Church asks Mormons: Which websites, writers do you read?

The LDS Church is surveying its members about their readership of key websites and Mormon writers, a move that reflects the faith’s growing interest in managing its public image as two Mormon candidates make headlines pursuing the White House.

Church officials confirmed this week that the survey on a range of social, political and doctrinal matters — including the trustworthiness of specific journalists — is partly intended to gauge how and where Latter-day Saints get their information on LDS-related issues.

"This kind of survey is one way church leaders have to hear from members,’’ church spokesman Scott Trotter said in a statement. He declined to say specifically what would be done with the results.

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