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    • Re: Word of Wisdom: the footnote says “the NMS question asked about consumption in the last six months.” Riess also points to an article she co-wrote that may have more details for you, “The Word of Wisdom in Contemporary American Mormonism: Perceptions and Practice,” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 51, no. 1 (Spring 2018): 39-78.

      Re: tattoos. I have never heard that the church frowns upon tattoos because they make people dwell in the past. I thought the objection was about defacing the body (temple) God bestows upon each person. But I have been away from the church for more than a decade, so maybe new arguments have been made against tattoos since I was active...