Conservapedia really ought to be renamed Conservapediment.
On one of their pages they make the claim that atheists are more unhealthy than the religious and are more obese. They cite atheists PZ Myers, Madalyn Murray O’Hair and a few others as examples. They also claim that a Gallup poll supports it.
However the facts appear to be a bit different. The Fattest States of 2010 shows that the top ranking states in obesity quite closely match the same states that top the list in religiosity. (Utah being the exception) Top 25 Obese States; Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, West Virginia, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Arkansas, South Carolina, North Carolina, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Texas, South Dakota, Kansas, Indiana, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, North Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Alaska, Wisconsin.
Here is the Gallup Poll for Top 25 Importance of Religion by state; Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee, Louisiana, Arkansas, Georgia, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Texas, West Virgina, Kansas, Utah, Missouri, Virginia, South Dakota, North Dakota, Indiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Florida, Maryland, Ohio.
Gallop Poll for Conservatism by State; Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Idaho, Utah, North Dakota, South Dakota, Arkansas, Wyoming, Tennessee, South Carolina, Texas, Georgia, Montana, Nebraska, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Kansas, West Virginia, Alaska, Arizona, Iowa, Ohio,
I could continue on with rankings by education and per capita income but what we see here seems to fall to a pattern. Living in a Religous and a Conservative state could very well make you fat.