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What do Americans think about Mormons?

Many Utahns may have been surprised to learn that only four in 10 Americans correctly identified Mitt Romney as a Mormon in the July Public Religion Research Institute/Religion New Service Religion News Survey.

But perhaps that's not so surprising, given the percentage of Americans who say they don't know much about Mormons in general.

Only 29 percent of Americans say they speak with Mormons at least occasionally, 27 percent say their interactions with Mormons are seldom, and 41 percent say they never interact with Mormons, according to an institute survey conducted in August.

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