i found this map showing the geographical distribution of churches in the states larger than 2000 (avg weekly attendance) surprising. i expected to see more of a concentration in certain parts of the country, and way less dots in other places. i was surprised by the quantity in the pacific northwest and new england, and expected more of a concentration in texas and the rest of the south. the blob of dots in socal was to be expected (you can spit in any direction in orange county and hit a megachurch), and the wad around atlanta cracked me up.
(ht to stephen shields)