Least religious states -- and Colorado's place on the list

When it comes to the faith, a couple of Colorado cities have represented extremes in recent surveys, with Colorado Springs listed as one of the most saintly and Boulder called one of the least religious. But what about the state as a whole? A new Gallup poll ranks all fifty states plus the District of Columbia in terms of religion -- and Colorado winds up following Boulder's lead more than Colorado Springs'. How lacking in religion is it? Count down the complete roster from most to least religious below, accompanied by graphics and stats from Gallup.

Least religious states -- and Colorado's place on the list

Number 1: Mississippi

Very religious: 61 percent Moderately religious: 29 percent Nonreligious: 10 percent

Number 2: Utah

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Very religious: 60 percent Moderately religious: 14 percent Nonreligious: 26 percent

Number 3: Alabama

Very religious: 57 percent Moderately religious: 28 percent Nonreligious: 15 percent

Number 4: Louisiana

Very religious: 56 percent Moderately religious: 29 percent Nonreligious: 15 percent

Number 5: South Carolina

Very religious: 54 percent Moderately religious: 27 percent Nonreligious: 18 percent

Least religious states -- and Colorado's place on the list

Number 6: Tennessee

Very religious: 54 percent Moderately religious: 29 percent Nonreligious: 17 percent

Number 7: Georgia

Very religious: 52 percent Moderately religious: 30 percent Nonreligious: 18 percent

Number 8: Arkansas

Very religious: 51 percent Moderately religious: 30 percent Nonreligious: 19 percent

Number 9: North Carolina

Very religious: 50 percent Moderately religious: 31 percent Nonreligious: 19 percent

Number 10: Oklahoma

Very religious: 49 percent Moderately religious: 31 percent Nonreligious: 20 percent

Continue to keep counting down from the most to the least religious states according to a new Gallup poll.


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