Mormon Quotes

Teenagers

Peggy Fletcher Stack
Fifty‑eight percent of Mormon women admit to having sexual intercourse before marriage.
Peggy Fletcher Stack, Salt Lake Tribune, August 9, 1991
Peggy Fletcher Stack
Fourteen percent of LDS teens say they have smoked a cigarette in the last month.
Peggy Fletcher Stack, Salt Lake Tribune, August 9, 1991
Tim B. Heaton
The median age of LDS women at the time of marriage is 20.6 years, younger than all other groups except Baptists and fundamentalist Protestants.
Tim B. Heaton, Salt Lake Tribune, August 9, 1991
Tim B. Heaton
Seven percent of Mormon women give birth before marriage.
Tim B. Heaton, Salt Lake Tribune, August 9, 1991
Tim B. Heaton
The median age of first birth [for Mormons] was 22, much younger than most other religious groups.
Tim B. Heaton, Salt Lake Tribune, August 9, 1991
Tim B. Heaton
These trends coupled with some reluctance to discuss sexual issues openly could lead to an increasing discrepancy between official codes of conduct and actual behavior.
Tim B. Heaton, Salt Lake Tribune, August 9, 1991
Stephen Bahr
Mormon teens have a lower incidence of alcohol, tobacco and marijuana use when compared with other religious teens. But Mormons are similar to all the other religious traditions in their use of amphetamines and cocaine.
Stephen Bahr, Salt Lake Tribune, August 9, 1991
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