According to a study by the Pew Research Center Georgia is ranked the ninth most relgious state in the United States. Of the Georgians polled 86% said that religion was `very imporant` to them.

The poll rankes states on four questions: the importance of religion in people`s lives, frequency of attendance at worship services, frequency of prayer and absolute certainty of belief in God.

The Top 10 are as follows: Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, South Carolina, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Georgia and Kentucky.

Georgia ranked 14th in worship attendance and eighth in both prayer and belief in God.

Overall, 90 percent of Americans said they believed in God or some form of `universal spirit`.

Coosa Valley News