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Less than half of Hawaii adults say they're 'highly religious'

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Hawaii isn’t very religious, at least when compared to the rest of the nation.

While more than half of residents say they pray daily, 44 percent consider religion very important in their lives, according to recently-released figures from the Pew Research Center.

Meanwhile, 47 percent of adults consider themselves “highly religious.”

The state figures, released this week, show religion plays a smaller role in Hawaii than most other states. The Pew Research Center said Hawaii tied for 41st most religious state overall.

The most religious state was Alabama, where 77 percent of adults said they are highly religious.

The figures were released as part of the center’s Religious Landscape Study, released in November, which showed Americans are getting less religious. 

While most Hawaii adults don’t consider themselves highly religious, 62 percent said they “believe in God with absolutely certainty.” That’s the 28th-highest percentage in the nation.

Meanwhile, 28 percent of Hawaii adults said they attend worship services at least weekly.

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