Religion, State-by-State

The Gallup Poll last week released data on how religious each American state is.

The most religious are all in the South: Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Arkansas.

The least religious are all in the Northeast: Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts.

The Daily blog hasn’t tried to undertake a detailed correlation between the depth of religious belief and political affiliation, but a cursory glance at the Gallup data suggests Republican “red” states are generally more religious than Democratic “blue” ones.

The data also suggests that the Church has work to do, in terms of seeking to animate the faith of Catholics. Many of the states where religion is less important to residents are those with high numbers of Catholics.

Go here to see the article Gallup.com posted Jan. 28 about the complete findings of their state-by-state breakdown of religious faith.