Looking at the facts, Mormons by the numbers

The Mormon Media Observer is taking stock of resources on the Web that help tell the story of Latter-day Saints and interactions with others through statistics.

When the Mormon Media Observer recently reported that the LDS Church was the fourth largest denomination in the United States, some readers questioned the number. The source is the National Council of Churches 2009 Yearbook and Elder M. Russell Ballard's October 2007 Conference address:

The Top five U.S. denominations by adherents are as follows:

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