Good thing we're all so used to warm temperatures, because apparently a lot of Miamians are going to Hell. According to data just released by theAssociation of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies
and theAssociation of Religious Data Archives
, Miami is America's 10th least religious city.
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Only 38,058 citizens out of every 100,000 are considered religious adherents in Miami. Adherents are defined as those with an affiliation to a congregation, including children, members, and attendees who are not members.
We're joined in the top ten by other heathen cities like San Francisco (#9), Las Vegas (#4), Tampa (#2) and Portland (#1).
Among those of us who are associated with a church, the Catholic Church continues to be the dominant religious institution in Miami-Dade County. In Miami, 544,449 are adherents of the church, or just over 1 in 5 residents.
About 271,814 are members of Evangelical Protestant churches, and 60,074 are members of black Protestant churches. Though, a full 1,503,913 are considered "unclaimed" by any church.