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Study Shows Mormonism is Fastest-Growing Faith in Half of U.S. States

posted on May 3, 2012

Kevin Eckstrom, RNS editor (and R & P board member), reports that Mitt Romney’s Church is gaining members at the same time the world’s most famous Mormon is trying to win more votes. The 2010 Religious Congregations and Membership Study reports that Mormons, along with Muslims, are replacing Catholics and mainline Protestants in both demographic and geographical influence across the country. Eckstrom writes that this new statistical data, compiled every 10 years and based mostly on congregational self-reporting, found that “Romney’s Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reported 2 million new adherents and new congregations in 295 counties where they didn’t exist a decade ago.” 

Read at Religion News Service