent that would prefer a smaller government, with fewer services 79.1%

Religious Beliefs

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Percent that believe in God or a universal spirit 98.8%
Percent that believe in Heaven 94.4%
Percent that believe in Hell 57.3%
Percent that believe in reincarnation 0%
Percent that say religion is a very important part of their life 84.7%
Percent that believe their holy book is the word of God 91.7%
Percent that believe that their church or denomination should preserve its traditional beliefs and practices 73%
Percent that look most to "religious teachings and beliefs" when it comes to questions of right and wrong 65.5%
Percent that believe that churches and other religious organizations bring people together and strengthen community bonds 97.2%
Percent that believe that churches and other religious organizations play an important role in helping the poor and needy 96.1%
Percent that believe that churches and other religious organizations protect and strengthen morality in society 92.8%
Percent that believe that churches and other religious organizations are too involved with politics 27.1%
Percent that believe that churches and other religious organizations are too concerned with money and power 32.4%
Percent that believe that churches and other religious organizations focus too much on rules 25%
Percent that think about the meaning and purpose of life at least once a week 72.1%
Percent that feel a strong sense of gratitude or thankfulness at least once a week 90.5%
Percent that feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week 50.5%
Percent that feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and well-being at least once a week 82.4%
Percent that think many religions can lead to eternal life 38.4%

Religious Practices

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Percent that are members of a local house of worship 90.8%
Percent that pray at least once a day 86.7%
Percent that meditate at least once a week 62.2%
Percent that attend religious services at least once a week 78%
Percent that read scripture outside of religious services at least once a week 77.8%
Percent that participate in prayer groups, Scripture study groups or religious education programs at least once a week 71.6%
Percent that share their faith with "non-believers or people from other relgious backgrounds" at least once a week 30.4%
Percent that did volunteer work in the last seven days 62.1%
Percent that speak in tongues at least once a month 11.1%

The tables above use data from the 2014 U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, collected by Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.

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None (Nothing in particular)
Orthodox (Greek, Russian, or some other Orthodox church)
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Roman Catholic
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Unitarian (Universalist)
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Surveys of the Latter-day Saints Family (Mormonism)

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LGBTQ and Mormon Families Survey
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Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)
Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (Salt Lake City Sample)
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