Boulder ranks near the bottom on percent of people who say they are religious, Gallup poll shows

BOULDER, Colo. - A nationwide Gallup poll shows that Boulder ranks near the bottom among cities where people say they are "very religious."

The Gallup Organization's phone poll of 240,000 people in 189 U.S. metro regions taken last year shows Boulder is statistically tied with Burlington, Vt., at the bottom of the poll.

In both of those cities, 17 percent classified themselves as "very religious," according to the Denver Post.

The Provo-Orem, Utah, area ranked the highest with 77 percent.

According to the poll, 40 percent of Americans surveyed rate themselves as "very religious," while in Colorado the statewide average is 34 percent.

Other Colorado cities polled by Gallup include Greeley (36 percent), Colorado Springs (35 percent), and Denver (32 percent).