Utah is a leading state for worship service attendance and, when compared to its United States counterparts, is also well above average in frequency of prayer, importance of religion and certainty of belief of God.
However, it trails many Southern states in rankings released Monday by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life.
Acknowledging the different ways to define "religious," the Pew Forum took the data compiled from the more than 35,000 adults polled nationwide in its 2007 U.S. Religious Landscape Survey and ranked states on four measures:
- Importance of religion in people's lives.
- Frequency of attendance at worship services.
- Frequency of prayer.
- Absolute certainty of belief in God.
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