The Most Religious States in the U.S.

Sam Rainer

February 20, 2009

Gallup recently asked a straightforward question of 355,334 adults in the United States: “Is religion an important part of your daily life?”

The top ten most religious states by percentage:


The top ten least religious states by percentage:


Generally, the United States is still a religious nation. About two-thirds (65%) of all Americans claim that religion is important to them. And, as seen above, all but four states have a majority that claim religion is important. Graphically, the Bible Belt stands out.


Since the survey did not make distinctions between religion, Christianity, or spirituality, we should not draw too many conclusions about the condition of the church in the United States. The study does reveal, however, that the majority of Americans are not adverse to religion, and this general acceptance of religion abides in the vast majority of states.

HT: Beliefnet

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