"Things You Wouldn't Know If We Didn't Blog Intermittently."
The German map is to be read with https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-melfZ0_8DwM/UJw-DYQpMFI/AAAAAAAAWmM/FMQY29r3OO4/w500/Karte_DDR-BRD_zusammen.pngand http://www.deutsche-mittelgebirge.de/Deutschlandkarte_Bevoelkerungsdichte_klein.jpg
curious to know what it is about Wyoming and Colorado that makes them less than average on the Religiosity scale.
If you move to the northeast, you may lose your faith. :)
Mind you, Religiosity in Germany and the US is very different. With state sanctioned churches for whom the state collects a tax of about 0.5 - 3.5 % depending on income level, the churches don't have to drum up attendance or scare children / people with hellfire all that much. It also pays to be an atheist (church tax free), and leaving church is relatively easy, with a single visit to the city hall.The church however is heavily entrenched, basically overseeing the publicly funded Broadcasting and the governing party being the Christian Democratic Union.
@ Jen - CO and WY are historically hardy pioneer states rather than settle down and accept the local religion states. CO is also affected by the Spanish (as opposed to Hispanic) influence in its southern counties.If you're ever in the area, stop by Walsenburg for a bowl of green chile...it's a nowhere town that happens to have the recipe for a masticatory marvel.