Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Boulder the Least Religious City, Colorado Springs Not Most Religious

Boulder tied with Burlington, Vermont, for the least religious city out of 189 U.S. metropolitan areas Gallup surveyed in 2012. Only 17 percent of local residents said religion was an important part of daily life and that they attend religious service every week or almost every week.

The most religious cities are mostly in the south, except for Provo-Orem, Utah (77%). Colorado’s most religious cities were Greeley (36% religious) and Colorado Springs (35% religious).

The national average of the “very religious” was 40 percent. Boulder is at the extreme non-religious end comparatively, whereas Colorado Springs and Greeley are near the mean if slightly less religious. So much for the stereotype of Colorado Springs as Colorado’s home of prayer.

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