Lexington is among the top 10 cities nationally in the percentage of households that contribute to religious organizations, according to a new report.
About 51 percent of households in the Lexington designated market area, a 40-county area spread throughout Central and south-central Kentucky, contribute to religious organizations, according to the consumer and media research firm Scarborough Research.
Lexington is tied with Atlanta and Green Bay/Appleton, Wis.
The national average is 43 percent.
In Louisville and Cincinnati, 42 percent of families made religious contributions. Eighty-one marketing areas were ranked.
Here are the top marketing areas and the percentage of households contributing:
1. Salt Lake City. 58 percent.
2. Birmingham, Ala. 57 percent.
3. (tie) Charlotte, N.C.; Minneapolis/St. Paul; and Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem, N.C. 54 percent.
6. (tie) Greenville/Spartanburg/Asheville/Anderson, S.C.; and Memphis. 52 percent.
8. (tie) Lexington; Atlanta; and Green Bay/Appleton, Wis. 51 percent.
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