Survey Finds Alaskans Less Religious Than Other Americans

Source Organization: Pew Research Center


09/03/2008 - GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is a self-described "Bible-believing Christian," but statistics from the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life's U.S. Religious Landscape Survey show that compared with the nation as a whole, Alaska is home to a higher-than-average number of people who are unaffiliated with any particular religion.

More than one-in-four Alaskans (27%) describe their religion as atheist, agnostic or nothing in particular, compared with 16% among the adult population of the continental U.S. In this respect, Alaska closely resembles some other Northwestern states, including Oregon (27% unaffiliated with any particular religion) and Washington (23% unaffiliated).

View the Religous Profile of Alaska on the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life Web site.

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