Barna Study Finds That the Northeast US, Cradle of American Christianity, Is Now Its Most Post-Christian Region

The United States’ northeast region was once home to the Puritans and other devout Christians who came to the New World so they could practice Christianity in freedom.

Today, it is the most “post-Christian” region in America, according to new research by the Barna Group.

The latest Barna study reveals that northeast cities rank in the top eight out of 10 most post-Christian cities in America.

The top 10 include:

  • Springfield-Holyoke, MA
  • Portland-Auburn, ME
  • Providence, RI
  • New Bedford, MA
  • Burlington, VT
  • Boston, MA
  • Manchester, NH
  • Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
  • Hartford-New Haven, CT
  • Rochester, NY
  • Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Seattle-Tacoma, WA

In the study, Barna defines “post Christian” according to 16 characteristics, including whether individuals identify as atheist, have never made a commitment to Jesus, have not attended church in the last year or have not read the Bible in the last week.

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Source: CBN