Sunday, April 1, 2012

Religion in the U.S. - #3775 - Gallup: These Are the Top 5 'Most Religious' and 'Least Religious' States - The Blaze

Gallup has released another one of its trademark surveys, this time exploring which states are the “most” and “least” religious. Is it any surprise that, according to Gallup, the majority of those who identify themselves as “very religious” come from the Southern states (the “Bible Belt”)? “Mississippi is the most religious U.S. state, and is one of eight states where Gallup classifies at least half of the residents as ‘very religious,’” writes Gallup’s Frank Newport. Of course, there is an exception to the “Southern rule.” As we’re sure you have already noticed, and despite the fact that it’s surrounded by states that are either “average” or “below average” in religiosity, Utah is the second most religious state in the country. “Coupled with the Southern states in the high-religiosity category is Utah, the majority of whose residents are Mormon — the most religious group in America today,” Newport writes.  These are Gallup’s Top 5 “Most Religious” States:  5. Arkansas — 54 percent of the residents can be classified as “very religious”  Read more..........

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