Is there a correlation between methamphetamine production and religion in the US?
Here's a map (source: Gallup) that shows the intensity of religious practices in the US. The two most religious states are Mississippi (#1) & Utah (#2), but forget Utah -- it's an anomaly, unlike anywhere else. Instead, lay a straightedge across the top of Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee, & Noth Kalina. You've walled off the Old Confederacy, (minus Florida & Virginia) as well as the most religiously intense part of the country.
Now check out the DEA's meth map, which shows #'s of meth labs & dump sites by state.
You'll notice immediately that the epicenter of the plague is where top producer Missouri & #2 Tennessee meet Illinois, Indiana, & Kentucky near Cairo (Karo), IL. It doesn't correlate with the Old South, but most of the labs appear to be near the line running from OK to he east coast via N. Kalina. The meth plague is a rural, heartland phenomenon, driven by rednecks & hillbillies.
Finally, just for giggles & defecations, here's a map (Gallup) showing the percentages of non-
religious Americans by state, really just a negative of map #1. This group includes atheists, agnostics, freethinkers, the vaguely "spiritual," & people who don't think about it much.
As you can see, if you don't want 2 B near a meth lab or people who roll around among the pews at church, New England or the Pacific Northwest R the places 4 U. & If U like speed & don't mind living among the rollers, I'd suggest Mississippi. Look at its number on the blue map, compare it with those of the states close by, and it's hard to determine whether øle Miss has a bigger law enforcement problem than its meth problem. Now that would be a place to wake up Sunday morning, snort a few lines, then go to church. Just remember to pick up your snake at the door on your way in.