Can You Believe Which City Is the Most 'Bible-Minded?'After three years of having the most Bible-minded city in America, Tennessee has relinquished the title to Alabama. Birmingham moved up from the second spot in 2014 to the top spot in 2015 in American Bible Society’s annual ranking of America’s Most Bible-Minded Cities. As in past years, the Bible Belt performed strongly in the 2015 rankings, while East Coast cities once again brought up the rear of the list. Small cities also generally performed better than did large cities. Just one of the top 10 Bible-minded cities ranks in the top 25 media markets. American Bible Society’s Bible-Minded Cities survey, conducted by Barna Research, uses Nielsen media market rankings as a proxy for city size. The 2013 list topper, Knoxville, Tennessee, dropped out of the top 10 for the first time. America’s largest city, New York, entered the bottom ten in 2015 for the first time, ranking 91st on the 2015 list. One surprise this year was Dallas’ dropping out of the top 25 most Bible-minded cities, coming in at number 26. The rankings are calculated using data collected by Barna Group. Each city’s Bible mindedness is determined by analyzing survey respondents’ Bible reading habits and beliefs about the Bible. The most Bible-minded respondents said they had read the Bible in the past seven days and believe strongly in the accuracy of the Bible. Nationally, only 27 percent of the population was considered Bible minded. This year’s rankings from the America’s Most Bible-Minded Cities study show many differences from usage statistics for American Bible Society’s Bible search engine, Louisville, Kentucky, registered the largest number of searches on while Syracuse, New York, registered the fewest searches of any of the top 100 markets. More