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Photos: Why the hell didn't Colorado Springs top the ten most saintly U.S. cities list?

Earlier this year, a Gallup poll marked Boulder as one of the least religious cities in America -- a ranking that probably didn't startle a lot of folks. Secular devils!

In contrast, a new roster of the saintliest U.S. cities, as compiled by Movoto, contains a genuine surprise: Colorado Springs, most folks' pick for the most religious town, doesn't top the list -- and the burg that does strikes many as godless. Check out the photo-illustrated rankings below, complete with category breakdowns and a link to explain them.

Number 10: Irvine, California

Number 9: Long Beach, California

Continue to keep counting down the ten saintliest U.S. cities. Number 8: San Jose, California

Number 7: Chandler, Arizona

Continue to keep counting down the ten saintliest U.S. cities. Number 6: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Number 5: Chula Vista, California

Continue to keep counting down the ten saintliest U.S. cities. Number 4: Glendale, California

Number 3: Fremont, California

Continue to keep counting down the ten saintliest U.S. cities. Number 2: Gilbert, Arizona

Number 1: New York City

How did Movoto come up with these figures? Click here to find out.

More from our Lists & Weirdness archive: "Photos: Top twelve least religious communities in America -- and where Boulder falls on the list."

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