Study 2019: USA Cities Ranked By Their Most Post-Christian Status

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Map of the 10 Most Post-Christian USA Cities according to Barna Research

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According to Barna research (@barnagroup), the most post-Christian city in America is Springfield–Holyoke, MA. And the northeast/New England portion of the United States is the most post-Christian region, since the top eight city areas on the list — Portland–Auburn, ME; Providence, RI–New Bedford, MA; Burlington, VT; Boston, MA–Manchester, NH; Albany–Schenectady–Troy, NY; Hartford–New Haven, CT; and Rochester, NY — are located there.

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Barna bases the “post-Christian” label on the percentage of the population that meets nine or more of such factors as

  • Disagree the Bible is accurate
  • Have not read the Bible (in the last week)
  • Do not believe in God
  • Disagree that faith is important in their lives.
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The percentage of individuals in Springfield-Holyoke, MA who

  • have not read the Bible (in the last week) is 87%
  • have not attended a Christian church (in the last 6 months) is 65%
  • have never made a commitment to Jesus is 60%
  • have not prayed to God (in the last week) is 47%
  • disagree that faith is important in their lives is 41% and
  • do not believe in God is 11%.
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Chart of the 100 Most Post-Christian USA Cities according to Barna Research

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