Thursday, May 24, 2012

Least religious cities in the U.S.

I'm pleased to find out that two of my favorite cites in the West (Portland and Seattle) are among the least religious in the nation.

According to a study, the ten least religious cities in America are:

  1. Portland
  2. Tampa
  3. Seattle
  4. Las Vegas
  5. Sacramento
  6. Denver
  7. Phoenix
  8. Columbus
  9. San Francisco
  10. Miami

I'm frankly surprised about Phoenix.  Mesa, which borders Phoenix, is is frequently referred to as "Little Salt Lake" due to its large Mormon population.  I would have thought there would be more spillover.

No surprise, but Salt Lake City (my home town) was ranked the most religious, with 74 percent identifying with a religion.


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