Recent BYU research shows that education plays an important role in the level of church activity for LDS members.
Sociology professors Tim B. Heaton and Cardell K. Jacobson researched the social life of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In one of their reports, they presented some social and religious characteristics of Church members.
Heaton and Jacobson’s research supports previous results that showed active Church members tend to have a higher level of education. They play a more central role in their church units and provide stability to their religious communities.
Church members have an educational advantage compared to the national population and higher educational levels than the population as a whole. Education is strongly and positively related to church attendance for Latter-day Saints, though church attendance nationwide may seem unrelated to education as a whole.