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Old 03-06-2008, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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I live in Sacramento, and I find most people (except some of my in-laws ) are quite open to non-mainstream faiths and people of no faith.

Maybe cities with a big college/university influence might be more open minded.
Maybe in some cases, but Logan, Utah, where Utah State University is located, is a college town all the way, and even though it is not directly affiliated with the LDS church, it is smack dab LDS-cental. I would put it in the category of a highly-religious town, definitely not Open Minded.
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Old 03-06-2008, 04:46 PM
 
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What do you mean by that? How do you define a safe geographical location? Safe from natural disasters, safe from crime, safe in some other way?

I read that statement as safe from natural disasters, in which case Seattle is pretty safe, as is Portland, Las Vegas, and I don't know what others. However, what kind of citizens people are would have absolutely no bearing on this.

If you meant crime-wise, secular folks tend to congregate in higher population areas. So do criminals, since that is where there are people to commit crimes against. That doesn't mean the two groups overlap.
Europe is extremely secular, and much safer than most of non-secular America. But yes, I did mean safe from natural disasters. Seattle is built on the worst possible soil for earthquakes and the Seattle fault lies right beneath downtown. As if that wasn't enough, you have the Cascadia subduction zone, which is due for a giant earthquake, and you have Mt. Rainer rotting from the inside out. Tsunamis, earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions. Wimpy tornadoes don't hold a candle to the dangers of the PNW.
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Old 03-06-2008, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Actually, every time I've been to Vegas I hear god references all the time.
" pleeeese god" or "god#!*" or even "OH GOD OH GOD" (my favorite)
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Old 03-06-2008, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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Maybe in some cases, but Logan, Utah, where Utah State University is located, is a college town all the way, and even though it is not directly affiliated with the LDS church, it is smack dab LDS-cental. I would put it in the category of a highly-religious town, definitely not Open Minded.
OOps, you're absolutely right. Let me modify my previous statement to "college/university towns with no religious affiliation."
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Old 03-06-2008, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Most major cities have a fair amount of all faiths in them.
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Old 03-06-2008, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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San Francisco
New York
Boston
Portland
Chicago
of course... Seattle
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Old 03-06-2008, 07:06 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Check out this link. Many of the cities mentioned, esp. Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis and New York, have at least 50% relgious adherents. Minneapolis is a very strong Lutheran/Catholic city.

http://www.valpo.edu/geomet/pics/geo.../adherents.gif
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Old 03-06-2008, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Check out this link. Many of the cities mentioned, esp. Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis and New York, have at least 50% relgious adherents. Minneapolis is a very strong Lutheran/Catholic city.

http://www.valpo.edu/geomet/pics/geo.../adherents.gif
This map came up before on another thread...I still don't know what the term "religious adherent" means. They really don't explain that.
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Old 03-06-2008, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Check out this link. Many of the cities mentioned, esp. Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis and New York, have at least 50% relgious adherents. Minneapolis is a very strong Lutheran/Catholic city.

http://www.valpo.edu/geomet/pics/geo.../adherents.gif
Religious population ≠ Bad place for nontheists
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Old 03-06-2008, 07:57 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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This map came up before on another thread...I still don't know what the term "religious adherent" means. They really don't explain that.
You're right. It is explained a little better in the introductory material of this project. Map Gallery of Religion in the United States Adherent using means sticking to.
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