From: Bishop Paul Zimmerman
Subject: Church survey on doubt
In response to this highly negative and blatantly inaccurate story in the New York Times--www [dot] nytimes [dot] com/bullshit-story--the LDS Church has conducted a reliable survey that reveals who among the faithful are actual doubters. The results are summarized in the following statement from a church spokesman:
According to research conducted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a significant majority -- 77 percent -- of those who attend church "believe wholeheartedly in all the teachings of the church."
Some Latter-day Saints, however -- 22 percent in the survey -- find that "some teachings of the LDS Church are hard for me to believe." A demographic study of these "doubting Mormons" revealed them to be of mixed ethnicities, lower socio-economic status, and educated outside of Utah Valley or Rexburg, Idaho.
A similar study of the 77 percent who claim to believe wholeheartedly in the church reveals them to be white, upper middle class, graduates of Brigham Young University, and residents of Davis County, Utah.
-- Providing further evidence for why the LDS Church continues to maintain the reputation it so richly deserves.*
*A survey of Mormons who no longer attend church has been curtailed due to the profane nature of the respondents' answers.If you would like to stop receiving these emails you will not be included in our next survey.