Discovery reported today on a Gallup poll that determined which states are the most and least religious in the US based on the views shared by local residents. It should come as no surprise that the majority of people who identify as religious live in the Southeast and the majority of people who identify as non-religious are in New England. Gallup notes that ”the most religious states in the union generally are the most Republican, while the least religious states skew more toward the Democratic Party,” which means “that the most divided states — and thus, those where most of the heavy-duty campaigning in this year’s presidential election will be taking place — are the ones where residents tend to be neither at the very religious nor at the nonreligious end of the spectrum.”
Think you can guess what the most and least religious states are? Check your answers below while you treat yourself to images of some of the most lovely houses of worship in the nation:
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