What I thought was interesting:
–“According to the survey, 3.2 million Americans identified themselves as members of the LDS Church in 2008. Official LDS Church statistics indicate that number was actually about 5.9 million.”
–“young men in the Mormon Culture Region are defecting at substantially higher rates than young women, creating a growing gender imbalance and a surplus of Mormon women. In Utah, self-identified Mormon women outnumber men by a ratio of 3 to 2.”
–I thought it was interesting that the title of the DN article is “New study confirms many LDS stereotypes.”
–I know it is only in reference to how the Church counts members, but I smirked at the description of the church as “quite liberal.”
–The differences between members in the “Mormon Culture Region” and outside of it are interesting, especially the changing sex ratio.
UPDATE: Peggy Fletcher Stack reports on some serious flaws in the study here.