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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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    Megachurches

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

    Church Giving

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

    Evangelism

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

    Muslims

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

    Christian Faith

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

    Importance of Faith

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

    Judaism

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

    Baptists

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

    Mormons

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

    Lutherans

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

    Catholics

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

    Protestants

    Just one in four NYC residents are Protestant

    Divorce

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

    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%).
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