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Gallup’s Green Glob of God-botherers

See that big dark green patch, hanging like a huge booger off the country’s left nostril? I’m in the middle of it, on the Eastern seaboard. That’s the booger of American religiosity. The darker the green, the more people of that state consider religion to be important in their lives.

South Carolina is number three at 80%, trailing Alabama at 82% and Mississippi at 85%.

I suppose that technically that could mean that other people’s religion is important in your life, because they won’t leave you alone and stop trying to force their religious views on you through legislation and sheer saturation, in which case I’d be one of the 80%, but somehow I don’t think that’s what they meant.

I must admit, I’m surprised that Florida isn’t part of the booger, or at least as dark as Texas; every time I’ve been down there it seemed like the place was jam-packed with godidiots. Texas itself definitely would be, as my brother-in-law pointed out, were it not for the havens of Austin, San Antonio, Houston and DFW.

Utah, of course, is no surprise, and the Dakotas I already had enough reasons to avoid.

Here’s the top tens summary.













Edit: I meant “booger” throughout, not “bugger” – although the mistake has its own charms!




~ by BT Murtagh on January 25, 2012.

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3 Responses to “Gallup’s Green Glob of God-botherers”

  1. Thank the FSM my state aspires to mediocrity.

  2. It’s a state that has a Springfield in it.

    My mild dedication to anonymity prevents me from disclosing my real location, but if you were to walk north about 100 miles from my house, you’d be A) wet for a while, and B) close to Canada.

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