U.S. understanding of Mormons changed little in 2012, Pew poll shows

The intense media scrutiny of the 2012 U.S presidential campaign appears to have made little difference in American understanding and awareness of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, according to information released Friday by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.

The survey, conducted Dec. 5-9 among 1,503 American adults, shows that 82 percent of Americans say they learned little or nothing about the LDS faith during the presidential campaign that involved a prominent Mormon, Mitt Romney. Survey respondents were also unable to correctly answer basic questions about LDS history and doctrine.

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