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Go Figure: The Most and Least Christian City in America
Christianity Today ^ | 12/18/2010 | Compiled by Ted Olsen

Posted on 12/19/2010 4:18:29 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Geography

98% Residents of Shreveport, Louisiana, who describe themselves as Christian. According to Barna Research, it is the city whose residents are most likely to do so.

68% Residents of San Francisco who describe themselves as Christian, making them the least likely to do so. It is also the most unchurched city in America: 44 percent have not attended in the last six months.

19% Residents of Portland, Maine, who describe themselves as atheist or agnostic, making it the least religious city in America.

Politics

President Obama's job approval among Protestant pastors:

61% Disapprove (47% strongly)

30% Approve (14% strongly)

9% Undecided

(Excerpt) Read more at christianitytoday.com ...


TOPICS: Current Events; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: agnostic; christian

1 posted on 12/19/2010 4:18:32 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

One would think Dearborn, the muslim capitol of the US, would be the most un-Christian city.


2 posted on 12/19/2010 4:27:05 PM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow, 68% for Sodom is higher than I expected. I realize many of that percentage would tell you their dog is Christian, but given their outright hostility to traditional values I find that number surprising.


3 posted on 12/19/2010 4:30:44 PM PST by bereanway (I'd rather have 40 Marco Rubios than 60 Arlen Specters)
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To: SeekAndFind
68% Residents of San Francisco who describe themselves as Christian

Oh, please. The poll was intended to measure followers of Christ, not AntiChrist. No way is SF 68% Christian. As for Portland, Maine, that 19% atheist/agnostic figure is probably applicable to most areas in the US. Atheism is on the rise among young people.

4 posted on 12/19/2010 4:30:49 PM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Something must be missing. Don’t points 2 and 3 contradict each other?


5 posted on 12/19/2010 4:37:50 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'd open it myself but I don't have any thumbs.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Not all religions are Christian. That’s the difference.


6 posted on 12/19/2010 4:39:19 PM PST by Diverdogz
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To: ScottinVA

There is a fairly large Roman Catholic population in San Francisco, and I am sure they are included in this figure.

Not being Roman Catholic myself I can’t define them too perfectly, however, those I know do tend to be the “cafeteria” type, or, alternatively, are people from the 3rd world who are real Catholics in their personal lives but don’t really feel a cultural mandate and don’t do much to influence the culture.


7 posted on 12/19/2010 4:41:06 PM PST by Persevero (Merry Christmas!)
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To: bgill

Nah, still a lot of Pollacks in west Dearborn...hopefully it stays that way.


8 posted on 12/19/2010 4:44:37 PM PST by FrdmLvr (Death to tyrants)
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To: SeekAndFind
Personally, I don't give Christianity Today an credence whatsoever; they are sellouts to the true Faith. But the numbers wouldn't surprise me.
9 posted on 12/19/2010 4:52:35 PM PST by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Portland, ME does have an odd undercurrent to it. Kind of ‘empty’ in spots, frankly.


10 posted on 12/19/2010 4:54:06 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ve never stopped in Shreveport so I don’t know the answer, but here’s my question:

Are there any strip clubs in Shreveport? A city that’s 98% Christian shouldn’t have any strip clubs. Even if you want to say the strippers could be part of the other 2%, the clientele to make a business work certainly can’t be.

I’m guessing Shreveport does have strip clubs so I’m going to call BS on either the pollsters or the citizens. One of them is lying.


11 posted on 12/19/2010 4:54:45 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: combat_boots

All the liberal types who live in the Old Port section no doubt.


12 posted on 12/19/2010 4:58:31 PM PST by GQuagmire (Hey now!)
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To: OrangeHoof
Are there any strip clubs in Shreveport? A city that’s 98% Christian shouldn’t have any strip clubs. Even if you want to say the strippers could be part of the other 2%, the clientele to make a business work certainly can’t be.

Yes.

13 posted on 12/19/2010 4:59:03 PM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: SeekAndFind

Not all christians are christians..


14 posted on 12/19/2010 5:05:58 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: OrangeHoof

There are a few strip clubs in the modern sense in Shreveport, but they have been a recent thing. How things were in the old “Bossier Strip” days I can’t say. Shreveport does not lack for the number of churches, though.


15 posted on 12/19/2010 5:12:30 PM PST by AceMineral (World peace is the hog slop of philosophy.)
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To: OrangeHoof

You assume that only residents of Shreveport would either work in a strip club or go there for “entertainment”. You’re wrong. Every weekend, thousands of people from Texas head across the state line into Louisiana to gamble, and lots of them land in and around Shreveport. It’s very likely that some of the Texas gamblers also patronize strip clubs. Such a place could stay in business just fine if no resident of Shreveport ever set foot in it.


16 posted on 12/19/2010 5:12:49 PM PST by Hepsabeth
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To: SeekAndFind
30% Approve (14% strongly)

9% Undecided

Defrock 'em. Far too stupid and spiritually blind to dare teach the Gospel. They're right up there is "Revs." Wright and Sharpton.


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Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

17 posted on 12/19/2010 5:34:59 PM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: Diverdogz

Having a bit of familiarity with Portland and environs, I don’t see it as a center of “other” religions whatsoever.


18 posted on 12/19/2010 5:59:02 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'd open it myself but I don't have any thumbs.)
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To: Persevero
people from the 3rd world who are real Catholics in their personal lives but don’t really feel a cultural mandate and don’t do much to influence the culture.

Give them time.

They may raise families who live out the cultural mandate, while a not insubstantial, and nihilistic, portion of the 32% pursue pleasure as an end in itself.

19 posted on 12/19/2010 6:08:30 PM PST by aposiopetic
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To: SeekAndFind

Woe be the day when you cannot find ten righteous men in the city!


20 posted on 12/19/2010 6:21:41 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I visited GEN TOMMY FRANKS Military Museum in HOBART, OKLAHOMA! Well worth it!)
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To: OrangeHoof
Are there any strip clubs in Shreveport?

It's right next to Barksdale Air Force Base.

21 posted on 12/19/2010 6:25:50 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: ScottinVA

I’m not buying the San fagcisco Christianity numbers either..


22 posted on 12/19/2010 6:34:55 PM PST by max americana
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To: fwdude

“Personally, I don’t give Christianity Today an credence whatsoever; they are sellouts to the true Faith. But the numbers wouldn’t surprise me. ‘

Curious as to why you feel that way? I am not a defender of CT, just would like to know why they are sellouts.


23 posted on 12/19/2010 7:35:42 PM PST by Persevero (Merry Christmas!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Portland and San Fransicko - gay cities.


24 posted on 12/19/2010 8:24:33 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: SeekAndFind

I am still surprised that San Francisco is that religious. 68% Christian is a pretty good number. This proves that America is a Christian Nation.


25 posted on 12/19/2010 10:36:10 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: FrdmLvr

What’s a Pollack?


26 posted on 12/20/2010 2:54:58 AM PST by Chunga (Go, Sarah, GO!! - Jim Robinson)
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To: Chunga

Chunga:

Well, I think he is referring to those Americans of Polish Ancestry, who are historically staunch Catholics.


27 posted on 12/20/2010 7:18:57 AM PST by CTrent1564
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To: Chunga

Polish.


28 posted on 12/20/2010 10:08:28 AM PST by FrdmLvr (Death to tyrants)
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To: FrdmLvr
"Pollacks" is an ethic slur. They're called "Poles."
29 posted on 12/20/2010 2:01:52 PM PST by Chunga (Go, Sarah, GO!! - Jim Robinson)
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To: Persevero

CT has posted numerous articles taking a distinctively “liberal Christianity” viewpoint. Whatever they used to be, they are not a Bibilicly Christian publication anymore.


30 posted on 12/20/2010 6:11:43 PM PST by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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