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Question: Least Religious state?
Washington   -13 (48.1%)
Oregon   -1 (3.7%)
Vermont   -13 (48.1%)
New Hampshire   -0 (0%)
Maine   -0 (0%)
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« on: July 09, 2012, 05:55:21 pm »
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A counter.

I'd say probably.... Washington.
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2012, 06:10:17 pm »
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Depends on your definition. Washington likely has the most "radical" atheists, as in those who want nothing to do with religion, although Vermont probably has a more secular average.
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2012, 07:54:18 pm »
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2012, 08:17:37 pm »
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Here's the answer:



The other side of that poll: http://www.gallup.com/poll/153479/mississippi-religious-state.aspx

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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2012, 09:25:39 pm »
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It's interesting that Mass. has rather few "very religious" but has a quite high % of church-goers.
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2012, 09:21:53 am »
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Vermont is the most secular, all-round, non-religious state.

Washington may have a good deal of atheists on the west coast, but that's only half the state, go further east and I'm sure there will be a good deal of religious GOP'ers.
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2012, 01:59:38 pm »
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A tie between California and Massachusetts.
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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2012, 02:00:44 pm »
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A tie between California and Massachusetts.

California's Hispanic population doesn't count?

Also, Massachusetts has a lot of practicing Catholics as well.
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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2012, 03:16:56 pm »
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Vermont- after all, New Hampshire is a swing state, but the others come pretty close too.
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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2012, 05:41:59 pm »
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Vermont- after all, New Hampshire is a swing state, but the others come pretty close too.

What does being a swing state have to do with anything?

Vermont can come across as pretty strongly influenced by religious history living there, so I'm going to go with Washington.
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« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2012, 08:47:47 pm »
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I would think that the least religious states would be the most liberal politically.
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« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2012, 08:51:27 pm »
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I would think that the least religious states would be the most liberal politically.

Not necessarily. Large parts of the interior West are pretty unchurched except for Mormons, and many Northeastern states still have relatively high rates of adherence. Remember, there is the so-called 'size of government' axis as well as the social axis. New Hampshire conservatives are or fancy themselves libertarian.
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« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2012, 06:23:43 pm »
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I would think that the least religious states would be the most liberal politically.

Not necessarily. Large parts of the interior West are pretty unchurched except for Mormons, and many Northeastern states still have relatively high rates of adherence. Remember, there is the so-called 'size of government' axis as well as the social axis. New Hampshire conservatives are or fancy themselves libertarian.
Yeah, and they're becoming more Democrat right now because of Latinos, although most Latinos, as I understand, are pretty religious.
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« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2012, 12:14:20 am »
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I would think that the least religious states would be the most liberal politically.

Not necessarily. Large parts of the interior West are pretty unchurched except for Mormons, and many Northeastern states still have relatively high rates of adherence. Remember, there is the so-called 'size of government' axis as well as the social axis. New Hampshire conservatives are or fancy themselves libertarian.
Yeah, and they're becoming more Democrat right now because of Latinos, although most Latinos, as I understand, are pretty religious.

I wouldn't be surprised if church attendance was higher among Democrats than Republicans in certain pockets of the Southwest.
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« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2012, 07:37:26 pm »
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« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2012, 09:41:27 pm »
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Immigrants tend to be religious, thus increasing the religiousness of states like California and Washington. Vermont doesn't really have that factor.

But yeah, depending on how you want to look at it, it will probably end up being WA or VT.
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« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2012, 10:28:48 pm »
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Least religious?  Probably Vermont.

Most non-religious/atheistic?  Probably Washington.
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