The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints membership statistics (United States)


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints membership statistics (United States)

This page shows membership statistics of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints within the United States.
* Official LDS Membership - Membership count on record provided by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These records include adults and children, and also include active and less active members.
* From religious surveys - General religious surveys conducted within the United States. These surveyed U.S. adults about their religious beliefs.

Official LDS Membership

Membership records for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was used to determine the number of members in each state. The United States Census Bureau 2006 population estimates were used as the basis for the general population.

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Each state link gives a brief history and additional membership information for that state.

From religious surveys

The American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS) 2001 was based on a random digit-dialed telephone survey of 50,281 American adults in the continental U.S. [http://www.gc.cuny.edu/faculty/research_briefs/aris/aris_index.htm] Its findings are found on the map below on the left.

The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life published a survey of 35,556 adults living in the United States that was conducted in 2007. [http://religions.pewforum.org/] These results are found on the map below on the right. Note: some less populated states were combined in this survey. These include:Montana-Wyoming,D.C.-Maryland, North & South Dakota, New Hampshire-Vermont, and Connecticut-Rhode Island.

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2007 Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life

The table below lists a few findings, from the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, about the mormons.

References

* [http://newsroom.lds.org/ldsnewsroom/eng/ LDS Newsroom]

* [http://www.ldscatalog.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10151&productId=10309&langId=-1&storeId=10151 Deseret News Church Almanac, 2008] .

* [http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/GCTTable?_bm=y&-geo_id=01000US&-_box_head_nbr=GCT-T1&-ds_name=PEP_2006_EST&-_lang=en&-format=US-9&-_sse=on US Census Buerau Population Estimates]


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