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Published: Wednesday, Feb. 5 2014 12:25 p.m. MST

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BYU Track Star
Los Angeles, CA

Interesting Survey. Self identified Religous persons and also Self Identified NON-Religous pesons. What was that scripture about praying in private and not making a public display of your religousity ? In these hyper-religous states isn't there a "Keeping up with the Joneses" competition of sorts? Conversely, would the privately religious fib about being NON-religous in the much more secular New England States? How do we know this survey is valid? Were there survey validations?

Manti, UT

Maybe the survey should be worded differently. Instead of being the most religious states, they should ask which are the states which follow God and the ten commandments. To some, being religious is a status symbol. It is almost like a social club. God, and since this is a Christian country founded on Christian beliefs, the Son of God, Jesus Christ, are simply left out at times. I have even talked with people who don't believe Jesus Christ is our only Savior and they call themselves Christians. That is a great oxymoron I wonder if a survey were conducted about belief in God and following the ten commandments, who would be number one? Maybe Mississippi, maybe Vermont, who knows? Oh by the way, they never asked me. lol

m.g. scott
clearfield, UT

Funny considering that only a few days ago there was a story about how Salt Lake City was amoung the last to read the Bible.


I'm not so sure that ranking in a survey about most-religious states is something of value. My life in Utah has been very challenging. After living throughout the United States, including Utah and Mississippi, I can't help but recognize that the 2 most-religious states are . . . based on my experience, the 2 most painful.

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