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Old 12-26-2007, 09:27 PM
 
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Default Most Atheist American cities?

Which American cities have the greatest number of Atheists where the voice of scientific reason prevails?
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Old 12-26-2007, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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I would have to say San Francisco would be tops, probably followed by New York.
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Old 12-26-2007, 09:38 PM
 
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Probably Los Angeles.
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Old 12-26-2007, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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My guess would be Seattle.
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Old 12-26-2007, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Probably Los Angeles.
I dunno, Los Angeles, while progressive, is no San Francisco in that regard. There is a conservative/evangelical movement in southern California that is lacking in the Bay area.
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Old 12-26-2007, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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I would say Seattle, Portland, or San Francisco. Just a guess.

Here is an interesting map:

http://www.theologywebsite.com/images/usareligionmap.jpg (broken link)
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Old 12-26-2007, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Bay View, Milwaukee
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Cambridge, MA--and perhaps Boston overall.
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Old 12-26-2007, 09:52 PM
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While given that my mother, who grew up in Boston, was given a hard time for not being Catholic when she was a child, I wouldn't write off religion in Boston just yet.

Granted things have changed over the years, but Boston is still a pretty Catholic-centric city when it comes to religious affiliation.

... and if you look at the above map, you'll notice that Boston,MA has about the same reported religious affiliation as most of the other larger northern cities.
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Old 12-26-2007, 09:57 PM
 
Location: In exile, plotting my coup
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I can't recall where I've read it, but there was some study done a few years back that determined that Seattle was the least religious major American city. I believe they measured it by church attendance however, not a belief in God. In other words, very few people may go to church, but that doesn't necessarily mean they are Atheists. In general though, the Pacific Northwest has the lowest church attendance in the U.S. so it would be quite likely that the cities in that area have a high number of atheists. I think San Francisco is up there too.
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Old 12-26-2007, 10:21 PM
 
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So we have had San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, NYC and Boston. What else? Minneapolis? Please refer to studies if you know of any.

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