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Practicing Christians in Las Vegas who are unregistered voters
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2015 Sees Sharp Rise in Post-Christian Population

While the United States remains shaped by Christianity, the faith’s influence—particularly as a force in American politics...

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What Are the Least Churched Cities in the U.S.?

April 24, 2015—The U.S. has a reputation for being exceptionally religious—and it is true that, historically speaking,...

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2015 Bible-Minded Cities

Hollywood has been betting big money that America still loves the Bible. From Noah to Exodus to...

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Top 10 Colorado

Boasting both rugged landscapes and cosmopolitan cities, Colorado has emerged as a state that’s much more than...

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Top 10 San Francisco
Often referred to as simply “The City,” San Francisco has emerged as a global center for artistic expression, technological innovation, and social experimentation. Unlike many other regions of the U.S. with strong Christian belief and practice, this area has high numbers of people who identify as atheist or agnostic or as having “no faith”—22%, over two times the national average) and significantly low numbers of practicing Christians—those who have attended... Read More
5%
12%
Do not believe in God
18%
37%
Identify as non-Christian
38%
61%
Unchurched
10%
22%
Identify as no-faith
10%
15%
Attend Churches of 1000+ adults
82%
63%
Self-ID as Christian
42%
24%
Attended church in the past week
81%
68%
Prayed to God in the past week
40%
24%
Read the Bible in the past week
47%
26%
Identify as Protestant

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Over the past few decades a shift has been happening in the U.S.: fewer and fewer people are regularly going to church. Defined as someone who has not attended a Christian church in the past six months, the unchurched now number about four in 10 (visit barna.org/churchless for more information and research on this trend). In 2014, the percentage of the unchurched in America was at 43%  while the seven-year average is at... Read More

Often referred to as simply “The City,” San Francisco has emerged as a global center for artistic expression, technological innovation, and social experimentation. Unlike many other regions of the U.S. with strong Christian belief and practice, this area has high... Read More

Boasting both rugged landscapes and cosmopolitan cities, Colorado has emerged as a state that’s much more than a window to the West. Although 77% of the population self-identifies as Christian, only 42% qualify as “practicing Christians”—self-identified Christians who have attended... Read More

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    Megachurches

    Las Vegas has the highest proportion of churches with 1000+ attenders (23%)

    Lutherans

    Green Bay takes the top spot for the highest population of Lutherans (27%)

    Christian Faith

    San Francisco’s population is least likely to identify as “Christian” (63%)

    Commitment to Faith

    Residents of Springfield, Missouri, are mostly likely to say they are absolutely committed to their faith (84%).

    Baptists

    Montgomery, Alabama, has the highest number of Baptists (58%)

    Catholics

    Nearly half of all Harlingen and El Paso residents are Catholic (48%)

    Judaism

    West Palm Beach Florida has the highest percent of Jewish residents (8%)

    Importance of Faith

    Shreveport and Montgomery, Alabama, residents are most likely to rank their faith as very important (86%).

    Evangelism

    Montgomery, Alabama, residents most strongly feel a responsibility to evangelize (58%).

    Mormons

    Boise, Idaho, has the second-largest population of Mormons (12%), behind Salt Lake City, Utah (49%)

    Conservative Christians

    Lincoln, Nebraska, has the largest population of conservative practicing Christians (65%).

    Muslims

    Fort Myers-Naples, Florida, has the highest proportion of Muslims (7%)

    Church Giving

    Four out of five El Paso, Texas, and Greenville, South Carolina, residents have donated to a church in the previous year

    Divorce

    Practicing Christians in Colorado Springs have the highest divorce rate (36%)

    Protestants

    Just one in four NYC residents are Protestant
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