The Scholarly Problem


Deseret News noted:

David Campbell, a University of Notre Dame associate professor and another adviser on the survey, noted that the more educated (Mormon) respondents were, the higher their levels of religious commitment.

“I was a little surprised by that,” said Campbell, who is LDS and who has extensively studied on the role of religion in the public square. “The more educated a Mormon is, the more likely they are to be wholehearted in their commitment to the church and its teachings.”

That is different from other churches, he said, where more education tends to lead to more religious skepticism. 1

  1. Deseret News. 2012. LDS religious commitment high, Pew survey finds. [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 13 October 2016].[]