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Percentage of Mormons in Utah declines

By , | Posted - Nov. 21, 2008 at 9:35 a.m.

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah is now less Mormon than ever.

An Associated Press review of membership records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints used by state planning officials to develop population estimates shows that Mormons now make up 60.4 percent of the state's population. The number is down from 60.7 percent last year.

The state's population estimates were released Thursday.

The percentage has declined every year for nearly two decades and if the trend continues Mormons will make up less than half of Utah's population by 2030.

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