Caught it out of the corner of my eye, but apparently someone did a survey or study or poll and concluded that the least religious states in the Union are:
3. New Hampshire
Update: I accidentally flipped the order of #2 (NH) and #3 (Massachusetts). Oops! And it was a survey of the whole country.
New York and California nowhere to be found? Or was this a New England-only survey? I'll have to check again.
But Vermont doesn't surprise me; in places like Brattleboro and Putney (from what I saw twelve years ago), the religion is very much college-campus-style progressivism. (I can visualize the bookstores, much like Harvard's, with the shrines to Obama in the front windows. I can visualize whirled peas.)
Massachusetts does surprise me; you have plenty of tenacious Catholics, and others who have lapsed in every meaningful respect, but who still wouldn't dream of eating a hamburger on Ash Wednesday. New Hampshire is a bit of a shocker: Northern New Hampshire, especially, instills religious thoughts! And I don't know enough about Maine, but I think there's a similar hippie/earthy-crunchy vibe -- similar to Vermont, that is. (Yes, Maine has two Republican senators, but they're both pro-choice women. I think Vermont has a Republican governor, also "progressive" where it matters to progressives.)
But back to religion. I've mentioned only Catholics, but there are other denominations of Christianity, and other religions, that might find adherents among even the most incorrigibly "liberal." Heck, Catholicism has its incorrigibly liberal adherents! (Many of them can be found in this, the second "least religious state" in the survey!) So I don't know who did this survey, but I suspect that something's amiss.