Latter-day Saints’ membership growth slowed in Utah in 2019

FILE- In this Jan. 3, 2018, file photo, the angel Moroni statue, silhouetted against the sky, sits atop the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at Temple Square, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Membership growth in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Utah has slowed to its lowest level in decades. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the church added just 4,900 members in Utah in between October 2018 and September 2019.

The church grew by fewer than 10,000 people in a year only one other time since 1989, the first year the newspaper had access to membership data. That was in 2018, when membership rose by about 9,000 people.

By comparison, the faith widely known as the Mormon church added more than 40,000 new members in 2013, which was the high mark of the last decade.

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  • Polygamy Polly January 13, 2020 at 9:46 am Reply

    Hmmm…I wonder if its because of the gospel essays/whitewashing/changing rules or just access to truth

  • cache cache January 13, 2020 at 3:17 pm Reply

    they will look at it as a “sign of the times, and this wicked world getting worse.” when actually it’s a sign of sorts, your institution is no longer relevant and big business as religion won’t fly anymore.

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