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How Faith Shapes the Electoral Map

A new Gallup study released in March underscores the powerful relationship between religious behavior and political preference.

Using a full year of 2011 data from its nightly tracking polls, Gallup ranked all 50 states from the most religious to the least. The list could double as an atlas to the states that each party can most rely on in the 2012 presidential election, and which ones are most likely to tip the balance in a close race.

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