Portland leads U.S. survey in religious non-affiliation

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A new survey has found Portland to be the metropolitan area in the country with the highest percentage of residents who say they do not have a religious affiliation.

The survey, conducted by the Public Religion Research Initiative, found that 42 percent of Portland area residents are unaffiliated with a religious denomination. That tops all other metro areas, some by a wide margin. Seattle and San Francisco are next highest with 33 percent each.

Among U.S. states, Oregon is also the leader in religious non-affiliation, topping New Hampshire. According to the survey, more than 35% of Oregonians do not have a stated religious membership.

State-level data from the Public Religion Research Initiative

City-by-city data


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