Younger Mormons are far more likely to say they are bothered by the fact that women don't hold the priesthood, reflecting a generational divide over women's roles in the LDS Church.
Yes, Mormon Millennials are leaving the LDS Church at higher rates than previous generations. But there's also a lot of reason for hope.
Who are Mormon Millennials, and how are they different? In a series of upcoming talks I'll share some insights from the Next Mormons Study about what we've learned about this generation.
If the #1 reason women say they left the LDS Church is because they felt judged or misunderstood, wouldn't it be awesome if Mormons could stop with the judging?
Only 44% of Millennial Mormons say they have watched General Conference in the last six months -- more than a thirty-point drop from the habits of the oldest Mormons. Why are so many young adults tuning out? (P.S. Sadly, this is not an April Fool's post.)
Elder Bednar says that many former Mormons left the fold because they chose to be offended by something. New research raises the question: Does this explanation hold water?
Older Mormons, not younger ones, are more likely to doubt -- and women are just as likely to doubt as men. These are just two of the surprising findings from Pew's study of Mormons, which is heavily weighted toward the experiences of active Latter-day Saints.
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.
Many people get more conservative, at least politically, as they age. Unless they are Mormons under age 30, who affiliate overwhelmingly as Republicans.