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Sorry, Colorado Springs: The Top 10 Most 'Bible Minded' Cities in America

New list by Barna and American Bible Society examines regular Bible reading, belief in accuracy.
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The American Bible Society has partnered with The Barna Group to identify America's most "Bible-minded" cities, based on "highest combined levels of regular Bible reading and belief in the Bible's accuracy."

Their No. 1 pick? Knoxville, Tennessee.

The complete Top 10:

#10. Charleston, W.Va

#9. Huntsville, Ala.

#8. Roanoke/Lynchburg, Va.

#7. Charlotte, N.C.

#6. Springfield, Mo.

#5. Jackson, Miss.

#4. Birmingham, Ala.

#3. Chattanooga, Tenn.

#2. Shreveport, La.

#1. Knoxville, Tenn.

RNS offers a quick photo tour of the top 10 cities.

"While the Bible Belt performed strongly, Colorado Springs, Colo., deemed the No. 1 "holiest city" by Men's Health just two years ago, has now fallen to the middle of the pack," noted ABS. "And, debunking any sense of a single, monolithic region, other stereotypically known Bible Belt cities fell to the mid-range rankings include Houston, Texas; Tulsa, Okla.; and San Antonio, Texas."

More interestingly: "A closer look at the findings showed a trend related to population density. ...

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