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October 31, 2012 at 1:34 PM

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Washington, the cremation state

A tidbit for All Hallows Eve: Washington is the No. 1 cremation state, according to this source. The rate of creation in the Evergreen State is 63 percent. The data peg Hawaii as the No. 2 cremation state, Nevada No. 3, Oregon No. 4, Arizona No. 5 and Alaska No. 6—all states in the West. The lowest cremation states are Southern, with Tennessee, at 3 percent, at the bottom. The statistics are nine years old, and are attributed to CANA, the Cremation Association of North America.

The list of high-cremation states has a lot of overlap (but is not identical to) the low-church-or synagogue-attendance states.

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Not too many zombies here then. I am not too afraid of clouds of killer ashes MORE
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