Mormons and “Lord or the Rings”

In Quote of the following article:

“Curtis said it’s hard to explain why Salt Lake City has so many Tolkien fans, but suggests “Salt Lake is quite literate. . . . The basic good-vs.-evil theme is appealing to Salt Lake City.” ”

The Salt Lake Tribune — Utah’s Statewide Newspaper

Interesting… lots of Mormons in Salt Lake City. I wonder if there is a correlation?