For the second consecutive year, Mississippi has edged out Utah and Alabama as the nation’s most religious state, a Gallop Poll released Wednesday found.
Gallop reported that 58 percent of Mississippians polled termed themselves “religious” and attended worship services every week or nearly every week.
Fifty-six percent of respondents in Utah and Alabama described themselves as religious and regular attendees at services, followed by Louisiana (53 percent) and Arkansas. South Carolina, (52), Tennessee (50), North Carolina, (50), Georgia (48 percent) and Oklahoma (48 percent) rounded out the Top Ten.
It’s the second year in a row the Magnolia State came out on top in Gallup’s poll, and in fact last year’s most religious states are the same as this year’s.
The least religious state?
That would be Vermont, where 19 percent of residents polled by Gallop described themselves as religious and regularly attended services.
Read the Time magazine story.