Friday, January 24, 2014

Charlotte, we're No.6 in Bible-mindedness

Charlotte might be at the bottom in a study of upward mobility among the country's 50 largest metro areas but it got a top 10 ranking in another category. A study that was released Wednesday from the American Bible Society ranked Charlotte 6th among 100 areas in the U.S. in "Bible-mindedness."

The study defines “Bible-mindedness” as a combination of how often respondents read the Bible and how accurate they think the Bible is. “Respondents who report reading the bible within the past seven days and who agree strongly in the accuracy of the Bible are classified as ‘Bible Minded,’” says the study’s methodology.

Topping the list for Bible-mindedness was Chattanooga, Tenn.

The least Bible-minded? No, it was not New York. It was the tandem of Providence, R.I., and New Bedford, Mass. (100th).

The Greenville, S.C./Spartanburg, S.C./Asheville, N.C. area came in right behind Charlotte in 7th place as most Bible-minded. Also on the list Greensboro/High Point/Winston Salem was 20th most Bible-minded. Raleigh/Durham/Fayetteville were 27th. Greenville/ New Bern/Washington were 33rd. Columbia, S.C. was 24h and Charleston, S.C. was 38th.

Those dens of sin to some, New York and Las Vegas, came in among the least Bible-minded at 89th and 90th respectively.

San Francisco and Boston were also among the least Bible-minded at 97th and 98th respectively.

Authors of the study said they found an inverse relationship between population size and Bible friendliness with the exception of three Bible-minded markets with a population of greater than 1 million households: Charlotte, N.C.; Nashville, Tenn. (13th); and Dallas (22nd).


Archiguy said...

In related news, only 27% of evangelical Christians believe in evolution.

The really scary part? These people vote. In large numbers. No wonder our government so often seems so stupid.

Willy Loman said...

Is Charlotte really at the bottom of a study of upward mobility? I generally read the opposite when I see studies on large cities in the press. Oh well, at least a few of the preachers in this town are "upwardly mobile."

Fake Name said...

I know that so many folks who do not even like the Bible, still use it as a way of controlling those of us who do.

You know they quote passages and then tell us how we should act.

Zon said...

We always called them bible-thumpers, because they can't help but thump people with it. They don't call it the Bible Belt for nothing.

bobcat99 said...

It is interesting that so many people believe God will "bless" the those who serve him, yet the most prosperous cities are the ones where agnostic liberals are dominant.

Ron Smith said...

"Blessed" has nothing to do with "Prosperous."

Shamash said...

I wonder if the two rankings are related.

faithplusnothing said...

I love it when people write articles about the Bible and people comment about the Bible and actually know NOTHING about the Bible. Both sides have it WRONG most of the time.