The Most Bible Minded Cities in the U.S. are in the South
Even though we’re used to being #1 in Tuscaloosa, being #2 in this is pretty good too.
A research company in California teamed with the American Bible Society to determine the most Bible-minded cities in the United States and the Birmingham/Anniston/Tuscaloosa area came in second with 49%, close behind Chattanooga with 50%.
“Bible-minded” was defined as the number of people who reported reading the Bible in the past week, as well as the percentage who strongly assert the Bible is accurate in the principles it teaches. Roanoke/Lynchburg, Virginia and Tri-Cities, Tennessee were next at 48%. Nationally, only 25 percent of the U.S. population is considered “Bible-minded.”
When it comes to the Bible, the South rules. The top 10 most Bible-minded cities were all in the South and the Huntsville/Decatur/Florence metro area was #13 with 41%
The title of least-Bible minded city in America went to the Albany, Schenectady, Troy, New York area, where only 10 percent said they read the Bible at least once a week and were confident in its accuracy.