Perhaps no one is too surprised that Oklahoma is at the top of a list of “most Christian” states.
This distinction is among the findings in the U.S. Religion Census 2010 recently released by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies.
In the census, Oklahoma is No. 5 of the “most Christian” states, with 58,598 Christians per 100,000 people. Oklahoma is preceded, in order, by Utah, which tops the list, and North Dakota, Alabama and Louisiana. The five states rounding out the remainder of the top 10, are Mississippi, South Dakota, Minnesota, Massachusetts and Arkansas.
While I wasn't shocked about these findings, I thought there were many other statistics that were interesting:
The census found the largest Catholic churches are in the Western part of the U.S. as compared with the Northeast in 1971.
Orthodox Christian churches are growing;
Nearly one in three Mormons are in Utah;