quoting from John Cole on Balloon Juice:
When it comes to religion, the USA is now land of the freelancers.
The percentage. of people who call themselves in some way Christian has dropped more than 11% in a generation. The faithful have scattered out of their traditional bases: The Bible Belt is less Baptist. The Rust Belt is less Catholic. And everywhere, more people are exploring spiritual frontiers — or falling off the faith map completely.
... more on Balloon Juice after the click.
My comment: John ends the piece with a stellar observation that I think makes a great reference to Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, Reverend Haggard and quite a few other Bible thumpers:
"For an omnipotent and omniscient being, God has made some really lousy earthly staffing decisions."