Sunday, February 07, 2016

Least And Most Religious States In The United States

This view of the least and most religious states is from the Gallup Poll. It comes from Gallup Polls done between January 1st and December 31st of 174.745 adults in all 50 states, and has a margin of error of only 1 point. They determined the religiosity of a state by looking at the percentage of people in that state who said religion was very important to them.

There was a pretty big difference among the states -- with Mississippi being the most religious (63%) and New Hampshire being the least religious (20%). I thought it was interesting that only 8 states had a majority of their citizens saying religion was very important to them. I think that speaks to the growing secularization of this country.

1 comment:

  1. Zosimus the Heathen2/15/2016 5:30 AM

    Interesting poll. I have to admit some of the results surprised me a little - while I'm not too familiar with the US (despite having been there a couple of times, and having family now living there (in Washington State)), I gather that at least a few of the states in the "least religious" category are pretty "red". Religion's not too big a deal where I come from, Australia; probably our most religious state would be Queensland, which is the closest thing we have to a "Bible Belt" state here (or so the stereotype goes). Funnily enough, my own state, South Australia, has developed a reputation for being pretty conservative and "churchy", though I've never really noticed it in my day-to-day life.


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