State Rankings by Religiosity
Gallup Poll’s latest research indicated that there are clear religious boundaries in the U.S.
Respondents were asked if religion was an important part of their daily lives and if they attended weekly religious services. The results revealed correlations between religiosity and four distinct areas: political stance, income, education, and occupation. People who show a higher level of religiosity tend to be politically conservative, poorer, less educated, and in a working class job.
Mississippi was determined to be the most religious state, while Vermont was found to be the least religious state. The highest and lowest religious states are illustrated below.
Overall, two-thirds of the U.S. is considered to be moderately or very religious. Southern states comprise the “Bible Belt”, and the northeast and northwest U.S. are considered the least religious.