The 2016 Next Mormons Survey

The 2016 Next Mormons Survey is a public opinion survey of current and former members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the United States.

The online component sampled 1,156 self-identified Mormons and 540 self-identified former Mormons between September 8 and November 1, 2016 and is representative of American Mormons and former Mormons nationally. The online survey was supplemented with 66 qualitative interviews, generating more than 340,000 words of interviewees’ personal experiences and reflections.

The Next Mormons Survey is the most extensive collection of Mormon attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors collected by independent or academic researchers to date.

More information about the survey and its methodology can be accessed via the links above.


The Next Mormons: How Millennials Are Changing the LDS Church, a book based on the research findings, is now available from Oxford University Press and




The Next Mormons was the topic of the 2019 Mormon Studies Conference at Claremont Graduate University: “Millennial Saints: Generational Change in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”

Video recordings of several of conference presentations are now available on YouTube.