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Mississippi holds onto its title as most religious U.S. state, with 58 percent of its residents saying they are very religious, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday (Feb. 13).

The least religious state? Vermont.

About 40 percent of Americans said they were "very religious," meaning religion is an important part of their daily life and that they attend religious services every week or nearly every week. Some 31 percent indicated they were nonreligious, or that religion wasn't an important part of their daily life and they seldom or never attend such services.

Top 10 most religious states

Mississippi: 58 percent are very religious
Utah: 56 percent
Alabama: 56 percent
Louisiana: 53 percent
Arkansas: 52 percent
South Carolina: 52 percent
Tennessee: 50 percent
North Carolina: 50 percent
Georgia: 48 percent
Oklahoma: 48 percent

Bottom 10 (least religious states)

Vermont: 19 percent are very religious
New Hampshire: 23 percent
Maine: 24 percent
Massachusetts: 27 percent
Oregon: 29 percent
Rhode Island: 29 percent
District of Columbia: 30 percent
Washington (tie): 31 percent
Connecticut (tie): 31 percent
Alaska (tie): 31 percent
Hawaii (tie): 31 percent
Nevada (tie): 31 percent

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I never would have though Mississippi would be number 1. With all of the racial hatred that went on there.
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[quote name='Gary7' timestamp='1360780773' post='595519664']
I never would have though Mississippi would be number 1. With all of the racial hatred that went on there.
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Huh? Most of the racial hatred organizations distort religion and use it as one of their main reasons to be racist.
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Surprised they beat Utah. I figured that was a given.

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[quote name='Gary7' timestamp='1360780773' post='595519664']
I never would have though Mississippi would be number 1. With all of the racial hatred that went on there.
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Are you serious? Bigotry and religion are two sides of the same coin.
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If Vermont didn't have such cold weather, I might move on up ...
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[quote name='jakem1' timestamp='1360781509' post='595519692']
Are you serious? Bigotry and religion are two sides of the same coin.
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For me they are not.

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[quote name='jakem1' timestamp='1360781509' post='595519692']
Are you serious? Bigotry and religion are two sides of the same coin.
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I love blanket statements like these.
Bigotry and athiesm are two sides of the same coin.
Athiests are biggoted against religion.
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[quote name='HSoft' timestamp='1360782108' post='595519724']
I love blanket statements like these.
Bigotry and athiesm are two sides of the same coin.
Athiests are biggoted against religion.
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I'm an Atheist and I have nothing against any religion. I know people of all faiths and have always respected their religious beliefs.
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[quote name='timster' timestamp='1360782502' post='595519738']
I'm an Atheist and I have nothing against any religion. I know people of all faiths and have always respected their religious beliefs.
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I'm sure you do. Just as there are religious people who have nothing against athiests.
Hence why I opened with "I love blanket statements like these".
Perhaps I should have put a "/s" at the end of my post to show how stupid blanket statements like those are.

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all the top positions are the ones most prevalent in slavery trade :)

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[url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hildale,_Utah"]wanna throw up?[/url]

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[quote name='DirtyLarry' timestamp='1360780971' post='595519672']
Huh? Most of the racial hatred organizations distort religion and use it as one of their main reasons to be racist.
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Using this logic Utah has to be a very racist state as well as they came in 2nd.

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[quote name='rippleman' timestamp='1360783430' post='595519760']
all the top positions are the ones most prevalent in slavery trade :)
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And vice versa.

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It's sad that "most religious" directly correlates to "least tolerant" / "most bigoted", especially when religion tries to claim the moral highground.

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Heh. Nevada the least religious???? I would think everyone would be praying for that lucky 7 or royal flush. ;)
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[quote name='Gary7' timestamp='1360784535' post='595519790']
Using this logic Utah has to be a very racist state as well as they came in 2nd.
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Again, HUH? Mormons have a known history of being very racist in the past. here, [url="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/19/opinion/sunday/racism-and-the-mormon-church.html?_r=0"]educate[/url] yourself if you would like.

I just state things as I know them to be. If you cannot take the fact a lot of racist people also happen to claim to be very religions, not sure what to tell you, but that does not make it any less the truth.
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[quote name='jakem1' timestamp='1360781509' post='595519692']
Are you serious? Bigotry and religion are two sides of the same coin.
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Only a bigot would say something as ridiculous as this

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[quote name='jakem1' timestamp='1360781509' post='595519692']

Are you serious? Bigotry and religion are two sides of the same coin.[/quote]

A statement that proves bigotry among the non-religious is alive, well and as ugly as the other way around.
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[quote name='Gary7' timestamp='1360780773' post='595519664']
I never would have though Mississippi would be number 1. With all of the racial hatred that went on there.
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You'd be surprised if you ever went to visit. I've got plenty of family there and most of them are nothing like that. The blacks and white seem to get along better than in a lot of places I've visited.

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[quote name='Gary7' timestamp='1360784535' post='595519790']
Using this logic Utah has to be a very racist state as well as they came in 2nd.
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Utah IS a very racist state.

[quote name='Growled' timestamp='1360805024' post='595520434']
You'd be surprised if you ever went to visit. I've got plenty of family there and most of them are nothing like that. The blacks and white seem to get along better than in a lot of places I've visited.
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Not sure about their, but my time In Alabama lead me to believe racism never died in the south, it just became a vicious circle of hatred between both sides.

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Does it really matter which is the most religious state? Since preist says the US got the worse Christian.

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[quote name='DirtyLarry' timestamp='1360786844' post='595519848']
Again, HUH? Mormons have a known history of being very racist in the past. here, [url="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/19/opinion/sunday/racism-and-the-mormon-church.html?_r=0"]educate[/url] yourself if you would like.

I just state things as I know them to be. If you cannot take the fact a lot of racist people also happen to claim to be very religions, not sure what to tell you, but that does not make it any less the truth.
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You educate yourself. Utah is not 100% Mormon. You state things the way YOU think them to be. You are not all knowing! I never said they were not racist.

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l find it interesting that the most religious support the GOP while the least religious supports the Democrats, counting states as a whole.

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[quote name='Gary7' timestamp='1360894068' post='595522376']
You educate yourself. Utah is not 100% Mormon. You state things the way YOU think them to be. You are not all knowing!
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Straw man, he never said 100% of the state was Mormon But it is the single largest Mormon Enclave with over 60% being Mormon and with clustering counted their are whole parts of the state where 90% of the town is Mormon.

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