Mississippi is officially the most religious state in the U.S. Fifty-nine percent of Mississippians consider themselves to be “very religious.” Mississippi’s most popular religion is Christianity. In fact, 83% of Mississippi adults identify as Christian. With such a large majority population of Christians, non-Christians living in the Bible Belt often experience a disconnect.
Religion, and by extension, Christianity, has become a prop and publicity tool in media. Public officials utilize it as a bargaining chip with their citizens. Anti-abortionists use Christianity to promote their cause.