Gallup: 69 Percent Of U.S. Religious

United Press International, Inc.

Almost seven out of 10 U.S. residents describe themselves as “very” or “moderately” religious, the Gallup Poll reported Tuesday.

In a new book, “God Is Alive and Well: The Future of Religion in America,” Gallup describes the results of 320,000 interviews conducted from Jan. 2 to Nov. 30. Forty percent of those interviewed say they attend church at least once a week while 69 percent say they are religious.

The poll found that women across race and age groups are more religious than men, blacks are the most religious racial minority and Mormons the most observant of any religious group, while Jews are the least observant. Religious belief is highest in the south and lowest in the northeast (Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire) and northwest (Oregon, Washington and Alaska).

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