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Top 10 Seattle-Tacoma

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 adults living in the Seattle-Tacoma area do not identify as Christian. The national norm for this factor is 3 out of 20 adults, making Seattle-Tacoma residents 1.75 times more likely than average to not identify as Christian. Yet the proportion of Protestant Christians seems untouched by this. With 48% of… Read More

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America’s Most and Least Bible-Minded Cities 2013

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Bible-Minded Cities

From its place in schools, to the public square, to people’s individual lives, the current and future role of the Bible in U.S. society is an often-debated topic. A new release from Barna Group shows how this debate plays out regionally and takes a look at how 96 of the largest cities in the nation view the Bible.

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


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


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

    Church Giving

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


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


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

    Christian Faith

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

    Conservative Christians

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

    Commitment to Faith

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


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


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


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


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

    Importance of Faith

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


    Just one in four NYC residents are Protestant
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