Tuesday, September 25, 2012 4:58 AM

Religious by State

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 4:58 AM
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 4:58 AM

A new Gallup survey reveals which U.S. states are most and least religious, with the South living up to its Bible Belt label, while other states were less likely to attend religious services.

The results are based on telephone interviews conducted between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2011, with a random sample of 353,492 adults, ages 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.

Read full story on the most and least religious U.S. states.

  • Mississippi:      59 percent are very religious
  • Utah: 57      percent
  • Alabama: 56      percent
  • Louisiana: 54      percent
  • Arkansas: 54      percent
  • South      Carolina: 54 percent
  • Tennessee: 52      percent
  • North      Carolina: 50 percent
  • Georgia: 48      percent
  • Oklahoma: 48      percent
  • Texas: 47      percent
  • Kentucky: 47      percent
  • South Dakota:      45 percent
  • Indiana: 45      percent
  • Missouri: 44      percent
  • North Dakota:      44 percent
  • Nebraska: 44      percent
  • West      Virginia: 43 percent
  • Virginia: 42      percent
  • Idaho: 42      percent
  • New Mexico:      41 percent
  • Iowa: 41      percent
  • Minnesota: 40      percent
  • Pennsylvania:      40 percent
  • Ohio: 39      percent
  • Maryland: 39      percent
  • Florida: 39      percent
  • Illinois: 39      percent
  • Wisconsin: 37      percent
  • Michigan: 37      percent
  • Arizona: 35      percent
  • Montana: 35 percent
  • California:      35 percent
  • Wyoming: 34      percent
  • New Jersey:      34 percent
  • Delaware: 33      percent
  • Colorado: 33      percent
  • Hawaii: 33      percent
  • Rhode Island:      32 percent
  • New York: 32      percent
  • District of      Columbia: 32 percent
  • Connecticut:      31 percent
  • Washington:      30 percent
  • Nevada: 30      percent
  • Oregon: 30      percent
  • Alaska: 28      percent
  • Massachusetts:      28 percent
  • Maine: 25      percent
  • Vermont: 23      percent are very religious
  • New      Hampshire: 23 percent

Individuals who indicated that religion is an important part of their daily life and that they attend religious services every week or almost every week were classified as "very religious" by Gallup officials.

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