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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 03-06-2008, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Chesterfield, MO
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There are plenty of threads about the most secular, non-religious sorts of cities. Well....what are the best cities for people of faith--evangelicals, traditional Catholics, etc.? What cities have the most religiously-influeced legislation, church-going culture, and overall pro-faith atmosphere?

Is it the Bible Belt? Or are is the Midwest a genuinely better place for families and religious folks?

We're talking about large metropolitan areas. Of course, most small towns are very friendly to religious folks. But what about larger cities---say, over a million?
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Old 03-06-2008, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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How large of a city are we talking about?
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Old 03-06-2008, 01:31 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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umm you left off most large US cities. Are you just going to assume nobody would vote for the northeast or west coast?
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Old 03-06-2008, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Chesterfield, MO
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umm you left off most large US cities. Are you just going to assume nobody would vote for the northeast or west coast?
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.
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Old 03-06-2008, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Town of Herndon/DC Metro
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Chicago has a really traditional serious Catholic population that is substantial, even if it is not reflected in the day to day politics. So does DC Metro. I was hoping Philly did too but no way. I think if a city has a large Evangelical community, it has lots of other people who are serious and strong in their faith too.
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Old 03-06-2008, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Chesterfield, MO
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Chicago has a really traditional serious Catholic population that is substantial, even if it is not reflected in the day to day politics. So does DC Metro. I was hoping Philly did too but no way. I think if a city has a large Evangelical community, it has lots of other people who are serious and strong in their faith too.
Exactly. That's why I put DC and wish I would have put Chicago on there. Chicago is a great Catholic city. And Denver has that sort of evangelical presence you're talking about...thus why I voted for it.
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Old 03-06-2008, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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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.
You would put Chicago but not Boston!?! Dude, Boston is highly Catholic. They may not get into your business over what church you go to, but I wouldn't recommend walking around insulting the Pope.
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Old 03-06-2008, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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By the way, you need to take Minneapolis off the poll, but I would add St. Paul.
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Old 03-06-2008, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Chesterfield, MO
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You would put Chicago but not Boston!?! Dude, Boston is highly Catholic. They may not get into your business over what church you go to, but I wouldn't recommend walking around insulting the Pope.
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.
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:08 PM
 
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I chose Houston, which instantly makes it unattractive.
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