Michael Otterson of the LDS Church Public Affairs Department responds to this question on the Washington Post's "On Faith" Web site: "According to a new Pew Forum survey, more than four in 10 Americans have switched their religious affiliation since childhood or dropped out of any formal religious group. Is this a mark of the health or sickness of American religion?" Otterson's response includes references to the thoughts and philosophies of de Tocqueville, the Apostle Paul and President Gordon B. Hinckley. To read it on the "On Faith" Web site please click here.