Gary Lawrence is an American opinion polster. He received a PhD in communications psychology from Stanford University in 1972. He runs a polling company called Lawrence Research.
Lawrence is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also known as the LDS or Mormon Church). In the spring of 2007 he conducted a poll on the perception of Latter-day Saints in the United States.
Lawrence has since written a book titled How Americans View Mormonsim: Seven Steps to Inprove Our Image.
Lawrence has served as a Mormon bishop.
In 2008, he led his church's grassroots campaign to pass Proposition 8, outlawing same-sex marriage in California.
↑ Mormon Prop 8 Plan: 1,000,000 yard signs. Chinoblanco.blogspot.com (August 20, 2008).