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[America’s Most and Least] Bible-Minded Cities
http://cities.barna.org/americas-most-and-least-bible-minded-cities-2/ ^ | 1/21/2013 | Barna Research

Posted on 01/24/2013 1:15:11 PM PST by daniel1212

The report ranks the most and least “Bible-minded” cities by looking at how people in those cities view the Bible....

Regionally, the South still qualifies as the most Bible-minded. The top ranking cities, where at least half of the population qualifies as Bible-minded, are all Southern cities. This includes the media markets for Knoxville, TN (52% of the population are Bible-minded), Shreveport, LA (52%), Chattanooga, TN (52%), Birmingham, AL (50%), and Jackson, MS (50%). Other markets in the top 10 include Springfield, MO (49%), Charlotte, NC (48%), Lynchburg, VA (48%), Huntsville-Decatur, AL (48%), and Charleston, WV (47%).

The least Bible-oriented markets include a mix of regions, but tend to be from the New England area. Easily the lowest Bible-minded scores came from Providence, RI (9%) and Albany, NY (10%). To put this in perspective, the most Bible-minded markets are five times more likely to have residents who qualify as Bible-minded than is true in these two Northeastern cities.

Though these two cities are the most extreme, none of the cities in the bottom 10 break 20%, where even one in five people could be considered Bible-minded. The New England area is home to most of the markets in the bottom 10 Bible-minded cities, including Burlington, VT (16%), Portland, ME (16%), Hartford, CT (16%), Boston, MA (16%), Buffalo, NY (18%) and New York, NY (18%).

The remaining markets in the bottom 10 are primarily in the West and include San Francisco, CA (16%), Phoenix, AZ (17%), and Las Vegas, NV (18%). Cedar Rapids, IA (18%) being something of an outlier.

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Additional various data and stats from recent years:

Top Homosexual Cities Ranked by Percentage
Rank City Percentage
of City
Population
GLB Population
population
1 San Francisco 15.4% 94,234
2 Seattle 12.9% 57,993
3 Atlanta 12.8% 39,805
4 Minneapolis 12.5% 34,295
5 Boston 12.3% 50,540
6 Sacramento 9.8% 32,108
7 Portland 8.8% 35,413
8 Denver 8.2% 33,698
9 Washington 8.1% 32,599
10 Orlando 7.7% 12,508

Top States Ranked by Percentage

Top Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Areas Ranked by Population
Rank State GLB Population
Percentage
of State
Population
population
1 District of Columbia 8.1% 47,651
2 New Hampshire 6.6% 81,561
3 Washington 5.7% 335,964
4 Massachusetts 5.7% 361,898
5 Maine 5.2% 66,295
6 California 5.2% 1,895,792
7 Colorado 5.1% 219,364
8 Vermont 5.1% 31,050
9 New Mexico 4.9% 99,085
10 Minnesota 4.7% 231,215
Rank Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area GLB GLB%
population
1 New York City – Northern New Jersey – Long Island, New York 568,903 2.6%
2 Los Angeles – Long Beach - Santa Ana, California 442,211 2.7%
3 Chicago – Naperville – Joliet, Illinois 288,478 3.2%
4 San Francisco – Oakland – Fremont, California 256,313 3.6%
5 Boston – Cambridge – Quincy, Massachusetts 201,344 3.4%
6 Washington Metropolitan Area 191,959 2.5%
7 Dallas – Fort Worth – Arlington, Texas 183,718 3.5%
8 Miami – Miami Beach – Fort Lauderdale, Florida 183,346 4.7%
9 Atlanta – Marietta – Sandy Springs, Georgia 180,168 4.3%
10 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Camden, New Jersey – Wilmington, Delaware 179,459 2.8%

2008

CNN exit polling showed self-identified gay, lesbian, and bisexual voters at 4% of the voting population in the United States presidential election, 2008.[16]

2010

2012

A Gallup report published in October 2012 by the Williams Institute reported that 3.4% of US adults identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Minorities were more likely to identify as non-heterosexual; 4.6% of blacks, 4.0% of Hispanics and 3.2% of whites. Younger people, aged 18-29, were three times more likely to identify as LGBT than seniors over the age of 65, the numbers being 6.4% and 1.9%, respectively.[18][19]

The U.S. census has never asked Americans about their religion or religious beliefs.[1] Thus, the data here comes from Gallup, which polled Americans about their religious beliefs since 1948. Blank means that there is no data available for a given year. All of the percentages here are rounded, so 0% could actually mean 0.01% to 0.49% if one would be able to see the entire number.[2]

% of Americans by religious affiliation (1948-2011)
Religion 1948 1950 1955 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2011
Protestant 69% 66% 70% 67% 69% 65% 60% 61% 57% 56% 56% 52% 49% 45% 42%
Catholic 22% 25% 22% 25% 24% 26% 27% 28% 28% 25% 27% 25% 23% 21% 23%
Non-denominational Christian 5% 7% 8% 10%
Mormon 2% 1% 1% 2% 2% 2% 2%
Jewish 4% 4% 4% 3% 3% 3% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2%
Other religions 0% 3% 2% 2% 2% 2% 4% 2% 3% 5% 5% 5% 5% 4% 5%
None 2% 2% 2% 2% 3% 6% 7% 8% 9% 6% 8% 10% 14% 13%
Undesignated 3% 2% 1% 1% 0% 0% 1% 0% 1% 2% 2% 2% 2% 4% 3%

The percentage of Protestants in the United States has decreased from over two-thirds in 1948 to less than half by 2011. This decline in Protestant immigration has corresponded to the relaxation of immigration restrictions pertaining to mostly non-Protestant counties. The percentage of Catholics in the United States increased from 1948 all the way to the 1980s, but then began declining again. The percentage of Jews in the United States has decreased from 4% to 2% during this same time period. There has been very little Jewish immigration to the U.S. after 1948 in comparison to previous years. The number of people with other religions was almost nonexistent in 1948, but rose to 5% by 2011, partially due to large immigration from non-Christian countries. The percentage of non-religious people (atheists, agnostics, and irreligious) people in the U.S. has drastically increased from 2% to 13%. The number of Americans unsure about their religion and religious beliefs stayed roughly the same over the years, always hovering at 0% to 4%.[2]

% of Americans by Protestant religious affiliation (1992-2011)
Religion 1992 1995 2000 2005 2010 2011
Southern Baptist 9% 10% 8% 5% 4% 4%
Other Baptist 10% 9% 10% 11% 13% 9%
Methodist 10% 9% 9% 8% 7% 5%
Presbyterian 5% 4% 5% 3% 3% 2%
Episcopalian 2% 2% 3% 3% 2% 1%
Lutheran 7% 6% 7% 5% 5% 5%
Pentecostal 1% 3% 2% 2% 2% 2%
Church of Christ 2% 2% 2% 1% 2%
Other Protestant 11% 9% 4% 5% 4% 5%
Non-denominational Protestant 1% 3% 4% 5% 5% 4%
No opinion 5% 1% 2% 1% 2% 1%

Over the last 19 years, some of the more traditional Protestant denominations/branches experienced a large decline as a percentage of the total American population. These include Southern Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Episcopalians, and Other Protestants. The only Protestant branch that significantly increased its percentage share over the last 19 years is non-denominational Protestanism. The Protestants who were unsure about which branch of Protestanism they believed in also drastically declined as a percentage of the U.S. population over the last 19 years.[2]


1 posted on 01/24/2013 1:15:22 PM PST by daniel1212
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To: daniel1212

Boston is #91 out of 96. I’m sort of surprised we’re not lower.


2 posted on 01/24/2013 1:22:49 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: daniel1212

A non denominational Christian isn’t a Protestant?


3 posted on 01/24/2013 1:41:36 PM PST by ansel12 (Cruz said "conservatives trust Sarah Palin that if she says this guy is a conservative, that he is")
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To: daniel1212
Lots more stats here, such as,
4 posted on 01/24/2013 1:43:37 PM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: metmom; boatbums; caww; presently no screen name; smvoice; HarleyD; Springfield Reformer; Lera; ...

Ping of interest


5 posted on 01/24/2013 1:45:09 PM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: daniel1212
Cedar Rapids, IA (18%) being something of an outlier.

Probably because it is a college town. These kind of people tend to believe that the Bible is a myth and Keynesian economics and global warming is real.

6 posted on 01/24/2013 1:48:21 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: ClearCase_guy; svcw; MamaB; dartuser; wesagain; crosshairs; bramps; Syncro

MA is the most liberal (http://www.peacebyjesus.net/statistical_correlations.html). See all 96 here: http://cities.barna.org/americas-most-and-least-bible-minded-cities/


7 posted on 01/24/2013 1:49:53 PM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: ansel12

They try to categorize in order to make distinctions, but it is not perfect.


8 posted on 01/24/2013 1:52:24 PM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: daniel1212

I must be missing the point - what does Bible-Minded mean?


9 posted on 01/24/2013 1:58:42 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: daniel1212

What is a non-denomination Christian category that isn’t Protestant?


10 posted on 01/24/2013 2:01:10 PM PST by ansel12 (Cruz said "conservatives trust Sarah Palin that if she says this guy is a conservative, that he is")
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To: Vigilanteman

This is true, beginning with #1. And that nature is to be essentially worshiped (requires no personal repentance: fornicate but do not litter).

“And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: “ (Romans 1:23-24)


11 posted on 01/24/2013 2:01:41 PM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: Colofornian; Elsie; Godzilla; Tennessee Nana; greyfoxx39

Notice what city is #84 (http://cities.barna.org/americas-most-and-least-bible-minded-cities)


12 posted on 01/24/2013 2:05:16 PM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: daniel1212
There's also a strong correlation between those who base their life on the Word of God and those who value liberty, freedom and enterprise:

For atheistic liberals in Yankee states and out on the far left coast, their worship is reserved for unionism and Big Labor goons.

13 posted on 01/24/2013 2:08:33 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Boston is #91 out of 96. I’m sort of surprised we’re not lower.


Should give us a couple extra minutes to get out when God has finally had enough.


14 posted on 01/24/2013 2:22:29 PM PST by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: daniel1212

Daniel...you never fail to provide statistics that many Christians find absolutely fascinating...I have quite a few bookmarked.


15 posted on 01/24/2013 2:32:28 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Boston got lumped in with Red Hampshire’s Manchester...that didn’t help. I made the mistake of mentioning Red Hampshire’s status as the least-religious state in the Nation in conversation with a group of teachers. One of them locked her beady black eyes on me and spat out “Good!”


16 posted on 01/24/2013 2:37:02 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?
I made the mistake of mentioning Red Hampshire’s status as the least-religious state in the Nation in conversation with a group of teachers. One of them locked her beady black eyes on me and spat out “Good!”

Is it any surprise that places turning their backs on God are also the least desirable places to raise a family? At the top of the "good list" is Knoxville, TN. Aside from the liberalism of the university there, it's a terrific region -- with salt-of-the-earth God-fearing people, a low crime rate, high gun ownership and beautiful scenery.

17 posted on 01/24/2013 2:52:50 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex

Couldn’t agree more...Knoxville east to the NC/VA borders is a great place to live!


18 posted on 01/24/2013 2:59:47 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: re_nortex
Thanks. That correlates well. I am not sure if you can get an image here of the 2007 evang vote (and others) but it likely fits.

This demographic is from 2000


19 posted on 01/24/2013 3:31:14 PM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: daniel1212

Notice the correlation in the statistics, the least Bible minded and liberal area of the country, the Northeast, is heavily Catholic, and always vote Democrat. Whilst the most Bible minded areas of the country, the south and midwest, are heavily Protestant, and vote Republican.

Yet FR, an obviously Catholic site, its Religious section flogging Protestants in one thread after another, is a very conservative site. Go figure.


20 posted on 01/24/2013 3:35:40 PM PST by sasportas
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To: sasportas
Notice the correlation in the statistics, the least Bible minded and liberal area of the country, the Northeast, is heavily Catholic, and always vote Democrat. Whilst the most Bible minded areas of the country, the south and midwest, are heavily Protestant, and vote Republican.

True, though money also is a large factor.

Yet FR, an obviously Catholic site, its Religious section flogging Protestants in one thread after another, is a very conservative site. Go figure. Which is usually due to the incessant posts about Rome, often advertising her or defending her doctrine, which invites refutations, and sometimes results in overreactions by her defenders when she is impugned in the least, as well as more exposure of problems. But both faiths are in spiritual declension overall, and atheism and witchcraft are on the rise as the US goes into its tailspin.

21 posted on 01/24/2013 4:03:47 PM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: sasportas
Notice the correlation in the statistics, the least Bible minded and liberal area of the country, the Northeast, is heavily Catholic, and always vote Democrat. Whilst the most Bible minded areas of the country, the south and midwest, are heavily Protestant, and vote Republican.

True, though money also is a large factor.

Yet FR, an obviously Catholic site, its Religious section flogging Protestants in one thread after another, is a very conservative site. Go figure.

Which is usually due to the incessant posts about Rome, often advertising her or defending her doctrine, which invites refutations, and sometimes results in overreactions by her defenders when she is impugned in the least, as well as more exposure of problems.

But both faiths are in spiritual declension overall, and atheism and witchcraft are on the rise as the US goes into its tailspin.

22 posted on 01/24/2013 4:04:12 PM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: ClearCase_guy; who knows what evil?; sasportas; re_nortex; bramps
Thank God if these edify and spur born again believers to pray and preach. I do not think New Hampshire is the least-religious state in the Nation, as that goes to . Vermont

Then you have this

The study released Monday by the Chronicle of Philanthropy found that residents in states where religious participation is higher than the rest of the nation, particularly in the South, gave the greatest percentage of their discretionary income to charity.

The Northeast, with lower religious participation, was the least generous to charities, with the six New England states filling the last six slots among the 50 states.

The study also found that patterns of charitable giving are colored in political reds and blues.

Of the 10 least generous states, nine voted for Democrat Barack Obama for president in the last election. By contrast, of the 10 most generous states, eight voted for Republican John McCain.

The below map is from 2011


23 posted on 01/24/2013 4:06:18 PM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: daniel1212
Another graphic:


24 posted on 01/24/2013 4:11:52 PM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: daniel1212

Opps. The above is for Church or synagogue attendance by state


25 posted on 01/24/2013 4:13:04 PM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: daniel1212

#32


26 posted on 01/24/2013 4:16:01 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: daniel1212
States with highest ratio of religious adherents...

An adherant ain't necessarily a CHRISTIAN.

MORMONism's firm grasp on it's 'adherants' pushes UTAH to #1; where 57% of the state claim to be some type of MORMON.

27 posted on 01/24/2013 4:19:50 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Vigilanteman
These kind of people tend to believe that the Bible is a myth...

Only AFTER they take Comparative Religion 101

28 posted on 01/24/2013 4:20:58 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: svcw
I must be missing the point - what does Bible-Minded mean?

It's vague; so a person can PROJECT whatever meaning they want onto it.

29 posted on 01/24/2013 4:24:30 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: daniel1212
HUH?

How does SLC being #84 correlate with 1 Utah 74.7%???

30 posted on 01/24/2013 4:27:02 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: who knows what evil?; Tennessee Nana
Nana; this is for you!

...Knoxville east to the NC/VA borders is a great place to live!

31 posted on 01/24/2013 4:28:25 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: sasportas
Yet FR, an obviously Catholic site, its Religious section flogging Protestants in one thread after another, is a very conservative site.

Nah; they're just mouthy...

32 posted on 01/24/2013 4:31:36 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: daniel1212
A graph of WHAT?
33 posted on 01/24/2013 4:33:34 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: daniel1212

Opps; just saw it.

But what does ‘attendance’ mean?


34 posted on 01/24/2013 4:34:13 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: daniel1212
Regionally, the South still qualifies as the most Bible-minded. The top ranking cities, where at least half of the population qualifies as Bible-minded, are all Southern cities. This includes the media markets for Knoxville, TN (52% of the population are Bible-minded), Shreveport, LA (52%), Chattanooga, TN (52%), Birmingham, AL (50%), and Jackson, MS (50%). Other markets in the top 10 include Springfield, MO (49%), Charlotte, NC (48%), Lynchburg, VA (48%), Huntsville-Decatur, AL (48%), and Charleston, WV (47%).

The least Bible-oriented markets include a mix of regions, but tend to be from the New England area. Easily the lowest Bible-minded scores came from Providence, RI (9%) and Albany, NY (10%). To put this in perspective, the most Bible-minded markets are five times more likely to have residents who qualify as Bible-minded than is true in these two Northeastern cities.

Ping to read and digest later.

35 posted on 01/24/2013 4:41:48 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all" - Isaiah 7:9)
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To: daniel1212; metmom; HarleyD

We just moved from NY to SC.

I suspect that NY dropped a point or two and SC moved up a notch. :-)


36 posted on 01/24/2013 5:18:52 PM PST by Gamecock ( If we distort the gospel, that distortion will influence and affect everything else that we believe)
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To: Elsie

How does SLC being #84 correlate with 1 Utah 74.7%???

The latter is simply “States with highest ratio of religious adherents,” while the former is how people in those cities view the Bible. Individuals who report reading the Bible in a typical week and who strongly assert the Bible is accurate in the principles it teaches are considered to be Bible-minded.

Thus they are kind of like Muslims and to somewhat like Catholics, as for them the Bible is not their real authority, thus the low numbers. The more basically literally Catholics take the Bible (unlike much of their primary post V2 scholarship) then the more conservative they are.

Catholics that are Biblical literalists [11.8%] hold more conservative political views than the Catholic population in general does. The Biblical literalist Catholic is as politically conservative as the Biblical literalist who is Evangelical [47.8%] or Mainline Protestant. [11.2%] American Piety in the 21st Century, Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion http://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/33304.pdf

Note that “literal” does not mean forcing allegorical language to be literal (David referring to water as blood, or the Canaanites being “bread” for them), but the historical accounts such as Jonah and the fish are literally real, and that Jesus really did preach on a boat, etc., and that Hell is as real as described, as is its counterpart. To the glory of God. May i always walk according ti so great salvation.

“Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power: “ (2 Thessalonians 1:11)


37 posted on 01/24/2013 5:21:18 PM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: daniel1212
Phoenix, AZ (17%)

Snort. There's a church on every corner around here. I don't buy it. Even Las Vegas has many more church-goers than, say, San Francisco or Seattle.

38 posted on 01/24/2013 5:23:22 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: daniel1212

My daughter lives in LA and there are some absolutely enormous churches there that have VERY active ministries and outreaches.

Bible minded or not, there is a lot of evangelism going on.


39 posted on 01/24/2013 5:34:34 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: ansel12; daniel1212
What is a non-denomination Christian category that isn’t Protestant?

Evangelical?

A believer?

Why does a Christian have to be labeled? What exactly is Protestant anyway?

40 posted on 01/24/2013 5:37:43 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: daniel1212

Interesting that NY is on the list because in both areas of the state that I’ve lived in, WNY and CNY, they are heavily religious.

There is a strong Catholic component in both areas. So although they are religious, they are not very Bible minded.

And it shows in the red/blue maps and voting patterns.


41 posted on 01/24/2013 5:42:43 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Elsie

Oh, so it’s a “study” with lots of numbers, graphs and charts that mean nothing.


42 posted on 01/24/2013 5:51:12 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: daniel1212

43 posted on 01/24/2013 6:09:16 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: metmom
Why does a Christian have to be labeled? What exactly is Protestant anyway?

Darn good question. Protestant is a label which originates in the protests which led to the reformation in the era of Martin Luther, John Calvin and thereafter. Luther was not the first reformer, just the first who was successful.

Jan Hus, who proceeded him by about a century, is revered by many originalists who consider him the greatest of the reformers. I once attended a very originalist Baptist church who did not consider themselves Protestants because the original Anabaptists of whom Hus was considered a leader, never signed on with the State Church in Rome which was launched with the Nicean Creed in the 4th century. Some of them even consider modern Baptists to be sell-outs and other Protestants to be rebel branches of the Catholic church, which doctrines they also reject.

44 posted on 01/24/2013 6:13:13 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: daniel1212
Thank God if these edify and spur born again believers to pray and preach. I do not think New Hampshire is the least-religious state in the Nation, as that goes to Vermont.

I have seen several similar surveys that flip Vermont and New Hampshire...neither is a position either state should covet.

45 posted on 01/24/2013 6:13:44 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: daniel1212
In response to my comment about FR being a Catholic site, you said:

Which is usually due to the incessant posts about Rome, often advertising her or defending her doctrine, which invites refutations,

You mean like this one from a few days ago:

"Pope: Historical Divisions Among Christians One of the Most Serious Sins that Disfigure Church"

Luther was a sinner for posting his 95 Theses on the door of Wittenburg Church, exposing Rome's sins, their indulgences, etc.? The rest of the Protestants are sinners in refusing to be subservient to the Pope of Rome?

46 posted on 01/24/2013 6:14:58 PM PST by sasportas
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To: metmom

I don’t know, but no one here seems to know either, yet this thread says that 13% of Christians who aren’t members of a church, are whatever it is.


47 posted on 01/24/2013 6:16:09 PM PST by ansel12 (Cruz said "conservatives trust Sarah Palin that if she says this guy is a conservative, that he is")
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To: ansel12

10%, not 13%.


48 posted on 01/24/2013 6:22:43 PM PST by ansel12 (Cruz said "conservatives trust Sarah Palin that if she says this guy is a conservative, that he is")
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To: ansel12

Interesting.

mr. mm and I aren’t members of a church although we affiliate with one which we attend regularly.

IMO, church membership is useful for having a say in church government, but that’s about it.


49 posted on 01/24/2013 6:24:32 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Vigilanteman

That’s interesting. I never knew that.

Catholics like to portray that there were never any Christians or Christianity outside the Catholic church and that if it weren’t for the Catholic church, none would exist and neither would Scripture.


50 posted on 01/24/2013 6:26:46 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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