Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Which States Are The Most Religious?

New poll results from Gallup (January 2009) delves into the state of religion state-by-state within the United States. An analysis of more than 350,000 interviews conducted by Gallup in 2008 finds Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Arkansas to be the most religious states in the nation. Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts are the least religious states.

No surprises here. The South is traditionally very religious and the coasts, less so.

I think it would be very interesting if these results were cross-referenced against other demographics such as education level, average wealth, crime rate, and other mitigating factors. It wouldn't surprise me to see correlations between "belief" and these other factors...