PHILADELPHIA - The American Bible Society has ranked the nation's most, and least, "Bible-Minded Cities."
The society's Geoffrey Morin says the rankings are based on the percentage of citizens who read the Bible at least once a week and believe in the accuracy of the Scriptures.
Based on those criteria, he says the nation's most Bible-minded city is Knoxville, Tenn., followed by Shreveport, La.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Birmingham, Ala.; Jackson, Miss.; Springfield, Mo.; Charlotte, N.C.; Roanoke/Lynchburg, Va.; Huntsville, Ala.; and Charleston, W.Va.
The survey found the least Bible-minded city to be Providence, R.I., whose founder named it in honor of "God's merciful providence."
Others on the bottom of the list are Albany, N.Y.; Burlington, Vt.; Portland, Maine; Hartford, Conn.; Boston; San Francisco and Phoenix.
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