Mormons and Evangelicals

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According to the fascinating new Pew survey of American Mormons, Mormons are a lot like evangelicals, only more so. They’re more religious, more hostile to homosexuality, more opposed to sex between unmarried adults, more likely to favor smaller government, more politically conservative, and more Republican than evangelicals. (They are, at the same time, equally opposed to abortion, more accepting of divorce, and more likely to see immigration as strengthening the country.)

Of course, given what we all know about evangelicals, it comes as no surprise that 50 percent of Mormons think evangelicals are unfriendly toward them, while only18 percent think they are friendly. I just wish Pew had asked the Mormons how friendly they think Mormons are towards evangelicals.