The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a theologically conservative, Christian religion, restored to the earth through the prophet Joseph Smith. Organized in 1830 in upstate New York with just six members, the Church currently has nearly 12 million members. More than 5 million of those members live in the United States, belonging to one of 11,315 congregations. The Latter Day Saints make up roughly 1.8 percent of the total U.S. population, making them the seventh largest religious body in the country.

The Latter-day Saints’ participation in FACT2000  included a survey of 999 churches randomly chosen from a listing of all congregations in the United States. A total of 969 questionnaires were returned for a 97% response rate. The church also contributed supplemental survey data for FACT2008.

View the version of the questionnaire used by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 2000 guided by researcher Perry Cunningham.

If you are interested in obtaining specific information about the results of the Latter Day Saints survey, please get in touch with their contact person  Mary Lou McNamara at [email protected]

If you would like to know more about the Latter Day Saints, visit the denomination's official web site at

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