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The Next Mormons: How Millennials Are Changing the LDS Church

Jana Riess

Abstract

American Millennials—the generation born in the 1980s and 1990s—have been leaving organized religion in unprecedented numbers. For a long time, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was an exception: nearly three-quarters of people who grew up Mormon stayed that way into adulthood. This book demonstrates that things are starting to change. Drawing on a large-scale national study of four generations of current and former Mormons as well as dozens of in-depth personal interviews, the text explores the religious beliefs and behaviors of young adult Mormons, finding that while their leve ... More

Keywords: Millennials, organized religion, Mormons, individualism, pluralism, same-sex couples, women's equality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190885205
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190885205.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jana Riess, author
Senior Columnist, Religion News Service