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Top 10 Chicago
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The Faith Profile of Chicago, IL. Rich in cultural diversity, the city of Chicago creates a vibrant and exciting backdrop for the typical city-dwellers’ regular activities; which for just one-third of the city’s residents includes reading the Bible.  To some extent, Chicagoans tend to be more skeptical and more likely to say they do not believe in God. But this should not be taken to mean Chicago is anti-religion or even anti-Christian. In fact, residents here are just as likely to have attended church or volunteered to help at a church as the national average and they are more likely... Read More
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The Faith Profile of the market Seattle-Tacoma, WA. Seattle-Tacoma has one of the lowest average yearly sunshine levels in the U.S., it also has one of the lowest number of residents who claim faith is important in their lives.  This holds with the proportion of Seattle-Tacoma residents who would identify with any faith. The percent of residents who identify as “no faith” is more than double the national average. The same goes for the proportion of skeptics living in the Seattle-Tacoma area. Skeptics account for 20% of the adult population in this area. In addition, nearly 3 out of 10... Read More
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Politically Conservative Practicing Christians. Would it surprise you to know Las Vegas, NV has the highest concentration of practicing Christians who are politically conservative? It’s true—while the U.S. average is 42%, 64% of practicing Christians living in Las Vegas consider themselves to be politically conservative. That’s 1.5 times greater than the national norm and seven percent-points higher than the second ranked city in this category, Champaign-Springfield-Decatur, IL. As a part of our regular national tracking studies, Barna: Cities asks the question, “When it comes to political and social issues, do you consider yourself to be mostly conservative, mostly liberal, or... Read More
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Top 10 Florida

Top 10 Florida
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The Faith Profile of the State of Florida. The sunny state of Florida attracts vacationers, snowbirds and golfers alike (perhaps because there are more golf courses in Florida than in any other state). In addition, the state has become a haven for retirees, giving the state a slightly older median age. These demographic factors have a strong impact on the Christian community profile in Florida as well. Overall, the percent of practicing Christians living in Florida is around average. Yet, nearly one-third of all practicing Christians in Florida are Elders (ages 67 plus), placing it among the top five states... Read More
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Top 10 Los Angeles
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The Faith Profile of Los Angeles, CA.  Godless Hollywood? “Lost” Angeles? Barna’s tracking of faith trends shows the nation’s second largest city is less Christianized than other cities in the nation. It has a high concentration of adults with no faith as well as Pantheists (Hindu, Buddhists, Confucian and so on). Still, 24% of the LA region’s residents are Catholic and 31% are Protestant. The city features an interesting contrast in that just 33% are born again Christians, well below the national average of 43%. Yet, among born again Christians it has a relatively high rate of faith sharing activity.... Read More
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Megachurch Cities
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One of the major trends of recent decades has been the rise of the “megachurch”—that is, congregations that attract huge numbers of people each weekend. So how big is the megachurch audience, exactly? In our national research, Barna Group tracks the size of the churches that Americans attend. Overall, only about one in 10 self-identified Christians (10%) in America attend a church with at least 1,000 attenders. In other words, while megachurches are a much-discussed trend, the vast majority of American Christians attend smaller churches. As part of the Barna: Cities effort, we can pinpoint America’s most and least megachurch-oriented... Read More
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The Faith Profile of the state of Texas.  As the buckle of the Bible belt, Texas reflects a very Christianized profile: Half of the state’s residents are born again (49%) and they tend to rank higher than other states in terms of religious activity, especially Bible reading, evangelism (or faith-sharing responsibilities) and Sunday school attendance. Overall, 89% of the state’s residents describe themselves as Christians, with Baptists being the most prominent slice of the population (21%). Still, despite all this, the orthodoxy of their beliefs is generally average. Half of Texans believe that good works result in heaven and more... Read More
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    Conservative

    Las Vegas has most politically conservative practicing Christians (64%)

    Jewish

    NYC has the largest population of Jewish residents (11%)

    Baptists

    Knoxville, TN has the highest number of Baptists (59%)

    Self-Identified Christians

    97% of those in Shreveport identify themselves as Christian

    Mormon

    Las Vegas has second largest population of Mormons

    Weekly Bible Reading

    Just one in five residents of Albany, NY read the Bible in the past week

    Orthodox

    Chattanooga residents are more likely to have an orthodox view of God (86%)

    Small Churches

    Shreveport, LA has greatest number attending small churches (<100)

    Top Protestant City

    Knoxville, TN has the greatest percentage of Protestants (83%)

    Unchurched

    More than half of all adults in Burlington, VT are unchurched

    Lutheran

    More than 1 in 4 Green Bay, WI residents attend a Lutheran church

    Charity

    97% of Pittsburgh residents have donated to a non-profit in the past year

    Bible Readers

    66% of Shreveport, LA residents read the Bible in the past week

    Sunday School

    More than half of people in Jackson, MS attended Sunday School this week

    Shared My Faith

    3 in 4 in Fresno, CA shared their faith in the past year

    Church Attendance

    More people attend church weekly in Chattanooga, TN than any other city

    Notional Christians

    59% of Christians in Albany, NY have not made a commitment to Jesus

    Land of Plenty

    NYC has largest percent of residents who identify with "other faith" groups

    Practicing Christians

    Birmingham, AL and Springfield, MO have most practicing Christians (69%)

    Evangelism

    Birmingham residents feel the strongest responsibility to share their faith (58%)