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This is your brain on Mormon Facebook

By Jana Riess — September 18, 2019

Racially, religiously, and educationally, the small subset of former Mormons who are now involved in ex-Mormon social media groups are not representative of the whole.

‘Stranger Things’ sees Mormons as ‘super-religious white people’

By Jana Riess — July 8, 2019

(RNS) — Unfortunately, the ‘Stranger Things’ characterization of U.S. Mormons as predominantly white is spot on.

How many Millennials are really leaving the LDS Church?

By Jana Riess — March 27, 2019

Mormons in the United States used to retain about three-quarters of their young people. Now it looks to be closer to half.

For many former Mormons, it’s hard to be “spiritual but not religious”

By Jana Riess — April 21, 2018

Former Mormons don’t generally maintain a high level of spirituality when they decide to leave the fold, unless they become actively involved in another religion.

More education means less religious commitment — unless you’re Christian

By Emily McFarlan Miller — April 26, 2017

(RNS) There are some exceptions to the popular thought that the more educated Americans are, they less religious they will be, according to a new analysis by Pew Research Center.

Most US Mormons approve of church’s LGBT exclusion policy, study shows

By Jana Riess — October 28, 2016

(RNS) One year after the LDS Church banned children of same-sex marriages from baptism and baby blessings, most current Mormons agree with the policy — and most former Mormons hate it.

Mormons are less Republican this year, and Trump is not the only reason why

By Jana Riess — September 15, 2016

(RNS) Does Mormons’ dislike of Donald Trump explain why some are exiting the GOP? We unpack the new Pew data on religion and political party affiliation.

The Next Mormons: Who are the Millennials, and what do they want?

By Jana Riess — July 15, 2016

Today I’m launching a Kickstarter campaign to support The Next Mormons survey — a major national survey of four generations of Latter-Day Saints. I hope you’ll choose to participate by making a donation and spreading the word.

Are Mormons in their 20s and 30s leaving the LDS Church?

By Jana Riess — April 14, 2016

More young adults appear to be leaving the Mormon fold, but the rate of their exodus is less severe than their peers in the Millennial generation.

Mormons now most Republican religious group in America

By Jana Riess — February 23, 2016

Seven in ten U.S. Mormons now affiliate with the GOP, and that number appears to be growing.

Mormons 50% more likely to accept homosexuality than in 2007, says new Pew study

By Jana Riess — November 3, 2015

Mormon support for homosexuality is low overall but growing faster than any other religion’s, says a new Pew study out today. But other findings show Mormons very resistant to change.

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