Religion is an important aspect of people's lives. In fact, more than half of the country says religion is "very important" to them. Christians especially see religion as important, with 66 percent of the religious group saying their faith is very important to their lives.
Similarly, some cities embrace the Bible more than others. The Barna group report found that Chattanooga, Tennessee; Birmingham, Alabama; Roanoke, Virginia; Shreveport, Louisiana; and Tri-Cities, Tennessee, are the most Bible-minded cities in the country.
"This definition captures action and attitude — those who both engage and esteem the Christian scriptures," Barna explained.
As other polls and studies have found, the South is still the most Bible-minded area of the country, with all of the top 10 cities being below the Mason-Dixon line. Fifty-two percent of Americans overall feel they are Bible-minded.