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Mississippi Named Most Religious State

December 23, 2009
tags: religion
by Staff

According to a new study by The Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life, Mississippi is the most religious state in the nation.

Here are the survey’s findings:

- 82 percent said religion is very important in their lives (national average was 56 percent)

- 60 percent said they attend religious services at least once per week (national average was 39 percent)

- 77 percent said they prayed frequently (national average was 58 percent)

- 91 percent said they believe in God (national average was 71 percent)

Similar studies in the past have provided similar results. Mississippi is usually joined at or near the top by other Southern states as well as Utah.

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  1. marmie permalink
    December 23, 2009 12:32 pm

    Mississippians are also the most generous people in the nation. I love our state and the people who make it great. Merry Christmas.

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