However, the disparity widens in favor of men once a college degree is obtained in Utah County.
Despite the cultural shift, most BYU students express a desire to get married and many join the rest of the world in online dating efforts to find a spouse.
Birger pointed out in his study that even online dating sites show how single women are outnumbering the single men.
Birger wrote: “The Utah LDS Church was in fact 52 percent female as recently as 1990.
Since 1990, however, the Mormon gender gap in Utah has widened dramatically — from a gender ratio of female to male in 1990 to female to male in 2008, according to a study coauthored by ARIS researchers Rick Phillips, Ryan Cragun and Barry Kosmin.