Religiousness across the United States in 2013 remained similar to previous years, according to a recent Gallup report. “With 61% of its residents classified as very religious, Mississippi held on to its position as the most religious state, while Vermont, with 22% very religious residents, remained the least religious,” according to the report.
Similar to last year, the country’s most religious states were primarily in the South, with the exception of Utah, and the least religious states were in the West and in New England.
“Gallup 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 newly released report stated.
According to a recent poll, ten of the 11 most religious states in 2013 remain in the South.
The 10 least religious states in 2013 are from two areas, primarily, New England and the West, in addition to the District of Columbia. As for least religious states, Vermont and New Hampshire continue to be the least religious in the country.
Publication Date: February 4, 2014.