(RNS) — High-profile Mormons from Mitt Romney to Jeff Flake have publicly denounced the actions of fellow Republicans like Roy Moore and President Trump. But their engagement is selective, writes Jana Riess. (COMMENTARY)
The typical Mormon General Conference viewer is a church-going, older, white, college-educated Republican living in Utah—not surprisingly the exact type of person most likely to be seen on the TV screen during Conference sessions.
Mormon Republicans who went for Trump were less religious and more anxious about immigration and racial diversity than those who supported McMullin.
Early data showed that a majority of U.S. Mormons did not plan to vote for Donald Trump. In the end, though, 61% of them did.
(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.
I still doubt that Utah will go for Hillary Clinton in the general election. But the fact that it’s even on the table as a point of discussion is a remarkable first in this election of remarkable firsts.
Former Utah Senator Robert Bennett died yesterday. Maybe it’s a blessing that he won’t live to see the further implosion of the political party—and the nation—he worked to build and protect.
Start with his misogyny, profanity and his antipathy toward immigrants. And there are still more reasons why he trails in Utah polls.
Last night, Mia Love made history. I disagree with her positions on guns, healthcare, education, and just about everything else, but the woman has moxie. I'll give her that.
Many people get more conservative, at least politically, as they age. Unless they are Mormons under age 30, who affiliate overwhelmingly as Republicans.