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    Do You Live in One of the 10 Most Christian Cities in the U.S.?

    Have you ever wondered how Christian your city actually is? Well, now you can find out! The Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies recently released a study measuring religious bodies in the U.S. The most thorough study ever done on the topic, it discloses county by county statistics on congregations, members and attendance for more than 200 different faith groups within Christianity.

    So which city ranks as the #1 most Christian? According to The Huffington Post, “Of metropolitan areas with population greater than a million, the researchers found Salt Lake City to be the most Christian city with approximately 72.5 percent identifying as a Christian adherent. The researchers found the greater area of Portland, OR-WA to be the least Christian city with about 30 percent identifying as a Christian adherent.”

    Here’s the full list of the 10 most Christian cities in the U.S.:

    1. Salt Lake City, UT
    2. Birmingham, AL
    3. Oklahoma City, OK
    4. Memphis, TN
    5. Pittsburg, PA
    6. Providence, RI
    7. Boston, MA
    8. Chicago, IL
    9. San Antonio, TX
    10. New Orleans, LA

    Looking at the map pictured above, you can see the study found that most of the cities with high numbers of Christians are in the deep South and the Midwest. The lowest numbers came from the West Coast and the Northeast.

    We’d love to know if you reside in one of the top cities! Take our poll and let us know your thoughts in the comments!

    Do you live in one of the top 10 Christian cities?

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    Source: The Huffington Post and Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies

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    64 COMMENTS

    1. I lived in a suburb of Birmingham for a year! Then I moved back to my original city. It’s still in the south though! I do feel that the south does have more people proclaiming to be Christians. I thought it was funny to see all the red Southern Baptist counties when you click on the map on the link! I’m not *southern* Baptist, but I am a Baptist. 🙂

    2. I think that this is kinda cool, except that there are plenty of people out there that say they are Christian but don’t adhere to it. And while it’s cool to see that so many people identify themselves as Christians, I wonder how many of them actually Identify and walk with Christ.

    3. “Looking at the map pictured above, you can see the study found that most of the cities with high numbers of Christians are in the deep South and the Midwest. The lowest numbers came from the West Coast and the Northeast.”

      And it was a surprise to absolutely no one. xD

    4. I live in St. Louis, MO, so I’m only a few hours away from #8, Chicago! I love that I live in a city with a saint’s name, especially b/c of St. Louis’ inspiring story. There are SO many Catholic churches in my area, and there are lots of other churches for the other types of Christianity, too. I know Catholicism is the number one religion in St. Louis, based on statistics. Here’s a website that has a graph showing it: http://www.city-data.com/county/religion/St.-Louis-city-MO.html

    5. You might want to recheck some of this info… :/ Boston is actually one of the most unchristian and unchurched cities in the U.S. I live very close to Boston and know lots of people who live there, its mostly unchurched and if churches do exist they are NOT bible believing churches. Please don’t think I’m being super critical, but Boston should not exist on that list. Also, I lived In WA for most of my life and its WAAAYYYY more christian than anywhere on the east coast, especially MA.

    6. I live in Eugene, Oregon. Definitely NOT one of the most Christian cities. It has been listen the most hippie town around and Portland (2 hours away) and one of the most liberal. The good thing about that is that I’ll never run out of opportunities to tell more people about Christ 🙂

    7. It’s hard for me to believe that some of these places are in the top 10. Especially New Orleans, which I see as one of the most sinful cities in our country. Also, Utah is all Mormon…Do Mormons accept Jesus as their savior? That’s what I call a Christian.
      I also agree with bluedog14.
      Although this is not accurate, I know that 99% of the stuff posted here is great info and I usually love the posts.

      • New Olreans is prodomitally Catholic I went on a mission trip there last year and thats one of things I learned also the city isn’t just about Mardi Gras and Bourbon St. it’s so much more then that, the people there are so warm and inviting everything you would except from the South. Mormons believe that Abraham is the Savior not Jesus, Jesus was a part of it all in their eyes.

    8. What’s the point of this list anyway?! It’s obviously just based on what people surveyed believe about themselves. Boston, MA is so spiritually dead – we visit a bible-believing church in the area, and they say most people there have only heard prosperity gospel and feel-good messages. Just because people are deceiving themselves with a watered-down message unfortunately doesn’t make a city any more “Christian!” :/

    9. I live near Seattle WA, and I love it, and am strong in my faith, but this reassures me even more that sometimes I just wish I could live in the south, because it would be nice to be in a more “christian” environment you could say, more often. Being surrounded by church family and friends is great, but being in a city that is basically the “least christian” you could say and bashes christianity a lot is hard sometimes.

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