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Old 07-13-2014, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Is there a region of the country that you feel is mostly godless in the public sphere? For example, religious affiliation is low, churches are few and far between, and open atheism is in vogue?
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Old 07-13-2014, 03:50 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Some of the west coast cities: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, to name a few.
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Old 07-13-2014, 03:53 PM
 
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Southern California. But I'm sure there are plenty of Christians there, just a general disrespect for Christianity in that region.
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Old 07-13-2014, 03:55 PM
 
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Old 07-13-2014, 04:12 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Ask Ann Coulter.
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Old 07-13-2014, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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Much of New England, coastal California, the coastal cities of the Pacific Northwest, Miami/Dade, FL, and various college towns scattered throughout the U.S.
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Old 07-13-2014, 04:55 PM
 
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A lot of the West Coast and inland New England is pretty atheistic.
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Old 07-13-2014, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Southern California. But I'm sure there are plenty of Christians there, just a general disrespect for Christianity in that region.
obviously, you have never been here...
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Old 07-13-2014, 07:46 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Where I grew up in northern New England, church attendance and strong identification with a particular religion/sect was pretty rare. A lot of people would say they believed in God, but they didn't let it influence their lives much at all. Here in Philadelphia it doesn't seem all that big either.

Places that leave religion largely out of the public sphere are better because they do. Otherwise you end up like the South, where God rules and wack-job Evangelicals run the show and their politicians become a national embarrassment. So yes, I think the Northeast is probably the least "godless" region of the country (followed closely by the West Coast), and I think thats a good thing.
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Old 07-13-2014, 07:59 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Is there a region of the country that you feel is mostly godless in the public sphere? For example, religious affiliation is low, churches are few and far between, and open atheism is in vogue?
In the Washington DC area, for the most part nobody cares what your religious beliefs are as far as public discourse goes. It is unusual for anyone to even bring up religion outside of a church, temple, mosque or other place of religious worship (unless they're JWs knocking on your door proselytizing). Religious pluralism and overall secularism rules here.

This is typical for any region in the U.S. that is heavily blue politically.
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