The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints posted a question on their official Facebook page, “What three words describe your faith as a Latter-day Saint?” on September 29, 2011.
The call for comments was already closed when we first learned of it from an October 4, 2011 post on LDS Media Talk by Larry Richman titled, Words That Describe Latter Day Saints. His post displays a word cloud (probably a wordle) of the responses that shows some very prominent single words including Love, Faith, Jesus, Hope, Family, Christ, Charity, and Truth, with several other responses in smaller fonts.
We started to wonder if the raw data might have more to offer and went over to Facebook and found the original post. The question, “What three words describe your faith as a Latter-day Saint?” received 577 responses.
Several members had trouble limiting themselves to three words, or to just one response. But the content of the responses was pretty interesting.
We noticed hundred of members (Mormons) chose to respond with phrases (like “Child of God” or “Faith, Hope & Charity”) instead of freestanding words like hope, forgiveness, Christ, Atonement. Read More→