Massachusetts was founded by religious zealots (burning “witches” and hanging Quakers) and we still have many “blue laws” on the books. Yet, this Gallup analysis finds that Massachusetts is one of the least religious states (reported on Boston.com). We are tied with Maine for third least religious. The only states in the nation where less than half of the population doesn’t consider religion an important part of their daily lives are in New England.
Is it a coincidence that Massachusetts also has one of the smartest populations? Are we too “intelligent” to believe in a supernatural power? Of course there are many very intelligent people who do believe in a higher power. Why do you think we live in one of the least religious states, and how do you feel about that?