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What is the respondent's attitude about Mormons? This could include a variety of issues, including whether or not the respondent trusts Mormons, if the respondent would find a Mormon neighbor acceptable, etc.


Below are 17 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. The ARDA staff further categorized these questions into 3 types:

Government FundingOpinion of LDS BeliefsOpinion of Mormons

Government FundingThis question type asks if the respondent favors/opposes the LDS applying for government funding for certain programs

  • APLMRMN from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO C0MPLETED FORM 2. For each specific religious group, please indicate whether you would favor or oppose this group applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormon churches. (APLMRMN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FMORMN_B from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether you would favor or oppose the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormon churches, applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. [Form 2 only] (Q262GF2) (FMORMN_B) EXPAND/COLLAPSE

Opinion of LDS BeliefsThis question type asks about the respondent's opinion of or comfort with LDS beliefs

  • MORMON from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963LEARN MORE
    • We would like you to imagine, for a moment, that for some reason you could no longer continue to attend a church of your present denomination. Below is a list of other denominations that it would be possible for you to attend. We would like you to consider each and decide for yourself how comfortable and at home you think you would feel in each. -- Mormon Church (MORMON) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MRMNRREL from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007LEARN MORE
    • From what you know, do you think that the Mormon religion and your own religion have a lot in common, or do you think that the Mormon religion and your religion are very different? (Asked if respondent reported 1-5, 7-8, 11, 13-14 on RELIG) (MRMNRREL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MRMNRBEL from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007LEARN MORE
    • From what you know, do you think that the Mormon religion and your own beliefs have a lot in common, or do you think that the Mormon religion and your own beliefs are very different? (Asked if respondent reported 9, 10, 12, or 99 on RELIG) (MRMNRBEL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MRMNXIAN from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007LEARN MORE
    • Based on what you have read or heard about Mormons, do you think their religion is a Christian religion, or do you think it is not a Christian religion? (MRMNXIAN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SMORM_A from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009LEARN MORE
    • If RELIG = 1-2, 4-8, 11, 13-14, or (RELIG = 99 and CHR = 1): From what you know, do you think that the Mormon religion and your own religion are very similar, somewhat similar, somewhat different, or very different? (Q190C) [See Note 2: Randomization of Religious Similarity Variables on the ARDA Summary Page for randomization information.] (SMORM_A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • AMORM_A from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009LEARN MORE
    • If RELIG = 9-10, 12, or (RELIG = 99 or CHR = 2 or 9): From what you know, do you think that the Mormon religion and your own beliefs are very similar, somewhat similar, somewhat different, or very different? (Q191C) [See Note 2: Randomization of Religious Similarity Variables on the ARDA Summary Page for randomization information.] (AMORM_A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE

Opinion of MormonsThis question type asks the respondent's opinion about Mormons

  • OPMORMNS from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007LEARN MORE
    • Is your overall opinion of Mormons very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPMORMNS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRESMRMN from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007LEARN MORE
    • Would you be more likely or less likely to support a candidate for president who is Mormon, or wouldnt this matter to you? (PRESMRMN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • INFLMRMN from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007LEARN MORE
    • Which of the following has had the biggest influence on your view of Mormons … (INFLMRMN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q50P from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q50 How much would you say that you trust the following people or groups ..p. Mormons (Q50P) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • QN14_D from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American ReligionLEARN MORE
    • Is your overall opinion of Mormons very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (QN14_D) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W2D8 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • Do you feel warm, cold, or neither warm nor cold toward Mormons? (W2D8) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W2D9 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • IF WARM: Do you feel (extremely warm, moderately warm, or a little warm / a little warm, moderately warm, or extremely warm) toward Mormons? (W2D9) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W2D10 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • IF COLD: Do you feel (extremely cold, moderately cold, or a little cold / a little cold, moderately cold, or extremely cold) toward Mormons? (W2D10) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MORMON_A from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009LEARN MORE
    • Is your overall opinion of Mormons very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (Q141D) (MORMON_A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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