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Salt Lake City named most Christian in new study

Hmm… I wonder what all those people who say we’re not Christian think about this study…

From the Huffington Post:

A study measuring religious bodies in the United States called the, “2010 U.S. Religious Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study (RCMS)” was recently released by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). The most comprehensive study of its kind, it provides detailed county by county information on congregations, members, adherents and attendance for 236 different faiths groups. (The survey differentiates between specific denominations within the same tradition.)

Of metropolitan areas with population greater than a million, the researchers found Salt Lake City to be the most Christian* city with approximately 72.5 percent identifying as a Christian adherent. The researchers found the greater area of Portland, OR-WA to be the least Christian city with about 30 percent identifying as a Christian adherent.

At the bottom of the article is a link to some maps showing the most and least Mormon cities with some great colour coded maps.

Church Handbook of Instructions (CHI) Book 2 will be available online

The LDS Newsroom is reporting that after the new handbooks are released tomorrow, they will be available online:

The handbook includes two volumes, one of which will be provided to hundreds of thousands of men and women who shoulder significant responsibilities in administering local Church programs and congregations. It contains the vast majority of revisions and will be posted online Saturday at lds.org, the Church’s website for members, where anyone can view it. Complete video of the worldwide leadership training broadcast will also be posted online late Saturday evening, Mountain Time.

Apparently Book 1 will be available online for Bishops and Stake Presidents only