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Kansans more religious than most

Kansans rank high on religion, according to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion and Public Life. Kansas was 10th in worship service attendance, as 48 percent of residents surveyed said they attend a service at least once a week (compared with 39 percent nationally). Kansas was 13th on the importance of religion, as 61 percent said religion was very important to their lives (56 percent nationally). Kansas ranked 14th in both belief in God and frequency of prayer, as 77 percent of Kansans said they "believe in God with absolute certainty" (71 percent nationally), and 62 percent said they pray at least once per day (58 percent nationally).