A growing number of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints consider themselves "progressive Mormons."
Although no official definition exists of what constitutes a progressive Mormon, one could loosely define progressive Mormons as those who are less likely than traditional Mormons to believe in (1) obedience to authority above personal inspiration (2) the LDS Church's unique restoration claims (3) literal interpretations of scripture (4) strict traditional observances (i.e. Sabbath observance, modesty, tattoos, Word of Wisdom, etc.) and (5) the unquestioned authority of the leaders of the LDS Church.
These progressive Mormons are from all across the United States and around the world and from a variety of backgrounds and walks of life. Paradoxically, a significant number of progressive Mormons fit within a traditional LDS profile: lifelong members, returned missionaries, BYU (or other LDS university) graduates, temple marriages, professional employment (i.e. doctors, lawyers, accountants, dentists, engineers) and high-level leadership positions within the LDS church.