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Old 03-10-2009, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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I'm not sure if Jay will appreciate religion in this forum. But here goes:

CT has been in the news like two days ago. NE is the least religious and least catholic region in America per the latest survey.

What do you guys think? Could this really be factual? When I was in CT, I used to visit one church every Sunday and every church was kind of overflowing.

Perhaps the left is at it again
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Old 03-10-2009, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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As long as we do not get into a debate on the subject or begin flaming each other, I have no problem with it. Jay
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Old 03-10-2009, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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I think of the northwest as the least religious area. Especially in the cities such as Portland and Seattle. Here is an interesting map:

http://mapoftheunitedstates.files.wordpress.com/2007/07/religionmap2000.jpg (broken link)
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Old 03-10-2009, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Fairfield County, CT
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I think the Catholics in Connecticut are devoted to their church, but at the same time, outspoken critics of the religion's issues - and disagree with some of what the religion stands for. Most people in CT are Catholic.
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Old 03-10-2009, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Fairfield County, CT
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I'm not sure if Jay will appreciate religion in this forum. But here goes:

CT has been in the news like two days ago. NE is the least religious and least catholic region in America per the latest survey.

What do you guys think? Could this really be factual? When I was in CT, I used to visit one church every Sunday and every church was kind of overflowing.

Perhaps the left is at it again
Also can you post where you read that CT is the least religious state? I'm a huge fan of citing sources.
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Old 03-10-2009, 04:12 PM
 
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Even though the percentages are higher, does that mean more religious? The 3 million in the three Connecticut counties of Fairfield, New Haven and Hartford may equal the ammount of people in the dark red. Or even NYC for that matter. Who knows though, and I wonder if it even matter that much...
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Old 03-10-2009, 04:28 PM
 
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Also can you post where you read that CT is the least religious state? I'm a huge fan of citing sources.
I heard it on the news last night that the northeast has dropped off in the last five years in those who believe any longer. So sad to hear. The northwest was also sited, no surprize though.
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Old 03-10-2009, 04:41 PM
 
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NE is the least religious and least catholic region in America per the latest survey.
I'm not sure if I trust "the latest survey". From what I've read statistically, over 50% of Ct. residents are Catholic. It's not that high in many other areas of the country.
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Old 03-10-2009, 04:49 PM
 
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There is a recent survey done that showed a huge percentage of Catholics have migrated out of New England into the Southwest. I think Trinity College had something to do with that study. Not sure of the numbers but I believe the Catholic population now is smaller than the combination of remaining Christian religions. However, the Catholic group was still the largest, somewhere around 30%. Google if it interests you
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Old 03-10-2009, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Fairfield County, CT
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Also, while people in many areas of the country let religion control their daily lives, people in CT don't, and have reservations about discussing religion openly. If that's why we're considered the "least religious" then so be it.
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