The proportion of Mormons in Utah’s population has actually gone up a bit in recent years. And one non-Mormon religious leader thinks that could be making all the churches in the state stronger.
An analysis of public records by the Salt Lake Tribune shows about 62-percent of Utah’s overall population belongs to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Just over half the population of Salt Lake County is listed on church records. There are three counties – Grand, Summit and San Juan – where Mormons are a minority.