It’s not easy being a Mormon

A friend of the blog (and the blogger) sent me a link to the Pew study on Mormons released earlier this month.  I assume he wanted me to do something about it.  I recalled hearing one particular finding that caught my attention when this came out.  Apparently, it’s tough being a Mormon.  Worse than being Black, in fact.  As we can see from a portion of this awesome infographic Pew made to highlight key findings.


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Professor of Political Science at NC State

4 Responses to It’s not easy being a Mormon

  1. J-Dog says:

    “Nonetheless, Mormons perceive hostility directed toward them from evangelical Christians”

  2. Alex says:

    Maybe I’m misunderstanding the graphic, but it seems that this survey is saying that *Mormons* perceive that there is more discrimination against them than there is against blacks. In other words, they only surveyed Mormons (less than 2% of the general population, as the graphic says), not the general population.

    I understand that as a descriptor of how Mormons feel, this is useful, but it doesn’t show that “[I]t’s tough being a Mormon. Worse than being Black, in fact.” Except in the eyes of Mormons. (Which, again, is interesting knowledge, but not the same thing.)

    Am I missing something?

  3. Steve Greene says:

    The only thing you missed was my tongue quite firmly in my cheek when I wrote those sentences.

  4. Alex says:

    Indeed. I thought that might be the case…

    Interesting that Mormons as a group recognize that there is more discrimination against gays and lesbians. Given the Prop 8 support by the LDS Church, I wonder if they include themselves among the discriminators.

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