Utah's foundation under the influence of the LDS church, and the continued influence of the majority LDS population in the state make this area unique in the United States. This situation makes life for the non-LDS in Utah somewhat different than in other areas. Through a series of interviews with members of the Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Baptist (National Baptist Convention), Buddhist, and Jewish faiths, this thesis produced a large body of qualitative data concerning the non-LDS experience in Utah.
The experience of non-LDS people in Utah can by typified, with a few exceptions, as a traditional majority/minority interaction. Elements of Marxist theory and also of the Group-Identification theory adequately explain most of the elements of the non-LDS Utah experience.
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David M. Kennedy Center
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Bushman, Jesse Smith, "A Qualitative Analysis of the Non-LDS Experience in Utah" (1995). Theses and Dissertations. 4573.