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A 2012 Gallup survey lists the most religious of 189 U.S. metropolitan areas.

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  1. It would be interesting to see whether “religiousity” (whichever way you define it) has anything to do with out of marriage born babies (45% white and 75% of black babies born out of wedlock nationwhide) or with the percentage of people on Welfare and food stamps…Also, crime correlations may be interesting and so do few incidence. Could church attendance and other manifestations of religiousity prevent social ills?

  1. […] Photo Gallery: The most religious U.S. metropolitan areas The most and least religious cities generally reflect the religiousness of the state in which they are located, although there are some interesting exceptions. Utah, for example, is one of the nation’s most religious states, and two Utah cities — Provo and Ogden — are indeed among the most religious cities in the nation. But Utah’s largest metro area, Salt Lake City, is significantly lower on the religiousness list (47% very religious) than the other two Utah cities. This most likely reflects Salt Lake City residents’ more urban, less Mormon nature compared with other Utah metro areas. And, although Michigan as a state has below-average religiousness, that state’s Holland-Grand Haven metro area is tied as the nation’s fifth most religious. […]

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