Georgia is the least religious state in the Deep South, according to the latest heresy from Gallup, and only the seventh most religious in The Union.
The good news? America, despite the best efforts of ice cream-creating non-creationists in Vermont, is still “a religious nation — with about seven in 10 Americans classified as very or moderately religious.”
In the recently-released survey, Mississippi maintains its death-grip as “most religious” state.
Mississippi, which has two football teams in the SEC, including one that stole (not very religious of them!) a football recruit from UGA, has a populace that is allegedly 58% “very religious,” according to the survey.
Georgia, which allows its citizens to fritter away money on the lottery, is ensconced among relatively puritanical neighbors, except for Florida, which is mostly full of Yankees, according to my cousin.
The language of Heaven will definitely have a Southern twang as eight of the top 10 religious states — Mississippi, Georgia, both Carolinas, Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana and Arkansas – are in the South.
Utah, which is not Baptist, also ranks high, as does Oklahoma, which fortunately for them is within hollering distance of the Christian people of Arkansas.
Texas, despite the rhetoric from its politicians, ranks 11th.
Vermont, a state with a small population apparently hellbent on tugging a loose thread of the moral fabric of American society, is the least religious state. Only 19 percent of the population there says they go to church regularly or consider religion an important part of their life.
Here’s the complete list from Gallup: