Bible Belt

region in the southeastern and south-central United States in which socially conservative evangelical Protestantism is common

The Bible Belt is term for a part of the United States in which many people believe in conservative Evangelical Protestantism.[1][2] This makes it a dominant part of the culture. The Bible Belt is mainly located in the Southern United States.

The approximate extent of the Bible Belt, indicated in red


  1. Barry Vann (2008), In search of Ulster-Scots land: the birth and geotheological imagings of a transatlantic people, 1603–1703, Univ of South Carolina Press, ISBN 1-57003-708-6, ISBN 978-1-57003-708-5. Pages 138–140.
  2. S. W. Tweedie (1978) Viewing the Bible Belt. Journal of Popular Culture 11: 865-76