Bible Belt (Sweden)

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Christian Democrats results in the 2014 Swedish general election. The Christian Democrats obtained considerable support in the Christian area in southern Sweden.

The Swedish Bible Belt (Swedish: bibelbältet) is a region centered on Jönköping in northern Småland where demographics show that people are characteristically more religious.[1] In the Bible Belt the free churches are relatively popular in comparison to the Church of Sweden.[1] Of the Småland counties, Jönköping is characterised by the Free Church, Kalmar by the High Church and Kronoberg by the Old Church.

In a broader sense, the Bible Belt refers to the area between Jönköping and Gothenburg.[2]

There are also numerous conservative Laestadian Lutherans in the Torne valley area in the far north of the country.

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  1. ^ a b Hagevi, M. (1999). Politik i det svenska bibelbältet.
  2. ^ "HBL besökte svenska bibelbältet: Flit, frälsning och flyktingar". 2021-11-04. Archived from the original on 2021-11-04. Retrieved 2022-12-13.