A recent commentator on Mormon Mentality made the assertion that Mormons are less conservative outside of the West. Curious I went to look for some data. Actually Gallup found that Mormons are pretty much identical politically across the US.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/125021/mormons-conservative-major-religious-group.aspx

Mormons are also far more conservative then any other faith group in the country. The more active you are the more likely you will be conservative.

So what causes the LDS propensity to be conservatives? Is it the theology or practice of the religion or is the demographic make-up of the active membership? In other words church attending white married folks with kids.

I feel that its both a combination of theology/practice combined with the demographics of the average US Mormon that create this strong conservative bent.

What does the wisdom of the bloggernaccle say the cause is?