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Church Statement on 2012 Pew Study on Mormons

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement today regarding the Pew study on Mormons released 12 January 2012:

"As the Church and its members are increasingly the focus of media attention, we’re eager to participate in conversations that help the public get to know us better. Even though the recent Pew study did not survey any of the Church’s eight million members who live outside the U.S., it highlights some important aspects regarding who we are and what we believe. For example, the study found that Church members subscribe to traditional Christian beliefs, have high moral standards, are overwhelmingly satisfied with their lives and communities, are active in serving others and have a profound dedication to family. These results reflect the Church's message that a deep commitment to the teachings of Jesus Christ brings lasting happiness."

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