The media considers why Mormonism carries agitation among many

A Quinnipiac poll conducted earlier this month revealed that only 35 percent of Americans are "entirely comfortable" with the idea of a Latter-day Saint taking Barack Obama's seat in the White House.

It's an opinion that The Economist editors said they didn't quite understand.

Taking a more favorable step than the variety of Mormon pillars discussed by Newsweek earlier this month — Newsweek's analysis did include statements about how Latter-day Saints' "distinctive values and characteristics" have contributed to their "success" and the "remarkable growth" of the church since its inception in 1830 — the discussion in The Economist explored why the faith should be admired.

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