Skip to comments.Mormons Most Conservative Major Religious Group
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 ...
But Utah is strong in Romney’s camp?
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.
So Mitt Romney really isn’t Mormon?
That may be the only thing he hasn't flip flopped on......yet.
In a word....BULL!
I've seen studies that show a plurality of blacks as being "conservative." Self-identification means NOTHING politically.
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.
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.
But aren’t they slipping away from that..... now that they have gone gay?
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...”
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.
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.
Traditional Catholics would easily eclipse the Mormons but are, alas, viewed as a fringe, not a major, group.
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.
Maybe they were just reaching a conclusion, and lamely trying to find a statistical justification for it.
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.
how many are in the military
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.
Anglicans and Orthodox.
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.
“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.
By your question, I assume you already know that Mormons and Jews are not big on the American military.
If ldsers are so conservative why do they march nearly in lock step for Romney?
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.
Er, what was I saying earlier about woodwork and crawling???
Mitt Romney's mormonism is Harry Reid's mormonism
This is a map that is showing Utah strong Romney:
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.
My father and stepfather both served in the military and are Jewish. My father died of a service related injury.
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.”
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.
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.
“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?
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?
They served honorably in Army and Navy, and I do not know if they were drafted. Sorry
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.
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.
I guess your military service was more valuable and righteous then any of those ‘drafted’ guys, huh?
Huh? You will have to catch me up, what did I miss?
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.
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.
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."
“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.
You were sure giving it the old college try.
“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.
Yep, states that voted most conservative the last election was Alabama...
Alabama is Southern Baptist.
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.