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Upstate cities make top 10 on Bible-minded list

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An Upstate church's cross atop the steeple. (File/FOX Carolina) An Upstate church's cross atop the steeple. (File/FOX Carolina)

Often referred to as part of the "Bible Belt," the Upstate of South Carolina has long been known for its large concentration of Christians in the area - and there's a study that acknowledges that leaning.

The American Bible Society recently released its second annual study of the most and least Bible-minded cities. The study ranks the cities on the scale of one to 100, from most-to-least minded.

The Anderson-Greenville-Spartanburg area came in seventh for the most Bible-minded metro areas. The next South Carolina city to make the list was Columbia at no. 24 and then Charleston at no. 38.

Click here to see which cities were ranked 1-10 and 91-100

The South and Midwest top the list while many Northeast cities were amongst the least Bible-minded, according to the study. Chattanooga, TN, came in at no. 1 while Providence, RI, and New Bedford, MA, came in at no. 100.

The study reports their numbers based off more than 46,000 phone and online interviews during a 7-year period. The study defines a "Bible-minded" person as someone who read a Bible within the past seven days and "agrees strongly with the accuracy of the Bible."

According to their website, American Bible Society is a, "Christian ministry that has been engaging people with the life-changing message of God's Word for nearly 200 years."

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