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Old 12-20-2014, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Augusta GA
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Check out the 2010 us religious census. It breaks it down by state, county, and metro area by percent of the population for each denomination. The higher the evangelical population (especially Southern Baptist) the more Bible Belt it tends to be. There are counties in the Atlanta Metro, Northern VA, the Triangle in NC, South FL, and parts of the Carolina coast and South Louisiana that are now majority Catholic or Methodist, but most of the rural areas are still very much the Bible Belt.
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Old 12-20-2014, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Well, here's a list of the most and least "Bible-minded" cities

America’s Most and Least Bible-Minded Cities
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Old 12-20-2014, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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OP, maybe you should move to Salt Lake City.
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Old 12-20-2014, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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As others have said, the Mason-Dixon line is a good delineator. The proverbial Bible Belt (pun intended) is south of the Mason-Dixon line and east of 100 W longitude. Smaller towns are more likely to be strictly religious than bigger cities.
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Old 12-21-2014, 01:34 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Well, here's a list of the most and least "Bible-minded" cities

America’s Most and Least Bible-Minded Cities
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Old 12-21-2014, 04:19 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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Hmm. Bible belt should not extend that far south into Louisiana.
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Old 12-21-2014, 08:59 AM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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All I can say is the total ignorance of some on these threads about the south is truly laughable. Some of you should do a little research before you speak about things you know nothing about.
TV and Hollywood is not a good guide to go by.
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Old 12-21-2014, 09:02 AM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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As far as AL is concerned, I would avoid anything outside outside of the Birmingham metro, and Mobile. The reason why I include Mobile is that it has a sizable Catholic population. Catholics tend to have more of a live and let live attitude towards life.

As far as SC is concerned, I'd say that Columbia would be the area most free of Bible Belt traits. I would also say that the Hilton Head would be an area to consider.



Not that it matters in the least, but everyone knows that Charleston would be the city in SC that is the "most bible free."
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Old 12-21-2014, 09:13 AM
 
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All I can say is the total ignorance of some on these threads about the south is truly laughable. Some of you should do a little research before you speak about things you know nothing about.
TV and Hollywood is not a good guide to go by.
I agree that thinking the whole South is full of religious freaks in every town and city is ridiculous, as is thinking people will constantly be trying to convert you, but the Bible Belt is an actual term long used to describe parts of the region and there is nothing inaccurate about it in terms of high prevalence of Protestantism and conservative politics.
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Old 12-21-2014, 09:55 AM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Let him think what he wants. I'm perfectly happy that people as 'enlightened and tolerant' as the OP find the south too scary to consider.
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