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Old 01-24-2013, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Does anybody know what major cities have the most churches per capita in the US? Charlotte used to claim it but I'm not sure that's the case anymore. I've heard Louisville but I cant find any definitive data. Lets keep this discussion civil and avoid religion-bashing or stereotyping if possible.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:30 PM
 
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Bible Belt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Well duh...

The Bible Belt is mainly focused on Baptist religion. Many places in the North and Great Plains have just as high of percentage of religious adherents, its just more likely to be a mainline Protestant or Catholic church than it is in the Bible Belt. Plus, some places in the Bible Belt are less religious than others.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Metro Birmingham, AL
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Birmingham, there is a church of some sort on almost every corner it seems like. And I think we are the most church going metro in the nation.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:41 AM
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What about DC? Or somewhere else in the south.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:18 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Info from 2010:

Metrogrades | December 2010 | Men's Health

[LEFT]1. Colorado Springs, CO
2. Greensboro, NC
3. Oklahoma City, OK
4. Wichita, KS
5. Indianapolis, IN
6. Jacksonville, FL
7. Portland, OR
8. Birmingham, AL
9. Charlotte, NC
10. Little Rock, AR

#7 surprised the [insert blasphemy] out of me!
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:50 AM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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Portland does not belong on that list at all. My guess is that there are a larger number of very small churches simply because there are fewer members in the larger denominations. It's not about the number of doors available, it is about the number of people who come through the doors. Other organizations, like Pew, who actually poll the number of people involved in religion, consistently rank Portland and the NW in general as having the lowest number of residents who identiy with a religion or set of religious beliefs.

Religion in Oregon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Also, they probably included 24 Hour Church of Elvis in that survey....
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:08 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia State
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Info from 2010:

Metrogrades | December 2010 | Men's Health

[LEFT]1. Colorado Springs, CO
2. Greensboro, NC
3. Oklahoma City, OK
4. Wichita, KS
5. Indianapolis, IN
6. Jacksonville, FL
7. Portland, OR
8. Birmingham, AL
9. Charlotte, NC
10. Little Rock, AR

#7 surprised the [insert blasphemy] out of me!
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I am not surprised that Little Rock, AR is on the list. Little Rock practically has a church on every corner.

Jackson, MS should be on this list also.
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Syracuse, New York
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Info from 2010:

Metrogrades | December 2010 | Men's Health

[LEFT]1. Colorado Springs, CO
2. Greensboro, NC
3. Oklahoma City, OK
4. Wichita, KS
5. Indianapolis, IN
6. Jacksonville, FL
7. Portland, OR
8. Birmingham, AL
9. Charlotte, NC
10. Little Rock, AR

#7 surprised the [insert blasphemy] out of me!
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Vancouver, Washington is part of the Portland metro and that city claims to have more churches than bars.
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:10 PM
 
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Thanks for list, it will come in handy for places to avoid.
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