Throughout the book, Dean references survey results from the National Study of Youth and Religion (conducted from 2002 to 2005). The survey, given to 3,300 teenagers ages 13 to 17, provides the following insights into the lives of Mormon teenagers:
- Eighty percent of Latter-day Saint teens talk about religion with their families more than once per week.
- Seventy-three percent of Latter-day Saint teens are "significantly more likely" than other teens to hold religious views similar to that of their parents.
- Sixty-eight percent of Mormon teens fast and practice other forms of self-denial.