Just because 85% of those in Mississippi say they are interested in religion means nothing other than they were raised with religion being a part of their lives. That doesn’t mean that religion or their faith means anything more than the football they watch on the weekend.
But just as an interesting tidbit, my son checked Google Analytics just a few weeks ago on the Berean Wife website and found that it has been visited by several from most countries and every state in the US, except Vermont! He had said that Vermont obviously was lacking in Christians.
Maybe Vermont should become the next frontier of missions.
My home state of Alabama was ranked second with 82% saying that religion was an important part of their daily life. What that really means is that most of Alabamians think they are Christians because they’ve “been there, done that” in regards to walking an aisle in a church or else being raised in a church environment. Most are only cultural Christians.
Want to be almost certain you’ll have religious neighbors? Move to Mississippi. Prefer to be in the least religious state? Venture to Vermont.
A new Gallup Poll, based on more than 350,000 interviews, finds that the Magnolia State is the one where the most people — 85% — say yes when asked “Is religion an important part of your daily life?”
Less than half of Vermonters, meanwhile — 42% — answered that same question in the affirmative.