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Albany, NY residents who read the Bible in the past week
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Faith in the Rest of the Country

Faith in every city and state is unique. Barna’s new 2013 editions of the Cities and States reports will show you how faith, religion, and spirituality differ from city to city and state to state. With profiles of the nation’s 96 largest media markets and the 48 contiguous states, these reports are among the most helpful tools available today to help you understand the areas in which your ministry or organization operates so you can be more effective at connecting with people.

Based on a nationwide study of more than 42,000 consumers, Cities and States is widely regarded as one of the nation’s best databases on faith. These reports draw from Barna Group’s proprietary theolographic® tracking research—the art and science of studying spiritual beliefs, practices and connections among people and groups—a powerful tool to help leaders navigate in and engage with culture. Each report includes an introduction and a how-to-read guide, as well as ideas for putting the information to use.

 

Cities and States reports are available in several ways:

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Pick your city from the nation’s 96 largest media markets. A simple and affordable way to access just the information you need.
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The Complete, 2-Volume Cities and States Report:
If your ministry or organization operates across the nation, you need this comprehensive database of all 96 markets and 48 states to understand which areas to focus on for greatest results.
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“World Vision has used Barna’s Cities and States reports in several of our strategic initiatives when we need to understand and pick the best markets for fundraising or building awareness. The theolographic® attributes are extremely helpful and are probably the best available in the country. Those attributes provided a great picture for us as we try to ascertain the religious segments in each of the markets. These reports are user friendly and very thorough—a cost effective way of getting helpful faith-related information very quickly.”

— Lisa Pang, World Vision

 

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    Notional Christians

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

    Volunteers

    Salt Lake City has the most people who volunteer weekly

    Mormon

    Las Vegas has second largest population of Mormons

    Top Catholic Cities

    Harlingen and El Paso, TX have highest percentage of Catholics

    Baptists

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

    Orthodox

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

    Sunday School

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

    Unchurched

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

    MegaChurches

    Las Vegas has highest attendance of churches with 1000+ members

    Land of Plenty

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

    Charity

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

    Prayer Life

    Shreveport residents are most likely to pray in a typical week (95%)

    Bible Readers

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

    Don't Believe in God

    Boston has the highest number of residents (8%) who do not believe in God

    Self-Identified Christians

    97% of those in Shreveport identify themselves as Christian

    Conservative

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

    Small Churches

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

    Methodists

    Wichita has the greatest number of Methodists (15%)

    Practicing Christians

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

    Church Attendance

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