Least Religious City in US Is ...

Burlington, Vermont, and Boulder, Colorado, tie in Gallup poll
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 30, 2013 6:45 AM CDT

(Newser) – If religion and church-going aren't your thing, Burlington, Vermont, might be the place for you. If they are, you'll have plenty of company in Provo, Utah. A new Gallup survey susses out the most and least religious cities in America, based on the percentage of people who say faith is an important part of their lives:

  • Most religious: Provo-Orem, Utah (77%); Montgomery, Alabama (64); Jackson, Mississippi (64); Birmingham, Alabama (56); tied at 55 are Huntsville, Alabama; Holland, Michigan; Greenville, South Carolina; Augusta, Georgia; and Ogden, Utah.
  • Least religious: Burlington, Vermont, (17); Boulder, Colorado (17); Manchester, New Hampshire (22); Portland, Maine (22); and Santa Rosa, California (23).
Click for the full results, which find that 40% of Americans overall are "very religious," versus 31% described as non-religious. (Read more religion stories.)

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