How Religious Is Your State?

Which of the 50 states in the USA has the most religious population? The Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life just published their state-by-state survey to rank each state on four measures: the importance of religion in people’s lives, frequency of attendance at worship services, frequency of prayer and absolute certainty of belief in God.

How did your state rank?

Go here to review Pew’s data release.

5 Responses to “How Religious Is Your State?”

  1. grace says:

    Hmm. My state is below average and doesn’t even merit its own line.

  2. I wonder how much the word “religion” impacted peoples answer negatively? Thanks for sharing this!

    Peace & all good,
    Jamie

  3. Rick Meigs says:

    Grace, thought about you when I saw that your State didn’t merit its own line. Maybe they couldn’t find enough people :-).

  4. Rick Meigs says:

    Good question Jamie. I’d think it would have an impact. I don’t consider myself a “religious” person and that could influence how I’d answer the survey.

  5. John Lunt says:

    I’m not really convinced of the validity of data like this. My own state, Texas, is pretty religious, #12 on the list, and most are lost. There are religious spirits and I think that can be in play as well. As a matter of fact I sometimes think it’s harder to reach the lost in “religious” areas because a lot of people think they know Jesus and the truth is…they don’t sadly