Study identifies top 10 ‘post-Christian’ cities in America

Study identifies top 10 ‘post-Christian’ cities in America
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[Ed. – This doesn’t seem like a real big surprise.]

The Barna Group, an evangelical research firm headquartered in Ventura, California, has ranked the top 10 most “post-Christian” cities in the United States, and most of them are in the northeast.

In fact, according to data released Tuesday, eight of the most “post-Christian” cities in the country are in New England, with Portland-Auburn, Maine, in the top spot. …

To qualify as “post-Christian,” respondents in the cities had to meet at least nine of the 16 identifying factors in Barna’s list, which included such categories as “Do not believe in God,” “Disagree the Bible is accurate,” “Identify as atheist or agnostic,” “Have never made a commitment to Jesus,” and “Disagree that faith is important in their lives.” …

Here are the top 10:

  • No. 1: Portland-Auburn, Maine (57 percent)
  • No. 2: Boston, Mass.–Manchester, N.H. (56 percent)
  • No. 3: Albany–Schenectady–Troy, N.Y. (54 percent)
  • No. 4: Providence, R.I.–New Bedford, Mass. (53 percent)
  • No. 5: Burlington, Vt.–Plattsburgh, N.Y. (53 percent) …

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