Sunday, March 20, 2016

The State of Religion in Various States

For John, BLUFEven California and Nevada were 16 points more religious than this Commonwealth.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

"How religious is your state?"  The answers, from the PEW Trust, were developed by Mr Michael Lipka and Mr Benjamin Wormald.

According to PEW research, the top ten states for religious sentiment are, Oklahoma and West Virginia excepted, from the South, the Old South.  I am not attributing that to Caucasian Racism, as some might.  A large number of Blacks are religious.  While they might vote for Ms Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, on Sunday morning and Wednesday evening they are in Church.

But, at the other end of the list, the five least religious are the New England States, with New Hampshire and Massachusetts anchoring the list at 33% of adults listing themselves as highly religious.

Regards  —  Cliff

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