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Alaska isn't that religious

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public life has put together a page on Alaska's religious profile, showing that the state really isn't that religious. Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is a self-described "Bible-believing Christian" and her vice president candidacy has thrilled several conservative evangelicals.

Thirty-one percent of Alaskans say that religion is not important in their lives, 15 percent higher than the national average, and 47 percent seldom or never attend religious services, which is 20 percent higher than the nation. Twenty-six percent of the Alaskan population are evangelicals, which is the second largest religious group behind unaffiliated.

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Posted:September 3, 2008 at 4:06PM
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Alaska isn't that religious