But despite the dire forebodings from the left and right, what would a Mormon president really be like? Let’s take a look at what Mormon politicians in Utah have done. According to the neutral adherents.com research:
Utah was ranked as the #1 best state in which to raise children in by the Children's Right's Council, Provo, Utah as the #1 healthiest city in the country for women, and the Salt Lake City-Ogden metro area as the best place to live in North America.
Despite the fact that Utah ranks next-to-last in educational spending, Utah spends a much greater percentage of their budget on education with the results that Utah has:
- the highest high school graduation rates in the nation
- the 2nd highest percentage of high school graduates
- the highest number of AP exams taken and passed per capita
- ranked 7th in the nation academically, beating out states that spend nearly $10,000 more per student.
Utah also spends a significantly smaller portion of their budget on public welfare with the following results:
- lowest child poverty rate in the nation
- lowest number of teen pregnancies
- lowest number of children born to single or unwed mothers
- highest amount of money given by wealthy (over $200k) to charity
Hmmm... lowest spending, highest results. What's so bad about a Mormon president again?