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Published: Wednesday, Feb. 26 2014 1:20 a.m. MST

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John Pack Lambert of Michigan
Ypsilanti, MI

"Protestant or other non-Catholic Christian" is just a bizarre way to merge groups. This is apparently grouping Protestants and Orthodox Christians (both Oriental and Eastern). This makes no sense at all. Orietnal Orthodox Christians actually broke with Eastern Orthodox Christians and Catholics about 500 years before those two groups break, and those groups broke 500 years before the Catholic/Protestant break. The Orthodox Christians in no way belong aligned with Protestants, and to so align them makes no sense at all.

Tyler McArthur
South Jordan, UT

Interesting that the rate has held steady at 60% for the past six years. I would guess that immigration of non-Mormons to Utah is offset by large Mormon families. I would also guess that attrition rates are similarly made up for by convert baptisms, which Utah still has a huge amount of. I might be way off, I haven't looked at any numbers...

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

I know it wasn't the intent on the part of the gallup people, but that this information gets interpreted as a news story here is utterly bizarre.

Ian
Heber City, UT

Even if 30% of Mormons don't attend church regularly, aren't they still Mormons assuming they identify themselves that way?
I don't see anyone saying that 90% of protestants (and many other faiths) don't attend church at all.

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