Gender gap widening among Utah Mormons, but why?

A new survey shows Mormon women outnumber men in the LDS Church — and the gap appears to be widening, especially in Utah.

The question is why.

Sociologists Rick Phillips, of the University of North Florida, and Ryan Cragun, of the University of Tampa, suggest it could be because Mormon men in the Beehive State are abandoning their faith at a greater rate than women.

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