How Religious Are Diamond Bar and Walnut? Gallup Poll Rates the State of Faith

Does where you live make you more or less religious? Survey says ...

In God we trust? For the most part, yes.

According to an annual Gallup poll that tracks the state of religiousness in America, 40 percent of the nation was classified as “very religious” in 2012.

And while California has long been seen as a liberal bastion, in matters of faith we’re moderate. Poll results show:

  • 35 percent of us say we’re “very religious.”
  • 29 percent say we’re “moderately religious.”
  • 37 percent say we’re “nonreligious.”

Do these results ring true for Diamond Bar and Walnut? Tell us in comments why or why not religion is an important part of your daily life.

Survey results are based on 1,000 interviews done in all but two states and the District of Columbia, according to Gallup. Participants were asked to say if religion is:

  • An important part of their daily life and that they attend religious services every week or almost every week (very religious)
  • An important in their lives but that they do not attend services regularly, or that religion is not important but that they still attend services (moderately religious)
  • Not an important part of their daily life and that they seldom or never attend religious services (nonreligious)

The most religious state in the union continued to be Mississippi, with 58 percent of its residents identified as “very religious.” The least religious state was Vermont, with 19 percent of residents falling into that category.

Want to know how all states ranked? Read the State of the States online at Gallup Politics.


Teri Felker February 24, 2013 at 03:36 PM
Action speaks louder than words my Grandmother said, I have found it to be true. Saying you are religious doesn't necessarily mean much.
Michelle Curts February 24, 2013 at 04:48 PM
I'm a Born Again Christian. When asked if I am religious, I must say no. I chose a relationship with God; not a religion. Is my faith important in my life? VERY! Our family goes to church on Sunday, goes to bible study classes, forms our children's discipline around God's commandments, and pray numerous times during each day.
Vito Spago February 25, 2013 at 10:32 AM
Let's see. I think gays are perverts, abortion is baby killing, illegals should be deported, hard workers should be able to keep their money. Welfare queens are lowlife moochers, and the second amendment allows us to own whatever gun we want. I guess that makes me religious.


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