When you compare the U.S. with Europe it seems that the U.S. is much more religious (however you chose to measure it). Why? I think the answer is that the state is still generally involved with religion in Europe and therefore people want no part of it. Also, the Puritans were the ones who left England to come to the U.S. and those were the fundamentalists. Conversely, since the state largely stays out of religion in the U.S. the "market" takes over as with everything else and the end product "religion" is therefore more abundant. What other reasons do you think lead to this outcome in the U.S. and to the "Bible Belt" in particular?