Chart: More religious states have less upward mobility

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Is it surprising that more religious states have less upward mobility:

Richard Florida graphed it:

The percentage of adults who say they are “very religious” according to Gallup polls is negatively associated with national relative upward mobility (-.51)—a pattern that is graphically represented on the above scatter graph.

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