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Question #3009 posted on 02/09/2004 12:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,
Where can I find what percentage of LDS people were in polygamous relationships before 1890? I have heard that it was a very small percentage, but I can't find any statistics. Thanks.
- Curious

A: Dear Curious,

The Encyclopedia of Mormonism says that a Maximum of 20-25% of the LDS adults practised polygamy before 1890. I have read other accounts that estimate the number around 5%, but since some records were not kept very well or are very ambiguous on the subject, it is really hard to tell.

The captain