Survey: Members of LDS faith feel more threatened by Hollywood

Associated Press/July 25, 2009

Salt Lake City - A new survey shows members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints feel more threatened by Hollywood than do members of other faiths.

The survey, released Friday by The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, found 68 percent of LDS followers think their values are often threatened by the entertainment industry.

The study showed the next highest religious group concerned about Hollywood was Jehovah's Witnesses at 54 percent. Fifty-three percent of evangelical Protestant church members feel the same.

By comparison, 42 percent of the general population feels threatened by Hollywood.

The study also shows 1.7 percent of Americans are LDS, which is comparable to the size of the nation's Jewish population.

And it found nine out of 10 Latter-day Saints are white, which compares with about 71 percent of the American population.

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