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From Broadway to the Beltway, this is the Mormon moment. On stage, "The Book of Mormon: The Musical" is a wildly popular satire, and on television we regularly hear doubts about the viability of Mormon candidates for the presidency. Our attention is usually on those who view Mormons warily—especially evangelical Christians like Pastor Robert Jeffress, who recently declared Mormonism a cult. But it's also informative to examine which Americans like Mormons. The answer suggests that a Mormon politician like Mitt Romney may not face an impenetrable stained-glass ceiling after all.


Putnam, Robert D., and David E. Campbell. "Pinpointing Romney's Mormon Challenge." Wall Street Journal, October 21, 2011.