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Pew Survey Reveals Most Religious State

According to an analysis of polling data from the Pew Research Center‘s Forum on Religion & Public Life, Mississippi is considered the “most religious state.”  Eighty-two persent of Mississippians say religion is very important in their lives.  The Magnolia State also has the highest percentage of people who say they attend religious services at least once a week (60 percent), who say they pray at least once a day (77 percent), and who say they believe in God with absolutely certainty (91 percent), the Pew Forum reported Monday, December 21, 2009.

Only 36 percent of those living in New Hampshire and Vermont say that religion is important in their lives.

More at Pew Forum’s State-By-State Religious Commitment Analysis at pewforum.org.