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Top 10 Most Religious States
Human Events ^ | 8/5/2009

Posted on 08/05/2009 8:51:07 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

his list is based on responses to a Gallup Poll that asked a cross-section of Americans if religion is an “important part” of their lives.

1. Mississippi 85%

2. Alabama 82%

3. South Carolina 80%

4. Tennessee 79%

5. Louisiana 78%

6. Arkansas 78%

7. Georgia 76%

8. North Carolina 76%

9. Oklahoma 75%

10. Kentucky & Texas (tie) 74%

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Alabama; US: Mississippi; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: christendom; christianity; faith; redstates; religion; religious; states; topten
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Now, will someone give me a list of the top 10 LEAST religious states ?
1 posted on 08/05/2009 8:51:08 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I wish they would. The only thing that shocks me is that Utah is not number one. I would have guessed that state if I was on Who Wants to be a Millionaire or Jeopordy or something like that.


2 posted on 08/05/2009 8:52:30 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: SeekAndFind

All good Red States, sans NC (how the hell did Zero win there?)


3 posted on 08/05/2009 8:52:34 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: SeekAndFind

Only one blue state on the list. North Carolina is the only blue state listed. I think that is telling. Red States are very religious or at least most moral.


4 posted on 08/05/2009 8:53:33 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Retired Greyhound

“(how the hell did Zero win there?)”

Most of the cities are infested with liberals. (I think Charlotte is the exception)


5 posted on 08/05/2009 8:54:32 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Obama--POtuS.)
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To: napscoordinator
North Carolina is the only blue state listed.

I am not yet ready to concede N. Carolina as a blue state.
6 posted on 08/05/2009 8:55:44 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I wish they had included the rest of the list.


7 posted on 08/05/2009 8:57:08 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: napscoordinator
The only thing that shocks me is that Utah is not number one

The strange thing is Utah did not even make the top 10 list. Which leads me to suspect the accuracy of this poll.
8 posted on 08/05/2009 8:57:19 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I would guess Vermont is in the list.


9 posted on 08/05/2009 8:59:07 AM PDT by freespirited (The Surgeon General has determined that Harry and Louise are dangerous to your health.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

I wouldn’t count NC as a “blue state” - not quite yet anyway. It would be as “red” as the rest of the South were it not for a few cities like Asheville, Greensboro and Chapel Hill.


10 posted on 08/05/2009 8:59:19 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (It's what people know about themselves inside that makes them afraid.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I would rather not, but the only reason I think it is a “blue” state is because it has two Democratic Senators AND voted for Obama. If they had only voted for Obama than I would not call them a blue state because it was a weird election cycle, but those senators is what bothers me.


11 posted on 08/05/2009 8:59:23 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: SeekAndFind

This is an old story; they took this poll back in January.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2009-01-29-faith-state-survey_N.htm


12 posted on 08/05/2009 8:59:31 AM PDT by MinnesotaLibertarian
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To: Retired Greyhound

>> sans NC (how the hell did Zero win there?)

Racism, that’s how. By that I mean, voting for a candidate solely because of the color of his skin rather than the content of his character.


13 posted on 08/05/2009 9:00:26 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

My thinking exactly. What happened to the normally sensible NC? And Indiana and Virginia for that matter?


14 posted on 08/05/2009 9:01:08 AM PDT by Welcome2thejungle
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To: SeekAndFind
From Gallup, 1/28/09:


15 posted on 08/05/2009 9:01:08 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (It's what people know about themselves inside that makes them afraid.)
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To: SeekAndFind; napscoordinator
This is mentioned in the link I posted:

Newport was surprised that one state — Utah — did not make the "most religious" list, given the state's large Mormon population.

"They apparently have two kinds of people in the state," he said. "They have the very religious and devout Mormon population but it also looks like they have a lot of nonreligious people."

16 posted on 08/05/2009 9:01:41 AM PDT by MinnesotaLibertarian
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To: MinnesotaLibertarian

Thank you...missed that.


17 posted on 08/05/2009 9:04:04 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: andy58-in-nh

Almost NE or NW.

Alaska was weird though.


18 posted on 08/05/2009 9:08:20 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: napscoordinator

NC has one dem senator. Burr is a pubbie.


19 posted on 08/05/2009 9:09:21 AM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: kalee

Surprised West Virginia didn’t make the list. Churches are popular here.

Voted McCain/Palin.


20 posted on 08/05/2009 9:14:16 AM PDT by mountaineer1997
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To: SeekAndFind

NC voted for Obama, elected Hagan, has a Dem Gov and legislature. Sounds pretty blue to me.


21 posted on 08/05/2009 9:17:32 AM PDT by csmusaret (If you like this economy, keep voting for Donkeys.)
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To: rwfromkansas

Maybe Alaska is sunk by the Eskimos or Polar Bears that vote or were polled!


22 posted on 08/05/2009 9:19:32 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT 2006; now living north of Tampa Bay)
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To: rwfromkansas
Alaska was weird though.

Perhaps it's too cold to sit through church.

23 posted on 08/05/2009 9:23:14 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (It's what people know about themselves inside that makes them afraid.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, you know polls...we all give credence to the ones we agree with and dismiss the others.


24 posted on 08/05/2009 9:24:36 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: Retired Greyhound
All good Red States, sans NC (how the hell did Zero win there?)

Lot's of blue moved into the Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte areas in recent years.

25 posted on 08/05/2009 9:28:34 AM PDT by fso301
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To: andy58-in-nh

Thanks very much for the LEAST RELIGIOUS list.

It’s ironic that a lot of these states were founded by RELIGIOUS people. Especially the Pilgrims.


26 posted on 08/05/2009 9:33:46 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

If the Pilgrims were to land in modern-day Provincetown, Massachusetts: they would name it “New Sodom” and promptly head back to England.


27 posted on 08/05/2009 9:39:57 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (It's what people know about themselves inside that makes them afraid.)
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To: SeekAndFind
It’s ironic that a lot of these states were founded by RELIGIOUS people. Especially the Pilgrims.

Only Massachusetts. The rest of New England was founded by people the Puritans chased out.

28 posted on 08/05/2009 10:06:17 AM PDT by ReignOfError
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To: SeekAndFind
Bet they are also the most charitable states.
29 posted on 08/05/2009 10:08:51 AM PDT by Vision (Obama is a jive turkey)
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To: napscoordinator; colorcountry; greyfoxx39; Elsie
The only thing that shocks me is that Utah is not number one.

I'm not shocked. If you consider that in a population of 2.8 million only about 70% are actually in "the church", however of that group of about 1.7 million Mormons roughly only one third (560,000)of them actually follow the religion. The rest of us are either called "apostates" or "jack mormons".

Always gives me a cold piercing feeling in my bosom and really helps take the religious spirit right out of me.

In fact I'm surprised the state isn't in the lower group.

30 posted on 08/05/2009 10:36:49 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Mount Carmel Utah, Where Real Cowboys have a Kubota)
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To: Utah Binger

You’ll be on the membership books until you’re 110, and they’ll use you as a tool for proselyting (as in, there are 13,000,000 Mormons) But in actuality you’re right. Only about 25 to 33% of Mormons are active and then some of those are only active because of the darned Utah society that places appearances over substance.


31 posted on 08/05/2009 10:51:49 AM PDT by colorcountry (A faith without truth is not true faith.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hmmm...these seem to be from the south.


32 posted on 08/05/2009 10:53:16 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Who ever thought we would long for the days of the Clinton administration...)
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To: napscoordinator

The only thing that shocks me is that Utah is not number one. I would have guessed that state if I was on Who Wants to be a Millionaire or Jeopordy or something like that.

You GOTTA quit believeing the crap the Morg Astroturfers are spewing!!

33 posted on 08/05/2009 10:53:37 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: SeekAndFind

I'm sure there is a poll, ahem, that was run by the MORMON Religious Organization® that's shows the LDS (SLC branch) LEADING in the qualities that make for good conservatives, family values, correct theology and all that stuff.

34 posted on 08/05/2009 10:56:05 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: SeekAndFind
It’s ironic that a lot of these states were founded by RELIGIOUS people. Especially the Pilgrims.

When HE returns; will HE find faith on the Earth?

35 posted on 08/05/2009 10:57:57 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Utah Binger
Always gives me a cold piercing feeling in my bosom and really helps take the religious spirit right out of me.

We're praying for you; Tractor Boy! ;^)

36 posted on 08/05/2009 10:59:05 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Utah Binger
his list is based on responses to a Gallup Poll that asked a cross-section of Americans if religion is an “important part” of their lives.

Perhaps the UNasked question would be:

Is religion your life?

37 posted on 08/05/2009 11:02:28 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: napscoordinator

I don’t know, lucky #9 Oklahoma is usually pretty high in things that I would say most wouldn’t consider moral. Like teen pregnancy, divorce etc.


38 posted on 08/05/2009 11:13:57 AM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: Elsie

My Religion is Visible Every Day


39 posted on 08/05/2009 11:16:16 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Mount Carmel Utah, Where Real Cowboys have a Kubota)
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To: Utah Binger

I hate you!


40 posted on 08/05/2009 11:26:50 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: SeekAndFind

I use to travel to Utah quite frequently on business and I came away concluding that the heavy-handedness of the Mormons drove many non Mormons away all religions.


41 posted on 08/05/2009 11:30:08 AM PDT by monocle
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To: Elsie

Come on down!


42 posted on 08/05/2009 11:38:03 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Mount Carmel Utah, Where Real Cowboys have a Kubota)
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To: SeekAndFind

Great list. Thanks.


43 posted on 08/05/2009 11:40:16 AM PDT by Salvation (With God all things are possible.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

I expected Oregon to be in there. Thanks for that list too.


44 posted on 08/05/2009 11:41:20 AM PDT by Salvation (With God all things are possible.)
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To: Welcome2thejungle

Those states are more likely to vote for the Republican candidate in elections when there is a Republican candidate.


45 posted on 08/05/2009 11:46:39 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: SeekAndFind
And naturally those awful "racist" Southern states are the most religious, thus proving that religion is racist.

It's a good thing no Black people (who are made up of 100% Profound Left Wing Evolutionist Intellectuals) live in the South, or they'd feel so out of place and oppressed by all those ignorant, superstitious, Bible-thumping rednecks! [/sarcasm]

46 posted on 08/05/2009 11:50:05 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Lo' `al-halechem levaddo yichyeh ha'adam, ki `al-kol-motza' Fi-HaShem yichyeh ha'adam.)
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To: Mr. Lucky

I concede McCain was Rino, but Sarah Palin was fantastic. But to vote for someone as radical and far left as BHO is just beyond the pale and shocking to say the least.

There was no valid reason for voting for BHO unless you wanted to radically change America.


47 posted on 08/05/2009 11:53:13 AM PDT by Welcome2thejungle
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To: SeekAndFind
Thanks very much for the LEAST RELIGIOUS list.

It’s ironic that a lot of these states were founded by RELIGIOUS people. Especially the Pilgrims.

The Professional Confederates and other Puritan-haters claim that Ted Kennedy is the natural end result of New England Puritanism.

48 posted on 08/05/2009 11:54:27 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Lo' `al-halechem levaddo yichyeh ha'adam, ki `al-kol-motza' Fi-HaShem yichyeh ha'adam.)
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To: Utah Binger

Looks like the farmland north of Mexican Hat.


49 posted on 08/05/2009 11:56:21 AM PDT by Mogollon (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. -- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Welcome2thejungle

I don’t know of any Republicans who voted for the Zero, but McCain sure didn’t do much to excite any of us to drive into town to vote for him.


50 posted on 08/05/2009 12:23:58 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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