Religious Observance!

In the October 2015 issue of the AARP Bulletin, they did a comparison among the fifty states to see how they matched up by the percentage of persons who attended a church, synagogue, or mosque (weekly) during 2014. Here are the top ten as well as the bottom ten.  The Bible Belt appears to be alive and well, and most aptly named.

Highest attendance
1.  Utah (51%)
2.  Mississippi (47%)
3.  Alabama (46%)
3.  Louisiana (46%)
5.  Arkansas (45%)
6.  South Carolina (42%)
6.  Tennessee (42%)
8.  Kentucky (41%)
9.  North Carolina (40%)
10.  Oklahoma (39%)
10.  Texas (39%)

Lowest Attendance
1.  Vermont (17%)
2.  Maine (20%)
2.  New Hampshire (20%)
4.  Massachusetts (22%)
5.  District of Columbia (23%)
6.  Washington (24%)
6.  Oregon (24%)
8.  Colorado (25%)
8.  Connecticut (25%)
8.  Hawaii (25%)

Source: AARP Bulletin, October 2015, and, Gallup.

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