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Top 10 Los Angeles

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. It is a city of independent thinkers. For example, denominational connections tend to be less common among Christians in the west coast city, with non-denominational churches faring comparatively better than those associated with mainline denominations. They tend not to attend Sunday school, by comparison to national norms, but religious small… Read More

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

    Importance of Faith

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


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    Christian Faith

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

    Church Giving

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    Just one in four NYC residents are Protestant

    Conservative Christians

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


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

    Commitment to Faith

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


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


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