|Data Dictionary:||Religion 2009 (InfoGroup)|
|Data Source:||Data collected by InfoGroup, organized by the ARDA, tabulated and processed by Social Explorer.|
Universe: Total Number of Congregations
|T8.||Latter-day Saint (Mormon) - Total Number of Congregations|
|Universe: Total Number of Congregations|
|Excerpt from:||Social Explorer Religion 2009 Documentation. Data collected by the InfoGroup, organized by the ARDA, tabulated and processed by Social Explorer.|
|Religion 2009 -> Religion by Tradition -> Latter-day Saints (Mormon)|
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (colloquially referred to as the Mormon Church) is a restorationist Christian church and the largest denomination originating from the Latter Day Saint movement founded by Joseph Smith, Jr. in upstate New York in 1830. The church is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah and has established congregations (called wards or branches) worldwide.