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319: Changing Mormon Demographics in the U.S. with Dr. Ryan Cragun

January 29, 2012

In this episode Scott H. and I interview sociologist Dr. Ryan Cragun about his newly published report called, “Mormons in the United States 1990-2008: Socio-demographic Trends and Regional Differences.” Some of the findings of the report include: Mormons were 1.4% of the U.S. adult population in 2008, a proportion unchanged since 1990. The Mormons of Utah are the only religious group in the U.S. today that comprises a numerical majority of a state‘s population (57% of Utah). Mormons remain the most geographically isolated and uniquely distributed American religious group (only 19% are found east of the Mississippi River). The Mormon population increase…

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