Mormons and evangelicals: So alike, yet so wary of each other

As a group, they tend to be conservative, church-going, Republican. They believe it's important to share their faith in Jesus - often on overseas mission trips - and call themselves champions of family values. And on those hot-button social issues, most of them oppose elective abortions and same-sex marriage.

Who am I speaking of?

If you said white evangelical Christians, you're right.

And if you said Mormons, you're right again.

"In the case of evangelicals and Mormons, they have a lot in common," write Robert Putnam and David Campbell in their newly published "American Grace: How Religion Divides Us and Unites Us." This good book may become a new bible for those trying to understand America's changing religious landscape.
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