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Published: Wednesday, April 18 2012 8:01 a.m. MDT

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A Scientist
Provo, UT

md,

I am aware that "The study wasn't conducted by the church." That makes no difference to my point.

Tiger5
Cache county, USA

Why do we care science boy? Cause a Mormon is our nomination. We would like to understand his chances of getting the Jewish vote.

screenname
Salt Lake City, UT

A Scientist,

Your response to BH seems to indicate that you were not asking your question in good faith, but rather were trying to bait someone into a worthless argument.

There is no answer to that question that someone as biased as you would accept. Were Mormons not involved in trying to gauge their relationships with other communities, we would be accused (as we often are) of being insensitive and intolerant of other people's views. Yet when we do studies to determine what other people think of us (as others have mentioned, this article is NOT about such a study, which makes your comment off-topic), you accuse us of being overly concerned with popularity and PR.

Since the Church cannot do any good in your eyes, one can only surmise that your numerous comments on stories related to the LDS Church are nothing more than sour grapes.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Non mormon Utahans definitely do NOT prefer mormons.

Capella
Bakersfield, CA

How sad, how quickly you all go at each other. Why even comment in the poll? It is what it is.

I grew up Mormon in L.A. with mostly Jewish friends and we loved to share Shabbat dinner with them. When I became an evangelical our friendships never changed, nor did they care. Many factors were never explored in this poll.

(I have been treated far kinder by my Jewish friends than by Mormon family and friends following my conversion. But none of those factors changed my love for my LDS community.)

EnglishAlan
Rugeley, Staffs

@ A Scientist.

You said,

"Trying to show that "cool" people are Mormons (or vice-versa) is not "preaching the gospel". Trying to change the public's impressions of the Church is not "preaching the gospel".

If you are a scientist, surely you should base your assumptions on research. (My son-in-law is a geneticist, and he bases all of his findings in that manner.) Research shows that we Latter-day Saints are being knocked by various groups, and this can provide a reticence in some to listen to our message of the Church of Jesus Christ restored in latter-days. If a scientist finds, say, a harmful substance that is causing concern for a sick person, will he not try to find a cure? Our message is under attack from outside sources, and impressions can prevent the true message going forth. Whether you like it, or do not, research says that these programmes are working, and bringing about a "cure." They allow the message to get through, and as a result are very much "Preaching the Gospel."

donn
layton, UT

Re; Coach Biff, Never ceases to amaze me that those who are disaffected and at odds with the church are some of the first to comment on all things LDS. I wonder if they understand that they are the embodiment of the fulfillment of prophecy?
Brigham Young, Can you make a Christian of a Jew? I tell you Nay, If a Jew comes into this church ,and the blood honestly professes to be a Saint, a follower of Christ, and if the blood of Judah is in his veins, he will apostatize.(JoD V. 2 p. 142)

Mr DL
Bel Air, MD

This article brought back memories of growing up in a small town in the Bible Belt in the 1970s. Our elementary school had a Bible Trailer just off the property, and the kids have one or two periods a week where they would attend Bible Class in the trailer. Those that chose not to attend would go to the library instead. When our class had our turn to attend bible class, I opted out. The predominant christian church in our area was fairly antagonistic to Mormons. As it ended up, two Jewish boys, Mark and Elon, joined me, a Mormon in the library. The three of us became friends and enjoyed our time in the library together.

Arkansas_gal
DE QUEEN, AR

I hold our Jewish brothers and sisters with great reverence and respect. These are God's chosen people and I respect the struggles that they have gone through. I live in the Bible belt and must drive 45 mintues to attend my branch on Sunday and must be there even earlier to attend meetings beforehand. My Stake center is 2 1/2 hours away. My Jewish friends must drive even farther to attend services. I think that living in an area of religious intolerance makes us appreciate the struggles of other religions. I work with a lady of Jewish faith and make sure to honor her traditions as much as I honor the Christian traditions.

justhappytobehere
Orem, UT

Okay, let's try this again. Last time I was somehow denied for name-calling and racism. All I said was that I thought it was funny (comical) that it's reported that Jewish-Americans are reported to like Mormons better than Evangelicals, but with rating of only 47 out of 100, it doesn't seem like they like Mormons much, does it? And the way it was stated in the article made me laugh out loud.

waterperson
Saint George, UT

I find this interesting. I AM JEWISH and moved to Saint George 3 years ago from Maryland. I have found the LDS People very friendly and nice. Very family oriented like the Jews and have been very kind to me. By the way I am a Republican and very conservative. I feel very comfortable living here and like the Mormons very much.

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