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By Nick Gass
New Hampshire is now the least-religious state in the country, according to Gallup’s 2015 state-by-state-analysis released Thursday, five days before voters in both parties make their pick in the presidential primary.
Based on the percentage of those describing themselves as very religious, 20 percent in New Hampshire said they were, slightly lower than the 22 percent who described themselves as such in Vermont, the home state of Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders.
Both Sanders and Hillary Clinton addressed religion and faith during Wednesday night’s town hall event in Derry, New Hampshire.
Sanders, who is Jewish, called religion “a guiding principle” in his life, remarking that “everybody practices religion in a different way.”
“To me, I would not be here tonight, I would not be running for president of the United States if I did not have very strong religious and spiritual feelings,” he explained.
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