A Gallup poll shows a state-by-state breakdown of belief in religion, and Vermont is in trouble if there's really a lake of fire.
According to the poll, only 42 percent of people in Vermont say religion is an important part of their lives.
In case you're wondering:
-- Missouri ranked 15th in the nation in religious belief. Almost seven in 10 Missourians -- 68 percent, to be precise -- said religion is important in their lives.
-- In Arkansas, 78 percent of people professed to be true believers.
-- For all the hype, godless California ain't so godless. Fifty-seven percent of Californians gave a fervent shout-out to Big G, who has already returned the favor.
Proclaiming the importance of religion to a pollster doesn't guarantee accuracy, but the poll is worth some thinking.