|According to a study out Wednesday from the American Bible Society, which conducted a study to find America's most Bible-minded cities - defined as a combination of how often study participants read the Bible and how accurate they think it is, reported TIME Magazine.
A random nationwide sample of more than 46,000 adults, queried through online interviews and telephone, showed that the Bible Belt is alive and well: Cities in Tennessee, Alabama, Virginia, Missouri and Louisiana are in the top 5 most Bible-minded, whereas cities on the East and West coast are at the bottom of the list.
The study also found an inverse correlation between the size of the city and "Bible friendliness," noting that "Of the top 25 Bible-minded markets, only three have a population of greater than 1 million households: Charlotte, N.C.; Nashville, Tenn.; and Dallas."
Here are the top and bottom 10 lists:
The 10 Most Bible-Minded Cities
Charlotte, North Carolina
Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina / Asheville, North Carolina
Little Rock, Arkansas
The 10 Least Bible-Minded Cities
Providence, Rhode Island / New Bedford, Massachusetts
Albany, New York
San Francisco, California
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Buffalo, New York
Hartford/New Haven, Connecticut
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