USA Today has an interesting article on religious growth (or lack thereof) in the US over the last few decades. We awesomely beat the mainline Protestants and Catholics, but lost out to the Wiccans, Muslims and Pentacostals :(.
And they peg US Church membership at 3.2 million members. I wonder if the Church will revise their figure of 5.9 million to more closely reflect reality….?
The survey is pretty simple: they ask a bunch of people (113k in 1990, 54k in 2008) “What is your religious identity?”
I suspect we’ll hear a letter from the FP in the next few months that simply says: “Attention fellow Church members: If someone calls or stops you on the street and asks you what your religious identity is, please answer “LDS/Mormon”