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Oregon makes 7th least religious state

January 4, 2010

Which of the 50 states has the most religious population? Since there are many ways to define “religious,” there is no single answer to this question. But to give a sense of how the states stack up, the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life used polling data to rank them on four measures: the importance of religion in people’s lives, frequency of attendance at worship services, frequency of prayer and absolute certainty of belief in God. Mississippi stands out on all four, and several other Southern states also rank very high on the measures.  States with sample sizes that are too small to analyze are combined. As a result, the lowest ranking is 46 rather than 50.

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Ally January 4, 2010

It’s sad that Oregon is so low. Sounds like we have a good mission field!!

John January 4, 2010

Maybe we should pray for a revival.

Kuskokwim January 4, 2010

Because of the combining of some states, it would be more accurate to say that Oregon ranks number 9, not 7.

Jack Handy January 4, 2010

This is great news! Proud, once again, to be an atheistic Oregonian.

Now, time to relax in my sin-filled daily routine of tattoos, divorce, blended fabrics, wearing gold, using condoms, and eating shellfish…

James Smith January 4, 2010

Great news! We have a lot of work to do in order to reach #50. I recommend making ‘The God Delusion’ required reading for every Oregon resident this year!

Jack January 5, 2010

I wonder what the rank of Oregon would be if they counted the proselytizing Atheists as a religion. They fit the description – so why not?

Dan January 5, 2010

Oregon is also the second “hungriest” state, the third most “unemployed” state. High on the ranking of lest favorable states to start a new business and low in the ranking of states that are able to retain their own college graduates. The Atheists can have it.

RACC January 8, 2010

Join RACC in helping to make art to get God completely out of Oregon. Federal stimulus funding available!

hedonist January 8, 2010

I could only be prouder to be an Oregonian if we were # 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 or 1.

I love this state.

Lorelei Hinton January 14, 2010

I love my State too and the Devil cant have it without a fight, so pray for revival, “where sin abounds Grace abounds much more.” lh

Justin July 14, 2010

Extremely glad to hear this, It’s fantastic being surrounded by open-minded people who don’t believe in fairy tales. This makes me proud of my state and cannot wait till we reach number 1.

Brian September 1, 2010

Yay Colorado! Way to go! The first place winner of all western states!

Also note, the most religious states are also historically the ones with the lowest average I.Q. rates. Also, formerly slave states. (google it people)

On a related note, here’s a really good atheist store I found. Well, primarily atheist and science stuff…

Aristotle’s Muse

Maybe wearing an atheist T-shirt won’t change the world, but then again, maybe it could.

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