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Most Bible-minded cities:

1. Chattanooga, Tenn.
2. Birmingham, Ala.
3. Roanoke/Lynchburg, Va.
4. Springfield, Mo.
5. Shreveport, La.
6. Charlotte, N.C.
7. Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C./Asheville N.C.
8. Little Rock, Ark.
9. Jackson, Miss.
10. Knoxville, Tenn.


Least Bible-minded cities:

1. Providence, R.I./New Bedford, Mass.
2. Albany, N.Y.
3. Boston, Mass.
4. San Francisco, Calif.
5. Cedar Rapids, Iowa
6. Buffalo, N.Y.
7. Hartford/New Haven, Conn.
8. Phoenix, Ariz.
9. Burlington, Vt.
10. Portland, Maine


The rest on   http://www.christianpost.com/news/american-bible-society-ranks-the-top-10-most-bible-minded-cities-in-the-us-113268/

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I'm curious as to what the lists are based on. Specifically, I mean.

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How does one measure "bibleminedness of cities"? What on Earth is that?
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Whether the local citizens believe and follow the bible or not.

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Most Bible-minded cities:

1. Chattanooga, Tenn.
2. Birmingham, Ala.
3. Roanoke/Lynchburg, Va.
4. Springfield, Mo.
5. Shreveport, La.
6. Charlotte, N.C.
7. Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C./Asheville N.C.
8. Little Rock, Ark.
9. Jackson, Miss.
10. Knoxville, Tenn.

 The South is the Bible Belt.  My hometown, Springfield, MO, is a contender for the Buckle of the Bible Belt.
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Least Bible-minded cities:

2. Albany, N.Y.

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Least Bible-minded cities:

1. Providence, R.I./New Bedford, Mass.
2. Albany, N.Y.
3. Boston, Mass.
4. San Francisco, Calif.
5. Cedar Rapids, Iowa
6. Buffalo, N.Y.
7. Hartford/New Haven, Conn.
8. Phoenix, Ariz.
9. Burlington, Vt.
10. Portland, Maine
No Las Vegas? ???
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No Las Vegas? ???

Fwiw it was 11th from the bottom. At the end of the article mentioned in the OP there is a link to another article, which has the full list.
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Glad to hear that Chattanoogans value Eucharist and Hesychasm so much that make it to the top.
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I'm curious as to what the lists are based on. Specifically, I mean.
Theory #1:  Percentage of church signs in a city which agree with George Barna's personal theology.

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I still can't help but giggle whenever I read the word "Bible-Minded."
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I'm curious as to what the lists are based on. Specifically, I mean.
Theory #2: Percentage of men in a city who do not trim the edge of their beards (Lev 19:27)

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Los Angeles came in at 73/100 ... so it falls in with the least-bible-minded cities.

http://www.christianpost.com/buzzvine/the-most-and-least-bible-minded-cities-in-america-do-you-live-in-one-infographic-113187/
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I'm curious as to what the lists are based on. Specifically, I mean.
Theory #2: Percentage of men in a city who do not trim the edge of their beards (Lev 19:27)



Nice beard ... should  this not be in the Beard Thread?

Or is there a correlation between wearing a beard and reading the Bible?
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I'm curious as to what the lists are based on. Specifically, I mean.
Theory #1:  Percentage of church signs in a city which agree with George Barna's personal theology.



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Kidding aside...

"The list ranks the 100 most populated metropolitan areas in the U.S. based on the level of regular scripture reading and residents' belief in the accuracy of the Bible. The study, which ABS conducted in partnership with the California-based Barna Group, is based on data obtained through interviews with more than 46,000 American adults over the course of seven years."
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Most Bible-minded cities:

1. Chattanooga, Tenn.
2. Birmingham, Ala.
3. Roanoke/Lynchburg, Va.
4. Springfield, Mo.
5. Shreveport, La.
6. Charlotte, N.C.
7. Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C./Asheville N.C.
8. Little Rock, Ark.
9. Jackson, Miss.
10. Knoxville, Tenn.

The rest on   http://www.christianpost.com/news/american-bible-society-ranks-the-top-10-most-bible-minded-cities-in-the-us-113268/
My hometown and current residence. If Baptists had a Vatican, its here. It should not be "bible-minded" but insane-dispensationalist-crazed-everything-is-on-the-road-to-Armageddon-and-the-Rapture-hey-there's-Kirk-Cameron minded. Lynchburg has one church for every 122 residents. Every week some knuckle-head is doing another "series" on the Rapture and how if America falls Armageddon is on the way, or "America in the Bible" stuff. Even with all that, I love it here, and dont want to leave home again.

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Ridiculous nonsense.

Call this poll what it really is ABS. The demographics of the "most" list tilt heavily towards regions where Scriptural literalism and "inerrancy" are the theological guideposts. The least list tilts towards a more multi cultural patchwork with a higher percentage of Catholics and Jews in the population than the southern regions where  fundamentalist Protestants dominate the cultural landscape. Absolutely a meaningless set of lists from the Orthodox pov.

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Most Bible-minded cities:

1. Chattanooga, Tenn.
2. Birmingham, Ala.
3. Roanoke/Lynchburg, Va.
4. Springfield, Mo.
5. Shreveport, La.
6. Charlotte, N.C.
7. Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C./Asheville N.C.
8. Little Rock, Ark.
9. Jackson, Miss.
10. Knoxville, Tenn.

The rest on   http://www.christianpost.com/news/american-bible-society-ranks-the-top-10-most-bible-minded-cities-in-the-us-113268/
My hometown and current residence. If Baptists had a Vatican, its here. It should not be "bible-minded" but insane-dispensationalist-crazed-everything-is-on-the-road-to-Armageddon-and-the-Rapture-hey-there's-Kirk-Cameron minded. Lynchburg has one church for every 122 residents. Every week some knuckle-head is doing another "series" on the Rapture and how if America falls Armageddon is on the way, or "America in the Bible" stuff. Even with all that, I love it here, and dont want to leave home again.

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These are a 'peoples' that stem back to the origional Protestants. They are paranoid, anti-authority hypocrits who love laws, jails, poilice, and war.  God seperated them from the Catholic Church and cast them out of Europe to create America.

They are about entitlements and conspiracies. Old world folklore. These are a seperate 'tribe' of people that you'll only find in the south.

It should be noted however that 86% of them believe that God created us which is WAY higher than the rest of Christians. They've also contributed GREATLY to the schollarly works towards Bible theology, doctrine, amd translation. These translation projects cost in the tens of millions. They raise a lot of money to benefit the Christian world as a whole.
The above post is intended for discussion purposes and is comprised of my personal opinion.