Top 10 Most Bible-Minded Cities
1. Birmingham, Alabama
2. Chattanooga, Tennessee
3. Tri-Cities, Tennessee
4. Roanoke/Lynchburg, Virginia
5. Shreveport, Louisiana
6. Springfield, Missouri
7. Jackson, Mississippi
8. Charlotte, North Carolina
9. Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina/Asheville
10. Little Rock, Arkansas
Chattanooga has fallen from grace.
The Scenic City is no longer the number one most Bible-minded city in the United States, according to a new study from the American Bible Society.
Chattanooga ranked first on last year's list. This year it ranks second, behind Birmingham, Ala.
Another Tennessee region, the Tri-Cities ranked third on the Top 10 list.
Knoxville—which ranked No. 1 in the 2013 Bible-Minded Cities list—dropped out of the top 10 this year, coming in at No. 11.
To be considered Bible minded, respondents must state that they had read the Bible in the past seven days and that they believe strongly in the accuracy of the Bible.