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View Poll Results: What are the most pro-faith, religiously-oriented cities (choose all that apply)?
Cincinnati, OH 7 9.33%
Minneapolis, MN 3 4.00%
Dallas, TX 26 34.67%
San Diego, CA 7 9.33%
Denver, CO 3 4.00%
Houston, TX 20 26.67%
Colorado Springs, CO 18 24.00%
Atlanta, GA 24 32.00%
Nashville, TN 27 36.00%
Little Rock, AR 24 32.00%
Salt Lake City, UT 30 40.00%
Louisville, KY 15 20.00%
Cleveland, OH 4 5.33%
Pittsburgh, PA 4 5.33%
Washington DC/NoVa 6 8.00%
St. Louis, MO 11 14.67%
Birmingham, AL 25 33.33%
Charleston, WV 11 14.67%
Raleigh-Durham, NC 16 21.33%
Kansas City, MO 13 17.33%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 75. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-10-2008, 11:40 AM
Location: los angeles
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Those comments about St. Louis' Catholic strength also includes Lutherans. It seems cities [Northern] w/ sizable Catholic population are often the most liberal.

The LA Archdiocese is the largest in the nation & the cardinal gets plenty of talk radio criticism [sex scandals & safe havens for immigrants]. The mayor sits in the front pew of the cathedral yet is considered a liberal democrat in a city of liberal democrats [many of whom are Catholic.

There's actually a connection to Boston's kind of Catholic [go to mass/ vote democratic] in LA and San Francisco btw
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Old 04-24-2011, 10:00 AM
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I'm surprised so few people picked DC/NoVa. I live in NoVa and my street holds the record for most number of churches. Plus we have a load of Muslims and Jews. People don't associate us with religion because we are associated with politics. I guess we took separation of church and state seriously
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Old 04-24-2011, 06:20 PM
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I'd say that Atlanta, Nashville, Birmingham, Dallas, Houston, & Colorado Springs are the meccas within the Christian community.

Atlanta: Home to many Christian musicians and outreach programs. Home to many "mega-churches", including North Point Community Church, First Baptist Woodstock, and First Baptist Atlanta.

Birmingham: Very High conservative Christian population. Home to Samford University

Dallas: Home of K-Love, many influential Christian musicians, and many mega-churches.

Houston: Home of many mega-churches.

Colorado Springs: Home of Focus on the Family.

Nashville: Home of the Christian music industry, as well as many Christian musicians.
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:18 PM
Location: Miami, FL
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Salt Lake City...
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Old 04-25-2011, 05:25 AM
Location: Victoria TX
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Which faith? Do you mean Christians of faith, or Muslims of faith, or Buddhists of faith, or Jews of faith, or Hindus of faith, or some other? I think any city in America would seem pretty scary to a Muslim of faith.
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Old 04-25-2011, 06:18 AM
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Originally Posted by WestCoDude View Post
But it's hardly "traditional" Catholic. It is known as one of the most liberal cities in the country and there's a whole lot more to being Catholic than standing up for the Pope. It is one of the Catholic cities where it is still very much Catholic in character--but not necessarily in observance. St. Louis, on the other hand, is a very religiously Catholic city and the Church plays a huge role in so much of the city's life.
that's an exaggeration if i ever heard one. st. louis, like most older cities of the east and midwest, is indeed heavily catholic, but it isn't as oppressive as you make it out to be and most of the catholic population is relatively liberal. st. louis city is the only jurisdiction in the state to have voted against an amendment banning gay marriage several years ago. there are also very large jewish and muslim communities in st. louis. the religious culture of st. louis is very similar to my native philadelphia, with fewer quakers.
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:22 AM
Location: West Tennessee
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Originally Posted by WestCoDude View Post
Yeah....pretty much. I mean....do I even need to bother putting Boston or San Francisco on there? Why waste space, right?

However...I do wish I would have put Chicago on there. I wouldn't vote for it...but it's a viable option.
LOL that first sentence made me laugh! Right on
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