Provo-Orem tops list of most religious U.S. metropolitan areas

Published: Friday, March 29 2013 12:29 p.m. MDT

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
In the same week The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the move to transform two Provo apartment complexes into training grounds for young LDS missionaries, Gallup named the Provo-Orem region the most religious metropolitan area in the U.S.

According to Gallup's latest report, 40 percent of Americans are classified as very religious, meaning religion is an important part of their daily life and that they attend religious services every week or almost every week. Thirty-one percent of Americans are nonreligious, and 29 percent of Americans are moderately religious.

Overall, Utah ranks as one of the most religious states in the nation.

See the top 10 most religious metropolitan areas in the United States.

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Cardston, Alberta

I salute all the great people who make Provo/Orem such a wonderful locale. What a fine tribute!

A Scientist
Provo, UT

Most religious metropolitan area does not necessarily equal "a wonderful locale".

Waco, TX

A Scientist said, "Most religious metropolitan area does not necessarily equal "a wonderful locale"."
True, but in this case it does!

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