Mormons and American Politics
Thursday, our guests are political scientists David Campbell and Quin Monson, co-authors of a new book that explains Mormons’ place in the American political landscape. Some facts they outline won’t come as a shock, like that Mormons are primarily conservative. But there are surprises in the research. For instance, there are more Republican LDS Church members than ever before, and the numbers seem to be growing. We’ll talk about what makes Mormons tick politically, how America responds, and what it teaches us about faith and politics.
- On Thursday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m. David Campbell, Professor of Political Science at University of Notre Dame, will deliver the University of Utah Tanner Humanities Center's 2014 McMurrin Lecture on Religion and Culture. The event is free at the City Library in downtown Salt Lake City. For more details, click here
- On Friday, Campbell and Quin Monson, Assoc Professor of Political Science at BYU, will be part of a panel discussion on their book. Other panelists include Allison Pond, national edition editor of the Deseret News, and Patrick Mason, Chair of Mormon Studies at Claremont Graduate University. That's at 11:00 a.m. in room B192 of the Joseph F. Smith Building at Brigham Young University.
- Campbell and Monson are co-authors, along with John C. Green of The University of Akron, of Seeking the Promised Land: Mormons and American Politics [Indiebound|Amazon]