A while back we put up a poll asking commenters to vote on their top feminist concerns with the Church. The table below shows a few results, based on responses from the 78 people who have voted as of today (although second and third concerns each received only 75 total responses). Note that the “weighted votes” column assigns votes for #1 concern a value of 3, #2 concern a value of 2, and #3 concern a value of 1. The “votes” column simply counts the number of times a concern was voted for without weighting.
The major result of this poll is that limited female participation in Church administration is by far the top concern of those who voted. This response was not only mentioned most often as a top concern (24 times) but was also mentioned more often than any other concern as being second most important (15) and third most important (14). With 53 total votes, this was the only concern mentioned by over half of respondents.
|Limited female participation in Church administration||116||53|
|Teaching that husbands “preside” in their families||68||33|
|Gender roles in the temple ceremony||55||24|
|Lack of info about Heavenly Mother||40||21|
|Teaching that women should stay at home and raise children||33||17|
|Lack of women in the scriptures/female role models||30||18|
- 5 February 2007