Associated Press

A recent Gallup poll revealed that Mississippi is the most religious U.S. state, and is one of eight states where at least half of the residents are classified as "very religious." Gallup's "very religious" designation is based on statements of religion as an important part of an individual's daily life, as well as worship services attendance. Around 40 percent of Americans nationwide are classified as very religious, while another 32 percent are nonreligious. The remaining 28 percent are moderately religious. As the Gallup data shows, eight of the 10 most religious states in 2011 are in the South, with one located in the Midwest (Oklahoma) and the final state in the West (Utah). Six of the least religious states are in New England and four are in the West. America as a whole remains a religious nation, Gallup states, with more than two-thirds of U.S. residents classified as very or moderately religious. * Data taken from the 2008 Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life/U.S. Religious Landscape Survey and the Gallup Religiosity by State 2011 survey

Vermont
Associated Press

Very religious: 23 percent
Moderately religious: 20 percent
Nonreligious: 58 percent
Religiosity rating: Below average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 11 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 23 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: <.5 percent
Catholic: 29 percent
Mormon: 1 percent
Orthodox: <.5 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: <.5 percent
Other Christians: <.5 percent
Jewish: 1 percent
Muslim: <.5 percent
Buddhist: 1 percent
Hindu: <.5 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 7 percent
Unaffiliated: 26 percent
Don't know/refused: <.5 percent

Visitors head to the Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt., July 5, 2000.

New Hampshire
Associated Press

Very religious: 23 percent
Moderately religious: 25 percent
Nonreligious: 52 percent
Religiosity rating: Below average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 11 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 23 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: <.5 percent
Catholic: 29 percent
Mormon: 1 percent
Orthodox: <.5 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: <.5 percent
Other Christians: <.5 percent
Jewish: 1 percent
Muslim: <.5 percent
Buddhist: 1 percent
Hindu: <.5 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 7 percent
Unaffiliated: 26 percent
Don't know/refused: <.5 percent

The New Hampshire statehouse in Concord, N.H., July 20, 1999.

Maine
Associated Press

Very religious: 25 percent
Moderately religious: 27 percent
Nonreligious: 49 percent
Religiosity rating: Below average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 15 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 26 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: <.5 percent
Catholic: 29 percent
Mormon: 1 percent
Orthodox: <.5 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: 1 percent
Other Christians: <.5 percent
Jewish: <.5 percent
Muslim: <.5 percent
Buddhist: 1 percent
Hindu: <.5 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 2 percent
Unaffiliated: 25 percent
Don't know/refused: <.5 percent

The Maine State House is framed by spruce trees, Friday, Dec. 10, 2010.

Massachusetts
Associated Press

Very religious: 28 percent
Moderately religious: 25 percent
Nonreligious: 47 percent
Religiosity rating: Below average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 11 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 15 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 2 percent
Catholic: 43 percent
Mormon: <.5 percent
Orthodox: 1 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: <.5 percent
Other Christians: <.5 percent
Jewish: 3 percent
Muslim: <.5 percent
Buddhist: 1 percent
Hindu: 1 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 2 percent
Unaffiliated: 17 percent
Don't know/refused: 1 percent

The Massachusetts State House is seen at night in Boston, March 28, 2006.

Alaska
Associated Press

Very religious: 28 percent
Moderately religious: 27 percent
Nonreligious: 44 percent
Religiosity rating: Below average

No Pew religious affiliation data available.

The front entrance of the Alaska state Capitol building is shown here on Monday, April 2, 2012, in Juneau,Alaska.

Oregon
Associated Press

Very religious: 30 percent
Moderately religious: 26 percent
Nonreligious: 45 percent
Religiosity rating: Below average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 30 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 16 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 1 percent
Catholic: 14 percent
Mormon: 5 percent
Orthodox: <.5 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: <.5 percent
Other Christians: 1 percent
Jewish: 1 percent
Muslim: <.5 percent
Buddhist: 2 percent
Hindu: <.5 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 2 percent
Unaffiliated: 27 percent
Don't know/refused: <.5 percent

The Oregon Pioneer statue atop the Oregon State Capitol, in Salem, Ore.

Nevada
Amadscientist, Wikipedia

Very religious: 30 percent
Moderately religious: 30 percent
Nonreligious: 40 percent
Religiosity rating: Below average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 13 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 11 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 2 percent
Catholic: 27 percent
Mormon: 11 percent
Orthodox: 2 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: <.5 percent
Other Christians: 1 percent
Jewish: 1 percent
Muslim: 2 percent
Buddhist: <.5 percent
Hindu: 1 percent
Other world religion: 1 percent
Other faiths: 3 percent
Unaffiliated: 21 percent
Don't know/refused: 2 percent

Smoke from a fire rises in the cloud bank behind the Nevada State Capitol.

Washington
Associated Press

Very religious: 30 percent
Moderately religious: 26 percent
Nonreligious: 44 percent
Religiosity rating: Below average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 25 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 23 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 1 percent
Catholic: 16 percent
Mormon: 2 percent
Orthodox: <.5 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: 1 percent
Other Christians: 1 percent
Jewish: 1 percent
Muslim: <.5 percent
Buddhist: 1 percent
Hindu: <.5 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 1 percent
Unaffiliated: 23 percent
Don't know/refused: 2 percent

The Legislative Building at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., April 10, 2012.

Connecticut
Associated Press

Very religious: 31 percent
Moderately religious: 26 percent
Nonreligious: 42 percent
Religiosity rating: Below average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 10 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 13 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 4 percent
Catholic: 43 percent
Mormon: <.5 percent
Orthodox: 1 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: 1 percent
Other Christians: <.5 percent
Jewish: 1 percent
Muslim: <.5 percent
Buddhist: 1 percent
Hindu: <.5 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 2 percent
Unaffiliated: 23 percent
Don't know/refused: 1 percent

The Connecticut State Capitol building seen here, Feb. 7, 1999.

District of Columbia
NASA, Bill Ingalls

Very religious: 32 percent
Moderately religious: 31 percent
Nonreligious: 38 percent
Religiosity rating: Below average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 15 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 20 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 18 percent
Catholic: 18 percent
Mormon: <.5 percent
Orthodox: 1 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: 1 percent
Other Christians: <.5 percent
Jewish: 5 percent
Muslim: <.5 percent
Buddhist: 1 percent
Hindu: 1 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 1 percent
Unaffiliated: 17 percent
Don't know/refused: 1 percent

Washington with the full moon and the U.S. Capitol in the background, Feb. 7, 2012.

New York
Associated Press

Very religious: 32 percent
Moderately religious: 29 percent
Nonreligious: 40 percent
Religiosity rating: Below average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 11 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 16 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 5 percent
Catholic: 39 percent
Mormon: <.5 percent
Orthodox: 1 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: 1 percent
Other Christians: <.5 percent
Jewish: 6 percent
Muslim: 1 percent
Buddhist: 1 percent
Hindu: 1 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 1 percent
Unaffiliated: 17 percent
Don't know/refused: 1 percent

The New York State Capitol is shown in Albany, N.Y., Nov. 6, 2007.

Rhode Island
Associated Press

Very religious: 32 percent
Moderately religious: 31 percent
Nonreligious: 37 percent
Religiosity rating: Below average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 10 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 13 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 4 percent
Catholic: 43 percent
Mormon: <.5 percent
Orthodox: 1 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: 1 percent
Other Christians: <.5 percent
Jewish: 1 percent
Muslim: <.5 percent
Buddhist: 1 percent
Hindu: <.5 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 2 percent
Unaffiliated: 23 percent
Don't know/refused: 1 percent

The Rhode Island Statehouse is seen Thursday, March 8, 2001.

Hawaii
Associated Press

Very religious: 33 percent
Moderately religious: 28 percent
Nonreligious: 39 percent
Religiosity rating: Below average

No Pew religious affiliation data available.

Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie, top center, addresses a joint session of the Hawaii State Legislature giving his state of the state address at the Hawaii State Capitol Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, in Honolulu.

Colorado
Associated Press

Very religious: 33 percent
Moderately religious: 27 percent
Nonreligious: 40 percent
Religiosity rating: Below average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 23 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 19 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 2 percent
Catholic: 19 percent
Mormon: 2 percent
Orthodox: 1 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: <.5 percent
Other Christians: 1 percent
Jewish: 2 percent
Muslim: <.5 percent
Buddhist: 1 percent
Hindu: <.5 percent
Other world religion: 1 percent
Other faiths: 2 percent
Unaffiliated: 25 percent
Don't know/refused: 2 percent

The State Capitol in downtown Denver on Friday, March 25, 2005.

Delaware
Joshua Daniel Franklin, Wikipedia

Very religious: 33 percent
Moderately religious: 34 percent
Nonreligious: 33 percent
Religiosity rating: Below average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 15 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 18 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 14 percent
Catholic: 27 percent
Mormon: <.5 percent
Orthodox: 1 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: <.5 percent
Other Christians: <.5 percent
Jewish: 2 percent
Muslim: <.5 percent
Buddhist: <.5 percent
Hindu: <.5 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 4 percent
Unaffiliated: 19 percent
Don't know/refused: <.5 percent

The Delaware Legislative Hall in Dover, Delaware, United States, 2003.

New Jersey
Associated Press

Very religious: 34 percent
Moderately religious: 29 percent
Nonreligious: 37 percent
Religiosity rating: Below average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 12 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 13 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 5 percent
Catholic: 42 percent
Mormon: <.5 percent
Orthodox: 1 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: <.5 percent
Other Christians: <.5 percent
Jewish: 6 percent
Muslim: 1 percent
Buddhist: 1 percent
Hindu: 2 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 1 percent
Unaffiliated: 12 percent
Don't know/refused: 2 percent

The gold dome of the New Jersey state capitol, May 5, 2004.

Wyoming
Associated Press

Very religious: 34 percent
Moderately religious: 28 percent
Nonreligious: 37 percent
Religiosity rating: Below average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 26 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 21 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: <.5 percent
Catholic: 23 percent
Mormon: 5 percent
Orthodox: <.5 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: 2 percent
Other Christians: <.5 percent
Jewish: <.5 percent
Muslim: <.5 percent
Buddhist: 1 percent
Hindu: <.5 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 2 percent
Unaffiliated: 20 percent
Don't know/refused: <.5 percent

The State Capitol in downtown Cheyenne, Wyo., Jan. 30, 1998.

California
Associated Press

Very religious: 35 percent
Moderately religious: 28 percent
Nonreligious: 38 percent
Religiosity rating: Average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 18 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 14 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 4 percent
Catholic: 31 percent
Mormon: 2 percent
Orthodox: 1 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: 1 percent
Other Christians: 1 percent
Jewish: 2 percent
Muslim: <.5 percent
Buddhist: 2 percent
Hindu: 1 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 2 percent
Unaffiliated: 21 percent
Don't know/refused: 1 percent

The dome of the California Capitol building, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002.

Montana
Monty Johnson, Wikipedia

Very religious: 35 percent
Moderately religious: 25 percent
Nonreligious: 40 percent
Religiosity rating: Average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 26 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 21 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: <.5 percent
Catholic: 23 percent
Mormon: 5 percent
Orthodox: <.5 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: 2 percent
Other Christians: <.5 percent
Jewish: <.5 percent
Muslim: <.5 percent
Buddhist: 1 percent
Hindu: <.5 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 2 percent
Unaffiliated: 20 percent
Don't know/refused: <.5 percent

The Montana State Capitol building.

Arizona
Associated Press

Very religious: 35 percent
Moderately religious: 28 percent
Nonreligious: 37 percent
Religiosity rating: Average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 23 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 15 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 2 percent
Catholic: 25 percent
Mormon: 4 percent
Orthodox: <.5 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: 1 percent
Other Christians: <.5 percent
Jewish: 1 percent
Muslim: <.5 percent
Buddhist: 1 percent
Hindu: <.5 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 2 percent
Unaffiliated: 22 percent
Don't know/refused: 2 percent

Citizens tour the Arizona Capitol grounds in Phoenix, Dec. 14, 2004.

Michigan
Associated Press

Very religious: 37 percent
Moderately religious: 29 percent
Nonreligious: 34 percent
Religiosity rating: Average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 26 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 19 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 8 percent
Catholic: 23 percent
Mormon: 1 percent
Orthodox: <.5 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: 1 percent
Other Christians: <.5 percent
Jewish: 1 percent
Muslim: 1 percent
Buddhist: 1 percent
Hindu: <.5 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 1 percent
Unaffiliated: 17 percent
Don't know/refused: 1 percent

The State Capitol Building in Lansing, Mich., Saturday, June 24, 2000.

Wisconsin
Associated Press

Very religious: 37 percent
Moderately religious: 27 percent
Nonreligious: 36 percent
Religiosity rating: Average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 24 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 23 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 3 percent
Catholic: 29 percent
Mormon: <.5 percent
Orthodox: 1 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: <.5 percent
Other Christians: 1 percent
Jewish: <.5 percent
Muslim: <.5 percent
Buddhist: <.5 percent
Hindu: <.5 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 1 percent
Unaffiliated: 16 percent
Don't know/refused: 1 percent

People stand in front of the Capital in Madison, Wis., March 10, 2012.

Illinois
Associated Press

Very religious: 39 percent
Moderately religious: 29 percent
Nonreligious: 33 percent
Religiosity rating: Average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 19 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 17 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 9 percent
Catholic: 32 percent
Mormon: <.5 percent
Orthodox: 1 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: 1 percent
Other Christians: <.5 percent
Jewish: 2 percent
Muslim: <.5 percent
Buddhist: 1 percent
Hindu: 1 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 1 percent
Unaffiliated: 15 percent
Don't know/refused: 1 percent

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to reporters at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill., June 24, 2009.

Florida
Associated Press

Very religious: 39 percent
Moderately religious: 30 percent
Nonreligious: 31 percent
Religiosity rating: Average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 25 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 15 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 8 percent
Catholic: 26 percent
Mormon: <.5 percent
Orthodox: 1 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: 1 percent
Other Christians: <.5 percent
Jewish: 3 percent
Muslim: 1 percent
Buddhist: <.5 percent
Hindu: <.5 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 1 percent
Unaffiliated: 16 percent
Don't know/refused: 1 percent

Florida's Old Capitol in the foreground with the new Capitol in the background, Jan. 16, 2002.

Maryland
Associated Press

Very religious: 39 percent
Moderately religious: 29 percent
Nonreligious: 32 percent
Religiosity rating: Average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 15 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 20 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 18 percent
Catholic: 18 percent
Mormon: <.5 percent
Orthodox: 1 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: 1 percent
Other Christians: <.5 percent
Jewish: 5 percent
Muslim: <.5 percent
Buddhist: 1 percent
Hindu: 1 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 1 percent
Unaffiliated: 17 percent
Don't know/refused: 1 percent

Police stand guard near the state capitol in Annapolis, Md., Nov. 27, 2007

Ohio
Associated Press

Very religious: 39 percent
Moderately religious: 30 percent
Nonreligious: 31 percent
Religiosity rating: Average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 26 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 22 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 7 percent
Catholic: 21 percent
Mormon: <.5 percent
Orthodox: 1 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: 1 percent
Other Christians: <.5 percent
Jewish: 1 percent
Muslim: 1 percent
Buddhist: <.5 percent
Hindu: <.5 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 1 percent
Unaffiliated: 17 percent
Don't know/refused: 1 percent

J. B. Lawton of Dublin, Ohio holds up an American flag in Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 25, 2004.

Pennsylvania
Associated Press

Very religious: 40 percent
Moderately religious: 28 percent
Nonreligious: 32 percent
Religiosity rating: Average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 18 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 25 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 7 percent
Catholic: 29 percent
Mormon: <.5 percent
Orthodox: 1 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: 1 percent
Other Christians: <.5 percent
Jewish: 2 percent
Muslim: <.5 percent
Buddhist: <.5 percent
Hindu: <.5 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 1 percent
Unaffiliated: 13 percent
Don't know/refused: 1 percent

The Pennsylvania State Capitol Building in Harrisburg, Pa., July 8, 2007.

Minnesota
Associated Press

Very religious: 40 percent
Moderately religious: 27 percent
Nonreligious: 33 percent
Religiosity rating: Average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 21 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 32 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 1 percent
Catholic: 28 percent
Mormon: <.5 percent
Orthodox: <.5 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: <.5 percent
Other Christians: <.5 percent
Jewish: 1 percent
Muslim: 1 percent
Buddhist: 1 percent
Hindu: <.5 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 1 percent
Unaffiliated: 13 percent
Don't know/refused: <.5 percent

Civil War soldiers march down the steps of theMinnesota State Capitol, July 4, 2005 in St. Paul, Minn.

Iowa
Associated Press

Very religious: 41 percent
Moderately religious: 28 percent
Nonreligious: 31 percent
Religiosity rating: Average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 24 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 30 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 1 percent
Catholic: 25 percent
Mormon: 1 percent
Orthodox: <.5 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: <.5 percent
Other Christians: <.5 percent
Jewish: 1 percent
Muslim: <.5 percent
Buddhist: <.5 percent
Hindu: <.5 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 1 percent
Unaffiliated: 15 percent
Don't know/refused: 1 percent

Fireworks near the Iowa Statehouse, Dec. 28, 1996, in Des Moines,Iowa.

New Mexico
Associated Press

Very religious: 41 percent
Moderately religious: 27 percent
Nonreligious: 32 percent
Religiosity rating: Average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 25 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 15 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 2 percent
Catholic: 26 percent
Mormon: 2 percent
Orthodox: <.5 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: 2 percent
Other Christians: <.5 percent
Jewish: 2 percent
Muslim: <.5 percent
Buddhist: 2 percent
Hindu: <.5 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 1 percent
Unaffiliated: 21 percent
Don't know/refused: 1 percent

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez addresses a joint session in Santa Fe, N.M., on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012.

Idaho
Associated Press

Very religious: 42 percent
Moderately religious: 22 percent
Nonreligious: 36 percent
Religiosity rating: Average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 22 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 16 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: <.5 percent
Catholic: 18 percent
Mormon: 23 percent
Orthodox: <.5 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: 1 percent
Other Christians: <.5 percent
Jewish: <.5 percent
Muslim: <.5 percent
Buddhist: <.5 percent
Hindu: <.5 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 2 percent
Unaffiliated: 18 percent
Don't know/refused: <.5 percent

The dome of the Idaho Statehouse looms over the foothills of Boise.

Virginia
Associated Press

Very religious: 42 percent
Moderately religious: 30 percent
Nonreligious: 27 percent
Religiosity rating: Average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 31 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 20 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 10 percent
Catholic: 14 percent
Mormon: 1 percent
Orthodox: 1 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: <.5 percent
Other Christians: <.5 percent
Jewish: 1 percent
Muslim: <.5 percent
Buddhist: 1 percent
Hindu: 1 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 1 percent
Unaffiliated: 18 percent
Don't know/refused: 1 percent

The lights burn bright at the State Capitol in Richmond, VA., March 15, 1998.

West Virginia
Associated Press

Very religious: 43 percent
Moderately religious: 31 percent
Nonreligious: 26 percent
Religiosity rating: Average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 36 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 32 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 2 percent
Catholic: 7 percent
Mormon: <.5 percent
Orthodox: <.5 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: <.5 percent
Other Christians: <.5 percent
Jewish: 1 percent
Muslim: <.5 percent
Buddhist: <.5 percent
Hindu: 1 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: <.5 percent
Unaffiliated: 19 percent
Don't know/refused: 1 percent

West Virginia's Capitol dome Friday, Oct.14, 2005, in Charleston, W.Va.

Nebraska
Associated Press

Very religious: 44 percent
Moderately religious: 29 percent
Nonreligious: 27 percent
Religiosity rating: Average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 21 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 27 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 3 percent
Catholic: 31 percent
Mormon: <.5 percent
Orthodox: <.5 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: <.5 percent
Other Christians: <.5 percent
Jewish: <.5 percent
Muslim: <.5 percent
Buddhist: <.5 percent
Hindu: <.5 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 1 percent
Unaffiliated: 16 percent
Don't know/refused: <.5 percent

The Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln, Neb., seen Thursday, June 14, 2007.

North Dakota
Associated Press

Very religious: 44 percent
Moderately religious: 29 percent
Nonreligious: 27 percent
Religiosity rating: Average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 24 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 35 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: <.5 percent
Catholic: 25 percent
Mormon: 1 percent
Orthodox: <.5 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: <.5 percent
Other Christians: <.5 percent
Jewish: <.5 percent
Muslim: <.5 percent
Buddhist: <.5 percent
Hindu: <.5 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 2 percent
Unaffiliated: 12 percent
Don't know/refused: 1 percent

This April 19, 2012 photo shows the North Dakota Capitol tower.

Missouri
Associated Press

Very religious: 44 percent
Moderately religious: 27 percent
Nonreligious: 28 percent
Religiosity rating: Average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 37 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 18 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 6 percent
Catholic: 18 percent
Mormon: 1 percent
Orthodox: <.5 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: 1 percent
Other Christians: <.5 percent
Jewish: 1 percent
Muslim: <.5 percent
Buddhist: <.5 percent
Hindu: <.5 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 1 percent
Unaffiliated: 16 percent
Don't know/refused: <.5 percent

Cyclists race around the state capitol, Sept. 12, 2008, in Jefferson City, Mo.

Indiana
Wikipedia

Very religious: 45 percent
Moderately religious: 27 percent
Nonreligious: 28 percent
Religiosity rating: Average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 34 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 22 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 6 percent
Catholic: 18 percent
Mormon: 1 percent
Orthodox: <.5 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: 1 percent
Other Christians: <.5 percent
Jewish: 1 percent
Muslim: <.5 percent
Buddhist: <.5 percent
Hindu: <.5 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: <.5 percent
Unaffiliated: 16 percent
Don't know/refused: <.5 percent

The Indiana State Capitol building in Indianapolis.

Kansas
Associated Press

Very religious: 45 percent
Moderately religious: 28 percent
Nonreligious: 27 percent
Religiosity rating: Average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 29 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 27 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 3 percent
Catholic: 23 percent
Mormon: 1 percent
Orthodox: <.5 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: <.5 percent
Other Christians: <.5 percent
Jewish: <.5 percent
Muslim: <.5 percent
Buddhist: <.5 percent
Hindu: <.5 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 1 percent
Unaffiliated: 14 percent
Don't know/refused: 1 percent

Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius gives her inaugural address in Topeka, Kan., Monday, Jan. 8, 2007.

South Dakota
Associated Press

Very religious: 45 percent
Moderately religious: 28 percent
Nonreligious: 27 percent
Religiosity rating: Average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 24 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 35 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: <.5 percent
Catholic: 25 percent
Mormon: 1 percent
Orthodox: <.5 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: <.5 percent
Other Christians: <.5 percent
Jewish: <.5 percent
Muslim: <.5 percent
Buddhist: <.5 percent
Hindu: <.5 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 2 percent
Unaffiliated: 12 percent
Don't know/refused: 1 percent

The South Dakota State Capitol Building is reflected in Capitol Lake, Jan. 10, 2012 in Pierre, S.D.

Kentucky
LRC Public Information

Very religious: 47 percent
Moderately religious: 29 percent
Nonreligious: 24 percent
Religiosity rating: Above average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 49 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 17 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 5 percent
Catholic: 14 percent
Mormon: <.5 percent
Orthodox: <.5 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: <.5 percent
Other Christians: <.5 percent
Jewish: <.5 percent
Muslim: <.5 percent
Buddhist: <.5 percent
Hindu: <.5 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 1 percent
Unaffiliated: 12 percent
Don't know/refused: 1 percent

Pinwheels in front of the Kentucky statehouse, in Frankfort, Ky.

Texas
Associated Press

Very religious: 47 percent
Moderately religious: 31 percent
Nonreligious: 22 percent
Religiosity rating: Above average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 34 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 15 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 8 percent
Catholic: 24 percent
Mormon: 1 percent
Orthodox: <.5 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: 1 percent
Other Christians: <.5 percent
Jewish: 1 percent
Muslim: <.5 percent
Buddhist: 1 percent
Hindu: 1 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 1 percent
Unaffiliated: 12 percent
Don't know/refused: <.5 percent

The Texas Capitol is shown Monday, Jan. 8, 2007, in Austin, Texas.

Oklahoma
Associated Press

Very religious: 48 percent
Moderately religious: 30 percent
Nonreligious: 23 percent
Religiosity rating: Above average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 53 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 16 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 3 percent
Catholic: 12 percent
Mormon: <.5 percent
Orthodox: <.5 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: <.5 percent
Other Christians: <.5 percent
Jewish: <.5 percent
Muslim: <.5 percent
Buddhist: 1 percent
Hindu: <.5 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 1 percent
Unaffiliated: 12 percent
Don't know/refused: 1 percent

A tree blooms outside the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Feb. 29, 2012.

Georgia
Associated Press

Very religious: 48 percent
Moderately religious: 32 percent
Nonreligious: 20 percent
Religiosity rating: Above average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 38 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 16 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 16 percent
Catholic: 12 percent
Mormon: 1 percent
Orthodox: <.5 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: 1 percent
Other Christians: <.5 percent
Jewish: 1 percent
Muslim: <.5 percent
Buddhist: <.5 percent
Hindu: <.5 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: <.5 percent
Unaffiliated: 13 percent
Don't know/refused: <.5 percent

The Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta from the outside Friday, Jan. 5, 1996.

North Carolina
Associated Press

Very religious: 50 percent
Moderately religious: 29 percent
Nonreligious: 21 percent
Religiosity rating: Above average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 41 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 21 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 13 percent
Catholic: 9 percent
Mormon: <.5 percent
Orthodox: <.5 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: <.5 percent
Other Christians: <.5 percent
Jewish: <.5 percent
Muslim: <.5 percent
Buddhist: 1 percent
Hindu: <.5 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 1 percent
Unaffiliated: 12 percent
Don't know/refused: 1 percent

A woman carrying an umbrella leaves the N.C. Legislative Building, June 2, 2005.

Tennessee
Associated Press

Very religious: 52 percent
Moderately religious: 29 percent
Nonreligious: 18 percent
Religiosity rating: Above average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 51 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 18 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 8 percent
Catholic: 7 percent
Mormon: 1 percent
Orthodox: <.5 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: <.5 percent
Other Christian: <.5 percent
Jewish: <.5 percent
Muslim: 1 percent
Buddhist: <.5 percent
Hindu: <.5 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 1 percent
Unaffiliated: 12 percent
Don't know/refused: 1 percent

Andrew Jackson rides his horse in this statue at the Tennessee state capitol.

South Carolina
Associated Press

Very religious: 54 percent
Moderately religious: 28 percent
Nonreligious: 18 percent
Religiosity rating: Above average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 45 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 18 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 15 percent
Catholic: 8 percent
Mormon: <.5 percent
Orthodox: 1 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: 1 percent
Other Christian: <.5 percent
Jewish: 1 percent
Muslim: <.5 percent
Buddhis: <.5 percent
Hindu: <.5 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 1 percent
Unaffiliated: 10 percent
Don't know/refused: <.5 percent

A funeral, Dec. 10, 2005, outside the South Carolina State House.

Arkansas
Associated Press

Very religious: 54 percent
Moderately religious: 27 percent
Nonreligious: 19 percent
Religiosity rating: Above average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 53 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 16 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 10 percent
Catholic: 5 percent
Mormon: <.5 percent
Orthodox: <.5 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: 1 percent
Other Christian: 1 percent
Jewish: <.5 percent
Muslim: <.5 percent
Buddhist: <.5 percent
Hindu: <.5 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: <.5 percent
Unaffiliated: 13 percent
Don't know/refused: <.5 percent

The moon appears behind the cupola at the Arkansas state Capitol building, Oct. 13, 2006.

Louisiana
Associated Press

Very religious: 54 percent
Moderately religious: 29 percent
Nonreligious: 16 percent
Religiosity rating: Above average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 31 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 9 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 20 percent
Catholic: 28 percent
Mormon: <.5 percent
Orthodox: <.5 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: 1 percent
Other Christian: <.5 percent
Jewish: <.5 percent
Muslim: 1 percent
Buddhist: 1 percent
Hindu: <.5 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: <.5 percent
Unaffiliated: 8 percent
Don't know/refused: <.5 percent

Inaugural ceremonies at the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge, La., Monday, Jan. 9, 2012.

Alabama
Associated Press

Very religious: 56 percent
Moderately religious: 29 percent
Nonreligious: 16 percent
Religiosity rating: Above average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 49 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 15 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 18 percent
Catholic: 6 percent
Mormon: <.5 percent
Orthodox: <.5 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: 1 percent
Other Christian: <.5 percent
Jewish: <.5 percent
Muslim: <.5 percent
Buddhist: <.5 percent
Hindu: <.5 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 1 percent
Unaffiliated: 8 percent
Don't know/refused: 1 percent

The Alabama Capitol in Montgomery, Ala., is pictured Feb. 7, 2012.

Utah
Steve Greenwood

Very religious: 57 percent
Moderately religious: 15 percent
Nonreligious: 28 percent
Religiosity rating: Above average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 7 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 6 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 1 percent
Catholic: 10 percent
Mormon: 58 percent
Orthodox: <.5 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: <.5 percent
Other Christians: <.5 percent
Jewish: <.5 percent
Muslim: <.5 percent
Buddhist: <.5 percent
Hindu: <.5 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 1 percent
Unaffiliated: 16 percent
Don't know/refused: 1 percent

An evening view of the Utah State Capitol Building.

Mississippi
Mississippi State University

Very religious: 59 percent
Moderately religious: 30 percent
Nonreligious: 11 percent
Religiosity rating: Above average

Religious affiliation according to Pew:

Evangelical Protestant churches: 47 percent
Mainline Protestant churches: 11 percent
Historically Black Protestant churches: 23 percent
Catholic: 9 percent
Mormon: 1 percent
Orthodox: <.5 percent
Jehovah's Witnesses: 1 percent
Other Christians: <.5 percent
Jewish: <.5 percent
Muslim: <.5 percent
Buddhist: <.5 percent
Hindu: <.5 percent
Other world religion: <.5 percent
Other faiths: 1 percent
Unaffiliated: 6 percent
Don't know/refused: 1 percent

The Mississippi Capitol is shown, Feb. 15, 2005.