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Data Point – NH the least religious state in the Union

According to Gallup, individuals who indicated that religion is an important part of their daily life and that they attend religious services every week or almost every week were classified as “very religious” by Gallup officials. That definition would mean 40 percent of Americans nationwide are very religious, the survey found. Another 32 percent of Americans are nonreligious, meaning they reported religion is not an important part of their daily life and that they seldom or never attend religious services.

  • New Hampshire: 23 percent
  • Vermont: 23 percent are very religious
  • Maine: 25 percent
  • Massachusetts: 28 percent
  • Alaska: 28 percent
  • Oregon: 30 percent
  • Nevada: 30 percent
  • Washington: 30 percent
  • Connecticut: 31 percent
  • District of Columbia: 32 percent

I noticed, with a sigh, that the least religious states make up New England.  The results are based on telephone interviews conducted between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2011, with a random sample of 353,492 adults, ages 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.

(H/T: Live Science )