Two bits information from my neck of the woods that may or may not be related:
The Capital Region is among the least religious regions in the nation, according to a new poll from Gallup.
Only 26 percent of those surveyed in this area say they are very religious, which puts the Albany-Schenectady-Troy region in ninth place among the least religious of the 189 areas polled. Burlington, Vt., and Boulder, Colo., are respectively the first and second least religious regions.
2. Author, atheist and member of the Capital Region Atheist and Agnostics, Hank Fox has joined Patheos.