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Utah is a state in the United States. A majority of the state's residents are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly referred to as the Mormons or the LDS Church. As of 2007, the percentage of Utahns that are counted as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was 60.7 percent of the state's population. Mormons are now a minority in Salt Lake City, while rural areas tend to be overwhelmingly Mormon. Though the LDS Church officially maintains a policy of neutrality in regards to political parties, the church's doctrine has a strong regional influence on politics. Historically a majority of Utah's lawmakers have been church members; the effect has contributed to the state's restrictiveness towards alcohol (sales and content) and gambling. Another doctrine effect can be seen in Utah's high birth rate (25 percent higher than the national average; the highest for a state in the U.S.). The Mormons in Utah tend to have conservative views when it comes to most political issues and the majority of voter-age Utahns are unaffiliated voters (60%) who vote overwhelmingly Republican. John McCain polled 62.5% in the 2008 Presidential Election while 70.9% of Utahns opted for George W Bush in 2004. According to a report produced by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life the self-identified religious affiliations of Utahns over the age of 18 as of 2008 are:

  • Latter Day Saint movement 48% (labeled as Mormon on survey)
  • Unaffiliated 16%
  • Catholic 10%
  • Evangelicals 7%
  • Mainline Protestants 6%
  • Black Protestant Churches 1%
  • No Answer 1%
  • Other Faiths 1%
  • Buddhism <.5%
  • Eastern Orthodox <.5%
  • Hinduism <.5%
  • Islam <.5%
  • Jehovah's Witnesses <.5%
  • Judaism <.5%
  • Non denominational <.5%
  • Other World Religions <.5%

Margin of error +/- 6%

Patron Saint[]

  • Our Lady of the Snows
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