i found this map really interesting:
it’s a little hard to see in the size i can make it on my blog, so check out the larger one here. colors represent the largest denomination in each county. counties with a dot in them mean that more than 50% of the population of that county are the leading denomination. red is baptist, blue is catholic, orange is lutheran (interesting to see how many counties in the north have more lutherans than any other denom), and mormons are that color that’s dominant in utah (pink? green? i’m color-blind, and that one is a stretch for me!).
when my friends at student life (a youth ministry camp and curriculum resource based in birmingham, alabama) tell me that it would be difficult for their constituency, which is dominantly in the south and southeast, to be anything other than baptist… well, this map sure supports that!
(ht to bob)