Knoxville drops from #1 to #10 on America's Most Bible-Minded Cities list

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Several cities in Tennessee rank high on the American Bible Society's list of America's Most Bible-Minded Cities in 2013.

The Midwest and the South continue to perform well, according to a news release.

Chattanooga is in the top spot on the latest list; it was number three the year before. Knoxville, which claimed the top spot in 2012, dropped to number ten.

Birmingham, Ala.; Shreveport, La.; Little Rock, Ark.; and Jackson, Miss. all rank in the top ten.

Other cities in Tennessee performed well: Nashville ranked 13th, while Memphis ranked 26th.

The least Bible-minded cities in 2013 were Providence, R.I.; Albany and Buffalo, N.Y.; Boston; and Portland, Maine.

The organization says the study is calculated based on combined levels of regular Bible reading and residents’ belief in the Bible’s accuracy.

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