Gallup poll: Provo named most religious metropolitan area in the U.S.

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  • GoofyOne CARTHAGE, MO
    April 2, 2013 7:11 a.m.

    How can Huntsville, AL be on both lists??? Most religious and Least religious???

  • John20000 Cedar Hills, UT
    April 1, 2013 8:21 a.m.

    Kudos to Provo/Orem.

  • Zack001 Fayetteville, AR
    April 1, 2013 6:53 a.m.

    well Provo has been on the top ten most happiest places to live for a while now #4 i think so they have that!! lol

  • Twin Lights Louisville, KY
    March 31, 2013 11:39 a.m.


    It’s simple. To have affinity fraud, you have to have an affinity. More affinity equals more availability to fraudsters. Doesn't make the vast majority bad.


    I haven’t been to either Mississippi or to Alabama but I know and work with folks from both. They are great folks (though those Alabamans can be a bit hard to take during football season . . . .)

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    March 31, 2013 9:56 a.m.

    I'm always curious why this sort of information is sought.

  • Wastintime Los Angeles, CA
    March 31, 2013 12:07 a.m.

    Mississippi, Alabama, and Utah. What great company!

  • Mwelcker Lehi, UT
    March 30, 2013 1:00 p.m.

    @cjb, actually the root meaning of the word religious means to conduct ones life in an upright moral manor. The community as a whole is very religious, especially when compared to the standards of most communities. There will always be a few bad apples in every community who will take advantage of others if given the opportunity.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    March 30, 2013 12:59 p.m.

    So does being 'religious' equate to being 'good' or 'moral'?

    'Boy, 15, reprimanded for backing traditional family in school paper' - By Joshua Bolding, Deseret News - 01/27/12

    'He (Wegner) also quoted scriptures like Leviticus 20:13: "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to DEATH...' – article

    I disagree.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    March 30, 2013 10:33 a.m.

    I have also read in the news that Utah county is the place in the nation where one is most likely to be cheated in a bogus investment scam.

    Most religious does not mean most upright or most moral.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    March 29, 2013 10:53 p.m.

    As a native Provoan, I'm not at all surprised at this and very proud. It's not perfect, but it's a wonderful place with wonderful values.