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Old 06-28-2016, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I consider Indiana part of the Bible Belt, and really much of the rural Midwest. There are still lots of Baptist churches here, and many folks hold very conservative religious views.
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Old 06-28-2016, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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So what I'm getting is that the bible belt goes into the Midwest more than people realize. Not surprising. There is a big cross in Effingham, Illinois and that's Central Illinois.
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Old 06-28-2016, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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The further inland you get from the eastern and western coasts the more non-catholic religious people become. Even here in western NY/PA you'll see more of this.
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Old 06-28-2016, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Brookhaven, Mississippi
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What states are included in the "Bible Belt"? I know it is mainly southern states, but what are the other states?
Missouri
Indiana
West Virginia
Maryland
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Old 06-28-2016, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Arch City
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Missouri
Indiana
West Virginia
Maryland
Maryland isn't part of the Bible Belt. Evangelicals and Southern Baptists don't comprise a huge percent of Maryland's population. A large part of Missouri is the Bible Belt, but there is a significant chunk that is not. Same for Indiana.
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Old 06-28-2016, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Brookhaven, Mississippi
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The bible belt is a region in a country where high amount of church attendance and religious beliefs. A bible belt has:

* Belief in creationism(unless it's a Catholic bible belt)
* Opposition to abortion and gay marriage
* Support for right wing parties
* Very rural
* Very little diversity

Hopefully as the baby boomers finally die out so to will the bible belt and gone will be ignorance and bigotry from America forever.
Atlanta is known as the gay/lgbt capitol of the south and not everyone in the south support ring wing politics.
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Old 06-29-2016, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Atlanta is known as the gay/lgbt capitol of the south and not everyone in the south support ring wing politics.
Atlanta and Dallas are special cases. Historically they were more a part of the Bible Belt, but they have become very progressive over the years (Dallas a bit later so than Atlanta). They are surrounded by the Bible Belt but not so much a part of it.


Houston is Catholic more so. The Northern Suburbs are very much a part of the Bible Belt but the city is Catholic.
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Old 06-29-2016, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Atlanta metro (Cobb County)
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Maryland isn't part of the Bible Belt. Evangelicals and Southern Baptists don't comprise a huge percent of Maryland's population. A large part of Missouri is the Bible Belt, but there is a significant chunk that is not. Same for Indiana.
I would also say that much of West Virginia is outside the Bible Belt. The northern panhandle, for instance, is strongly aligned with the Pittsburgh metro area right across the border. Much of the population is of eastern European ancestry and other backgrounds who are primarily Roman Catholic. Greater Morgantown and the eastern panhandle are also not culturally southern, and have more in common with nearby areas of Pennsylvania and Maryland.
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Old 06-29-2016, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I would also say that much of West Virginia is outside the Bible Belt. The northern panhandle, for instance, is strongly aligned with the Pittsburgh metro area right across the border. Much of the population is of eastern European ancestry and other backgrounds who are primarily Roman Catholic. Greater Morgantown and the eastern panhandle are also not culturally southern, and have more in common with nearby areas of Pennsylvania and Maryland.
No, that's not really true. West Virginia is a notable part of the belt.

Most Protestant states



Most religious states, from the Pew Religion survey this year-

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank...?state=alabama



From a 7 year study for the American Bible society from 2005-2012 on the most Bible-minded cities-




Most evangelical Christian states



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Old 06-29-2016, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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No, that's not really true. West Virginia is a notable part of the belt.

Most Protestant states



Most religious states, from the Pew Religion survey this year-



From a 7 year study for the American Bible society from 2005-2012 on the most Bible-minded cities-




Most evangelical Christian states

One has to wonder how much of the polling was done in southern WV though. WV is almost two different states from Wheeling to Charleston.
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