Knoxville No. 1 for Bibles Nationwide (Chattanooga close)

Knoxville has topped the list of U.S. cities that embrace the Bible, according to a newly released ranking from the American Bible Society, according to the News Sentinel.
The survey finds Knoxville residents have the highest combined levels of regular Bible reading and belief in the Bible’s accuracy. Three other Tennessee cities ranked in the top 25, including Chattanooga (#3), Nashville (#14) and Memphis (#23).
Conducted by Barna Group, the study analyzes 96 geographic regions across the U.S. The Bible Belt region performed strongly, while Colorado Springs, Colo., deemed the No. 1 “holiest city” by Men’s Health two years ago, fell to the middle of the pack. A closer look at the findings shows a trend related to population density. Of the top 25 Bible-minded markets, only three have a population of greater than 1 million households: Charlotte, N.C.; Nashville; and Raleigh/Durham, N.C.

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