Skip to comments.Top 10 Most Religious States
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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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.
All good Red States, sans NC (how the hell did Zero win there?)
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.
“(how the hell did Zero win there?)”
Most of the cities are infested with liberals. (I think Charlotte is the exception)
I wish they had included the rest of the list.
I would guess Vermont is in the list.
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.
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.
This is an old story; they took this poll back in January.
>> 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.
My thinking exactly. What happened to the normally sensible NC? And Indiana and Virginia for that matter?
Thank you...missed that.
Almost NE or NW.
Alaska was weird though.
NC has one dem senator. Burr is a pubbie.
Surprised West Virginia didn’t make the list. Churches are popular here.
NC voted for Obama, elected Hagan, has a Dem Gov and legislature. Sounds pretty blue to me.
Maybe Alaska is sunk by the Eskimos or Polar Bears that vote or were polled!
Perhaps it's too cold to sit through church.
Well, you know polls...we all give credence to the ones we agree with and dismiss the others.
Lot's of blue moved into the Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte areas in recent years.
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.
If the Pilgrims were to land in modern-day Provincetown, Massachusetts: they would name it “New Sodom” and promptly head back to England.
Only Massachusetts. The rest of New England was founded by people the Puritans chased out.
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.
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.
Hmmm...these seem to be from the south.
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!!
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.
When HE returns; will HE find faith on the Earth?
We're praying for you; Tractor Boy! ;^)
Perhaps the UNasked question would be:
Is religion your life?
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.
My Religion is Visible Every Day
I hate you!
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.
Come on down!
Great list. Thanks.
I expected Oregon to be in there. Thanks for that list too.
Those states are more likely to vote for the Republican candidate in elections when there is a Republican candidate.
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]
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.
Its 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.
Looks like the farmland north of Mexican Hat.
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.
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