The F.B.I. and C.I.A. recruit heavily from the Mormon population because they are usually cheaper to do a security clearance on, they often speak another language from their mission trips and they usually have a low risk lifestyle.

Why Mormons Make Great FBI Recruits

A few years back, when the Pew Research Center surveyed Mormons in America about their place in society, more than 60 percent of the participants said that Americans “are uninformed about Mormonism.” Mormons make up about 2 percent of the American population—about the same as Jews—but they’re not sure that the rest of the country quite understands or accepts them. Overwhelmingly, most Mormons described misperceptions about their religion or “lack of acceptance in American society.”

But there’s at least one place in American society where Mormons have found an unusual degree of acceptance—in agencies like the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and the CIA, which see Mormons as particularly desirable recruits and have a reputation f… Continue Reading (5 minute read)

7 thoughts on “The F.B.I. and C.I.A. recruit heavily from the Mormon population because they are usually cheaper to do a security clearance on, they often speak another language from their mission trips and they usually have a low risk lifestyle.”

  1. liquid_at

    Also, perfect disguise. They can walk through a busy street and no one will bother them.

  2. sl1878

    Its an inside joke at some agencies that they need to do special polygraph tests for catholics, because they’ve been taught to feel guilty about everything (am former catholic, can confirm lol)

  3. Chewblacka

    Mormonism is cool and all but Cussing and Coffee are cornerstones of my lifestyle

  4. benbernards

    Not only FBI and CIA, but large, baby-boomer-generation corporations. If you’re looking for ‘keep your nose to the grindstone and don’t ask questions’ people, likely married, no drinking / drugs, ready to settle down and put down roots…Mormons are a safe bet.

    Source: am mormon, got recruited like crazy in college (biz school)

  5. ReplacementWomble

    Plus you know for sure they already have the regulation black suit, white shirt and black tie.

  6. RetroMetroShow

    and they don’t drink or get high

  7. Cakelord

    Just like the secret service heavily recruits college wrestlers from the Midwest because of they are more likely to fit a certain profile. Educated, mentally tough, America first, physical specimen and so on..

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