Most/least religious states

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    That looks an awful lot like the lists of states that take more from the federal govt than they receive and those that give more.
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    Yep, the most religious states can be used as an excellent proxy measure for the poorest states. Coincidence or correlation? :)
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    The 10 most religious per article in OP (Bottom 10 per capita income per 2010 census in bold):
    • Mississippi: 61 percent are very religious
    • Utah: 60 percent
    • Alabama: 57 percent
    • Louisiana: 56 percent
    • South Carolina: 54 percent
    • Tennessee: 54 percent (39th)
    • Georgia: 52 percent (31st)
    • Arkansas: 51 percent
    • North Carolina: 50 percent (34th)
    • Oklahoma: 49 percent
    • Kentucky: 49 percent
    • Average ranking: 41.7th
    Rankings of least religious for comparison:
    • Vermont: 22 percent are very religious (19th)
    • New Hampshire: 24 percent (6th)
    • Maine: 24 percent (27th) bringing up the rear!
    • Massachusetts: 28 percent (4th)
    • Oregon: 31 percent (23rd)
    • Nevada: 32 percent (18th)
    • Washington: 32 percent (10th)
    • Connecticut: 32 percent (3rd)
    • Hawaii: 32 percent (14th)
    • District of Columbia: 32 percent (1st)
    • Average ranking: 12.5
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    and the other non-bolded ones are in the bottom 50% of states as well. hmmm
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    The least religious ones are being completely disingenuous. They believe in a god alright. His name is Uncle Sam and he is all powerful.
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    That's funny. You did just read that it's the most religious ones that take most of Sam's money, right? And it's the least religious ones footing the bill?

    By the way, the OP list pretty much mirrors best and least educated states, too.
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    i wonder the coorelation between the most religious states and the incidence of heart disease. God told me fried chicken is the stuff!
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    higher rates of poverty and lower rates of education both equate to a higher percentage of religiosity

    it's pretty self explanatory
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    And demographics doesn't have anything to do with that? ...please!
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    I do believe the higher the education and the more money some one has, the less likely they will feel the need to subscribe to any really solid spiritual faiths. Exceptions to every rule of course, but I believe that to be true - perhaps why, Biblically-speaking, great lengths are taken to imply the evil surrounding money.
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    with all of it.
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    You can make a lot of comparisons, of the last 60 champions in mens football basketball and baseball 24 have come from the most religious states and only 5 from the least religious states.

    So praying for your team does help!!!!

    Oh, and 10 of the 60 were from Florida!
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    And your point is... Please finish you quick/incomplete research on "states that take more from the federal govt than they receive" statement.
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    Let's take Mississippi for example. The poorest part of Mississippi is the Mississippi Delta region. They would be the part of the state where most of the citizens are on the public dole. They would also be the part of the state that voted overwhelmingly for Obama.
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    The most dangerous cult in this country is far and away the federal government. The most religious places are the ones that employ the most government employees. Philly is a huge spot for the fed.
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    demographics play a role in all of it: Education, poverty and religiosity.
    i'm not sure what you think is incomplete about the second sentence.
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    You equated/insinuated that because these states are religious overall that that is the reason they need more government help. That is neither correlation nor causation..
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    just a coincidence, then.
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    Yeah... that's it. Coincidence that you mentioned it as if there was a correlation? Or that these states that are more religious are the states than need the most government help? Either way, it's the way you framed your supposition that made it seem like an indictment on religion.

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