Southern States Dominate Top 10 Most Religious States, New England the Least Pious

By Eric Scheiner | February 5, 2014 | 3:56pm EST

Gallup has released the results of their recent polls on religion in America, showing that the country is still a religious nation, with nearly seven in ten Americans being classified as very or moderately religious.

Certain states are recognized as being the “Most Religious,” they are:

1. Mississippi

2. Utah

3. Alabama

4. Louisiana

5. South Carolina

6. Tennessee

7. Georgia

8. Arkansas

9. North Carolina

    10.  Oklahoma and Kentucky (tie)

    The 10 “Least Religious” States are:

    1. Vermont

    2. New Hampshire

    3. Maine

    4. Massachusetts

    5. Oregon

    6. Nevada

    7. Washington

    8. Connecticut

    9. Hawaii

    10. District of Columbia (Yes, we realize it's not a state. This is Gallup's list.)

    Gallup says it classifies Americans as very religious if they say religion is an important part of their daily lives and that they attend religious services every week or almost every week.

    The nation as a whole saw 41% of Americans fit the “very religious” description.

    According to Gallup, 29% said they were moderately religious, claiming religion is important in their lives but that they do not attend services regularly, or that religion is not important but that they still attend services.

    29% of Americans considered themselves non-religious in 2013. That is the lowest percentage since Gallup started measuring religiousness in America in 2008.

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