Gallup recently conducted a nationwide poll to see what states were the most and least religious. People were asked if religion was an important part of their daily life. The state with the highest religiosity is Mississippi, with 85% of those polled declaring religion to be an important part of their daily lives. Vermont is the least religious state, with only 42% of those polled affirming the same thing. My own state of California came in at number 38 (57%), beating out Montana (56%) and New York (56%).
Here is a pictorial representation of religiosity levels in the US. The darker the green, the more religious:
Indeed, there is a Bible Belt in the U.S. And then there is that Bible vacuum we call New England and the West Coast!
I don’t know which is more difficult: trying to change the beliefs of religious people, or trying to change the beliefs of those who are apathetic towards religion in general. Either way, we’ve got our work cut out for us.
HT: Albert Mohler