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Mormons Most Conservative Major Religious Group
Gallup Poll ^

Posted on 01/11/2010 4:41:06 PM PST by MarkAccord

PRINCETON, NJ -- Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormons, are the most conservative major religious group in the country, with 59% identifying as conservative, 31% as moderate, and 8% as liberal.

(Excerpt) Read more at gallup.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: conservatives; ldschurch; mormon; mormons; romney; utah
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1 posted on 01/11/2010 4:41:06 PM PST by MarkAccord
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To: MarkAccord

But Utah is strong in Romney’s camp?


2 posted on 01/11/2010 4:43:30 PM PST by Sybeck1 (Rush Hudson Limbaugh, Mmm, Mmm, Mmm)
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To: MarkAccord

Worst thing that could happen? If Mormons all became high church protestants.

Hey guys, if you’re going to do it, please wait until after the next election.


3 posted on 01/11/2010 4:43:43 PM PST by marron
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To: MarkAccord

So Mitt Romney really isn’t Mormon?


4 posted on 01/11/2010 4:44:51 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: cripplecreek
So Mitt Romney really isn’t Mormon?

That may be the only thing he hasn't flip flopped on......yet.

5 posted on 01/11/2010 4:46:50 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("Get lost, Mitt. You're the Eddie Haskell of the Republican party." (Finny))
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To: MarkAccord
They have Catholics, but they ignore the second largest church, Southern Baptists, and then they have the Mormons, I would like to see the Southern Baptist (Evangelical)numbers. Image and video hosting by TinyPic
6 posted on 01/11/2010 4:50:47 PM PST by ansel12 (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.)
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To: Sybeck1

In a word....BULL!


7 posted on 01/11/2010 4:51:21 PM PST by pointsal
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To: pointsal

Huh?


8 posted on 01/11/2010 4:54:51 PM PST by ansel12 (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.)
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To: ansel12
If Catholics voted "conservative," Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Connecticut would be solidly GOP states. There is not one heavily Catholic region of the country that votes Right.

I've seen studies that show a plurality of blacks as being "conservative." Self-identification means NOTHING politically.

9 posted on 01/11/2010 4:57:39 PM PST by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: MarkAccord

The 59% of Mormons who identify as conservative is the largest such percentage of any major religious group included in this analysis. The next-most-conservative group are Protestants (including non-Catholic Christians), with 46% identifying as conservative. (This review does not include analysis of specific denominations into which Protestants can be subdivided, of which there are hundreds.) Thirty-nine percent of Catholics are conservative. Less than a quarter of Jews, Muslims, those who identify with other religions, and those with no religious identity identify as conservatives.


10 posted on 01/11/2010 4:59:46 PM PST by MarkAccord
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To: cripplecreek

This poll really has nothing to do with Mitt Romney, or Glenn Beck, or Harry Reid, all of whom are Mormons. I just thought it is interesting how religion and political philosophy correlate.

The Jewish community is almost as liberal as the agnostics, which is a source of frustration for me.


11 posted on 01/11/2010 4:59:51 PM PST by MarkAccord
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To: MarkAccord

But aren’t they slipping away from that..... now that they have gone gay?


12 posted on 01/11/2010 5:01:07 PM PST by Gator113 (Obama is America's First Failed Black Pres-dent..... "Fruit of Kaboom Bomber" was the 3rd attack.)
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To: MarkAccord

This shows what kind of confusion exists around the definition of “conservative.” Utah, as a state, has not met a tax or law that it doesn’t like. Everything is taxed, and just about everything else is illegal or highly regulated. And we won’t even discuss the promotion of illegal immigration into the state by “the powers that be...”


13 posted on 01/11/2010 5:03:02 PM PST by frankenMonkey ("Natural Born Citizen" - US Constitution, 1787; "Words have meaning" - Barack Obama, 2009)
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To: MarkAccord

All Mormons make up only about 2% of the US Population. Active Mormons make up only about 1%. The effect of Mormonism on a Presidential election is nil.

Do not pander to this special interest group. Their interest is in getting their own into positions of power.


14 posted on 01/11/2010 5:03:05 PM PST by colorcountry (A faith without truth is not true faith.)
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To: ansel12

Yeah. They seemed to have “skipped over” the white evangelical protestants in that “Most Conservative” categorization.

Maybe they were just reaching a conclusion, and lamely trying to find a statistical justification for it.


15 posted on 01/11/2010 5:04:28 PM PST by Habibi ("It is vain to do with more what can be done with less." - William of Occam)
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To: MarkAccord

Traditional Catholics would easily eclipse the Mormons but are, alas, viewed as a fringe, not a major, group.


16 posted on 01/11/2010 5:05:23 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: MarkAccord

As individuals, I would think so. I believe a lot of people judge the whole based on a few politicians. I sure would hate for whatever demographic I happen do be in to be judged based on the politicians who also claim said label. Politicians for the most part, aren’t exactly the paragon of society. Rarely do we have a Statesman pop up any more.


17 posted on 01/11/2010 5:06:06 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Habibi
Yeah. They seemed to have “skipped over” the white evangelical protestants in that “Most Conservative” categorization.

Maybe they were just reaching a conclusion, and lamely trying to find a statistical justification for it.

True.

If they'd separated out evangelicals from "mainstream" Protestants they may have got different results.

But "white" isn't a religious category, so there's a problem there.

18 posted on 01/11/2010 5:10:17 PM PST by x
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To: MarkAccord

how many are in the military


19 posted on 01/11/2010 5:11:03 PM PST by dalebert
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To: MarkAccord
The next-most-conservative group are Protestants (including non-Catholic Christians), with 46% identifying as conservative. (This review does not include analysis of specific denominations into which Protestants can be subdivided, of which there are hundreds.)

I thought that all non Catholic Christians come under Protestant, which non Catholic Christians are not Protestants? The least Gallup could have done would be to separate the largest Protestant church (Southern Baptist), if they are going to make a big deal about Mormons.

Seeing Catholic compared to everything Protestant is vague enough, but to do that when you are going to include a group as small as Mormon makes the report useless.

20 posted on 01/11/2010 5:12:14 PM PST by ansel12 (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.)
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To: ansel12

Anglicans and Orthodox.


21 posted on 01/11/2010 5:14:24 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Habibi
Yeah. They seemed to have “skipped over” the white evangelical protestants in that “Most Conservative” categorization. Maybe they were just reaching a conclusion, and lamely trying to find a statistical justification for it.

I wasn't thinking of race, instead they could have done Catholics (biggest church), Southern Baptist (second biggest church), the rest of the Protestants, and then Mormon.

That would have given us more perspective and context for where these groups are.

22 posted on 01/11/2010 5:17:05 PM PST by ansel12 (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.)
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To: x

“But “white” isn’t a religious category, so there’s a problem there.”

Well,yes and no. They did seem to break their groups out on a black and white basis, so the pollsters must have thought race was an important delineation as well. Note also that they show no “breakout” for the black protestants, yet the white protestants seem to have subcategories as to their attendance at church. Curious.

In any event, this seems to be more of a racial polling, than a religious one. The black vs. white political affiliation couldn’t be more bipolar. Might political preference be based more on race than religion. That’s troubling to me. Maybe they should have stuck to differences in religion period.


23 posted on 01/11/2010 5:21:37 PM PST by Habibi ("It is vain to do with more what can be done with less." - William of Occam)
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To: MarkAccord
If Mormons are conservative why do they elect RINOs? Huh?
24 posted on 01/11/2010 5:22:02 PM PST by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid!)
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To: dalebert
how many are in the military

By your question, I assume you already know that Mormons and Jews are not big on the American military.

25 posted on 01/11/2010 5:23:30 PM PST by ansel12 (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.)
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To: MarkAccord

If ldsers are so conservative why do they march nearly in lock step for Romney?


26 posted on 01/11/2010 5:25:47 PM PST by svcw (The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves. GW)
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To: MarkAccord

Their church policy on abortion allows for abortion after consulting with their local bishop. For me that is a litmus test. I consider them only marginally pro-life.


27 posted on 01/11/2010 5:27:09 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Anyone pushing Romney must love socialism...Piss on Romney and his enablers!!" ~ Jim Robinson)
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To: colorcountry
Their interest is in getting their own into positions of power

Er, what was I saying earlier about woodwork and crawling???

Mitt Romney's mormonism is Harry Reid's mormonism

28 posted on 01/11/2010 5:31:28 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (Obamacare: Old folks don't deserve healthcare. They use up too many carbon credits just breathing.)
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To: pointsal

This is a map that is showing Utah strong Romney:

http://republicanrankings.blogspot.com/2010/01/new-rankings-palins-major-srlc-speech.html


29 posted on 01/11/2010 5:59:51 PM PST by Sybeck1 (Rush Hudson Limbaugh, Mmm, Mmm, Mmm)
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To: ansel12

These can be confusion with these numbers. If you divided Catholics between white and Hispanic, you would find white Catholics much more conservative than Catholics as a whole. Same thing with Baptists, white vs. black Baptists.

Should Gallup have divided the religious groups into white and minority members? That is debatable.


30 posted on 01/11/2010 5:59:55 PM PST by MarkAccord
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To: ansel12

My father and stepfather both served in the military and are Jewish. My father died of a service related injury.


31 posted on 01/11/2010 6:00:01 PM PST by MarkAccord
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To: MarkAccord

You might be confusing me with someone else, I didn’t suggest a racial breakdown. This is what I posted.

“I wasn’t thinking of race, instead they could have done Catholics (biggest church), Southern Baptist (second biggest church), the rest of the Protestants, and then Mormon.

That would have given us more perspective and context for where these groups are.”


32 posted on 01/11/2010 6:05:35 PM PST by ansel12 (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.)
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To: MarkAccord

What years did they serve, and were they drafted?

Currently there are only about 4500 Jews in the entire American military, about 1/6th of what it should be.


33 posted on 01/11/2010 6:08:03 PM PST by ansel12 (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.)
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To: Clemenza
Self-identification means NOTHING politically.

I agree completely. The left and their tools are trying multiple ways to split the conservatives into warring camps, whether by religion, social issues, fiscal policy, national defense, you name it. It's all commie propaganda.

34 posted on 01/11/2010 6:15:14 PM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: ansel12

“By your question, I assume you already know that Mormons and Jews are not big on the American military.”

My uncle, a lifelong Mormon, retired with 27 yrs. service in the US Army. His son-in-law, likewise a lifelong Mormon, retired from the Army as well.

My Dad, a Mormon at the time, won a Purple Heart during his Marine Corp service. (later left the church)

Those 3 people were volunteers, not conscripts.

Sweeping generalizations like yours, aim to discredit entire groups.

How do you advance conservatism, by criticizing conservative groups?


35 posted on 01/11/2010 6:35:41 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: truth_seeker
Sweeping generalizations like yours, aim to discredit entire groups.

That isn't a sweeping generalization, it is just a fact. We aren't supposed to know enlistment data here on a conservative, pro military, political site?

36 posted on 01/11/2010 6:45:04 PM PST by ansel12 (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.)
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To: ansel12

They served honorably in Army and Navy, and I do not know if they were drafted. Sorry


37 posted on 01/11/2010 6:55:28 PM PST by MarkAccord
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To: MarkAccord

The real point is that knowing someone that was in the service, does not change the facts, in my family all the men enlisted, Father, Stepfather, both brothers, my only stepbrother, me, my son, and we all enlisted during war times except my father (joined 1939), and my son (1990s), but that doesn’t mean anything statistically.


38 posted on 01/11/2010 7:03:48 PM PST by ansel12 (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.)
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To: MarkAccord


39 posted on 01/11/2010 8:07:42 PM PST by Grig
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To: ansel12

My father was drafted and my step father enlisted. I never enlisted during the Vietnam War because I was opposed to it, and I was never drafted.


40 posted on 01/11/2010 8:30:26 PM PST by MarkAccord
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To: ansel12

I guess your military service was more valuable and righteous then any of those ‘drafted’ guys, huh?


41 posted on 01/11/2010 8:31:14 PM PST by 999replies
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To: 999replies

Huh? You will have to catch me up, what did I miss?


42 posted on 01/11/2010 8:43:59 PM PST by ansel12 (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.)
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To: MarkAccord

The reason that I asked is that you may have noticed that usually everyone mentions that Jews were represented in WWII, but that was a draftee war and of course we had some draftees even during the Vietnam war, but a much smaller number.

In this volunteer military, Jews are only .3% or 4500 people.


43 posted on 01/11/2010 8:49:47 PM PST by ansel12 (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.)
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To: ansel12

So I’ll ask again:

“How do you advance conservatism, by criticizing conservative groups?”

The charts above by another poster prove that Mormons vote strongly for conservatives.


44 posted on 01/11/2010 10:25:18 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: truth_seeker
I will ask you again "We aren't supposed to know enlistment data here on a conservative, pro military, political site?"

This is laughable, you really want to block enlistment information and American military demographics information here?

Is the fact that Mormons are not big on actually serving in the military supposed to be too secret, or too insulting for us to know it?

Why only Mormons, can I still mention Jewish enlistment rates, how about blacks, or Muslims, what other everyday information do you want to block?

This is more than laughable, it is pathetic, if the Mormon lack of walking the walk bothers you, then get your buddies to enlist, you can start with the Romneys, that line of males has been dodging serving America since they arrived on these shores.

"I was not planning on signing up for the military. It was not my desire to go off and serve in Vietnam..."
Boston Herald, 5/2/94

"I longed in many respects to actually be in Vietnam and be representing our country there and in some ways it was frustrating not to feel like I was there as part of the troops that were fighting in Vietnam."
Boston Globe, 6/24/07

"My sons are all adults, and they've made decisions about their careers, and they've chosen not to serve in the military and active duty, and I respect their decision ... " "One of the ways my sons are showing support for our nation is helping me get elected, because they think I'd be a great president."
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45 posted on 01/11/2010 11:03:48 PM PST by ansel12 (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.)
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To: ansel12

“This is laughable, you really want to block enlistment information and American military demographics information here?”

Post them if you’ve got them.

Nobody has said to block anything.


46 posted on 01/11/2010 11:14:27 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: truth_seeker

You were sure giving it the old college try.


47 posted on 01/11/2010 11:20:42 PM PST by ansel12 (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.)
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To: ansel12

“My sons are all adults, and they’ve made decisions about their careers, and they’ve chosen not to serve in the military and active duty, and I respect their decision ... “

########

I do not respect any person who wants to lead this country and has not served,I neither respect them, nor their sons.
May you all rot for profaning this country, while trying to run it. You have no honor.


48 posted on 01/11/2010 11:24:43 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: ansel12

Yep, states that voted most conservative the last election was Alabama...

Alabama is Southern Baptist.


49 posted on 01/11/2010 11:32:23 PM PST by LowOiL ("I adore McCain, support him 100% and will do everything I can to support his reelection" S. Palin)
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To: JouleZ

The Romney men have never served the United States in uniform, ever, since they arrived here many years before the Civil War.

This perfect, unbroken record of avoiding military service tells us something about the Romney’s view of America, remember that Mitt’s father was the anti war, republican candidate for president, during the Vietnam war, while his father was campaigning, Mitt was avoiding the draft in France.


50 posted on 01/11/2010 11:32:50 PM PST by ansel12 (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.)
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