Women and girls can now act as official witnesses in some Mormon rituals. While it may seem small, here's why it's actually a big deal.
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.
Former members of the LDS Church who are over 18 may be eligible to be interviewed about their experiences in leaving Mormonism.
(RNS) — This marks the latest small step the church has taken away from the GOP, either by tweaking its policies or upholding its usual position to the right of center, while Republicans swing ever further to the right.
(RNS) — Unfortunately, the 'Stranger Things' characterization of U.S. Mormons as predominantly white is spot on.
I was prepared for pushback from very orthodox Mormons who might be unwilling to admit there are serious retention problems in the U.S. LDS Church, but surprisingly, former Church members have been more resistant to the NMS survey findings.
New research shows that U.S. Mormon families are still larger than the nation’s, but the difference is smaller than it used to be.
Data shows that the 2015 Mormon LGBT exclusion policy was not enough by itself to drive many out of the LDS Church, but it contributed to disillusionment.
Scholars, journalists, and data crunchers are meeting in Claremont, CA on Saturday to discuss what's happening with Mormon Millennials.
7 things you may have missed at the April General Conference.
Mormons in the United States used to retain about three-quarters of their young people. Now it looks to be closer to half.
Some reactions to last week's announcement about Mormon missionaries can be summed up in three words, delivered in your crankiest and most stereotyped elderly male voice: “In MY day. . . .”
Most didn't leave because they got offended, became atheists, or wanted to join another religion. Also, the vast majority of former Mormons say they're happy after leaving.
Is there really such a thing as a "Utah effect" in American Mormonism?
Several recent Mormon excommunications prompt the question: what good do they serve the religious community? New survey data suggests they may chill the enthusiasm of the folks in the pews.