We're number 27! (In church-going)

Written by Peter Smith on .

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Maybe it comes with being a maroon state, but Pennsylvania ranks 27th nationally on levels of church attendance -- far below Mormon Utah and the Bible Belt, but well above the more secular New England and Northwest.

That's according to a new, but not very surprising, survey released by Gallup. 

Joining us in the middle of the pack are neighboring West Virginia (20) and Ohio (24).

This particular report doesn't break down the numbers by county. I'm going to hazard a guess that people in Western and Central Pa. attend at higher rates than folks to the east.




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