Shreveport once again makes the list of the most Bible-minded cities in the U.S., but the Port City slipped a few notches since last year's ranking was released.
The American Bible Society recently released its second annual study of the most and least Bible-minded cities. The study ranks the cities on the scale of one to 100, from most-to-least minded.
Shreveport came in at #5 among the most Bible-minded metro areas. It was #2 on the list last year. Baton Rouge is the next Louisiana city on the list, coming in at 25. Even though the majority of the Lone Star State is in the "Bible Belt," the first Texas metropolitan area to make the list is Dallas-Fort Worth, coming in at #22.
Little Rock/Pine Bluff, AR ranks 8 on the list, however.
The South and Midwest top the list while many Northeast cities were amongst the least Bible-minded, according to the study. Chattanooga, TN, came in at no. 1 while Providence, RI, and New Bedford, MA, came in at no. 100.
The study reports their numbers based off more than 46,000 phone and online interviews during a 7-year period. The study defines a "Bible-minded" person as someone who read a Bible within the past seven days and "agrees strongly with the accuracy of the Bible."
According to their website, American Bible Society is a, "Christian ministry that has been engaging people with the life-changing message of God's Word for nearly 200 years."