Photos: Top twelve least religious communities in America -- and where Boulder falls on the list

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Gallup has released a new poll that measures the most religious communities -- a list topped by the Provo-Orem, Utah area, where 77 percent of respondents described themselves as "very religious."

What about the least religious places? Gallup calculated that, too, with none other than Boulder finishing very, very close to the top -- or is that bottom? Look below to count down the twelve least religious metro areas in the U.S. by Gallup's measure, complete with a fun, Wikipedia-approved fact for each.

Madison, Wisconsin.
Madison, Wisconsin.

Number 12: Madison, Wisconsin Percentage of survey takers who consider themselves very religious: 26 percent Fun fact: "Madison is home to the Freedom from Religion Foundation, which attempts to influence government in matters relating to the separation of church and state. The largest national organization advocating for non-theists, FFRF is known for its lawsuits against religious displays on public property, and for advocating removal of 'In God We Trust' from American currency. The group publishes a monthly newspaper, Freethought Today."

Springfield, Massachusetts.
Springfield, Massachusetts.

Number 11: Springfield, Massachusetts Percentage of survey takers who consider themselves very religious: 26 percent Fun fact: "The Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield operated five Catholic elementary schools in the city, all of which were consolidated into a single entity, St. Michael's Academy, in the autumn of 2009." Continue counting down the twelve least religious communities in America -- and where Boulder falls on the list.


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