Southern Christianity

Christianity is different in the South than it is from the rest of the country and here are some findings that show it:

  • Nearly one-half of southern respondents read the Bible at home during the week, compared with less than one-third of non-southerners.
  • Nearly one-third of southerners admitted that their ministers offered advice and guidance on political matters, compared with 18 percent of non-southerners.
  • Almost two-thirds of the southern respondents agreed that some people are possessed by the Devil; 44 percent of non-southerners expressed that belief.
  • Nearly one-half of southerners claimed that prayer had cured an illness in their lives, compared with 28 percent of non-southerners.

Findings from – Goldfield, David. Still Fighting the Civil War: The American South and Southern History. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University, 2002.

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