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NEWS via AlaskaDispatch: How religion in the US today tracks closely with geography

February 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

How religion in the US today tracks closely with geography Brad KnickerbockerThe Christian Science Monitor February 9, 2014 Tell me where you live, and there’s a good chance I’ll know your religion.  Mississippi or Alabama? Protestant. Rhode Island or New Jersey? Roman Catholic. Mormon? That’s easy: Utah, although a substantial minority in Idaho is Mormon too. Vermont or Oregon? You could well be “unchurched.” Demography isn’t exactly spiritual destiny. But for most Americans, their religious identity tracks closely with where they live. If they’re Protestant, they’re more likely to live in the South. Seven of the ten most-Catholic states, on the other hand, are in the Northeast – although California and New Mexico, with heavily Hispanic populations, have large numbers of Catholics as well. These are some of the findings in a new Gallup survey. “All 10 of the most Protestant states are located in the South,” Gallup reported this week. “Nine of these [...]
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