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Summary: This page indexes attacks and criticism of the Church based upon statistical analysis.
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- Question: Why does Utah lead the United States in subscriptions to online adult entertainment?
- Question: Is the fact that Salt Lake City has many plastic surgeons indicative of Mormon vanity and concern with appearance?
- Question: Is it true that Utah has the highest personal bankruptcy rate in the United States?
- Question: Is the suicide rate in Utah higher than the national average?
- Question: Is the rate of antidepressant use in Utah much higher among Mormons than the general population?
- Question: In Utah, are more people leaving the Church than are joining the Church?
FairMormon web site
|Statistical issues FAIR|
- Dr. Tim B. Heaton, "Dealing with Demographics," presentation at the 2002 FAIR Conference. FairMormon link
|Statistical issues on-line links|
- Michael R. Ash, "Are LDS Prone to Problems," mormonfortress.com off-site
- Daniel K. Judd, "Religion, Mental Health, and the Latter-day Saints," BYU Speeches mp3 offsite
- Gilbert Fellingham, Kyle McBride, H. Dennis Tolley, Joseph L. Lyon, "Statistics on Suicide and LDS Church Involvement in Males Age 15–34," Brigham Young University Studies 39 no. 2 (2000), 173–80. off-site
- Hilton, Fellingham, and Lyon, "Suicide Rates and Religious Commitment in Young Adult Males in Utah," American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 155, No. 5 : 413-419) off-site
- Lars Lefgren, Frank McIntyre, Explaining the Puzzle of Cross‐State Differences in Bankruptcy Rates, The Journal of Law and Economics (May 2009).
|Statistical issues printed materials|
- Daniel K. Judd, ed., Religion, Mental Health, and the Latter-day Saints (Provo, UT: BYU Religious Studies Center, 1999), xvi + 318 pages. off-site